Top 5 WordPress E-commerce Plugins

There are several free and premium WordPress plugins for adding e-commerce to any WordPress blog. They range in complexity from simple plugins that handle selling of a single item via a PayPal “Buy Now” button, to very sophisticated, full-blown stores.

WP e-commerce

WP e-Commerce is the most popular ecommerce WordPress plugin with more than 750,000 downloads. It’s easy to use, integrates PayPal, Google Payment Express etc. has built in shipping rate calculators, is SEO optimized, 100% customizable, extendible, has streamlined checkout, and comes with great documentation and support.


PHP Purchase (now Cart66) features recurring PayPal payments, selling of digital products, physical products, and services, memberships, subscriptions and payment plans, real-time UPS shipping rates, handles PayPal, and more, allows setup of promotional coupon codes, and includes WP affiliate platform integration.


eShop handles, Paypal, Payson, eProcessingNetwork, Webtopay, iDEAL and Cash/Cheque merchant payment options. It has various shipping options, sales tax by country or state, featured/sale items and discount options, and is compatible with WP Affiliate program.


Shopp works out of the box with any theme. Features include dashboard widgets for at-a-glance sales tracking, theme widgets for drag and drop shopping customization, streamlined single page product data entry, supports remote and onsite checkout systems, inventory management, sell digital, physical products and accept donations, export orders into Quickbooks, SEO optimized shopping pages, customizable shopping interface and much more.

WordPress Simple Paypal Shopping Cart

This plugin lets you put an ‘Add To Cart” button on any post or page in your blog. The shopping cart can be displayed on a page, post, or in the sidebar. It handles Paypal, has multiple currency support, is customizable, and includes URL redirect after Paypal processing. It only handles Paypal, but is very simple to use and does the job nicely.

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