Top Shopify Themes With The Best Product Recommendation Sections

June 14, 2023

There’s no scruple about the value of customer experience (CX) in the success of an ecommerce business. That happens when navigation is easier and lands the customer to the targeted product page in lesser time. One way to achieve this is publishing product recommendations based on the user’s searches in the current session.

Ultimately, when the customer doesn’t have to lock horns in finding the most appropriate product, converting more sales gets easier. In fact, Shopify, in an endeavor to produce more product results for the users, publishes instant recommendation in form of popups, sidebar listings and others.

Here’s a list of the top Shopify themes with product recommendation sections.

1. Colors

Developed By : Small Victories
Demo : Click Here

Colors Shopify Theme

Colors Shopify Theme

What more should be expected from a theme named as Colors! Not just is it colorful but immensely content friendly that allows a range of businesses to implement the theme. Home interior décor themes ought to be product specific while keeping the interest of the user intact.

Color through its 3 variants – Generic, Fluor and Pastel aims to cover most product types that are used both as décor assets and in-house essential tools.

The highlight of the theme is the absence of a full-width horizontal menu strip. Alternatively, a tiled icon at the top left expands into a full menu strip on the hover effect. Such an approach makes the theme neat and provides more space to publish high definition image content.

In the default setting, the theme begins with a top banner followed by a tiled display of products and then a grid arrangement beneath. Given the freedom to customize, you could alter the arrangement easily. Not to miss, the theme loads beautifully on the vertical display. Check the mobile demo here

Color is featured on the Shopify store and you could access the trial version for 14 days. There’s complimentary access to a huge database of pictures that can be used for content development. Ultimately, there’s a professional support help available for dropdown menus and navigation.

Here’s more on the salient features –

  • Product Quick View
    Instantly access product details in a popup without having to leave the current page.
  • Instagram feed
    Highly social friendly, Color lets you pull content from your Instagram account and automatically post pictures in a full width section.
  • Slide view
    A slideshow running at the top banner wherein you could post product pictures with CTA links to respective landing pages.
  • Grid Layout
    An editorial style layout for you to publish content from different categories and gain more traction! Moreover the web page space is used efficiently.

Color is featured on the Shopify store and you could access the trial version for 14 days. There’s complimentary access to a huge database of pictures that can be used for content development. Ultimately, there’s a professional support help available for dropdown menus and navigation.

Support & Documentation
Access a range of documents to help you setup and maintain the theme easily. Check out the link for guides, DIY documents, customization scoping and more tutorials.

2. Motion

Developed By : Arche Type Themes
Demo : Click Here
Rating : 100%

Motion Shopify Theme

Motion Shopify Theme

More than 130 brands reviewing it at 100% positive makes Motion one of the best themes in the list. Perhaps the only theme here that makes appropriate use of animation and videos, Motion lets your audiences seek deeper insights at the product specs, from all perspectives.

Although the 3 styles – Classic, Elegant and Minimal don’t depend much on glossy templates,

their swift synchronization with interactive content conceives a world-class browsing experience. The horizontal menu strip is lean, groups alike menu items in dropdowns and makes the overall strip spacious. The ideology has been implemented throughout the design wherein nothing missed upon and no mess is created.

Motion takes visual storytelling to a whole new level. High-quality graphics followed by videos playing in High definition is a mesmerizing experience. However, that doesn’t take the functional competence away from the theme. There’s quick product filtering for finding your desired product sooner than thought and then there are quick views to know the product details in a popup. Despite doing so much heavy lifting, Motion still performs equally well on the mobile devices.

The vertical flow of content loads easily; thereby making browsing and purchasing a qualitative stint. Amidst all, the extended offerings (shared by all Shopify featured themes) add value to Motion’s credibility. It is search engines friendly, there are lots of pre-built templates to choose from, and professional support for dropdown navigation is available while the theme updates are automatic and free.

However, Motion doesn’t stop here. Here’s more on the unique functionalities form the brand.

  • Animated Content
    This had to top the list! Produce high-quality animation videos and post them anywhere on the home page in a dedicated section. Make use of texts, graphics, original product imageries, slideshows and more
  • Videos
    Not just any other video posting feature! Upload your own videos or automatically play content from your YouTube and Vimeo accounts. Yes, you can post and play multiple videos on the home page.
  • Single Product
    For brands focusing on specific products, post a gallery of pictures about a single product and publish in the center of the home page. You could also use the feature to target collections of products.
  • Product Photography
    Click, upload and share high-resolution product imageries in a full-width gallery. Post them in slideshows, testimonials, advertisements, and more categories.
  • Product filtering

Let your audiences to reach their desired product faster by cutting down on the browsing effort. Make use of multiple filter tabs and produce targeted results.

