1. Do you sell, or want to sell, digital downloads, digital content, products or services from your WordPress site on Autopilot while maintaining total SECURITY of your digital asset?
2. Are you frustrated with the e-commerce WordPress plugins you’ve looked at? Do you want a plugin with reliable customer service (where your questions get answered and issues get addressed)?
3. Do you hate the thought of paying ongoing fees and commissions to sell via a third party web site?
4. Do you hate having to buy many expensive addons after you install a shopping cart? and then pay a yearly fee to upgrade?
If you are still reading, then the WordPress eStore plugin may be just what you need!
In a Nutshell… this powerful, sleek and conversion oriented WordPress shopping cart plugin allows you to sell any type of digital products and services from your WordPress powered site securely with complete automation.
Once you set it up, the whole process (the buying, payment verification, and the delivering of the product(s) without revealing the real URL of the product) works on auto-pilot. You can view a simple overview of the WP eStore’s digital delivery operations here.
Yes, you can sell physical (tangible) products with this plugin too as long as you don’t need complex shipping options.
Thousands of internet marketers use this plugin to sell their products from landing/sales pages.
Below are just some of the notable features of the WP eStore Plugin (you can view a full list of features here):
Security of Your Digital Asset
Automatic instant digital product delivery upon payment through dynamically generated encrypted download link. This way the actual location of your digital product never gets revealed. The link expires after a configurable amount of time or specified number of downloads which ensures the security of your digital asset.
Sell services, tangible and non-tangible products from your site. For example, you can sell digital downloads, videos, music, photos, subscriptions, tickets, serial numbers, web hosting, collect membership fees, and much more.
Secure Download Manager
WP eStore allows you to embed secure download now buttons for your free downloads (this will prevent hot linking to your files). You can also collect the user’s email address in exchange for the download (helps you build an email list).
Easy Streamlined Checkout
Simplest one-click checkout through PayPal, Authorize.net or Manual Payment. Customers can pay using a credit card or PayPal account. Don’t lose your customers to a complicated checkout system. Read the benefits of an express checkout system.
Lightweight Shopping Cart
WP eStore is a lightweight shopping cart solution. This lean shopping cart structure ensures that the plugin will not slow down your site.
Multi Site License
When you buy the WP eStore plugin you can use it on as many sites as you own (you gotta love that!). There is no “Developer Option” here. One low price entitles you to use the plugin on all of your sites.
Ease of Design and Usage
WP eStore seamlessly blends into your existing WordPress theme. You have the freedom of placing a Buy or Subscribe button for a product or service anywhere on your blog. Read the design overview here.
It can be integrated with Autoresponders (AWeber, MailChimp, GetResponse, Mad Mimi). This way the customers automatically get signed up to your list/campaign for email marketing purpose.
Elegant Product Display
WP eStore comes with elegant product display templates which you can use to display your products. Checkout the available fancy product display templates here.
Extensive Shortcode Library
With the library of shortcodes WP eStore provides, you can customize your WordPress ecommerce store exactly the way you want it. Designing your online store has never been easier. Checkout the available eStore shortcodes here.
Lots of Free Addons
WP eStore has many free addons that you can use to extend the cart behavior in various ways. You get access to all the free addons and extensions when you purchase the eStore plugin. See the addons list here.
Lots of Payment Gateways
The eStore plugin has free integration with a lot of popular payment gateways including PayPal, Braintree, Authorize.net, Offline payment methods (payment via cheque, cash or bank transfer), BitCoin via BitPay, eWay. There is a premium gateway addon module to add even more payment gateways if needed (example: Stripe, PayPal Pro etc).
Create Buy Now Buttons
WP eStore allows you to create buy now type buttons that offer a super fast product checkout. This type of button allows your customers to purchase a product without having to add it to the cart.
PayPal Subscription Button
You can create PayPal subscription buttons so you can charge recurring payments for a product or service.
Free Future Upgrades
Free future improvements and upgrades (there is no annual fee). You will always have access to the latest version of the plugin for free.
Our plugin code-base is very stable. We put a lot effort into testing and developing our plugins so it doesn’t break your site after you upgrade.
Save and Retrieve Cart
Ability to allow your customers to save their shopping cart content so that it can be retrieved at a later time.
