Be sure to download a copy of your current theme's HTML so if you for whatever reason do not like the new Cooper theme, you can reinstall your old theme, though all previous customizations (colors, fonts, logo and background and all widgets) will be gone.
Here is a picture of what my store looked like before I upgraded:
And here is a picture of it currently! :)
Perks of the new Cooper theme:
You can set up collection view so that when people visit your store, they can see thumbnails of your categories, like this:
The aspect ratio for these images is 315x210. You can use product photos or create cover images. You find this under Admin > Products > Manage Collections.
Also under Admin > Products > Manage Collections, you can chose a collection and type in a description for it, so when people view that collection, they see what you have to say about it! Example:
The new Cooper theme looks stunning on mobile, where the theme before was not mobile friendly. At all.
Easy to customize!
This theme is much easier to customize than the previous one. You can easily change your font, colors, collection display order and more from the Store Editor Toolbar that appears across the top of your store. You can turn this on (or off!) by going to Admin > Design and to the left you will see an on/off box for it. When turned on, this is what you will see in your store:
|When viewing the COLORS tab|
|When viewing the LAYOUT tab|
Over all, I really love this new theme. It's so much modern and each store with it installed still looks crazy unique. A few examples:
|Landon's Toy Box|
Oh! And your shop bio & media links appear here, at the bottom of your store. Super professional and sleek, I think! :)
So what do you think? Will you be taking the new Cooper theme for a test drive? If you aren't yet a Storenvy seller, are you intrigued by the crazy awesomeness amount of personalization you can do to your store to really build your brand - for FREE? If you have any questions about the new theme, feel free to leave a comment! :)
For those of you upgrading to the Cooper theme, here is an article from the Storenvy team about customizing it!