Shopify is increasingly becoming the platform of choice for many web designers looking for a robust, feature packed and stylish ecommerce platform. Shopify is a hosted platform and the variety of shop templates now available to buy in its theme store or via 3rd party suppliers like Themeforest mean non technical users can get a very professional looking online store live in a matter of hours. The demise of one of MagentoGo, one of its main competitors, means more business are turning to Shopify and for good reason.
As well as the wide variety inbuilt ecommerce and customer management functionality, shopify has proved the preferred choice for many because of the high quality themes available. Business owners wanting to build an online shop no longer need to spend thousands hiring a web designer and developer. These ecommerce templates are good enough to use right away and also flexible enough to customize with little code changes.
The backend of shopify has compatibility with over 70 payment gateways and has built in features such as coupon code functionality and a powerful content management system that are over and above what other platforms provide. You can expect to pay around $40-$150 for a premium shopify theme and monthly hosting costs start from $14 and you can have a free 14 day Shopify trial. So, if you are interested in looking into the shopify further, we recommend checking out our list below which are what we believe are the top 70 shopify premium themes currently available. If you are looking for free shopify themes you can check out our list of the best ones by click that link.
Sydney is a premium Shopify theme with advanced features. It has a very impressive full width home page slider with support for video playback. The clean minimalist design of Sydney looks great already but users can still customize the background colors, button colors and font colors. The product gallery has an option to enable ‘hover to zoom’ animatio effect and it also supports video. Sydney supports Facebook Open Graph and Google Rich Snippets.
London is an elegant theme for sellers of beautiful handcrafted items. It is fully-responsive, the layout automatically adjusts to suit any display size. London is not free and costs $140 but it comes with top of the line features. It is perfect for large scale online selling on Shopify. London has one of the best User Interface which help converts site visitors into customers.
Austin is a Retina-ready and responsive commercial Shopify theme. The high-resolution graphics used in Austin makes it render very well even in the latest Apple iPad 5 tablet. Austin uses Google Fonts for its typography. One of its best features is the full width video-capable slideshow. The colors of theme elements can also be changed. Austin has integrated support for MailChimp and Disqus.
Natural is a new Shopify template from Themeforest. It’s fully-responsive with options to change to the color of buttons, fonts, and background to match your store’s brand. Custom images can also be used as a background to further personify this theme. Natural has a home page Showcase Slider for images of featured products. The Collections gallery allows custom layout of product images.
Montreal Market is a responsive theme with high-resolution graphics. It looks great on Retina Displays of the Apple iPhone and iPad. It supports Google Rich Snippets for better SEO optimization. Montreal Market’s homepage slider supports images and videos. Third-party video embedding is also supported.
This commercial Shopify theme adapts to any screen sizes and devices. The clean, Zen-inspired, design of Tokyo should appeal to sophisticated customers. Use this theme if you are planning to sell products intended for wealthy clients. The rich always appreciates highbrow designs. Tokyo has advanced features. It’s got a full-width image and video-compatible slider. It integrates with MailChimp, Google Rich Snippets, and Facebook Open Graph.
Another upscale theme for Shopify is Milan. It is ideal for high-end products like expensive menswear or luxury accessories like watches and rings. The classic vibe of Milan is coupled with advanced features for easy management of an online store.
Napa is another derivative theme of Mobilia. It shares all the best features with the latter. Napa is clearly inspired by the wine-growing Napa Valley of California. This theme is ideal for selling wines but can also be tailored to sell other products. The design is also flexible enough for customization of the background image, logo/header area, and the colors of fonts and navigation elements.
New York is a responsive theme that exudes urban chic sophistication. It’s plain design is purposely done to emphasize the beautiful images of products. A photograph is worth a thousand words, this theme wants to hell sell products through its beautiful gallery layout and full width homepage slider.
Another great-looking theme is San Francisco. It exudes a whimsical treatment of what e-commerce shops should be. The fun and pleasing earth tone pastel colors will win the hearts of customers. The advanced features of this theme also makes it a delight to use. This theme offers in-depth customization but the default design is already pretty and functional.
Atlantic is another minimalist theme for Shopify. It focuses on beautiful typography and great layout of product gallery. The homepage slide show and large thumbnails attempts to win buyers though an elegant presentation of product images.
Salt Yard is a dynamic theme for Shopify. It uses the new Shopify Admin2 control panel for deep customization options. Salt Yard comes with Live Search feature so customers can quickly find the items they want to buy. The homepage layout can be changed in a modular fashion, features or content areas can be toggled on or off. This theme also supports insertion of custom HTML codes.
Another theme for non-coders who need to quickly set-up a great looking Shopify store is Express which has 4 styles (ocean sytle is shown above). This theme is very flexible when it comes to customization but the default ocean-blue motiff is already impressive. Over 150 options can be changed to create a unique shop design out of the expression theme.
The widgets-based system of Birch makes it very flexible. The footer and sidebar can be customized with just drag-n-drop actions. Even though Shopify itself does not have a widgets system, the maker of Birch decided to code their own widgets engine and made 14 different widgets for this theme.
Seaside is a mobile-friendly theme that is has the same underlying Providence theme as Bitch above. It has a clean, flat, and modern design that can be used for selling any type of products. The theme comes with a widget system, content blocks can be dragged and rearranged quickly to create personalized layouts. The colors and typography of this theme can be manipulated to suit a particular product branding and styling. Social sharing buttons are also supported.
Another minimal theme for Shopify is Envy. This professional template is ideal for selling high fashion products and accessories. Envy has a sexy homepage slider and has Promotional Boxes for showcasing featured products. The product page in Envy supports social sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+. Facebook commenting is enabled.