Is a FREE theme good enough for your Health & Beauty Store?
Yes! The FREE themes offered by Shopify are already great. The $300+ themes available are so worth it, but the FREE themes out of the box have everything you need to open your store and showcase your health & beauty products.
What do the FREE themes have already?
FREE Shopify themes have got all this and more:
What are the must-have features for an online shop that sells health and beauty products? Well below are the absolute necessities:
These free 4 health & beauty themes are all the same then?
They mostly have the same features. When you play with each theme demo, you'll see few differences in the layout, but all of them can be modified to your liking. So don't pick a theme based on what the demos look like. Below is a summary of the features of each theme:
Optimized for Story-telling
Sense theme has the least amount of features out of the 4, so it makes no sense to use the Sense theme. The theme has "Press Coverage", but what is that? I couldn't figure out what exactly that feature does - probably not important when you're first starting out.
Dawn theme has "Press Coverage" too, and "Product Options". Product options are good for health & beauty products that have different sizes, scents, colors etc. - these are called "variants". This way your customers can pick what variant/s they want and add it to the cart.
However, the Taste theme has "Product Options" too, so better to sunset Dawn. Taste is also optimized for long-form content, which may be helpful if your products have a background story to tell. Another feature of the Taste theme is "Editorial Content" - which maybe another useless feature.
Taste has the most features out of all the 4 free themes. It's only missing the "Slide-out Cart" feature. The slide-out cart (also known as a cart drawer) is basically your cart sliding out:
The slide-out cart is great for customers who like to pick what they want and check out immediately - usually men. Only the Refresh Theme has the slide-out cart option.
Health & Beauty Product Theme - The Best
Use Refresh theme if you like the slide-out cart feature and your products have no variants.