Sell License or Serial Keys
You can configure a product with a bunch of serial numbers or license keys and the plugin will dispatch it to the customers upon purchase of that product. This feature can be useful to sell tickets too. View details here.
Create standard or conditional discount coupons using the discount coupon functionality. Use it to allow your customers to buy your products at a discount.
Customer Purchase History
Show customers their purchase history. They will be able to see which products they purchased from you in the past. Also allow them to re-download the digital items they purchased.
Sell Using a Link
You can use this plugin to sell your products via a link. This can be very useful if you have created a landing page using a landing page creator software and you just needed a link to accommodate the item purchase process.
Pay What You Want Price Option
You can enable a “pay what you want” or “custom” price option for your products so the customers can enter the amount they wish to pay for the item. You can specify a minimum amount for the custom price also.
Amazon S3 Integration
Can be integrated with Amazon S3 so that the downloadable files can be stored on your Amazon S3 account and served via secure encrypted download links.
Integrates with Google Analytics eCommerce tracking. Your product sales will be tracked in your Google Analytics account (if you are using one).
Create Donation Buttons
WP eStore allow you to create PayPal donation buttons to collect one-time or recurring donations for a cause.
Shorten Encrypted Download Links
You can choose to deliver a shortened version of the encrypted download links. The links are shortened using the free Bitly link shortening service.
Works with HTTPS Pages
WP eStore works with https pages out of the box (useful if you are using an SSL certificate on your website).
Use inside a Pricing Table
WP eStore plugin is very handy when you need to put Buy or Subscribe buttons inside a price list or pricing table of your landing page.
Product Grid Display Option
Ability to list your products on a page using a grid display. There are a few pre-configured grid display templates for your to use.
NextGen Gallery Integration
Can be integrated with the NextGen Gallery Plugin to create a Digital Photo Store from the NextGen Gallery to sell photos from your WordPress site.
WP Security Plugins
WP eStore is compatible with most popular WordPress security plugins (including our free All In One WordPress security plugin).
WP eMember Integration
Can be integrated with the WP eMember plugin to create a WordPress store with membership capability. Creating a membership site with the WP eMember plugin is very easy.
Affiliate Software Integration
Can be integrated with the WordPress Affiliate Software Plugin. So if you decide to boost your sales by introducing an Affiliate Program later then you just have to activate the affiliate plugin.
Always Kept Upto Date
We keep our plugins upto date to work with the latest version of WordPress. We have been doing this for 5+ years so rest assured that our plugins will always be compatible with any future WordPress updates.
Scared of getting worthless product documentation after you purchase the product? Checkout the shopping cart documentation before you make a purchase.
Tired of listening to fake support promises? Checkout our customer only forum to see how we handle product related issues (usually within 24 hours). Our support forum is moderated by the developers who created the plugin(s).
View the full list of WP eStore plugin features.
Please see the documentation site to get a feeling for what this plugin can do (this will help you determine if this plugin will meet your needs).
WP eStore Plugin Demo
Click on the above live demo button to see how the Add to Cart, Buy Now and Subscribe buttons work.
You can also watch these set of video tutorials to see how easy it is to setup and use this plugin.
You can also try the free WordPress PayPal Shopping Cart Plugin to get a feel for how the shopping cart works. PayPal Shopping Cart plugin’s checkout is similar to this plugin (it just doesn’t have all the cool features that WP eStore does).
Purchase Demo Video
The following video shows a typical checkout process from a customer’s point of view when using PayPal:
The following video shows the customer’s point of view when checking out using the Stripe payment gateway:
WP eStore Shopping Cart Screenshot
There are a few different ways to display the shopping cart. The following screenshot is one example of how the shopping cart looks when customers add product(s) to the cart:
Below is a screenshot of another fancy cart:
Squeeze Page Type Form
The WordPress eStore Plugin can be used to insert a squeeze page type form in a post, page or sidebar to offer a free product to build email list for internet marketing purpose (view details).
Documentation & Technical Support
- WordPress eStore Documentation – WP eStore tutorials, how to’s, tweaks and everything else that you need to know about this plugin.
- WP eStore quick installation and Usage Video Tutorial
- WP eStore Forum – The WordPress eStore plugin is simple and easy to use but if you are facing an issue with this plugin then post it on the customer only support forum and we will address it.
