The Ultimate WordPress Shopping/Ecommerce Toolbox (Plugins and Themes)

There is not much left that you can not do with WordPress. With every new update it becomes ever more powerful and there are a multitude of plugins and themes that can unleash its full potential that leaves its rival CMSes in its wake. And nothing more epitomizes its power, versatility and ease of use than the ecommerce solutions it offers.

Almost two years ago we published a popular article called 10 Powerful Shopping/Ecommerce Plugin Solutions For WordPress, and upon review we realized how much out-of-date it is. This fresh article brings all of the WP ecommerce solutions up to date with some new and powerful plugins (some older as well) and a collection of fully ecommerce ready themes (which were not even thought of when our original post was published).

Please Note: All of the prices for the premium plugins and themes were correct as of this posts publishing date.

WordPress Ecommerce Plugins

Shopp Plugin

Shopp Plugin
Shopp Plugin is a premium shopping solution plugin for WordPress with a rich and polished feature list. It is easy to install and manage, and is compatibile with almost all WP themes. Some of its important features are drag & drop for multiple product images, support for physical & digital products, order history, email notifications, fast product search, shipping rate calculations, discounts and promo codes.

Plugin Payment Options: 2Checkout.com, PayPal and Google Checkout. Available as an optional add-on: Authorize.net, PayJunction, FirstData/LinkPoint, HSBC ePayments and eWay Payments.

Price: For a single site licence it costs $55, and for a full developer licence it costs $299.

Shopp Plugin Essential Resources:
Shopp Plugin Homepage »
Shopp Plugin Downloads and Purchase » (It requires WP 2.6 or higher to work)
Shopp Plugin Full Feature List »
Shopp Official Documentation »
Shopp Community Forums »
Shopp Tour & Demo »
Shopp Plugin Showcase » (A selection of Shopp powered ecommerce sites)

WP e-Commerce Plugin

WP e-Commerce Plugin
There are mixed feelings about the WP e-Commerce plugin, some love it and some not so much. But the fact remains, with over 500,000 downloads (by far and away the most popular ecommerce plugin for WordPress), umpteen free and premium themes built using its code, and its seemingly infinite list of features, it really is an essential powerhouse of a plugin. And the best thing of all? It is completely FREE.

WP e-Commerce Essential Resources:
WP e-Commerce Plugin Homepage »
WP e-Commerce Plugin Downloads » (It requires WP 2.7 or higher and is compatible up to WP 2.9.2)
WP e-Commerce Support Forums »
WP e-Commerce Official Documentation and Installation Guide »
Wp-e-Commerce Module Framework » (This is a framework for building WP e-Commerce modules)
Video Tutorial – Getting set up with the WP e-Commerce Plugin »
WP e-Commerce Showcase » (A selection of WP e-Commerce powered sites)

WordPress eStore Plugin

This premium WordPress shopping cart plugin allows you to sell any form of digital products and services from your wordpress blog securely and with complete automation.

Price: This premium plugin costs a flat rate of $39, plus there are additional costs for any extra modules that you add.

Plugin Payment Options: PayPal, 2Checkout or manual transcations (customers can pay using a bank cheque or bank transfer).

WP eStore Plugin Resources:
WordPress eStore Plugin Homepage »
WP eStore Plugin »
WP eStore Plugin Download and Purchase »
WP eStore Plugin Full Feature List »
WP eStore Documentation and Installation Guides »
WP eStore Startup Guide for Dummies »
WP eStore Quick Setup and Usage Video Tutorials » (5 in-depth video tutorials)
WP eStore Live Demonstration »
WP eStore Support Forum »

PHPurchase Plugin

PHPurchase Plugin
PHPurchase is a premium plugin that makes it simple to create an entire catalogue of products with custom variables (size, color, etc.), it has a a powerful dashboard-based order management system, simple system to track your orders, you have the option to offer discounts and provide shipping options.

Price: Prices for PHPurchase range from as low as $49 for a single licence, up to $499 for an unlimited developer licence.

Plugin Payment Options: PayPal, Authorise.net, eProcessing Network and Quantum Gateway.

PHPurchase Plugin Essential Resources:
PHPurchase Plugin Homepage »
PHPurchase Downloads »
PHPurchase Full Feature List »
PHPurchase Video Tutorials »
PHPurchase Support Forums »
PHPurchase Documentation and Installation Guide (PDF) »
PHPurchase Showcase » (A selection pf PHPurchase powered sites)

ShopperPress Plugin

ShopperPress Plugin
ShopperPress is an open source fully featured shopping cart theme for WordPress, that is perfectly suited for selling all types of merchandise, services, and digital downloads.
It is packed with all of the features you would expect from an ecommerce, with a few extras added in. It allows for Adsense integration with dedicated advertising slots and you also have the option to import from Amazon, Ebay, CSV and Datafeedr.
A ShopperPress plugin purchase includes free access to over 20+ store front designs including PSD graphic files allowing you to edit the images, colors etc. All of these designs are fully customizable CSS-based designs editable via the WordPress admin area.

