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What is FatCow Hosting?

FatCow is a name you may not have come across in your journey to find the right web hosting service.

It’s a pretty small company—though it was founded in 1998 and has therefore been around as long as some of the best in the biz, FatCow’s name hasn’t exerted as much pull as its other, larger, competitors.

And yet, FatCow has managed to stay afloat in a very competitive area of online business for two decades—so clearly, it’s not too shabby despite its size.

And this leads us to wonder—what is up with FatCow?

Is it staying alive by luck, or is it a hidden gem in the hosting world?

In this review, I’ll take a look at FatCow and discuss my experience using it.

I’m happy to report that this underdog is a solid hosting company, but there are a few caveats to look out for.

So—let’s get to it!

FatCow: The Cons

FatCow is one of the more nuanced hosting companies that I’ve reviewed.

I like it, or at least I want to, especially because it’s a relatively small contender in a large pool of hosting companies.

However, there are a few things that FatCow doesn’t do the most competitively, and it’s my job to highlight those flaws.

So let’s get it over with quickly.

First off, the price: FatCow focuses on simplicity, but the result is that its shared web hosting package is a bit pricey.

It’s inexpensive for its first term, relative to the features you get, but once it renews, it’s quite costly.

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Moreover, it’s just one package—you can’t opt for a cheaper package with fewer features, just the one package that may be above your ideal price point.

Other competitors certainly offer shared web hosting packages for lower prices and similar amounts of features, which makes this unfortunate.

Another downside is FatCow’s customer support: I found their knowledge base to be a little shoddy.

A redundant link here, a how-to article that uses another hosting company’s video there, and so on…all things considered, their customer support isn’t terrible, but far from the most robust, I’ve seen.

The good news is that’s about it for FatCow’s flaws.

The pricing structure is a little too simple for shared web hosting, and a bit expensive for shared web hosting depending on what you’re after.

Its on-site documentation could be revamped.

Other than that, it’s decent—so let’s get into that fun part!

FatCow: The Pros

Thankfully, FatCow does have some good things going for it. The first thing I want to look at is the simplicity of the pricing structure.

Yes, if you want to get shared web hosting, you might find FatCow’s pricing a little too restrictive to get something tailored for your needs, especially if you’re trying to save money.

However, if you want WordPress, VPS, or dedicated hosting—well, FatCow’s structure actually makes things very easy.

WordPress hosting has two tiers that are both well-featured and not significantly priced apart from one another.

Dedicated and VPS hosting have the same features, and getting a different package really means getting more server accommodations than tools.

It’s very streamlined and makes it hassle-free to get those options.

The other thing is also related to its shared web hosting package: if you want a cheap option that doesn’t need to have every feature, FatCow isn’t the place for you.

But if you’d get the highest tier of shared hosting for a heavier toolkit on another platform, then FatCow’s price is actually not so inexpensive.

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If you want all those tools and accommodations, it’s not overpriced.

It’s overall a well-featured platform, so I give them credit for that.

Moreover, their security is pretty solid. It’s not the best—I do think they might be able to employ a harder security infrastructure and more cyber-defenses—but I appreciate their on-site transparency.

Finally, their simplicity can drag them down with shared hosting prices and customer support, but overall, they are a very easy to use service. It’s streamlined: as mentioned, the pricing is simple, but so is the actual software itself.

It certainly has an easy learning curve and a pleasant user interface.

Combining that with a good set of features is a worthy accomplishment that every hosting company has to hit, and I appreciate FatCow’s success.

Now, let’s look into pricing a little more.

FatCow: Pricing

Something I like a lot about Fatcow is the simplicity of its pricing.

Everything is extremely straightforward; you don’t need to dig around too long to figure out how many services you can buy.

So let’s keep that simplicity going, eh?

First off we have the option most of you will be looking at: shared web hosting, which FatCow calls “The Original FatCow Plan.”

