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Ecommerce is bigger than ever.
Ready to get your slice of the pie?
While a lot of sites are choosing to stick to a small niche, there’s still an opportunity for online stores that offer a wide assortment of goods. If you’re looking to create a multi-store site with WordPress, these are the top themes to consider.
Each theme listed below has a premium-quality design, adapts fluidly to mobile devices, and has an assortment of customization features. It’s tough to find templates better-suited to a multi store site build. Trust me, I tried to find them!
Also, if you need some help figuring out how to build your own multi-vendor marketplace, check out your tutorial on how to make a website like Etsy.
Multi store WordPress themes
The themes included here have all been updated recently and work great with the latest version of WordPress. They’re also highly rated by their customers.Here are my top picks for best multi store WordPress themes for 2019.
1. Basel by Xtemos (Themeforest)
The Basel theme is absolutely stunning and jam-packed with features and layouts for your eCommerce store. While not explicitly advertised as a theme for a multi store, you will be able to see from the demo site how easy it would be to feature multiple product categories on your site.
Basel nails the flat design aesthetic. It uses soft grays and pastel colors throughout the templates, but you do have full control over the colors if you’d like to change this. The layouts are powered by Visual Composer which means you can completely customize the homepage or any other page you want. There is a bit of a learning curve, but then you will love the freedom you have.
Basel was made to integrate with WooCommerce, the most popular eCommerce solution in the world! In case you have any reservations about using WooCommerce, know that it’s used on more websites than anything else. Basel has an astounding 40 demo sites setup and a massive amount of features I can’t begin to cover here. Check out their page on Themeforest to see more.
2. M4U by Road Themes (Themeforest)
The M4U has a variety of header styles, but personally, I like this dark design featured in the screenshot above. It makes it stand out a bit from the competition.
M4U has five layouts to choose from for the homepage, so make sure to visit the demo sites to see the other designs available. In addition, you can publish regular pages, posts, and products easily thanks to the WooCommerce integration.
The shop menu featured on the homepage is similar to Amazon and great for driving traffic to your product category pages. Since everyone uses Amazon so frequently, visitors will recognize this menu right away and understand how to navigate your site.
While M4U comes with a standard set of customization features, it also includes some cool eCommerce-specific features. There is a product sale countdown you can use to add urgency to product pages, an Ajax-powered shopping cart that can update without page reloads, and product “quick view” popups on the category pages.
3. Monstroid2 by TemplateMonster
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While TemplateMonster is a marketplace with thousands of themes to choose from, Monstroid2 is their flagship product. It’s a multipurpose theme designed to be used for any kind of website built with WordPress.
Monstroid2 has been built to work with Elementor, which is a fantastic decision as this is the easiest to use and most flexible page builder plugin available. If you’ve never used Elementor before, take a look at our page building tutorial.
The incredible flexibility in Monstroid2 comes from the number of custom, pre-designed elements available. There are more than 500+ elements ready-to-go for your site. There are even complete site designs already made and easily added to your site.
Monstroid2 comes with complete WooCommerce compatibility, and with all the customization options available, I think you’ll have no trouble seeing how this theme could work for a muli store website.
4. Wendy by Road Themes (Themeforest)
Wendy is a Multi Store theme made for WordPress eCommerce stores. It has six homepage designs available and can be used to create stores that offer a wide range of products, rather than in just one vertical.
This premium eCommerce theme has a simple style with a mostly flat design. There is a lot of room for color in Wendy, unlike most themes, so if you have more than one color in your logo, you’ll appreciate the branding opportunities.
If you’ve ever used WooCommerce before, you’ll recognize the templates in Wendy. Each product page includes all the product details, the image gallery, related products, and customer reviews.
The Wendy theme has a lot of customization features included like mega menus, custom colors, hundreds of fonts to pick from, and daily deal countdowns.
5. Makery by Themex (Themeforest)
Makery is great if you want something a bit different for your site. Rather than being designed for an eCommerce store that has multiple departments, this theme is made for eCommerce stores with lots of vendors like Etsy.
This premium comes with tons of functionality in order to provide a multi-vendor eCommerce experience. Shop owners can signup and open stores on the site, list all their products, and you can take a cut from every sale they make.
The functionality in this theme is smartly built off WooCommerce, so you can expect the sales processing and other eCommerce features to work smoothly. If you’re looking to build an eCommerce store with a huge variety of products, Makery might be the best choice thanks to its multi-vendor marketplace design.
Which multi store theme is best for you?
Any of these themes will work great for your site. Basel stands at as a really beautiful and feature-rich option.
The M4u and Wendy themes are quite similar and offer a comparable set of features and styles. Both of them work well with WooCommerce and can have excellent layouts for creating a multi-department eCommerce website.
Monstroid2 is the most customizable theme listed here, and while not made specifically for multi store sites, it is more than capable of this type of design.
If you want vendors to signup for your site and list their own products, you can’t beat Makery. It’s been built from the ground up for beautiful marketplaces.
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