There is no doubt that e-commerce is here to stay. With e-commerce being one of the primary money-making methods for businesses that want to move their operations online, it’s no wonder that e-commerce sales account for more than 2.2 trillion dollars in the USA alone.
Add to that the predictions that e-commerce sales will continue to grow and reach $4 trillion worldwide, it’s safe to say that online store owners have a bright future ahead.
Building an online store can seem like a daunting task, more so if you plan on selling your products worldwide. But, if you use WordPress, your task will be much easier since you don’t have to worry about complex coding or hiring someone to develop an e-commerce website for you. All you have to do is install WordPress and the WooCommerce plugin, and you can start adding products to your store.
You will also need a theme that looks good and has the necessary features that will help you boost sales. Luckily, there is no shortage of WooCommerce themes to choose from.
And if you want to build a multilingual store, there’s no need to worry about looking for a theme that’s translation-ready now thanks to Weglot. Any theme will do!
Some of the features include:
- Responsive design
- SEO optimized code
- Fast loading times
- Multiple shop layouts
- Product quick look
- Individual product styling
Most importantly, all the themes are incredibly easy to use and customize which makes them a perfect choice, even if you’re just getting started with WordPress.
One theme by WP Alacarte is a premium WooCommerce theme that features a beautiful design that aims to provide the best user experience possible. This theme integrates perfectly with WooCommerce. And with Weglot, you can translate your store into as many languages as you wish, allowing customers from all over the world to buy products from your store.
The theme can be easily customized entirely through WordPress’ native Live Customizer where you can adjust every aspect of your website to make it fit with your brand. You don’t have to worry about getting your hands dirty with code because the theme allows you to customize your homepage by enabling or disabling individual page blocks, such as the hero image, icons, content blocks, and more.
As if that’s not enough, this theme has also been optimized for SEO, which is one of the most important features for an e-commerce site. It’s also retina-ready and responsive, which means it will look good on devices with high screen resolutions and all screen sizes.
ShopIsle Pro is a modern theme with an elegant design that can be used for all kinds of e-commerce websites. It features a beautiful full-width header slider and eye-catching parallax effects which add visual interest to your site without slowing it down. You can showcase featured products on your homepage as well as link to coupons or special offers. Use the Google Map integration to share the physical location of your store so potential buyers can stop by, too.
Designed by ThemeIsle, this theme was built to load fast, it’s optimized for search engines, and it’s fully responsive. The theme options panel allows you to customize the theme with the Live Customizer where you can change colors, fonts, the order of the sections, and more. You can build out a unique layout for the pages on your site with a simple drag and drop. Plus, mega menus are also available with this theme so you can add as many product categories and pages to your navigation without overwhelming site visitors.
The Flatshop theme is sure to grab the attention of potential customers due to its catchy homepage design. The entire homepage focuses on showcasing your best-selling or featured products, followed by a map that displays the address and location of your store. Each product can be customized individually, and with features like a product lightbox and AJAX-powered cart, customers can quickly look at the product details and add it to their cart without having to reload the page.
The Flatshop theme has been built on top of the Themify Builder, and you can add galleries, sliders, videos, accordions, tabs, and much more to any of your pages. The theme is also completely responsive and retina-ready. A unique feature of this theme is the ability to create unlimited shop pages for any of your product categories, with each of them having a unique layout. The theme options panel makes it easy to change the style and the look of your shop. Along with custom social icons, you can also upload your logo.
Build Your Multilingual WooCommerce Store
Building your WooCommerce store might seem overwhelming, especially if you want to create a multilingual store and reach more people. But, with the right tools, that task becomes much easier and far less time-consuming.
The themes featured in the article have all the necessary features to build a successful store. And thanks to a translation plugin like Weglot, you can reduce the amount of time and the headache involved in building and translating your site so you can reach a broader ideal audience faster. Which is pretty cool, right?
Have fun building your multilingual store and let us know in the comments if you have any questions.
Want more? Read: 5 practical ways to increase the conversion rate of your eCommerce website, How to Add a WordPress Language Switcher to Your Site, A Best Practice Guide for WordPress Multilingual Websites