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The Original FatCow starts at $49 a year—this is a special introductory rate that will increase after your first term—which evens out to roughly $4.08 per month.

The renewal prices are $14.95 a month for a year-long term, $13.95 for a 2-year term, and $12.95 for a 3-year term. Frankly, these are very pricey—I had to double check to make sure it wasn’t for a different hosting package.

But nope, that’s for its standard, shared web hosting service. Of which, by the way, there is only one option—it’s not a tiered product from which you can choose packages with fewer features for a lower price.

WordPress hosting, a staple hosting product for most services, starts at $3.75 a month and ends at $6.95 a month.

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Yes, there are only two tiers, WordPress Starter, and WordPress Essential—but hey, they’re decently priced and WordPress Essential seems to be fully featured.

Virtual Private Servers start with a Basic plan, for $19.99 per month for the first term ($24.99 afterward), and end with Optimum at $79.99 ($99.99 regularly).

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For those looking at heavy-duty options, dedicated hosting with FatCow starts at $119.99 a month and ends at $191.99.FatCow Dedicated hosting plan

Of course, these are discounted for the first terms; once that period is over, you’ll pay $149.99 for the Startup (first tier) package and $239.99 for the Enterprise (third tier) package.

Overall, WordPress hosting is pretty cheap on FatCow, and VPS and Dedicated server hosting with FatCow is also well-priced.

The only issue is shared web hosting: it’s $49 for the first year isn’t too overpriced, but it’s still much more expensive at over $4 a month than what many other leading providers offer—which is more in the $2-3 range.

When you renew it, however, the price rises dramatically. If you commit for three years, you still pay $12.95 a month. To put things in perspective: GoDaddy and Bluehost renew at $7.99 a month, and that’s for a year-long package.

So overall, I would say FatCow’s shared web hosting option is overpriced, but its other options are very fair and still worth considering.

So let’s talk about features—the thing that will really determine how well-priced a package is!

FatCow: Features

Usually we focus on the features for shared web hosting, because it’s typically the most sought-after hosting option.

As FatCow’s shared web hosting is overpriced, however, we’ll try to talk a little more about every other service they offer.

Shared hosting has a decent set of features—decent insofar as it might mediate the price a bit.

Of course, there is the actual hosting itself, as well as an easy site-builder, application installation wizards, and online store tools, email, SEO and marketing tools, and customer support.

It also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, a free domain name, unlimited mailboxes, unlimited disk space, and no caps on bandwidth.

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It’s easy to view these as generous—however, you could also get these features for simply upgrading to a second or third-tier shared hosting package on a different platform.

This is really only worth it for your first term of use; after the renewal causes the price to rise, you might as well go elsewhere.

The WordPress hosting packages offer free domain registration, unlimited disk space, and unlimited bandwidth as well. More interestingly, they offer free search engine marketing credits, which is pretty neat for the Starter package’s low price.

The features for VPS hosting are more or less the same between tiers: the increase in price basically accounts for an increased number of cores, RAM, storage, and bandwidth. You can calculate the price yourself here.

The same is true for Dedicated hosting plans: what increases really is capacity, not tools, between price points.

Overall, I would say dedicated and VPS hosting plans with Fatcow are about as fully-featured as on any other platform, and competitively priced (or at least normally priced).

WordPress hosting seems to be a pretty good deal with FatCow, regardless of which tier you get, although it’s not necessarily the best deal for WordPress hosting out there.

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Shared web hosting has a pretty good set of features—the only problem is it’s a bit pricey.

You might be getting a good deal for that first year, paying around $4 a month for what could be twice that on another platform, but after your first term, the renewal price is so significant that I’m not sure it’s worth it.

That being said, it sounds like FatCow doesn’t really struggle with having the right amount of tools or having a good amount of the right tools—just price.

How does being able to juggle these features pan out for the user?

Let’s find out.

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Ease of Use and User Control

Having a combination of ease of use and flexibility is pretty essential. FatCow markets itself as a platform for small-to-medium businesses.

