In the following review, we shed light on Bakerix – a responsive Magento 2 template dedicated to bakery and cakes shops. The theme is designed to create a bakery store on the basis of Magento 2 with the minimum effort ad time. You simply install it and get a professionally working ecommerce website with nice design, intuitive shopping experience, and admin-friendly backend interface.'
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The Bakerix bakery and cakes Magento 2 theme has a quite standard set of features common to other Magento 2 templates available on TemplateMonster:
- Set of pre-installed Magento 2 extensions;
- Fully responsive Magento 2 website;
- Highly customizable main menu via MegaMenu;
- Newsletter pop-up functionality to increase the number of subscribers;
- Special price countdown to attract the attention to products with special prices;
- Slider to promote any goods or offers;
- User-friendly sorting options;
- Customer-friendly search with AJAX-based autocomplete;
- Product labels (badges) to attract the attention of your customers;
- Blog – long awaited Magento 2 feature that didn’t become the part of the platform.
More than a dozen Magento 2 extensions are included into the TemplateMonster Bakerix Magento 2 theme. Thus, it is the most universal solution for all merchants who need a fully-featured bakery and cakes online storefront. We’ve just mentioned that the template includes such modules as AJAX Search, MegaMenu, Film Slider, Newsletter, Popup, Blog, Special Price Countdown. Besides, you also get AJAX wishlist and compare, layout switcher for category pages, Google MAps integration, shop by brand functionality, featured products, and social login & sharing. Although the most important tools are included into the theme, below we shed light on what extensions to use to get even better functionality.
As for responsive design, it is already a mandatory requirement, since lots of customers use their mobile devices to shop online. It is an easy and fast way to get all the necessary products in the most convenient manner. And if you are working with bakery, chances are most of your buyers are regular customers, so it is also a good idea to provide the with subscription and recurring payments functionality. The appropriate Magento 2 modules are gathered here: Subscriptions and Recurring Payments Magento 2 Extensions.
The benefit of mega menu over the default Magento 2 main menu is obvious: you get the ability to customize boring menu items with images and add a lot of new links. Thus, the default navigation becomes more user-friendly, engaging, and informative. Consequently, more visitors find what they are looking for. A more powerful solution is represented by this module: Magestore Mega Menu Magento 2 Extension
The Newsletter Popup extension totally revamps the default newsletter subscription functionality. To be more precise, the module adds a popup that asks customers to subscribe. At the same time, there is the default area with a subscription field, so if a visitor has rejected the popup, he or she still can subscribe to the newsletter.
As for a special price countdown, it is a great element that can be used to emphasize your special offers. Don’t use too many countdowns, because they will lose their efficiency. Show customers that only a limited amount of time is left until the special offer expires, and motivate them to purchase certain products.
While slider is not a great motivator, it is a very important frontend element that allows to attract the attention of store visitors to special offers, new products, or other things. Next, traps must be prepared on the pages your slider leads to.
Due to user-friendly sorting options every category page becomes more customer-oriented. You clients can sort your cakes by position, price, or name, change the amount of items per page, and switch between grid and list layouts. The layered navigation section allows to narrow down the selection. It is impossible to apply several parameters of the same filter, but for each parameter you can view the amount of available items.
And it is also necessary to tell a few words about the improved search. As mentioned above, it provides the autocomplete functionality that works without reloads thanks to AJAX. As for search results, they include both product and category pages. Note that the more characters you type, the more precise the selection becomes.
As for product badges, they play the same role as special price countdowns: attract the attention of store visitors. Note that you can use several labels simultaneously indicating several features of a product (e.g. it is new and on sale). The best product label extensions for Magento 2 are compared here: Magento 2 Product Labels Comparison.
As for the Blog extension, it is convenient and user friendly. We were waiting for the appearance of blog in Magento 2, but these expectations weren’t satisfied, so you still have to install a third-party Magento 2 extension to get a blog. Luckily, the TemplateMonster Bakerix Magento 2 template includes it by default, so no additional tools are necessary. But you can still view more blog extensions for Magento 2 here: The Best Blog Extensions for Magento 2.
The top part of the homepage provided by TemplateMonster Bakerix contains a welcome message, a set of links (My Account, My Wish List, Compare, Create an Account, Sign In, and Blog), and a mini cart widget. The next row starts with a logo. Next, there is main menu and a search icon. Above, we promised to illustrate the difference between mega menu and common main menu, so check the default menu item:
And this is how you can improve your menu with the MegaMenu Magento 2 extension:
You must admit that the enhanced variant looks more engaging especially if you are hungry.
As for the improved search, it works in the following way:
The next homepage element is slider. It provides the same impression as improved menu: visual content motivates you to explore the website and make a purchase.
Below the slider, there is a static block combined with a product carousel. You can use such combination to promote whole categories. The block contains a background image, a title, a description, and a button that allows to explore other products from the category. As for the carousel, it shows product images, titles, prices, and ratings. There are also 3 buttons: add to cart, add to wish list, and add to compare. Besides, it is possible to use special price countdowns and product badges here.
Below product carousels, you can see a large static block:
There is also a section with recent blog posts. You can see the author of each post, the date of its publication, a title and a short description, as well as a blog post image.
Contacts, shipping details, and satisfaction guarantee are available below.
As for footer, it is divided into three sections: email subscription and social buttons, additional information (Information, Why Buy From Us, My Account), and Contacts.
Every category page of the TemplateMonster Bakerix Magento 2 template offers the ability to sort products by name, positions, and price in both ascending and descending order. Besides, you can show 9, 13, or 30 products per page, and switch between grid and list layouts.
And while sorting options help to rearrange the existing product order, the Shop By section allows to narrow down the selection of products. You can view all available filter parameters (the qty of items is displayed in front of every parameter), but it is possible to apply only one one parameter for each filter. Advanced layered navigation extensions that allow to apply several parameters simultaneously are available here: Magento 2 Layered Navigation Comparison.
Product display is just the same as in case of a product carousel: you can view product title, rating, price, and three buttons (add to cart/ wish list/ compare). At the same time, there is a short description. And you can freely add countdowns and labels.
On a product page, the TemplateMonster Bakerix Magento 2 backery shop theme shows in stock availability, product name, price, SKU, and short description. In case of a special price, the original price is crossed out and there is a countdown. Besides, you can select the quantity of a product as well as add it to cart, wish list, or compare and sent to friend. Social buttons are also available here. They allow to share a product page on social networks. Rating is displayed below the buttons. You can also view reviews o leave your own opinion concerning the product here. Image gallery is available on a product page as well. You can even add videos there.
The next part of the page is divided between three tabs:
- Details – full description;
- More Information – grid with additional data;
- Reviews – a section where you can read/write reviews.
The mini cart widget allows to view all recently added items as well as edit them. You can view cart subtotal, go to cart, or proceed right to checkout.
And this is the shopping cart page:
It offers the same opportunities as well as such additional features as the ability to calculate estimate shipping and tax and apply discount code.
The best shopping cart Magento 2 modules are compared here: Magento 2 AJAX Cart Extensions Comparison.
Two checkout steps and the Summary section:
You can reduce the procedure to a single step with the help of any Magento 2 one step checkout extension.
As you can see, the TemplateMonster Bakerix Magento 2 template offers great ecommerce opportunities. It is both visually attractive and feature-rich, so your customers will love your ecommerce bakery and cakes shop on the first gaze. The theme costs $179 and you can purchase it here:'