A huge percentage of bloggers are online not only to share their opinions, but to offer products and services as part of their businesses. Combining ecommerce features with your blog just makes sense; your readers are there to find out information specific to your industry in addition to shopping.
Here are my picks for the Top 10 Ecommerce WordPress Themes for online businesses:
1. eStore (Live Demo)
This recent addition to the ecommerce theme market by ElegantThemes is the best we’ve seen so far, with integrated functions and options for a complete e-store eperience. Upload product images and set the product price directly in the post editing view. You also get a shopping cart solution without any plugins needed. For the affiliate who wishes to redirect a visitor to an external product page, it is just a matter of swapping a piece of code as explained in the ElegantThemes support forum thread. See explanation below:
Open ‘includes/single-product.php’ and replace:
<a href=”#”><span><?php _e(‘Add to cart’,’eStore’); ?></span></a>
<?php $customLink = get_post_meta($post->ID,’Customlink’,true) ? get_post_meta($post->ID,’Customlink’,true) : ‘#'; ?>
<a href=”<?php echo $customLink; ?>” target=”_blank” class=”addto-cart”><span><?php _e(‘Buy It Now’,’eStore’); ?></span></a>
1. EGoods (Live Demo)
EGoods is a great way to show off your wares and provide your customers with support and information that they need. It allows you to display the title of each product with a thumbnail image on the main page; and if features an “add to cart” button built in. There are three color schemes and two page templates for total versatility.
2. WP Shop Reloaded (Live Demo)
WP Shop is an elegant theme that has a simple, dramatic header and large thumbnails for easier product identification. There are two color schemes: steel gray and bronze; and the navigation is easy to identify and use throughout the site. Perfect for selling high-end jewelry, cosmetics, and accessories!
Ecommerce is highly customizable. Of course, it has a plugin that will allow you to manage your storefront using your WP blog, but it also has six different color styles, blogging tools and is search engine optimized to help increase traffic.
4. StorePress Ecommerce
This handy-dandy theme is perfect for any type of product sales online. It features full PayPal integration and allows you to manage your orders from your WordPress admin panel. You can easily customize each product listing, and your customers have their own user panel which lets them see their order status.
Classified is exactly what it sounds like: an online listing for products that you are interested in selling to your site visitors: cars, real estate, advertising, products or services. It is also fully integrated with PayPal, has plenty of ad-ready widget space; and it is multi-language and multi-currency functional.
This theme allows you to create an Ebay style auction site out of your WordPress blog. It is integrated with both PayPal and Google Maps, has an advanced rating system and is widget ready. You and your site members can customize your listings with multiple options.
Market lets you sell your own products or affiliate products using a professional looking grid-view store front. It features a built-in shopping cart, thumbnail popups, a thumbnail generator and multiple payment options.
JobPress is a theme that allows you to create a job listing site out of your WordPress blog. It is easy to configure, PayPal integrated and offers RSS feeds for each category. Individuals who blog on a specific industry may find that a job board added to their site can increase traffic dramatically.
Shopaholic is a deceptively simple theme that has lots of features underneath its clean, modern lines. It offers integration with eShop e-Commerce plugins, a slider to feature your top products, five widget positions, universal browser compatibility and automatic thumbnail resize.
10. CRM Tools
For the company that is selling services like freelance web design, marketing and copywriting; CRM Tools is an excellent choice. It has a cool flash header/navigation tool and it allows you to build your site as a valuable resource for current and potential clients.