21 Best Paid & Free Shopify Themes of All Time

Written by Franklin Hatchett

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As you start building your online store, one of the things where you will be spending a lot of time with is choosing your theme. There are hundreds of themes out there, both paid and free, and it is natural to get overwhelmed with these choices.

Not all themes are created equal. There are themes that are great for single-product stores, and there are those that work best if you have at least 50 products. Also, there are themes that have sliders while some allow you to embed videos instead of photos.

The thing is, the themes should not be a problem if you know how to code a computer program. But you probably don’t know how, and it is costly to hire a computer programmer who is an expert in web development. So instead of trying a new theme multiple time, we will provide you with the best themes for Shopify!

In this list, we will be including both the paid and free versions, so choose wisely.

01. eCom Turbo: Paid

It is one of the most flexible themes in Shopify, and it sells at competitive prices that serious entrepreneurs can afford.

Here are the features of the theme:

  • Full Customer Home Page – customize your homepage to your liking and not be limited with a template
  • Conversion Boosters – use applications to boost conversion instead of paying for them separately
  • Fast Load Times – the theme loads with super speed to ensure that a page will load in less than three seconds
  • Free e-Commerce Support and Course – get free training on how to use the theme, and then some free training on how you can succeed in the e-commerce industry.

The theme includes the following benefits:

  • Lifetime access and support
  • Free updates
  • Free theme training
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Bonus e-commerce training

There are three packages available for this theme, which starts at $97. The Standard package can only be used on only one Shopify store, while the second one, the PRO, can be used on three stores and it is priced at $127. The last package is called Unlimited, and you can use the theme in unlimited Shopify stores.

02. Narrative: Free

This is a free theme from Shopify that has three designs called the Light, Warm, and Cold.

Here the theme’s features:

  • Fixed Navigation – the navigation menu is fixed on the left-hand side of the theme; you cannot move it to the top or the top right.
  • Vertical slideshow – this is a slier found at the bottom of the homepage. In this section, there is a huge picture on the left. On the right side of that, you can add lots of photos that your customer can scroll.
  • Wide layout – almost all the photos you upload will occupy the entire width of the screen. This is great for products that rely on the beauty of photos. However, not all three designs have this feature.

Lastly, you can choose one where you can upload a video on the slider area, or you can use photos.

Jasper: Paid

This is probably one of the most expensive themes out there. at $10,000, it is a drag and drop theme that is approved by Envato, a theme expert in the e-commerce industry.

Here are the things you will get for $10,000:

  • Flexible layout – with this theme, you can put your sidebars to the left or right, and you can also adjust the size of your banners.
  • Lots of Home Page Sections – you can add many contents to your homepages like sliders, carousels, grids, product photos and descriptions, and many more.
  • Flexible Collection Pages – in this theme, you can design the position of your collections. You can put them on the right or left sidebar, or use the sidebar as pop over. You can also remove the sidebar if you want.

Jasper is one of the most expensive themes out there, and it has A 4.5 rating out of 22 people who rated the product. Maybe it;s a mistake?

04. Debut: Free

This theme offers two styles, called Default and Light. With the Default theme, you cannot use a banner at the top of your page, but you can do this with the Light style and make announcements such as discounts or free shipping.

Here are the features of the theme:

  • Product Filtering – you can create filtering sections or that your customers can use so they can browse specific products. This is best used for stores that sell many types of items, such as those that come from different brands. For example, if a customer chooses to show only Nikon, your online store will only show Nikon products.
  • Multi-Level Menu – here, you can create dropdowns in your menu so you can easily categorize and organize your products.

The theme also has customer testimonials. You can upload their feedback about your restaurant, and this feedback will show on your online store to help boost your credibility.

05. Multibuy: Paid

This is a theme that you can buy from Theme Forest. The cost of this theme is $139. Price includes six months of support. If you want to extend that support, you have to pay another $46.50, so you can get support for 12 more months.

Here are the features:

  • Section Builder – this is a feature where you can add sections to the homepage of your store. There are 17 sections to choose from, such as banners, collections list, blogs, images with text, newsletter, product carousel, and many more.
  • Filtering – this is a section that will let your customers choose from a group of dropdown buttons to filter the products that will show on the search page.

Multibuy also has pre-designed pages that you can use, such as contact, about us, cart page, article page, and many more.