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One would, therefore, expect FatCow to offer enough power to satisfy business needs, but a service that is streamlined and simple, to make things easy and efficient.

This is how every popular hosting company markets itself, but FatCow specifically names simplicity as one of the company’s founding premises.

The good news is that FatCow does indeed succeed in this regard. You might have seen it a little bit in the pricing and features sections: even when you’re looking at what to buy, there isn’t really an overwhelming amount of choices.

Shared hosting has one package with every feature. WordPress hosting has only two packages. For VPS and dedicated server hosting, the tools you get are the same—the only thing you pay more for is extra accommodations and space.

Even if you’ve visited their site, everything is extremely simple and easy to navigate. The same is true for the site once you’ve logged in. You won’t need to dig around much for anything.

All website builders are easy to use—that’s their goal, after all—but FatCow’s is no exception. This video, from their help page, is a good demonstration.

Managing your account, email, domains, and so on, are about as easy as that website builder. As a matter of fact, the website builder is probably one of the more complicated things you’ll have to deal with.

All things considered, FatCow does great with ease of use, without sacrificing your ability to control your account or site.

Customer Support

Something that adds to FatCow’s ease of use factor is its solid customer support. As with most platforms, FatCow offers educational and factual material on-site for searching, browsing, or onboarding.

In addition, it has customer service representatives available to answer questions by live chat, phone, or ticket/email. I tested out their live chat as a guest, to see what any anonymous visitor could get.

Note: the times in the bottom left corner of the screen are accurate within a minute of the most recent message being sent.chat1

It took a couple of minutes, but I did get a response.

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This is certainly not the type of question a customer service representative normally gets. I still got a response—even if it could have been worded better.

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I had to clarify, but it was overall helpful. Note that the representative says the video on their help page is “almost” the same as their website builder.

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In my message, however, I asked if the website builder in the video/that iPage uses is the same as FatCow’s—not similar, but same.

The FatCow representative then affirmed my answer, which leaves me wondering—is it the same builder, or similar?

Now, I understand I’m being pretty anal about a very trivial and unorthodox matter. The representative was overall helpful, understood the question, and tried their best to answer.

And before you ask: yes, the website builder they use is pretty much the same as iPage’s.

The larger question is about their knowledge base.

Why couldn’t they use a video of their own builder, and put it on a FatCow YouTube channel?

Are they so strained for resources that they must use other hosting platform’s screengrabs and pass it off as their own?

Now aside from that, the knowledge base is good. It’s simple and straight to the point.

One last grievance is their contact page, which has two links: one to their knowledge base, and another to their user guides. Both links redirect to the same help page/knowledge base.

I get this seems like minor stuff by itself, but when it all comes together, their on-site documentation looks a little shoddy; hasty, to say the least.

I can’t read every article they have on-site, and neither can you—so how much of it is actually helpful and specific to the FatCow platform?

Is any of it misleading, outdated, or copied from other platforms?

It’s tough to say, but I’m left a bit skeptical of FatCow’s customer support for these reasons.

FatCow’s a small company though, and maybe we can forgive them a bit.

Overall, their knowledge base seems comprehensive, and their representatives respond in a timely manner. That they offer 24/7 phone support at their size is an added bonus.

I just don’t think it’s the best customer support I’ve seen.

But if the security is good, you won’t really need to deal with customer support too much—so let’s take a look at that!

Security

You don’t need me to tell you that security is essential. As FatCow is a smaller service, it’s easy to wonder if maybe they pinch pennies on security, or fail to be transparent.

This is not the case. FatCow is more transparent about its security than many other big names in the hosting world, which is quite comforting.

As a matter of fact, this page is dedicated to describing FatCow’s servers and their security. They only have two servers, and both in the Boston area—proof they really are a small contender—but those servers seem well-guarded.

