Customer Groups can be used to keep different Types of customers separated by Price and Discount. This allows you to offer different Prices to Customer A and Customer B for the same Product. You can even give Customer B a Discount on all Prices from Shopper Group A.
Often described as "Really Simple Syndication," RSS web feeds are a way to allow your cutomers to receive product updates in their personal news reader without having to visit the site. So they stay up-to-date with the latest products by using your RSS Feeds.
Each category can be monitored for new or updated products.
VirtueMart allows customers to ship to different addresses. Shipping addresses can be added during the checkout and later be managed in the account maintenance section.
Shipping rates are fetched live from UPS, USPS, FedEx or Intershipper (requires an account). Simple standard shipping rates are included as well.