Ecommerce continues to experience explosive growth, where the size of the market for transactions between businesses and consumers is expected to approach $1.5 trillion. In the coming years, annual growth rates are expected to exceed 22 percent. The growth is fueled not only by the big retailers, but even more, by the smaller and medium sized businesses who are all moving to establish an online presence.
WordPress continues to be a major contribution to the acceleration, and the versatility of the open source platform that is easy to install and use, offers an easy and inexpensive manner in which business owners can reach a wider customer base. Perhaps one of the most important aspects of conducting ecommerce transactions with the use of WordPress is the use selection of appropriate themes.
We give you our picks for the top best eCommerce WordPress themes for 2015. Every single one of these themes offer something unique. Take a good look because you will be hard pressed to find anything better out there — and should you be looking for an eCommerce WordPress theme, there is one for you on this list.
The selection of available themes is wide and varied enough to be intimidating, and the following list of our best picks can help you sort through to the best.
Shopkeeper is a simply designed multipurpose theme, which can easily be adapted for eCommerce. A slider, powered by the Revolution Slider plugin is featured prominently on the home page. Along with the slider, Shopkeeper features 10 different layouts, and an unlimited amount of header styling options.
There may not be a similar theme that offers the same amount of flexibility as Shopkeeper. The theme provides interchangeability and special features, such as a wish list for visitors, while admin can install customizable blogs and portfolios. WooCommerce plugin is integrated and ready for activation, and there also support provided for WPML.
Shopkeeper is easy to use and the features do not overwhelm and there is practically no learning curve which makes the theme popular for beginners. The easy operation and flexibility along with the WooCommerce plugin makes Shopkeeper one of the default themes that anyone can use to begin selling anything online. There is also an extensive amount of documentation available along with readily available support, and all updates are automatically installed.
X is a different kind of theme, and includes almost all of the features needed for eCommerce or any online function. The design is based on what are known as stacks, which are really functional designs. The four different stacks can be further customized, and each can be used for different purposes. It is a highly versatile theme that includes WooCommerce integration. It comes with 3 different Depending on the designated use, the stacks can be used with different interchangeable home pages, and styles also vary from flat design with bold, clean and elegant styling to minimalist presentation.
What makes X even more unique is the extensive list of shortcodes for easy publishing of content. The page builder is accompanied by more than 600 Google fonts, and an equally extensive list of options for backgrounds.
Even more functionality is available as X theme comes with its own set of addons, with the user, provided with the option to choose which to install and enable.
Easy to use
Video tutorials, extensive documentation and forum user support.
eStore is a classically designed theme, that will have visitors returning to your site, mainly because of the Deals of the Day module that displays prominently on the top of the homepage. The theme also features a classically designed page, but allows easy configuration. Support for all of the popular plugins, and integration with payment processors such as PayPal is done with a few mouse clicks, and getting started can be completed within a few hours.
Estore comes with 5 different colour templates, and there are multiple shortcodes to enable publishing of content. The simplified code has been W3 validated, and the theme has also been designed to be SEO friendly.
The developers are constantly updating the theme, and appear to be available for support, if and when it may be needed. This theme is nicely designed and can easily become a favourite. If any further customization is needed, admin can have access to features beyond the WP admin panel.
Bazar Shop theme is a fully responsive theme that the developers created for working with Woo Commerce. If you are a fan of the minimal look, then you should love the appearance and styling of Bazar. However, it is the powerful features that will be appreciated more than anything else.
Some eye-catching features ensure that static pages do not remain boring. Featured items such as Best Sellers, Must Have, or Special Offers can be displayed to attract attention, and the navigation displays additional content without being busy. The Block section can include customer testimonials and a simple email subscription form.
Many of the features are enabled with WooCommerce plugin, so it is easy to add and remove items in your storefront. The developers have also included many of the top rated WordPress plugins, and especially those dedicated to eCommerce. Additionally, a lot of support is provided for site maintenance. Product inquiry form, and display in catalog filter mode, and a handy pop-up for displaying alerts and announcements, will help your site stand and increase customer engagement.