Of particular interest, they offer a “pooled server environment.” This is a nontraditional structure that basically lets the first available machine serve a customer’s pages, giving faster loading times.

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If one machine crashes, another unit will be clustered nearby to take over immediately.

So far, this makes FatCow’s security look pretty good.

Now, I still think they could have a little more infrastructure in place to protect from hackers and cyber attacks, but given that they only have two servers in the same area, it’s more understandable.

In my experience, the uptime has been pretty good. Aside from a few minutes during the off month here or there—nothing unusual even for the bigger platforms—I’ve had reliable uptime.

I wouldn’t say FatCow has the best security I’ve seen, but it’s very solid for its size. I am sure FatCow is reliable enough for anyone worrying about their uptime or information.

Do I Recommend FatCow?

In conclusion, FatCow presents a few drawbacks and quite a few benefits—all of which likely stems from its small size and/or its focus on simplification.

On one hand, pricing is simple in a way that makes buying a plan from FatCow painless. For some types of hosting, the simplicity means that you’ll get a really good deal.

On the other hand, for shared web hosting, it’s only a good deal for the first term. Afterward, simplicity might limit your ability to get a package properly tailored to your needs.

The features are good, it’s very easy to use service, and the security seems pretty solid even if it might be able to do with a bit more.

The customer support is alright—nothing major, but a few things here and there give me the sense their knowledge base could have outdated or shoddy articles.

Overall, I would recommend FatCow for small to medium businesses who want VPS, WordPress, or dedicated hosting solutions.

I would not recommend FatCow for anyone looking to make a cheap personal website—if you want to do shared hosting but with full features, either FatCow or a high-tiered shared hosting package with another company would be good.



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15 Best Animated WordPress Themes To Impress Your Visitors in 2023

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15 Best Animated WordPress Themes To Impress Your Visitors in 2023

Let’s admit it: Everyone wants their website to have that ‘wow’ factor. One way to accomplish this is with smooth animation that make it come to life! And that’s why Animated WordPress themes are where it’s at!

But when you’re running WordPress, choosing a good animated theme comes with its own problems, like loading speeds, compatibility with plugins, and design limitations.

Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the best 15 animated WordPress themes so you can create your dream store, blog, or portfolio today.

Let’s dive in:

1. Divi

Being one of the most popular WordPress themes on the planet, Divi is our top choice for building intuitive, responsive, and visually-appealing websites. Its drag-and-drop builder is simple enough to be used by a second-grader and allows you to view changes in real-time.

Divi is also loaded with a range of highly-customizable animations that transform as you scroll and interact with them. You can build each webpage from scratch using its 200+ elements or choose from 2,000+ pre-made website designs and edit your way to perfection.

The theme is also fully search-engine-optimized and fine-tuned by Divi to load up within seconds.


2. Impreza

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Impreza is our top pick for online businesses that want to stun their customers with brilliant visuals and buttery animation effects. It’s used by 90,000+ websites and has 50+ demos for e-commerce stores, freelancers, and blog owners. Like any great WordPress theme, Impreza also uses a drag-and-drop builder called ‘Visual Composer’ for effortless real-time design.

And that’s not all. The multi-purpose theme also comes with a library of 100+ elements to build an interactive site full of features. Niche site owners will also be pleased to hear that the theme is full of SEO options, including built-in meta tag editors and support for Yoast SEO. Impreza is the highest-rated theme on ThemeForest and is sometimes recognized for having the strongest page builder in the business.


3. Jupiter

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Jupiter is one of the best alternatives to Shopify and all-around themes for creating aesthetic yet powerful e-commerce stores. You can build your dream website from scratch using their exclusive Layout Builder or choose from 450+ ready-to-publish templates to kickstart your business.

One of the best features of Jupiter is its sales-funnel builder — an intelligent tool that allows you to design a lucrative purchase process and boost conversions.

