35 Free High-Quality E-Commerce Templates

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For website owners who are evaluating e-commerce solutions, there are several good options for powering websites and shopping carts. Regardless of which option you chose, deciding on a design brings with it even more decisions to make. Of course, a custom design is always an option, but for those who want to keep costs down, templates are a popular choice. Premium e-commerce themes are easy to find, but they can be expensive. Free e-commerce templates are difficult to find, and quality free templates are even harder to find.

We’ve done the research for you, and in this post we present 35 of the highest-quality free e-commerce templates available. There are templates specifically for WordPress, Prestashop1, osCommerce2, Magento3, Zen Cart4, CubeCart5, and CRE Loaded6, as well as a number of general e-commerce templates. Please notice that these templates aren’t intended to be used 1:1, but should rather be used as a skeleton for your own shop and hence saves a lot of work, because otherwise you would have to start from scratch.

1. WordPress Templates Link

Crafty WordPress Theme7 | Demo8 | Download9

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WordPress e-Commerce Plugin11 | Download12

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2. Prestashop Link

CleanBlue14

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et-black16

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PrestaThemes18
A collection of free high-quality templates for PrestaShop.

3. osCommerce Templates Link

Footwear19 | Download20

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Appliance22 | Download23

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Cosmetics Store25 | Download26

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Computer Store28 | Download29

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4. Magento Templates Link

Modern Theme31 | Download from Magento32

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Blue Skin34 | Download from Magento35

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Telescope Theme37 | Download from Magento38

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Pet Store Theme40 | Download from Magento41

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Free Magento Theme from Template Monster43 | Download44

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Electronics Store 346 | Download from eCommerce-Themes47

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5. Zen Cart Templates Link

Free Zen Cart Template49 | Download50

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Acadame52 | Download from ichoze.net53

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Clothes Online55 | Download56

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6. CubeCart Templates Link

LiteFree58

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Clean Blue60
A collection of free CubeCart 3 Skins. More free Cubecart skins61.

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7. CRE Loaded Templates Link

Electronics Store63 | Download64

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Clothes Store66 | Download67

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8. General E-Commerce Templates Link

The following templates were created for the purpose e-commerce but not built for a specific system. If you plan to use one of them, it would need to be adapted to and integrated in the e-commerce solution of your choice. Templates with valid HTML code are marked.

Pet Shop69 | Download70 (valid HTML)

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Auto Parts72 | Download73 (valid HTML)

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Clothes Collection75 | Download76

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Gadgets Template78 | Download79 (valid HTML)

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Online Movie Store81 | Download82 (valid HTML)

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Books Online84 | Download85 (valid HTML)

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Beauty Company87 | Download88 (valid HTML)

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Clothes Store90 | Download91

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Hardware Store93 | Download94

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Online Store96 | Download97

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Computer Store99 | Download100

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Mobile Phone Shop102 | Download103

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Hi-Fi Technics Store105 | Download106

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Electronics Store108 | Download109

