Anyone using WordPress for an eCommerce store?

I’ve been using Magento on one site and it’s wayyy to much for my needs.

I’ve been thinking about using WordPress with one of the eCommerce plugins.

Is anyone doing this? Got any recommendations for which eCommerce plugin to use?

actually I am going to be looking into this for a client, all he wants to do is start off with one item and once he gets licensing from other sports teams, branch out

wp e-commerce and marketpress will get the job done but I am a big fan of ecwid

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Yes, using ECWID plugin for one client,

Pros – free, easy to setup, no SSL required even when processing cards via authorize.net, the support staff & forums are pretty responsive and generally great. Paid version gets you more products, advanced product inventory control management & ability to use coupon codes. Simple, fast and painless integration to Facebook Fan Pages.

Cons – It requires you to login to a different site to manage your store, the URLs are ugly as can be and there’s a slight lag, because you’re essentially loading another site within your existing one.

WooCommerce –

The theme used in that site is a WooTheme with a child theme for e-commerce, so integration is painless.

Pros – it’s built right into WordPress and easy to manage, it’s much more visually appealing and has pretty URLs for better SEO. Coupon codes are built in. Complex inventory control management built in.

Cons – everything is a $$ add-on. Want to be able to print invoices, that’s $10, want to integrate USPS, that’s a $50 add-on. There’s a lot of them, some you will need and others you won’t. If you run authorize.net, another add-on, you’ll need an SSL.

If you have your own mids use magento if not and you don’t have a processer use wp. I’m using magento.

no doubt there are several legitimate vulnerabilities but by being proactive you can protect yourself from most

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Yes, using ECWID plugin for one client,

Pros – free, easy to setup, no SSL required even when processing cards via authorize.net, the support staff & forums are pretty responsive and generally great. Paid version gets you more products, advanced product inventory control management & ability to use coupon codes. Simple, fast and painless integration to Facebook Fan Pages.

Cons – It requires you to login to a different site to manage your store, the URLs are ugly as can be and there’s a slight lag, because you’re essentially loading another site within your existing one.

WooCommerce –

The theme used in that site is a WooTheme with a child theme for e-commerce, so integration is painless.

Pros – it’s built right into WordPress and easy to manage, it’s much more visually appealing and has pretty URLs for better SEO. Coupon codes are built in. Complex inventory control management built in.

Cons – everything is a $$ add-on. Want to be able to print invoices, that’s $10, want to integrate USPS, that’s a $50 add-on. There’s a lot of them, some you will need and others you won’t. If you run authorize.net, another add-on, you’ll need an SSL.

Ditto on WooCommerce. Clean, easy, and great support.

Thanks chaps.

I went with WordPress e-commerce plugin in the end. Got a copy of the gold cart plug in and a private SSL.

If I set the whole site to operate under the secure connection, are there any negatives in terms of SEO?

Search engine bots can still crawl the site OK right?

I gotta theme it next. It is all working nice and simple though.

The big thing is integrating magento into wordpress now.

I wish there was more for integrating eBay with WP and Magento to. I only want simple things, but the only way is to use the API myself, which I’ve never used before.

Up until now I’ve always coded things from scratch. Using WP, I’ve setup quite a lot of features in only a few hours through all the plugins.

Just need write the eBay API ‘synchronization’ code myself. So if something sells on eBay, the stock levels will be automatically adjusted across the other sites I sell on. One of which is a magento store.