Price: ShopperPress has a flat price of $79, which has been recently reduced from $200.

Plugin Payment Options: ShopperPress has integration with an awesome 20 payment gateways all of which are easily activated via the admin area, they include: PayPal, PayWeb.ca, PayFast, 2C0, Google Checkout, Sage Pay… and many more.

ShopperPress Plugin Essential Resources:
ShopperPress Plugin Homepage »
ShopperPress Full Feature List »
ShopperPress Download and Purchase »
ShopperPress Quick Setup Manual »
ShopperPress Video Tutorials » (ShopperPress offers a huge selection of video tutorials, 19 in total)
ShopperPress Showcase » (A selection of ShopperPress powered ecommerce sites)

eShop Plugin

eShop is a completely free, very easy to setup and accessible shopping cart plugin for WordPress, packed with all of the required features for setting up a small personalised online shop. Upon installation, the plugin automatically creates 6 pages for you (Shopping Cart, Checkout, Thank you for your order, Cancelled Order, Downloads and Shipping Rates), all of which are editable. You then need to create a top level shop page, and start creating departments and entering products, and your shop is now ready to use.

Plugin Payment Options: Authorize.net, Paypal, Payson, eProcessingNetwork, Webtopay, iDEAL and Cash/Cheque.

eShop Plugin Essential Resources:
eShop Plugin Homepage »
eShop Plugin Download » (Requires WP 2.9 or higher)
eShop Installation Guide »
eShop Support Forums »
eShop Plugin Showcase » (A selection of ShopperPress powered ecommerce sites)

QuickShop

Quick Shop is a basic ecommerce plugin that supports any WordPress theme that has Sidebar Widgets installed. It adds a SideBar widget that shows the user what they currently have in the cart and allows them to remove the items, not to mention a TinyMCE button to easily allow you to add products to your posts/pages.

QuickShop Plugin Essential Resources:
QuickShop »
QuickShop Plugin Downloads » (Requires WP 2.3 or higher and is compatible up to WP 2.9.2)
Quick Shop Online Demo »
QuickShop Installation Guide »
QuickShop Support Forums »

WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin

WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin
The WordPress Shopping Cart plugin gives you the ability to quickly and seamlessly integrate an online shop with a fully functional shopping cart interface into any WordPress installation.
With its fairly easy to use interface, you can set up your multiple products and categorize/organize them into multiple product categories. Add additional images to showcase your products so that users know what they are buying and add digital downloads to products if needed so that users can securely download paid files from your website.

Price: It costs $49 for a single installation licence of the WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin, and $249 for an unlimited licence.

Plugin Payment Options: PayPal (Standard), 2CheckOut, MoneyBookers, First Data (Linkpoint & YourPay), Realex Payments (redirect), eMatters (HTTPS), Ogone PSP (Basic), Authorize.net (AIM), eWay (Shared), credit card (POS) and wire transfer.

WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin Essential Resources:
WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin Homepage »
WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin Download and Purchase »
WordPress Shopping Cart Full Feature List »
WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin Documentation and Installation Guide »
WordPress Shopping Cart Showcase » (A selection of WordPress Shopping Cart powered ecommerce sites)

YAK for WordPress

YAK is a free plugin that associates products with weblog entries, so the post ID also becomes the product code. It supports both pages and posts as products, handles different types of product through categories, and provides customisable purchase options. It requires WP 2.5 or higher and is compatible up to WP 2.9.2.

Plugin Payment Options: Cheque, credit card, Google Checkout, PayPal, and Authorize.net.

YAK for WordPress Resources:
YAK for WordPress Homepage & Downloads »
YAK Installation Guide »
YAK Installation Handbook ($20) »
This is a PDF guide for setting up YAK on your WordPress site. Covering everything from the basic installation to advanced configuration with PayPal, Authorize.net and Google Checkout, multiple option types, downloadable products, and other topics. (Its cost is $20).

DPD-Cart Plugin

DPD-Cart Plugin
DPD is an all in one digital download shopping cart, affiliate manager, and automatic download delivery system.
The DPD-Cart plugin connects via an API to the DPD system to automatically pull your available storefronts and storefront products in to your WordPress blog. From there, you can specify which storefront to associate with your WordPress blog, add a view cart / checkout button to the WordPress sidebar using a provided widget, and insert DPD add-to-cart buttons to any WordPress post or page by simply selecting the product you want from your list of configured and available products.
This plugin has only been tested up to WP 2.8.

