Gone are the days when WordPress was merely a blogging platform as today it’s changing and it is ready to rule the eCommerce world in the coming days. Today there are a number of eCommerce themes and plugins, enabling the business owners to sell their products and services easily by turning their websites into efficient online stores.
The process has now been simplified by WordPress so now even if you are not a programmer, you can manage and own an online store.
There are varying WordPress eCommerce products comprising of 900+ free plugins, 60+ free themes, 400+ paid themes and templates, and 850+ paid plugins. Thus there are no solo commerce related theme and plugin shops.
Today we come across numerous WordPress plugins that have revolutionized the eCommerce niche. Let’s explore how WordPress is contributing to the eCommerce industry.
Considered as the most popular eCommerce plugin, WooCommerce had more than seven million downloads and over a million active installs. Besides, when it comes to the shopping cart technologies used by online store, then WooCommerce rules more than 30% online stores worldwide. eCommerce enthusiast today consider it as a complete package for an online store owner as it offers everything that’s needed to set up an online store. WooTheme, its parent company, has contributed big way in making WooCommerce what it is today. There are more than 339 extensions (both free and paid) and themes, and is indeed a big thing. Also WooThemes was acquired by Automatic recently in May 2015 for about $30 million, which was a game-changer. After the acquisition of WooCommerce by Automattic (company of WordPress co-founder, Matt Mullenweg), it’s quite clear that WooCommerce, like WordPress, is here to stay.
WooCommerce is going to be among the major beneficiaries of REST API that’s merged into the core. It is counted among the most used CMSs, as well as the most used eCommerce platform worldwide.
Easy Digital Downloads
WooCommerce is certainly behind the success of the WordPress eCommerce industry and thus Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) is vital for digital stores. It offers all-inclusive solution to sell digital products as with more than 40,000 active installs, EDD is ranked among the leading WordPress eCommerce plugins that allows you to sell digital products and has drawn great impact on the lives of its users. It is really the best kind of support to have.
There is more
Here we have already talked about the prominent eCommerce plugins, however there are more of the valuable additions, like WP eCommerce with 60,000+ active installs, MarketPress with 7000+ active install, Cart66 Lite has 4000+ installs and iThemes Exchange with 3000+ active installs. These are powerful plugins offering great support to the eCommerce platform.