Now that we’ve decided on WooCommerce for the site’s shopping cart, now it’s time to grab a theme for it. Basically a theme is a premade template that will help you speed up your whole design process. Instead of designing an entire site from scratch you can pick out a theme that you feel meets you needs best and then just tweak it to have your own look and feel. It’s pretty mind blowing that something that only a few years ago would take thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars to have designed and integrated now only takes around $50 and a few hours of your time to modify it!
Here are the top 5 designs I found for selling a physical product using WooCommerce. I’m a big fan of keeping things simple and clean and focusing mostly on the product so you’ll see that reflected here. Remember this should basically be a rough draft for your site, on most of these themes you’re able to change the color schemes and graphics around to really match your new companies brand and personality. One other thing you should look for is a “responsive” theme, what this means is that the theme will look good in both desktop PCs and mobile devices. With mobile becoming more and more popular it’s a smart move to start out with a website design that is responsive from the get go.
#1 – MinDig Theme (Click Here To See The MinDig Demo)
I really liked this theme, its super clean and has a good look and feel to it. It’s responsive and n the demo link above you can see how well it works on different mobile devices.
#2 – Swagger Theme (Click Here To See The Swagger Demo)
#3 – Maya Shop Theme (Click Here To See The Maya Shop Demo)
This is one of the most popular themes out there for WooCommerce. Its a couple years old, but it’s a classic with a bunch of solid support since it’s been around so long. Its really clean and I like how it’s a little bit more texty which helps a bit when it comes to SEO.
#4 – Captiva Theme (Click Here To See The Captiva Demo)
Captiva is a really nice full width theme. They have a great navigation setup on the inside pages which really allows for customers to click around. Keep in mind though if you don’t have a bunch of products this might not be the best fit for you.
#5 – Humble Shop Theme (Click Here To See The Humble Shop Demo)
Humble Shop is a great for people who only have a few products or even one product to sell. It lives up to it’s name as a super minimalistic theme which is good for beginners. I’d highly recommend this if you have only a few products and then work your way up to something different as you need it.
The biggest tip for picking a WooCommerce theme is not to waste a lot of time doing it. You should seriously spend no more than about 45 minutes picking one. Just go with your gut on what you think looks best and has the features you need. The beauty of using WooCommerce is that you can always switch to a new theme down the road. So start with something easy just to get the ball rolling and get some sales coming in, then go with something more elaborate in the future. Time is money and the last thing you want to do is waste your time contemplating tiny differences in theme designs that no one will ever notice.