I recently became involved in a new venture which involves an eBay shop and have been having a think about building a website for the new business. Of course I want to build the site using WordPress but its not quite ready to become it’s own eCommerce store yet so most sales will be handled on eBay. This set me on the search for plugins that I could use to integrate an eBay shop into a WordPress site – that’s what we will be looking at today.
The good thing about some of these plugins is that you dont even have to use in conjunction with your own eBay sellers account – you can use them with the eBay affiliate program and earn money for referring new members to eBay. So for example you could create a store on your site which matches your site’s niche and get paid if someone places a bid, signs up or carries out other actions via your referral links. The eBay affiliate program is called eBay Partner Network, you can find out the details and sign up for this here.
Free eBay Plugins
eBay Flash Seller
eBayflashseller is a plugin allowing to display eBay auctions from a unique seller, in a flash carrousel in any WordPress page.
MoneyPress: eBay Edition plugin allows you to easily display products from eBay based on keywords you provide. It makes it simple to show product listings for anything relevant to your site. All product entries also come with images, current asking prices, and links to eBay to get further information about the product. List your own products by entering your seller ID, or sell any product on eBay and earn a commission with your eBay Partner ID or other approved affiliate program ID.
eBay Feeds for WordPress
eBay Feeds For WordPress allows you to quickly and easily place feeds from the eBay Partner Network into your WordPress blog. These can easily be embedded into posts, placed as widgets or inserted into the themes – flexibility is huge. This plugin is ideal for bloggers who wish to make more money through their blogs by promoting eBay’s affiliate programme, as well as users who sell their own items on eBay.
Auction Nudge is a free widget that allows any eBay member to display their active eBay information such as listings, feedback or profile badge on their website, blog and any site where they can include a small code snippet.
Watchcount.com WordPress Plugin
The WatchCount.com WordPress Plugin (WCCWPPI) is a free eBay WordPress plugin that displays Most Popular eBay items and auctions in real-time — in your blog’s sidebar (a WordPress Widget) and/or within individual blog posts. You can also display eBay items from any specific seller, or show the eBay Daily Deals.
WP eBay Daily Deals
Allows you to insert a listing of the eBay Daily Deals in your sidebar. If you include an eBay Partner Network campaign ID, you can earn money from traffic you drive to ebay.
Commercial eBay Plugins
phpBay Pro for WordPress is the best plugin on the market for adding targeted keyword rich Ebay auction listings to your pages or posts through the Ebay Partner Network affiliate program.
eBay eStore Affiliates Plugin
eBay eStore Affiliates Plugin is a product that allows you to create a store featuring eBay products in no time. One time setup in just couple of minutes using wordpress platform and import products directly from eBay in just a flash – No coding or technical skills necessary.