06. Jumpstart: Free

This is a theme best used by people who only have one product or those who are trying to raise capital from crowdfunding efforts. The theme allows you to upload one product, but it does provide many sections where you can highlight the features and benefits of what you are selling.

Here are the core features:

  • Crowdfunding tracker – here, you can put a section that will show site visitors how much money you have already raised against the target. You can put this below the video in the home page section.
  • Email subscription – you can add a section where people can subscribe to you for updates. This is important if you want your investors to get updated every time you have made progress on your start-up business.

Jumpstart is made for new companies or those who only have one product to sell. You cannot use this if you plan to sell a lot of items on Shopify.

07. Kola: Paid

This theme is made for businesses that sell organic food. The pictures are bold, and each one allows you to showcase what the food has to offer in terms of health.

Priced at $99, you can take advantage of eight pre-defined home pages. Here are the other features of the theme:

  • Drag-and-drop – this is a feature that allows you to copy and paste images from your computer and just drop them to the site builder. There is no need to code how you want the image to appear.
  • SEO – the site was built to help you create an SEO optimized page. With this feature, you can add snippets to your entries, ensure that the site loads really fast, and add headings and titles to your product entries.

Kola can also be used for other product types. It is not limited to selling organic foods.

08. Venture: Free

This theme has three design options. These are called Outdoors, Snowboard, ad Boxing. From these names, one would think that this is a sports-oriented theme. The only main difference is the color palette used for the backgrounds and texts.

Here are the features:

  • End-to-end slideshow – if you upload photos for your slideshow, the photo will occupy the whole width of the screen.
  • Multi-menu – you can customize your menu bar so that each menu will have a dropdown. Also. The sub-menus will not exactly appear. It is the photos that will appear if the customer hovers his mouse on it.

You can also use promotional banners on your home page, which will make it easier to showcase what your offers are, such as free shipping and huge discounts.

09. Interior: Paid

Priced at $64, this theme offers a great set-up if you are selling furniture. The layout was designed in such a way that you can showcase multiple products on the home page by using large photos.

Here are the features:

  • Large background – the home page does not use a slider or a hero video. The background you use will occupy the whole screen. On top of that background are texts that you can change.
  • Collections – right below that big background is a set of collections, with each product collection represented by a photo.
  • Multiple sections – you can add many sections in your home page below the background. You can add featured collections, new products, and a carousel at the bottom of the page.

This theme is great for products where pictures speak louder than words.

10. Boundless: Free

Boundless is great if you are selling one item that has different models that are visible to the eyes. For example, bikes. The store theme is designed to show many photos of different products on the home page, with minimal text so as not to distract the customers.

Here are the features:

  • Optimized large images – the photos on the site are huge to attract the attention of your customers. It is best used for a product that has a wow factor or products that people buy for display.
  • Single product gallery – there is one gallery of products that customers can scroll so they do not have to navigate the site a lot.
  • Full-width collection images – if you have collections, the photos used here will occupy the page’s full width.

Use this theme if you want to upload a video. The slider section allows you to do this so you can tell your story to your consumers.

11. Wookie: Paid

Wookie is a theme that you can buy from Theme Forest. Priced at $60, you will get support for six months only. If you need an extension for support for another 12 months, you have to pay $16.88.

The theme has the following features:

  • Multiple homepages – with this theme, you can choose from different layouts of you how your home page will look like. This is beneficial to users since it is customizable to fit different niches. There are 20 layouts you can choose from for the home page.
  • Multiple shop page – you can choose from eight shop layouts. Here, you can choose if you want big photos or larger price fonts.
  • Menu and Banners – you can use banners on your home page, and you can add any text here for your promotions and discounts.

Wookie is a great theme for starters, especially if you are not yet 100% sure of what products to sell.

12. Simple: Free

Simple is a theme that is straightforward. You can choose from two designs called Light and Beauty. The Light design does not have a slider, but Beauty allows you to load photos on sliders.

  • Sidebar –the menu of the site is on the left, which will also allow you to display your products.
  • Image Zoom – customers can click on a photo to enlarge it and occupy the entire screen’s width.

Simple is a great theme if you do not want the complications of a cluttered website. Use it if you want to focus on photos rather than text.

13. Shella: Paid

Shella costs $44. What it offers is turbo speed for your website’s load time, and several skins or color themes to choose from.

