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The 15 Best WordPress Themes to start your own Marketplace Website in 2021

April 28, 2021
Fernami Oladepo
Freelance Content Writer @ AtomChat
8 min read

If you want to create the new Amazon or AliBaba or even a clone Facebook Marketplace, you require a unique and responsive design. The design you choose needs to not just be user friendly in terms of its usability but also needs to keep your user engaged. 

WordPress Themes are the foundation of any good WordPress site. They lay the groundwork for your site to become functional and multi dimensional and thus, increase site traffic.

Choosing the right theme, especially for a Marketplace or Multi Vendor site, business sites’ that thrive on user traffic and user retention, from amongst thousands of themes is of utmost necessity! 

Offering features such as Order Tracking, Add to Cart, Chat, Layout, Payment System, etc. are important factors to give your users be it buyers or sellers to make the selling, buying and promoting aspects easier. 

This listicle shares popular, trending and high rated WordPress Themes for Marketplace and Multi Vendor websites that will help you choose the best fit for your idea!


Best WordPress Marketplace Themes


1. Dealsdot


This is the perfect theme to build a Marketplace that enables vendors to share deals and coupons.


With features like the one-click coupon code copying action, website visitors can easily find the best deals. This means more sales on the website.


That’s not all, Dealsdot can be used for a regular Multi Vendor website with features that allows all vendors to register and list their products and services for sale.


Special Features: Support for Coupon codes, Flash Deals, and Discount.


Related Niche: Multi Vendor, Affiliate and Coupons Themes


Price: $39


Website Aspiration: AliExpress



2. Martfury


Martfury is an elegant theme that is equipped with resourceful and easy functions to build online stores and Marketplaces.


You can choose from the many available demos.

Also, you can decide to make adjustments to fit your business model with the aid of the WPBakery website builder by yourself. Without hiring or being a coder.


Martfury will help you create an Online Marketplace for any niche without the stress.


Special Features: Unlimited Shop Layout, Order Tracking, Newsletter Pop-Up, Translation-Ready


Related Niche: Multi Vendor and Multi Purpose (Electronics Store, Furnitures Store, Clothing Store, Accessories Stores, etc)


Price: $59


Website Aspiration: Amazon, Envato, eBay



3. Marketica


If you’re looking for something more, Marketica is the answer.

This theme has advanced capacity with integrations of multiple vendor plugins.


It is an excellent choice for selling your products or allow other vendors to sell their products on your platform for a fee.


Marketica has a modern and responsive design demos that is suitable for both physical and digital products. 


It allows you to collect commissions from other vendors using your platform without stress or hassle.


Special Features: Multi Language Support, Responsive WordPress Slider, White Label Theme Options.


Related Niche: Multi Purpose and Multi Vendor


Price: $30


Website Aspiration: Walmart, eBay


4. Besa


Besa is a clean and modern theme with brilliant functions that guides visitors' eyes to make purchases.


On phone, Besa performs well as a result of its optimized mobile designs for fast loading and it’s effortless process that helps buyers find what product they desire.


If you’re a newbie to building websites, Besa will be an excellent choice for you.


In short, Besa is an easy theme to use, yet perfect enough to build a sophisticated Multi Vendor Marketplace


Special Features: Slider Revolution, Elementor Page Builder Compatible, Product Sort Filter, Multi Currency Support


Related Niche: Any Niche, Multi Vendor


Price: $59


Website Aspiration: ebay, AliBaba,



5. Workreap


If you want to build a freelance platform where people can offer their skills for a price, you should consider Workreap.


Individuals and companies sign up to post jobs that enable them to find a matching freelancer.

Also, freelancers can post their skills and let clients find them.


You can either charge a flat fee for users joining your platform or a commission from each transaction.


Workreap has a series of demos that will make it possible to launch your freelance website without any hassle.


Special Features: Reviews Support, Search With Filters, Wallet System, On-Site Chat


Related Niche: Freelancer Platform


Price: $89


Website Aspiration: Upwork, Fiverr, Peopleperhour



6. Meup


Meup by Ovaltheme is a perfect theme for Events.


You can choose to promote any type of event, including concerts, conferences, sports and business related events with this theme.


Or set up a marketplace that allows multiple event vendors to connect to their audience by submitting their events to your website.


There are ready-made layouts that will help you start today without having to code.


Special Features: QRCode, Event Calendar, Online Ticket Booking, Email Notifications, Venue Feature, Sales Report for Admin


Related Niche: MultiVendor, events booking


Price: $59


Website Aspiration: Eventbrite, Ticketbud, Cvent



7. eLab


eLab is well designed for creating a Multi Vendor eCommerce website with a professional and elegant look that attracts visitors.


This theme fits perfectly to build websites for any industry or niche.

Although, it was designed to serve the electronic sector more specifically.


Whatever your choice is, eLab has made it easy and fast for you to build a fast-loading and mobile-friendly marketplace website for multiple vendors


Special Features: MultiLingual Support, WPML Plugin, Slider Revolution, Login Redirect, One-Click Refunds


Related Niche: Multi Vendor, Electronic Store


Price: $59


Website Aspiration: Overstock, Walmart, AliExpress



8. eMarket


eMarket is a credible theme to build beautiful and professional multi vendor marketplace website that stands out


From over 34 homepage designs, you can choose a design that is suitable for any shopping store.


