Debutify and Ella are both highly popular Shopify themes. Both themes can be used for the construction of very nicely looking webshops. Debutify vs Ella, which is the better theme? We start with Debutify which does not mean it would be better.
The Debutify Theme
The Debutify theme is free, but also has versions that you can do more with and that require payment. Let’s just call it a premium version, that’s how it works with other themes. Debutify claims itself that it is the best theme for conversion in webshops. I wrote a review for this product a year ago and was impressed even then. Let’s start quickly with this Debutify review.
Debutify Review: Load Speed
It is very important for both sites and shops that they load quickly in a browser. Debutify shows great results in this area as can be seen below. They don’t have a page they offer for a speedtest, so just tested their homepage on GtMetrix.
Debutify rates very high
As you can see above, Debutify is highly rated on various platforms. The 5 out of 5 rating on Google is of course exceptional. A good rating is very important for themes, because if many gave a bad rating, we already know that there is something wrong with the theme.
Debutify provides marketing strategies and tools to brand owners that help them maximize revenue growth. It is not enough to optimize for conversions. Debutify focuses on the more important thing, the revenue.
Their Consumer Heuristic Intensification subtly triggers all the “mental shortcuts”, which every human has, and channel it towards one goal: purchasing your products.
Downtimes in stores due to integration issues can lead to store downtimes that cost thousands or even hundreds of thousand per day. Debutify theme, Addons and Apps are built with the Primary Parlance Protocol.
This protocol ensures that the ecosystem communicates using the “language”. You can forget about integration headaches caused by multiple third-party applications and welcome lightning-fast loading speeds.
55+ Shopping Add-Ons
A total of over 55 add-ons just for shopping functions is insane. These add-ons are divided into Cart Maximizers, Loyalty Builders, Conversion Triggers, Shop Protectors. and Shopping Enhancers. I’ll go into more detail about these different categories below.
When they can purchase more, why would customers only buy one item? You can increase your customer’s average order value with Debutify Theme’s Cart Maximizer add-ons. This encourages them to buy more items.
With Debutify theme’s conversion trigger add-ons, make it easy for customers to purchase your products. You will save them time and make it easy for them to buy.
Happy customers are repeat customers. Debutify Theme’s Shopping Enhancer add-ons will make shopping easy for them. These add-ons will ensure that they are happy and content from the moment they start shopping.
From GDPR compliance to getting customers to accept your terms and conditions. The Shop Protector Addons by Debutify Theme protect your store and assets against legal problems so that you can continue selling without worrying.
While customers may move on, the best ones will always return for more. You can keep your customers coming back with Debutify’s loyalty builder add-ons. These are very well known add-on that most stores have.
Best Video Support
If you want to work on your webshop it is so easy that you get a quick answer from support but also that there are videos available for all kinds of standard problems that can arise. Debutify offers more than 100 videos that quickly explain certain things to you. I know of no theme with such an extensive series of tutorials.
EZ Theme Installation
Debutify Theme’s simple installation allows you to create a professional-looking shop in just a few minutes. To ensure you are focusing on the essentials, Debutify Theme will also guide you through the onboarding process.
Easy Add-On Installation
It’s as simple as clicking the “Install” button to manage your Add-Ons. Each Add-On is designed to work within the Debutify ecosystem so you can spend less time fixing integration problems and more time selling.
There is so much more to tell about Debutify, but I assume I gave you a good impression. If you want to know more, read on on their own site where everything is explained in scents and colors.
Debutify Theme Review Conclusion
Let’s give a final verdict in this Debutify theme review. It should be clear that Debutify can only be used for webshops. In that area, however, it is really one of the best themes out there, regardless of WordPress or Shopify. This theme is very stable, you won’t encounter any errors and it offers you so many tools to make your shop a success that you can’t go wrong with Debutify. If you want to make money with a shop, take Debutify, an absolute must.
Let’s continue this Ella vs Debutify comparison with the Ella Theme.
The Ella Theme
The Ella theme came on the market in 2014 and has not been sitting still since then. The theme has become the best-selling theme for shopify on Themeforest. It could well be the best-selling theme at all for Shopify since Debutify, an even more successful theme, has not been out for very long.
Ella Theme's Rating
Many people rely on the rating of others when they buy a product. The average rating that the Ella Theme has built up over the years is 4.81 out of 5. This is an impressive rating for themes, regardless of which CMS.
Ella Theme's Loading Speed
I just did a speedtest myself for the demo shown on Themeforest and you can see the results below. Of course that is not an optimal situation within the Themeforest website, but I could not discover any site of theirs.
They themselves give much better results for their speed than those that came out from my test. You can see this pictured below. These results can certainly be true under optimal conditions such as very good server and cache plugin.
Ella Theme Homepage Demos
The Ella theme offers more than enough variety to choose your homepage. When building a shop, full site demos are of course not necessary. The number of 50+ well-maintained demo layouts should certainly be sufficient.
The Ella-Theme is "Mobile First"
Mobile menu, discount for bundles, Quick Shopping, Quick Cart Editing.
Mobile-optimized menus are the best. This prevents customers feeling overwhelmed by too many menu options.
Discounts for bundles. Your store can offer maximum value to customers by offering upsell/cross-sell features, rather than limiting them to products they already have.
Quick Shopping gives buyers an easy and powerful way to shop online right from their homepage or category page.
Quick cart editing is a great way for buyers to modify products in their side cart. It simplifies the complex process of switching to cart pages to change other variants.
Increase your site's Revenue
Below you see a hypothetical situation how your website can grow into a great success in the coming year. My personal opinion is that only by using this theme that will certainly not happen. The best Shopify theme I know for revenue is by far the Debutify theme.
Many different Headers & Footers
Choose from a whole range of beautiful footers and headers. With a few simple clicks you have a completely different header. Different headers and footers can also be used in different parts of the shop.
8 different Mega-Menu styles
Mega menus are in vogue. It gives a website or webshop a professional look and everything is easy to find for visitors. Unfortunately, mega-menus can only be filled for medium to very large shops with a lot of content.
Product Bulk Editor
The Ella theme has integrated a bulk editor for the products. Very handy, because of course you don’t want to make product by product adjustments to, for example, your prices. And especially not if you have more than 1000 products in your shop.
Nice features in the Ella Theme
The Ella theme is full of them, but I’m not going to list them all here. Below are a few nice features that the Ella theme offers. These kinds of features make your work easier, make shopping more convenient for your customers and generate more sales.
Gone are the days of searching for logos in Google and making them all the same size in Photoshop and displaying them on your site via a carousel plugin. The Ella Brands Alphabet probably has all the logos you are looking for ready-made available. This saves you a lot of time.
Languages and Currencies
Many webshops use multiple languages and currencies. The Ella theme shows this very nicely and everything works in one go without having to tune everything for it. Very nice.
“Before you leave” (below) is a nice feature that a lot of professional shops are using. If someone tries to leave your website, this will not be possible and a pop up will show some offer.
Ella Theme Review Conclusion
I’m going to put an end to this Ella theme review. I assume you got a good impression, this is a very cool theme. The Ella theme has everything and more for building a successful webshop, and it is not for nothing that it is one of the best-selling themes for Shopify. If you like to know more about the Ella theme, read on on their own website. Recommended!
Ella vs Debutify Conclusion
These are both great themes for building E-commerce websites. Both themes offer very nice shopping designs and are packed with professional features. But as good as Ella is, I like the Debutify theme just a bit better. I see Debutify as one of the best themes out there for optimized conversion.