With the right e-commerce WordPress theme, you can turn your WordPress install into a fully-functional online store with just a few clicks of your mouse. While there are tons of different e-commerce themes out there for WordPress users, many of them require a separate shopping cart plugin, which can cause integration issues and lead to more work on your part. Below we’ll take a look at our picks for the top three e-commerce WordPress themes with shopping carts built in.
Store by templatic transforms your WordPress install into a fully functional e-commerce store complete with backend administration and built-in shopping cart.
The reason Store is our #1 pick is because it gives you multiple shopping cart options. You can add a standard shopping cart (with “buy now” and “add to cart” functionality), a shopping cart that allows customers to download digital purchases (eliminating the need for third-party digital delivery sites), or a catalog mode shopping cart for sites that don’t actually sell products online (uses a “Send Inquiry” button instead of an “Add to Cart” button).
You can get a Standard License for Store for $65 (for use on a single domain), or a Developer License for $99 (for use on multiple domains).
- One Click Auto Install
- Shopping Cart
- Catalog mode
- Multiple Payment Gateways
- Grid view / List view
- User registration
- Coupon codes
- Four detailed color schemes
- Fully customizable front page
- Custom Control Panel
- Auto-resizing product images
- Theme Guide & Tutorials
- PSD File Included with developer version
- Drop Down & Breadcrumb Navigation
- Gravatar Support & Threaded Comments
- Built-in Ad Monetization
- Search Engine Optimized
- Widget Ready with custom widgets
- Valid, Cross browser compatible
Coming in a close second, E-Shopper by ThemeForest allows you to turn your WordPress site into a fully-functional, plugin-free online store. This easy-to-use theme is great if you need to create an online store quickly and don’t have time to play around with code or plugins.
E-Shopper’s shopping cart includes a coupon system, PayPal and Google Checkout support, username purchase tracking, the ability to add different pricing options for each product, and more. E-Shopper comes with detailed documentation, including examples, screenshots, and instructions.
You can get a Regular License for E-Shopper for $35, or an Extended License for $1750.
- Compatible with IE7, IE8, Safari 4, Safari 5, Opera
- Plugin Free E-Commerce Simple System
- Built In Simple Skin Editor
- Semi-Function user purchase/registration system
- Front End Profile Editor
- Front End New User registration
- Latest product homepage carousel slider
- 2 Home Page sliders
- Blog Integrated
- Working Ajax Newsletter
- Working Ajax Contact Form
- 60+ Shortcodes
- Built In Shortcode editor
- WP 3 .X Menus
- WPML Translation Support
Woo Store is WooThemes‘ first e-commerce theme for WordPress. Woo Store takes advantage of the new custom post types functionality that came with WordPress 3.0, which means adding slides and products (via WooCommerce) is super easy.
Woo Store comes in third because while it doesn’t technically have its own shopping cart built in, you do need to install the free WooCommerce plugin to use this theme, and WooCommerce comes with its own feature-rich shopping cart. All of the WooCommerce widgets and key components have been restyled to match Woo Store’s elegant design. The WooCommerce shopping cart supports popular payment gateways like PayPal, Google Checkout, Authorize.net, and more.
You can get a Standard License for Woo Store for $70 (includes two bonus themes, PSD file not included) or a Developer License for $150 (includes three bonus themes and PSD file).
- Requires WordPress 3.2+
- Featured slider
- Customizable homepage
- Custom post types
- Custom widgets
- Sidebar manager
- Build-in SEO options
- Cross-browser compatible
- Auto-sizing thumbnails
- Custom shortcodes
- Custom navigation
- Localized for translations
- Backend theme options