Looking for suggestions in the design department for an ecommerce website I'm designing for my boss. We're a music retailer (instruments, accessories, that sort of stuff), so I'm thinking a really pro design similar to guitarcenter.com, samash.com, or musiciansfriend.com.
I'm using Shopify to create this store since his budget is very limited and he is very impatient. For this reason, learning code is out of the question (I only know the very basics). We have a lot of SKUs, but he needs to see results before dropping a lot of money on the website.
This is our current website, which I designed.
Rock Island Sound - Rock Island Sound Online Music Store | Acoustic/Electric Guitars, Effects, Accessories, More...
I think it looks pretty unprofessional and it's no where near optimized, but this is as far as I could get with no coding knowledge and a free theme.
My problem is that a lot of Shopify themes, even paid ones, look pretty indie. This is fine for an independent artist selling his artwork. But for a professional retailer, it looks extremely unprofessional and I doubt anyone would trust it. A lot of them get some of the look right, but none get it all right. Here were some I was looking at.
Paradigm Demo Store
Reign Air | Welcome
No Limits | Welcome to No Limits
Basically I'm looking for suggestions moving forward. Should I scrap the design I currently have, or is it salvageable? Anything major I've done wrong (be ruthless here, I won't be offended)? Any of the themes above look workable with the least amount of code tweaking necessary?
I would really appreciate any suggestions or help. Thank you so much!