We want to build a new e-commerce website. The tentative preference is to use VirtueMart on Joomla.
For the first stage of development, we need the following:
1. Advice and install VirtueMart on an online Joomla service.
2. Add product details into VirtueMart programmatically (not manual admin entry). Develop python scripts to add product details to appropriate SQL tables. Help can be provided with Python, if needed, but you are expected to be expert in knowing exactly which tables have to be modified.
3. Modify front end to access the new added categories. The front end can be very basic (default). Web design expertise not required; need very basic modification of front end, for this stage of the project.
Alternatives can be considered, but our past experience with Magento and some other services have not been encouraging as they turned out to be very slow.
We will prefer a Delhi (India) based service provider to enable direct interaction, however, we are also open to developers in India provided an active communication channel can be established.