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 http://www.prestashop.com/
  2. 2 http://www.oscommerce.com/
  3. 3 http://www.magentocommerce.com/
  4. 4 http://www.zencart.com/
  5. 5 http://www.cubecart.com/
  6. 6 http://www.creloaded.com/
  7. 7 http://www.thekingcart.com/2008/10/02/crafty-cart-free-wordpress-ecommerce-plugin-theme/
  8. 8 http://demo.billionstudio.com/?wptheme=Crafty%20Cart
  9. 9 http://www.thekingcart.com/wp/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/download.php?id=1
  10. 10 http://www.thekingcart.com/2008/10/02/crafty-cart-free-wordpress-ecommerce-plugin-theme/
  11. 11 http://www.instinct.co.nz/e-commerce/16/
  12. 12 http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wp-e-commerce.3.6.9.zip
  13. 13 http://www.instinct.co.nz/e-commerce/16/
  14. 14 http://www.ezytrader.com/product.php?id_product=10
  15. 15 http://www.ezytrader.com/product.php?id_product=10
  16. 16 http://www.ezytrader.com/product.php?id_product=27
  17. 17 http://www.ezytrader.com/product.php?id_product=27
  18. 18 http://www.prestathemes.com/freethemes.html
  19. 19 http://how2make.blogspot.com/2007/04/free-oscommerce-template-footwear.html
  20. 20 http://darylwtlau.googlepages.com/footwear_green.zip
  21. 21 http://how2make.blogspot.com/2007/04/free-oscommerce-template-footwear.html
  22. 22 http://how2make.blogspot.com/2008/05/free-oscommerce-template-appliances.html
  23. 23 http://darylwtlau.googlepages.com/appliances_osc.rar
  24. 24 http://how2make.blogspot.com/2008/05/free-oscommerce-template-appliances.html
  25. 25 http://www.websitetemplates.bz/free_templates/675.html
  26. 26 http://www.websitetemplates.bz/free_download.html?action=get_link&n=675
  27. 27 http://www.websitetemplates.bz/free_templates/675.html
  28. 28 http://www.freetemplatesite.com/
  29. 29 http://www.freetemplatesite.com/sample/sample_osc.zip
  30. 30 http://www.freetemplatesite.com/
  31. 31 http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/146/modern-theme-for-magento-frontend-interface
  32. 32 http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/146/modern-theme-for-magento-frontend-interface
  33. 33 http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/146/modern-theme-for-magento-frontend-interface
  34. 34 http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/519/blue-skin
  35. 35 http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/519/blue-skin
  36. 36 http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/519/blue-skin
  37. 37 http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/135/telescope-theme
  38. 38 http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/135/telescope-theme
  39. 39 http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/135/telescope-theme
  40. 40 http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/503/pet-store-theme
  41. 41 http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/503/pet-store-theme
  42. 42 http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/503/pet-store-theme
  43. 43 http://www.templatemonster.com/free-templates.php
  44. 44 http://www.templatemonster.com/sample/sample_magento_theme.zip
  45. 45 http://www.templatemonster.com/free-templates.php
  46. 46 http://ecommerce-themes.com/magento-themes/electronics-store-11.html
  47. 47 http://ecommerce-themes.com/magento-themes/electronics-store-11.html
  48. 48 http://ecommerce-themes.com/magento-themes/electronics-store-11.html
  49. 49 http://www.templatemonster.com/free-templates.php
  50. 50 http://www.templatemonster.com/sample/free_zen_cart_template.zip
  51. 51 http://www.templatemonster.com/free-templates.php
  52. 52 http://zen-cart-templates.ichoze.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=182
  53. 53 http://zen-cart-templates.ichoze.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=182
  54. 54 http://zen-cart-templates.ichoze.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=182
  55. 55 http://www.sawcb.org/free-zen-cart-template.html
  56. 56 http://www.templatemonster.com/sample/sample_zencart.zip?PHPSESSID=lbc49a1k2ooigqgms8kgut63g2
  57. 57 http://www.sawcb.org/free-zen-cart-template.html
  58. 58 http://www.cubecartskins.net/freebies/cubecart-v3/litefree/prod_34.html
  59. 59 http://www.cubecartskins.net/freebies/cubecart-v3/litefree/prod_34.html
  60. 60 http://mycubecart.com/shop/free-cubecart-3-skins/cat_20/
  61. 61 http://www.cutecrab.co.uk/free-cubecart-skins.shtml
  62. 62 http://mycubecart.com/shop/free-cubecart-3-skins/clean-blue-v2/prod_2/
  63. 63 http://www.freetemplatesite.com/
  64. 64 http://www.freetemplatesite.com/sample/sample_creloaded.zip
  65. 65 http://www.freetemplatesite.com/
  66. 66 http://info.template-help.com/sample_templates.html
  67. 67 http://images.template-help.com/sample/free_CRE_loaded_template.zip
  68. 68 http://info.template-help.com/sample_templates.html
  69. 69 http://csscreme.com/freecsstemplate/pet_shop/
  70. 70 http://csscreme.com/tpsaveas.php?tp=pet_shop.zip
  71. 71 http://csscreme.com/freecsstemplate/pet_shop/
  72. 72 http://csscreme.com/freecsstemplate/auto_parts/
  73. 73 http://csscreme.com/tpsaveas.php?tp=auto_parts.zip
  74. 74 http://csscreme.com/freecsstemplate/auto_parts/
  75. 75 http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2508
  76. 76 http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/download.php?template=clothesfashion
  77. 77 http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2508
  78. 78 http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2936
  79. 79 http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/download.php?template=gadgets
  80. 80 http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2936
  81. 81 http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2209
  82. 82 http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/download.php?template=onlinemoviestore
  83. 83 http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2209
  84. 84 http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2268
  85. 85 http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/download.php?template=booksonline
  86. 86 http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2268
  87. 87 http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2320
  88. 88 http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/download.php?template=beautycompany
  89. 89 http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2320
  90. 90 http://allfreetemplates.info/template_details.php?id=86
  91. 91 http://allfreetemplates.info/out.php?f=1&p=50&u=http://allfreetemplates.info/template_get.php?id=86
  92. 92 http://allfreetemplates.info/template_details.php?id=86
  93. 93 http://allfreetemplates.info/template_details.php?id=85
  94. 94 http://allfreetemplates.info/out.php?f=1&p=50&u=http://allfreetemplates.info/template_get.php?id=85
  95. 95 http://allfreetemplates.info/template_details.php?id=85
  96. 96 http://allfreetemplates.info/template_details.php?id=84
  97. 97 http://allfreetemplates.info/template_get.php?id=84
  98. 98 http://allfreetemplates.info/template_details.php?id=84
  99. 99 http://templates4net.com/template_details.php?id=70
  100. 100 http://templates4net.com/template_get.php?id=70
  101. 101 http://templates4net.com/template_details.php?id=70
  102. 102 http://templates4net.com/template_details.php?id=67
  103. 103 http://templates4net.com/template_get.php?id=67
  104. 104 http://templates4net.com/template_details.php?id=67
  105. 105 http://www.1stwebdesign.sk/en/free_templates/free_website_templates_page3.htm
  106. 106 http://www.1stwebdesign.sk/en/free_templates/download/4022.zip
  107. 107 http://www.1stwebdesign.sk/en/free_templates/free_website_templates_page3.htm
  108. 108 http://www.1stwebdesign.sk/en/free_templates/free_website_templates_page6.htm
  109. 109 http://www.1stwebdesign.sk/en/free_templates/download/4002.zip
  110. 110 http://www.1stwebdesign.sk/en/free_templates/free_website_templates_page6.htm
  111. 111 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/01/100-free-high-quality-xhtmlcss-templates/
  112. 112 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/02/14/free-design-templates/
  113. 113 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/01/12/free-css-layouts-and-templates/

