11 Free jQuery e-Commerce Plugins

jQuery e-Commerce plugins help web designers to engage more visitors, deliver better user experience and make the website look better.

We shared a collection of free WordPress e-Commerce plugins a couple of days ago, so today we decided to make a similar post for jQuery.

All these plugins are 100% (almost all of them are free even for commercial use as well). You can build your online store within hours. And the good thing is that you don’t have to be a coding maestro to use these jQuery plugins to their fullest extent.

These plugins help you implement, validate and maintain a shopping cart based online shop.

jQuery e-Commerce Plugins

jCart

Based on jQuery and PHP, jCart handles visitor input without reloading the page and is fully functional even without JavaScript.

jCart

Smart Cart

It makes the add-to-cart section of online shopping much easy and user friendly. It is compact in design, very easy to implement and only minimal HTML required.

Smart Cart 2

Credit Card Validator

This is a pretty simple, but equally essential jQuery plugin for e-Commerce related websites. This detects and checks whether a credit card number is a valid one or not.

Credit Card Validator

Product Colorizer

Product Colorizer is a light-weight solution for users to quickly preview a product in different colors. The plugin uses only two images per product to create the effect.

Product Colorizer

Droppable: Drag and Drop Plugin

This jQuery plugin can create drag-and-drop effect on any website. It is particularly useful if you are developing a shopping cart based website.

Droppable

jQuery Cart

The implementation of this jQuery cart features drag and drop functionality, updating the cart to reflect the items added to it and also updating the quantities without duplicating the item within the cart.

jQuery-Cart

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AJAX Based Shopping Cart

Comparatively this is old tutorial but you will still find it quite useful.

Ajax Based Shopping Cart

jQuery Store Locator

This jQuery plugin takes advantage of Google Maps API version 3 to create an easy to implement store locator. No back-end programming is required, you just need to feed it KML, XML, or JSON data with all the location information.

Store-Locator

JQ Zoom

This is one of the most essential plugins that all online store must have; at the least the ones that sell physical goods. This a zoom plugin that adds allows you to add multiple types of product zoom effects. This enhances user experience by a great deal.

Image Slider

This is plugin and a tutorial. You can create an item slider with CSS animations and some jQuery. The idea was inspired by the Aplle product slider where several little items fly in with a bouncing animation.

Slider