Difficult plugin has many bugs. Better off writing a shopping cart from scratch.
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The Gold Cart is expensive and doesn't really work - I bought it to get the grid view and it doesn't really work. There is support - but you can only ask 1 question and then you have to pay a high price to ask another question... My advise : get another product - there are free plugins that can do a better job. Keep Searching !
Have built many sites using woocommerce but had to do some work on a site using WP ecommerce. I paid for a premium extension and had no luck getting it to work. After numeroues attempts to get support, received no response other than a request for clarification on what the probelm was.
If support for paid extensions is this non-existent, don't expect to get any help with the free plugin. Just download woocommerce and know it will work.
IF YOU LIKE THE MONEY YOU WORKED SO HARD FOR.. then read this review before buying (that is what I should have done..):
JUST go for WooCommerce or JigoShop. With both I have exellent experiences. Just implemented it straigt into my website (little coding required).
If you are not convinced yet, then please do read this review, I am more then happy to elaborate:
I mailed with the customer support service because I was not satisfied after buying the 'Grid view' extention (which costs 99 dollars).
Price and forend-design
I just wanted to implement the webshop directly into my website and I expected that for freaking 99 dollars the design would be minimalistic and clean.
What I instead got was a 2000-ish looking design with rounded edges, 2006-ish-Amazon-buttons and shadows no designer (who has to be taken seriously) ever wants to see.
Usage experience of the back-end
While installing the plugin I noticed that it took a lot of time to figure out where I could find settings and how to implement them. The design of backend is a heap of crap.
Customer-support calls the backend-design 'made for developers', while Justin of WP eCommerce did not inform if I was a developer or not.. Yes, damnit I am a freaking developer. The mistake WP eCommerce made while developing this plugin, is that they made the backend-experience logical for themselves, not for developers who are going to USE it. Designing good back-end makes the difference between half and hour install-time and three hours install-time and besides that: think of the horror of having to return to that chaos everytime you want to change something.
So all in all it takes time to find what you need to find and when you are done all the settings, and you decide to buy the Gridview-extention for example you get shit.
Contacting support about a refund
"Dear Justin (and other WP e-Commerce support),
On july the 16th I mailed you because I was really not satisfied about the product, not only because I don't like it, but also because it is buggy and it just not cover what a simple webshop should be able to do.
So I asked nicely if you could return my money.
You said in answer to one of my mails "Can you tell us a little bit more about why you are not satisfied with your purchase? If it's something we can help resolve, we'd like the opportunity to do so. If it's not, we'd be happy to refund your purchase, but would love to know how we can improve our product to avoid similar issues in the future."
I have been nice towards you in providing information so that you could make a better product. Since then I have not seen my money back. About a month later (two weeks ago now) I have send another mail asking for a PayPal refund immediately, but silence is golden ehh silence is what I get."
I have not heard from them ever since.
Some other points:
1. It took me ages to find out if I could do what I wanted to do with shipping.. I live in Holland and it works different here then in the US.. (I still don't know if it is possible)
2. The check out page etc. were after the install a total mess..
3. .. and probably more that I even didn't see because..
I'd install Jigoshop instead.
This was posted over a week ago without any response.
"Hi, I have installed "wp ecommerce" on my WordPress mutlisite. My problem is that if I go to my main domain and select "settings/store" the general tab information appears correctly, but all other sub-domains will not display any dropdown under the general tab.
Is there a fix for this as I am only using the "wp ecommerce" on one of my subdomains."
Not well supported! I suggest looking at more reliable plugins that offer a working eCommerce environment for Multi-site needs.
I recently updated a client's website to a new theme, Blanco, that is well supported and uses WP eCommerce. However, when I finished setting up the new theme, there was a bug in my checkout process that would not allow customers to complete their purchase. I talked to Blanco's authors and they said since the same bug persists when the WP default theme was activated, it was a problem with WP eCommerce.
I have sent several emails to WP eCommerce and still have yet to hear back. It's been a few weeks and my client is loosing money everyday. This is my last resort or I'm switching platforms.
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Very bad support, nobody seem to understand some problems,takes days to get answers, they not pro active.
Will try woocommerce.
Worse e commerce plugin i ever use... almost everything bugged... better use WooCommerce or JigoShop... i use this stupid plugin in 2 of my sites, and now i have to refund one client and another one rebuild using jigoshop...
Online support directs you to paid support. Shipping charges won't apply and shipping details won't forward to PayPal.
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