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  1. 1

    As a professional designer, I use to hate seeing this free stuff because it made me less needed.

    But I love it now because the “nice” side of me likes to see the average person have access to good design rather than going with a bunch of hokey ugly stuff.

    Free stuff opens up the Internet to everyone.

    -20
  2. 2

    Big Disappointment! where is CubeCart….Also you missed some good templates of osCommerce, Magento & Cre Loaded…I started with oSCommerce which was really easy any most popular but then i shifted to CubeCart…. Now finally I’m working with new generation E-commerce solution Magento which is Simply Excellent. The only flaw with Magento is that it’s only built for Unix operating systems. Although there is some tweaks for windows installation which is not recommended by the developers. Still Magento is the Best E-commerce solution seen so far.

    Good post Steven !! Thanks for sharing Free Stuff !!

    DKumar M.

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  3. 3

    I’ve looked for free Magento cart templates but didn’t see some of the ones posted. Thanks!

    -1
  4. 4

    I have a long background in e-commerce and have watched as EVERY e-commerce store that uses one of these templates FAIL every single time.

    -7
  5. 5

    Chris, care to share insight as to why they fail? Is the failure solely the templates, the business model, both?

    2
  6. 6

    This is beautiful THANK YOU !

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  7. 7

    Thank you for the great list..

    there is any wordpress for e-commerce themes for free?

    -1
  8. 8

    No Zen Cart templates?? Well they are about to release version 2.0, which will revamp the templating system… but still I think it is an oversight to leave them out.

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  9. 9

    @Mike… i guess you missed the Zen Cart templates which is right under 4th heading. scroll again !!

    @spydeeyk… You might want to search “Crafty Cart” on google for free wordpress theme. Also there is “WordPress e-Commerce plugin” coupled with Crafty Cart makes for one heck of an e-Commerce solution.

    1
  10. 10

    high quality?

    riiiight

    -2
  11. 11

    Smashing Magazine is known for it’s best quality, each and every post is full of resources and high quality. But posts like this really hits bad on the quality part.

    I am not saying, this post isn’t helpful but the title “High Quality” is really misleading. You can’t rate any of these templates as “High Quality” ones, the quality surely lacks in most of them.

    Just my 2 cents though.

    Regards,
    Deep

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  13. 13

    Beautiful designs!
    Thanks, That’s really great!

    -2
  14. 14

    Oh wow… these are Template Monster-quality.