You can also add a variation selector, create pop-ups, and send ‘out-of-stock’ notices within the theme — features typically missing from free WordPress themes. Jupiter is trusted by 160,000+ customers and is a worthy investment for online retailers and dropshippers.


4. Ultra Theme

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The first multi-purpose WordPress theme on our list — Ultra from Themify can convert any blank webpage into a piece of art. You can create mesmerizing portfolios, e-commerce stores, magazines, or agency sites by choosing one of their 30+ pre-built demo sites.

Or, if you want more design independence, you can use the Live Page Builder to tweak each element to your preference.

Ultra also comes with 12+ bonus add-ons with captivating animation. This includes a slider, typewriter, price table, counter, and image grid — all of which come to life with user interaction.

Additionally, the powerful page builder also allows you to add a silky-smooth parallax effect and even animate colors. Above all, Ultra is fully search-engine-optimized, is compatible with WPML, and seamlessly integrates with WooCommerce so you can design your dream website. 


5. Movedo

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Movedo is a game-changer for people that love animations and smooth parallax effects. This multi-purpose theme is crafted for a fully-immersive experience and comes with 17+ pre-built website templates. You can personalize your pages using Visual Composer drag-and-drop builder and integrate beautiful banners using Revolution slider.

One of Movedo’s best features is their Ultra-Dynamic Parallax scrolling that moves with the motion of your cursor. It also comes with various clipping animations, hover effects, and a ‘safe button’ that flows down to reveal an additional menu. Even with so many animations, Movedo offers full search engine optimization, translation readiness, lightning-fast loading speeds, and lifetime updates for customers.


6. Parallax

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Parallax by Themify is all about fluid animations and elegant web pages. It’s a lightweight WordPress theme that comes with super-smooth parallax functionality, gorgeous sliders, and even animated progress bars. You can select from 60+ pre-designed layouts and customize the theme using an intuitive drag-and-drop builder.

Additionally, the theme comes with 11+ cool header layouts and an option for setting custom background images to make your website truly unique. All the images/graphics will be super-crisp and adapt to different devices while retaining your website’s appearance. While Parallax certainly lacks features, it’s the perfect animated theme for website owners with simple websites or building dynamic single webpages.


7. Zephyr

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Zephyr is a highly-underrated gem on the ThemeForest marketplace that’s perfect for building dynamic blogs and business sites. It’s loaded with hundreds of customization options — 6 blog layouts, 1300+ icons, and 657 fonts, being just a few of them. Each element can be easily adjusted using their built-in Visual Composer — a drag-and-drop tool worth $34 on its own.

But animations are where the Zephyr theme really shines. You can add smooth parallax scrolling, hover effects, and eye-catching slides using Slider Revolution (also worth $19).

On top of that, Zephyr is coded with SEO in mind and optimized for WPML to support multiple languages. It loads up super-fast and is fully responsive, with support for ultra-sharp retina graphics.


8. Newspaper

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Every magazine and online publication knows the value of a beautiful front page, quick loading speeds, and subscription revenue. Newspaper is a best-selling WordPress theme loaded with features trusted by brands like Uber, Bitcoin, and United Nations. It comes with 150+ pre-built designs and a huge library of animated templates that makes websites come to life!

Newspaper also includes smart pop-ups — a feature that lets you place ads, offers, and subscription prompts without disturbing visitors. The Opt-in Builder lets you create compelling paywalls and increase memberships. You get an intuitive contact form builder in the back end to streamline the customer database and user-review system to boost your credibility.


9. Helion

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One of the most revered creative portfolio themes for WordPress — Helion is an easy recommendation for artists, photographers, and design professionals. It runs on the Elementor page builder and has a collection of built-in modern layouts. Helion also comes with some of the most impressive 20+ animations we’ve ever seen in a theme.

Additionally, it allows extensive color customization to make your site truly unique. The theme is also loaded with hundreds of fonts, shortcodes, and over 750 other personalization options.

Helion is fully-responsive and supports retina images, and is WooCommerce-ready, so you can monetize your artwork whenever you like!


