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Prodigy Commerce Platform - WordPress Plugin

The best of both worlds

Prodigy is an eCommerce solution that brings together the benefits of the superior WordPress content management system and a hosted eCommerce platform, akin to Shopify. These two elements are merged using a simple, yet powerful, open-source plugin.

Prodigy at a glance

  • An elegant alternative to WooCommerce
  • Also uses the world’s favorite CMS, WordPress
  • Complete design flexibility, from custom builds to the use of themes and page builders like Elementor Pro
  • Essential functionality tightly integrated into the platform
  • Premium functionality, like subscriptions, natively built into the platform
  • No additional plugins, extensions, or third-party services needed
  • Free at ANY scale, no limits whatsoever
  • Built specifically for the WordPress Community

Prodigy vs WooCommerce

Pros of Prodigy
  • Simplified with one open-source plugin
  • Secure hosted platform built with modern technology
  • Checkout protected with a SSL/TLS certificate
  • Checkout is PCI-compliant
  • Platform is performant, running on AWS
  • Plugin and platform are free, everything’s included
  • Dashboards are beautifully designed and easy to work with
Cons of WooCommerce
  • Many plugins/extensions and third-party services needed
  • Possible compatibility issues/conflicts
  • Many points-of-vulnerability
  • Updates are frequent and risky
  • Maintenance costs are high
  • Plugins/extensions are expensive
  • Difficult to affordably scale, hosting gets expensive
  • Cumbersome dashboards for store owners to manage

No bloat. Only essential integrations.

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ShipEngine

Handle multi-carrier logistics, find quality rates, validate addresses, and create and print shipping labels.

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TaxJar

Automated worldwide sales tax calculations with no additional plugins or TaxJar account required.

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MaxMind minFraud

Quickly assess fraud risk with visual cues on the dashboard to thwart bad actors from stealing inventory.

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Payments

High-quality payment processors we help match store owners with and negotiate favorable rates.

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Google Analytics

Gain valuable insights into customer behavior during checkout and on the customer account pages.

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Facebook Pixel

Better understand the effectiveness of Facebook marketing campaigns to reduce customer acquisition costs.

Documentation & Support

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WordPress Plugin
Learn how to find, install, and use our WordPress plugin to create beautiful frontend experiences.
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Prodigy Platform
Learn how to use our platform as a member of the WordPress Community or as a store owner.
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Become a Prodigy partner

  • Influence our development roadmap
  • Share your clients’ pain points
  • Learn about financial incentives

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Prodigy Commerce even necessary when 95% of WordPress eCommerce stores are built with WooCommerce?

Because store owner’s expectations have shifted radically in recent years. They’re demanding stores that run on modern technology and can be managed efficiently while the total cost of ownership is still reasonable. Our platform is built on Ruby on Rails with React and connects to WordPress with one open-source plugin. It’s beautifully designed, intuitive to work with, and free at any scale.

If Prodigy is free at any scale for the WordPress Community and Store Owners, how do you make money?

We partner with the payment processors integrated into our platform and they share a portion of their revenue with us, just like Shopify does with store owners who use Shopify Payments. Prodigy, however, does not charge a subscription; it really is free. For high-volume stores, we help store owners negotiate lower rates and fees. We are perfectly aligned with a store owner’s primary goal, generating sales.

Are the payment processors integrated into the Prodigy platform actually payment facilitators like Stripe, PayPal, and Square?

No, we ensure that store owners form direct relationships with actual payment processors. By eliminating the intermediary, store owners retain full control over whether or not to accept transactions and can use our fraud prevention tools to inform those decisions. Other benefits include next day funding, month end billing, efficient chargeback management, superior customer service, and we help high-volume store owners negotiate lower rates and fees.

Does Prodigy Commerce also compete with Shopify?

Indirectly, yes, but Shopify is a DIY store builder / website-in-a-box solution. We enable the WordPress Community of developers, designers, and agencies to compete with Shopify since Prodigy is also a hosted solution but with a unique business model (free at any scale).

Does Prodigy Commerce compete with WordPress developers, designers, or agencies?

No, we provide software, not services. The only way to build a store with Prodigy is to connect our platform to WordPress with our plugin; we do not have a DIY portal with storefront themes. We only interact with your clients to help them set up their merchant accounts and answer any questions they may have about the day-to-day management of their stores. If one of your clients asks us about website development, design, or digital marketing, we refer them back to you.

Do WordPress developers, designers, and agencies have an ongoing role after a store is up-and-running on Prodigy?

Yes, the WordPress CMS needs to be hosted, maintained, and updated just like any website. In addition, as we add more features and functionality to our platform and plugin, store owners may need your development and/or design assistance with activation, setup, and implementation.

Since checkout occurs on the Prodigy platform, can I customize it to match the design of the website?

Yes, you have full control over the look-and-feel so that your clients’ customers have a seamless shopping experience from start to finish. Our platform is entirely merchant-branded as soon as the store’s logo is uploaded. We always prioritize the store owner’s brand over our own.

Does Prodigy Commerce allow WordPress developers, designers, and agencies to have their own accounts on the platform?

Yes, you can create a free account and an unlimited number of stores and manage them all in one place. You can work on stores in test mode and then seamlessly transfer ownership to your store owner clients when they are ready.