There are countless ways to decorate and design your online shop. You can use the default template that comes included with the software, purchase a theme from PrestaShop Addons, or hire a web developer for custom development. Although each option is great for customizing your online storefront, they each have their pros and cons. To highlight the benefits of each option, we’ve asked the people who know best. In today’s article, we’re talking with Maxim Kiryanov from PrestaShop Addon’s premium theme designer, Template Monster. Read on for his expert opinion on why templates are awesome.
1. Themes save time
You’ve heard the saying, “time is money.” Well, templates help you do just that by helping you customize your shop at lighting fast speeds. Depending on the level of customization you want to make, you can update the look and feel of your shop in under one hour. First time you’re installing a theme? Don’t worry about not being familiar with the process. Even without coding, web design and development skills, you can get your shop looking the way you want within a week. Template Monster provides countless manuals and tutorials that walk you through the process of installing your first theme.
2. Templates save money
The average theme costs about $144.99 (+ taxes). This is a fraction of what it would cost to have a web development company build your online shop. Along with the theme, you’ll also get the original .psd and other image files that can be customized to fit your shop. These images will help you launch your shop faster and the images can be used later as a template for future images. The best deal you’ll get is the access to 24/7 pro support from Template Monster. “We work even on New Year’s Eve.” Maxim adds, “And that’s not a joke.” They know entrepreneur don’t take holidays, so neither do they! They’re on stand-by to help you customize your shop to match your shop’s branding.
3. Themes offer great designs
The best thing about purchasing a module is the design. Template Monster’s premium themes are developed according to PrestaShop’s requirements. Additionally, they include the latest design trends like parallax scrolling, moving backgrounds and large images. Having created more than 50,000 PrestaShop themes, they’re experts at creating gorgeous and modern designs that match every type of product niche. There is a variety of professionally designed themes for any kind of business project. Everything from Kitchen Supplies to eCigars, you’ll find an option for your business niche, no matter what type of shop you plan on running.
4. Templates simplify shop launches.
Setting up an online store is no easy task. Using a template simplifies the process of launching your online store. You don’t have to do your own research about optimizing product and landing pages. All these considerations are already built into the template you purchase. Even if you decide to customize the theme, having an optimized design expedites the process. Unlike custom development, there is no downtime. Each theme has already been tested. All you have to do is pick the right one for your shop.
In a Nutshell
The top reasons to purchase a template is time and money. Compared to custom development or DIY design, you’ll have a gorgeous storefront in no time. In addition to time and money, themes are created with the best development practices so your shop is optimized for conversions. Not quite convinced that themes are right for your online store? Stay tuned for our next blog as we interview a web developer. They’ll share their side of this battle. Already using a theme on your shop? Tell us why you chose to use themes in the comments below! About Template Monster: Template Monster is one of the oldest template companies around. Since opening their business in 2002, they’ve designed over 50,000 different templates. Since 2010, they have released more than 1,000 PrestaShop Themes. See more from Template Monster.