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WP eCommerce

WP eCommerce is a free, powerful plugin that empowers you to sell anything online, quickly and easily.


67 reviews
Average Rating
3.4 out of 5 stars
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Don't was your time - Use WooCommerce instead
By , for WP 3.9.1

Pretty poor quality in my opinion. Just overall lacking on robustness. Wasted $50 on the braintree plugin that didn't even work (no credit card form validations?) Also was unable to sell a simple free product ($0).

Switched to woo-commerce and immediately found it to be way better. Don't waste your time.

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Has almost single handedly killed my business as people cannot checkout now

Never had an update that didn't break something
By , for WP 3.9.1

Don't use this plugin. It will break. You will lose sales.

As a developer, WPEC is an absolute nightmare. Getting it to work takes a lot of effort, and every update changes the core of the website substantially. Good lucky trying to customize any of those template files!

I've used this on three different websites, all of which are currently outdated because it's too much of a hassle to update.

What broke this time? You can't add products to the cart. Not even with other plugins disabled and using a stock theme. It's so terrible. And look at all those other 1-star ratings.

Wp E- Commerce
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Would I buy again?
Absolutely NOT. This is the worst WordPress PlugIn I have used. Support Non Existant. Reply to emails - Not At all. Functionality awful. This Gold Cart Plug In was a waste of time and Money. All these guys want is a sale and they are gone. Please be aware it is NOT a responsive shopping cart,

Worst support ever
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Just look at the forum here and see how many of the questions ever get answered. You will see that not many do.

Of course you have to "Buy" the product to get support, which is fine. We all have to make a living. But then you have to buy "tokens" if you want any additional question. So for the price of the product you get a shopping cart and one question answered. If you have addition questions you have to buy more tokens at $50 each.

Wish I would have read the reviews before purchasing this product. It's an OK product, but the support is horrible. The worst. It is nonexistent unless you want to keep spending money to get basic answers.

Not for large or serious e-commerce
By , for WP 3.8.1

This software has a countless amount of bugs, issues, and lack of features that will make any serious web developer pull their hair out.

1) Shipping is broke in the latest version. It just simply doesn't work. Even on a clean installation of WordPress. During the checkout process, you will simply be redirected back to the checkout page in a constant loop.

2) There is no product filtering and search filtering. Your end users will not be able to sort products by price.

3) You cannot customize the packing slip without hacking the core of the plugin.

4) Poor developer documentation. No real explanations as to what most common functions actually do.

5) I can almost guarantee you will have to purchase at least ONE other add-on/plugin for WPEC if you want to accomplish anything like special shipping and proper product importing.

This solution is NOT meant for people trying to build a serious E-Commerce website. Maybe if you're selling a couple digital downloads or a couple small products. Unfortunately for me I wasted over a year hacking this crap to work on a store with nearly 3,000 products and spent thousands on other 3rd party plugins from Visser Labs.

Do yourself a favor and if you're going to do a large E-Commerce website, you probably shouldn't use WordPress at all.

Internal Server Error
By , for WP 3.8.1

Plug-in keeps breaking my theme when product rating is entered, generates a "500 error" Thankfully it is limited to the product category of the associated product, however its quite annoying since I haven't found a fix for it yet...

Had found a few other issues that I was able to work around but this one got me by the balls

Buggy and getting worse
By , for WP 3.8.1

It is not an exaggeration to say that this plugin has cost our company several thousands of dollars in lost revenue due to trouble shooting and getting clients off of WP e-Commerce. This plugin has gone through periods of relative stability with periods of numerous bugs. For the past 6 months it has gone to another low point. The plugin support, or companies making the plugins for WP e-Commerce are terrible. We have tried 2 different FedEx plugins and 2 USPS shipping plugins. None of them worked without severe bugs.

I wouldn't recommend this plugin to anyone unless it's on a personal site that doesn't require dependability.

Can destroy your site's performance
By , for WP 3.8.1

Buyer beware, this plugin creates a "temporary" user with no email address for every visitor to your site (logged in or not.) It's supposed to clean up after itself, but doesn't. The end result can bring your site to its knees.

When our site hit 20K fake users, arriving multiple times a second, we started having twice-daily crashes, page response times north of 10 seconds, etc.

Don't take my word for it, read it in the developer's own words.

2 years too long
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I am moving to WOOCommerce. This cart seems to have more bugs than an ant hill. Wasted too many hours troubleshooting and lost too many orders to a broken cart to do it any longer. Not sure if WOO will be much better but it couldn't possibly be worse

People need to store offering plugins that work with this cart. Wasting time and money.

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