This won’t be the first or last time I say this but I’m a big fan of WordPress. The flexibility and ease of use is really second to none from my perspective.
What makes WP all the more effective and useful are the numerous plug-ins available for all sorts of tasks and additional features. Most plug-ins, however, are FREE and offer good to poor (if any) support. I’m not complaining about this because as a user I’m not paying (but hopefully donating) for the work that those programmers are doing.
On the other hand there are some plug-ins that are starting to emerge that cost money, but offer support and interactivity with the developer. The Shopp plug-in for e-commerce capabilities has really impressed me in what it can do, as well as the service and support behind it.
I am completing my first project using Shopp and not only did I find it very easy to use but any and all problems were addressed, answered and even patched by the development team behind Shopp.
With options to integrate USPS and FedEx accounts as well as various payment services Shopp has far more features than I’ve been able to use. Additionally, it will be much easier to provide clients with e-commerce options as Shopp continues to get better and expand its capabilities.