So you want to sell stuff online but you have no idea where to start? You may know WordPress as one of the absolute best blogging platforms on the planet but its ease of use and flexibility also makes it a great tool to start your ecommerce business.
Here we present 11 shopping cart and ecommerce plugins to power up your WordPress site with a truly great shopping experience.
The WP e-Commerce shopping cart plugin for WordPress is an elegant easy to use fully featured shopping cart application suitable for selling your products, services, and or fees online. Not only is WP e-Commerce the father of all WordPress e-Commerce solutions but WP e-Commerce is the most industrial strength and feature rich WordPress e-Commerce solution.
eShop is an accessible shopping cart plugin for WordPress, packed with various features. A few that make this plugin stand out is the ability for configurable “Out of Stock” messages, download sales data, and is fully WPMU compatible. Exciting right?
The plugin automatically creates 6 pages for you, all of which are editable.
- Shopping Cart
- Thank you for your order
- Cancelled Order
- Shipping rates
Make sure you give this one a good look.
3. FatFree Cart
Fat Free Cart plugin is an extension of FatfreeCart. With FatFreeCart Plugin you do not have to generate or paste any code in CSS or HTML of WordPress theme. The plugin is designed to work within your WordPress post editor.
This Plugin allows you to add “Add to Cart” and “View Cart” buttons on your blog posts so that you can sell your products straight through your blog post. FatFreeCart plugin has all the features of FatFreeCart such as flawless integration with Paypal and Google Checkout, product variations, Shipping handling, and Sales Tax.
ShopperPress is a fully featured shopping cart plugin for wordpress, suitable for selling any types of products, services, and digital downloads online. ShopperPress can be installed in seconds and comes with full PSD files for custom designs. You simply download ShopperPress, copy it to your themes folder and activate it via your admin panel. That’s it!
One of my favorite features of ShopperPress is that it comes built in with lots of great shopping cart themes for you to choose from. Its super easy to enable and disable themes simply by logging into your wordpress admin area and selecting the one you want. Even a child can do it! Since it is so easy I suggest you grab all those noisy toys your relatives bought and have that kid get those things up for sale pronto!
Ecwid is free full-fledged shopping cart that can be easily add to any blog. It offers the performance and flexibility you need, with none of the hassles you don’t. The key feature that make this plugin unique is that Ecwid is one of the first 100% AJAX e-commerce platforms in the world.
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6. Quick Shop
QuickShop supports any WordPress that has the Sidebar Widgets installed, really. It adds a SideBar widget that shows the user what they currently have in the cart and allows them to remove the items, not to mention a TinyMCE button to easily allow you to add products to your posts/pages.
- Inventory listing tied in to TinyMCE
- Form method automatically included. No need for CFormsII or WP-GBCF anymore!
- Full range of formatting for widget layout in Admin -> Options -> Quickshop
- Checkout page
- Ability to create different product options in a drop-down
You will need to make your own CSS for this one. the author has already included all the needed classes and ids for you.
YAK is an open source shopping cart plugin for WordPress. It associates products with weblog entries, so the post ID also becomes the product code. It supports both pages and posts as products, handles different types of product through categories, and provides customisable purchase options (cheque or deposit, basic credit card form, basic Google Checkout integration, standard PayPal integration, PayPal Payments Pro, and Authorize.net).
Shopp is an e-commerce plugin that adds a feature-rich online store to your WordPress-powered website or blog.
Shopp seamlessly integrates into your WordPress website from administration to your online store’s shopping experience. It looks and works like it was meant to be part of WordPress all along. And Shopp plays well with other plugins by adhering to the WordPress plugin development guidelines.
One awesome feature is the Shopp Analytics which enables merchants to interface with their Google Analytics account to track e-commerce performance.
9. WP Auctions
WP Auctions is a WordPress plugin which enables you to host auctions on your blog. WP Auctions is more than just a plugin, it’s a breath of fresh air for the WordPress community. Not only will this plugin enable hundreds of thousands of bloggers to run their own auctions for whatever they want on their blog, but they are also enabling you to keep 100% of the profits generated.
No need to pay a listing fee, no need to pay a re-list fee, no need to pay a final sale fee, no need to pay a gallery image fee. In fact there are no fees to be paid to anyone at all! Because, you run the show.
Once you upload and activate the plugin you are ready to set up your first auction. It couldn’t be simpler. Your readers can also stay up to date with your very own auctions RSS feed.
The WordPress Simple Paypal Shopping Cart is a very easy to use plugin that allows you to sell products or services online in one click from your WordPress blog.
WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart lets you add an “Add to Cart” button anywhere on your blog. This plugin also allows you to add the shopping cart anywhere in a post or page or sidebar easily. The shopping cart shows the user what they currently have in the cart and allows them to add or remove items. The payment is processed by PayPal.
Add slick looking Amazon Carousel widgets to your blog posts in a brain-dead simple way! Just say [carousel] to add a Carousel anywhere on your blog.
Amazon Widgets are small Flash-based mini-applications that bring Amazon’s rich features right to your website. The Amazon Carousel is a cute looking Flash widget which lets you showcase products that are relevant to your blog post.