    In other words: worthless.

    -5
  15. 15

    Good post..!!!

    Thanks for sharing free stuff…!!!
    I got a e-commerce project recently..
    these are my inspirations…
    Thanks…

    -4
  16. 16

    Usually I don’t reply here, because there’s normally little to ad. The posts are good so I digg them on digg and that’s it.

    Today I saw in my rss reader that you were doing a post on ecommerce templates. Since I’ve designed 3 stores on Zen Cart I thought I’d check it out.

    I was quite shocked to see you promoting Template Monster Templates. Template Monster tweaks the code. Not in a normal way, but in a non compliant with zen cart way. So if you install a template from template monster, most of your overides and additional modules don’t work any more. There are however very nice free templates available trough various sources on the internet. There’s even a site where you can testdrive them.

    So I hope the author will digg a little deeper to look into the ecommerce systems a bit better.

    Other than that, Smashing Magazine rocks!

    Juliet van Ree

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  17. 17

    I usually admire your great work, but this time I must admit that I’m quite disappointed by the quality of this list. Those sites are awfull (“sexy pink” must be a joke…)

    Keep up the good work anyway.

    -3
  18. 18

    Prestashop is da best opensource ecommerce solution so far…

    -3
  19. 19

    Are these templates free to be used in a commercial ecommerce service whe are building?

    -3
  20. 20

    Personally I think most of these “Free High-Quality E-Commerce Templates” looks like crap! If youre ambitions is to boost sales I think spending $150-200 on a nice looking commercial template is a good investment! Just my opinion!:-)

    -2
  21. 21

    what a sh… all look templatemonster-like and isn’t beautiful at all. Dissapointed.

    -4
  22. 22

    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    January 26, 2009 12:43 am

    @Mike (#21): they don’t have to look beautiful, they must be functional and be easy to customize. That’s the point of this article, not their beauty. They are not intended to be used as is.

    3
  23. 23

    Jakob Løkke Madsen

    January 26, 2009 12:46 am

    I would never use a free template like these for an actual project. I can’t see why anyone would be satisfied with investing so little time in the public face of their business.

    Still it’s always interesting to see lists like this for inspiration. Even the ugly ones make you think about why they’re ugly, right!

    One thing that strikes me, though, is this:
    Why do none of the themes place the main product categories in the top navigation bar? Are there any documented usability benefits from listing the categories down the left side? Would it be too many tabs?
    Or has it just become the norm for e-commerce design to lay it out this way?

    -2
  24. 24

    this list is average. kinda dissapointed. Its just a big list of templates from templatemonster. erghhh.

    would have been better to actually see a list of creative examples of real examples. Generic themeing really does suck.

    -1
  25. 25

    Warning: WP-Commerce has a lot of bugs with the new WP 2.7.. Hope they fix them soon.

    -1
  26. 26

    What a perfect timing, as I intended to start from scratch my e-project… Many thanks, keep smashin’!

    -1
  27. 27

    nice. but when will free forum skin goes out ?

    -2
  28. 28

    good job… nice site! thank you!

    -1
  29. 29

    I just love those who like to complain about things given to them for free :p Presumably they mostly can’t or won’t read … “Please notice that these templates aren’t intended to be used 1:1, but should rather be used as a skeleton for your own shop and hence saves a lot of work, because otherwise you would have to start from scratch.”

    Thanks to Smashing as always.

    2
  30. 30

    Thank U very much……. it’s really useful …. XD

    -1
  31. 31

    This will be a useful post for me – a friend wants to set up a small store of her own, and these examples will give me a great starting point. Thanks!

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  32. 32

    @Juliet,

    “So I hope the author will digg a little deeper to look into the ecommerce systems a bit better.”

    There were a few days of digging for this post. There aren’t very many decent free e-commerce templates out there and there aren’t very many good resources for finding them. I don’t claim to be an expert on all of these systems, but I do feel that this post is at least a helpful resource for people looking for theses templates, because they’re quite difficult to track down.

    -2
  33. 33

    Does anyone else receive old rss feed news? Like yesterday I got ~5-10 “font” related news which were posted last year.

    -1
  34. 34

    @Vygantas:

    Yeah, the same thing happend to me yesterday…

    -1
  35. 35

    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    January 26, 2009 5:58 am

    @Vygantas (#32) and @Trond (#33): it seems that Google Reader has some problems with our feed. We checked the feed and it’s OK. It’s not the first time already. We’ll contact Google folks to look into this problem.

