Powered by WP e-Commerce: WPCandy Quarterly

Ryan Imel has announced a quarterly magazine aimed at WordPress developers and site owners alike. This release of Powered By focuses on how WPCandy are using WP e-Commerce to generate sales and manage quarterly subscriptions.

The WPCandy Quarterly [...] is WPCandy’s print magazine for WordPress enthusiasts. The Quarterly will be published four times yearly (hence the name) and be filled to the brim with exclusive articles from minds throughout the WordPress community.

Dan Milward from WP e-Commerce has surmised how WPCandy are using WP e-Commerce to manage subscription sales of physical items shipped internationally.

I’m pleased to say that the WP Candy Shoppe is powered by the WP e-Commerce Plugin. It is a simple and effective implementation of e-Commerce, the buyer can choose from two different subscription models, either a yearly subscription or one publication at a time, and of course whatever the case may be, the website calculates the shipping costs based on the order and the location of the buyer and then bills the buyer accordingly.

Powered by Jigoshop: Collette Costello Fashion

Right on the heel of the last Jigoshop fashion and clothing shop showcase Dan’s released another example of Jigoshop in the wild; Collette Costello Fashion.

The design tweaks really highlight the Cart and Contact options to reassure potential purchasers, and there’s no way you can miss the price and purchase options for each product if you want to buy straight away. Plus the category page really shows how extensive the range is to highlight the different designs and colours to let you pick the product which matches your outfit or catches your eye, and the same is true of the dresses page.

Jump over to the Jigoshop Blog to read more on this showcase: Collette Costello Fashion

Powered by Jigoshop: Look Darling

Over at the Jigoshop camp, Dan Thornton has published their second showcase site showing what’s possible with their free e-commerce Plugin for WordPress. I’ll be keeping a close eye across the WordPress e-commerce landscape watching for other showcases of great model sites.

Dan provided a short summary of how Jigoshop elements were used and what makes this site a winner in their books.

The homepage [...] combines a clean and simple navigation and product display with enough character from the period to reinforce that the people behind the company know their stuff. (Emma, husband Nick and designer Raphael) have put time and effort into ensuring that the individual product pages utilise several images of each product, a unique description [...], and make good use of related products. – Dan Thornton, Jigowatt

Check out Jigoshop’s first site in their showcase series; Angel Bean Baby Shoes.