Most people looking to do business online have heard of themeforest website. They seem to be a one stop solution to getting an online business going without all the usual hassles associated with an online startup. Take a look thought the business & industry section of Shopify, Woo commerce and Magneto and you’ll see thousands of templates, sometimes going for hundreds of dollars.
Templates are ideal way to start or grow your eCommerce activity, below are just a handful of reasons explaining why.
Ever tried to design a site yourself. Did it go well? Or were the results not as expected. Designing and building a site from scratch can be difficult work if not impossible to finalise your desired look. Turnkey sites already have been designed by full time graphic designers to look professional and more importantly to achieve maximum sales conversions from your end users visitors. Why spend hours trying to get that look right when you can buy an existing proven design ready to go.
All their templates are tested constantly for days before they are released. Each site needs to be tested in every browser, not just Internet Explorer but every latest browsers growing in popularity such as Chrome, Safari, or Firefox. Other things to test on your site include scripts, databases & different screen modes. Will the script work with UNIX and windows servers? Does the java script function in both Firefox and Chrome? Even a small fault that occurs when using another system could cost you many visitors and more importantly orders. Testing a site is the most time consuming process of getting any online businesses running.
3. Easy to modify
The majority of templates are very easily to modify, just by opening your control panel or by loading the site into eCommerce CMS. This is necessary, as you should personalize your site with your welcoming text, products image, description, prices, and sales message to make the site yours. You don’t want your site to be exactly the same as someone else’s does you. With all the hard work done by someone else, just personality your site to complete it and make it stand out from the crowd.
Templates are very cheap. For roughly few hundreds of dollars you can get one setup including o6 months support. Try getting a new site developed for this cost and you won’t get very far. Most web developers charge from $150 – $200 per hour, so you’ll be lucky if you get one page done for the same cost.
6. Quick Setup
Merchants who setup eCommerce websites normally do it for a living on a full time basis. They’ve done it many times before so they know exactly what they’re doing. Usually your site will be setup and live within 24 – 48 hours. You shouldn’t have any problems after your sites setup, after all they livelihood depends on it and if a sellers making mistakes during the setup can be very costly if not financially, then defiantly towards their reputation and feedback.
Want promotional advice, or to change the style of your site. Who better to ask than the people who created or installed your site? After sales support is normally included by email or a support ticket system and is a valuable source of information. Just one of the benefits of purchasing a template from Theme Forest and Envato market place.
For more information please visit the links below to browse the themes for inspiration and to complete your next eCommerce project.