There are lots of OpenCart premium templates available on the market that can be used as a design solution for your OpenCart Site implementation.
You should never use a FREE theme as you have no idea where they have come from and can have issues and ability for hackers to infiltrate your website. You don't want to spend all that time and effort and expense, just to find that when your site starts to do well it is compromised. Having said that OpenCart is a pretty secure system but better to be safe than sorry.
Choosing from a range of reputable OpenCart premium templates can reduce the initial cost of your OpenCart site development as you won't have the additional cost of a bespoke design. We can build a site using your chosen template and change elements such as colours and logo to match your branding.
However, we prefer these days just to use one theme. the 'Journal Theme' and produce a bespoke design for you that sits on top of the OpenCart Website. This utilises all the great additional functionality that the Journal theme offers out of the box. This means that you don't require lots of additional modules to give functionality such as 'Mega Menus', 'Newsletter Pop-ups', 'blog' 'Also Bought' to name a few. Having a bespoke design does mean that your site will look more unique and not the same as all the other sites out there.
Journal is also supported and updated on a regular basis, where other themes run their course of a version of OpenCart and are often then no longer supported or discontinued so can have issues in the future.
If you are on a tight budget then we can utilise some of the template designs that the 'Journal Theme' has to offer. Once up and running with a successful site, in the future it then becomes very easy for us to produce a bespoke custom design specifically created for you and re-skin the original site with the new design without affecting the rest of the website's functionality so you don't have to start again!
Please give us a call and we will be happy to discuss your project with you.
Please note we do not supply templates, these are only available as part of a building project and cannot be purchased separately.