While opening an online store can be daunting, it can also be exciting, especially with the right tools like plugins. These software add-ons don’t require any coding or design experience, allowing you to create an eCommerce store that looks good, works well, and most importantly, helps you make money.
With WordPress ecommerce plugins, for example, you can create and manage impressive online stores on the world’s most popular website builder, without any coding knowledge.
Here are the 15 best WordPress plugins for ecommerce websites.
1. BigCommerce for WordPress
Ideal for businesses looking to scale, BigCommerce for WordPress helps you manage your online store’s product catalog, payment processing, and order fulfillment. BigCommerce for WordPress is also PCI compliant, which means you can rest easy knowing you’re securely selling products – and your customers are securely purchasing them – across multiple channels and marketplaces.
One of the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugins is WooCommerce. This plugin allows you to use a library of themes and modular product blocks to create a beautiful online store that matches your brand aesthetic. You can even let customers search for physical and digital products by keyword.
3. WP Simple Payment
No eCommerce store is complete without a convenient way to accept and process payments from customers. WP Simple Pay connects the Stripe mobile payment processor to WordPress, allowing customers to pay with credit cards and other methods (such as Apple Pay and Google Pay).
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5. All in one SEO
To build a successful online store, you need to rank well in search engines, which is why All in One SEO is one of my favorite WordPress plugins. Whether you’re creating new content or optimizing existing work, All in One SEO follows the latest SEO standards and best practices to help you outperform your competitors.
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7. Agile Store Locator
Simply put, Agile Store Locator lets you display your store’s opening hours and address – even directions to your store – so customers can easily find you. Choose from a variety of store locator themes, color schemes, and layouts to make your hours and address match the rest of your eCommerce store.
8. Cart recovery for WordPress
With cart recovery for WordPress, tracking abandoned carts has never been easier. You can access your customers’ names and email addresses as soon as they enter their details on your website. That way, if a customer doesn’t complete the checkout process, you can contact them to try to save the sale.
9. Easy digital downloads
Selling digital products on WordPress? Easy Digital Downloads is the plugin for you. Secure and highly customizable, it allows you to view and manage detailed records of all customer purchases, whether selling photographs, e-books, digital music files or videos.
10. WP EasyCart
WP EasyCart is a one stop shop for all your ecommerce needs. Sell unlimited products, manage your orders, adjust shipping fees and taxes, and accept payments, all with one comprehensive plugin.
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12. E-commerce product catalog
No matter what you’re selling, you want to organize your products in a way that makes shopping as convenient as possible. ECommerce Product Catalog helps users to create categories and tags for their products so that customers can easily filter, search and find them.
13. Quick and Easy FAQs
If you’re answering the same customer questions over and over again, you might need a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Quick and easy FAQs allow users to add FAQs to the site using a custom post type and display them in filterable groups or sort by title and date.
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15. Jotform Basket
Jotform Shopping Cart, one of the best WordPress ecommerce plugins, allows you to integrate your online store with your WordPress website. Here’s how it works: First, create an online store with Jotform Store Builder using customizable ecommerce form templates. Then add the Jotform Shopping Cart plugin to WordPress and select the Jotform store you want to integrate. With the plugin, you can give customers the ability to shop online in addition to offering an e-commerce application.
With so many ecommerce WordPress plugins to choose from, it can be difficult to know which ones are best for your online store. Hopefully, each of the above options will help you improve your store, sell your products and services, and provide the kind of convenience your customers will appreciate.
This article was originally published on September 26, 2022 and updated on November 12, 2022.