Kalles and Ella are both highly popular Shopify themes. Both themes can be used for the construction of very nicely looking webshops. Kalles vs Ella, which is the better theme? We start with Kalles which does not mean it would be better.
The Kalles Theme
Kalles Theme's Rating
Loading Speed of Kalles
Which theme is not fast loading these days? There are few left. Kalles has also had his speed upgrade and is achieving lightning fast results as can be seen in the GtMetrix speed test below.
Kalles Theme Review: Demos
More than 50+ homepage layouts for you to choose from. Just not as much as the Minimog theme which has 70+, but that is not necessary. The demos are extremely neat and come across as very professional. With Kalles you will have no problem providing a nice layout for your webshop.
Video + 3D support
Just a few pictures with the products is no longer enough these days. The fashion is small videos and 3D presentations. Kalles offers you the latest in web shops.
Let your buyers know what other buyers bought along with the purchase they want to make. This way you sell extra products and you make more profit.
Different product swatches
Products often have many variations and it is important to present this in a good way so that buyers can immediately select their preference. Kalles displays swatches exactly the way you want them.
Pick your lay-out style
Products can be displayed in multiple ways and everyone has a personal preference. The Kalles Theme offers you 15+ different product layouts to choose from. Apart form that Kalles also offers 10+ category view layouts to choose from. Shopify themes do not have real layout builders such as WordPress themes, but that is hardly necessary with so much variation.
Countdown, Trust Badges, and Upsell
Kalles Review: Mega Menus
Megamenus are very popular at the moment, so all themes offer them. The problem is that one must have enough content to present a well-extended impressive mega menu. Actually, this feature is mainly for larger webshops.
Kalles Theme Review Conclusion
Let’s end this review for Kalles. If you want to know more about the theme, read more on their own site. My opinion is that the Kalles theme is a real winner. It has the potential to become the best selling Shopify theme on Themeforest soon. There is simply nothing to criticize about the theme, which was immediately visible from the flawless rating it has.
Let’s continue this Ella vs Kalles comparison with the Ella Theme.
The Ella Theme
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 Kalles Conclusion
These themes are both great for E-commerce. As good as Kalles is, the Ella theme is simply one of the very best themes available for building webshops. It is really hard to make a decision, I give Ella a slight edge. For any type of website other than web shops, I obviously prefer WordPress Themes. Of course WordPress is a different CMS system, so if you have a preference for WordPress or Shopify that will also have to be taken into account when deciding which theme is more suitable for you.