Ecommerce solutions for WordPress

Posted on January 22nd, 2011

WordPress is a popular content management system, but it can also be used for powering e-commerce websites. There are a number of Plugins and themes available that will allow using WordPress for online store. Some Plugins are free while others are premium.

Some popular ecommerce Plugins are
WP e-Commerce:

It is the most powerful free WordPress Ecommerce plug,which offers a lot of options for setting up an online store with WordPress. WP e-Commerce integrates with PayPal, Google Checkout, and many more. Designers may easily tweak the look and feel of the website by utilizing WordPress PHP template tags, short codes, and widgets.

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eShop is a free plugin that also has a lot of features and options for setting up an e-commerce site with WordPress. It can handle downloadable products, and supports various payment options such as, PayPal, Payson, eProcessing Network, Webtopay and Cash/Cheque.

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Shopp is a premium WordPress plugin for Ecommerce solution. The cost is $55 for a single-site license or $299 for a developer’s license. The plugin includes a lot of features, including several payment options and flexible shipping calculations. You will have complete control over the shopping experience, which mean you can customize the design with style sheets and WordPress PHP tags. The documentation is pretty complete, and you can get more supports from the community via the support forums.

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Quick Shop:

Quick Shop is a free plugin. Users can add sidebar widgets to create a simple shopping cart. You can place tags in your post that will generate a form to add products to the cart.

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YAK for WordPress:

YAK is a free plugin that creates a simple shopping cart that associates products with posts, so it uses the post ID as the product ID. It is an open source WordPress plugin for Ecommerce. It supports posts and pages as products and uses categories to handle different type of products. YAK supports different payment options too. Basic documentation is free while the advance usages documentation costs $20.

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WordPress Simple Paypal Shopping Cart Plugin:

This simple plugin let users adds an “Add to cart” button anywhere on the blog. Customers can view their items from the shopping cart page. 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.

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