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Comparing Free Solutions in WP+ECommerce

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September 16, 2013

Comparing Free Solutions in WP+ECommerce

A comparison of 8 free ecommerce solutions for Wordpress - covering 9 critical criteria and a whole lot of opinion from varied experiences. : )

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September 16, 2013
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  1. Comparing the options “free” Monday, September 16, 13

  2. grace bitofgrace.com 7 years freelancing WP lover WooFan Fireworks Junkie

    Free-stuff finder Dog Spoiler 380 Products | WooCommerce | 2 Months to Create and Launch | 12 Woo Extensions Poochie-Pets.net Monday, September 16, 13
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  5. MarketPress Lite Monday, September 16, 13

  6. Comprehensive Base Features Easy Product Creation Robust Reporting Import-Export-ability Lookin’

    Good! Gettin’ Down Socially Docs / Growth Extras Oder Handling Physical and Virtual Goods Description Text Descriptive Photo Customizable Price Easy Price Change Can Relate Products Can Cross Sell Sell or Catalogue Can Allow Discounting/Sale Payment Functions / SSL integration Currency/Weight Choice Free & Shipping Functions Taxing /Fees Functions Notifications Customer Data Collection Control/Trackable sales Search Engine Friendly Monday, September 16, 13
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  8. Get over to the WPeC Sample http://wpecommerce.bitofgrace2.com DemoUser demo http://wpecommerce.bitofgrace2.com/wp-admin

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  9. getshopped.org Comprehensive Base Features Easy Product Creation Robust Reporting Import-Export-ability

    Lookin’ Good! Gettin’ Down Socially Docs / Growth Extras Yuck Acceptable Fantastic Oder Handling Monday, September 16, 13
  10. getshopped.org Comprehensive Base Features Easy Product Creation Robust Reporting Import-Export-ability

    Lookin’ Good! Gettin’ Down Socially Docs / Growth Extras Yuck Acceptable Fantastic Great integrations for social, share and meta tagging Very meager reporting. Sales by month. Issue with image control and type filtering Oder Handling Hard to tell statuses Includes CSV example for importing -Downloadable Sales did do a little breaking a lil too much on the Shop page Plenty of documentation, forums Frontend Photo uploads, flexible. Built in Payment and shipping gateways, ‘found us’ survey, RSS and Google Product Search Monday, September 16, 13
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  14. Payment Gateways 5 6 Y Y N Y 6 Shipping/Calc

    Methods Allows Coupons Includes Socials Email Logo or Header Shortcodes W idgets WPeC Monday, September 16, 13
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  17. Get over to the Marketpress Sample http://marketpress.bitofgrace2.com DemoUser demo http://marketpress.bitofgrace2.com/wp-admin

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  18. WP eCommerce Comprehensive Base Features Easy Product Creation Robust Reporting

    Import-Export-ability Lookin’ Good! Gettin’ Down Socially Docs / Growth Extras Yuck Acceptable Fantastic Oder Handling Monday, September 16, 13
  19. WP eCommerce Comprehensive Base Features Easy Product Creation Robust Reporting

    Import-Export-ability Lookin’ Good! Gettin’ Down Socially Docs / Growth Extras Yuck Acceptable Fantastic You’ll need to add in social goodies yourself Just the bird’s eye basics -points for not having universal Attribute control Oder Handling Bit tedious- but not painful Includes CSV example for importing -Upgrade to export No Email control - exercise your right to CSS Some free dev, but primarily dev & support for Pro, membership Little in the way of extras, aside from upgrading to Pro Monday, September 16, 13
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  23. Payment Gateways 5 6 Y Y N Y 6 2

    1 Y N N Y 4 Shipping/Calc Methods Allows Coupons Includes Socials Email Logo or Header Shortcodes W idgets WPeC Marketpress Monday, September 16, 13
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  25. Get over to the Ready! Sample http://ready.bitofgrace2.com DemoUser demo http://ready.bitofgrace2.com/wp-admin

    Monday, September 16, 13
  26. eCommerce Comprehensive Base Features Easy Product Creation Robust Reporting Import-Export-ability

    Lookin’ Good! Gettin’ Down Socially Docs / Growth Extras Yuck Acceptable Fantastic Oder Handling Monday, September 16, 13
  27. eCommerce Comprehensive Base Features Easy Product Creation Robust Reporting Import-Export-ability

