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Recommend plugins for Member's only E-commerce Website (6 posts)

  1. anindyaray
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I want to make a ecommerce website and I want it to be for members only. I want to restrict members from visiting the dashboard.

    I want guest-visitors to land on the login page , and once they login to my website they would be able to provide billing address, contact information, they would be able to shop, track orders status.

    Can anyone suggest me what plugins and theme (free and premium both) would be best for my website ?

    I would sell T-shirts and Canvas shoes .

    The extra (must) features I want for my ecommerce website:

    1. members only website (only login page visible to non-logged in visitors)
    2. members will have a profile page where they can update the billing and shipping information, which will be used in future for all shopping transactions they make, with a confirmation during finalising the order.
    3. HTML Email and Newsletters

    P.S. - I have tested eshop plugin. I liked it. But the only two problems with this plguin is that
    1. the orders can only be tracked from the dashboard, and I have asked the developer about the code to make order tracking system a frontend page, but the developer said thats not possible.
    2. No members profile page to update and save billing and shipping address (Shoppers have to fill in the personal infomations every time they order something which is annoying).

    Isn't there any solution at all?

  2. David Chandra Purnama
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    eshop is the best solution.

    1. yes, but why not? wordpress admin look clean and profesional.
    2. eshop plugin have this feature, if you are a member, you can edit the form in edit profile (bottom).

    i hope it help

  3. anindyaray
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank a lot for your reply ...

    I will check those and get back to you ...

    but .... the sect of people to whom I am planning to sell my product will actually get irritated with dashboards and all ... they would prefer to have all option in frontend ...

  4. tryminenow
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi anindyaray

    I am in the process of building a membership site. The basics are finished and at the moment pointing to a an affiliate site until my backend is finished. I am a member of a site that is currently running a series on building a membership site from scratch using the Thesis Theme for WordPress and several plugins.

    You can see what I have done so far http://onlinevideomarketing.ws and there is a link to the resources in the footer. It's the link at the top of the list under Thesis Reources I think.

  5. Digital Raindrops
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    P.S. - I have tested eshop plugin. I liked it. But the only two problems with this plguin is that
    1. the orders can only be tracked from the dashboard, and I have asked the developer about the code to make order tracking system a frontend page, but the developer said thats not possible.
    2. No members profile page to update and save billing and shipping address (Shoppers have to fill in the personal infomations every time they order something which is annoying).

    Isn't there any solution at all?

    Not out the box, but it might be worth creating a project on one of the freelance websites, it would cost, but might be worth it.

    If you split it into two, membership and ecommerce, use the membership plugin for getting the address fields.

    I use the magic members plugin $97 a year on my website with custom fields, which could work, link at the botom of my website pages, I have discount codes if you want to go down this route.

    Then have a developer add a function to the ecommerce page where the address is added to populate the fields from the membership plugin tables.

    The eshop orders tracking page could easy be copied and coded into a widgitized shortcode to dispaly the tracking details on a members only page.

    If you have a trusted domain, ssl, MSSQL and ASP then check out http://www.nopcommerce.com/demo.aspx a free package that would be a prefect fit!

    HTH

    David

  6. tryminenow
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thought I would update the post. The membership site I belong to (free to join) runs regular workshops on building a membership site with both the sShop and eStore plugins. All sessions are recorded and available to paid members. http://bit.ly/fiVMT1. When I built my site (see above) all we had were videos and not live Q&A sessions where you could solve problems live.

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