Hey, Drew here for yet another Franklin Hatchett product review.
This time it’s for his eCom Turbo Theme for Shopify, which is perfect for dropshipping sites but is it right for you?
Perhaps you have a theme right now from Shopify which is one of the free themes and you think it’s time for a change.
Or maybe your site is too ugly, slow or just sucks.
You're probably losing conversions and leaving money on the table for many reasons with just a free theme. In this review we will see if eCom Turbo can help you make more money for a more successful business.
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Ecom Turbo was created by Franklin Hatchett and as you may know he is an avid dropshipper and even has his own course called eCom Elites which you may well be aware of already.
He noticed a big hole with the Shopify themes out there, and that was conversions.
If you have an ugly site, or a site that looks bad functionally and loads slowly in both desktop and mobile, then you are literally losing potential sales here.
When you look at Ecom Turbo VS other themes like Booster Theme, Shopify Booster and Shoptimized, you’ll find that there are lot of similarities but Ecom Turbo is cheaper VS these other themes.
So what do you do to decrease your bounce rate? Get a theme that looks great and functions well. eCom Turbo is designed for one thing – conversions. If you are not in the dropshipping game for conversions then you might as well pack it up right now.
I went ahead and bought eCom Turbo and here is a screen shot of the members area. This is not just a theme. You get full training from the man himself! Just look at all the content.
Inside the Members Area
The content is hosted on Kajabi which is an excellent platform in terms of functionality and speed. This is where you will download the theme and get your training on how to use it.
The training is regularly updated when needed, along with the theme to keep up with industry demands.
What you see here is just the first page of training, there's 3 of them with 27 videos of instruction on how to use the theme to it's full potential.
You'll know how to set this theme up perfectly with this training!
Ok, so now you can see that when you purchase the theme you aren’t left in the cold without any help. As always Franklin provides huge value with his products and always over-delivers. I’ve bought many themes in the past and never was there a members area like this!
Features of the Theme That I Like:
Fast Load Times in Both Mobile & Desktop
Whether you know this or not, page loading time is a ranking factor in Google and now for 2021, the same goes for Facebook.
But besides that, if your site doesn’t load quick, you’re going to lose customers. They will get deterred and leave. eCom Turbo addresses this issue with super fast load speeds in both desktop and mobile.
Scarcity Timer & More
You probably have seen the apps available that you need to pay for to get a scarcity timer. Well it’s included here. Also included is a “left in stock” option to provide an additional layer of scarcity and instill a sense of urgency.
You can save up to $10 a month with the apps included in eCom Turbo considering these are paid apps in the app store.
Related Products Upsell
One way to maximize sales is to include a “related items” feature whenever a customer commits to buy one of your products. You’ll need to pony up another $5 to $10 bucks for this PER MONTH in the app store.
eCom Turbo does this for FREE – no monthlies! If Amazon does it. So should you. And you don’t have to pay for this feature! Love it.
Coupon Code Upsells
Another app that is available for purchase in the app store is included FREE with eCom Turbo.
If a customer leaves, entice them with a coupon. Not only that, you’ll be able to capture their email address as well. Double whammy.
Customization of the Footer
Have you tried to customize your footer? With the regular Shopify themes it’s almost impossible and admittedly you can have Shopify support do this for you as they have done for me in the past but it never looks how I want it.
With Franklin’s theme it’s all customizable - if that’s a word. 😛
A recent addition to eCom Turbo is an option to include a currency converter on your store.
If your currency of choice is not included you can even request this in the Facebook group and Franklin will add it. Full training on setting this up is included as well.
Through testing, Franklin has discovered the best area for your trust badges and he includes this in the training.
Trust badges can be instantly uploaded for all your products and shows you where it should be and why, for maximum conversions.
Building trust with your customers is a crucial element for conversions and you want to do this right and seem authentic at the same time.
These are just some of the features of eCom Turbo. There’s actually more than I mentioned, I just happen to love these ones.
So, Should You Buy eCom Turbo?
If you haven’t figured out yet that eCom Turbo is going to save you money by eliminating all those pesky monthly app charges, then I don’t know what to say! Here’s the thing. You can keep your theme as it is and never know if eCom Turbo will work for you or not.
