Magento has come a long way from the time of its inception in 2008. Today, it has emerged as one of the most preferable e-commerce platforms that is suitable for enterprises of all sizes. The credit goes to the wide range of features that the platform offers for building rich and robust online stores. To add to this, it has been constantly engaged in improving itself by coming up with better, updated versions. The release of Magento 2 in 2015 is a tangible step in this direction. Magento 2 is a major improvement over its predecessor because it comes with a greater variety in themes and extensions. If you are planning to start a multi-store website, Magento 2 comes up as an ideal development platform as it brings a wide range of multistore themes. Let us help you to explore the best ones amongst them.
A resposive Mageno 2 and 1.9 theme, Market is highly customizable which makes it apt for multi-vendor stores with different product categories. It is amazingly fast, SEO-friendly, and offers a fully responsive layout. Market is compatible with Magento 1.7.x -> 2.1.x and supports Mega Menu and CSS Menu. It comes with 20+ Homepage layouts and lots of static blocks, in addition to features such as Ajax Add to Wishlist and Compare.
Next on the list of the best Magento 2 multi-store themes is MultiStores, which is specially designed for a marketplace with multiple vendors. Each of the vendors can upload their products on the site and make money by selling then. This is a clean and professional looking theme with 3 Homepage layouts and flexible menu layouts. Built with Bootstrap 3.x, MultiStores theme offers Quick View Product and bundled Advanced extensions.
Destino is a clean and fully responsive Magento 2 theme that works amazingly well for multi-vendor sites dealing in fashion, accessories, furniture, digital, and hi-tech products. In addition to 5+ HompePage Styles, it comes with 5 header styles, 5 footer styles, unlimited colors, and multiple product layouts. With such a range of features, the theme enables unlimited customization capabilities for the e-commerce store.
Another great theme option for Magento 2 multi-stores is eMarket, which is acclaimed for its good looks and multiple functionalities as well. It comes with 2 Homepage Layouts which are nicely designed and work well for small as well as large businesses. The theme is integrated with several powerful extensions and works well with all the main browsers. Other key features of eMarket include a featured products list, a powerful Admin Panel, advanced quickcart pro, and a touch optimized slideshow.
When it comes to flexibility and ease of customization, Revo is a Magento 2 theme that emerges as a winner. It is clean, fully responsive, and easy-to-use and has 4 home page layouts. Additionally, it supports 7+ demos and Mega Menu and CSS Menu. Other features such as SEO-compatibility, one-click import CMS blocks and pages, Ajax Add to Wishlist and Compare make it just right for multi-store websites.
Another Magento 2 theme that is an apt choice for creating multi-vendor stores is ClickBoom. The premium theme offers 5+ homepage layouts and is responsiveness out-of-the-box. It supports Mega Menu and yields unlimited colors along with 12+ Bonus Pages. The theme is right for different types of multi-store e-commerce stores including those selling fashion products, shoes, bags, mobiles, and digital products.
Etrostore is a multipurpose theme that is compatible with Magento 1.9.x – 2.0.x – 2.1.x. It showcases an eye-catching design and offers various home layouts that make it right for creating multi-store websites. This responsive theme also comes with different Headers and Footer types and one-click install.
A multipurpose responsive Magento 2 theme, Maxshop serves as a perfect option for creating product-heavy multi-store websites. It is easy to customize and supports multiple languages as well as multiple currencies. The theme also supports wide and boxed layout, Mega Menu and CSS Menu, and rich snippets. Ajax layer navigation isd another useful feature that comes with Maxshop.
The premium responsive Magento 2 theme Topdeal figures next on the list. In addition to rendering some powerful features, the theme is compatible with the latest version of the platform. Some of the key features it offers include 5 Homepage Demos, three different header and footer styles, Quick Cart Pro, one-click Import Demo Data, and a new admin panel design.
The last but definitely not the least on the list of multi-store compatible Magento 2 themes is BestShop. Clean, responsive, and professional, this theme supports multi-vendor sites with complete ease. It comes with a host of features such as 3+ Unique HomePages, full-width responsive layout, Ajax layered navigation, Mega Menu, image slider, social login, and lazy load images, to mention just a few.
All these themes are enriched with the right features to render websites that are capable of supporting multiple stores run by multiple vendors. Even if businesses have to spend to avail of them, they make a worthwhile investment for them. Explore their features and pricing and see which one works for you!
Shanaya Gaba works as a certified Magento Developer at MageIndia. She is also an avid blogger and shares her insights and experiences on some of the best tech blogs in the industry.