Not sure what you mean there sh0rtchica , in regards to HikaShop I have just installed it for a client and sure it has its querks but it is definately up there with the goodies. It's Free and has a small commercial aspect to it which does not imo interfere with the sales side of things.
I like Hikashop and the support on their forums is top notch, answered within 12 hours and usually fixed regarding bugs in as short a time frame.
I am actually contemplating the upgrade to the commercial version , only because of a few extra's that they have added like stats etc as well as a few minor things like being customers printing invoices and custom invoice numbers but on an over-all scale of things it works great , is easy to navigate from a client point of view (little bit tricky to configure) has variations for products and alot of modules for shipping/payments etc including Bank Transfers
this is the biggy for myself personally I can see even after 3 years the VM monilith has still not incorporated it into there boated *ehem!.
now in regards to JHSHOP , all this is , is a bridge between OpenCart and Joomla nothing more. Yes it looks and functions great you say ? in deed it does because it's actually the OpenCart doing all the hard work there
JHSHOP is just providing the bridge by which you can do these things. Now I did look into it as well as Joocart . However the Developer is either stumped , busy or given up because if you peruse the support forums over there you'll see alot of disgruntled customers waiting for the next upgrade for several months now, yay for subscriptions
as for joocart , again a bridge between to open source platforms where the middle man makes the money
, problem with this one is it relies on ioncube which has a nifty little call home feature included inside it and encrypted php in regards to teh call home feature. of course this was only intended to be a locking mechanism to be sure that only paid subscribers were using the bridge and not just anyone.
however again they have a per site license essentially where-by you need to purchase the bridge for each and every website you build basically. This would be fine but if your subscription runs out and any upgrades need to be done to any/all of the websites you build then you will need to (you guessed it) re-subscribe. for each and every one of them.
I noticed that JHSHOP have a trial version on off which is basically just an outdated one with some payment methods removed etc.
Personally you can use Opencart separate from Joomla , for one off shopping carts it has a content editor and you can create articles inside of it although not as extensive as joomla is.
HikaShop , joomla cart is actually really quite good and the free version does pretty much everything , with excellent support which is really what you need.
there is a small downside to OpenCart and that is in the Support section. but having the amount of customers/clients they have I can see why this is. However there cart is Solid and works/functions beautifully for both front/back-end users.
checkout some sample sites here
that have been built with Opencart.
Those are my 2 choices atm , and for one client I have basically setup a joomla site and a subdomain running OC188.8.131.52 with 184.108.40.206 upgrades. And linked the 2 via menu links in joomla and vice versa.