MarketPress is the best free eCommerce plugin available for WordPress. Beautiful, powerful and easy to use.
If you are considering purchasing the "Premium" versions from WPMU Dev, save your money. The Marketpress Lite version will no longer be upgradeable once you have done so. If you consider upgrading to get more payment gateways, you will only add two with the Premium version.
The Dashboard you have to install will prevent you from updating any of their free plugins. Then, once the WPMU Dev Dashboard is deleted (the only way you can do it) so you can upgrade the free plugins, the "Premium" plugins you paid for may not work right.
If you want the "Premium" of one of their plugins and any support after (which in my experience you will need), you need to purchase the plugin individually or you are wasting your money and won't receive support after 30 days.
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No options at all for someone who wants a costumizable webshop.
Ignoring the technical issues which have been covered elsewhere in reviews, I think it is important to highlight what their staff told me in an email, after I had entered my credit card details:
"All of our services are subscription based."
"We can issue you a refund, there a 20% admin fee where the account wasn't cancelled at least 48 hours prior to renewal."
To be fair they also say "All the downloads will remain yours even when the current subscription period ends."
But be aware that you cannot buy their plugins; you have to take out an open-ended subscription and remember to cancel it.
all of the useful features are in the pro version. no way to test this out without buying it first.
As much as I would love to give this a 5 star I can't. THIS IS NOT as they claim.
First: "100% WordPress Multisite and BuddyPress compatible"
Of course it is. You MUST have Multisite enabled if you want users to sell products.
Second: "you can use it to start your own Etsy or Ebay style network of stores... where you take a % on each sale!!!"
This is NOT even close to Esty or Ebay.
With users to be able to sell products they must have their OWN store/multisite which in turn is not what Esty or Ebay is. On ebay I register, login , upload my product, done! With Marketpress I have to register, login, set up a store, configure a website basically and then I am able to sell my products and when changes to the main site are done it has no effect on the users Multisite. If I change the logo or menu items for example on the main site, it does not change on the Multisite because those Multisites are just that, a separate site from the main site that must be configured on a user basis.
So basically what this is, is a plugin requires for Multisite enabled for a user to have a store within your domain but is not actually part of your own store. It its is NOT a plugin to be used if all you want is a user to be able to sell products on the main site like Ebay or Esty.
Sorry, but the description ruined this for me and has caused me days of frustration. I will note, support has been great! They have attempted to help me but to no avail.
This would be a great product for those who do want Multisites but worthless for those who don't that and only want users to be able to sell products on your site alone.
Everything in MarketPress Lite looks great but one of the main functionality doesn't working. PayPal Express Checkout is available but doesn't working.
I moved to woocommerce
It didn't work. After initial contact with their customer support (for which I paid $19) they then ignored me for 5 days. I went with Woo Commerce instead which works very well. I have another shop which limps along with Market Press and I'm going to use WooCommerce there too instead. I requested a refund as they did not provide me with adequate support in a reasonable timeframe but they refused. I would not recommend them.
This plugin looks like it could be potentially just as bad as WP-E-Commerce. It's a shame PHP developers can't seem to DEVELOP.
If development mode throws a million warnings off the bat, it's pretty clear that they have no idea what they're doing.
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