eCommerce has reached a record high level of popularity this year and experts believe that this popularity will keep growing. This is not a surprise because online shopping provides many benefits. eCommerce stores are open 24/7, don’t require many expenses and they can help you reach a wider audience compared to classic brick and mortar stores. But, in order to start selling things online, you will have to create an online store. These online stores are usually made with the help of some eCommerce platform. These platforms allow users to use themes and templates to design their stores. In this article, we will highlight 5 free templates and themes for making online stores.

  1. Shopisle

We will start this list with a free theme for WordPress/WooCommerce. Shopisle has a responsive design and a few elements that can make your store stand out from the crowd like a full-screen header slideshow,well-organized product categories, and a nice background video. Users can quickly change and test the layout, logo, colors and few other things.

  1. WooShop

WooShop is another free WP theme with full WooCommerce integration. This theme has a neat layout and what makes it different than many other themes is that it provides hover effects over every product image. The color scheme is completely customizable and this is how you can use this theme to express your creativity.

  1. Leo Game Gear

This is a theme designed for PrestaShop. It represents a specially designed theme for those selling mobile devices, gaming accessories and equipment and tech gadgets. Leo Game Gear is featuring a live theme editor, widget manager, and a huge menu. This is a fully responsive theme.

  1. HotSpot

If you have selected OpenCart as your eCommerce platform, you should try HotSpot. This is a professional template known for its interesting layout based on tiles and striking banners. The product block is surrounded by clean space which makes it stand out. Another great thing about it is that the template includes contact forms and newsletter subscription features.

  1. Fit Body

Finally, Fit Body is a Magento theme that Magento users can get it for free. This responsive and retina-ready theme is designed for stores focused on sports equipment and accessories. It allows large images, smooth navigation and green is the predominant color. It also includes social sharing buttons, blog videos, and feedback/testimonials section.