It’s no secret that online shopping has soared astronomically in recent years. People are spending more online than ever before – with ecommerce accounting for more than 25% of all retail sales in May 2022.

So, if your website isn’t fully functioning or your pages are slow to load, customers may miss out on sales opportunities and you may miss out on customers. One of the best ways to elevate your WordPress site is to install the top compatible WordPress plugins.

The best WordPress plugins for ecommerce

Let’s take a look at what WordPress plugins are out there…

1. WooCommerce

  • Free (optional paid add-ons up to £85)

WooCommerce is one of the most popular WordPress plugins for online stores, from small start-ups to larger businesses – and it's popular for good reason. The open-source ecommerce platform allows you to transform your website into an online shop front, making it easy and affordable to sell products on your site. The plugin itself and many of its themes are free, but you can choose add-ons to animate your site for an annual fee – and some are definitely worth paying the premium for, like Vastra, Treehouse, and ePentatonic.

2. BigCommerce

  • 15-day free trial
  • Standard: $29/month
  • Plus: $79/month
  • Pro: $299/month

Delivering scalable and innovative ecommerce WordPress solutions, BigCommerce is a headless commerce platform providing catalogue management, payment processing, and fulfilment logistics for all your back-end WordPress store needs. There are multiple pricing plans available to suit your budget (and needs). And you can bag yourself a free 15-day trial to test the waters before committing. A few of BigCommerce’s key features include checkout customisations, a no-code page builder, mobile-friendly themes, integrations, and more.

3. Shopify

  • £5/month

Cementing itself as a firm ecommerce favourite, the Shopify Buy Button is an easy add-on to your WordPress site in just a few clicks. The plugin allows you to add unlimited products to your website with over 100 payment gateways. Test the Shopify WordPress plugin for free for up to three days – and if you’re happy, it costs just $5 per month.  

4. Easy Digital Downloads

  • Personal: $99.50/year
  • Extended: $199.50/year
  • Professional: $299.50/year
  • All Access Pass: $499.50/year

Over 50,000 website owners use Easy Digital Downloads to sell digital products online. With four pricing plans to choose from, you’ll have everything you need to launch and run your online business. Easy Digital Downloads can seamlessly integrate into your WordPress site with all-important features like a shopping cart, order management, detailed reporting, and customer management tools. Plus, the plugin provides access to actionable insights, customer profiles, and more.

5. WP EasyCart

  • Free: $0/forever
  • Pro: $69/year
  • Premium: $89/year

With more than 30 worldwide payment gateway options allowing multiple currencies, WP EasyCart is an easy-to-use ecommerce plugin. Plus, the plugin has a keen focus on security, encouraging PCI compliance and SSL certification. And what’s more, it’s free – but there are several upgrade options if you want more out of the platform.

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So, what are you waiting for? Get your site up and running in a flash with our setup wizard. Select a use case, and we’ll do the rest of the work for you, pre-installing recommended plugins and themes. There's over 60,000 plugins to choose from, too!