9 essential ecommerce WordPress plugins

e-commerce WordPress plugins
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If you're serious about starting that online business you’ve always dreamed of and you're using WordPress, you'll need to consider the best ecommerce WordPress plugins. 

WordPress has no shortage of competitors offering easy-to-use and low-cost website building services, but while it might be a little less intuitive than the likes of Squarespace and Wix, what sets WordPress apart is its open-source nature. This allows for hundreds of third-party themes and associated plugins to be integrated. 


Wix: The best website builder for just $3.54/ £3 per month
Wix has over 500 customisable templates and is super simple to us. You'll soon have your own site online, at a bargain monthly price, and there's even a free version available, too.

02. Gator: Great value from just $2.75 per month

02. Gator: Great value from just $2.75 per month
Need to get a basic website online, fast? Gator is an affordable and excellent choice. It offers a drag-and-drop editor, 150 templates to choose from, plus a free domain for a year. It's worth snapping up.

Squarespace: Ideal for professionals, from $12 per month

Squarespace: Ideal for professionals, from $12 per month
Squarespace has an array of beautifully designed templates that make your portfolio work look incredible. Plus it's easy to use, and you can add an online store as well.

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Alexis James

Alexis is a freelance writer and journalist from the north east of England. His love for creative technology stems from the day he was gifted his first ever digital voice recorder (a beloved Olympus WS 110), which brought with it the wonderful realisation that he'd never again have to rely on his iffy shorthand.