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So tonight we are going to take you through a few top plugins based on our experience developing with them as well as feedback culled from the WP Community
WordPress & eCommerce: Free and Premium Plug-Ins
WP and eCommerce April 30, 2012Brian Piccolo • VP, Interactive • 77 N. Washington St., 8th Floor, Boston MA 02114 • 617.837.8110
Why WordPress for eCommerce Long gone are the days where WordPress was just used for blogging. eCommerce on WordPress has arrived. • Litany of third party shopping carts, both free and premium • Variety of feature sets ranging from simple point solutions to robust, full-featured platforms • Seamless integration of CMS and shopping cart benefits users, site owners AND developers4
Features to Evaluate Standard features include: Advanced features include: • Product catalog • Product variants • Inventory management • Discounts & promotions • Order managment • Template tags & shortcodes • SEO Friendly • Action and Filter Hooks • Shipping & tax estimates • Developer API • Payment gateway • Support & Documentation5
Free Plugins Not unlike most functionality in Wordpress, there are myriad plugins available and sifting through the clutter can be challenging. • WP e-Commerce (GetShopped.org) • Cart66 Lite • Jigoshop • WooCommerce7
WP eCommerce • Grandaddy of eCommerce on WP Downloads: 1,764,167 • Great SEO capabilities Average Rating : 3 Stars • Robust feature set Age: Over 5 years old • Premium upgrades • Extensive documentation8
Cart66 Lite • Simple approach to eCommerce Downloads: 44,405 • No store-front per se Average Rating : 4 Stars • Standard feature set Age: A little over a year9
Jigoshop • Nice integration of cross-sell / up- Downloads: 73,175 Average Rating : 4 Stars sell, related products, and product Age: Over a year old reviews • Localization • Extensive documentation10
WooCommerce • Flexible and easy-to-use templating Downloads: 134,748 Average Rating : 4 stars engine Age: A little under a year old • Lots of free and premium add-ons and themes • Great Support11
The Short List - Premium Premium plugins usually offer additional features and extensions, some level of premium support, and access to future updates. • MarketPress • Shopp • Cart6612
MarketPress • Premium WPMU Dev plugin Pricing: $39 - $79 /month Age: Almost 2 years old • WP e-Commerce importer • Lots of features • Flexible API, shortcodes and themeing13
Shopp • Lots of free and premium addons Cost: $55 (single) $299 (developer) • Robust theme & developer APIs Age: Over 3 years old • Great WordPress integration14
Cart66 • Robust recurring payments Pricing: $89 (single) $299 (developer) • Robust model for memberships & Age: : A little over a year subscriptions • Third party integration with Google Analytics, Constant Contact, Gravity Forms, etc.15
Other Considerations Most eCommerce solutions will work with most mobile plugins/themes • Mobile support / integration (e.g. WPTouch / Sentient) • Reporting & Analytics (e.g. Piggy, Google Analytics) • Social Commerce (e.g. Facebook)16
Thank You! Brian Piccolo VP, Interactive firstname.lastname@example.org www.ampagency.com twitter: @bpiccolo @amp_agency17
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