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It’s been less than a month has WooCommerce has completed its first year after being acquired by Automattic. According to the most recent stats from BuiltWith, WooCommerce powers nearly 37 percent of all eCommerce website globally and has a current customer base of more than 14 million downloads. These mind-boggling stats have made one thing quite sure, that eCommerce is going to set new records for WordPress, and both will witness a tremendous growth in future. So, any recurring business which deals with eCommerce seems to have a progressive future.

WordPress premium theme industry couples very well with WooCommerce and eCommerce trends. And its high time when developers and web agencies must launch at least one of such products as the chances of being successful are quite bright.

I surveyed the current eCommerce theme market and found out that still a room exists for new entries. During my research I managed to find out some of the best selling eCommerce, WordPress themes in 2016, and that’s why I’m listing them down here. So let’s begin!

The Retailer

The Retailer is attributed as a top selling premium WordPress eCommerce theme with more than 11,000 happy customers. The numbers speak a lot about the impressive features this theme offers. The Retailer equally addresses the eCommerce needs of a beginner as well as a professional, and you can start any business like food, sports, fashion, clothes, etc. It is built with Visual Composer which makes building page layouts easy. With its intuitive Portfolio Gallery, you can proudly showcase your work to the world. Theme setup and support are very quick. Header styles with more than 600 Google fonts are all a part of this theme package.

Likewise, you can get access to its beautiful eCommerce features like Affiliate Business options, unlimited Product Reviews, well-documented reports and a catalog mode, supports both variable and digital products, etc. Though this theme was released three years ago, it still leads from the front and has maintained its aura.



The Shopkeeper is by far the most popular eCommerce WordPress theme and is a perfect fit for those who are looking to start an online store. The theme comes with several in-built functionalities which make it easier to sell anything. It is developed in such a way that it gets fully compatible with WooCommerce. Shopkeeper supports all the essential components of eCommerce like payment gateways, shipping options, and inventory issues.

It couples a Visual Composer, which provides a 100% customizable environment and its users can save lots of their precious time. Its pre-made demo layouts make it possible for you to start selling both shippable and digital products in a few clicks. Shopkeeper’s development team extends an incredible support to handle all sorts of queries. Features like Revolution Slider, diversified headers, retina graphics, powerful theme options panel, etc. are all attributed to Shopkeeper, which makes it as one of the best selling themes at ThemeForest.



Atelier is yet another stylish and creative WordPress theme which serves the purpose of selling products online very well. Its incredible features and extensive usability make selling goods and services easier than ever. Recently, its developers launched version 1.5 whose main highlight was the Preview Slider Shop. Upon its purchase, users get direct access to its 12 high-quality demos which cater all the prominent product niches.

The theme is fully responsive and is SEO optimized. Users get to choose among 3 product post page variations i.e. full screen, tabbed or standard. Animations are being introduced in header styles and cart which makes this theme unique to many of its counterparts. Atelier has an active drag n drop builder which lets you build the layout of your choice. All in all, the theme is quite handy and provides an excellent user-experience.



Mr. Tailor is an elegant and classy responsive blogging and eCommerce WordPress theme. It has a clean, flexible and a modern hipster design. It can handle all types of online transactions in a unique style. Built with eCommerce functionality and WooCommerce compatibility, Mr.Tailor offers a fully customizable options panel and a Visual Page Builder. These features remove the hassle of coding hence saving time.

It has several pre-built layouts which ensure easy installation and setup. All these demos are rich with features like fonts and color variations, style headers, WPML translations, cross-browser compatibility, parallax sections and a lot more. Mr. Tailor also comes with some well-integrated eCommerce options like order tracking system, one-page checkout, inventory management, shipping options, review products, etc. A versatile blog option also exists which allows a store owner to connect directly to his readers.



Uncode is a multi-purpose WordPress theme, and it includes a modern eCommerce version as well. It has already proved to be one of the best choices for websites like blogs, portfolios, and consultancy solutions. Similarly, it hasn’t disappointed its users when comes to setting up an online store. It is easy to customize which gives Uncode a classy user interface. It offers 30+ demos out of which several go with the eCoomerce niche.

