There is still however doubt that free software such as WordPress can compete with the best in the shopping cart / Online store arena. I regularly get people asking if WordPress can be used for a Shopping Cart.
WordPress originated as a Blogging Tool however is now a fully fledged leading CMS with extensive capabilities. WordPress is used to power tens of thousands of Online stores and a WordPress shopping cart can be made to look like any other (i.e. you won’t even notice that it is powered by WordPress).
If you are one of those that believes that inexpensive Online Shops aren’t possible to setup then contact me as you’ll be surprised at the power and affordability of WordPress ecommerce solutions.