Here we are. Finally. Time to sign-up Club Commerce Members.
300 Club Commerce Members. That’s it.
Right now, beyond my handful of fabulous Founding Members, there are no further Club Commerce Members.
That means I am asking you to be first to sign up.
It sure would be easier if I had 270 Members paying the $36CDN/month, and contributing a further $83.33CDN (or possibly USD)/month to hired programmers, and then asking you to be one of my last 30 Members, before I close the door to Membership altogether.
To my fellow Canadians, and particularly those in the extended GTA (Davis Drive to Lake Ontario, Whitby to Guelph/Waterloo, and Niagara area), you have a vested interested joining.
A critical mass of Members from the JUGT and JUGSWO areas justifies personal meet-up, classroom style sessions, and JUGT/JUGSWO joint event planning.
No Joomla cart is made in Canada. Until now. LaSalleMart is the first, and only, full featured Joomla cart made in Canada by Canadians, and frankly, for Canadians. To honour Club Commerce’s first meet-up, we may meet at a Timmies to really savour the milestone. Maybe we should call LaSalleMart Canada for Joomla 2.5 “double double”.
We have something very special here. Which is why I am asking you to be un-Canadian in your pursuit of it: be the first to sign up.
This is where the main Joomla cart extensions are located:
- JoomShopping: Germany;
- HikaShop: France;
- RedShop: Denmark;
- SimpleCaddy: Texas! As it’s listing in JED says, “without the need of setting up a complete shop”;
- JoomAce: Turkey;
- VirtueMart: Germany;
- Tienda: New York.
BTW, I have no intention of listing LaSalleMart on the JED. But that’s another story…
Interestingly, only one full featured cart is made in the USA. Did I miss one? And it is this cart that LaSalleMart is forking.
Here is your opportunity to take care of home.
I know that I am frustrated that there’s a lack of home-grown Canadian Joomla ecommerce; and, that I am proud to lead the way. But, alas, I am not the only one.
Zach Atkinson is working very hard on LaSalleMart with me. He asks right off the bat, “Why is it such a pain to find a Canadian solution for Joomla online shopping?“. Forget that it’s a pain, it’s impossible. There isn’t one. Again, did I miss something? Did I miss something beyond someone in Quebec ripping off my free HST/PST/GST add-on for Virtuemart 1.1.x?
My Club Commerce is meant for people like you: site owners and consultants to site owners. Club Commerce lets us vertically integrate into code development, which opens up vast business opportunities.
Club Commerce is a made-in-Canada innovation, based on the “Hackerpreneur” ideas and site of the Anahita Social Network — two more fellow Canadians in Vancouver!
I’m a third generation Torontonian (don’t hold that against me!). Half my Club Commerce Founding Members belong to Joomla User Group Toronto. I was first to bring HST/PST/GST to Virtuemart, and I was first to bring it to Tienda — and of course it’s now built into LaSalleMart Canada. And this is just the start of the Canadianization we can bring to our full featured Joomla cart.
Contact Zach. Contact Joe “Joomla” Sonne. Heck, come on down to the July JUGT meet-up later this month (ah, Zach has already registered). We’re real, baby.
Time is now for me to push for Membership sign-ups — especially right here in my Home and Native Land.
The time is now for you to join my Club Commerce at http://www.southlasallecommerce.com/index.php?option=com_akeebasubs&view=level&Itemid=231
Looking forward to meeting you on the inside,