Megamenu with images support;
multiple view options
Two custom checkout pages
Megamenu option styling
There are so many features that make Atelier one of the top WordPress eCommerce themes. Features like Visual composer, only scratches the surface, as the developers also include 12 pre-built demos that are easy to install to offer a flying start for your online store. The interesting feature, is that the user is allowed control of the shopping experience with the choice of how the site is viewed.
There are several options for customizing, with different color schemes, and several layout options in addition to support for local translation with RTL and mo and .po files. The Font Awesome bundle and Gravity forms can be customized to suit the branding of your store while adding more functionality.
Product pages come in three attractive designs, and each page can be further customized, with the Drag n Drop builder. You get 10 headers, with animations to add more flavor, and even the cart can be animated. There are even different styles of the cart added for improving then shopper experience, and inviting returns.
Flatshop is a unique theme with that is done in a minimal design, and also includes several unique features. The full-width slider cannot be ignored, and presentation of individual products can be customized, as theme is also fully supportive of the WooCommerce plugin. Users can be presented with individual product details without leaving the page, as Flatshop includes an attractive quick loading product light box.
Flatshop offers one of the better user experiences, as it includes non-obtrusive animation with parallax scrolling. Adding items to the shopping cart button is another unique feature that done with Ajax-coded button, Shoppers can then be directed to checkout, or visitors can continue shopping.
The free drag-and-drop builder allows admin to easily customize pages with the addition or removal different elements, such as video containers, sliders, Google map, and additional tabs. Infinite scrolling may be a welcome feature, as it reduces the amount of navigation that is required. There are any more features that make Flatshop one of the more enjoyable to use and maintain.
Sommerce is based primarily on the powerful Woo Commerce plugin, which is used to create eCommerce storefront with an unlimited amount of layout options. One of the readily observable features is the prominent flash slider, which can be used to display eye-catching feature images of products. Navigation is smooth and deliberate with minimal distractions, as visitors go directly to products of interest. There is also a fully functional search feature.
Uploading content is just as simple, as Sommerce includes an extensive set of shortcodes, and widgets in which content can be loaded. Layout options include a full page width, or a boxed style, and color selection is unlimited with a color picker. More than 60 background choices and ten custom headers complement the various navigation styles that are offered storefronts that can be customized for almost every purpose.
The theme which is powered by Your Inspiration themes is lean but still powerful and can be easily customized.
The Herringbone WordPress Theme was designed for working with WooCommerce. The outstanding feature is the custom home page, where special offers can be displayed, and widgets can be installed with desired markup or content such as signup forms, or call scripts. The hover effect used with or featured images is another interesting feature. By hovering over any image, visitors are given exposure to a different profile, such as the back or side views.
Navigation and page rendering with Herringbone is fast and seamless, as the developers, CSSIgniter focus on the use of HTML5 and CSS3 compliant, to create a fully responsive and retina-ready theme.
A cleanly designed theme, with lean option for easy operation, there are a number of options for displaying product details. Maintaining the site is easy, and there some possible opportunities for further customization as the theme is compatible with other plugins such as those used for bulk uploading.
Rubbez is a multipurpose theme that can be adapted for use as an eCommerce site. The multipurpose functionality means that there is a lot of inherent versatility. Revolution slider, Megamenu and additional valuable add-ons such as Visual Composer are included, and even more functionality is available with Ajax buttons that make operation and user experience first in class.
Rubbez includes six different layouts, and five separate templates, and along with the Visual Composer, editing the site and or individual pages becomes a breeze. The number of variations can be limitless.
The six different layouts will provide the choice of layout for your home-page and should more customization be necessary, access is allowed from the WordPress admin dashboard.
The theme built on the Redux Framwork by RoadThemes, is compatible with a wide range of browsers and supports widgets, and is supplied with multiples styles of header and footers. Extensive documentation provides the ability for easy conversion.
