WordPress is a free content management system with an abundance of free plugins and themes to launch and manage an eCommerce shop. If you’ve been thinking about using WordPress for an e-commerce website you may be wondering which e-commerce plugin is the best fit for your needs. Here is a list of best free WordPress plugins for shopping that are useful for your eCommerce websites.
Hopefully this information will help you to find the plugin that is best for your project. You are most welcome to suggest any additions to this list. You can use the comments box below to make any suggestions. You may be interested in the following posts: Premium News Style WordPress Themes, Free Business WordPress Themes 2015, Free WordPress Poll Widgets and Free Playlist Plugins for WordPress.
1. OmniCard Lite
OmniCard is for you! Where other plugins leave you in the dark by supporting one or two of the payment methods, OmniCard goes all the way by supporting iDEAL, All Credit Cards and MiniTix. All in one plugin, One gateway, hassle free and totally cool!
2. WooCommerce – Excelling eCommerce
WooCommerce is built using WordPress best practices both on the front and the back end. This results in an efficient, robust and intuitive plugin. Keep a birds-eye view of incoming sales and reviews, stock levels and general store performance and statistics all from the WordPress dashboard or go to the reports section to view stats in more detail.
3. Woocommerce Product Quick View
WooCommerce Product Quick View gives your customer a true experience of shopping. User can view product details in a ligthbox without leaving the page. User can also navigate with different product by clicking next and previous product with in the same ligthbox. This quick is completely responsive and compatible with most of the themes.
4. Ultimate Product Catalogue Plugin
Displays a product catalog or menu for your store, restaurant, group, etc. Has three default responsive layouts and can accept custom CSS. You can use categories, sub-categories and tags to make your products easy to sort through for your visitors. You can also use categories and sub-categories in your catalog (s) to make it easy to keep them up to date.
5. Sell Downloads
Sell Downloads is an WordPress eCommerce for selling downloadable files: audio, video, documents, pictures all that may be published in Internet. Sell Downloads uses PayPal as payment gateway, making the sale process easy and secure. Allows a custom setup of the eCommerce, with ability to filter products by types of files, paging and sorting the results by popularity, price or file name, making of “Sell Downloads” a very configurable plugin.
6. Auction Affiliate
This plugin enables you to embed eBay items on your WordPress site and earn commissions through your eBay Partner Network (ePN) account. If you do not already have a ePN account you must create one in order to use this plugin. The plugin is reliable, super fast, highly customizable and has no up-front fees. Instead of asking users to pay for the service.
7. Pricemesh – Price Comparison
This plugin enables you to extend WordPress with your own price comparison. After the installation a small box will appear with every post in the admin area where UPCs, EANs and ASINs can be entered. You can also search for products with the integrated search function and attach them to the current post.
8. Ecwid Shopping Cart
Ecwid is a free shopping cart solution that is designed to fit any existing site. Simply set up this plugin and your products, categories and checkout pages will automatically embed on your WordPress site and adjust themselves to the given page size and layout.
9. eCommerce Product Catalog by impleCode
eCommerce Product Catalog plugin is powerful and basic at the same time. It is built by the experienced folk at impleCode who constantly develops the core and the extensions. Expect high quality code which is great value not only for Developers and Theme Constructors but also for Merchants and Webmasters.
10. TheCartPress eCommerce Shopping Cart
The Professional WordPress eCommerce Plugin. Use it as shopping cart, catalog or framework. You can extend its functionality with plugins and themes to customize your store exactly in same way that you do with WordPress. It is compatible with many existing plugins in the WordPress repository.