Now, all things can be done online, you can do trading without meeting and it can be done online. So many store provides website and in the website, it is provided the online shop too. This is so profitable, since customer would be able to buy the goods needed without visiting the store. Just by internet connection, the customers would be able to shop as they love wherever they are now.
If you’re one of the person who have shop and you want to develop it into internet world, you can use WordPress to build your own online store. To change wordpress as an online shop or E-Commerce, you’ll need a plugin. Here is four free plugins you can use to build E-Commerce from WordPress:
One of the most popular WordPress theme developer, which is WooThemes launched plugin to change WordPress into online store. This plugin named WooCommerce.
Features provided by this plugin are:
- Paypal Standard Gateway – Customer could pay directly by using Paypal.
- Mijireh Checkout – Customer could pay using credit card via Stripe, Authorize.net, PayPal, eWay, SagePay, Braintree, PayLeap and still many more.
- Free shipping – You can add free shipping sign or coupon or discount.
- Google Analytics – Help you to check selling
- And many more.
In order to use this plugin, you should use WordPress version 3.3 above. After that, upload this plugin or download it from WordPress you use and activate it.
Other Plugin you can use to build online shop from WordPress is eShop. Its features is not far different with WooCommerce, here is features provided:
- Custom post type – to make you easier creating product
- Customer sign up – make customer easier to login to your online shop.
- Download sales data – You can download purchase result for current time you decided.
- You’ll get email if there’s any goods purchased and paid
- And many more
Requirement to use this plugin is: WordPress you used should be version 3.4 above. After you installed this plugin, you’ll get six new page, they are Shopping Cart, Checkout, Thank you for your order, Cancelled Order, Downloads and Shipping rates.
Here is eShop demo but with modified WordPress theme
If you feel less suitable by two plugin above, you can try Jigoshop. Jigoshop is a plugin made by professional developers who have been in online shop world for years.
Features given by Jigoshop also great, some of them are:
- You can give variables to product you sold (variables are like clothes’ size XL, L, S, or M).
- Affiliate product.
- Purchase Report provided in a graph.
- Easy to arrange goods stock.
- And many more.
You can use this plugin if WordPress you use is version 3.2.1 above.
WP e-Commerce is the last plugin you can try if all plugins above are not attractive for you. WP e-Commerce now has reached 2 millions people who downloaded it. This Plugin can work if you use WordPress MU. So many features provided by it and all of them are not far different with above:
- If you less satisfied with this plugin, you can edit it as you wish because this plugin is editable.
- It’s able to receive payment from Paylpal, Google Checkout, Chronopay, eWay, iDEAL, BluePay and many more.
- You can make coupon or discount
- Integrated with Facebook Marketplace.
- 100% Search Engine Friendly.
- And many more.
Things you should pay attention if you use this plugin is, the WordPress version you use should be 3.1 above .
Demo for modified WP e-Commerce
Download WP e-Commerce
Now you can create your own online shop using WordPress supported by free Plugin SOT shared above. For you who have free online shop plugin besides plugins reviewed above, feel free to leave comment below.