Using eCommerce shopping carts for free in WordPress has become quite easy with WooCommerce. WooCommerce is the free plugin which proves relatively easy to use with some basic direction (see below). In any case, if you want to create an online store in WordPress that looks decent enough to inspire sales, check out this review of themes I’ve used to varying success.
#1 Pick: MayaShop
MayaShop is a simple eCommerce theme on which I’ve seen real sales into the thousands of dollars. It’s easy to use, with lots of theme options. While I know this dollar amount might not seem like a lot, it’s still passive income which can be scaled with good products and sound promotion. It’s the first eCommerce theme I ever decided to build a website with, it was just for a friend when I was relatively new to web design, and you can check out the result if you want.
2nd Pick: Virtue
Virtue is amazing. It’s easy to setup and easy to make beautiful. Virtue is in my opinion the ideal theme for anyone who wants to sell photography, art, durable goods or downloadable products online. I love it so much because the homepage is easy to setup and the subpages are very diverse. You can choose lots of pre-made page templates within the premium version of the theme and the free version is great too. Become an expert with Virtue. Virtue is AMAZING and you won’t be disappointed. It will make you look darn good.
3rd Pick: Vantage
Vantage is a business website design and it’s very basic. This design is made from a simple-minded small business owner who wants to advertise their services – client-side services, consulting, design, support or other professional services – through a clean and easy to understand layout. The great thing about Vantage is when you install WooCommerce and click “install pages” the theme instantly supports an eCommerce shop with very little extra work required. If you want to setup a product and add it to your new shop it’s about as easy as creating a new post. Watch the video and bask in the glory that is 21st century web design.
4th Pick: Storefront
My fourth and final pick for best WordPress eCommerce themes is Storefront, but in the end this is just a guess. I’ve never used Storefront, but need to include it here because it’s the recommended theme on which anyone should install WooCommerce. It’s the default theme for WooCommerce, and I know from checking out Storefront that you get a homepage shopping cart which presents your product loud and clear to the customer right away. I can hardly imagine a poorly created store with Storefront.
Upon looking over my thoughts above, I still think Virtue Premium is the best eCommerce theme available for WordPress. The features it comes with are simply outstanding and not all that hard to setup. For about $45 you can make a website that will yield great returns.
What’s your favorite eCommerce theme for WordPress? Let us know in the comments.