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which cart / shopping plugin would you recommend? WordPress


Which cart or ecommerce plugin would you recommend based on the following:

It's a small shop (a dozen physical products in maybe 3 categories) but option to expand later.

Must have a USPS shipping cost auto-calculator.

Must use paypal Website Payments Standard.
(preference given to solutions that can expand to include other payment methods and merchants)

Preference given to solutions that use same wordpress admin login and back-end interface.

Must be easy to install, style and manage.

Preference given to open source (ie. free) solutions.

Thanks for your time!

Answers (6)


Joe Jenkins answers:

I use Marketplace from WPMUdev

It's $39, or you can sign up for a month to download all their plugins for $79 (lower for longer lengths of time for support).


Denzel Chia answers:


I recommend this plugin.

It's got USPS Shipping calculator.

The following is an excerpt from the plugin site.

<blockquote>The shopping cart plugin currently has Canada Post, Australia Post, USPS and FedEx shipping modules integrated which will calculate shipping rates and services on the fly for your customers during checkout.</blockquote>

They provide excellent support via email.



Sébastien | French WordpressDesigner answers:

wp-e-commerce is good
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c a comments:

Would seem like an obvious choice but I was shying away from it due to the many complaints about the USPS shipping calculator. For example, these were just from a few months ago [[LINK href=""]][[/LINK]]

Sébastien | French WordpressDesigner comments:

it seems that a patch exist now for this problem :-)

i have create a plugin for this wp-e-commerce; with this plugin you can sale a gift sertificate (this GC is a number create automaticly in your admin )


Espreson Media answers:

Try out PHPurchase – WordPress Ecommerce Plugin ☞

CART66 has Live UPS shipping rates...

c a comments:

you mean cart66?
where do they say they have USPS shipping calculations built in?
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Espreson Media comments:

CART66 has Live UPS shipping rates..

c a comments:

You do realize there's a difference, right?
UPS is different than USPS (the United States Postal Service).
Or am I missing something?


Chris Lee answers:

I would avoid wordpress as an ecommerce solution. I usually recommend using businesscatalyst by adobe:

or just install and use drupal with the ubercart module.

A lot of them are poorly coded and not very flexible. The wp-ecommerce module (paid version) is promising but still is limiting.


dimitris bak answers:

wp e-commerce does not work!

c a comments:

what do you mean?

dimitris bak comments:

i bought it and most of the plugin does not work with a default install + the support does not exist. stay away! my opinion of course