So you've heard the hype of how good WordPress is, but you need to extend it to sell products online. A quick search of the WordPress plugins directory shows over 441 plugins to help you sell online but which ones are the best? Read on for our verdict of the best WordPress eCommerce plugin.
Jigoshop is an eCommerce plugin for WordPress developed by professionals with years of experience delivering online shops for global brands. Jigoshop has a showcase of sites using the plugin on their website and looks absolutely fantastic. Jigoshop can be setup in seconds, and we think it’s a great solution for your E-Commerce needs.
If you just need to sell downloads on your site Easy Digital downloads by Pippin Williamson makes selling digital goods easy. It provides a cart system to allow multiple purchases and allows customization of purchase receipts and more.
WooCommerce is the big boy in town, relatively new but feature packed. WooThemes make the decision to fork the Jigoshop eCommerce plugin and make it all their own. WooCommerce tends to the be the go to eCommerce plugin of our UK WordPress Hosting users. Users are able to easily integrate the plugin and start building powerful stores in minutes.
If you just simply need to take a few donations/payments and don’t need the fuss of a full eCommerce solution then this is the option for you. The PayPal donations plugin allows you to place a widget or short code for a donation button anywhere you wish.
Overall the pick of plugins is yours, but most of our WordPress Hosting clients tend to use WooCommerce. It’s easy to use and works with any theme. To setup you just need to fill in the products, link it to one of the gateways (such as PayPal) to take payments and your then a fully running shop.