We’ve recently upgraded our shopping cart support for our websites to support the WP e-Commerce plugin. This makes it easier to operate an online store where you have more than a few items of inventory.A new client of OM4 – Rockpool Kikoy – is a good example of the plugin being used to sell their Kikoy product, which is a special kind of sarong.
The plugin lets you set up your products within multiple categories. The checkout process can use PayPal, Google Checkout or Chronopay.
For this client we integrated to the Australia Post shipping service to calculate real time shipping costs from Australia to international shipping destinations.
One of our tourism clients is close to launching a small store within their website to sell their own range of merchandise, and we have another project underway that involves a much more extensive range of products that go with a tourism region. Will post details as those projects go live.
Our other plugin – Quickshop – is useful if you want to collect money for tours or very simple accommodation requirements (with no inventory tracking). This new plugin is really best suited to selling products / merchandise – we’ll continue to support both plugins.