    Lookin’ Good! Gettin’ Down Socially Docs / Growth Extras Yuck Acceptable Fantastic From the get-go, products fully social-ready Reporting? What’s reporting? Confusing as all get-out. Good luck teaching clients! Oder Handling Tedious, a little painful - no way to export or print. ummmm, nope. Neat and manual CSS friendly Documented and updated routinely. Handful of extensions - premium. $ Monday, September 16, 13
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  31. Payment Gateways 5 6 Y Y N Y 6 2

    1 Y N N Y 4 3 2 N Y/N N Y/N 16 Shipping/Calc Methods Allows Coupons Includes Socials Email Logo or Header Shortcodes W idgets WPeC Marketpress Ready! Monday, September 16, 13
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  33. Get over to the Cart66 Lite Sample http://cartlite.bitofgrace2.com DemoUser demo

    http://cartlite.bitofgrace2.com/wp-admin Monday, September 16, 13
  34. LITE Comprehensive Base Features Easy Product Creation Robust Reporting Import-Export-ability

    Lookin’ Good! Gettin’ Down Socially Docs / Growth Extras Yuck Acceptable Fantastic Oder Handling Monday, September 16, 13
  35. LITE Comprehensive Base Features Easy Product Creation Robust Reporting Import-Export-ability

    Lookin’ Good! Gettin’ Down Socially Docs / Growth Extras Yuck Acceptable Fantastic You’ll need to add in social goodies yourself Export orders - otherwise additional $$ reporting. Products are created manually 2-step process Oder Handling Individual actions only. Notifications are a bit disjointed. Not available without upgrading Straightforward, build as a blog post. Downloadable PDF of Documentation Coupon/Promo features-plenty to upgrade to. Acceptable for a small shop Monday, September 16, 13
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  39. Payment Gateways 5 6 Y Y N Y 6 2

    1 Y N N Y 4 3 2 N Y/N N Y/N 16 4 2 Y N N Y 1 Shipping/Calc Methods Allows Coupons Includes Socials Email Logo or Header Shortcodes W idgets WPeC Marketpress Ready! Cart66 Lite Monday, September 16, 13
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  41. Get over to the ECWID Sample http://ECWID.bitofgrace2.com DemoUser demo http://ECWID.bitofgrace2.com/wp-admin

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  42. eCommerce Widgets Comprehensive Base Features Easy Product Creation Robust Reporting

    Import-Export-ability Lookin’ Good! Gettin’ Down Socially Docs / Growth Extras Yuck Acceptable Fantastic Oder Handling Monday, September 16, 13
  43. eCommerce Widgets Comprehensive Base Features Easy Product Creation Robust Reporting

    Import-Export-ability Lookin’ Good! Gettin’ Down Socially Docs / Growth Extras Yuck Acceptable Fantastic The ideal social integration from the gate Just the filterable orders External product panel is sweeet Oder Handling A breeze, and easy to teach Some flexibility via CSV Examples and instructions provided. Beautiful, clean, easy- looking sharp- even notification email! Well documented and forward thinking Lots! Mobile, Drag & Drop cart, share your cart, sample products 10 Products or less - heavenly! Monday, September 16, 13
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  47. Payment Gateways 5 6 Y Y N Y 6 2

    1 Y N N Y 4 3 2 N Y/N N Y/N 16 4 2 Y N N Y 1 6/14 7 N Y N N 4 Shipping/Calc Methods Allows Coupons Includes Socials Email Logo or Header Shortcodes W idgets WPeC Marketpress Ready! Cart66 Lite ECWID Monday, September 16, 13
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  49. Get over to the Jigoshop Sample http://jigo.bitofgrace2.com DemoUser demo http://jigo.bitofgrace2.com/wp-admin

    Monday, September 16, 13
  50. eCommerce Comprehensive Base Features Easy Product Creation Robust Reporting Import-Export-ability

    Lookin’ Good! Gettin’ Down Socially Docs / Growth Extras Yuck Acceptable Fantastic Oder Handling Monday, September 16, 13
  51. eCommerce Comprehensive Base Features Easy Product Creation Robust Reporting Import-Export-ability

