ecommerce-themesIt can be a challenge to put together these “best of” lists. There’s a temptation to include every theme under the sun for any given category. And while we do try to be comprehensive around here, sometimes it’s important to be incredibly discerning. Today, we’re featuring the very best e-commerce WordPress themes for 2016. You’ll find many WooCommerce compatible themes here but several that use other shop systems, too. These themes are nice to look at, extremely functional, easy to setup, and can help just about anyone launch an online store or marketplace quickly and efficiently.

While we’ll likely add to this roundup throughout the year, for now, here are the best e-commerce WordPress themes for 2016!

ShoppyStore – WooCommerce WordPress Theme

ShoppyStore - WooCommerce WordPress Theme

If you plan on using WooCommerce for your online store, SW ShoppyStore is a great choice. This theme is built on Bootstrap and uses Visual Composer to create stunning layouts with minimal effect. It can be used for any kind of online store from electronics to clothing to sporting goods.

This shop theme comes with three homepage layouts with 5 color schemes. It’s responsive and includes product grid and sit view, a quick view for products, Slider Revolution, Mega Menu, and demo content. With multiple menu styles, full WooCommerce integration, SW Woo Slider Countdown for running promotions, color swatches for more product options, and over 500 Google fonts, this theme is designed for customization. It’s also fully compatible with social media, Contact Form 7, and all of the popular SEO plugins.

SW ShoppyStore costs $59.

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Harvest – Multipurpose WooCommerce Theme

Harvest - Multipurpose WooCommerce Theme

Need another option for taking full advantage of the WooCommerce plugin? The Harvest theme is a good choice. It’s mobile responsive, so ideal for showcasing products in any niche on any device. It lives up to its multipurpose descriptor and includes 10 different layouts for setting up a truly custom site.

Speaking of, Harvest is really easy to customize and includes an admin options panel from which you can select from unlimited colors, Google Fonts, over 1,500 FontAwesome Icons, portfolio layouts, gallery layouts, and more. You can also set up a logo, sliders, and banners, add a shopping cart as a header dropdown, use shortcodes, and enjoy full SEO optimization. This theme is cross-browser compatible, comes with PSD files, and full documentation.

Harvest costs $59.

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Taberna – Multipurpose WooCommerce WordPress Theme

Taberna - Multipurpose WooCommerce WordPress Theme

Taberna is still another WooCommerce-based theme that offers a professional layout that’s totally modern. What I like here is that it includes enough white space to ensure each of your products stand out. It’s ideal for fashion, food, and household shops but could be used for just about any kind of store. This theme comes with Visual Composer, too, so customization in the layout department should be no problem at all.

This theme also comes with Revolution Slider, Mega Menu Pro, Ajax Product Filter, and ACF Pro, making this a really good buy since you get so many premium plugins as a part of the package. It also offers great plugin compatibility with the likes of Contact Form 7 and WPML. It’s also cross-browser compatible, retina-ready, includes a one-click installation feature, a sticky menu, boxed and stretched layouts, widgets, page styles, social sharing, typography options, an Ajax contact form, Font Awesome icons, parallax effects, Google Maps, live chat, and so much more.

Taberna will set you back $59.

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MidNight – Fashion WooCommerce WordPress Theme

MidNight - Fashion WooCommerce WordPress Theme

If you’re looking for a modern and creative front for your online store, MidNight is an excellent theme choice. This e-commerce theme could easily be customized for any type of store related to fashion. It’s responsive and is really easy to install and setup thanks to the inclusion of demo content and full documentation.

Just some of this theme’s features include Page Builder (with over 60 customizable elements), Supermenu, Flyout menu, social media login, a product category archive, the ability to add feature products in the menu, wishlist, track orders, user accounts, a login popup, a newsletter popup, 3 header layouts, SEO plugin compatibility, WooCommerce compatibility, the ability filter and sort products, transition effects, over 500 Google Fonts, video background support, a contact page with Google Map and pin support, child theme, WPM:L compatibility, multiple blog layouts, and much, much more.

MidNight is currently priced at $59.

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Simen – MultiPurpose WooCommerce WordPress Theme

Simen - MultiPurpose WooCommerce WordPress Theme

I can’t imagine a better theme for your online furniture store or housewares store than Simen. This WooCommerce compatible theme is stylish and modern, offering the perfect structure and backdrop for your shop. It comes with a lot of cool features, too. For instance, it comes with Visual Composer so you can easily modify the site’s layout and design on a whim. You can even use the included Slider Revolution plugin to highlight featured products.

This theme is totally responsive, supports unlimited colors, includes advanced meta options, and demo content, so setup is a snap. Other features include a sticky menu, a boxed and full-width layout, wishlists, an Ajax shopping cart, product quick view, two blog layouts, page templates, WPML support, SEO-friendliness, over 600 Google Fonts, Font Awesome icons, cross-browser compatibility, full documentation, and more.

Simon costs $59.

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Noraure – WooCommerce Responsive WordPress Theme

Noraure - WooCommerce Responsive WordPress Theme

Need another WooCommerce option? Noraure is a great theme choice. It’s specifically designed for e-commerce sites and is totally multipurpose, too. It sports an eye-catching design that works well for numerous types of stores from cosmetics to clothing. It uses the Revolution Slider plugin to allow for easy featuring of your best products and the Visual Composer plugin to enable users to create custom sites in a snap.

This theme includes social media logins for better conversions, Google Fonts, shortcodes, 6 header layouts, a sticky header, a responsive design, quick setup, widgets, custom logo, demo content, WooCommerce integration and extensions, Nextend Facebook Connect, Nextend Twitter Connect, footer widgets, mega menus, a contact form, RTL, unlimited colors, unlimited sidebars, full support, documentation, and more.

