If you’re looking to extend your WordPress site into e-commerce, that just became easier. While many e-commerce platforms such as Magento and Shopify are compatible with WordPress, WordPress itself is offering e-commerce plugins, which you can get with a quick download. Here is a list of the best WordPress e-commerce plugins, so you can transform your website into an online store. It’s fast, easy, and reliable.
1. WooCommerce — Most Popular
WooCommerce is hands down the most popular WordPress e-commerce plugin. There is a large number of extensions and themes available to customize your store. With this plugin you can sell both digital goods (e-books, music) and physical goods. There are tools so you can easily manage your complete inventory. And WooCommerce offers different payment gateways/options while calculating shipping and tax.
2. WP eCommerce — Most Downloaded
While WooCommerce is currently the most popular, WP eCommerce has the most downloads. This WordPress e-commerce plugin has been around for years. It makes it easy for you to sell digital goods, physical goods, memberships, and subscriptions. It has been integrated with different payment processors. And it works no problem with just about any WordPress theme. It’s also free to download!
3. Easy Digital Downloads — For Digital Goods
Easy Digital Downloads is great… if you’re only selling digital goods. Unfortunately, you can’t sell physical items with this WordPress e-commerce plugin. However, if that’s all you want to sell, Easy Digital Downloads is the best plugin for you. It’s very easy to use, there are hundreds of extensions, and it works with many WordPress themes. It’s free to download, but you can pay for additional benefits.
4. iThemes Exchange — Small, but Growing
With iThemes Exchange you can sell digital and physical goods, memberships, and subscriptions. Setup is quick and easy, as a setup wizard guides you through the process. The User Interface is well done, so visitors won’t have a hard time trying to navigate your store. This plugin is a bit pricey, and has a small community, but we’re expecting that to change.
What’s great about all these WordPress e-commerce plugins is that there are support communities for each. WordPress itself is known for that. Whatever you choose, you’re bound to have an easy-to-use e-commerce website in no time.