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A website represents a strong and cost-effective promotional tool you can use to build relationships with your target audience and showcase your best products. However, your website can be much more than just a branding instrument. You can actually turn it into an online store.
How? With WooCommerce, one of the most popular eCommerce platforms in the world that powers both small and big eCommerce sites. It is based on WordPress, one of the most efficient website builders across the globe.
There are quite a few difficulties associated with running an eCommerce shop. They include slower page load times, data linking, lower conversion rates, and higher bounce rates.
So, if you want to have a fast-loading WooCommerce shop, selecting one of these themes will give you just what you need. To help you find the fastest WooCommerce themes, we’ve compiled this list of ten unique options.
Coming from a line of reputable WordPress eCommerce themes, Shoppe specializes in megastores, fashion, electronics, automotive, furniture, flowers, wine, food, lingerie, and cosmetics stores. Shoppe is one of the highly customizable WooCommerce themes, and as such offers numerous color combinations, 11 different pre-made layouts, the grid or list view, custom background, a zoom effect and other effects and transitions, all of which are quite easy to use.
Also, there is a drag-and-drop page builder that enables you to build your own layouts. Looking clean and professional, this theme has a powerful fast product search, wish list, AJAX shopping cart, quick look lightbox, and anything else a new eCommerce owner might look for.
Other important features include:
- custom fonts
- SEO ready
- tabular products
- included graphics and blog modules
- compatibility with all popular browsers
Homestore got its place on this list of the fastest WooCommerce themes for its specialization in household items, home décor, and department store sites. To do this, it sports a clean spacious design so your products can stand out while your clients associate the spaciousness of the theme with your own store. Since it is a Storefront child theme, it also has an elegant yet modern design with a certain magazine feel, creating the perfect style for homeware shops.
Super-flexible and designed to work efficiently with the least amount of effort, Homestore can be further expanded with the Storefront Extensions pack that adds stunning features such as product reviews, a smart cart, fonts, multi-column layouts, and custom styling. Moreover, it is completely compatible with other WooCommerce extensions.
Among all these WordPress eCommerce themes, OceanWP serves multiple purposes and includes a plethora of customization features, not to mention the strong support for WooCommerce. As a matter of fact, when talking about flexible multipurpose themes, this one most likely has the deepest WooCommerce integration, with support for:
- sales badges
- distraction-free multi-step checkout process
- product quick view
- numerous layout and style choices in the WordPress customizer
- sticky product details
- dropdown shopping cart icon
- pre-developed WooCommerce demo websites
- off-canvas menu for cart and filter features
Although OceanWP has a limited free version, for a successful WooCommerce store, you will want to use the premium version.
Just like Astra, OceanWP, and some other WooCommerce themes in this post, GeneratePress is a performance-efficient multipurpose theme with unavoidable WooCommerce support. However, when we talk about the functionality of WooCommerce, the theme doesn’t offer quite as many features as the other two.
But it still has everything you might need to build a stunning online shop, including:
- customizer options to choose between WooCommerce layout and styles
- seamless, distraction-free checkout process
- AJAX add-to-cart button with a beautiful sticky panel that comes at the top of the page when a potential shopper adds a product to their shopping cart
- added options for controlling how upsells and related products appear
- drop-down shopping cart icon that you can easily add to your menu
Besides this, the theme has over 60 coloration options, over 70 typography choices, and an amazing blog option with featured image controls, columns, and masonry for telling the story about your brand and explaining everything about your products.
What makes Divi shine is that it is an entirely new website-building platform that substitutes the standard WordPress post editor with a broadly superior visual editor.
Moreover, beginners will have no trouble creating spectacular designs. This theme is one of the easiest to use out of all eCommerce themes. Divi also has a Shop module that lets the user incorporate their WooCommerce products and pages into the designs they build with the aforementioned page builder.
You will be able to design your pages and see the results immediately, in real time. Ultimately, Divi is responsive by default, giving you full command over how your eCommerce store looks on smartphone devices.
Astra is one of the most popular WooCommerce themes. Multipurpose, free, and with a delicate design, Astra is under 50 KB. Also, it doesn’t depend on jQuery, which makes it one of the fastest WooCommerce themes out there.
The first thing that sets Astra apart is its flexibility – it can adapt to any kind of design or branding you want. Your store’s looks can be customized in the real-time WordPress Customizer. And if you decide to test the Astra Pro version, you’ll also benefit from various WooCommerce features such as:
- sales bubble icon to tag products currently on sale
- infinite scroll for products
- off-canvas menu for searching/filtering products
- developed demo websites for WooCommerce
- distraction-free, two-step checkout option
- pre-made product quick view function
- slide-down cart icon that allows customers to check their carts without the need to reload the page
- different options for store layout
The first thing you will notice about Bento is its functionality, which is unrivaled among WooCommerce themes. Coming with a high-quality build and top-class design, the theme features a modern homepage which you can completely customize using any page builder plugin.
Speaking of customization, Bento enables you to change any color of any element in the layout without the need to code anything, ultimately giving you limitless options to choose from when playing with colors.
Finally, the theme is optimized for speed and search engine ranking.
When it comes to speed, ShopIsle takes the second place on this list of the fastest WooCommerce themes. Firstly, the theme has an optimized source code and compatibility with popular minification and caching plugins, resulting in great speed.
Besides this, its SEO-friendly feature is a must for any eCommerce shop these days. Or for any business website for that matter.
In terms of homepage layouts, the theme offers big product photos which enable you to grab customers’ attention more easily when they visit your shop. Other advantageous features include parallax effects, full-screen images, blog section, and so on.
As the name implies, The Styler offers stylish design specifically crafted for fashion shops, beauty salons, or accessories stores. The same is true for its original modern homepage layout that can be completely widgetized and easily modified with the compatible Divi and Elementor page builders.
Also, there are five custom post types, including Testimonials, Price Lists, Team, Manage Services, and Galleries, all coming from within the already familiar WordPress interface. You get to showcase any service or product you want in simple yet beautiful listings.
Its flexible layout lets you pick between image, video, or slideshow sections, selecting the layout you like for your listings or galleries. You can also pick different service formats. Ultimately, all this gives you the capability to design every single aspect of your website precisely how you’ve envisioned it.
Idyllic offers the most beautiful design when compared to other WooCommerce themes on this list. There are several widget-ready areas and a simple-to-build homepage layout. The theme also has a full-width page template, contact, corporate, and other various page templates so you can build your own pages however you like.
In addition, Idyllic has social media integration and provides social media icons, which is very useful. When talking about performance, the theme is compatible with Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 9+, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari, while its responsive and optimized design won’t have a problem with different screen sizes, including iPhone, iPad, or Android.
If there is a thing you don’t like about this theme, it is quite easy to remove it or customize the theme in a number of ways.