Aurum is a minimalist designed theme, with an efficient no-waste type of appearance. One of the reasons for the popularity may be the efficient design and seamless functionality on touch screens, and being compatible with WooCommerce means visitors will be offered an attractive and enjoyable experience.
Owners have the option of easily installing one of the pre-packaged demo sites with all of the functionality, or it can also be easily edited. The page builder also offers the opportunity for heavier customizing.
Even the non-technical can learn to use the Visual Composer, and with all of the combined tools, building an attractive and appealing site can be accomplished in very little time. Aurum enables more customizing with two popular sliders that are bundled in the package. Products can be showcased in the powerful Revolution Slider, or the Layer slider for the extra features that allows you to showcase all your latest or featured products and special offers. Shortcodes, product carousel, Megamenu and the included hover effects make Aurum one of the popular choices for eCommerce themes.
Kancing was designated for small businesses that operate in the fashion and clothing industry. The theme includes multiple ready-made pages that are easy to fill with content from the more than two dozen shortcodes, but the powerful package also includes the ability for users to design their own pages using either the Page template composer or Visual composer that is included in the bundle.
Despite having multiple features, Kancing remains very user friendly even for beginners, and online documentation is always readily available. Setting-up additional pages can be done with a few mouse clicks, and the developers continue to provide dedicated support. The theme not priced as a premium theme, but contains many of the features found in higher priced versions, and in addition to wide hardware compatibility, Kancing is also widely compatible with a wide range of popular WordPress plugins.
An attractive feature that user should love is the featured list of products that all contain thumbnail images that are linked to the product pages.
Includes Revolution slider
Full-width image supportive
Built to work with WooCommerce , MixStore is clean, fully responsive theme, built on a powerful combination of Bootstrap and the WPO Frameworks. Perhaps the most striking feature is the flexibility, along with the fact that it is extremely user friendly
These super flexible modules enable you to set up everything simply with visual composer. You can easily create or change the site that meets your desire of future online store. It’s not just super flexible theme, it is the combination of tons of features.
There are numerous features in MixStore theme such as: different shop page layout, different blog layouts, improved checkout process, amazing revolution slider plugin, a lot of short code, unlimited color option, custom blog layout, visual composer, live theme editors, drag and drop page builder interface and much more.
WooPress can be regarded as one theme that can become the default for those who are new to eCommerce. It is very cleverly designed with some very interesting features to which all users may essentially gravitate. Not only are the features useful, but is also very easy to install and maintain. One of the issues usually encountered with eCommerce themes, is that after some time of use, it may not be unusual to find the different features may be need or that there may be some incompatibility issues. Fortunately with WooPress many of these issues are covered from the beginning.
WooPress is available in multiple variations that include contemporary trends in webdesign,which makes it easily adaptable for selling almost anything online. Some of the more attractive and increasingly popular styles include boxed page, or full width page or even the full one page interface. You can just as easily switch to Parallax view for an animated look or to the sidebar view, which is available with and without boxes. Check out WooPress to see why it is highly recommended.
There are several reasons to love the Stylist theme. It is designed to work with the WooCommerce plugin, and can be used for a number of different purposes. It is a premium from the designers at Obox Themes, and in addition to use for eCommerce, it can also be used other types of service businesses.
If you have portfolio available to display some of your product and or services, the stylist can easily handle the task with the built-in portfolio page. The presentation is what we find attractive about this theme, as it employs the use of bold and very attractive header styling. Most of the content can be driven by images, as the current trend points to the decreasing use of texts, especially in the mobile space, and the Stylish accommodates images fully. The slider featured on the homepage can be used for multiple purposes, and the theme also fully supports widgets, which gives the advantage of placing content anywhere it may be desired.
Patron is a child theme for the Thesis Theme, built on the Genesis Framework. It powerfully built with multiple features for performing best with the WooCommerce plugin. A flat modern design is used primarily for showcasing products, in a clean and boldly powerful presentation.