Support & Documentation
You could post your queries regarding any issues faced here. There’s also a plethora of support documentation available to aid your DIY trainings and resolve issues faster. However, the support team is quick to reply and act.

3. Grid

Developed By : Pixel Union
Demo : Click Here

Grid Shopify Theme

Grid Shopify Theme

There’s a thing about masonry displays; they accommodate a variety of content and highlights everything on the top of the page. The idea with such designs is to pitch more pictures in limited space while using hover effects to display contextual details. Pixel Union’s Grid is one of the best themes that have an editorial layout.

Bestowed with a stunning visage of headers and customizable blocks, Grid lets you pull your creative threads and experiment with the positioning of different section. So, you could follow the standard design wherein the header banner picture rests at the top and the grip display continues beneath it or you could straight away begin with a large grid of images.

Grid lets you try them all. There are 4 style variants – Moody, Warm, Light and Bright; each one of them possessing the standard look of the theme while differentiating in their appeal to sync with types of products.

Home interior and exterior décor product pictures usually have plain backgrounds and that collectively produces a neat layout. Given such setup, conceiving visual story-telling is a terrific experience to go through. Grid lets you publish brand stories, advertisements, announcements, product features and more alongside the actual products in sale. Moreover, you could pull content from your Instagram and other social networking accounts, instantly. There are videos, slideshows, and interactive pictures to feature in a full-width section to have high definition effects.

Costing at USD 180, Grid has aggregated 95% positive reviews on the Shopify store. Unmatched enhance-ability, rich in prebuilt content and an inclination towards storytelling make Grid a preferred choice.

Grid comes with free upgrades, access to copyright free images from Burst, support for dropdown navigation, prebuilt templates & forms and a vertical design variant that loads perfectly on the mobile devices.

Here’s more on the salient features of the template –

  • Slideshow
    Post highly interactive HD posts in a slideshow and run it on the homepage. You may use it at the header, in between the page or below.
  • Videos
    Tell tales about your brand through interactive videos that can be placed anywhere. Upload HD videos or directly pull the content from your YouTube channels.
  • Quick Buy
    Instantly adds products to your basket without having to leave the current page. This helps in filling the cart quickly and checking out everything together at the end.
  • Smart Navigation
    Scroll down the page while the horizontal menu strip stays intact! This effect helps in browsing across different landing pages and accesses the menu at the same time.
  • The Masonry Effect
    Post multiple product pictures, posts, testimonials, and others in a grid style layout. Such an editorial effect helps in advertising more products in a smaller space

Support & Documentation
Access a range of documents from the developers to help yourself with installation, customization and maintenance of the theme. However, the support team is available on demand to handle issues beyond your technical scope.

4. Split

Developer : Krown Themes
Demo : Click Here

Split Shopify Theme

Split Shopify Theme

Inspired by the split screen design, Split let’s you easily portray your product specs along slide the text details. As e-commerce sites focus more on precise information and minimum scrolling, Split helps make optimal use of screen width across devices. Besides the full width layout, the theme uses the parallax scrolling effect and hover activated animations for instant consumption of information. It fully optimizes large images and lets you showcase products images in high-resolution.

In compliance with the vertical viewing trends for mobiles, Split displays products and product catalogues in a sleek slideshow down the screen accessed easily with scrolling.

Other significant features that come attached are –

  • Two Menu Option
    Features a large horizontal menu, a slide-out sidebar menu and a multi-level menu
  • Social feed grid
    Lets you post Instagram, Facebook and Twitter feeds alongside in a voguish grid layout.
  • Customer Testimonials
    Share customer reviews and feedbacks in a testimonials block just below the product catalogue.
  • Related products
    Showcase similar products from the collection on the product page

5. Blockshop

Developer : Troop Themes
Demo : Click Here
Cost : USD 160

Blockshop Shopify Theme

Blockshop Shopify Theme

A favorite amongst the food brands, Blockshop has an airy grid style layout that lures the user focus on the product details. One of its kinds, Blockshop offers 4 style variants, each suiting a different product type. Relatively neater and higher in resolution, the Deli design variant works by presenting the food goods as effectively as in TV commercials. The Moto variant is deeply customized keeping in mind the needs for a clothing e-commerce store.

