That’s it! That’s it! Are you ready to launch your dropshipping store on WordPress but you are missing the perfect theme?
We all know that choosing the right theme for your dropshipping store is very important. The theme will directly reflect your values and will unconsciously impact the image perceived by your visitors.
The importance of a good theme cannot be overemphasized.
On Shopify, it is very easy to find quality themes, but on WordPress that’s another story.
Some people choose to fully customize their site by training or hacking, others go through agencies specialized in WordPress creations. These providers certainly have a cost, but they can also save you valuable time.
Normally, a competent service provider should always advise you on the type of theme to choose and be able to set it up or even develop it.
A poorly designed online store gives a bad image and can certainly scare away potential customers at first glance.
More than 70% of people do not trust a poorly designed website…. The choice of theme is therefore essential!
That’s why you will discover in this article, some of the best themes for dropshipping. They include free and paid WordPress themes that are fully optimized for conversion.
What characteristics are necessary to choose a good theme?
A mobile-friendly theme now plays a very important role in online commerce and SEO, as more than 50% of sales are recorded on mobile devices.
Mobile-friendly sites provide a better overall experience for your shop visitors and are useful for increasing the conversion rate.
Given its importance, I think it is imperative that you choose a dropshipping WordPress theme suitable for mobiles.
Lightweight and ergonomic
Another important element is to choose a light theme so as not to overload the server and slow down the display of the pages of your shop.
This is all the more important because Google takes it into account, to a certain extent, to rank your site and your web pages.
Besides, no one likes to wait for a page to load, right?
In addition, you must choose your WordPress and WooCommerrce plugins carefully so as not to overload your site unnecessarily once again.
Ergonomics also plays an important role. The user experience must be as simple as possible to prevent your visitors from being lost.
Optimized for conversion
It is important to ensure that the theme provides all the necessary features to improve conversion.
In other words, the theme optimizes the shopping experience and simplifies it as much as possible while reminding us of the security of online payment, thanks in particular to reinsurance badges.
There are themes that easily distract customers from making a purchase. This is of course the kind of theme you should avoid when starting a shop.
Easy to install
The idea here is not to spend hours and hours installing and configuring a WordPress theme. This is important because many are not in the technical field. This is one of the great advantages of using AliDropship.
If you want to know more about it, you can read my dedicated article: AliDropship vs Oberlo: Which is the best for dropshipping?
Their themes are fascinating and easy to install, even for a complete beginner. Any theme that is confusing and requires the help of an assistant is not a good theme for a shop.
The theme you choose must also offer a wide choice of customizations so that you can add your own branding.
Reliable support and regular updates
This is one of the most important factors for me.
Support is essential to solve any problem, if it is absent, it could harm your business because in case of problems – for example a bug that the customer encounters – you will be unable to call them…
Checking that the theme is up to date and is always maintained by the developers is a good sign, as they will be able to propose solutions in case of bugs or security problems.
So try as much as possible to know the version of the theme and make sure that the theme is not outdated.
Theme optimized for search engines
SEO is now very interesting to attract qualified visitors, especially through optimized product sheets and blog articles.
This characteristic corresponds to a series of measures, conventions that the theme puts in place to make it as understandable as possible for search engines.
This is the kind of information you find on the description of the theme!
Organic traffic through SEO is one of the best ways to attract prospects simply and free of charge.
Even if your customer acquisition strategy does not focus on SEO, I think it is important to consider this aspect, which is very often underestimated by e-merchants.
So to summarize, here are the points to check before looking for a quality theme:
- Suitable for mobile phones
- Lightweight and simple
- Optimized for sale
- Optimized for SEO
- Easy installation and advanced customization
- Active support and regular updates
Now you have all the keys to find an exceptional theme to create an exceptional boutique. Now, if you don’t want to waste time, here is a selection of the best WordPress themes for your shop.
The best dropshipping themes for WordPress
Here are listed 10 of the best e-commerce themes that you can install on your dropshipping shop. The list includes both free and paid themes. Some are created by the AliDropship team while the rest of the themes are freely available on Themeforest.
Note that if you want to do dropshipping with WordPress, it will be essential for you to have a solution like AliDropship.
Each AliDropship theme is optimized to work better with their dropshipping solution and their plugins & add-ons for maximum return on investment.
