WordPress is probably not the most popular content management system for ecommerce websites. If you are planning to launch an online store, most tech experts would probably recommend Magento, PrestaShop or Zen Cart. But for people who have fallen in love with WordPress, they are opting to have their eCommerce site powered by WordPress. Also, there have been a lot of developments in WordPress and a lot of theme vendors have started selling fully functional eCommerce WordPress templates and themes. We tried to look for free ecommerce WordPress templates but there are only a few available that you could use for free. But since you are going to use the template for a commercial purpose, then you must be at least willing to invest a few dollars to start your online business. Here is a roundup of the best premium eCommerce WordPress templates that you can use for free. As a bonus, we added three FREE WordPress theme (Yes, they are free), in case you have do not have a budget for a full-functioning eCommerce WordPress template. To view the demo and know more about each theme, just click on the preview image found below.
01-Emporium ($65 for Single Use License)
Use this eCommerce WordPress template to create your own online store easily in WordPress. It transforms your WordPress install into a fully functional eCommerce store complete with back-end administration. This theme is perfect for store that sells tangible or intangible/digital goods.
02-The Clothes Shop WordPress eCommerce Theme ($42)
A flexible, plugin-free and localized (translation-ready) eCommerce WordPress template.
03-ShopAholic – ($25 for a Single License)
An eCommerce WordPress template specifically made to make your online shopping store look not like a wordpress blog but instead an online shopping CMS.To complete the feature this theme makes use of eShop, a wordpress plugins for e-commerce and a rating plugin to let customer rate the products.
04-Ecommerce WordPressTheme (75.95 for A Single Theme Package)
05-Sofa Shoppr ($42)
An eCommerce WordPress template that works in conjunction with PayPal payment gateway. This means that users can safely checkout either by using their own PayPal account or a credit card. Beside the fact that this theme is extremely easy to setup and maintain, it does include all of WP 3 .0+ features, built-in widgets, advanced layout control, user reviews and an ample Options page through which all the crucial sections of your future webshop can also be customized.
06- Market Theme ($55 for Standard License)
Whether or not you are an experienced webmaster or just an average blogger who wants to run their own shop or shops, the Standard License would make the most sense for you. One license can be used on as many domains as you want, so long as it is only you using it. You may not however edit the theme and redistribute it.
07-Store Front ($65 for Single Use License)
This eCommerce WordPress template features a single click install feature. You will not have to set each and everything step by step (like you do with competetor theme). Simply Activate the theme and this theme auto populates sample products, categories and does the basic settings (you can remove them with single click). It’s much easier now to understand how the theme works and all you need to do is, edit the sample products and place your own. You do not need technical knowledge.
08-Kidz Store ($65 for Single Use License)
09-Auction Theme ($79.99 for Single Use License)
This premium eCommerce WordPress template lets you transform your wordpress based website into a genuine auction or reverse auction website. Create a job freelancer website, an antiquities store, a car website,a plumbers site, a chores site,sport football or soccer auctions, books, high-school auctions, university auctions, or whatever implies an auction. This is the perfect turnkey solution for you.
A professional theme for turning WordPress blogs into classified ads sites. The latest version of the theme features unlimited custom fields and forms, ad packages, blog option, directory-style homepage, email alerts, featured ads carousel, transaction logging and Twitter feed.
11-Viroshop WordPress Theme ($37 for Single Use License)
Viroshop is a premium eCommerce WordPress template that will allow you to create a fully functional online store with great ease. This theme is controlled entirely through the admin control panel, so no matter if you are an experienced or novice wp user you will be able to use and customize the theme.
12-SimpleCart ($30 for Standard License)
A simple, customizable eCommerce WordPress template that makes online shops with WordPress easy!
13-App Cloud (FREE)
AppCloud is a beautifully clean and professional looking theme, with a two-column layout, integrated slideshow and the choice of horizontal or vertical orientation for images and apps. The theme’s eCommerce features include featured, top-selling and categorized product lists.
A turn-key ready “out of the box” shopping cart solution. You simply install, select your template, add products and your ready to start accepting orders. This is the ideal solution for anyone starting their own store online selling their own products or services, affiliate products or even e-books, music or file downloads!
15-WP Store – Free WordPress E-commerce Theme (FREE)
An eCommerce WordPress template created by our stuff designed especially for the best e-commerce plugin for wordpress WP e-Commerce. Some modifications we made let the administrator of the store control a Latest Products area, Homepage Products and customize a Top Products widget.
16-Crafty Cart (FREE)
A free eCommerce WordPress template for your WordPress e-Commerce store. It’s a fresh flavored retro style for selling t-shirts and handmade items, designed to be a starting point for your online shop.
MORE WORDPRESS THEMES FROM ELEGANT THEMES
Another good source for portfolio WordPress themes is Elegant Themes. Here, you can use all of the templates (currently at 55 themes) by only paying a membership fee of $39. That’s like paying just around 7 cents for each theme.