The 4 variants PROVIDED ARE –

However, the 4 variants have equivalent access to the prebuilt content including template, home page layouts and product catalogue styles. Therefore, developers have the creative freedom to handpick elements from each design and produce an absolute new design for their store.

Amongst the star features, the currency converter feature, slideshows activated by hover effects, blog & landing page templates, full-width sliders and multi-column drop down menus all built specifically for the vertical (mobile) and horizontal (desktop) browsing. Ultimately, like every great Shopify design, Blockshop has plug-in for Social share on every page. You could selectively pick and drop the social icons to be displayed alongside the product.

Blockshop is fully compatible with Shopify’s latest version 2.0, Bootstrap 4.x followed by all leading web browsers such as Edge, Firefox, Safari, Chrome and IE.

Significant Features

  • Home Page Video
    To run a Demo, features preview or any video content as per the content strategy.
  • Header Slideshow
    Showcase product catalogues at the top of the page
  • Wide layout
    Full-width layout available to publish more content
  • Instagram feed
    Share latest posts from Instagram on every page
  • Free stock photos by ‘Burst’
  • Free theme updates and mobile friendly design

Blockshop has a detailed documentation available to help developers and users with DIY guides, installation manuals and customization handout

6. Pipeline

Developer : Groupthought
Demo : Click Here
Cost : USD 140

Pipeline Shopify Theme

Pipeline Shopify Theme

Branded as the minimalist design theme, Pipeline offers an impressive approach for businesses outside the apparels sector. It comes in 3 variants that mostly differ in their colour psychology - Light, Bright and Dark. However, all the variants possess the hugely in demand full – width layouts and integrated slider controls to effectively display the product catalogue and slide shows. It is immensely user-friendly to upload multiple images of the products in different specs or add images of alike products anywhere below the descriptions block.  All the variants of the Pipeline theme are smartly designed to publish large and small inventories.

Pipeline works well with Shopify’s latest version 2.0, Bootstrap 4.x followed by all leading web browsers such as Edge, Firefox, Safari, Chrome and IE.

Significant Features

  • The Parallax Effect
    Produces an animated depth effect while scrolling down
  • Modular Home page
    Showcase product content in a modular layout
  • Optimized for large scale images
    Fully optimized for high resolution images
  • Instagram feed
    Share your Instagram feed alongside to showcase published products
  • Multi – Column Drop Down menu for faster navigation
  • Inbuilt ‘Burst’ feature for quicker access to free stock photos

Pipeline has an extensive knowledge base backed by all possible technical and business documentation. The articles in different categories can be accessed on the developer’s website.

7. Retina

Developer : Click Here
Demo : Click Here
Cost : USD 180

Retina Shopify Theme

Retina Shopify Theme

The Retina theme lets you showcase the products in a bold yet refined styling. It offers 4 versatile variants each specially tailored for particular business type. All the variants have access to the centralized prebuilt content comprising of home page layouts, templates, landing page designs, newsletter designs and product catalogue styles. All of these layouts accommodate full-width designs, video players for effective product demonstration, slider controls, and multi-level menus, testimonials and many more.

The theme also has product filtering, image zoom in & out and social media integration to showcase live feeds. This one too has a promotional banner template wherein you could announce sales, discounts, contests and other campaigns for enhanced customer participation. There’s also an in-built popup display tool that helps you gain traction by converting more newsletter subscribers.

Fully mobile responsive and high in resolution, the Retina theme could be a great pick for e-commerce stores experimenting with interactive graphical content. The 4 template variants are –

Retina is fully compatible with Shopify’s latest version 2.0, Bootstrap 4.x followed by all leading web browsers such as Edge, Firefox, Safari, Chrome and IE.

Significant Features

  • Quick Buy
    Lets user directly add more items to cart without leaving the current page
  • Instagram Feed
    Showcase live feeds from your e-commerce site’s Instagram account
  • Discus Commenting
    Lets users comment directly from their Discus account
  • Full-Width Videos
    Feature full width videos on the home as well the product pages
  • Shopify standard features
    Free theme updates, free stock pictures from Burst and drop down navigation support

The Parallax theme Help Center has access to vast content including DIY Guides, training materials, video tutorials and installation e-books that make it and out and out user friendly theme to deal with.

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