Want to start the new year off by turning your WordPress website into a full-fledged online store? You’re in luck – WordPress has a wide range of options available. We’ve put together a list of e-commerce plugins and carts that work with WordPress 3.0+, as well as a short introduction to each to help you narrow down your options. These are in no particular order. Some are free and some are premium, but what they all have in common is that they’ve been fairly recently updated for the latest version of WordPress.
MarketPress is the only e-commerce plugin designed from the ground up for seamless integration with WP Multisite and BuddyPress, enabling you to create a single store or a network of stores. It’s packed full of features so that you can manage everything related to your transactions through the WordPress dashboard.
This free plugin is used by thousands of WordPress sites. It’s a shopping cart that lets customers buy your products, services and digital downloads online. Premium upgrades are available for additional features beyond what the free version offers.
eShop is a free plugin available in the WordPress repository and is fairly regularly updated. It is Multisite-compatible and includes several merchant gateways right out of the box: Authorize.net, Paypal, Payson, eProcessingNetwork, Webtopay, iDEAL and Cash/Cheque. Despite it’s lack of screenshots, the plugin is packed full of features worth checking out.
ShopperPress is a premium cart for WordPress that comes with 20+ to choose from and 20+ built in payment gateways. The software boasts one-click setups, personalized user accounts, easy management tools, detailed sales tracking, promotional options, a variety of product import tools, and many more features.
YAK for WordPress
YAK is a free, open source shopping cart plugin for WordPress. It associates products with pages or posts and handles different types of products through categorization. Purchase options include cheque or deposit, basic credit card form, basic Google Checkout integration, standard PayPal integration, PayPal Payments Pro, and Authorize.net.
Dippsy stands for DIgital Products PayPal Store for You. Use it to sell music, e-books, software, pictures, videos or anything that can be stored digitally. Read more about the plugin in our recent review.
WP Auctions is a free plugin which allows you to host auctions on your blog or website and to sell products. It uses an attractive AJAX powered popup and setup can be accomplished in just a few minutes.
WordPress Simple Paypal Shopping Cart
If you need a simple shopping cart with PayPal for taking payments, then this may be the plugin for you. It places an ‘Add to Cart’ button on any posts or pages. It also allows you to add and display the shopping cart on any post or page or sidebar.
Ecwid Shopping Cart
Ecwid is a free full-featured shopping cart and an e-commerce solution that can easily be added to any blog or Facebook profile. “Ecwid” stands for “ecommerce widgets”. The most notable thing about this shopping cart is that it has AJAX everywhere and supports drag-and-drop.
WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin
This is a premium plugin that comes with a wide variety of features that seamlessly integrate an online shop with a fully functional shopping cart interface into any WordPress website.
Interspire and BigCommerce
This is a free plugin that allows you to integrate the Interspire Shopping Cart & BigCommerce hosted ecommerce shopping carts into your WordPress site. It allows you to easily find and link to your Interspire or BigCommerce products from within WordPress.
Wazala Ecommerce Store & Shopping Cart
Wazala is a hosted ecommerce and shopping cart solution. This plugin facilitates the integration of your Wazala store within your WordPress site. The plugin adds a simple and beautiful store button to your website. When clicked the customer will have a shopping experience right within your own site.
LBAK Google Checkout
Image Store is an image gallery and store plugin for WordPress with a slideshow and PayPal integration. This is a nice simple solution for photographers or anyone strictly selling images. It includes easy FTP folder import, watermarks and dynamic generation of several photo effects along with the e-commerce functionality.