I’ve been a Redshop user for now almost 2 years now. I was a huge advocate of the solution (it’s prominently featured in my Joomla & Beyond 2012 talk) and I’ve been very vocal on Twitter and in other places that I believe RedShop is the best ecommerce solution available on Joomla.
I’ve been part of the RedShop beta group, I’ve spent numerous hours tracking bugs with their developers. I’ve used the RedHost services for a long time as well as paid for several custom integration/dev work from the RedComponent devs. Ronni has personally helped me on numerous occasions sometimes in the wee hours of the night and I will be always grateful to him for his help and dedication.
On the other hand, I have many times suggested things that I felt either fell on deaf ears or were not even responded too. I initially wrote this ‘report’ at the request of some members of the RedShop team but I decided to make this more of a public thing for 2 reasons: 1. to get feedback from other people – because I believe that many of these issues are universal. 2- make sure that this document was not “lost in the shuffle”.
I’ve said that RedShop is the best shopping cart solution available on Joomla… but as many around me know, that is not as much of a compliment as it sounds! I believe that Joomla shopping carts are not as competitive as many other solutions out there and I, unfortunately, do not see that changing in the near future…