WooCommerce vs WP eCommerce Comparison

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Comparing WooCommerce vs WP eCommerceWhich eCommerce plugin is the better alternative for my blog? With more and more competing premium WordPress plugins it gets harder and harder to answer that question. This article takes a look at two popular eCommerce plugins: It compares WooCommerce with WP eCommerce in order to help you with your decision in choosing one.

There are several other alternatives to WooCommerce and WP eCommerce on the market which I have compared in separate articles. Go to my main WordPress eCommerce Plugins comparison to start your search.

Please note that this comparison only looks at the features on paper as reported by either plugin’s developers. It does not and can not tell you if or how well a certain feature will work for you. Because such a verdict would depend on too many variables, including your server setup and personal preference, I have decided to stick to the hard facts for this feature comparison between WooCommerce and WP eCommerce.

WooCommerce And WP eCommerce Feature Comparison

In my comparison I track 50 different features for all the WordPress e-commerce plugins. In WooCommerce you can find 49 out of 50 of those features. WP eCommerce on the other hand offers 24 out of the 50 features in total.

WooCommerce WP eCommerce
Listing Data Verified?
User Rating
4

(8 reviews, add your own)
3

(1 reviews, add your own)
Shopping Features
Coupons and Discounts

(free)

(free)

Product Reviews

(free)

(addon)

Subscriptions / Recurring Payments

(addon)

(addon)

Simple Shipping

(free)

(free)

Advanced / Table Rate Shipping

(addon)

(free)

Shipment Tracking

(addon)

License Keys / Software Sale

(addon)

Manual Purchases

(free)

(free)

Cross-sell and Upsell

(addon)

PDF Invoices

(addon)

(addon)

Suggestions / Related Products

(addon)

(addon)

Product Comparisons

(addon)

WooCommerce WP eCommerce
Payment Processors
Paypal Standard

(free)

(free)

Paypal Express / Pro

(addon)

(addon)

Stripe

(addon)

(addon)

Authorize.net

(addon)

(addon)

2Checkout

(addon)

WorldPay

(addon)

Braintree

(addon)

(addon)

FirstData

(addon)

(addon)

Amazon Payments

(addon)

Skrill / Moneybookers

(addon)

Google Checkout

(addon)

SagePay

(addon)

(addon)

Mijireh

(free)

WooCommerce WP eCommerce
Email Integrations
MailChimp

(addon)

(addon)

Constant Contact

(addon)

Mad Mimi

(addon)

Aweber

(addon)

Campaign Monitor

(addon)

(free)

GetResponse

(free)

WooCommerce WP eCommerce
Invoicing, Shipping and Misc Integrations
FedEx Shipping Costs

(addon)

(addon)

UPS Shipping Costs

(addon)

(free)

USPS

(addon)

(free)

Freshdesk

(addon)

FreshBooks

(addon)

FastBill
QuickBooks

(addon)

Zapier

(addon)

Amazon S3

(addon)

(addon)

WooCommerce WP eCommerce
Niche And Other Features
Bookings / Time and Date Based Orders

(addon)

3rd Party Vendors / Product Submission

(addon)

(free)

Wishlists

(addon)

(addon)

Address Validation

(addon)

Product CSV Import

(addon)

(addon)

EU Vat ID Collection

(addon)

Social Discounts (for Sharing or Reviewing)

(addon)

Image Watermarks

(addon)

Points / Rewards System

(addon)

Support Forums / bbPress Integration

(addon)

Even if many of the features compared above overlap between the two competing products there is one very important difference: WooCommerce as well as WP eCommerce both provide a unique interface from which you will build an awesome online store. Since it is hard to rate the quality of such an interface objectively I recommend that you try both products yourself before deciding for one.

WooCommerce vs WP eCommerce Price Comparison

WPscoop indexes the exact prixing plans of all compared plugins. Please refer to the table below for a quick overview of the prices of WooCommerce and WP eCommerce.

To find the cheaper eCommerce plugin for your individual needs please go to my main comparison article. There you can search for the features you need and then see the exact price you would need to pay for WooCommerce or WP eCommerce (as well as other alternatives).

Price WooCommerce WP eCommerce
Minimum (1 Site) 0.00 USD 0.00 USD
Maximum (1 Site) 3410.00 USD 627.00 USD
Minimum (10 Sites) 0.00 USD 0.00 USD
Maximum (10 Sites) 8368.00 USD 1108.00 USD

Explanations: The minimum price compared above is the lowest price a product is available for, e.g. the version with the least features. The maximum price listed is for a version of the product that includes all features. For plugins that charge per addon it factors in the cost of all available addons. For some products the price increases if you want to use it on more than 1 WordPress site – the listed price for 10 sites shows if that is the case.

Disclaimer: While we update this comparison regularly we can not guarantee the prices displayed above are still correct and take no responsibility if they changed.

Product Videos

You can have a look at the Youtube videos below to see WooCommerce and WP eCommerce in action. That will give you a better idea of how the interface looks and which of the two eCommerce plugins is easier to use.

WooCommerce Video

WP eCommerce Video

More Information

Visit the developers website to learn more about each of the WordPress e-commerce plugins and order or download the software.

Most WordPress plugins have an option to test their service for free, either thrhough a basic free version, a trial period or online demo. Check if such an offer exists for WooCommerce and WP eCommerce and if so: Make use of it! By doing so you can compare both plugins directly and find out which one is the better alternative in you situation.

Visit WooCommerce NowVisit WP eCommerce Now

Other Alternative eCommerce Plugins

But wait, there is more! Besides WooCommerce and WP eCommerce I have compared several other eCommerce plugins on WPscoop. I recommend you start your search for WooCommerce alternatives or WP eCommerce alternatives in the main comparison article. There you can filter all different products and search for the features you need.

WooCommerce vs. other WordPress e-commerce plugins

WP eCommerce vs. other WP e-commerce plugins

Did you spot a mistake in here? Is some feature in my comparison out of date? Please leave a comment below so I can update the article!

Which one is the better WP eCommerce plugin: WooCommerce or WP eCommerce? Please share your opinion or experience in the comments!

Last update on: 13.1.2015

About Thomas Höfter

I am a WordPress plugin developer from Germany. Some might know me from my WP Robot plugin or one of my free plugins but most don’t know me at all. To change that you can write me a message or find me on Google+.

7 Comments


  1. Very helpful post for me. I was unable to decide which one is best but after reading this post I prefer WooCommerce over WP eCommerce.
    Thanks for writing in detail.

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  2. Great overview. Woocommerce seems to be more futureproof with the recent WP takeover. We will likely be switching our shops from WPEC to WOO.

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  3. Hey Thomas,
    Really good comparison there. Even I prefer WooCommerce because first of all its easy to use and you have complete control of your business. You can manage coupons and orders, analyze sales reports etc. It easily integrates with WordPress functionalities and by combining it with Woothemes you get a very attractive and featured eCommerce site.

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  4. Hi Thomas,
    Nice article. You have done great comparison. No doubt Woocommerce is best plugin for developing professional ecommerce websites. Great work you done.

    Thanks.

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  5. Hey Thomas, very nice post. I created a lot on ecommerce with WP eCommerce, but after evolution of WooCommerce I never looked back to it. I will give 10/10 to WooCommerce for ease of use for many of my not so “WordPress Ready” clients. eCommerce is no more pain.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. Feel free to leave your review and rating for WooCommer and WP eCommerce here as well (in the official user reviews section of WPscoop 😉 )!

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  6. I tried quite a few before settling on WooCommerce. Main reasons where that it was easier to use/setup and required very few modifications to fit in with theme. Woocommerce is Great if you are using this on clients sites.

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