While e-commerce sales have been constantly trending up, the events of 2020 have led to even faster growth for the industry. With many consumers not able to shop in traditional stores due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a greater percentage of sales have shifted to e-commerce.
Even as the impacts of the pandemic will eventually slow down, it’s doubtful that life will ever completely go back to the way it was before. As more people have come to rely on e-commerce websites, those shopping trends seem likely to have been permanently impacted.
Whether you own an e-commerce business or you’re a designer tasked with creating an e-commerce site for a client, choosing the right platform and the right design are critical aspects of the process.
E-commerce platforms like Shopify are popular options, but with 1/3 of the internet already being powered by WordPress, some businesses may prefer to use WordPress for their online shop. Thanks to WooCommerce and other e-commerce and shopping cart plugins, WordPress is more than capable of meeting the needs of most e-commerce businesses.
On this page, we’ll highlight many of the best WordPress e-commerce themes in order to help you find the right one.
The Best WordPress E-Commerce Themes
Although there are many e-commerce plugins for WordPress, WooCommerce is by far the most popular. Most e-commerce themes have been designed and coded to work with WooCommerce. Unless noted otherwise, the themes showcased here will work with WooCommerce.
Hundreds of thousands of individuals and businesses use Divi because it is well designed and extremely flexible. Thanks to the Divi Builder, you can completely customize the layout or build a page from scratch without the need to code.
Divi comes with hundreds of pre-designed templates that you can choose from. You can use these templates as a starting block to quickly create just about any type of website, with a wide variety of templates being available. Currently, there are 21 different shop or e-commerce theme packs available. This essentially gives you 21 different e-commerce themes for the price of one.
Each template pack includes pre-designed pages like a home page, about page, shop page, landing page, and more. With these templates, you can easily build a full site in no time.
One of the reasons we recommend Divi so highly is because of the pricing. A membership to Elegant Themes costs $89 per year, and that gives you access to Divi, Extra, (a news or magazine theme), the Divi Builder plugin, a social media sharing plugin, and an optin form plugin. You can use the themes and plugins on an unlimited number of websites, including client projects. If you own multiple websites or if you do work for clients, this is an incredible value.
Flatsome is one of the most popular e-commerce WordPress themes and one of the first that you should consider. It has outstanding ratings and reviews from thousands of customers and is the #1 selling e-commerce theme at ThemeForest.
This theme gives you plenty of options to create a beautiful online shop in no time. There are several different homepage templates that you can use, and also different options for product pages and other pages throughout the site.
The live page builder makes it easy to create a custom layout without the need to code. And the theme options panel also provides plenty of customization options.
Porto is another amazing theme that comes with a large selection of layouts for your site. There are 36 different shop demos that you can view to see all of the options that you’ll have with Porto. The screenshot below is just one of them, but with Porto you’ll have plenty of options. You can use Elementor to create custom pages using the drag-and-drop builder.
WoodMart comes with 60 predesigned demos that give you a great selection of different styles and color schemes. You can use one as a starting point and customize it to meet your needs. You can also change the header style, which gives even more flexibility. You can easily offer different variations of your products (like sizes or colors) without any additional plugins.
XStore offers 90 different pre-designed layouts that you can select. They have demos showing designs for different types of shops, like the espresso demo shown below. Of course, you can use these demos for any other type of shop if you prefer, so you’ll have a lot of options if you choose XStore.
Shopkeeper comes with 10 different homepage demos that you can choose from, and they have very different looks and styles to give you plenty of options. You’ll also have multiple options for product page layouts, so you can choose one that suits your needs. This theme uses the WPBakery plugin to provide a drag-and-drop builder that gives endless layout options.
Electro is a beautiful theme that comes with seven different homepage layouts. While this does provide you with some options, the different layouts all have a similar style, so you’re not getting as much variety in options as you might get with some of the themes listed earlier. However, one interesting way that Electro stands out is by offering pre-designed demos for multi-vendor marketplace pages. So if you’re interested in creating a marketplace rather than just a standard online shop, Electro could be a great option.
Neighboorhood is built on the Bootstrap framework and features a clean design. There are several different layouts that you can choose, but they all have the same basic style. The theme includes a page builder, which gives you a lot of creative control.
Savoy is a minimalist e-commerce theme that will give you a beautiful online shop. There are multiple header layouts and it can be used with WPBakery to create your own custom pages. While the minimalist design won’t be a great fit for every site, it looks amazing in the right situation.
Basel comes with 40 different designs that you can choose from, and there is a great deal of variety with options that are very different from one another. The theme includes functionality for easy filtering of products and many other handy features.
The Retailer features a nice clean design and layout with a minimalist style. There are a few different homepages and product pages that you can choose from, but they use a similar design style and the same header.
Jayla offers 11 different demos that have been set up for different types of businesses, like the furniture store demo shown below. Of course, you can use any of the demos for whatever type of e-commerce site you’d like. Between the advanced theme options panel and the drag-and-drop builder, you’ll be able to create a website that is perfectly suited to your needs.
Atelier comes with 14 different demos. Most of them have a clean design style, and they all look great. There are also 10 header types and 3 product pages. You can use the WP Bakery plugin to create your own layouts with the drag-and-drop builder.
Sober offers 12 different pre-defined homepage layouts, representing several different styles and approaches. Powered by Visual Composer, you can easily customize the existing designs or create your own page layouts from scratch.
If you want a clean, modern look for your e-commerce site, Oxygen could be a great choice. This theme comes with seven different layout options, all featuring a beautiful design. It is touch-optimized with options to create a lookbook, and also offers many other features.
Metro is another option for creating a clean e-commerce website. It comes with nine different homepage variations, plus unique header variations, and it can be used with Elementor.
Blaszok is a multi-purpose theme that includes demos for corporate sites as well as e-commerce sites. There are 14 different e-commerce designs/layouts for you to choose from. This theme comes with several premium plugins, including the Visual Composer drag-and-drop builder and Slider Revolution.
The Gem is more than just a theme. It’s a package of 400+ designs that have been created for Elementor or WPBakery. You’ll get a huge collection of templates that you can use for websites of all types, including e-commerce.
This minimalist theme has six different layouts that you can choose from. It is fully touch-optimized and makes it easy for you to build a custom mega menu.
Royal comes with a huge collection of 70 demos that have been designed for different purposes, including 21 e-commerce demos. It comes with several plugins including Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, Live Chat, and others.
There are 15 different versions of this theme that you can use, with a good bit of variety in the choices. While there are a lot of features for this theme, one of the most interesting is the inclusion of a live chat plugin that makes it easy to provide support to your site’s visitors.
Tunda offers six different designs, all with a very clean and minimalist look. You can also present the shop in masonry or standard layout. The WPBakery and Slider Revolution plugins are included, and Tunda also offers a long list of other features.
Claue comes with ten different homepage layouts, plus multiple options for shop layouts and product pages. With the advanced theme customer and the Visual Composer plugin (which is included), you’ll be able to customize the design and layout easily.
MartFury is an e-commerce theme that is also suitable for use with a multi-seller marketplace (compatible with the Dokan plugin). There are several different designs and layouts that you can choose from. It’s compatible with Elementor but does not include a drag-and-drop builder as part of the theme.
Mr. Tailor offers six different homepage layouts, all with a clean minimalist style. You can also use the Gutenberg block editor to customize the look and layout of your site.
With so many high-quality themes available, WordPress is a legitimate option if you are starting an e-commerce site. Find a theme that has the features you need and layout options that work for you. With the amazing themes that are showcased here, you should have no problem finding one.
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