7 Best WordPress Ecommerce Plugins

If you are running a WordPress site and want to start an online shop, here is a list of requisite WordPress ecommerce plugins. You can download and install them through your WP dashboard.Best WordPress Ecommerce Plugins

Best WordPress Ecommerce Plugins

1. EShop

EShop is an accessible shopping cart plugin for WordPress. It is packed with various features, including basic statistics, sales data, various payment options, methods to list products, basic stock control and various discount options. You can link this plug-in with multiple merchant gateways including Authorize.net, PayPal, Payson, and Cash or Cheque!

Its other features are:

  • Ability to upload downloadable products
  • “Out of Stock” message can be configured
  • Control stock
  • WPMU comparable
  • Compatible with WP Affiliate for affiliates
  • Have various shipping options
  • Automatic email sending for successful purchases

2. Shopp

Shopp is a simple and capable bolt-on eCommerce solution. This E-commerce plugin adds a feature-rich online store to your WordPress-powered website or blog. You can instantly set up the online stores and get it running in few minutes. With the customization tools available with this plug-in, users and production studios can use it to tailor every aspect of the shopping experience. Its other features are:

  • It can work with any WP theme
  • Multiple product hierarchies can be added seamlessly
  • Supports both the selling of digital and physical products
  • Faster product search and sidebar shopping cart
  • Built-in tiered rates based on a flat rate, order quantity or weight
  • Canada post rates, US postal rates, UPS shipping rates can be used as add-ons
  • Can setup free shipping accounts

3. PayPal Payment Terminal WordPress

With its super easy installation, PayPal Payment Terminal WordPress allows you to start accepting PayPal payments on your WordPress site. You can display it as a widget or on any page/post, view and sort all transactions and send out automatic notifications to your customers and yourself. With this script, you can also add donations or contributions on the website. You can also pre-define payments to be credited from clients automatically every month. Its other features are:

  • Customized widget area fields
  • Ability to view all transactions in one customized page
  • Transaction filter through dates
  • Customer and merchant, both are notified of purchases automatically
  • Create separate lists and arrange transactions
  • PayPal payment form can be displayed on any WordPress site
  • Its short code can be used for specific service on any page or post.

4. uPricing – Pricing Table for WordPress

Previously, the plug-in was for specific WordPress use but now the developers have released it as a standalone plug-in. You can see a Live Preview and Screenshots by clicking on the above link. It has a nicely optimized WordPress admin which allows you to set the product pricing table. Its other features are:

  • Adjustable with multiple themes
  • Flawless documentation
  • Easy admin modify feature and sleep slider front
  • East to upload, install and activate
  • Available in 5 skins

You can buy a regular license of this product for only $15.

5. Get Shopped

The WP e-Commerce Plugin is offered under the Get Shopped brand name and is a shop owner’s dream. It has a fully integrated shopping cart application suitable for selling your digital and tangible products, services, and or fees online. You can integrate the plug-in with Google Checkout, DPS and PayPal, and offers an audio player module for selling mp3 files and digital downloads. Its functionality can be extended by using add-on Plugins. This plugin is the best for those who are in the following online businesses – ticketing, memberships, crafting, artistry, apparel, brand and record labels, books, DVD and MP3 files. Its other features are:

  • Easy to install and activate on WordPress
  • Can be optimized on sub domains
  • New widget for every product
  • Google sitemap available
  • Ability to arrange for quantity discounts and product specific sales
  • Usable with the “Share this” button on every product page
  • 100% search engine friendly
  • Can be integrated with Google Base, Campaign Monitor and Intense Debate

6. Cart 66

Cart 66 is an updated and new version of PH Purchase. This plug-in allows you to enhance consumer subscription features and other membership management statistics. You can even build a complete membership site with this plugin and set up coupon codes for promotions. Its other features are:

  • PCI compliance
  • McAfee security test passed
  • Easy inventory tracking
  • Both digital and physical products can be sold
  • UPS shipping rates are adjusted in real time
  • Cart 66 gives the latest version of PH Purchase Pro
  • Easy access to support tickets and forums

7. Art Pal

This is a special plug-in for artists allowing them to easily integrate PayPal with the WordPress blogs so that they can easily sell their artwork online. This plug-in is great for one-of-a kind art items. It is a simple easy-to-use plug-in. Its features are:

  • No artwork will sell twice; the option will disable once sold
  • Instant PayPal integration
  • 24×7 customer care support

Bonus WordPress Ecommerce Plugin

8. WP Dealpon

This is a plugin I found on the Warrior Forum. With this plugin, you can create automatic coupons from the website. The plugin owner claims that this will “skyrocket conversion and generate a stream of happy bargain hunters” and going by the number of reviews you will see on the page, there are a lot of happy buyers. In fact, the plugin has sold 1500+ times in 2011, as the last update on August 2011 shows. Its features are:

  • Clean and unique designing
  • Synchronized with all time zones
  • Run limited time coupons on WP site
  • Facebook share option included
  • You can embed video and images

Conclusion

Use the above WordPress ecommerce plugins to enhance your business sales easily. These plugins take away the headache of manually optimizing each and every product sales page.

