6 Handy and Useful E-Commerce Plugins for WordPress
August 25th, 2010
Author: Mark Wilston
Category : ecommerce
E-Commerce business is growing at a very fast pace. There are so many E-Commerce platforms available in the marketplace. The success of an E-Commerce store depends on the E-Commerce website design and development. When WordPress was released, it was hard to even think that it could ever be used for shopping platform. Hats off to the long range of WordPress plugins and extensions that now it has emerged as the stable base as shopping platform. There are certain cool WordPress plugins for ecommerce so can cause your online market effortless. So here we present, six of the most powerful shopping/ecommerce plugins for WordPress.
- WP e-Commerce
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. It integrates well with Google Checkout, Paypal, Authorize.net, Payment Express and many other trusted payment processors. WP e-Commerce also utilises the populor “Share This” plugin so that your happy customers can bookmark and promote your products too!!!
- Are Pay Pal
It’s a WP plugin to monetize your wordpress blog content with PayPal. It gives you to set the Post/Page to contain hidden content. To visitor keen to view the content has to perform a supplied aim when in a message.The content could be set as hidden for unregistered users and visible for registered. Gogglebot can index hidden content so users can search for a hidden content but can not see it. Other search engines will see only visible content. Administrator can grant users to access payed content. This plugin uses PayPal IPN – Instant Payment Notification so payment/content delivery process is fully automated.
This is a sleek, hard-working plugin. You can now get Real Time shipping rates for UPS in PHPurchase. You can now track inventory with PHPurchase. You can select which products you want to track and enter in stock levels to prevent overselling. In addition to accepting credit cards, you can now have you customers place their order on your website and you can follow up with them to collect the money offline. PHPurchase will collect the billing address, shipping address, phone, and email then you can follow up with your customers for offlline payment such as mailing them a paper invoice.
- Shopp Plugin
It is quite easy to install WordPress plug-in. It has been designed to make the task of E-Commerce store development very easy while giving users the ability to easily customise every aspect of the shopping experience. It has got excellent dashboard widgets for at-a-glance sales and marketing performance tracking and search engine optimized shopping pages (product name and category in the title, semantic markup, alt/title attributes set, keywords/description). It has built-in smart categories provide easy ways to highlight: new product additions, featured products, bestselling products, on sale products, random products, even related products for cross-selling.
This plugin combines the best parts of a WordPress blog (organization, cleanliness, and search-ability) with a stable online retail platform. There is no programming skills requires, once installed you can manage your entire store via the easy-to-use web based admin area. ShopperPress includes full support for Google Webmaster Tools, Analytics and Adsense allowing you to easily setup store analytics for tracking individual product clicks and website visitors. ShopperPress includes 20+ built in, easy to setup, payment gateways such as Paypal, Worldpay and 2checkout for accept online payments in any currency. ShopperPress allows you to setup as many stores as you like, quickly and easily with unlimited number of products, categories and sub-categories.
- WP Osc
WP.osC (WP-osCommerce ) is a new modified version of osCommerce, one of the most popular ecommerce solutions. The main difference between WP.osC and osCommerce, is that WP.osC uses the same Theme system as WordPress.
Hope you liked the post. We might have missed out your favorite E-Commerce plugin for WordPress. If it is so, please share your experience with us in the comments below.