Or, you can take the plunge starting at only $97, when some of the premium Shopify themes cost over $180 (and some suck if you ask me) and see what it will do for you.
The cost can easily be justified especially if you are paying monthly for some of the apps that are in the app store. There are other good premium themes out there but this one is so far the cheapest and does basically the same thing as the higher priced ones.
I’ve reviewed some of the best premium themes so you can have a better idea of the price points of the various themes.
My Ecom Turbo Review On Youtube
Here I walk you through the members area of Ecom Turbo. I take you inside the theme training area where you’ll see all the amazing training that you will get.
Once you’re done with training, there will be no questions unanswered on what to do should you get lost. If you do, full support is available as well.
In short, you’re in good hands with this theme and it’s not one of those products where you buy it and are left alone on how to figure it all out
Remember – eCom Turbo is designed for conversions! YOU need conversions or you have no business!
This video below was done some time ago. If you get eCom Turbo the training area will look much different and a lot more upgrades. Guess I need to do an update!
I found that when updating the theme you have to update the entire site again, a bit of a pain but not a huge deal. Things like Facebook bot integrations, one click upsells and custom page layouts are missing but I am sure this will be addressed in the future.
Franklin’s a stand up guy. If you are not satisfied with this theme you can get a refund after trying it out for 14 days.
If you’re stuck and need help, full support is available. I sent a ticket for a question recently and got an answer in just a few hours.
My Final Thoughts
You’re here because you are looking to improve the look and functionality of your store and get better conversions right? The other Shopify themes are NOT created by marketers.
If you ask me, Franklin is a marketing genius. He originally created this theme for himself because he knew what was lacking in the marketplace. Imagine what this could do for you and your store!
Many people that have his eCom Elites course have also bought this theme. Why would you not emulate a successful marketer and implement what works? Something to think about.
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38 thoughts on “eCom Turbo Review: Best Shopify Theme For Dropshipping?”
Hi Drew, today I spoke to someone from Adrian Morrison’s team about starting the ESS course and he gave me lower rate options, opposed to paying $2495. That being said, is $997 worth his course excluding advanced FB marketing? Or is the eCom Elites course just as good, and save my money?
I’ve already spent $1,000 with the Foundr course which is good for creating a product and brand, but now that I’m thinking that drop shipping might be easier. Your help is appreciated.
Hi Chryssoula, excluding the Facebook training (advanced or not) is removing a fundamental part of the course which makes it worthless in my opinion. The eCom Elites Facebook module has just over 30 videos of training and once you’re done with that module you’ll be an expert in FB ads. I’d put the money you are saving into FB ads and give eCom Elites a go. I think you’ll soon see how valuable it is.
Thanks Drew, I’ll sign up today. Do you recommend I purchase the Ultimate package one time, opposed to adding it later?
Hi Chryssoula, that’s entirely up to you. Take a look at my review where it shows what you get with both packages. Whichever works best for you is fine.
hi drew. i need your help, i have 1 qn. i have ecom turbo, do i still need to buy clickfunnels or its alternative like thrivecart.
and if i buy clickfunnel or its alternative.. do i stilll to buy premium team?
Hi Jerry, eCom Turbo does not depend on Clickfunnels or Thrivethemes I think you mean. These are separate things altogether. You’d only need Clickfunnels or an alternative if you are looking to build funnels/landing pages for your business. I hope that makes sense.
Hey Drew, not sure if I missed this info in the blog but does ecomturbo have abandon cart features? Also, is it possible to combine ecomturbo with other shopify apps? Thank you.
Hi Mitchell. At the moment it does not but you could easily install a free app for that so yea it’s compatible with apps as well.
Yep makes sense… thanks Drew and thanks for your work!
You’re welcome Dean!
Thanks for the quick response! so you’d recommend doing the elites course first then when I’m ready to get into building my site purchase turbo to not double up on workload …? Cheers
Exactly. I’d get eCom Elites first and then once you are ready to build your site you can grab the premium theme. You’ll be immersed in training for the next few weeks anyway so you don’t need to worry about the premium theme just yet. You can get both now if you wish, you just won’t be using eCom Turbo till you build your site.
Hey Drew. Love your work mate!
I was just about to purchase Ecom elites ultimate package but just saw your eCom turbo review. question is should I just start with elites and get the feel for it or dive straight in and get both packages? is the Ecom turbo more for people who are already set up with a store than a person just starting out?
