WordPress Themes: Top 6 Website Theme Marketplaces For The Online Entrepreneur
Ever visit a website that promises to deliver specific information, only to have to click a host of other links to ultimately get what you want? Of course you have. Due to a cluttered and confusing website theme, you’re suddenly three pages deep and still aren’t any closer to getting what you set out for. Even worse, you’re directed to another link . . . with a domain name that’s now up for grabs.
As an online entrepreneur, the last thing you want is to provide your customers with the same frustrating experience. Nor do you want to spend endless amounts of time creating and/or managing a site that ultimately doesn’t deliver for you or your audience.
The right website theme can make a huge difference for you and your customers. Sure, a so-so site may work, but one that fully optimizes content, is easy for customers to navigate and for you to edit, provides the ultimate online experience for everyone involved. Customers see precisely what they came for and you sell it to them thanks to stellar website designs, functionality and optimal user experiences. Not only do you sell, but you’re establishing trust with new customers and reinforcing it with your existing ones. Period. It’s that easy.
1. MOJO Themes:
The MOJO website themes marketplace houses a bevy of themes, many of them e-commerce templates that range from basic formats to complex solutions.
For theme sellers: MOJO promises increased exposure and the ability to start uploading instantly, and with supreme ease. Better yet, the MOJO marketplace is free to join and according to their site, “MOJO themes sellers make 50-70% on every item sold.”
All templates from the MOJO marketplace offer free support and upgrades, full browser compatibility, are constantly updated to synchronize with the latest version of WordPress and provide its members with free access to all updates.
2. Elegant Themes:
Over 200,000 people enjoy their themes, which are brimming with pixel-perfect excellence, superior page management and outstanding support.
For online marketers we especially like:
eStore, touted on their site as “. . . an elegant solution for those looking to sell products online. The theme is easy to configure, and offers integration options with some of the most popular (and free) ecommerce plugins, including eShop and Simple PayPal Shopping cart.”
Foxy, considered to be “. . . a sleek, all-in-one solution for businesses. From eCommerce integration to Responsive Design, Foxy includes everything you need to bring your business online. Foxy is fun, but it doesn’t let anything get in the way of its structured and functional layout.”
You’ll be wooed by this one, charmed with the simplicity behind its framework (including making changes without editing code or making color changes with ease). For online marketers looking for a solid business-building site, the themes from their WooCommerce or Business sections do the trick perfectly.
Memorable, for example, with its use of space (yet ability to still allow room for customization and feature a homepage with several sections, minus the clutter), lets you highlight content and hone in on what you are selling.
Explore other Woo themes here: http://www.woothemes.com/product-category/themes/business/
Just like the name sounds, surround yourself with nothing but pure growth, a forest of solutions as far as the eye can see. With ThemeForest, there are website themes galore, specifically e-Commerce options that are as professionally-designed as they are functional.
eCommerce options include everything from fast-loading online shops like its OpenCart themes (from Solid OpenCart to its Responsive OpenCart called Project Cart, which includes a useful and powerful admin panel, 3 menu designs, multi- language and multi-currency themes) to its outstanding Responsive Shopify Theme called Music which boasts zoom features, sliders and head-turning black and white classic designs.
Selling music online? Take a look here: http://themeforest.net/item/responsive-shopify-theme-shopmusic/5675678
Make serious headway, well, with Headway.
The Headway website theme marketplace continually reinforces their going “beyond” approach, promising to take you a step (no, make that several steps) beyond typical drag and drop web-building techniques, to one with a “no limits, full control” approach. It’s flexible and intuitive, the ultimate in “if you can think it, it can be done” technology.
Quite simply, its Headway Grid puts you in control, allowing you to draw your website by creating blocks and then expanding them as you see fit within your content and design preferences. Insert content, widgets and code, etc. in these blocks and you’re well on your way to creating an inviting online marketplace that will entice customers.
Take a look at the Headway Grid in action: http://headwaythemes.com/features/headway-grid/
“I’m always looking for ways to save time when it comes to building and designing web sites, and Headway has been a Godsend,” says Headway user Nathalie Lussier. “You can really design a site based on your vision for it, unlike a lot of other themes that give you just a handful of cookie cutter options.”
6. Organic Themes:
Right in line with the clean, clutter-free and growth elements that “organic” exudes, this website theme marketplace proudly states, “We don’t retire themes – they evolve with each update.” No need to send you or your customers in a state of shock over an update. Organic Themes offers you a seamless entry into the online marketplace thanks to its business and shop themes.
Its Shop Theme is touted as “. . . the ultimate WordPress eCommerce theme,” a storefront that lets you showcase a variety of products and start selling within minutes. Furthermore, it’s mobile-friendly, so remote users can have a hassle-free viewing and buying experience.
Organic Themes’ business theme is also versatile. In addition to what many of the standard templates have, it also has sections for job listings. Add to that the ability to change a host of other elements, from link colors to highlighting elements without altering code, and it’s a business-boosting theme worth exploring.