Two More Great WordPress e-Commerce Plugins - Administration
WordPress is a great platform for creating and maintaining a fully-functional website. One of the best parts of WordPress is its vast catalog of plugins that increase its functionality. One such category of plugins deals with e-commerce. These nifty tools can help transform your site into an online store in just minutes. Here are five of the top free e-commerce plugins around.
Ecwid, which is short for “e-commerce widgets,” is a WordPress plugin that gives you the functionality of a full-fledged shopping cart in just minutes. It's easy to implement on your site or blog, and it also integrates with social networks. In other words, you can use the plugin to convert your MySpace or Facebook profile into a mini shop. It's also free, so you won't have to worry about any extra investment into your online operation.
Ecwid employs AJAX throughout, and it also supports drag-and-drop functionality for easy use. Speaking of easy use, the plugin puts out a nice product on the user end and is easy to maintain for online store owners of almost all technical levels. Upgrades are quick and painless. Ecwid is very lightweight too, so your site's performance should not be compromised. If you want a plugin that's flexible, Ecwid answers the call, since it lets you add run your store on multiple sites simultaneously.
ArtPal is a WordPress e-commerce plugin that was originally created with artists in mind. If an independent artist tries to sell their work online, they won't necessarily have a huge inventory. Thus, why have high overhead costs for something so simple? That's where ArtPal comes in, because it is free and allows you to integrate Paypal with your WordPress blog. Integrating Paypal into your site with ArtPal only requires your PayPal email address. It's that simple. Beyond the easy integration, ArtPal also offers real-time sales tracking. This is vital, as it will disable a piece of artwork from being sold twice in the event that there is no backup inventory.