With ease you can build your website from scratch with the one-click demo import.


You can go further by customizing your website with lots of features with thead of the Elementor page builder plugin.


Special Features: Add-to-cart Function, Autocomplete Search Feature, One-Click Import Data


Related Niche: Multi Vendor, Multi Niche


Price: $64


Website Aspiration: eBay, AliBaba,



9. Woodmart


Woodmart is a special WordPress Theme that will enable you to build any type of online store.


It has a special ability that allows a smooth shopping experience without wasting time.


Woodmart has a pleasant UX that is retina-friendly to website visitors.


You can easily choose from more than 35 demo layouts to match the kind of store you choose to build.


Special Features: CSS & JS Optimization, Off Canvas Hidden Sidebar, Mobile Responsiveness


Related Niche: Multi Niche


Price: $59


Website Aspiration: Amazon, Walmart, BestBuy



10. Rigid


Rigid is an excellent online store or multi vendor marketplace theme that is sales centric.


It gives you access to all necessary features you need for a great website without having to pay for extra plugins. 


You have full control to tweak your layout as you want with built-in theme features.


Rigid has lots of different layouts and styles that you can choose from to give your online marketplace the perfect look.



Special Features: 100% Responsive, Discussion Forum, Calendar Product Launch, Attractive Blogging Templates


Related Niche: Multi Vendor, Fashion Products

Price: $69


Website Aspiration: Amazon Fashion, eBay



11. EmallShop



EmallShop is your one stop shop for any Multivendor or Marketplace site you want to achieve.

 

This responsive theme comes packed with more than 15 Home Page Demos to choose from and a powerful Admin Panel which helps present your site in your aesthetic style.


The theme is also WPML ready which makes it easy for you to build and run multilingual marketplace site and reach a wider audience.


Special Features: Fully Responsive, Mega Menu Built - in, Customizable Product Page, Product Quick View.


Related Niche: Multi Niche.


Price: $39


Website Aspiration: Amazon, Walmart. 







12. Martel



Martel is a modern and sleek WordPress Theme that allows its users to customize every aspect of the site according to their need. 


The theme also comes integrated with Google Web Fonts which allows you to choose from a plethora of fonts and make your site’s readability clean and web ready.


The theme also allows browser comparison to help gauge the performance and speed of your marketplace on different browsers and devices.


Special Features: Grid, List Mode, Wishlist, 7+ Pre - Made Homepages, Live Search built - in.


Related Niche: Multi Vendor.


Price: $59


Website Aspiration: Amazon, AliBaba, eBay.



13. MarketHub


MarketHub is a WordPress Marketplace Theme which is focused on digital marketplace solutions. 


This powerful yet simple theme offers maximum flexibility and scalability and can be installed to your WordPress site with just one click. 


The settings to your marketplace site can also be customized according to your needs with the help of API customization. 


Special Features: WC Vendors Integration, Fully Responsive, Side Navigation Widget Area. 


Related Niche: Multi Vendor, Multi Niche.


Price: $59


Website Aspiration: Walmart, Amazon.



14.WPFreelance


WPFreelance is one of the best WordPress Themes to create a freelance marketplace site similar to UpWork. This theme allows you to start a community for freelancers looking for work and helps them connect with clients.


They also have an escrow payment system which helps keep the freelancer and the client financially secure as payments can only be approved once the work is completed and the delivery of the funds is quick as well!


Special Features: Full Website Control, Monetizing Tools, Multi Payment Gateways, Social Login.


Related Niche: Freelance Platform


Price: $79


Website Aspiration: UpWork, Guru.



15. Makery


Makery is one of the most feature packed themes available for a WordPress marketplace website. The theme allows you to create a fully responsive marketplace site which you can customize according to your requirements and needs. 


The theme also lets your users create their own profile on the site which helps create not just a personal touch but also helps in smooth transactions. 


Makery also comes packed with options such as unlimited shops, commission option, unlimited carts, withdrawal options, etc. which makes the marketplace activity for both the buyer and seller operational and smooth!


Special Features: Multiple Carts, Sales Counter, Contact Form, Profile Editor, Home Page Slider.


Related Niche: Marketplace, MultiVendor


Price: $29


Website Aspiration: Amazon, Walmart.



Conclusion 


You don’t have to sift through hundreds of WordPress Themes to build an outstanding Marketplace Website.


Instead you need to simply look at the features and descriptions of the Best Themes mentioned and compare it to the type of website you intend to build.


Don’t forget to check the price too! 


Most importantly, choose what suits your business style best. Is it modern or classic?


With the aid of the ‘Website Aspiration’ in the list, you can easily know what you're working towards.


Also do ask yourselves,


What is the goal of the website?

What features do you need to achieve the goals?

Which theme would offer you all the features and plugins and let you focus on the actual marketplace business model?


Now, compare your answers to the list and simply go ahead to choose something that fits the bill!



Fernami Oladepo

Fernami is a brand strategist and a marketeer. He is an avid reader and is a freelance content writer at AtomChat.

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