7 Free WordPress e-Commerce Plugins to Start your Business Online

by September 29, 2016 1 comment

WordPress is a free CMS and if you have low a budget then it can be a great option for entry-level online stores. Here, we gather a list of seven free e-commerce plugins to set up your online shop and start selling!


WooCommerce is a free eCommerce plugin that allows you to sell anything. Built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress it has a huge library of fee add-ons and premium extensions to make buying more enjoyable for your customers. With premium extensions, you can offer bookings, memberships, and recurring subscriptions.

WooCommerce comes with the ability to accept major credit cards, PayPal, BACS (bank transfers), and cash on delivery. More than 140 region-specific gateways integrate with WooCommerce, including popular choices like Stripe, Authorize.Net, and Amazon Payments.

Here are some features of Woo Commerce:

  • Built according to WordPress best practices
  • Strength and flexibility
  • Compatible with WordPress themes
  • Google Analytics integration
  • An intuitive dashboard with widgets and detailed reports to help you keep track of sales, stock, store performance and statistics
  • Fully customizable
  • Fully compatible with WordPress themes
  • PayPal gateway
  • Several payment options including credit cards, cash on delivery and cheque


WP eCommerce is a free, powerful plugin that empowers you to sell anything online, quickly and easily. It is a marketing-ready plugin with multiple options such as New Products widgets, Cross-sells, flexible coupon rules, quantity discounts, Google Analytics, Google Sitemaps, Google Base integration etc. It provides Compatibility with most WordPress themes and other plugins.

Here are some features of WP e-commerce:

  • WordPress widget support
  • Shortcode and template tag features
  • Compatible with WordPress and WordPress Multisite
  • Fully customizable using custom HTML and CSS
  • Numerous Paypal options i.e. PayPal Payments Standard,
  • PayPal Payments Pro, and PayPal Payments Express
  • Multiple payment gateways including Google Wal- let, Chronopay, iDEAL, BluePay, Sagepay, PlayStation,
  • Authorize.net and FirstData/LinkPoint amongst others
  • Drag and drop shopping for better user experience
  • SEO-ready
  • SSL certificates and catalog management


The WooCommerce plugin was built on the Jigoshop code base, so you’ll get to see some similarities between the two in terms of user experience from the front and the back end. Setup your web store in minutes with an extensive amount of shop settings including base country, currency, catalog options, stock management, unlimited tax settings, shipping and payment gateways out of the box.

Here are some features of Jigoshop:

  • Multiple product options i.e. you can offer download- able digital products, affiliate products, variable products and grouped products
  • Detailed reports of sales, orders and store performance
  • Stock tracker
  • Multiple shipping methods
  • Fully extendable
  • Multiple payments gateways
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Secure and highly customizable
  • An ever-growing support community to hold your hand


MarketPress sets the standard for WordPress e-commerce solutions, providing an elegant shopping experience that supports all major payment gateways and allows you to easily manage distribution and shopping costs with custom shipping options. It is a simple WordPress e- commerce plugin that will help you set up a stylish store from the ground up in a few minutes. The plugin offers all the features you need such as.

Here are some features of Marketpress:

  • Compatible with all WordPress themes
  • AJAX based
  • Several payments gateways including PayPal, Google Checkout, Authorize.net, MoneyBookers (Skrill), 2check-
    out etc
  • Internationalization options
  • 100 per cent BuddyPress, WordPress and WordPress
  • Multisite compatible
  • Google Analytics
  • Countless product variations
  • Shipping coupons


Easy Digital Downloads is a complete e-commerce solution for selling digital and other non-physical products in a light, performant, and easy to use the plugin. Rather than attempting to provide every feature under the sun,

Easy Digital Downloads makes selling digital simple and complete by providing just the features you need.

Here are some features of Easy Digital Downloads:

  • Multiple payments gateways
  • Payment history feature
  • Promotional code system
  • Cart system
  • Multiple files per download
  • Bundle purchases
  • Sales charts
  • Ability to re-download files


Shopp is a high-performance and professional e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It adds a secure shopping cart to your WordPress website in a matter of minutes. Run sales, add new products, update inventory, ship orders etc.

Here are some features of SHOPP:

  • The plugin comes with its own secure cart so you don’t need security add-ons
  • Catalog management
  • Customer accounts
  • Responsive design
  • Javascript enabled
  • Discount feature
  • Easy to install and use
  • Secure and resumable downloads
  • Multiple image options
  • Compatible with WordPress themes and plugins
  • SEO friendly


Ecwid is the best plugin for individuals or companies that don’t want to start a new website for their online shop. This plugin is popular for the fact that it can be integrated into your old website easily in just a few minutes. Ecwid also allows you to mirror the system onto other sites you intend to sell on, and sync between devices like your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

Here are some features of Ecwid:

  • Product options and product search
  • Multiple payment options and currencies
  • Real-time shipping rates from multiple providers
  • Printable invoices with logo.


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  1. Sanjay
    #1 Sanjay 30 September, 2016, 18:02

    Best for word press is Woo Commerce, if not word press then Opencart and magento is better.

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