In the past, creating your own online store would have cost you thousands of dollars, or more likely tens of thousands, to cover the cost of developing a powerful, eCommerce site. Not only would the site need to have the store front consumer side created, it would also need a powerful backend where the store owners could upload products and manage things like sales and shipping. Thanks to content management systems like WordPress, starting your own online store has never been simpler. Let’s take a look at ten incredible examples of eCommerce WordPress themes.
Create a versatile WordPress eCommerce site with the WP FlexiStore theme. You can swap content areas on the homepage, feature four different transition effects with your homepage slider, choose between three different types of layouts, two different footer areas, unlimited branding options, and a product grid view. That’s not all, you can also customize this theme with unlimited background, color and font combinations as well as choosing between 24 different Google fonts.
Boutique is a clean, easy to navigate, eCommerce theme that has sections on the homepage for special offers, new products, and a product text and image slider for featured products. The theme is compatible on all major internet browsers and is a clean, tableless design developed with valid XHTML and CSS.
The appropriately named E-Store theme is another great online web store theme for WordPress sites. It’s compatible in all major browsers, including IE8, IE7, and IE6 as well as being gravatar ready. The tableless theme was developed with validated XHTML and CSS to assist in quick load times and improved SEO.
The Vineyard is an excellent solution for anyone looking to spruce up their WordPress store. Featuring unlimited colors to choose from and several Google fonts, you will be able to customize the look of your store just the way you want it and make it different than any other store out there. The image slider on the homepage consists of a background image and a content layer on top of that, allowing you to feature products easily on top of an attention grabbing background image.
The Viroshop theme is the a very powerful design that had a lot of thought put in to it. With features like a customer wish list, an image slider, featured product carousel, dropdown/collapsing categories, and font replacement, this theme makes shopping less of a chore and more of a unique experience.
Sommerce is a powerful eCommerce theme for WordPress that utilizes the JigoShop and Woo Commerce plugins for a creative and versatile online store. You can customize the background colors to any color you’d like or choose from 50 custom backgrounds. Sommerce also offers a wide variety of slider and image galleries to help bring attention to featured products.
Store is a perfect example of an eCommerce WordPress theme where they don’t worry about the theme name so much as they let the product speak for itself. This theme also offers multiple shopping cart options to cater specifically to your need, whether you’re selling hard good items or digital files. As if that wasn’t cool enough, Store also helps you manage your products, orders, shipping and taxes.
Stored is a powerful WordPress theme for eCommerce stores. This theme was built to work with the Cart66 plugin and features a jQuery slider on the homepage that allows you to showcase your featured items. You can choose between light and dark color schemes as well as six color options to use for buttons and accents throughout the site.
Child Care Creative is an ideal theme for products or services aimed towards children. The theme comes with a simple shopping cart and newsletter plugin, a value worth over $30! Child Care Creative has two home page layouts, a slideshow, seven custom widgets and is ideal for stores or businesses that are selling anywhere from 10 to 50 products.
Estore is a very clean, very modern, solution for an online web store build in WordPress. Featuring custom post type for the featured product homepage slider, portfolio, products and testimonials, you can customize this theme to stick out from the rest. There is an auto image resizing feature as well as multi level drop down menus. The theme is cross browser compatible and allows you to choose between four sidebar positions and choose whether you want them on the left or right side.
About the author: with over ten years in the freelance web design and writing fields, Scott Stanton has had his finger on the beating pulse of the industry’s hottest design trends and bends for the past decade. Scott regularly writes for Wix.com the free website builder. Follow him on Twitter @TheScottStanton.
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