WordPress site can be used as an ecommerce site by using the ecommerce plugins which are specifically designed for enhancing the power of WordPress. With these ready to use plugins you can easily incorporate ecommerce features and functionality to your website viz. integration of payment gateways, “add to cart” button, shipping options, selective discounts and so on. All these things makes selling products online fairly simple and easy. Here are some of the best and hot picks from the host of ecommerce plugins available for turning your WordPress website into an e-store.
Developed by Getshopped community, Wp-ecommerce is a good option to consider. It integrates with a host of payment gateways and provides customizability features for creating an interface which seamlessly matches up with your website’s design.
Simple Paypal Shopping Cart
WordPress Simple Paypal Shopping Cart allows you to add an ‘Add to Cart’ button on any posts or pages. It also allows you to add/display the shopping cart on any post or page or sidebar easily. The shopping cart shows the user what they currently have in the cart and allows them to remove the items.
Cart66 is a great plugin which allows you to sell physical products, digital products, and services as subscription. It comes with Amazon S3 integration that enables you to easily deliver digital products (videos or mp3) to your visitors. Overall it’s a great plugin that helps to build a membership site.
eShop is a shopping cart plugin for WordPress, packed with various features. It allows you to create products using custom post types in WordPress. It sends automatic email after a successful purchase. Along with this its admin area is quite simple to use like adding product, checking basic statistics is done very easily.
wpStoreCart is an easy to use Open Source e-commerce plugin. It has a free version along with various Pro variants. It offers a host of marketing tools for promoting the products, provides real time stats and WYSIWYG page editor for easy customization.