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  • Hello everyone,


    I am planning on selling merchandise and VIP forum memberships on my forum.

    There apparently are two Software choices I could go with:

    Filebase App from Woltlab

    ShopVieCode - Shop Plugin from VieCode


    Is there anyone on this Woltlab forum who has purchased one or both of these?

    If so, which software do you think is "best" (e.g., setting it up and features available)?


    ShopVieCode - Shop seems to be quite detailed although much more costly.

    However with Filebase, I would have the support (if needed) directly from Woltlab.


    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!

    • Official Post

    Hello,


    The VieCode Shop would be the better choice, because it was designed exactly for what you need it to do.

    Alexander Ebert
    Senior Developer WoltLab® GmbH

  • Hello,


    The VieCode Shop would be the better choice, because it was designed exactly for what you need it to do.

    I am re-addressing this issue again for two reasons:


    ONE: Adding the total cost of all the items I will need to fulfill my objective for a "shopping plugin" for my forum,

    my total expenditure would be EUR 168.27

    In my opinion this represents a "serious" investment.


    TWO: Because my Forum is in English (and many of my forum members are likely to have English as their main language),

    are these Plugin Items from VieCode in English (when uploaded to my forum)?


    THREE: In clicking on the LINKS VieCode provides, all of them bring up a page indicating that the connection (page) is unavailable.


    Before making this investment, it would be prudent on my part to ask: Is this Plugin Designer reliable?

    Or more to the point: If I purchase these items from VieCode, can I rest assured that I will receive what I am paying for?

    Additionally: Will I receive "product support" if I should it become necessary?

  • Before making this investment, it would be prudent on my part to ask: Is this Plugin Designer reliable?

    We are one of the largest plugin developers for the WoltLab Suite. I'm developing plugins for WoltLab System for over 17 years. I cannot answer the question, but we have plenty of positive customer reviews on our website and in the plugin store. If I would not be reliable, WoltLab would have probably kick me out of the plugin store.

    Or more to the point: If I purchase these items from VieCode, can I rest assured that I will receive what I am paying for?

    Yes, you will receive what we promise on our page ;) You can check out our plugin in our online demo environment: https://www.viecode.com/demo/

    Additionally: Will I receive "product support" if I should it become necessary?

    Yes, be offer product support, which includes general questions about our product and support in cause of errors or problems. Please note that we do not offer support for individual customizations or code changes.

    TWO: Because my Forum is in English (and many of my forum members are likely to have English as their main language),

    are these Plugin Items from VieCode in English (when uploaded to my forum)?

    Yes, all our products are available in English.

  • Hello VieCode


    I viewed the Demo for Vie Code Shop. Good presentation - appears to be very detailed.


    Besides the main "shop" plugin, I plan to purchase 3 add-ons to supplement the main shop plugin:

    Paid Memberships - Shipping Costs - PayPal Payment Method


    Would it be practical to add these add-ons after I have purchased, uploaded, and set up the main shop Plugin?

    Or do you think I should purchase ALL at the same time?


    DJ

  • Would it be practical to add these add-ons after I have purchased, uploaded, and set up the main shop Plugin?

    Or do you think I should purchase ALL at the same time?

    Basically as VieCode said, you can pay and integrate the extensions at any time.


    However I'd recommend use this package as a little setup-helper: https://softcreatr.dev/shop/product/21-paket-konfigurator/

    The shop and the extensions provide a lot of permissions and options to setup, so it's easier to get everything.

  • You can purchase additional addons at any time.

    I have to wait until at least April 20th before purchasing; however I probably will purchase just one item at a time.

    See explanation below.

    Basically as VieCode said, you can pay and integrate the extensions at any time.


    However I'd recommend use this package as a little setup-helper: https://softcreatr.dev/shop/product/21-paket-konfigurator/

    The shop and the extensions provide a lot of permissions and options to setup, so it's easier to get everything.

    Getting "everything" might not be a good action for me to take.

    I have also an additional Woltlab APP I want to purchase.

    I probably will take all this at "one step" at a time, as I don't think I should be involved with multiple projects (Plugins) at the same period of time!

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