We won’t waste your time with fake testimonials! Checkout the customer feedback page and see what some of our customers have to say about us.
Thank you so very much. I’ve just set up the new version of the plugin, and a new test PayPal button and as far as I can tell this solution works perfectly! I really can’t thank you enough. Your support has been very fast, and extremely helpful. This made my day!
You can also check the comment section below for more customer feedback.
Get the WordPress eStore Plugin Now
Sell digital and non-digital products from your WordPress blog Securely. (Includes Free Lifetime Updates)
Sleep well at night knowing your digital asset is safe!
You will be automatically redirected to the checkout page once you add a product to your shopping cart. you can also find the shopping cart on the sidebar.
Frequently Bought Together
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See the Products page for more bundled product deals.
I am not going to tell you that the WordPress eStore is the best WordPress Store plugin ever but for what this plugin does makes it gold.
If you want a WordPress Store plugin that is being actively developed and has someone behind it to offer support and troubleshoot issues then feel free to purchase this plugin.
When you buy this plugin you also indirectly support all my other free wordpress plugin development.
WP eStore Questions (F.A.Q)
If you have any questions please leave a comment below.
Comments (807 responses)
I’m looking at selling digital items in a PDF format. If this can automatically email the buyer with a download link after payment, where do the files need to be stored, on our web hosting site or yours ?
For manual checkout, the order management change to complete (from pending), will generate the sale email.
For normal paypal transaction, the sale is already complete as soon as the order comes in.
If I purchase the WP eStore and install the Order Management Addon, when changing the status of an order to complete will the system automatically generate a notification the the buyer that the status changed to complete? If so is the notification message editable by in the sellers dashboard?
@Michael, Yes the plugin will work with these file types. They plugin does not have file type restrictions.
Does this plug in work for all files? I deal with .jpg .gif .jpeg .stl .svg .obj
@Harper, Yes there is a settings option you can check in the plugin what will allow the checkout page to open in a new window.
Can you open the checkout in a different window with this plugin? I need my checkout page to open in a new window for my setup and flow of my site.
@Keo, The manual checkout feature of WP eStore plugin should do what you are after.
Please note that in eStore, you configure a product in the plugin then use the WP post/page editor to insert “add to cart” button for a product. You can watch our video tutorial to see how it works.
Hi, I want a plugin like “WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart” which I can easily add a “Add to Cart” button through WYSIWYG on a Posts Page. Because I already have lots of Products in my Posts Page. But I don’t really want any payment step, i.e. after a user clicked on check out or filled out some of their info(include User’s Name, Telephone Number and Email) at the Cart Page. Then send User’s Info and Cart’s Info to my Email. Could this plugin work as my description?
@Mike, eStore has a feature for it. You can load an item to the cart by adding a query parameter in the URL. So when someone goes to that URL (with the query arg), the item will be automatically loaded to the cart.
Hi, is it possible with either WP Shopping Cart or the eStore to have a particular item be automatically added to the cart at page load?
@Mimi, Yes, you can use it on multiple sites and pages.
Can I use this plugin on multiple websites/landing/sales pages?
@Sandra, Yes. Please check our shipping documentation which explains the shipping options this plugin has.
Can we sell physical products? Include Shipping?
@Lex, Yes you can set the quantity and once the product is sold out the buy button will change to a sold out image. If you add more quantity after the product has sold out the image will go back to the buy button automatically.
Hi, can I set the quantity of items for how many tickets I have to sell, and when it sells out, it displays as such?
@Christy, There is a feature to bundle products and make a new product out of that. So you can have each of your mp3 files as products then make a new product called CD using the other mp3 file products. Take a look at our documentation site for more info.
Can separate items be grouped together as one item (example: multiple MP3s to create a full CD)? I am moving my online store from a godaddy online store (they are cancelling the online store I currently use) to a wordpress site.
@Bruce, eStore plugin is pretty easy to use also. You should watch the video tutorials from the eStore plugin’s documentation and that will give you a good idea of what is involved:
I began using the free WP Shopping Cart plugin to see what kind of challenges it would present, and I have to tell you I am impressed!