1. Andy Warhol
The Andy Warhol theme (not the artist) is the only one created by the AliDropship team and it is actually one of the most complete. It is designed to work with their plugin.
Andy Warhol is an excellent theme with several calls to action, payment badges and different banners to give visitors confidence.
The theme is very fast and light, optimized for referencing and very responsive on multiple devices with a full customization option.
It is also accompanied by constant updates and reactive support. The theme is worthwhile but it is an excellent investment.
One of the main advantages of this theme is that it offers a very modern design.
2. Da Vinci
The Da Vinci theme is one of the most popular themes on AliDropship and its use is free. All you need is the AliDropship WordPress plugin to use it.
The theme is relatively easy to customize because it comes with an integrated customizer. You can also translate the theme into the language of your choice.
Finally, it is designed for SEO and equally responsive in terms of flexibility. It allows your shop to offer a pleasant experience on mobile and tablet.
Once again, the Michelangelo theme only works with the AliDropship plugin like the previous ones. The On-Page SEO is optimized and it offers the possibility to translate your shop into Spanish, no adapted French translation however.
It is fully adapted to all devices and very easy to use and customize. It also comes with an integrated customizer that makes customization easy.
The theme is free to download and offers a simple design for shops offering art and decoration objects.
Rembrandt is also a free theme for AliDropship and like the others, it integrates all the essential features to create a shop optimized to sell.
It is a highly customizable theme and rather oriented for search engines. The theme can be translated into French, German and Spanish. It is also accompanied by regular updates and reactive support.
The design is designed, just like Michelangelo, for art and decoration objects.
Available in several languages, including French, it is particularly suitable for fashion shops with its minimalist design.
The Dali theme is very recent and like many others, free of charge. You can also create a featured product on the home page.
One of many useful features for any online business.
6. Da Vinci 2.0 for WooCommerce
Da Vinci 2.0 is a free WooCommerce theme for the plugin AliDropship Woo. The theme comes with rich customization options to edit your shop to your liking.
Interesting options are available such as the possibility of setting up a countdown.
Support for this theme is only available for plugin users AliDropship Woo, which is different from the AliDropship plugin.
Best dropshipping themes for WooCommerce
Here are some other themes to work with this time with WooCommerce. Note that the themes below do not require the AliDropship plugin to work.
The Shopkeeper theme is very interesting if you are in the fashion or beauty niche. It comes with high customization options and simple configuration.
I personally love the minimalist and modern style of this theme!
Another interesting part is the customer support, always reactive. The theme is also regularly updated. A paying theme where the pages will be easy to build thanks to the Drag & Drop system.
I strongly recommend it if you want to start a fashion shop or fashion accessories.
Flatsome is one of the most popular themes for e-commerce on WordPress. It is widely used and loved by many people thanks to its flat style.
The Flatsome theme is fully SEO optimized with a very fast loading speed.
Like Shopkeeper, it comes with a drag and drop option so you can create anything without having to code anything.
It is also a paying theme, but when it comes to the best themes, it is actually very difficult to find free pearls.
It is a simple theme, perfect for anyone who wants to start an e-commerce business.
With more than 500,000 downloads (yes yes, 500,000), Avada is one of the best rated and best-selling themes on Themeforest.
It is a very sophisticated theme that can be synchronized with several plugins on WordPress as well as with AliDropship. The theme is entirely SEO oriented with frequent updates and very reliable support for all users of the theme.
Avada has been around for several years now, it is a sure value for niche or generalist shops.
Finally, for the last topic presented in this article, I propose Uncode, another heavyweight in WordPress business. Delivered with everything you need to stand out from your competitors, Uncode is aesthetically very clean.
Fully responsive, the theme is able to resize your images so that they are just the right size and not too large, allowing you to load the pages faster.
This gives all your visitors, regardless of their device, an excellent user experience when shopping.
With this theme you can create any type of shop, in many different niches and areas.
There are many other WordPress themes for dropshipping. I have proposed here those considered as the best, with whom you will quickly be able to set up your shop and concentrate on the essential: selling.
Free themes are just as effective if you want to set up a small shop, but I strongly advise you to invest in a more solid theme if you want to take it to the next level.
Here, you now have all the keys to start your shop, the next step is to find products to sell!