I have tried a number of other shopping carts, but have always run into problems with them. I always go back to wp ecommerce. I find it very easy to set up and it does almost everything I require. Support is friendly and helpful too, which is very much appreciated.
I have three suggestions for future versions (if anyone is listening out there):
1. Maybe there's a way to get the text to wrap on a mobile device. It is hard to read a paragraph that runs 2 characters vertically, and quite off-putting to shoppers.
2. I find the "add to cart" button is way off to the right. I have had customers who couldn't figure it out. It would be helpful if the button was right beside or under the select quantity box.
3. Setting up shipping costs is really impossible to do accurately. This would be a good solution: Allow for shipping for one item, shipping for two items, and shipping for 3 items. So, if the base rate is $12 to ship one item, and a customer adds another item that could go in the same parcel, the shipping add on cost could be, for example, $4 for the second item, and maybe $2 for a third item (all set by me) so that the total shipping cost for 3 items would be $18, as opposed to $36.
I sell on Etsy and this is how they do it, though I think they only allow 1st item, plus additional items (so,$12+$4+$4=$20). The main shipping cost always defaults to the product that has the highest amount set. They also let you specify different rates for different destinations (cananda, us, eu, asia, etc.) which is all really good for business. Myself, I am often deterred by the high shipping rates and have abandoned more that one cart over the years!
Food for thought anyway. Thanks for the great plug-in, and all the work that has gone into it.
Couldn't be happier with the cart - and very flexible. Support is easy, fast and right on. I've used several others, but WP eCommerce is unique with a robust community with a ton of add-ons.
Difficult plugin has many bugs. Better off writing a shopping cart from scratch.
I've been using this plugin for a while now and love it. I have run into a few issues but when I do the support is always there to help me figure it out which is the most important thing to me.
thanks for your support when the cart was failing. great support.
Thanks for the great support on the recent shopping cart issue.
Works very well for our small business website, the support and speed in which they respond is hard to find! Thanks!
When WP updated we ended up with a glitch in our shop, but an email to WP eCommerce support and Mihai was on it within the hour! ...not only locating the problem, but fixing it, too. Can't get better service than that! I am more than thrilled to see how prompt my needs were met!
Having tried WooCommerce and found out that it just didn't cut it for me or integrate with my theme (DIVI) very well I decided to try Wp E Commerce. Worked straight out of the box and after trying it bought the Gold Edition.
Really excellent plugin and the support I had over a very minor issue was resolved almost by return so this gets 5 stars from me. Can highly reccomend.
I have been using WP E-Commerce for 3 years with my present employer, and I have not used a simpler shopping cart system in my 15 year career.
I HIGHLY recommend purchasing the Gold Cart plugin. It improves the layout of the products from a bulky list view to a compact grid view which is pretty much the standard for shopping cart systems these days. You also get a BUNCH more payment gateways to work with as well as premium support. I just updated my WP E-Commerce plugin and had a small issue and Mihai, one of their developers was right on the case. He went into the server and resolved the issue in no time (thanks Mihai!).
If you're looking to implement a shopping cart into your WordPress installation, this is the cart to use.
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