The theme package is bundled with three different powerful elements i.e. Visual Composer, Revolution Slider, and Layer Slider. All these amp up the overall theme feature-set. It gels the WooCommerce functionality very well, and users can enjoy online store features like fully styled pricing plans, shop template pages, numerous handpicked icons, beautiful media galleries, etc. Its Advanced Theme Options Panel speaks high about the flexibility of Uncode. That’s why it can be modified into any website.



Aurum is a user-friendly WordPress theme for building eCommerce sites for almost all types of products and services. If you want to run an online clothing store, electronics shop, jewelry outlet, then this theme makes a fabulous platform to get started. Just look at its demo layouts to find out what I mean. The story does not end here. With its fantastic Skin Builder, you can create designs of your choice.

Talking about its eCommerce features, then Aurum offers numerous Product shortcodes, multiple Hover Effects for shop items, a Sticky Menu and a Mega Menu, a catalog mode, custom Search Page, Products Carousel, etc. The theme is fully responsive with retina ready icons which provide a visual treat. It is bundled with a Layer Slider and a Revolution Slider which helps to display your store’s promotions and special offers.



North is a new responsive and retina ready eCommerce premium WordPress theme that is compatible with WooCommerce. It has a straightforward and clean user interface that doesn’t distract visitors from the store products. It includes an exclusive full-screen layout which is easy and flexible for the users. All the theme sections can be customized for varied colors. The account pages for customers are styled minimally and has a sleek design. People purchasing the North theme get to save $131 as it includes six premium plugins like Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, WooCommerce PDF Invoice, etc.

The North WordPress theme supports all variations of language and currency. The theme is packed with eCommerce features like Dynamic Pricing, Search filter, Multiple Discounts, elegant typography, post format support for images, videos, and galleries. Overall, the theme offers a professional solution for your e-shop with a high quality of code and customer support.



As the name suggests, Handy is a multi-purpose WordPress theme and is a fantastic choice to setup an online store to sell handmade goods. The theme is aimed towards modern market trends with promising integration with WooCommerce. The key feature is its Layout Configurator, which helps in building custom layouts for pages like the blog, shop, checkout, etc. Users can play around with its customizable settings like fonts, background colors, page builder elements, etc.

It includes a Revolution Slider along with numerous shortcodes. Users also get access to Banners, Charts and Video Tutorials upon its purchase. The theme is documented well, and support is also offered to handle difficulties. The Handy WordPress theme is lightweight yet a well-detailed theme built with the concepts of W3C, HTML5 and CSS3 scripts.



WooPress is a stylish and clean eCommerce theme with a modular design. It offers a powerful built-in SEO optimization feature to help Google find all of your keywords and get people to your site. Its 20+ demo layouts help you starting selling products instantly. The developers of WooPress have put in their extraordinary efforts to improve page loading speed. It has a powerful admin interface from where you can manage all theme options intelligently.

WooPress is coupled with many premium add-ons like Master Slider, Visual Composer, Revolution Slider, Essential Grid, etc. The key features of this theme are its advanced grid system, multiple shortcodes, customizable headers, menus, and widgets. Its eCommerce features include a custom Registration Page, hover styles for Product Images, some Quickstart Packages, Custom Tabs on the product page, Categories Accordion, various product badges, and much more. You can preview it live to experience all of its features.



Labomba is an elegantly designed WordPress theme exclusively focusing the needs of all those who want to start an online store with WooCommerce. The design is geared for a more professional look and would be perfect for sites like fashion or one-of-a-kind products. Labomba comes with all the bells and whistles that are the pre-requisite of any standard eCommerce web template. The inclusion of a Visual Composer and Revolution Slider makes customizations quite easy. Its 21 different home page layouts, four customizable headers, and unlimited colors make this theme prominent to its counterparts.

Some of its other interesting features are; it is built on the foundation of quick view and wishlist. Its powerful Theme Options panel offers several page layouts, custom product details, off-canvas navigation, product zoom, size guide pop-ups, etc. The theme offers dedicated customer support and is fully responsive.



So, this wraps the list of popular eCommerce WordPress themes. All these themes are WooCommerce compatible, and most of them are multi-purpose. This tells that if you’re thinking to build one such theme, then it has to support WooCommerce. Go through it and share your favorite theme of the lot.

As usual, don’t hesitate to leave any questions or comments below, and I’ll aim to respond to each of them. You can even reach me out through my Twitter account.



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