It’s incredible how one can transform a basic WordPress site into a fully-fledged online store. One day, you’re just a blogger, but you’re launching a product gallery with eBooks and other goods the next.
Having an online store is a great way to make money online, and you can create one with the handy little list of plugins we’ve prepared for you.
Some of the plugins outlined below are generally fit for any store, while others are more niche-oriented.
Before introducing our plugins, have a look at this WordPress tutorial to help you get started with your plugins of choice.
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of this WordPress ecommerce plugin. It has tens of amazing features to help you grow your online store. It can be used to sell digital and physical products to make your customers’ journey pleasant and seamless.
The plugin is user-friendly and integrates with WordPress seamlessly. This means you don’t need a tech background to launch your store. It has a wide variety of features and functions to set up payment gateways, manage inventory, create discount codes, etc.
Hundreds of themes and extensions are available, which let you design your store any way you would like.
2. Shopify Buy Button
More than 1.7 million merchants are now using Shopify to sell online. While it’s a standalone platform, it can also be used to transform any WordPress website into an online store. The solution is its so-called Buy Button.
The Shopify Buy Button is intuitive, allows you to sell a wide variety of products, offers full inventory management, and more.
It does all the work, including shipping, tax calculation, integrating payment gateways, setting up an SSL certificate, etc. Beginners, in particular, will appreciate this greatly. You can sell any product, from shoes to digital downloads.
Shopify has a bulk importer and inventory editor. It lets you accept credit cards both in person and online. The shipping system features integration with USPS and other providers.
Shopify can create buyable Pins on Pinterest and integrate with the Facebook Store. Finally, you can avail of a wide range of apps in its app store.
3. WP Simple Pay
The third choice provides dedicated functions for your site to improve payment management. You can use it to link your WordPress site to your Stripe account and start accepting payments in minutes.
Your store doesn’t need a complex configuration to accept payments. The plugin is easy to integrate with AffiliateWP and works with Divi, Elementor, and many other page builders.
Last but not least, the support team is helpful and responsive, and Simple Pay is PCI-compliant.
4. WP Product Review
WP Product Review makes adding product reviews a piece of cake. What’s more, you can choose how to display them on your site. You choose the product review option when writing a blog post, after which the plugin lists the relevant review settings.
It allows you to import features from Amazon and reviews you’ve already written. There are three view layouts, and it generates comparison tables automatically. Your customers can leave reviews of different product specifications. Reviews are displayed in sidebar widgets.
5. The Wholesale Suite
The final choice includes Wholesale Order Form, Price, and Lead Capture. They all have features to sell products to companies and individual buyers and integrate with WooCommerce.
B2B customers can use the Lead Capture plugin to sign up for buyer accounts and take advantage of the reduced (wholesale) prices.
You use the Order Form plugin to make a catalog of your wholesale items. This makes it easy for people to find the products they need to buy. Returning customers can reorder items they’ve bought before quickly.
Finally, Wholesale Prices adds lowered prices for wholesale buyers.