Which WordPress ecommerce plugins do you favor? Leave a comment below…

Top 10 FREE WordPress Plugins for Your Blog

What are WordPress plugins?

Top 10 WordPress PluginsPlugins are add-ons or extensions applied to a set of software components, extending the abilities of a larger software application. A plugin will help third party developers to extend the main application, help add new features and also allow separation of a source code from an application because the software licenses are incompatible.

In other words, plugins are those applications that will enhance your website/blog.

Here we will give you a list containing best wordpress plugins, which are mostly suitable for your blog.

Top 10 WordPress Plugins

1. All In One SEO Pack – It is a MUST HAVE plugin on your blog. Anybody who doesn’t know the ABC’s of SEO can instantly download it free of cost, install it on WordPress and see the SEO working its wonders. For $39, you can purchase a pro-version also with unlimited license. Both the free and the paid one are allegedly the #1 Most Downloaded WP Plugin. The All in One SEO Pack creates meta-tags automatically, allowing you to pre-define other meta-tags and meta-titles on the blog page.

2. WordPress SEO – Supposedly the competitor of All in One SEO Pack and much better software, the WordPress SEO plugin has been developed by Joost De Valk of Yoast.com. With this plugin, you need not use HTML sitemaps and/or Google sitemaps. Also, with this plugin you can enter the Meta values for Bing Webmaster Tools, Yahoo! Site Explorer and Google Webmaster Tools.

3. Share This – This plugin is the life and soul for social media promotion. Its flash-based user interface and its compact nature makes it different from other social media plugins. You can choose the social media sites to include and customize it according to your preferred appearance, color scheme and others.

4. Theme Tester – If you have a money making traffic laden blog and you decide to update it with latest themes, what you will usually do is put the site on “maintenance mode” while you change the theme and other settings. This means loss of precious traffic, affiliate clicks (if any) and loss of money. But if you install the Theme Tester plugin, you need not put the blog under maintenance mode. The present design works as usual while the Webmaster tries out new design/s. Your readers will see the previous design while the Administrator customizes HTML, CSS and other components. Once you are done, you activate the new site without worrying about losses.

5. CommentLuv – Blogging and commenting go hand-in-hand. While some comments are downright spam; others are well thought of and in-depth comments. These kinds of comments coming from other bloggers do deserve a link back to their blog. How do you do it? You install the CommentLuv plugin. What this does is it extracts the latest blog post from the RSS feed of the commentator and displays it right below their comment!

6. Akismet – The Akismet plugin is now a standard plugin for all WordPress accounts, whether free or paid. The plugin differentiates between spam and real comments and shows it on your dashboard. However, it is software nonetheless and it can sometimes mark a real comment as spam. Therefore, keep monitoring those spam comments on your blog. If any comment does not seem like spam, mark it as ‘not spam’ and post them.

7. Broken Link Checker – Unless you are using the ‘Digi Link Doctor’ plugin, you do not need this free plugin. The Link Checker does scheduled scans on your blog, checking any broken links and notifying you of the same. Since Google and other search engines believe in improving user experience, leaving broken links on a site can seriously disturb this experience. Run the Link Checker once a week and fix the broken links, if any, ASAP.

8. Amazon Affiliate Link Localizer – If you are an Amazon affiliate, you definitely need this one. This plugin has been designed to help Amazon buyers localize their need. For instance, a buyer from UK will prefer to buy Amazon products from the amazon.co.uk site and not from the US site because it saves shipping costs. By using this plugin, you can specify the country-wise affiliate ids. When a user wishes to purchase, the user will be directed towards that Amazon site that is in their locale. The plugin uses the IP address of the user to make this decision.

9. FD Feedburner – Syndicating the RSS is an often overlooked setup. Bloggers don’t realize the need for RSS and how it can help create a list of RSS subscribers using their favorite RSS software. If you are not using the Google Reader, you can use the FD Feedburner from WordPress.

10. SEO Smart Links – An ideal plugin to develop internal linking on your blog. The SEO Smart Links identifies phrases and keywords in your posts and comments, and links it with other posts and pages on your blog. Internal linking is an important part of global SEO development. If you want, you can create a separate list of keywords and corresponding links so that when those keywords show up on your post, the matching URLs will be automatically posted.

2 Bonus WordPress Plugins

11. WP-DB-Backup – This plugin is necessary to backup your database. You can schedule the plugin to update database tables and email it as ZIP file on a scheduled basis. This is necessary to protect your information from any technical goof-ups.

12. Simple Tags – This plugin is used with WordPress 3.0 and 3.1. Here you can do tags management, edit mass tags, add auto tags, and receive tags suggestion from Alchemy, Zemanta, Yahoo! Term Extraction API, Local DB with AJAX request, Tag the Net and OpenCalais. The plugin is compatible with FCKeditor, TinyMCE, WYMeditor and QuickTags.

What all plugins do you use? Please leave your suggestions and experiences below…