Are Shopify Free Themes Worth It?

Yes, Shopify free themes are worth it for businesses with a small budget and for those that are just getting started with the Shopify/eCommerce world.

However, if you are looking for more custom features and designs, consider investing in a premium Shopify theme. Premium themes offer more flexibility, making it easier to customize the look and feel of your Shopify store.

It is essential for you to understand that using a free theme only becomes worth it if you understand how to add value to a theme. This includes, but is not exclusive to, adding images, and functionality.

Before going down the free theme route, understand what can and cannot be performed with your desired theme.

If at any point, a feature becomes too challenging, you can search through our Shopify blog, as well as many others that can be found on the internet, Or you can opt to hire a Shopify expert on UpWork.

The Takeaway

To determine if a Shopify free theme is worth it, you’ll need to understand what you can and cannot accomplish, not to mention does it meet the needs of your end goal.

You must really evaluate your own skill set to determine whether it’s worth it or not. Our advice is to experiment first.

Use the Shopify free trial, install a free theme, map out, and implement your desired features, and processes. If you’re confident, then it’s fair to assume that a free theme is worth it to you.

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  • Are Shopify free themes worth it?

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Additional Shopify Resources

With Shopify being one of the largest eCommerce platforms on the market means you’ll never be short of resources to learn how to build a profitable eCommerce business.

Kanteneo aims to be the best Shopify blog on the market, but you may require additional resources to help you on that journey. Below we’ve listed a top-selling Shopify book by Veronica Jeans to help you learn how to launch a profitable business.


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Terry Wingfield

A techy at heart, with over 10+ years of software engineering skills, and 5+ years experience in ecommerce, retention, and personalization.