How to Choose an Auto Parts E-Commerce Theme
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The automotive parts industry has always been considered a pretty lucrative business. But the latest worldwide pandemic has taken its toll on the car industry since travel is such a faux pas these days. Nevertheless, with a rapid car sales decline, the auto parts business is fortunately still standing and quite successfully transitioning to fit the digitalization era.
A majority of modern people have acquired a habit of searching for shops and car dealers on the Internet rather than roaming the city or asking others for advice. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that so many businesses are now in need to choose the perfect auto parts e-commerce theme to represent their company’s website.
Also, if you’re in the auto parts business, you most likely don’t have web design or web development experience. Our team has got you covered on that and this article will help you easily choose a template for either Magento 2 or Shopware e-store.
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How to Choose a Magento 2 Auto Parts Theme
The DIY trend is now blooming in every industry more than ever, since we’ve got so much time on our hands. So you should choose a theme for your store which will be as accessible and appealing for your customers as possible, especially for those who used to buy everything only in brick and mortar stores.
Let’s begin with top car parts themes for Magento 2, which is considered one of the leading e-commerce platforms worldwide. Our experience with Magento development has proven its ease of use, exceptional management system, and many other benefits and characteristics that will be mentioned later in theme descriptions.
This auto parts theme supports one of the latest Magento 2 releases - 2.4.2. It’s a high-resolution, responsive, expertly and thoroughly documented auto parts template that has a variety of homepages and a recently integrated Ajax attribute search to help find and filter product categories.
The theme also covers the standard one-page checkout option for customer’s convenience, as well as layouts made specifically for mobile and tablet use. A colorful mixture of trendy theme designs allows for selling all kinds of auto accessories, parts, pieces of equipment, or auto services.
Ironstore is one of the best-selling items on the theme market, packed up with a clean design, splendid responsiveness, and a bundle of top-tier e-commerce features for your auto parts store. You can customize pretty much anything on here - from homepage, colors, and sliders to product listings and tabs.
You can install this template with just one or two clicks, which is a relatively new but extra helpful adjustment that made its way into most Magento 2 themes. Another perk is their support team who can help you with anything and anytime.
The next Magento auto parts theme in our list is big on optimization. AutoPartz is focused on showing that having a website with an excellent performance level is necessary if you want to quickly turn your website visitors into clients. Optimization also applies to search engines.
If you’d like to customize your theme, you can do it casually and simply due to the template’s clean code and comprehensive documentation. In addition, this theme comes with a chat integration, news popup, and a couple of nifty product effects.
POSH auto parts theme sure does look posh with its professional appearance and a bundle of the homepage, footer, and header styles. Formatting options are impressive, as well as the car parts search-and-find feature potential. Another proud aspect of the POSH template is its color-changing ability.
This theme also has numerous helpful widgets that can help you:
- add pictures and videos to your product page;
- experiment with pictures;
- add client feedback;
- insert Instagram posts;
- filter products by popularity, adding time, and number of views.
This auto parts theme is developed for e-commerce stores and has so many products and categories that you can easily get lost but choose not to. Carstore is also known for its rigorous use of sliders to make showcasing your car parts a no-brainer.
This theme allows you to even categorize the already existing categories to compensate for the abundance of items for sale. Different screen resolutions, product search, and a lack of specific popular browsers are not obstacles either.
The last one in our Magento 2 list is Magetique, a template with a sleek design and the ability to overwhelm you with its profusion of exciting style options and modules. A bit expensive for simple folks, but this theme’s professional outlook and numerous handy features entirely make up for it.
The quick and easy installation process, high responsiveness, and Megamenu-infused navigation make Magetique just as worthy of a contestant as other templates mentioned here. In addition, color palette customization makes it easier to adjust to any corporate style.
Further, we recommend reading our list of the best Magento ecommerce themes.
How to Choose a Shopware Auto Parts Theme
Shopware is a lesser-known (primarily popular in Germany and Austria) e-commerce platform despite being twice as old as Magento and quite as powerful and capable, plus it is more flexible. Our team uses both Shopware 5 and 6 development, so feel free to ask for a more customized solution.
Here’s a couple of their best and specialized auto parts themes. If you’d like to see more of what they can offer, check this link - they have a lot of e-commerce themes for you to look at.
This template supported by the manufacturer template scout is a self-hosted theme for most versions of Shopware 5. This theme is perfect for stores with a red and black preference or corporate identity. Classic and elegant touch makes Redblack a great template if you’d like to be recognized as a professional auto parts dealer among users.
KBA Car Parts Manager Lite
More of an auto parts finder plugin than a theme, KBA Car Parts is genuinely a must-have manager for auto parts stores based at Shopware. It is regularly updated to provide necessary functionality and fix any bug a client may find, which speaks about their customer focus. Soon to be supported by Shopware 5, KBA Car Parts is also a self-hosting solution.
Here’s also some advice on auto parts e-commerce store development and theme hunting. Depending on whether your auto parts business specializes in B2B or B2C sales, you’ll need to use different optimization solutions and features.
For example, B2B feels more inclined to product navigation, specifications, and exceptional speed, while B2C customers are fond of customizations, catalogs, and service during purchase.
Make sure the theme you choose has the following less obvious but still very essential characteristics:
- search integrations of various nearby workshops and garages for people to be able to use their services when available;
- the sign-up process as simple as possible;
- ability to search by vehicle, besides the standard part category;
- easy wheel sizing;
- thoughtful recommendations.
It is crucial for any online business to make its website visitors feel welcome and appreciated. Auto parts e-commerce is not an exclusion. You’ve now discovered the top auto parts themes for Magento 2 or Shopware, so go ahead and choose the ones you like the most. Dinarys can help you with the rest - just contact us to get your project started.
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