10. Remake

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When it comes to building minimalistic sites with smooth animations, Remake by Codeless takes the win. You can choose from their 10+ pre-made skins to kickstart your agency or use Elementor to drag-and-drop your favorite elements in real time. It also produces some of the best parallax effects and hover animations, making your portfolios look awesome.

Despite using heavy animated effects, Remake has blazing-fast loading speeds and is highly responsive to different devices. It offers a sleek and modern layout and seamlessly integrates with social media accounts — an essential feature for budding artists/freelancers. All of this comes with free lifetime support from Codeless and compatibility with popular WordPress plugins. 


11. The Gem

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Loaded with over 400 beautiful pre-built templates — The Gem has a little something for everyone. This multi-purpose theme has a demo site for photographers, agencies, online stores, magazines, cryptocurrencies, and just about any business you can think of. It’s also super-quick, highly responsive, and fully optimized for search engines.

But that’s not all. The Gem comes with WPBakery and Elementor page builder for free, so you can conveniently tweak each element of your website.

You can also add ultra-smooth parallax effects and CSS3 animations to enhance user experience. The Gem is also compatible with many mainstream plugins and is translation-ready, so you can take your website global!


12. Ohio

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Impress your clients with highly-aesthetic agency and personal portfolios using Ohio theme. This animated WordPress theme comes with 39+ layouts and hundreds of customization options — all powered by Elementor and WPBakery.

You can quickly create responsive portfolios using Ohio’s vast demo library or personalize everything down to the fonts and colors (there are more than 13,000 of them!)

Whatever you design, the theme’s flawless coding will consistently load your site within seconds. You can also integrate fluid CSS3 animations with all of their 326+ elements to make the site more interactive. Agencies can introduce products using WooCommerce plugin or create beautiful blog sections with 190+ pre-made pages — all of which are included in the package.


13. FlatSome

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Flatsome is the #1 best-selling WooCommerce theme on the market. And over 200,000 customers seem to agree. It’s the ideal theme for building your dream online store — featuring a proprietary drag-and-drop tool, rapid loading speeds, and free lifetime updates. It also comes with tons of cool animations, including parallax scrolling, hover effects, and more.

But that’s not all. Flatsome has also partnered with Cloudways Hosting, so your visitors never have to suffer delays. Moreover, the animated theme offers in-depth customization of checkout pages, fonts, menus, and product pages. It’s also fully responsive and optimized for the best mobile shopping experience.


14. Amos

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Amos is a complete package for agencies/freelancers that want to build highly-responsive animated portfolios. You can create a full-scale website within hours using the theme’s 28+ homepage designs and 60+ essential page layouts. It also has drag-and-drop functionality via Visual Composer, mega menu templates, and the ability to add fluid CSS3 animations to make your websites interactive and dynamic.

Moreover, Amos is fully compatible with WPML so that you can reach out to foreign clients. MailChimp and Contact Form 7 are also included for free to make email marketing easier for agencies. Plus, the animated WordPress theme rocks super-fast loading speeds and is fully responsive to tablets and smartphones for convenient browsing.


15. Hello

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Hello is a lightweight, responsive, animated WordPress theme for people who love designing sites with Elementor. It occupies just 6kb of space and acts as the perfect blank slate for Elementor’s drag-and-drop builder and its 100+ widgets. The theme itself is fully optimized for search engines and seamlessly adapts to mobile phones and tablets.

The animated theme costs $0 and offers over 100 website kits for freelancers, blog owners, and even e-commerce stores. Once coupled with Elementor (pro works even better), you can fine-tune its widgets with various fonts, color palettes, and cool animation effects without overburdening your servers.

And if you ever run into technical troubles, you can always retreat to Elementor’s supportive community to solve your queries.


How To Choose The Best Animated WordPress Theme

Choosing the best WordPress animated theme for your website can be challenging. You must impress your visitors with a beautiful design while prioritizing both performance and accessibility.