Any online store is able to use Patron, and the presentation is probably what causes it to stand out. On the Homepage, a bright and beautiful slider can be customized to feature products, categories or specific sections, and the features of the slider can be changed to show different sizes, colors, backgrounds or animations styles.
Patron allows multiple opportunities for unlimited color changes, and the fully responsive design is coded mainly in HTML5 for easy compliance. Effective used is made of navigation and virtual estate in the mobile space with a slide out menu that only moves into place when desired. Customizing the theme is also easy as more than an ample set of short codes can be accessed from the admin panel.
Gear is a beautifully designed minimal interface ecommerce theme that is built work with WooCommerce. The developers Theme Trust have spent some time in ensuring that the integration is as seamless as possible and it appears that they may have succeeded as there is practically no visible differentiation. Gear can be used for almost any type of product but it seems to excel when clothing and accessories are featured. What is striking about Gear is the stylish simplicity that allows user to feature items prominently, and visitors are almost automatically encouraged to take some action.
Gear is also fully responsive and the simplicity and ease of operation seem particularly suited for mobile, with the minimalist interface. The slideshow on then home page can be used for feature product display, and with the multiple short codes, it is easy to change features and add content and change elements as needed. The emphasis is on the product display, but among the features, Gear also includes an area for news or product information.
17. Store Theme
Store is an easy, yet elegant and stylish theme that can be used to sell items online. It works extremely well with WooCommerce, and it still very easy to customize to a high degree. It can be used to establish stores of any size, and what is perhaps the most admired feature is that there are so many options for styling. The designer Obox themes has included options for multiple templates that can easily be filled with content using the many shortcodes that are easily adapted. Using any of the 12 templates, it is easy to create feature pages, product pages, or you can also add a collection that includes more product details.
Customizing is just as easy. There are several styling options that can be changed with the click of your mouse, and the choice of colors is unlimited. The option for layout, along with the attractive slider means your store can never get stale, and considering the options of having to renovate a brick and mortar store, the advantage become readily obvious.
It is easy to see why the Style Shop from Elegant Themes, is quickly becoming one of the favorites for eCommerce on WordPress. The contemporary designed theme also includes most of the features for running an eCommerce operation. It is lean and simple, yet somehow still manages to be elegantly stylish, and can handle all types of content.
The attractive megamenu means there is little need for search capability, even though it is still available, and Style shop is one of the themes that allow visitors to comment. There is even more interaction and engagement as visitors can also add reviews. The reviews can be useful for visitors who wish to find out more about any particular item. There are several pre-built pages included in the bundle, and Style Shop is also fully responsive, It can get customers and visitors talking and commenting on specific items or any other issues as it includes easy access to a blog.
It seems that Word press theme developers are competing to see how many features can be packed into the themes, and it is the user who are benefiting. Adot is one of the themes that users should love.
You can easily get off to flying start by installing one of the nine demo that are include, and the begin customizing your site. It is styled in the minimal contemporary appearance which mean that the chance of you site getting bogged down or slowed load is minimized. Several variations are all included, and there are some unique designs with the cart and checkout pages.
It features a nice clean design that is powered with HTML5 and CSS for clean and seamless operation. Use any of the 600 fonts, and upload a custom logo to provide a unique shopping experience, and with Adot, you site can be translated to any of the prominent languages, include those that read from Right to Left.
North is an impressive theme for a number different reason that includes the ability to create one of the most pleasant online shopping experience. With the growth of eCommerce,it will require many different factors. Product and pricing will be important as well as issues such as security and safety, but one of the driving factors will be overall experience and North is among the top of the class.
The theme is designed with plenty of white space for a casual and uncluttered look. The parallax effect on the full-width image of the homepage keeps engagement, while related content is just a click away. Almost every facility need for operating eCommerce venture is included. The WooCommerce plugin is integrated along with Shipping Rate Calculate module, PDF Invoicing, Discount price feature, and with Visual Composer, you can apply what is analogous to a renovation at any time.