    Lookin’ Good! Gettin’ Down Socially Docs / Growth Extras Yuck Acceptable Fantastic You’ll need to add in social goodies yourself Less than you’d expect. no coupon reporting Great Re-usable attributes/categories - Logical setup Oder Handling One by one for Jigoshoppers Very interchangeable with competitors - csv based. Easy to modify base styling. Themes available w/builtin Plenty of documentation, forums-support Updates a little slow Ongoing development available for free and premium All you need to kick off a ton of products and orders Monday, September 16, 13
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  55. Payment Gateways 5 6 Y Y N Y 6 2

    1 Y N N Y 4 3 2 N Y/N N Y/N 16 4 2 Y N N Y 1 6/14 7 N Y N N 4 2 1 Y N N Y 15 Shipping/Calc Methods Allows Coupons Includes Socials Email Logo or Header Shortcodes W idgets WPeC Marketpress Ready! Cart66 Lite ECWID Jigo Monday, September 16, 13
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  57. Get over to the CartNinja Sample http://ninjacart.bitofgrace2.com DemoUser demo http://ninjacart.bitofgrace2.com/wp-admin

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  58. offsite eCommerce Comprehensive Base Features Easy Product Creation Robust Reporting

    Import-Export-ability Lookin’ Good! Gettin’ Down Socially Docs / Growth Extras Yuck Acceptable Fantastic Oder Handling Monday, September 16, 13
  59. offsite eCommerce Comprehensive Base Features Easy Product Creation Robust Reporting

    Import-Export-ability Lookin’ Good! Gettin’ Down Socially Docs / Growth Extras Yuck Acceptable Fantastic You’ll need to add in social goodies at post level yourself Nice breakdowns and thorough reporting Tedious & clumsy. 2 step creation-disjointed from external Oder Handling If you’ve gotten this far- this is easy. Found no signs of this Can look clean - just takes work from you Plenty of docs but frustratingly manual everything. Various Gateways -Offers easy payment receipt at a fair price. This is being kind. Monday, September 16, 13
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  62. Payment Gateways 5 6 Y Y N Y 6 2

    1 Y N N Y 4 3 2 N Y/N N Y/N 16 4 2 Y N N Y 1 6/14 7 N Y N N 4 2 1 Y N N Y 15 3 2 Y N N N 0 Shipping/Calc Methods Allows Coupons Includes Socials Email Logo or Header Shortcodes W idgets WPeC Marketpress Ready! Cart66 Lite ECWID Jigo CartNinja Monday, September 16, 13
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  64. Get over to the WooCommerce Sample http://woo.bitofgrace2.com DemoUser demo http://woo.bitofgrace2.com/wp-admin

    Monday, September 16, 13
  65. eCommerce Comprehensive Base Features Easy Product Creation Robust Reporting Import-Export-ability

    Lookin’ Good! Gettin’ Down Socially Docs / Growth Extras Yuck Acceptable Fantastic Oder Handling Monday, September 16, 13
  66. eCommerce Comprehensive Base Features Easy Product Creation Robust Reporting Import-Export-ability

    Lookin’ Good! Gettin’ Down Socially Docs / Growth Extras Yuck Acceptable Fantastic FB, Google, Pin available Free Like the others it missing variation reporting. Logical creation, duplication, common attribs $ stock structure. Oder Handling Easy bulk printing, status changes, export for shipping Heavy export of variations/attribs requires advanced plugin Great template control, CSS options and Email customization. Updates monthly, large community, forums and docs Growing Constantly - some freebies by WooThemes $$$ For a basic store its got all you need. Monday, September 16, 13
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  70. Payment Gateways 5 6 Y Y N Y 6 2

    1 Y N N Y 4 3 2 N Y/N N Y/N 16 4 2 Y N N Y 1 6/14 7 N Y N N 4 2 1 Y N N Y 15 3 2 Y N N N 0 3/5 5 Y N Y Y 15 Shipping/Calc Methods Allows Coupons Includes Socials Email Logo or Header Shortcodes W idgets WPeC Marketpress Ready! Cart66 Lite ECWID Jigo CartNinja WooCommerce Monday, September 16, 13
  71. ok, so that was actually Frank H. Knight Grover Says:

    Never waste any time you can spend sleeping. Monday, September 16, 13
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