WordPress is an open source content management system that is not commonly thought of as being one of the main eCommerce platforms out there, but in reality, with a host of plug-ins it really can be. In fact, there are more eCommerce plug-ins for WordPress than ever and some of them are absolutely fantastic. We’ve rounded up a list of 10 of the best to help you out.
#1 – WP e-Commerce
The first on our list has to be the WP e-Commerce plug-in. This is available completely free of charge and it allows you to create a fully fledge online store. It gives SEO friendly URL’s, shipping options and much more.
#2 – Cart 66 Lite
This plug-in is again available completely free of charge and it allows you to offer a range of products and services with ease, including digitally downloaded products and more. You can create custom fields and have a lot of control over your store.
#3 – Yak
Yak is a plug-in that stands for “Yet another cart” but it is definitely one of the best. It is free and allows you to create products from posts or pages and also has an XML feed option. It is easy to install and easy to use.
PayPal is the cornerstone of any good eCommerce store these days which is why PayPal’s Payment Terminal plug-in is so good. It allows you to view all of your transactions and sort them accordingly while also giving you automatic notifications.
#5 – eShop
eShop is a fantastic plug-in if you want to allow your customers the option to sign up for your site and then to sign in to purchase products/services. It also includes multiple payment gateways like PayPal and WebtoPay.
#6 – WooCommerce
WooCommerce is perhaps one of the best known WordPress ecommerce plug-ins out there and it is used by hundreds of sites around the world. It allows you to create products in the Google Product Feed too.
#7 – ArtPal
ArtPal is not really that well known but it is a great plug-in if you are an artist. Basically, it allows you to sell your materials easily online as it integrates with PayPal and gives you real-time sales updates.
Again, this is a little known WordPress plug-in but it allows you to showcase a number of featured shopping offers in the sidebar of your website and create badges, buttons and much more as well. These will always draw attention easily.
#9 – WPDeposit
WpDeposit is a plug-in available from the Themeforest website that allows people to pay deposits for things like subscriptions, advertisements etc. It allows you to use PayPal and Authorize.net as well as a number of other gateways too. It is $15.
#10 – WP Auctions
If you want to create the next eBay, this is a great plug-in to start you on your journey. This will allow you to create a fully fledged bidding website that allows registered users to bid on items.