In this article, we look at the best multi-vendor WordPress marketplace themes for 2017. Building a functional online marketplace from scratch can prove costly: if you have an idea for a marketplace website along the lines of Amazon, Etsy, or eBay, one of these premium themes will provide an inexpensive way to test the waters.
The requirements of a multi-vendor marketplace are fairly self-evident. Sellers need to be able to sign up, build shops and sell their wares; buyers need to be able to buy those wares with ease and confidence. And perhaps most importantly, site owners will want to be able to monetize those transactions, often by taking a percentage cut. Read More
Well, here it is: our very first round-up post, and to start we’re going to be taking a look at some of the best selling WordPress themes (of all time, no less) on that gargantuan, lumbering behemoth, that force of nature, called Themeforest. You can’t escape it, but why would it want to? It’s brought the best WordPress designers in the world together into one place to hawk their quality wares at unbeatable low prices and to pound even the toughest competition into confused, bitter dust. Woohoo!
In preparation for launching this site, I took a look around to note what other, similar sites are doing. There’s plenty of collections and round-ups and exhaustive lists, but very few with any character, and you sometimes get the sense that they’re a bit of a haphazard copy and paste job and that themes have been selected at random. I’m going to try to avoid that with this post and future posts. Of course when we’re taking best-selling, there’s less subjectivity involved anyway, and my two cents are neither here nor there. They’ve either racked up the numbers or they haven’t. And some of these have certainly done that. Note that for the purpose of the list, and to maintain some cohesion, I’ve limited it to business, ecommerce, magazine, blogging and portfolio themes, which seem to the most popular categories overall. Read More