Alternatives to WooCommerce

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WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress with more than 3 millions active installs and more than 30 millions downloads. WooCommerce has also a very rich extensions collection where you can extend your shop to support more features, or to provide more payment gateways and shipping methods. If you have any reason to move away from the plugin, you might consider the following WooCommerce alternatives.

WP eCommerce

WP eCommerce is one of the first eCommerce plugins for WordPress. It was created in 2006 and it supports both physical and digital products.

The plugin support many payment gateways such as Square, Stripe, and Paypal. And many other extensions in order to add additional features in the plugin. Moreover, the plugin has hundreds of WordPress hooks that can be used by developers to write their own extensions.


MarketPress was created by the popular WordPress plugins provider WPMU DEV, The plugin description says that it’s the only premium and at the same time completely free.  MarketPress is also supporting selling physical and digital products, and it includes more than 15 payment gateways. One of the selling points of MarketPress is that it’s compatible with Multisite and BuddyPress, that means you can create multiple stores websites.


Jigoshop is a good WooCommerce alternative. It’s no surprise because WooCommerce started as a fork of JigoShop. The plugin is still in active development and recently it had new owners. The plugin has many extensions and themes, and it can be extended by using WordPress hooks.

iThemes Exchange

This plugin is for minimalists, it’s one of the simplest eCommerce plugins where you can use it to kickstart the selling process as fast as possible without a lot of a hassle in the different eCommerce settings and options. Even though the plugin provides the minimal features, it has many add-ons in order to extend your shop.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Waseem Founder and Lead Developer of WPRuby.


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