Thanks in advance!
Hi Dean, thanks for the compliment! eCom Turbo is only an option but getting a free theme does make sense for the reasons I mentioned on the review. You can always get it later but at least grab it before building your site because if you build it out with a free theme then install eCom Turbo, you’re just doing extra work. Hope that makes sense!
Just made the Ultimate purchase, Drew! I was just about to purchase Adrian Morrison’s ESA program but I didn’t want to pony up all that money with no refund in sight and seeings I recently was involved with Aidan Booth’s Kibo code. I thought I’d give it another shot. What attracted me to ecom elites is the price point as well as not involving as many technical steps. It looked to me to be just a “point, click, then publish” i can wrap my head around that all day…
I really enjoy your reviews and saving my money by telling me about this course and steering me away from ESA.
I might try it out once I become successful in Elites but I think I’m just gonna stay here for now…
Thanks again, sir!
You’re welcome Moses. I’m always happy to hear I saved my readers some money while providing an excellent alternative. Enjoy the training and glad you enjoy my reviews!
Thanks for your fantastic review.
Does ecom Turbo has the feature of Multi Language?
Hi Olive, it sure does!
Hello Drew. Really like your site. I have a couple questions:
1) Are there any demo sites or actual sites I can check out that are using the Ecom Elites Theme?
2) Have you reviewed the Booster theme? https://boostertheme.com How does it compare to Ecom Elites?
Hi Jan, I think you mean the eCom Turbo Theme? I’d have to dig deep to find a store that runs it because it’s not easily identifiable and I can’t give out mine (for obvious reasons :P) but I did review the Booster theme too. You can check it out here – https://drews-review.com/best-themes-for-dropshipping-shopify. Keep in mind though that with eCom Turbo you can try it for 30 days and if you don’t like it you can ask for a refund – no questions asked.
Is there a way to test the theme before I buy it? I didn’t really find example site with a quick look. I would like to know what has been done with this. Would you have examples? Thank you!
Hi Jaako, you could probably hit up their support and see if they have some examples to show you. Remember if for some reason it doesn’t work out for you which I doubt, you could always ask for a refund as you have 30 days to test it out to make sure it works for you.
I appreciate the great review! I tried Shopify but didn’t like alot of the themes that I saw and wasn’t sold on dropshipping from chinese suppliers. I sell on ebay currently and looking for a new business model. Would this theme work well with the print on demand model? I’m more interested in going that route with shopify and then maybe integrating it into my new blog website going forward.
Hi Daniel, glad you liked my review! Ecom Turbo is very versatile so yes it would work well with print on demand.
Hi Drew, thanks for the reviews, really helpful – I have now purchased eCom Elites through your link. Does eTurbo have currency conversion feature?
You’re welcome Donald. Yes, Franklin recently added a currency converter and a full training video on how to set it up as well. Additional currencies can also be added by request too.
Im new to this ecommerce marketing, and just want to know, if a 60 year old women can do it and find it not overwhelming. I am retired and have lots of extra time to do this, just like to know there is good support with this program.
Hi Valery, age does not matter. As long as you have patience and are willing to put in the time. You are commenting on the eCom Turbo page though. This is just an optional theme that you don’t need right now. What you’re looking for is eCom Elites and you can check out my review here. There’s a lot of support in eCom Elites both from support staff and also in the Facebook group so you’ll never have a question unanswered and will always find help.
Thank you so much for this review. Do you know if this comes with a megamenu?
Hi Esther, I contacted Franklin and he said at the moment eCom Turbo doesn’t have a megamenu yet but it will be added in the near future. I’ll watch out for this and if you wanted to get a follow up you can contact me here. Thanks for the great question!
I think I missed something, but if I purchase Ecom Turbo, will I have to pay monthly fees for using the theme through Shopify?
Ecom Turbo is a one time fee. Shopify fees are separate and apply based on what package you have with Shopify. Shopify does the hosting and handles payment processing, etc., so that’s why they have monthly fees.
Thanks for the terrific article
You’re welcome Alisha glad you enjoyed it!
Thanks for the excellent guide
You’re welcome Andrea!
Thanks for the great article
You’re welcome Otis!