Sell digital products and/or physical products with Cart66. The easiest to use WordPress ecommerce shopping cart plugin.
I'm a new wordpress user (1 week now), and less than 24 hours into the cart66 pro plugin. I skipped the lite version. The cart66 plugin is exactly what I was looking for and the code is very well organized. I would have given it a 5/5 but I found that the UPS shipping module support only pulls published rates, not the negotiated rates you get when you have a formal shipping agreement with UPS. That required several hours of my time to figure out and upgrade the php code to work. As is evident with the 1 ratings before me, those users with no programming support would be out of luck. Cart66 Lite and Pro DO NOT support UPS negotiated rates. This means that you could lose customers if they are not happy with the higher shipping rates they'll be asked to pay. I'm very happy with the cart66 plugin otherwise and hope it is smooth sailing from here because I want to use it on another site tomorrow.
We were new to WordPress eCommerce last year and found Cart66 to work just like how a shopping cart plugin should work, at least one written for the easy-to-use CMS that is WordPress. Our previous experience was with Zen cart and Cart66 was a very straightforward experience by comparison.
Of course the two serve quite different markets, different sensibilities and business needs, but the typical small and even mid-sized business will likely find Cart66 robust enough. We're especially stoked by the fact that unlike most WordPress shopping carts, this one doesn't feel like it's forcing users to adopt some kind of "claustrophobic" system to get things done: for instance, something as simple as specifying that your buy-now button should go here instead of there!
You can easily migrate to Cart66Pro which isn't loaded up with a "buy by the part" mentality. If the developer had a community supported forum, it would get 5 stars from me. I have no vested interest in the product other than my sanity when developing for clients. If a client is on a tight budget and uses PayPal Standard, this is easy, fast and free.
Be sure to download the PDF, it addresses darn near everything you could run into.
The nice upside is that you can configure variations and shipping pretty easy. This is especially the case when you have items with multiple variations and prices, such as three sizes and colors of one item. I'd rather not write some crazy short code per item. Instead with Cart66Lite I enter the products into the back end, create my page of products and then use the icon near the post/page "insert image" to insert the item I want.
In particular shipping options are pretty robust if you don't want to mess with live shipping. Default by the piece with bundle for additional items is again, very easy.
I am not an affiliate, don't have any financial interest, or know the developer. I do have a sense of sanity when it comes to my time.
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