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The 5 Best Themes to Start a Shopify Multivendor Marketplace

October 19, 2021
Rashmi Mathur
Account Manager @ AtomChat
4 mins

If you’re familiar with shopping websites like Amazon, Walmart, or eBay, it’s also likely that you know what online multi-vendor marketplaces are. An online multi-vendor marketplace is a one-stop online store where many sellers sell various goods/services. It is an eCommerce platform that gives shoppers a diverse catalog to choose from and provides sellers with a vast, ready-to-buy customer base.

The Multi-Vendor Marketplace app on the Shopify app store is a great tool to help remodel your online store into a full-fledged multi-vendor marketplace. You get a commission when a vendor sells on your marketplace, or you can even sell your products. Either way, you can explore Shopify multi-vendor marketplace themes before starting your store!

So, here are some of the most loved Shopify multi-vendor marketplace themes to get you started.



1. Handy


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The Handy Shopify theme offers everything a multi-vendor marketplace owner could ask for. It’s a great start for anyone looking to create their handmade goods marketplace or start their online handmade shop. Stylish, responsive, and SEO optimized, Handy makes setting up a multi-vendor marketplace super easy.


Features to look out for:

  • 20+ pre-designed shops in a single theme package and optimized mobile layouts
  • Exclusive deals on popular apps like Weglot and Serchainse to help boost your business
  • Advanced custom fields for objects such as customers, products, and orders
  • Advanced options for theme settings, Shopify sections, multiple collection page layouts, blog pages, adaptive images, newsletter pop-ups, and more. 
  • Built-in live search, mega menu, and product variation swatches



2. Eren

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Eren is a professional and modern Shopify marketplace theme with responsive features across all types of devices. Eren is the ideal fit for clothing, fashion, furniture, accessories, electronics, household appliances, and a host of other categories with a clutter-free interface.


Features to look out for:

  • Responsive and retina-ready with over three homepage layouts and 15+ HTML pages
  • Blog module for writing and managing blog posts
  • Ajax operations like cart, compare, and wishlist
  • Well-designed products slider and daily deals module
  • Quick View for displaying necessary product information, and brands logo slider


3. Blockshop

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A spacious and grid-style Shopify theme, Blockshop is great for health, fashion, beauty, food, drinks, accessories, and lifestyle brands. Blockshop even offers bold hero imagery to create stylish and stunning visuals. The theme is especially handy for high-volume stores that process bulk transactions at a time and are looking for a quick setup.


Features to look out for:

  • Create custom pages using drag-and-drop sections and blocks without special coding
  • Cart and checkout: In-store pickups, cart notes, quick buy, slide-out cart
  • Product discovery: Product recommendation, mega menu, enhanced search, collection page navigation, and more
  • Marketing and conversion: Blogs, product badges, press coverage, promo pop-ups, back-in-sock alerts, and more
  • Merchandising: Animation, image galleries, image zoom, product videos, and more



4. Barberry



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Barberry is a modern Shopify theme perfect for clothes, accessories, furniture, electronics, or any other lifestyle store. It is responsive and retina-ready with high-resolution images across all devices. Plus, Barberry offers all that a modern online marketplace needs to survive in a competitive market.


Features to look out for:

  • Custom homepage layout with sticky header
  • The lazy load feature helps in quick website loading
  • Quick view, product countdown, wishlist, and Ajax add to cart buttons
  • Stock notification form, visitor counter (a fake one, just for fun!), and customer age verification option
  • Allows selling in multiple currencies



5. Canvas Minimal Clean




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Staying true to its name, the Canvas Minimal Clean Shopify theme offers simple, clutter-free, and professional layouts. At the same time, the theme designs are modern and professional with bright images highlighting products and banners. Canvas is suitable for diverse commodities, and especially clothing, accessories, furniture, home appliances, room decor, tech devices, and the like.


Features to look out for:

  • 16+ pre-made layouts with drag-and-drop page builder 10+ multiple headers, and 9+ multiple footer styles
  • Retina-ready, mobile-optimized, and responsive design
  • Grid and slick product carousel, newsletter pop-ups, product countdown, and customizable product category pages
  • Four grid view layouts, product hover, quick view, and 10+ product detail layouts
  • Wishlist without login, other pages like ‘FAQ,’ ‘Contact,’ ‘ Map,’ ‘ About Us,’ and more.


Conclusion


Do you wish to create a large Shopify marketplace or one that offers a more diverse catalog than most other websites? Then, it’s important to have the right theme in place. While there are several Shopify multi-vendor marketplace themes you can choose from, ensure that your choice fits your business needs. Regardless of what you choose, your theme should help you rank in Google searches and should be optimized enough to build traffic. Plus, it’s best to go for a theme that can handle large product volumes and displays different vendors. What’s more, give your marketplace the communication tools it needs with AtomChat.

Rashmi Mathur

Rashmi is a sales and support expert with great enthusiasm for technology. Currently at AtomChat she is helping clients discover possible chat solutions and help them scale new heights.

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