If the WordPress e-store plugin is even better, for this price I’d be a fool to not get it.
My question is, how difficult will it be to switch this site over from the free to the premium plugin? Even though I created this new cart as a learning experience, it has gone so smoothly that it is already a fully-functioning, active shopping site …
@Ronal, It is doable but it will require some custom coding. I will send you an email to better understand the requirement and then give a better answer.
Pre-sale question. I have a table in my WP database connected to another database from another system, in this table I have a big list of products with their details in each field, included the price. Currently I can show this table in my WP page as a nice table with a list of all the products. I want to know if with this plugin I can put “Add to Cart” button for each product in this list, but I want that the price be extracted from the price field of my table. I shouldn’t set the price manually because thoses prices can vary according to the original table of another database(from another system). If someone change the prices of some products in the another system, this will be mirrored in my wp table and I want that those prices be updated automatically for selling (I hope I have made myself understood with you, my english is not so good).
@Georgia, Yes there is a feature in the eStore plugin that allows you to do this. You can have it so the IP address is included in both the seller and buyer’s notification email.
Can I include the IP Address of the buyer in the sale notification emails?
@Chris, yes, WP eStore has an addon for Stripe payment gateway.
Noticed that you have a Stripe plugin for donation payments. Is Stripe available/integrated with WP eStore?
The only shopping cart I’ve been able to set up and get it working without knowing code and programmer language.
@ David, Yes our plugins can be installed on as many sites as you need them to be and only use one PayPal account. Our plugins tell PayPal the IPN information so you do not have to lock your PayPal account into just one store.
Can both the WP Simple Shopping Cart Plugin and the eStore Plugin handle Instant Payment Notifications (IPNs) from one PayPay account? That is, if I have two websites with the plugin installed, and I am using one PayPay account, can the plugin create a unique IPN URL for each website?
I have been using your plugin for awhile now and it has preformed perfect. Thank you for making a plugin that works and continues to work even when I have to update. I appreciate the effort you put in to make sure my site is not effected when an update happens.
@JanelleS, Yes you can specify a quantity. Once the specified amount has been sold the buy button will automatically change to a sold out image so the item and not be purchased until you add more stock. Once you add more stock the sold out image will automatically change back to a buy button.
Can you list current quantities available so you don’t oversell a product?
@Anna, Yes there is an option in the eStore that allows you to see all the recurring payments a customer has made.
Can I see all the recurring payments a customer has made?
@Ditch, Our plugin is designed work with any theme. It should take the background of your existing theme. If you have a theme where the cart needs a little CSS tweak to match the background color, we can inspect your site and give you the required CSS tweaks for it.
I am working with a website with a black background, and am wondering where I can go in and change the background colors of the cart and the item description. I recently had the paid version for me.
@Mandy, Yes you can have subscription payments that recur when using the eStore, Payment Gateway Bundle and Stripe.
If I use the eStore and the payment gateway plugin can I have recurring subscription payments with Stripe?
@Sarah, Yes you can apply a discount code using a URL.
Can I apply a discount via a URL?
@Matthew, Yes you can use the Table Rate Tax Add-on. This is a free eStore add-on.
Can I set different tax rates for different countries?
@Tim, I think you should be able to use the following option to do that:
The system (that generates the link dynamically) will generate the link inside the protected shortocde on that page. Customers can only access that protected system after they make the payment. When they go to that page after the payment using the special link, they will get their dynamically generated content.
Can you sell dynamically generated links to third party sites? The link being sold would be dyanmically created from a custom plugin/function within wordpress, after the sale/subscription takes place – that is, selling a non physical, non downloadable product?
@Tanya, Yes you can sell any type of file. With the eStore and the Affiliate you can do revenue sharing.
Does this plugin allow you to sell, inDesign , Illustrator and Photoshop files, I want to sell my designs, and am tired of giving someone else the cut on every purchase, would this work for me?
This is the best shop plugin. Great support and loads of versatile and easy to use features. 🙂
@CloudBox, Yes you can do that with eStore. Check the license key selling documentation from the eStore plugin documenation page to learn more on it.
Could I use it to sell software license?
I need to import for example 10 unique licenses (for stock) to a product, once a customer paid he or she will get the unique license immediately. And I will check the stock level every day.