Paypal shopping cart for Wordpress site

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Hello Experts,

I have an existing WordPress site.  One of the pages of the site shows a list of the products that we offer (books). The idea is to add a PayPal shopping cart to the site so that users can purchase our products directly from us (I mean, without leaving the site)

I've googled some and asked some more, but I'm not convinced of what the best solution would be.  I'm not necessarily looking for a free-plugin, we would be willing to purchase something if we find that would work best. I guess the key is that whatever solution we use integrates "nicely" with what we already have.

I figured I need to ask the Experts to get the solution I need.   Thanks!
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The two most compelling I've seen are http://getshopped.org/ (I've used it, pretty easy to set up, but updates and support are unpredictable/poor track record) and a newer one from a reputable theme shop is Woo Commerce, which you can download separately or activate through their new Woo Dojo plugin.

I'm not sure how well anything at all will integrate with your existing products, since most of these types of plugins have to install new database tables and require you to populate them with your products through the plugins' newly added post types or something like that. Both of the above will integrate with any theme nicely, just not sure about how easily you can migrate the content on the existing pages into the plugins' specific templates pages.
An alternative solution that would allow you to preserve your existing product setup is to use Google Checkout, which I have never used but I believe all you have to do is upload a spreadsheet to your Google Checkout (now called Google Wallet) Seller account that corresponds to your products. I'm not sure if paypal is an option, you probably have to use Google's payment processor.
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I second WooCommerce and WP-ecommerce.  Uzzidesign may not be aware that the former is a fork of the latter so they are very, very similar.
I was not, that's very interesting. Finally, someone to reliably support the development. (I thought they looked similar!)
I prefer to use OpenCart http://www.opencart.com/ and add a link to it in Wordpress.

Also there are some paid solutions (I have not tested it) like PHPurchase http://www.phpurchase.com/
Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.
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I was not, that's very interesting. Finally, someone to reliably support the development.

Yup.  Except for the bugs and near total lack of developer support, WP e-Commerce has always been fairly easy to use.  Now that Woo has forked it, we get the same basic ease of use plus access to support.  Heaven.

I prefer to use OpenCart http://www.opencart.com/ and add a link to it in Wordpress.

But what it you want to synchronize WP user accounts with the cart features?
There are some WP Opencart plugins but nothing seems to sync users.

Just to let you know this is possible to sync  Joomla & Opencart users using this component:
http://www.joomace.net/joomla-extensions/aceshop-joomla-shopping-cart?amigosid=4
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One thing which hasn't been mentioned (but which you may not want to do) is that you can use PayPal's cart options instead of using a third party shopping cart.  This would be a more development/code heavy solution, but it's an option if you have the appropriate staff/skills.

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