Building a website back in the 1990’s was hard work. You literally had to build the website from scratch, line by line, creating code as you went.
Fast forward to today and most websites are built from themes as a starting point.
Your eCommerce website design needs to look modern and functional, a theme is the best way to get started but the theme industry provides many questions in itself.
So Many Themes To Choose From
It is true when you jump onto a theme website you have so many options, you can spend hours making the decision. Donï¿½t spend too much time choosing a theme, getting your eCommerce website up and running is more important in the short-term.
Once you’re ready, then it’s time to chat to a Magento specialist, someone who can take your theme and create a beautiful and functional design.
How Much To Spend On A Theme
Ecommerce themes can be a handful of dollars or up to a few hundred dollars. If you are a small business, a theme for less than $100 wonï¿½t do you any harm, but it also won’t grow as your business does.
For larger businesses you may want to purchase a more expensive one, as the options for customisation down the road are more flexible.
In theory, you can buy a theme, install it on your domain and have a website with your logo completed within minutes for a few dollars. But will it stand the test of time and grow with your business probably not.
Working with a qualified ecommerce website designer is always your best solution, particularly if you want a theme that will grow as yoru business does.
Theme Reviews and Popularity
There are general themes and more popular themes available.
When you are browsing a theme store, you cannot go wrong by narrowing down your choice to the top two or three options and then working through reviews of each theme to make your decision.
Should You Customise Your Theme?
In general, you shouldnï¿½t customise your theme unless you have design and coding skills.
The theme you buy out of the packet is designed to be good looking for everyone. If you have particular aspects of your website you want changed, you will need to hire a professional to make these changes for you.
All themes come with documentation on how to customise, but before you go playing around in the code, please do yourself a favour and save a backup version of your website, or better yet, hire someone who know’s what they are doing!
Ecommerce website design themes have become an industry itself within the website design industry. Choosing the right theme can make or break your business. Always seek professional help when setting up an ecommerce website to ensure that your business gets off on the right foot.
Do you need help choosing an ecommerce theme or want your theme customised? Alinga are experts at using the Magento software to create customised ecommerce website design. Contact us today for all your ecommerce needs.