What are the best e-commerce plugin for WordPress?

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Is WooCommerce the best ecommerce plugin for WordPress in 2015? What are the pros and cons?
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  • Profile picture of the author Itera Research
    I think yes, it is the best eCommerce plugin for WP. It is comprehensive and provides lots of options.

    However I won't recommend to use WP for ecommerce as it wasn't developed initially especially for this reason and requires additional plugins and modifications. Meanwhile Magento offers almost everything just from the box.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gaurav singh
      Originally Posted by Itera Research View Post

      I think yes, it is the best eCommerce plugin for WP. It is comprehensive and provides lots of options.

      However I won't recommend to use WP for ecommerce as it wasn't developed initially especially for this reason and requires additional plugins and modifications. Meanwhile Magento offers almost everything just from the box.
      Thanks , if I am right then you are suggesting me to use Magento. I am looking for "easy" Add to cart option and " Simple " Payment get way option . Will I get these two option in Magento ?
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      • Originally Posted by Gaurav singh View Post

        Thanks , if I am right then you are suggesting me to use Magento. I am looking for "easy" Add to cart option and " Simple " Payment get way option . Will I get these two option in Magento ?
        What you will get with Magento is a steeper learning curve than WordPress and the need for a dedicated server if you start getting any decent traffic. Some web hosts won't even allow magento on shared and the lower end vps accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author humbolt
    Yeah Woocommerce is the best plugin for woocommerce. If you are friendly with wordpress then go for it. If you are looking for someone to get ecommerce website done then i would recommend you to go for magento or prestashop.
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  • Profile picture of the author yogibeezy
    WordPress Shopping Cart from Tribulant is also good.
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    • Profile picture of the author a123
      Shopp-is one of WordPress’ first ecommerce plugins.
      WP E-Commerce-is also known as “getshopped.org” and it’s easy to use and is definitely one of the most popular ecommerce solutions for WordPress.
      WooCommerce-is free to download and use, but most extensions and functionalities cost money to use.
      Cart66- is a WordPress ecommerce plugin that offers a lot of super basic shopping cart functionality to your site
      Ecwid-This is another free plugin for WordPress that lets you sell online
      eShop- is one of the eaisest to use WordPress ecommerce plugins. The admin area is nice, and they make it simple to add products, and check very basic stats.
      Picking an ecommerce platform isn’t an easy task, using a WordPress ecommerce plugin is not ideal for building and running an online store.
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  • Profile picture of the author fantrom
    Originally Posted by Gaurav singh View Post

    Is WooCommerce the best ecommerce plugin for WordPress in 2015?
    Simple answer: Yes... hands down.

    If you need a more robust e-commerce platform then you will need Magento.

    Just remember that Magento requires more resources (VPS or Dedicated server) and a good admin on the ready.

    So do your due diligence and choose well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gaurav singh
      Originally Posted by fantrom View Post

      Simple answer: Yes... hands down.

      If you need a more robust e-commerce platform then you will need Magento.

      Just remember that Magento requires more resources (VPS or Dedicated server) and a good admin on the ready.

      So do your due diligence and choose well.
      I have Dedicated server but what do you mean by " good admin on the ready." ? second thing will it increase the cost ?
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      • Profile picture of the author fantrom
        Originally Posted by Gaurav singh View Post

        I have Dedicated server but what do you mean by " good admin on the ready." ? second thing will it increase the cost ?
        What I mean is that Magento requires more maintenance and so you will need a good administrator on hand when things go awry. You must realize that Magento is a true e-commerce platform as compared to a Wordpress + WooCommerce plugin setup.

        I don't think your website can afford to be down for long after you've invested so much in design, marketing, development and other resources.

        It's hard to find an exceptional Magento developer/administrator as there are not that many out there. There are of course many that are OK but that won't suffice when a big problem arises.

        Finally, yes a good Magento admin will cost you more money. On the bright side they should help keep your site online and functioning at its best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leon William
    Yes it is the best plugin for wordpress.

    Advantages of Woo-commerce

    *Cost-effective
    *Features excellent shopping cart
    *We can add infinite product lists in various categories
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  • Profile picture of the author AadhyaMehra
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    Woocommerce basically introduced by wordpress in 2011.Since than it become so popular among the e commerce owners.
    Pros of woo commerce
    1) It is cost effective
    2) Provide feature like adding infinite products list
    3) Excellent shoping kart means robust & secure.

    Cons of woocommerce
    1) It is not a total content management system but it is the plugin provided wordpress.
    2) It offers wide range of paid themes & e commerce features but unfortunately they are paid.
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  • Profile picture of the author infotechsolwin
    Best e-Commerce plugin for wordPress List are given below.

