Do you have an established WordPress blog with subscribers and a regular traffic flow? If you answered yes and are not doing so already, you really need to install an eCommerce Shopping Cart plugin and turn your site into a money maker. Of course, just like everything else, there is an art to doing this successfully but today we are focusing on the actual plugin.
This plugin will not only make it easier to sell your products or services online but accepts PayPal payments as well. Here are some further details on this eCommerce Shopping Cart plugin and why you should be using it:
SELL DIGITAL DOWNLOADS/PRODUCTS – No matter what type of digital downloads you have, you can sell and deliver them securely to your customers with the plugin. Sell your ebooks (PDF), audio books, music (MP3, wav, MP4), photos, digital arts easily from any wordpress site.
SECURITY OF DIGITAL DOWNLOADS – The plugin instantly deliver the digital product to the customers by sending them an encrypted download link by email so the original location of the products never gets revealed. Download limit can be configured so the link automatically expires after the ‘x' numbers of downloads.
SELL TANGIBLE AND PHYSICAL PRODUCTS – It's easy to configure tangible or physical goods. The plugin allows you to configure product variations with options (e.g. size, color, style etc) with additional price. Plugin offers product categories to display products in order and easier for your customers to find them.
SELL SERVICES – Like Digital and Physical products you can also sell Services. With product variations you can create levels of services with individual price. (e.g. Under ‘Blog Setup Services' you can charge ‘Basic Blog Setup' for $99.95 and ‘Premium Blog Setup' for $105.00).
CUSTOM FIELDS FOR PRODUCTS – This feature allows you to collect instructions from customers for individual product.
Flat tax rate Apply a flat tax rate to the selected or all products.
Flat shipping rate Apply product specific shipping rates for individual products. You can also apply a flat shipping rate regardless the number of items in the Cart or a flat shipping rate for each individual item in the Cart.
DISCOUNTS AND COUPON CODE – Create your own Coupon Codes. Apply discounts on selected products. Apply discount based on item quantity. Apply discount based on total cart amount.
- Support multiple currencies
- Target specific countries or all countries
PAYMENT OPTIONS – PayPal Standard
- Simple checkout process.
- Checkout without account.
- Tax and shipping cost on checkout page.
- Customizable checkout page.
- Place products on any post or page.
- Display the ‘Shopping Cart' on any post or page and sidebars.
- Customizable Email.
- Custom button option for individual products.
Testing and Debugging – Test with PayPal Sandbox before you go Live.
There are many other WordPress shopping cart options to choose from. The only problem is that when they are set up with a ton of options they sometimes don't work as well. This new simplified eCommerce Shopping Cart plugin should do the trick to at least get you started.
Do you know of any other simple shopping cart plugins that are easy to set up and use?