To customise a newly-installed, standard VirtueMart site for it to acquire the look, feel, and functionality of the following reference site (or similar):
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The first phase will require VirtueMart code modification so that when a user hits the check-out button, the MySQL database will be updated immediately with the transaction without the user requiring to enter any further details such as credit card information or shipping requirements. This is due to the fact that the site will be initially used only by our internal sales representatives to enter the customers' transaction on their behalf. Once the data is updated in MySQL, we will export it to our enterprise SAP platform and order processing and shipping will continue within that platform and not in VirtueMart.
If this experiment is successful, we shall then consider allowing our customers to directly enter their own orders into VirtueMart for order processing within VirtueMart itself.