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A groundbreaking Shopify theme built to convert mobile shoppers. Enter a new age of commerce with a theme that puts mobile-first.

Theme will be delivered by email once purchased.

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FeaturesLearn more about the features this theme has to offer.
Mobile-first design

Handy is designed specifically for handheld devices to help you increase mobile sales.

Multi-column menu

Feature product images in a large, multi-column drop-down menu.

Search-focused menu

Allow customers to easily search your store for products, tags, and more on mobile devices.

Quick shop

Get customers to the checkout faster with a streamlined add-to-cart popup.

Customizable promotion tiles

Promote sales, discounts, and featured products on your homepage with special promotional tiles.

Quick contact bar

Display contact information, store hours, and location with a stylish set of icons.

All of our Shopify themes come with the following features
  • Free customer support
  • Free theme updates
  • Mobile-friendly design
  • Customizable layout
  • Built-in styles and color palettes
  • Modular design
  • Integrated social feeds
  • Social media icons
  • Search engine optimization
  • Drop-down navigation support

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AnswersGet answers to common questions about this theme.
How do I install the theme once I’ve purchased it?

Easy! We’ll email you a zip file, which you can upload via the “Online Store” section of your Shopify admin. Simply click “Upload theme” and it will be there for you to customize, preview, and publish when you’re ready.

Can I customize the theme styles? Or can I use one theme style on one page and another style on a different page?

Yes and yes! We created these theme styles to show the diversity of Handy’s features, but you can pick and choose however you want. Think of the styles as jumping-off points.

Can I use our company’s font?

Maybe. If your company’s font is available in the Shopify font library or through Typekit, you can use it in the theme. If it’s a Typekit font, you will need to edit your theme’s code

Can you help me customize the theme?

We can help you get set up and familiarize yourself with Handy’s features, but we can’t guarantee support for extensive customizations. That said, we’ll do whatever we can to help you find a viable solution.

Does this theme integrate with all Shopify apps?

Not all, but many! All Pixel Union themes integrate with Pixel Union apps. If you’re using an app from another developer, please contact them to see if it plays well with Handy.

UpdatesThis theme was last updated on June 2nd, 2021.

June 2nd, 2021 - v2.12.1


  • Shop Pay installments info will now be displayed in supported stores


  • Set default social media accounts to blank, to avoid confusion

Using an old version of Handy?

Update using the Theme Updater App

Please note that the Theme Updater App is compatible with Handy versions 1.8.0 and up. Earlier theme versions require a manual update.

April 12th, 2021 - v2.12.0


  • Add preconnect
  • Add preload attr for CSS, fonts and JS
  • Add font-display: swap
  • Use async or defer for scripts

January 18th, 2020 - v2.11.0


  • Replaced select 'include' snippets with 'render'


  • The product price is updated when changing variants when the "Tablet & mobile gallery position" setting is set to "Below title"
  • Fixed the URL for the documentation link in the theme editor so it now goes to the right page
  • Updated the link for the mega navigation documentation in the theme editor

November 6th, 2020 - v2.10.0



  • Image zoom now works with the product slideshow layout
  • Fixed the positioning of the quantity selector and add to cart button on Safari
  • The add to cart error message appears once again

September 17th, 2020 - v2.9.2


  • We have removed the default social media sharing image setting and we now defer to the setting in the Shopify admin

July 22nd, 2020 - v2.9.1


  • Issue with JavaScript being in developer mode

July 14th, 2020 - v2.9.0


  • Button in the various bottom bars across the theme now have their previous, correct coloring
  • Quickshop Add to Cart now works properly when bottom bar is enabled


June 16th, 2020 - v2.8.0


  • Stylesheet no longer uses SCSS, so settings update much faster in the theme editor

April 17th, 2020 - v2.7.0



February 25th, 2020 - v2.6.1


  • Repaired issue where updating to v2.6.0 using the Theme Updater App could cause a layout issue on product pages
  • Extra margin will no longer be added to the first section on home page

February 13th, 2020 - v2.6.0


  • We now support Product Media: Videos, 3D models, and of course images


  • Instagram section has been removed. The Instagram API used to display these photos has been deprecated with no suitable replacement so from now on you'll need to switch to using an app.