Here are the features:

  • Content builder – you can add text on your banner and your slideshow, so the slideshow does not only have pictures.
  • Pre-designed pages – there are over 75 pages that you can choose and apply to your store. These pages have different payouts, so you only need to choose one the fits your niche or how you want the photos and texts to be arranged.

Use Shella if you are likely to change designs from time to time. It is great to have a new design time and again, especially if you are operating a fashion store.

14. Brooklyn: Free

Brooklyn comes in two designs called Classic and Playful. Both of them have large sliders where you can put clear photos.

Here are the features:

  • Slide-out cart – the customer can add items to the cart without leaving the page he is on.
  • Dynamic product display – the site will automatically adjust the photo sizes to ensure that they are equally spaced. If the theme has five slots for photos, you can add only two and the three slots will not be blank. They will disappear, and the two photos will have equal sizes and spacing.

There are other inclusions on the theme like SEO, free photos, and drop-down menus.

15. Elessi: Paid

This one cost $59. It has so many features that you can activate like Add to Wishlist, Filter, GDPR, Sale Pop-up, and many more.

Here are some key features:

  • Multiple home page designs – choose from over five home page designs, each with a different layout.
  • Shop Layout – there are different layouts for your shop, and you can choose if you want to use grids, right-sidebar, listing collection, and many more.

Use this theme if you want a lot of apps and features. It will save you a lot of money instead of buying these apps separately.

16. Pop: Free

Pop is a simple them from Shopify that is minimalist in style. It does not allow you to add a lot of stuff on the home page, but it does have a slider and collections.

Here are the features:

  • Image Zoom – if a customer hovers a mouse on top of a photo, that part where the mouse it will get larger.
  • Home page slideshow – you can add several photos that will automatically slide on your homepage.

Use Pop if you want a theme with no fuss. It is simple to use, and your website will look really neat.

17. Nextgeek: Paid

This is a multi-purpose theme that you can use in several niches.

Priced at $59, you can get the following features:

  • Pre-order – customers can pre-order a product that you are about to launch.
  • Collection columns – your product collection pages can be shown in columns instead of a grid.

The theme allows you to use the full width of the screen to show huge photographs for your sliders.

18. Supply: Free

Supply has two designs called Blue and Light. The main difference is the color palette and the alignment of the menu.

Here are the features:

  • Customizable slider –you can change the number of photos in the slider, and you can also control the interval of how long it takes to
  • display each photo.
  • SEO – you can use meta-tags and titles to make your product pages more Google-friendly.

The Supply theme is great for businesses that have a lot of products and brands like electronics.

19. Diva: Paid

Diva costs $49, and this theme features fake counters, product countdown timers, and other business necessities like GDPR compliance for European markets.

Here are the key features:

  • Unique homepages – there are 13 homepages you can use here. You can choose to have sliders, large home page photos, or scrollable product pages at the home page.
  • Admin options – there are more than 400 options here like adding sections, footers, currency, colors and fonts, gallery, and so many more.
  • Header styles –there are more than seven header styles here, which includes where you want to place your site menu.

Diva is a powerful theme that is best used for stores with large inventory. It is also great for products where photos make a difference to make a sale.

20. Minimal: Free

This is a free theme from Shopify that has three designs. These are Vintage, Fashion, and Modern. The theme is best used for fashion stores.

Here are the features:

  • Product image zoom – customers can zoom in or out of the product page photo for better product view.
  • Home page video – you can embed a video on your home page instead of using a photo.
  • Product filtering – you can create product filtering options for your consumers to make their product search easier and more targeted.

Use the theme if you are running a fashion store. The collections and home pages are designed to highlight clothing and other fashion accessories.

21. Atlantic: Paid

This theme costs $180, but you will get a powerful theme that has four designs. These designs change the position of the menu and the color of the texts.

Here are the theme features:

  • Large catalogs – the theme was built for huge product lists. Use the collections ages to categorize your products.
  • Image zoom –customers, can enlarge the photos so they can view the products better.
  • Quick buy – consumers can add products to their cart without leaving the page they are on.

Use this if you are selling furniture. The design will highlight your furniture product, especially if you take photos of them while they are in use.

Final Words

So, there goes the 21 best free and paid themes that you can use in Shopify. It is a little confusing to choose the best one that will apply for your niche, especially since the demo sites are at their best forms.

Paid themes have more power, as they have features that you would normally pay separately if you use free themes. It is best to buy a paid them within your budget, but make sure you watch and review the demo before you make the purchase.

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