So, you’re planning your new on-line shop for some popular products like fashion clothes or some branded products or digital products and want it to be an outstanding one among hundreds of those similar. Which platform should you choose? There’s only one correct answer - Magento 2.0.
3 reasons to do so:
- SEO Options from the box;
- Responsive design (Critical, over 50% of all visitors come from mobile devices);
- Cost-Saving (help you to set up complex shipping, sophisticated price range with special offers, discounts and special marketing offers).
Or perhaps you want to attract new visitors to your already functioning store? To kill two birds in one stone - attracting and saving on SEO - we strongly recommend Magento 2.0. Here you can take it as an investment that will return through reducing your SEO expenses.
Not only web site fancy appearance but also innovative ways of showcasing the products and goods that claim to be special and easily managing them that actually increases Magento fans’ number day by day. Besides, all Magento 2.0 sites are 100% responsive which means you will have all the SERP issues solved by selecting this particular CMS for your future store.
Magento 2.0 provides all the features the store-owners were dreaming about. Magento Community has already developed a range of ready set templates for your ecommerce business. This point is actually a cost-saving one because based on our own experience developing a theme from scratch will cost you round 2K+ USD, while the ready template on TemplateMonster or ThemeForest enjoys 80 to 200 USD worth.
However, as Magento 2.0 is the most recent version, there are still not so many templates suitable. Almost each of them is first of all oriented on Fashion retailers’ demand, but that doesn’t mean that Magento can’t serve for Hich Tech or any other.
Magento Templates under review
Let’s have a look at the templates available and discover their hidden advantages.
Minimal Responsive Theme
As you may guess, this template contains the least possible number of objects that can draw you away from the products themselves. However, there are 16+ switchable layouts together with Color Swatch extension which enables showing your products in different colors, modifications, etc. Due to Advanced Layered Navigation included to the package browsing products is much easier and faster.
This template also can be referred as minimalistic one. Among Extra features are customizable headers and footers, Quickview module which offers the quick access to any product item details, Blog module and Google 500+ customizable fonts and icons. A range of helpful extensions are already on the package: New Products Slider Extension, Featured Products Extension,Revolution Slider, and Blog Module.
Luxury - Premium Fashion Magento Theme
The name tells us which stores should use this one first of all. Based on Magento Front-End Builder that allows you to customize your future site by yourself without deep coding knowledge. Just try your Powerful Admin Panel and you’re the guru! Tons of helpful extensions like Store Locator, One Step Checkout, Daily Deal, etc. will contribute to your business process. If you want more color variations from the same author, check
Molly - Elegant & Clean Multipurpose Magento 2 & 1 Theme
One of its features is the possibility to Enable/disable Inline translation: flexible and convenient to directly translate the site content into target languages at front-end.
The range of Ves Templates built on Venus Template framework
All the templates of Venus family do not provide High Resolution pictures but that is done to cut the load time and traffic. All Magento templates are mobile friendly, but these are definitely the best friends of a mobile shopper. No matter what device your customers are using, they can drag and drop easily to find the item they want. Each of the template provides 4 versions of Homepages to showcase your items at its best.
Ves Pencil Magento 2 Responsive Template
Ves Blog extension and Ves Page Builder are already integrated which is rather a good deal!
Ves Fashion - Responsive Multipurpose Magento 2 & 1 Theme
Designed for apparel and accessories’ stores, however, could be used also for Mobile or Hightech shops. The case for ‘Veni,Vidi,Bought’ shoppers. Drag&Drop Page builder and Blog extension are available at extra cost. At the same time RTL, Quckview, Brands Feature are integrated - what else you need for a fashion boutique?
A great theme to build your multi-languaged multistore! High loading speed together with a bundle of other built in features you often have to purchase from otherside vendors.
Just in case you like squares and various Zooms. The template offers Basic Zoom, Inner Zoom, Lens Zoom, Gallery Slider Zoom, Basic Gallery Zoom, and even Quick Popup Zoom Image In Product Listing.
Multipurpose Premium Everything Fashion Store
Must be the most popular among the retailers. Already has 4 Magento 2.0 Themes (for Fashion,Shoes, Jewelry and Sunglasses Store) in package. Extremely convenient for shops in Arabic and Hebrew due to Right to Left design support. With featured Drag&Drop Mega Menu builder menu creation has never been easier. Among other top options are Advanced Search and Advanced Layered Navigation to target your customers to the products you’re willing to sell the most.
Porto | Ultimate Responsive Magento Theme
This template offers almost all the scope of Magento 2 features with exception of Revolution Slider and RTL. A multipurpose but yet quite laconic template that offers a wide range of headers and allows to customize the layouts, colors, blocks and styles in several clicks. This template enjoys a limited readership thus gives a chance to stand out among other Magento sites.
Vini - Fashion shop Magento Theme
Another one piping hot fashion template. We would recommend it to the shops where your products sell themselves at any price, thus need to be shown in high quality pictures and even videos (the optipon is integrated). Though only 3 currencies are available yet - GBP, USD and EUR. Also you get three gallery types - Accordion, Carousel, Slider, DropDown cart and Left-side menu.
An expensive template for the same-estimated brands, we guess.
‘If you want a very sophisticated shop’ (from comments)
Also they point out the Mega and CSS Menu, Multi Currency support and Daily Deal Feature included that previously you always had to pay extra fee for.
The anchor feature are Highly Customizable Static Bloks that catch your attention and lead you to the products to be purchased by no means.