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Top 5 Free WordPress E-Commerce Plugins

WordPress is a widely used Content Management System (CMS), usually used as a blog publishing platform. However, since WordPress is so powerful yet versatile, you can also customize a WordPress blog into almost any type of websites including advanced e-commerce sites. Although its primary purpose is not e-commerce, there are a lot of plugins and themes available that will let you to use WordPress for your online store.

To help you to setup a WordPress powered e-commerce site, let us check out the top 5 e-commerce plugins for WordPress. Yes, free e-commerce plugins.

WP e-Commerce
The WP e-Commerce is my favorite e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is by far the most complete and powerful e-commerce plugin you will find for WordPress. This plugin is a Web 2.0 application designed with usability, aesthetics, and presentation in mind. It integrates with PayPal, Google Checkout, Authorize.net and many other popular payment processors. Designers can also customize the appearance and look and feel of the store.

Details: http://www.instinct.co.nz/e-commerce/

eShop
eShop is a free shopping cart plugin for WordPress, packed with tonnes of great features.
The admin area of the plugin is very user friendly and easy to use. Adding products, reviewing products and checking stats is so easy and straight forward. The plugin allows customization so that you can customize the look and feel the way you want it to be.

Details: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/eshop/

Quick Shop
Quick Shop is a free WordPress plugin that uses sidebar widgets to create a simple shopping cart. It adds a sidebar widget that shows the user what they currently have in the cart and allows them to remove the items, and checkout easily. The plugin uses a TinyMCE button to easily allow you to add products to your posts/pages.

Quick Shop features list:

  • Inventory listing tied in to TinyMCE
  • Integrates automatically with CFormsII (and uses CFormsII API so that you can edit it easily yourself)
  • Features-rich formatting for widget layout in Admin -> Options -> Quick Shop
  • Shopping cart Widget
  • Checkout page
  • Ability to create different product options in a drop-down
  • Compatible with WordPress MU

Details: http://zackdesign.biz/blog/category/wp-plugins/quick-shop/

YAK For WordPress
YAK is a simple shopping cart plugin for WordPress. YAK associates products with weblog entries, so the post ID becomes the product code. It supports adding products through both pages and posts. YAK handles different product types through categories, and provides customisable purchase options (cheque or deposit, basic credit card form, basic Google Checkout integration, standard PayPal integration, PayPal Payments Pro, and Authorize.net).

You can easily configure various settings for the shopping cart through an Options section.
There are dedicated pages for product management, orders management and also basic sales reports.

Note: YAK requires PHP5 to work properly.

Details: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/yak-for-wordpress/

ArtPal
ArtPal is a free WordPress plugin under the GPL license. It was originally written for Artists to help them sell their work by easily creating an online store. But, of course it can be used to sell anything and not just art work! It seamlessly integrates PayPal with the WordPress blog.

ArtPal’s features include:

  • Easy Setup – The General Options page has a few textboxes and options. Setting up is as easy as filling up these options.
  • Easy PayPal integration – Simply enter your PayPal email address and you are done.
  • Real-time sales updates – As soon as you made a sale, ArtPal will disable it from being sold. You’ll never worry about your item selling twice!

Details: http://rob.by/opensource/artpal/

So, there you are. Top 5 Free WordPress E-Commerce Plugins, which you can use to easily setup a WordPress powered e-commerce store. These plugins will be extremely suitable for you if you are already using WordPress or is fairly comfortable with WordPress.

Jasmine is an experienced web developer and web consultant. She is also the chief editor at Best Web Host – a web hosting review and resources website.

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  • http://wordpressexpertin24hrs.com/ Chad Wilson

    Great post. I find WP e-Commerce a very interesting plugin for WordPress because of its being complete and powerful commerce plugin.

  • eCommerce Develop

    All are free to use? Let me share this to my friends who are running ecommerce stores.

  • http://webdesign.oceanartwork.com/ Dan

    Ive used WP E comerce on several WordPress sites and at times its been a little buggy … But if you only have a few products to sell its quick and easy to set up.
    My recent post Gold Package

  • http://www.markettheme.com/ Carol

    Another good one to note is Market Theme.

    It differs a little bit however, because it's also a fully functional theme. No integration is required like plugins do.
    My recent post Get Market for Free

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  • http://www.phonesnoop.org Henric

    I've been wanting to explore this business model (ecommerce sites and dropshipping), but wasn't really sure how to do this through wordpress, since it's the easiest CMS out there. Thanks for sharing these plugins! Really helpful.

  • http://wpstorecart.com wpStoreCart

    Another high end, open source WordPress e-commerce plugin is wpStoreCart: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wpstorecart/
    My recent post Full Performance Statistics

  • http://www.100webhosting.com Jasmine

    wpStoreCart,
    You should setup a demo store for us to preview. Thanks for the info though. :)
    My recent post Top 5 PrestaShop Fashion Templates

    • http://twitter.com/wpStoreCart wpStoreCart

      @471bda4195f518d42d83b6e130bbf72e:disqus , we’ve got a live demo up at http://wpstorecart.com/demo/ and the theme you’re seeing there is also included free with the plugin.

  • http://twitter.com/dewy_azura Dewy Azura

    oh, thank you very much for this GREAT info.. I’ve tried eCommerce one and feel little confused on how to run it. But, I’ll try the eShop one. Thank you… :)

  • http://webmama.co.uk/ Ecommerce Software

    Wow it is amazing.I think I should try it into myEcommerce Websiteso that it can get a lot of visitors..
    Thanks for this blog.I’ll share it with my friends.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/james.hall3 James Hall

    You must be confusing WP e-commerce with WP StoreCart! 
    I use WP e-commerce and there is no way to implement the Authorize.net  gateway!

  • http://www.kaltechsolutions.com website development

    I am using wp-ecommerce plugin but this is really a buggy plugin I have faced many problems with this plugin..better go to eshop.

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    I will share this plugins on my Facebook account, May be some one who is exactly looking for this plugins can make sue of it. any ways thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.adodis.com/Ecommerce-Cart.php Ecommerce Cart

    These plugins are really helpful for my site.I would like to share them with all my frens to explore these new and best free ecommerce plugins.

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    thanks good informations

  • http://decidebay.com/ Decidebay

    I had read a couple of reviews on WP E-Commerce to try and get a wider
    view on my own experience since I didn’t use it much at all, but I’m
    glad that you’re sharing your experiences with it. It may just save
    someone else the hassle that you guys have been through.

  • http://www.hirephpprogrammerindia.com/wordpress-development.php Wordpress Development India

    These five plugins are very nice and useful to them features. Thanks for share it. 

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