Advantages non-Joomla solutions• Easy set up• Many payment providers/solutions, no set-up• Multilingual sign up pages• Local currencies• Focused on conversion• Advanced reporting
Advantages Joomla solutions• Data on your server• All code under your control• Easy theming (in most cases...)• Connectivity to other extensions• No API/XML/etc... connection needed• Less fees per sale (but more work)
Connect with other extensions• You sell memberships to grant access to...? • Downloads • Forum • Content • Photo’s • Support • anything else• Write down all needed functionality• Is there a connection between membership extension and needed functionality (or can you create it easily)?
TAX rules• Business based in the European Union with a VIES- registered VAT number? • Outside EU: No VAT • Inside EU: No VAT (customer pays VAT to local authorities) • Inside EU & no business with VIES-registered VAT number: VAT • Customer from your country: Always VAT• Hardly any Joomla extension capable to apply these rules correctly• Most only offer fixed VAT on saleshttps://www.akeebabackup.com/documentation/akeeba-subscriptions/tax-rules.html
Check the code• Is the extension mambo code but “working” on Joomla 1.7...• ... or is it a nice clean MVC extension following the coding standards of Joomla 1.7?• MVC extensions are a big plus: easily change the output with templates overrides without hacking the extension