Are you looking to find out what Shopify theme a store or website is using? Well, you found the right tool! There are many reasons why you may want to find the theme an ecommerce site is using. It may have an impressive design, be blazing fast, or have unique features. You may also just be curious! But regardless of the reason, we’re here to help you. Brought to you by AfterSell, our new and improved Shopify Theme Detector will help you find the theme a store is using in a few seconds. Simply paste or type in the URL of a Shopify store in the tool above and we can automatically find the name of the theme for you.
Did you know that it only takes two-tenths of a second for a shopper to shape an opinion on your brand? This means that the first impression you give is extremely important and will determine whether the shopper stays on your site. The theme you choose can shape how the first impression is.
When choosing a theme, you have two main options to pick from: free themes and premium (paid) themes. On the Shopify Theme Store, free themes are created by Shopify while paid themes are created by third-party developers. Free themes are generally easy to use and are visually pleasing. That said, free themes are somewhat “generic” being used by hundreds of thousands of other stores. As of 2022, Shopify has 9 free themes to choose from including Crave, Ride, Craft, Sense, Taste, Refresh, Dawn, Colorblock, and Studio.
Paid themes are for stores who want a more unique branded experience. Like free themes, paid themes are also easy to use and visually appealing. They also provide a broader range of customization and functionality.
Have you come across a well-designed store and want to find their Shopify theme? Or are you trying to figure out what theme your competitors are using? Well, you’re not the only one! By taking a look at an ecommerce site, you can get an idea of how you want your store to look like. You may come across a store that you want to take inspiration from, but it may be difficult to pinpoint the exact theme they’re using, especially if it is heavily customized. Is the theme found on the Shopify Theme Store? Is it a free theme or is it a paid theme? Does it have to be bought externally from a platform like Theme Forest? What version of the theme is being used?
Whether you run an ecommerce brand, a dropshipping store, are a UI/UX designer, web developer, social media manager, internet marketer, or just an interested shopper, you can find this answer. There are many solutions to this, but the easiest is called a Shopify Theme Detector. These are tools that you can find on the web that quickly tell you the theme an ecommerce site has.
1. AfterSell Shopify Theme Detector — Our very own tool (at the top of the page) expertfully built by our development team. You can simply paste in any store URL to get the theme name. If it is not a Shopify store, no worries, we can detect that and let you know.
2. What Store Theme — Well designed and cleaner interface than the options below made by the team at PushOwl. This is a tool that will give you the answer you are looking for without any annoying pop ups.
3. Shop Theme Detector — Works but has many promotional affiliate links throughout the site. If that is not a dealbreaker for you, it is a solid option.
4. Koala Theme Inspector - Consistent and easy to use tool that you can add directly to chrome. If you are looking for something that is quickly accessible this may be a good choice.
The answer is by looking at the store's source code! In Google Chrome, this is super straightforward. All you have to do is right click on the screen and press “View Page Source”. From there, you can search through the code for the term “shopify.theme”. There, you can find the exact name of the theme that is being used.
Usually, the name of the theme will show there. If it does not, you can also search through the code for the term “theme_store_id”. This will give you the theme store ID which is typically a string of numbers. A quick google search of that number followed by Shopify theme store ID identifier should surface the name of the theme that is being used.
Sometimes, you won’t be able to find the theme name from this information. If that is the case, it usually means that the theme being used is fully custom made. You may notice this from larger eCommerce brands like Gymshark or MVMT watches. In this case, you may want to look for themes that have a similar design on the Shopify Theme Store to use as a base and then make your desired design modifications.
Sometimes, you may notice that the cart a store is using does not match the default cart on a theme. For example, you may see a store has a sliding cart when the theme they are using only offers a full page cart. It is very likely that the store has used an app like UpCart Slide Cart Drawer from the Shopify App Store to achieve this. Shopify Apps are a great addition to any store and allow for further customizations to any themes.
Once you have selected and designed your theme, the next step is to start adding apps. Apps can be added through the Shopify App Store and can significantly help boost your performance. But, it is important to remember to choose apps that do not slow down your page loading speed. Even a delay of 100 milliseconds is said to hurt conversion rates by 7%! One of the best apps is one that surprisingly does not edit the theme at all (and does not slow down your site)! The app is called AfterSell, and allows you to show offers post-purchase, immediately after a customer completes their checkout on your site.
Shoppers can accept the AfterSell Post Purchase Upsell in 1-click without having to re-enter their payment information. Your theme will help with getting the initial sale, and AfterSell will be the cherry on top adding up to 30% in additional revenue to your site!