Along with being a popular blogging platform, WordPress can easily power a full-scale e-commerce website. The problem is that there are tons of WordPress shopping cart solutions which means it can be a challenge to know which option is the best for your business.
Gone are the days when adding a shopping cart to your site means writing code and testing compatibility. With WordPress is really is simply plug-and-play which means the only time you really need to spend is picking a solution that offers the features you are looking for. Sound easy? It is.
Below are three of my favorite WordPress shopping cart solutions along with a few reasons why I think they stand out in the crowd.
When it comes to building e-commerce sites using WordPress WooCommerce is definitely #1 in my book. WooCommerce has absolutely every feature you could want, and then some, all built flawlessly so you don’t have to worry about debugging someone else’s errors. What I like the most about WooCommerce is the tight integration with clean and easy-to-configure WordPress themes made by WooThemes. This allows you to enjoy an end-to-end solution that was meant to play nice together, which means you can spend more time building your store rather than fixing it.
As you probably know by now, I’m all about things that make life easy and save time. Cart66 has done a great job of building a shopping cart solution for WordPress that is easy to configure and plugin to any theme. With Amazon S3 integration you can also easily sell digital products using Cart66 which makes it a great fit for selling eBooks, videos, and music. It is also very easy to add things like coupon codes which can be a hassle to configure with other solutions.
Shopify is probably one of the most well-known and well-supported shopping cart solutions on the web. It can be used on more than just WordPress sites so if you want a solution that spans things like mobile devices Shopify might be the right choice for you. The solution is famous for it’s security and it integrates with so many payment gateways that you never have to worry about changing gateways.
Those are three of my favorite WordPress shopping cart solutions, feel free to share your favorite below or comment on any of mine.