When you’re hunting for your next animated theme, consider the following factors to make a better decision:

  • Simple and Minimalistic Design
  • Fast Loading Speeds
  • Flexible Customization Options
  • Responsiveness and Mobile Compatibility
  • Support For Plugins
  • Optimized for Search Engines 
  • Frequent or Lifetime Updates
  • Compatibility For Different Browsers
  • Good Customer Support Team

Conclusion

Adorning your WordPress website with parallax effects and animations can significantly improve session times and leave a lasting impression on potential customers. 

If you want a sleeker and cleaner look for your website, check out our list of 31 Best Minimalistic WordPress Themes.

Or, if you’re starting out a niche website and want to maximize traffic and SERP rankings, look at our list of 31 Best SEO Friendly WordPress Themes.



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The 10 Best eCommerce Development Companies for Your Online Store

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eCommerce websites need to be fast, easy to use, and great at conquering search engine results on sites like Google. But how can you achieve this without any web development experience?


Finding good eCommerce development companies is one of the best ways to solve this problem, but this creates the challenge of finding the right provider for your project. To make this easier, we’ve broken down 10 of the best web development companies across the US.


1. eFlair Webtech

Building a successful eCommerce website takes experience and expertise; two things eFlair Webtech offers in abundance. This company makes the first entry on this list thanks to its sterling reputation, an impressive portfolio, and affordable pricing, but it doesn’t stop here.

eFlair’s engineers and developers work with some of the most popular eCommerce platforms in the world. This includes WordPress (WooCommerce), Opencart, Magento, and Shopify, but it isn’t limited to these platforms. You can build just about any type of eCommerce website you need with the help of eFlair.

Alongside the company’s skills, eFlair Webtech also offers comprehensive support and aftercare for each of its projects. This means that you can get help with your eCommerce site whenever you need it, including out-of-hours thanks to eFlair’s international team.

Price is one of the most crucial factors when embarking on an eCommerce development project, and this is one area where eFlair stands out amongst its competitors. You can build your website for as little as $25 per hour with eFlair Webtech, making this the most affordable option on our list.

As well as offering excellent eCommerce development services and unparalleled customer service, eFlair can also help with app development, UI/UX design, and much more. You can book a consultation to get your development project off the ground using the contact form on eFlair’s website. This eCommerce development company boasts an impressive 4.9-star average review rating on Google.

Locations

Atlanta (USA), Vijayawada (India), and Bangalore (India)

Key Services

eCommerce web development, app development, UX/UI design

Pricing

$25 to $40 per hour

2. Bachoo

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Founded back in 2015, Bachoo is a great example of a modern website development company. While this company’s website is a little busy and complicated, it serves as a great showcase of the broad skillset found at Bachoo.

While Bachoo offers eCommerce website development services, this company specializes in launching new products online. This means that they can handle market research, marketing, and every other stage of your product’s launch.

Unlike other eCommerce development companies, Bachoo projects are usually built from the ground up, rather than using an existing CMS system. This makes projects more expensive, but the results are backed up by a 5-star Facebook review rating.

Locations

Los Angeles (USA)

Key Services

Product development, eCommerce development, Data analysis

Pricing

$50 to $100 per hour

3. Elogic Commerce

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Elogic Commerce, as its name suggests, specializes in online commerce platforms. This company works with platforms like Adobe Commerce, Shopify, and BigCommerce to offer rapid development services at a relatively low price point.

This company has been in the market for 13 years and has launched more than five hundred projects. While Elogic works fast, the quality of your website will not be compromised, with each step of the development process being carefully managed to ensure the best results. Elogic Commerce has an average Google Review score of 4.8 stars.

