Although these two apps aren’t WordPress-specific I have found both of them to be quite useful and have simply loved the sheer simplicity of the user experience as well as the obvious effectiveness that’s been created.
In a ever-increasing world of eCommerce for WordPress the temptation is to continue to add features instead of pull back slightly or at least think critically about what is needed and what is not needed.
Many of them are bloated and simply too large to be much use for many people. That’s why these two inspire:
Gumroad is crazy-simple and I’ve fallen in love with the user-interface from both the back-end and the front-end.
Here’s a visual overview that’s really all you’ll need to see how awesome it is.
Adding a product is super-simple. Done and done.
You can sell it as a product or a subscription if you want! Easy.
Make edits with ease. Nothing more, nothing less.
Add a neat image too.
More options with a short URL. Variants and discounts included!
Custom receipt information if you’d like!
You can give them customized messages as well.
Customizing your payout and buyer info for quick deposit and purchase.
The final product as well as a live-editor.
Ok, for the next one…
Ribbon has a few other (different) options but is just as slick.
Login and create your profile.
Update banking details.
Create a new product. Physical, digital, service, event ticket (oooh!), or even a donation.
You’re ready to go! Now time to edit…
Basic product info editing. Subscriptions and naming your own price too.
Make a gallery? Yes.
Additional info if you’d like.
Receipt messages can also be customized.
Live example and purchase:
If you want to see our example it’s here.
In any case, these two services make me want to ditch the complex offerings that others have and stick with the simple. Can we learn something from these solutions and borrow inspiration into the WordPress eCommerce space?