10 Best eCommerce WordPress Plugins

  • By: Renato D.
  • Oct 1, 2013
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The internet has become the most popular place where people go to offer and buy products, physical and digital equally. WordPress is mostly used for running an eCommerce website since it offers many available and easy to use themes and plugins that allow you to customize and manage your online store as you wish. Moreover, you can do all of this with no or very little investment.

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So, if you’re running an eCommerce development business via your WordPress site, you have to know about these plugins.

1. WP E-Commerce Plugin

WP e-commerce is the most popular e-commerce WordPress plugin in the market. You can install it with no trouble and your customers can use it with delight. It provides a wide range of payment options including Manual (cheques), PayPal etc, new product widgets, free shipping options, and quantity discounts. It’s available as a free download, with a variety of upgrades and add-ons available for purchase.

2. EShop Plugin

eShop is a free WordPress plugin that’s been widely used. It is simple to use and has many different eCommerce features like: product listings, sales data, various shipping options, automatic emails, stock control, discount options, statistics, multiple merchant payment gateways etc. You can customize and utilize it very easily to suit your needs.

3. Jigoshop WordPress E-Commerce Plugin

Jigoshop is also a free plugin packed with great features to help you easily set up and run your eCommerce site. It includes advanced reporting,  a multitude of product types, manage stock, widgets and shortcodes, order management, a customer account area, inventory tracking, product import/export, discount codes and more. In addition, you can purchase premium themes and extensions, such as different payment gateways, marketing enhancements.

4. Woocommerce Plugin

This Woocommerce plugin is known for allowing selling your products with style. It can be downloaded for free, but offers a wide range of premium themes and extensions that can be purchased. This extremely popular plugin enables you to check the progress of your online businesses quickly and without difficulty. It features include sales reports, control over shipping and tax charges, a customer account area, order management, product and inventory management, coupon codes, and more.

5. Cart66 Lite

Cart66 lite is a powerful e-commerce plugin for your WordPress blog. It is easy to work on and suitable for selling digital and physical products with it. You can manage orders with no trouble, use custom fields for products, sell from any page or post and use affiliate marketing. There are two versions of this plugin. The free version includes the basic e-commerce features like order management, promotions, control of tax and shipping charges, support for multiple currencies, customizable email reports, and more. The professional version offers support for recurring payments and membership access.

6. YAK Shopping Cart Plugin

The “Yet Another Kart” is a free Shopping Cart plugin that stands out from others because it associates products with weblog entries. You can categorize the products and configure settings for the shopping cart. It provides custom payment options like cheques and credit cards, as well as various other payment gateways. There are additional features that include order management, configurable shipping, basic sales tax support, sales reports, promotions, and more.

7. Shopp

Shopp is a very popular plugin, but is specially designed for big firms to help them efficiently solve any of their online problems. That’s why it costs $55. This includes single license to this plugin, some extra plugins and modules, and priority for support.

8. Ecwid

The Ecwid WordPress plugin is one of the best shopping carts since it is available for free download and it integrates with your social profiles, such as your Facebook page or profile. You can also get a paid plan that adds discount codes, volume discounts, inventory management and more.

9. Easy Digital Downloads

Easy Digital Downloads plugin is specially made for selling digital products and it’s free with extensions and themes for purchase. It is simple to use and has only features that you really need such as cart system for buying multiple downloads, payments gateways (PayPal and Manual included by default), payment history, sales charts, etc.

10. WPdeposit

WPdeposit is a premium plugin that allows your site’s users to deposit money on their account and spend them out on advertisement, subscription and alike. It offers PayPal, Authorize.net and iDeal as gateways, but a manual bank payment is an option too.

 

Rachel Martin is a freelance blogger from Australia. She mostly blogs on websites about car service and travel, such as Sydney travel deals website.

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