Locations

USA, Ukraine

Key Services

eCommerce website development, eCommerce consulting

Pricing

$50 to $100 per hour

4. Absolute Web

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With page after page of eCommerce websites in its portfolio and 23 years of work behind it, Absolute Web is truly a veteran of the industry. This company works with Magento, Shopify, and BigCommerce to create eCommerce websites that promise to convert.

Working from the USA and Europe, this company can provide flexible support at times that suit its customers. This is great for eCommerce website owners, as it ensures that you never risk losing sales thanks to website outages. Absolute Web has an average 5-star rating on Google Reviews.

Locations

USA, Portugal, and Ukraine

Key Services

eCommerce website development, Web development

Pricing

$100 to $150 per hour

5. Magneto IT Solutions

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Having worked with the likes of HP, Hyundai, and ESPN, Magneto IT Solutions creates high-quality eCommerce websites that are made to scale. This eCommerce development company uses Magento to build its websites, alongside a range of other useful tools that make it easier to get a steady stream of sales moving.

Locations

USA, Saudi Arabia, UK, Australia, Bahrain, and India

Key Services

eCommerce website development, Marketing

Pricing

$50 to $100 per hour

6. ITGeeks

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ITGeeks specializes in working with Shopify. While this can be limiting for certain eCommerce projects, it is great for those looking to use this platform. ITGeeks can make unique Shopify themes, develop add-ons for your website, and work to maintain the store you build.

This company is pricier than many of the other options on this list, but this cost comes with an average 4.8-star Google Review rating. Many eCommerce development agencies struggle to reach a review score like this.

Locations

USA and India

Key Services

Shopify website development, Shopify management

Pricing

$100 to $150 per hour

7. PurpleFire

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Alongside providing eCommerce web development services, PurpleFire also works to optimize the conversion rate of the sites it builds. This means that you can get a beautiful online store on Shopify, WooCommerce, or Magento, all while enjoying rapid sales growth. Like other eCommerce development agencies, PurpleFire has offices in a range of different countries.

Locations

USA, UK, Denmark, Canada, and Singapore

Key Services

Shopify website development, Marketing

Pricing

$50 to $100 per hour

8. Dedicated Developers

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Dedicated Developers is one of the USA’s top eCommerce development companies. Alongside making online stores, this company can help with app and software development, as well as offering full-stack web development.

Dedicated Developers boasts an impressive 5-star average review rating on Google Reviews. Alongside the wide range of successful projects under this company’s belt, this shows that it is a good choice for anyone looking for an eCommerce website that is developed from the ground up.

Locations

USA, UK, and Australia

Key Services

Full-stack web development, app development, software development

Pricing

$50 to $100 per hour

9. GoMage

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GoMage has an impressive website that serves as a showcase for the company’s attention to detail and design standards. Like many top eCommerce development agencies, GoMage specializes in a single CMS platform; Magento.

As well as securing a 4.9-star average review rating on Google, GoMage is also an Adobe Solution Partner. GoMage can also work on web design, consulting, website optimization, and PWA development. This company operates from Austin and Amsterdam.

Locations

USA and Netherlands

Key Services

Magento eCommerce Development

Pricing

$50 to $100 per hour

10. Caveni Digital Solutions

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Caveni Digital Solutions is the most expensive option on this list, but it also covers an extremely wide scope. This company can design and build your eCommerce website, develop a brand to go with it, and help with all of the marketing work it takes to make it popular. This is great for projects that require a full-service approach.

Based in Philadelphia, Caveni leaves a trail of positive reviews in its wake, and the company has a dense portfolio filled with great websites. This company has an average 5-star review rating on Google, making the price tag well worth it for many businesses.

Locations

USA

Key Services

Full-service eCommerce design, development, and launches

Pricing

$200 to $300 per hour

Exploring Top eCommerce Development Companies in the USA

Choosing any service provider takes research, but that doesn’t mean that you have to do it for yourself. All of the companies on this list have a 4-star or higher average on Google Reviews, while also providing excellent value for the services they provide. This makes them great choices for any company looking for eCommerce development services.

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