January 6th, 2020 - v2.5.5


  • The homepage slideshow doesn't cause any issues with Google's Mobile-Friendly test anymore
  • The logo on mobile is no longer able to stretch the layout
  • The header cart count should now update as soon as an item gets added to the cart
  • The collection image no longer overlaps when using one of the uncropped aspect ratio settings

November 19th, 2019 - v2.5.4


  • We have reverted all render tags to include tags -- oops!
  • We have fixed a bug with Flickity slideshows on iOS 13

Please note that the Theme Updater App is compatible with Handy versions 1.8.0 and up. Earlier theme versions require a manual update.

    October 8th, 2019 - v2.5.3

    • Fixed structured data outputting an empty itemListElement array
    • Oops! We've fixed a Liquid error in the Featured Collection section
    • The Featured Collection section will now display the correct number of rows in the product grid!
    • The contact bar will now appear as it should when you click on the associated menu link
    • The search page will no longer have gaps between product results
    • The Login and Register links will no longer appear in submenus on mobile
    • Fixed a bug on the collection page when clicking the cart while the bottom bar was disabled
    • We have updated Handy to use the new render Liquid tag instead of include!

    Please note that the Theme Updater App is compatible with Handy versions 1.8.0 and up. Earlier theme versions require a manual update.

    August 14th, 2019 – v2.5.2

    • Removed our website link from the footer
    • Changed how the Dynamic checkout buttons are styled on the cart page
    June 25th, 2019 – v2.5.1
    • Minicarts! One in the header and one in the bottom menu, if it’s enabled. Works with quickshop, too!
    • Lots of new product page layout options — and you can use them for featured products, or in the quickshop too.
    • You can now see discounts in your cart, that includes the minicarts!
    • Updated social meta to fix an issue with images on Twitter preview cards
    • The contact bar map now supports non-English characters in the address field!
    • Oops! We accidentally bumped the navigation menu down a line. It’s all fixed up now!
    • Fix whitespace issue associated with the Contact bar at Tablet screen sizes.
    • Removed Google+
    • Updated image with text overlay section to fix a couple bugs
    • Support link in the Theme editor now points to our new support form
    • Related products are now product recommendations sourced from Shopify
    February 14th, 2019 – v2.3.11
    • Related Products will now show the correct price on the Product page
    • We are now using Shopify’s built-in sort options on the collection page!
    January 24th, 2019 – v2.3.10
    • You can now choose to display a secondary product image on hover, for the collection pages and home page featured collection
    • We’ve added the option to select the number of products per row on collection pages
    • The Featured Collection homepage section can now be displayed as a product grid
    • Added cropping to slideshow images to eliminate resolution issues.
    • New infinite scroll options for product collection, so you can scroll, scroll, and scroll some more
    • Maps now support latitude and longitude
    • We fixed an issue where incorrect slides were sometimes selected when a second slideshow was added to the homepage
    • A gap that sometimes appeared under the header when viewing blog pages in the theme editor has been tracked down and squashed
    • We’ve increased the maximum number of products per page for collection pages to 50
    • Change blog image max width to constrain to body max width
    • Collections can now be filtered by a single tag at a time and we’ve added a clear button
    December 19th, 2018 – v2.3.7
    • Changed dynamic checkout buttons content
    • Changed dynamic checkout buttons to be enabled by default
    November 15th, 2018 – v2.3.5
    • We now support YouTube ShortURLs!
    • You can now choose to show a lock icon on the checkout button.
    • The price in the product description will now update when a new variant is selected, as it should.
    • The default line-height is now 1.6.
    • We’ve reduced some of the newsletter spacing.
    • Mobile announcement bar text is now centred.
    • Sticky product details now behave as expected, so they’re just the right amount of sticky.
    • We increased the image size parameter for Blog posts to allow vertical images to fill the allotted space.
    • The fix is in for the search engines indexing filtered collection pages.
    • Now the Dynamic checkout button uses the correct typography.
    • When you try and close the ‘add to cart’ popup on mobile it actually does it correctly.
    • Fixed changing quantity in add to cart modal not affecting the mini cart.
