Ecwid for WordPress: An Easy & Secure Ecommerce Plugin

By Kaya Ismail June 22, 2016 (Updated: August 30, 2016) Articles and Editorials

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WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world – for many good reasons. One of those reasons, is the flexibility it offers through third-party plugins like the Ecwid WordPress Plugin, which makes for an impressive eCommerce extension.

“Ecwid is the best e-commerce solution for WordPress applications. Ecwid offers a solution that easily integrates with a responsive WordPress platform and is much easier and more cost effective [when] compared to most other e-commerce solutions.”

— Mikel Bruce, CEO and Founder at tinyfrog.com.

Let’s take a closer look at what Ecwid’s WordPress plugin brings to the table.

Ecwid WordPress Plugin Features

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The Ecwid WordPress plugin boasts all the native features of Ecwid that can be integrated across a number of platforms.

Those features include:

  • Install Ecwid in minutes
  • Sleek interfaces and product catalogs
  • Responsive design
  • Personalised customer accounts
  • Product favoriting
  • Automatic language detection
  • Smart shipping calculator
  • Multiple POS system integrations (including Clover, Vend, and Square POS)
  • Detailed tax automation
  • Personalised retail apps for iOS and Android via the Ecwid ShopApp feature (for Ecwid Unlimited users only)

Free for WordPress.org

Ecwid also offers a totally free plan that doesn’t require any further modules or plugins to function. And the Ecwid control panel is now accessed from inside your WordPress dashboard so you don’t need to log in to separate locations.

At the time of writing, the plugin boasts over 20,000 downloads and a 4.6/5 star rating on the WordPress plugin repository.

Smart & Secure

Furthermore, Ecwid’s WordPress shopping cart offers seamless and automatic upgrades, hosted on powerful and secure Amazon EC2 servers for free.

Ecwid is also PCI-DSS Level 1 Service Provider certified, which ensures a robust level of digital security and makes transactions with your payment gateway and bank airtight.

From a personal standpoint, I’m beginning to see Ecwid as one of the most helpful eCommerce solutions on the market. It lets you launch your own retail app, configure taxes in one click, and integrate with WordPress and WordPress.com via a simple plugin.

To find out more about the Ecwid WordPress plugin, check out the WordPress plugin repository.

Kaya Ismail

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