Jan 102014

If you’re looking for free ecommerce website templates you probably already know that there are a lot of junk sites that are a complete waste of time. Some are only pretending to be free and want you to pay a subscription fee. Others that want you to create a login so they can get your email address and spam you with offers.

To help you cut through the crap I’ve assembled a list of websites that offer no hassle free template downloads. Each has website templates that you can get with a single click. Then you can load them up to see if they’re what you’re looking for.

The links are split into two sections. First there are links to 8 plain HTML / PHP template sources. Then we’ve also included several links to templates made especially for content management systems like WordPress and Zen Cart. If you’re unfamiliar with content management systems, you should check into them. They are often much quicker at getting a site off the ground and maintaining it in the long run. Many have built-in shopping cart capabilities and plugins you can use for checkout instead of having to code your own.

Plain HTML and PHP Templates

You can download templates from any of these sites and load them directly into Dreamweaver or the HTML editor of your choice.

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10 free HTML templates.

Files come with original Photoshop source file, HTML, CSS, and all images needed to create a web site. Some of the templates are an adaptable one page, others are multi-page templates that are ready to go.

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12 free HTML templates.

Very basic single page layouts that will need to be adapted to whatever you’re planning on doing.  All of the templates contain html files, source files, and cascading style sheets.

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10 free HTML templates.

Focuses on unique and beautiful ecommerce website templates. Most have a slick jquery slider built-in that makes the templates very modern and stylish. Excellent for those who frequently want to have new information on their home pages.

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20 free HTML templates.

This is an eclectic collection of templates that vary widely in layout and functionality. Themes include pets, movies, clothing, furniture, flowers, mobile apps, travel and food.

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15 free HTML templates.

This site has some really awesome ecommerce website templates. Each with JavaScript, PSD , HTML, CSS files included. They are single page so you’ll have to adapt them for your use but they are really sharp and worth the extra effort.

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1 really good free HTML template with 6 variations.

Coded in HTML5 with CSS3 animations. Includes is both the CSS and a unminified version and the PSD files, It includes 6 variations on the theme including homepage, product grid, main product view, view basket, login, and shipping information pages.

CMS Templates

The ecommerce website templates below are for Content Management Systems like WordPress, Zen Cart, or Blogger. If you’re not familiar with those platforms, you should check them out too because they’re also completely free and in many ways they are easier to manage than a plain HTML template. You will have to learn a bit in the beginning, but it’s worth it in the long run to use a content management system because you they often have an interface that a layman can use to upload new items and maintain the site without knowledge of HTML.

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35 free various CMS templates.

A huge mix of templates for different content management systems including WordPress, Prestashop, osCommerce, Magento, Zen Cart, Cube Cart, Cre Loaded, and a few plain HTML templates as well. Definitely worth checking this one out!

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10 free WordPress templates.

This site has several themes for WordPress including electronics, clothing, perfume, jewelry, and baby goods. Many were coded by Woo Commerce which as an excellent company with great themes.

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10 free WordPress templates.

Another source for WordPress themes. They come equipped with all the latest e-commerce, catalog, search and shopping cart features. All have features allowing you to easily post products to your online catalog.

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10 free Blogger templates.

If you’re familiar with Blogger and you would like some free ecommerce website templates for it, look no further. Typically this platform is only used for articles but it can also be used for ecommerce with the themes available on this site.

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10 free Zen Cart templates.

These templates are for use only with a web host that supports Zen Cart Checkout. Most modern web hosts like Godaddy have built-in free support for it. If you use these templates you get a free site and an integrated free checkout for your customers.

It’s worth noting that no matter which site you go to or which templates you use, you will always have to do some custom coding of your own. They are just a starting point to be used to get your online store off the ground.

If you’re looking for a more complete way to start an ecommerce site you should check out some of the online full ecommerce hosting services out there. Of course they’re not free, but they will save you some time.

If you have any suggestions or any other sources for templates please post a link in the comments below and share with the other readers!

  2 Responses to “12 Places to Get Free Ecommerce Website Templates”

  1. For ecommerce entrepreneur, it is a hard choice to pick a suitable ecommerce platform, several criterions need to be checked like server costs, functionality, integration with other third party softwares like CRM, Amazon etc, Enlightened It Development enlighteneditdevelopment.com/ doesn’t suggest Magento for all entrepreneur’s it is based on their requirements whether they have large product database, need multiple stores, or integration with other third party softwares.

  2. Nice templates. Thank you. I wish for some free Abantecart templates. Abantecart is best shopping cart I could find, but not many free templates yet 🙁

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