Not only that, North is simple sophistication and is fully compatible with the WPML for language translation.
Popup shop is minimalist theme that is quick and easy way to offer items for sale online. It is fully responsive and the interface without sidebar produces no distractions and keeps you visitors focused on your offers. Popup can ultimately lead to higher sales, as there is very little to distract visitors leading to higher conversions
Popup shop is not only an attractive theme, but the lean coding style, ensures that pages remain fast loading, which is a desirable features for both the search engines, and your visitors. Making changes to your store becomes an easy exercise, that it is easy to overdo it.
Navigation is simple and safe, as the dropdown menu can feature multiple categories, and visitors can also search for items using the handy search box. If there was only one reason why this theme would be recommended, is because it appears to serve a singular purpose, and that is to get visitors to purchase, but the manner in which it is done is really unobtrusive.
Another theme that focuses on the simplicity used in the mobile space is the Walker theme from ithemes. Walker is actually a child theme that offers a lot more flexibility with multiple layouts that can be further customized.
Building eCommerce sites may not get much easier than with Walker theme, as it includes the proprietary the iThemes Exchange plugin. It also includes alternate modules that can be easily installed, and several additional features include multiple post formats. The design is clean and simple, which makes customizing an uncomplicated process. Changing from full width to full window image format is as easy as a mouse click without extensive coding required, and the typography remains simple and yet attractive.
Walker offers the opportunity to build and expand as it is built on the Builder Framework, and this may be feature that is often lacking in other themes. More flexible is available with the coupon module, and the custom widgets that can be used to improve customer engagement.
Retail Therapy is a powerful, multipurpose theme that is really flexible and yet still super stylish. It is designed to be fully responsive, and can be used across a wide variety of platforms with different interfaces. It can be adapted for portfolio display, eCommerce or service business, and the designer at Obox themes have paid a lot of attention to detail in the operation and maintaining of the premium theme.
The homepage can be built with drag and drop widgets, and there are 12 custom templates that can be loaded with associated content. Adding customer testimonials, and additional products or services, along with layout variations, is only a small section of the available features include.
The layout can be edited to change from the boxed or full width interface, and there are multiple shortcodes to add call to action buttons and social media links. Changing fonts, colors and headers adds more features and does the support for video and images, and more widgets offer easy content variation.
Despite being loaded with features, Flevr from CSSIgniter is one of the faster loading premium themes on the market. The word used to describe the design is simple elegance, but the theme is far from being simple. There are multiple options for layout, and you can easily edit with drag n drop builder.
Feel like an experience web developer after a few minutes of playing with the builder as you discover how easy it use to use. No coding skills are needed, and all can be laid out with the handy dropdown menus.
There are prebuilt formats for posting content on specific pages such Portfolios, Services, Customer testimonials, and the theme is also very Search Engine friendly .The developers also include a concise amount of documentation and continue to provide regular updates, along with technical support. Flevr is also fully responsive with minimal distractions that keep visitors focused on purchasing, however a blog is also included to increase interaction.
Bazien is a recently developed theme from Novaworks., and it does not disappoint, and is likely to become a bestseller. In addition to the stylish contemporary design with a full page feature image, it is loaded with features. The interface is beautiful, and cannot help but attract visitors, and in addition to many features, the amazing opportunities for customization, can mean that your site stays ahead of the pack.
For starters, you can choose any of the six templates that are included, and with the Visual Composer and WooCommerce plugin you are just beginning. Gat as fancy as you would like with the pre-built elements that you place anywhere you wish, and the choice of colors is limited by your imagination. The Megamenu plug in makes it easy for visitors to find their way around your sites, and if you need a fresh look, there 4 headers that can be change at any time along with more than 600 Google fonts.
There is a lot more, in addition to online documentation and regular updates that are provided with free support.