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6 WordPress Plugins For eCommerce

Posted by on 21st Jan 2013 | 6 comments

Nowadays, more and more people have started buying online products. This not only saves them a lot of time, but also saves energy and gives them a lot of options to choose from. If you notice, the number of e-commerce stores started in the last 3 years is numerous. It is now, not a tough job to set up an eCommerce store online and start selling. If you are familiar with WordPress, you can instantly start your site. There are many free plugins that will help you in converting your WordPress site into an eCommerce store.

Here are 5 best WordPress plugins for an eCommerce site.

WP e-Commerce

This is the best available eCommerce plug-in for WordPress. You can either use any of the pre-built themes or you can also build your own theme. This plug-in also supports multiple payment gateways including PayPal, Google Checkout, Authorize.net and even manual checks.  With more than a million downloads,  WP e-Commerce is the best free WordPress plugin to create an eCommerce store.

eShop

 eShop WordPress Plugin

This is a free tool with a simple interface to use. You can show various shopping options on your site using this. eShop also supports multiple payment options and shipping options. It is very easy to add products and change the settings using eShop Plugin.

Ecwid

Ecwid is yet another free plug-in which can change your site into a commerce store. This plug-in gives you complete options of an eCommerce system including product categorization, shopping cart etc. You can completely customize this plugin and use it with different themes.

Jigoshop

Jigoshop WordPress Plugin

This is really a cool plugin to have on an eCommerce site. In just a few minutes, you can completely set up your store on WordPress and you can also categorize your products basing on categories. It is also very simple to add features and specifications to the product like S, M, L, XL… for clothing etc. This plugin also gives you some extra sidebar widgets which can make it easier to filter and search for your products.

Cart66 Lite

Though this is a little plugin, it is a very powerful one. You can instantly put products on your site. It is so simple to use and you can put both the physical products, which are to be delivered and digital products, which can be downloaded after payment. This will also help you in showing different currency options which can help you in getting customers from other countries too.

Quick Shop

This is a simple plugin that will add and display the user’s cart items in the sidebar. The user can instantly add any product to the cart or remove any of them. This makes it easier for checkout. The plug-in comes with PayPal integration by default.

This is a guest post by Koundeenya, a freelance writer and a blogger. I am a regular contributor to Crunchyhub where I write about Blogging, Technology, Programming, Social Media, and Make Money Online etc.


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  • Posted by Hadley on 22nd Jan 2013

    We maintain a a couple e-Commerce sites, but I don’t think we use any of these. Have to look into it.

  • Posted by Riddhi Pal on 22nd Jan 2013

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  • Posted by James Smith on 24th Jan 2013

    Finally, I got for which am I looking for? Thanks for providing such a collection of WordPress plugins for eCommerce.
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  • Posted by Sameer on 25th Jan 2013

    Thanks for the great list. Never ever tried to explore these plugins. Will try them out.

  • Posted by Delords on 28th Jan 2013

    Thanks For This Informative Post, I have just added it to My Interesting Links Folder.
    This Plugins seems Great and Impressive. Am working on a Project that involves adding one of this and this has really helped in solving a future problem of searching for which plugins to use.

    Please Can You Help Me with Any Good Free Plugins To Create a Blog Directory? I Run a Blog Directory on blogger but want to move it to WordPress. Any help will do.
    Thanks.
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  • Posted by Ram Shengale on 28th Jan 2013

    I was going to get shopify for building my eCommerce website, but after knowing that I can convert my WordPress installation into an eCommerce website you’ve save me a lot of time.

    Ram
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