    -1
  36. 36

    @#8 Jeff: I used to work for MonsterCommerce, an e-commerce shopping cart company that was purchased by Network Solutions and dismantled/rebranded. I did custom storefront designs for clients who purchased the shopping cart. I can count on two hands the number of stores I designed that are still in business. Those were the custom design clients. We also integrated templates for people. None of the template sites I did still exists.

    If you own an e-commerce business and are serious about being around a long time, you need to believe in your business enough to do it right, get a custom design, get a custom storefront if you require it. Your storefront can be very basic but still be very successful if you have a unique product or service. Don’t think people can’t spot a TemplateMonster site from a mile away and be put off immediately.

    1
  37. 37

    Great to see so many templates, however I have never used an ecommerce templates as they are usually too restrictive. Over the years I have found my clients are all looking for bespoke or custom ecommerce design.

    The main reason for this, I believe every ecommerce company operates different. For example free delivery on all orders over £50, Automated emails, delivery note processing, product page layouts etc. The list is endless.

    It is good to see clean ecommerce designs and templates, they just need to be further enhanced to ensure they meet the clients requirements if they are used.

    0
  38. 38

    Wow, awesome stuff! I’m bookmarking this for future projects.

    0
  39. 39

    I’ve used several of these throughout the last few years. DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT USING WP Ecommerce .. It is a complete nightmare if you have any intentions of doing customizations aside from simple color / font changes.

    Honestly if you have any hopes of taking any of these templates and customizing above a 5% range .. or integrating your own theme into their functionality .. I hope you have a budget in the thousands .. and even then I hope you can find a few people who’ve dove head first into the shallow end prior to you.

    Smashing should do more research into these things before claiming anything.

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  40. 40

    Are there any good templates or solutions for mobile phone ecommerce?

    -1
  41. 41

    FINALLY! I’ve been waiting for such a list for 2009. It’s taken me far too long to find something I can use with wordpress and that doesn’t cost a fortune. I will be checking some of these out. Thanks guys!

    PS: Does anyone recommend Market Theme? I am seriously going bonkers trying to find a simple solution

    0
  42. 42

    Where are Drupal Themes!

    3
  43. 43

    Wow, nice themes here. And for free, dang. I am a designer, and it doesn’t bother me at all!

    0
  44. 44

    Great collection of templates, Steven. I’m bookmarking these for future projects.

    0
  45. 45

    Nice that people are so excited to lower their value by receiving the same stuff they can charge for free, but in a templatized format of PHP garbage. I’m glad I’ve moved on from this over-hyped “design” career to something much better.

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  46. 46

    I have been using the wordpress e-commerce plugin for a few of my stores recently, and I have to say that I love it. In the past I have used Zen Cart, CubeCart, OsCommerce and Magento, and I feel like wp e-commerce is FAR easier to use and customize than the other carts. There is no complicated template system. You control everything (store and non-store) through one admin. And as long as you are familiar with CSS, you can pretty much get it to look anyway you want. While there have been a few bugs, the guys at Instinct have been incredibly responsive and helpful.

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  47. 47

    There were many reasons why I choose wordpress e-commerce over all the others… the main reason was that it was the first cart to embrace digital downloads in very real way… not just an after thought… or a module thrown in at the end to appease a few users… not only was the digital downloads well thought out… but many aspects of the functionality of the cart where exactly what I had envisioned (after months of research)… and it actually did these things out of the box…!!!… Once I started using the cart I was amazed that you could just start turning off things like shipping and reducing the checkout form to say ‘name’ & ’email’ without even touching the code… This Is Truly A Versatile Cart… and whoever first decided on this level of flexibility and functionality deserves an award…!!!… :)

    -1
  48. 48

    The only thing nice about them, is that they are free.

    -1
  49. 49

    seriously I think this is the worst thread you’ve ever posted…

    those designs are HORRIBLE like early ’00s templates, the whole web is full of those sh.

    I work for a company making a lot of e-commerce websites and it was really hard to find inspiration for such a specific kind of website, but I had to and clients are satisfied I hope…

    so my advance… as far as you can go, MAKE YOUR OWN DESIGN!
    ;)

    -1
  50. 50

    I wouldn’t go that far with the ones for osCommerce. I just worked on two of them and the coding isn’t that good. They’re way nicer than other templates indeed and free on top of it :) but, coding wise … not so much :)

    thanks a lot anyway …

    -1

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