DPD-Cart Plugin Resources:
DPD-Cart Plugin Homepage »
DPD-Cart Plugin Downloads and Installation Guide »
Start Selling Downloads from your WordPress Blog in 5 Minutes (DPD Plugin Tutorial) »
This tutorial will show you how to add a shopping cart that gives the ability to sell and automatically deliver download products from your WordPress blog in just a few minutes, using the DPD plugin.

MiniCart Plugin

MiniCart is a very basic commerce solution. It will implement a mini-shopping-cart within your WP theme and the users will only be able to buy one item at a time. This plugin simple could be useful as a donation plugin.
MiniCart requires WP 2.5 or higher and is only compatible up to WP 2.8!!!

MiniCart Plugin Resources:
MiniCart Plugin Homepage & Download »
MiniCart Plugin Installation Instructions »
MiniCart Plugin Demonstration »

Premium Ecommerce Themes

AppCloud (WP eCommerce Plugin Theme)

AppCloud (WP eCommerce Plugin Theme)
AppCloud requires the WP e-Commerce plugin, and costs only $35 for a single license.
View the Demo »

Ecommerce Web Template

Ecommerce Web Template
The Ecommerce Theme is currently available for purchase for $79.95 for multiple-use.
View the Demo »

Kelontong (WP eCommerce Plugin Theme)

Kelontong  (WP eCommerce Plugin Theme)
Kelontong requires the WP e-Commerce plugin, and costs only $35 for a single license and $75 for a developers license.
View the Demo »

The Furniture Store

The Furniture Store
The Furniture Store costs $47 and is completely ecommerce plugin free.
View the Demo »

folioBlog/folioShop

folioBlog/folioShop
folioBlog/folioShop is a flexible, plugin free and localized (Translation-Ready) eCommerce theme that costs $47.
View the Demo »

wpShop Reloaded

wpShop Reloaded
wpShop Reloaded is a plugin free and localized (Translation-Ready) eCommerce theme that costs $37.
View the Demo »

ArtShop

ArtShop
ArtShop is a plugin free eCommerce theme that costs $32.
View the Demo »

WPA Storefront

WPA Storefront
WPA Storefront is a plugin free (although it uses WP the e-Commerce plugins source code) eCommerce theme that costs $32.
View the Demo »

The Clothes Shop

The Clothes Shop
The Clothes Shop is a plugin free eCommerce theme that costs $42.
View the Demo »

eShop

eShop
This theme is plugin free and costs $65 for a single license and $99 for a multiple licence.
View the Demo »

Kidz Store

Kidz Store
This theme is plugin free and costs $65 for a single license and $99 for a multiple licence.
View the Demo »

Store Templatic

Store Templatic
This theme is plugin free and costs $65 for a single license and $99 for a multiple licence.
View the Demo »

Market Theme

Market Theme
This theme is plugin free and costs $55 for a standard license and $99 for a developer licence.
View the Demo »

enVirashop

enVirashop
This theme is plugin free and costs $32.
View the Demo »

e-Commerce

e-Commerce
This theme is plugin free and costs $55 for a standard license and $99 for a developer licence.
View the Demo »

WP Store

WP Store
This theme is plugin free and costs $55 for a standard license and $99 for a developer licence.
View the Demo »

StorePress WordPress Ecommerce 1.2

StorePress WordPress Ecommerce 1.2
StorePress costs $49 for a single license, $75 mixed license and $139 for a developers license.
View the Demo »

ShopperPress – WordPress Shopping Cart Theme

ShopperPress - WordPress Shopping Cart Theme
ShopperPress is a fully featured shopping cart theme for WordPress, suitable for selling all types of products, services, and digital downloads online. It comes with more than 20 extra store designs which are all free with every purchase. The developer package costs $299 and$79 for a single license.
View the Demo »

Free WP Ecommerce Themes

wpStore (requires the WP eCommerce Plugin)

wpStore (requires the WP eCommerce Plugin)
View the Demo »

King Cart (requires the WP eCommerce Plugin)

King Cart (requires the WP eCommerce Plugin)
View The Demo’/>

SimpleCart(js) (requires the WP eCommerce Plugin)

SimpleCart(js) (requires the WP eCommerce Plugin)
View the Demo »

Dangdoot (requires the WP eCommerce Plugin)

Dangdoot (requires the WP eCommerce Plugin)
View the Demo »

AppCloud (free version)

AppCloud (free version)
View the Demo »

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