    1) WP eCommerce
    2) WooCommerce
    3) Ecwid
    4) Jigoshop
    5) MarketPress
    6) iThemes Exchange
    7) Cart66 Lite
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  • Profile picture of the author Mooredesigns
    There are tons of ecommerce tools. A good plugin must have tracking features because sales will suffer without.
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  • Profile picture of the author AadhyaMehra
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    Here are some best wordpress plugins
    1. Woocommerce
    2. Ecwid
    3. Jigoshop
    4. Market press
    5. I theme exchange
    6. Cart 66 lite
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  • Profile picture of the author nondon
    Yes, I believe woo-commerce is the best with it's extreme functionality. As a Wordpress developer we made several WordPress e-commerce website with woo-commerce, they are always well functional, user friendly and cool.
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  • Ditto on WooCommerce. It is the most extensible eCommerce plugin of all the eCommerce WP plugins
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  • Profile picture of the author Dessie Miller
    Yes, WooCommerce is the best plugin for WordPress . You can use it even, templatetoaster also support Woocommerce plugin with wordpress. You may use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyderSkerst1
    As per my personaly experience Magento is the best
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  • Profile picture of the author umadjawed
    Just use WooCommerce it have multiple features like
    Flexibility and strength since it’s built around WordPress best practices
    An intuitive dashboard with widgets and detailed reports to help you keep track of sales, stock, store performance and statistics
    Fully customizable
    Fully compatible with WordPress themes
    WordPress 3.8 compatible
    PayPal gateway
    Mijireh checkout to secure all payments
    Several payment options including credit cards, cash on delivery and cheque
    Google Analytics
    Social sharing powered by ShareThis and Sharedaddy
    Et cetera
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  • Profile picture of the author lydiashah
    The official No.1 in the league, Woocommerce has cemented its position as the default plugin for Wordpress. The Wordpress themes shop WooThemes maintains Woocommerce and the plugin ia actively supported by its developer community. The only disadvantage of this plugin is that it is priced quite high with just a 1 year license. But people still think it’s worth paying for its sheer ease-of-use!
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  • Profile picture of the author apratap
    Originally Posted by Gaurav singh View Post

    Is WooCommerce the best ecommerce plugin for WordPress in 2015? What are the pros and cons?
    There is one simple reason to use Woocommerce and that is "You don't have an option that comes close by in WordPress"

    The plugin is free, there are tons of supporting plugins, too much support data on the internet and the plugin wonderful.
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  • WooCommerce is the best WP ecommerce plugin indeed. It's user-friendly, reliable and flexible.
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  • Profile picture of the author FarNext
    Originally Posted by Gaurav singh View Post

    Is WooCommerce the best ecommerce plugin for WordPress in 2015? What are the pros and cons?

    Pros:
    Almost every feature is nice but,

    Cons:
    - Apparently WooCommerce is scalable on the surface, however as the
    number of products increase on your website, WooCommerce consumes
    too many resources and the website becomes dead slow.

    - Backups of huge websites are often broken/error prone.
    It's not recommended for big businesses.

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  • WooCommerce is the best and by far the most extensible eCommerce platform available for WordPress
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    • Profile picture of the author DHB Web
      Originally Posted by Gaurav singh View Post

      Is WooCommerce the best ecommerce plugin for WordPress in 2015? What are the pros and cons?
      To tell you whether or not WooCommerce is right for you we would need to know more information' like how many products you will have are they virtual, digital (downloadable) etc.

      Originally Posted by FarNext View Post

      Pros:
      Almost every feature is nice but,

      Cons:
      - Apparently WooCommerce is scalable on the surface, however as the
      number of products increase on your website, WooCommerce consumes
      too many resources and the website becomes dead slow.

      - Backups of huge websites are often broken/error prone.
      It's not recommended for big businesses.

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      I agree to a certain extent as WooCommerce is suited mostly for small to medium stores however it is no more resource hungry then any other platform out there and is definitely less than most.
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  • Profile picture of the author hiiiix
    Woocommerce is good because it is user friendly. Best tool for free ecommerce store.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Kreller
    WooCommerce is easily the best!

    Tons of addons and easy to customize.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nexstair
    I used various systems and found woo-commerce among the one of best system for small to medium range shops.If you are planning to go big then you may give Magento a shot.
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  • Profile picture of the author pixelcrayons7
    With the help of WordPress and various plugins available, you can create an e-commerce site for your business quite easily.

    Cart66 Lite

    eShop Plugin

    Jigoshop WordPress e-commerce Plugin

    Woocommerce Plugin

    WP e-Commerce Plugin

    Quick Shop Plugin

    YAK shopping cart Plugin
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  • Profile picture of the author createarena
    If your looking for a smooth checkout process go with Woo.
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  • Profile picture of the author themdevpro
    Woocommerce is the best ecommerce plugin on this time.
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