I am the owner of a grocery store, and I love reading. One day while going through an article, I read about the digital market and virtual shop. The world is going technically advanced, and so do I, too, need to be, or else I will be left behind. To make my dream come true to establish an online Grocery store and go worldwide and expand my business, I searched. While searching, I learned about eCommerce, various eCommerce platforms, themes, plugins, templates, and much more stuff. The internet helps you search and gain knowledge about almost anything, anytime and anywhere, in just a few clicks. I was excited to have my own store on the web now.
eCommerce is an activity through which the customer can purchase, and a seller can sell products and services in a few clicks using the internet. In this online market, one can sell everything from hair clips to cars, books to websites, even food and drinks; the product can be virtual or physical. eCommerce works on electronic fund transfer, mobile banking, online transaction process, supply chain management, and such processes and techniques.
Ecommerce was very beneficial for me now, and I can store my goods and start with new products without any space constraints. Customers are now not time bonded as they can shop with ease at any time and from anywhere with multiple payment options like credit cards, debit cards, online banking, or any gateway like PayPal, stripe, and many more. My business expanded as customers can be from anywhere around the world without limitation of geographical area. Customers are happy as now they get multiple payment options, shop in a few clicks, and get their goods at their doorsteps, hence saving time.
eCommerce Platforms are the software or computer code written by the web developers that build an online store. This coding can be done in any programming language. These eCommerce Platforms can be hosted, i.e., need interface or support of others, open-source, i.e., open to all code and anyone can operate it if they know the programming language or codes, headless, i.e., decoupling of frontend and backend or can have a coupled frontend or backend or any such kind. These platforms can be free or paid, and the paid one may offer a free trial. Many well-known eCommerce platforms are available with unique features like WooCommerce, Shopify, BigCommerce, Magento, Ravendel, Lightspeed, WixStores, SquareSpace, and a long list. I chose Magento to build my online Grocery store, and one can choose the platform according to the number of products, budget, and technique.
Magento is a recognized eCommerce platform. It comes in both variants, open-source or hosted solutions. Open source is a platform that is open to all, and anyone can utilize its coding, which in this case is written in PHP. As it is open-source, the functionality can be customized according to the user’s need. For that, either you need to be a pro in coding and programming languages or need to hire a PHP or Magento developer. Magento is an adjustable and strong platform that supports a huge amount of categories and catalogs of business.
As I have a medium-scale business, I found Magento suitable to establish my online Grocery store, and also its flexible features are like a cherry on ice cream.
There are numerous themes that Magento offers that come with appropriate descriptions and stylish designs. They may be paid or free. I chose Organ as it was good enough to match my product style and, most importantly, budget.
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Themes are the outlook, screen, or appearance of the store. The theme makes the store look stylish, cataloged, arranged, and fascinating, and customers get attracted if the store looks and feels good and well organized. Using plugins and features presented by the platform, the store can be made more attractive and systematic. There are multiple themes each platform offers, which can be paid or free; the add ons may increase the charges.
Everest – Ultimate Grocery Outlet Store Premium Responsive Magento Theme
Everest is the ultimate theme for Grocery Store, fully responsive to all screens and highly customizable. It is a premium theme costing $99 and additional charges. Everest is a Magento theme best suited for multi supermarket stores and suitable for every kind of store. 10+ unique designs for templates and 12 different layout styles with Ready to use layouts and ultimate unlimited colors.
Everest consists of many attractive features, including a powerful theme setting. Features include MegaMenu with multiple columns, powerful admin option and module, drag and drop mega menu builder, enable/disable default navigation, revolution slideshow, popup newsletter and advertisement, popup for wishlist, compare product, login form, advanced search, and advanced layered navigation, multiple header, advance filter product widget, and flexible widget, hover and alternate image, ajax add to cart, quick product view, cloud tag option and much much more.
Freshia – Responsive Magento Ecommerce Theme
Freshia is a simple, clean and modern multipurpose eCommerce Magento theme. Freshia is a completely customizable and fully responsive theme apt for any store on any device of any size. It is multipurpose hence suitable for stores such as vegetables, fruits, fashion, grocery, cosmetics, health products, drugs, medicine, etc. It costs $59.
Some of the ultimate features these theme offers are unlimited colors with admin setting, google fonts, easily customized homepage including the best seller and featured product on homepage, slideshow banner, related product slider on the product detail page, the dropdown shopping cart on the header and brand logo slider on the footer, cloud zoom option for product image, scroller thumbnail image in the product page, powerful admin module, multiple languages and back to top button are some from a long list.