Noraure will set you back $59.

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Bow – Responsive Woocommerce Theme

Bow - Responsive Woocommerce Theme

Bow is another WooCommerce theme that’s responsive and built on Bootstrap, offering a stable foundation of HTML5 and CSS3 onto which to build your site. It supports custom shortcodes, a custom metabox, and theme options for easy customization. This theme supports beautiful typography thanks to Google Fonts, unlimited sidebars, a static banner, a carousel slider, and more.

It also includes full WooCommerce integration, of course, has a boxed and full-width layout, unlimited sidebars, free updates for life, and full documentation so you’ll always know how to manage your site. It even comes with two free fonts.

Bow costs $59.

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VG Rossi – Responsive WooCommerce WordPress Theme

VG Rossi - Responsive WooCommerce WordPress Theme

If you need an e-commerce theme for your clothing, apparel, or accessories shop, VG Rossi is a responsive, clean option that’s ideal for sites with a sport or active angle. It supports WooCommerce and includes 3 theme layouts, 16 background colors, 31 background images, 4 presents, a product quick view, a product tabs slider, product comparison, an Ajax shopping cart, an Ajax wish list, and more.

It comes loaded with several WooCommerce extensions. Revolution Slider, Mega Main Menu, Visual Composer, and so much more I can’t even list it all here. This theme also comes with full support in the form of a community forum, an advanced Ticket System, and full documentation. No question will go unanswered here!

You can expect to pay $59 for VG Rossi.

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Divi

Divi

Divi is the ultimate multipurpose theme, so of course you can use it for an e-commerce site. Created by Elegant Themes, Divi is smart, fast, and flexible. It comes with the Divi Builder, 18 pre-made layouts, a responsive design, 40 content modules, an an abundance of general settings to help you achieve the look you want.

Advanced design settings are also included so you have even more control over how your site looks with regard to colors, spacing, and typography. It supports custom CSS, sliders, text, shortcodes, an email signup form, and plenty of demos on which you can base your design. It includes a customizer with live previews, the ability to create your own layouts, Sucuri security, header options, RTL support, and so much more.

Divi is a part of the Elegant Themes packages, which start at $69 per year.

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StyleShop

StyleShop

StyleShop is another e-commerce WordPress theme you should definitely check out. It’s responsive and comes with a mobile layout that gives your site a stylish presence for users on the go. And just so you know, you’ll always have access to perpetual updates and support when you buy this theme. It’s build on W3C compliant code and is designed to be fast and secure.

This theme supports unlimited colors, custom background images, an ePanel for making a myriad of customizations, advertisements, widgets, shortcodes, page templates, and more. It’s also cross-browser compatible and fully localized.

StyleShop is another selection from Elegant Themes, whose packages start at $69/year.

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eStore

eStore

Another offering from Elegant Themes is called eStore. This online shop theme is pretty straightforward in its presentation but provides a unique enough layout to be enticing to your visitors. It’s easy to setup and integrate with popular e-commerce plugins like Simple PayPal shopping cart, and eShop. It includes (like all ET themes) continual updates, secure and validated code, cross-browser compatibility, and localization to boot.

Other features include five unique colors, full theme options control with the ePanel, shortcodes, and page templates for galleries, contact, sitemaps, and blog. eStore also comes with full support and documentation.

You can get this theme in an Elegant Themes package for $69 per year.

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Boutique

Boutique

The last Elegant Themes e-commerce theme we’ll talk about here today is called Boutique. And just as its name would suggest, it’s ideal for small boutique stores that specialize in niche products like hats, handbags, or crafts. It works with all the popular e-commerce plugins so setting up a shopping cart is a breeze. Plus it includes updates, secure code, localization, and will work with most browsers.

This theme supports unlimited colors, fonts, and backgrounds, uses the ePanel for theme customization, and supports shortcodes. It also comes with custom page templates, and full support, no matter what your skill level.

ET packages including Boutique start at $69/year.

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Monstroid WordPress Theme

Monstroid

You can create an online shop and so much more with Monstroid. This theme is a total powerhouse and chock full of features for creating absolutely any kind of site you want with minimal fuss. It comes with 10 child themes, over 100 PSD files, multiple layouts, and features a responsive design so it’ll look good on all devices.

You can also add parallax scrolling, background videos, Cherry Simple Slider, MotoPress Slider, font icons, and charts to your online store if you wish. The whole shebang is built on Cherry Framework 4 and comes with an installation wizard for the easiest of setups. You can also back up your theme settings and choose from tons of extensions to add even more features to your site. Other features include Google Maps, social integration, SEO, WPML, Google Analytics, Google Fonts, BuddyPress support, a shortcode editor, dynamic CSS, WooCommerce integration, a portfolio, gallery, and so much more.

You can get Monstroid for $79.

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Sentient

Sentient

If you’re looking for an official WooCommerce theme, Sentient is an excellent choice. This theme relies on jQuery masonry layouts to create an interesting look that goes beyond the traditional grid and offers up your products in an intriguing way. It’s responsive, so will work great on mobile devices, and includes homepage highlights to help you feature your best products.

Showcase your bestsellers, limited time offers, or featured products with ease. You can show off your latest blog posts, too and use the theme options panel to add widgets to the site’s footer. With WooCommerce installed, you can easily input your individual products and their details so you can start selling immediately.

A standard license for Sentient costs $79 and a developer’s license is $139.

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Posted by Brenda Barron

Brenda Barron is a writer and WordPress enthusiast from southern California.

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