    • Fixed collection page featured image stretching.
    • Fixed changing variants and variant images on mobile.
    • Fixed tabs not appearing in quickshop.
    • Fixed changing price in product description when changing quantity in add to cart menu.
    August 23rd, 2018 – v2.3.3
    • Our latest update was to use the shared structured data component.
    July 27th, 2018 – v2.3.2
    • Fixed support URL for mega navigation documentation
    • You can now successfully use “Double” “Quotes” in your product option names
    • Quantity and Add to Cart buttons now happily share a line when Dynamic Checkout Buttons are disabled.
    • Product description tabs now continue working after making changes in the theme editor
    July 17th, 2018 – v2.3.1 (unreleased)
    • Rich Text sections that display pages with images now stay nicely contained within the layout
    July 17th, 2018 – v2.3.0
    • Updated the footer payment icons to use Shopify’s new official icon set
    July 11th, 2018 – v2.2.2
    • The blog page layout was acting up from time to time by overlapping blog posts so we gave it a stern talking to. Now it’s working like it should!
    July 3rd, 2018 – v2.2.1
    • Have you heard of this thing called ‘social media’? Guess it’s pretty popular these days. So, we improved Handy’s sharing of social metadata
    June 21st, 2018 – v2.2.0
    • Added cart redirection setting
    • Changed products per page slider to use increments of one
    • Changed how related products find their related collection
    • Fixed line height on homepage collection list description
    • Fixed incompatible IE11 CSS style usage
    • Fixed words escaping the product description
    • Fix meganav having dropdown chevron when it shouldn’t
    • Remove cart item when quantity is 0
    June 13th, 2018 – v2.1.0
    • Updated newsletter forms to support rich-text so you can link to a privacy policy
    • Fixed slideshow image not being clickable when linked
    • Remove unused static navigation section
    • Fixed product button alignment
    May 31st, 2018 – v2.0.0
    • Added support for Shopify Fonts feature
    • Fixed product menu buttons not using full container width on mobile
    • Fixed product menu buttons text not aligning to the center of the button
    May 8th, 2018 – v1.10.3
    • Fixed featured product images loading at incorrect sizes.
    April 6th, 2018 – v1.9.0
    • Implemented responsive and lazy loading images.
    April 3rd, 2018 – v1.8.0
    • Implemented support for Shopify’s new dynamic checkout buttons. Now on the product page and quickshop, customers can checkout directly via Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, Paypal, and Shopify Payments if you have those gateways set up on your store.
    • Fixed the infamous broken Twitter feed.
    March 23rd, 2018 – v1.7.1
    • Fixed up an issue with prices displaying incorrectly if the merchant chose to show prices without decimals.
    March 6th, 2018 – v1.7.0
    • Added new sections to the home page to comply with Shopify’s sections parity update.
    January 16th, 2018 – v1.6.3
    • Fixed up broken Instagram and Twitter feeds.
    January 11th, 2018 – v1.6.2
    • Added the option to disable the bottom bar on product, collection, and cart pages.
    • Added a home page video section.
    • Fixed up an issue where a blog without a featured image would show unnecessary white space above the post.
    • Fixed up a couple small navigation issues.
    • Fixed an issue with images uploaded in the collection page RTE areas weren’t being contained by the description area.
    January 8th, 2018 – v1.5.0
    • Updated the menu system to be integrated with Shopify’s nested navigation update. See this link to get more information on how to set up nested navigation.
    December 1st, 2017 – v1.4.0
    • Added the ability for merchants to create a custom ‘all collections’ page by making a navigation menu with the collections they want to show.
    • Made the slideshow images be clickable if there’s a link and button text.
    • Added a logo to the gift certificate template.
    • Made the footer credits translatable.
    • Fixed an issue with a scrollbar appearing on blog pages on Windows devices.
    • Made long words on slideshows hyphenated if they overflow onto two lines.
    • Fixed the currency not converting in quick shop.
    • Fixed the newsletter subscribe button to have sharp edges instead of rounded ones.
    • Fixed how the price was displaying if the “compare at” and “sold at” price were the same.
    • Bumped up the cart quantity number in the cart icon in Firefox.
    • Fixed an issue where rich text links were breaking the contact bar map.
    November 30th, 2017 – v1.3.2
    • Updated how we handle inventory to comply with Shopify’s inventory policies.
    October 20th, 2017 – v1.3.0
    • Added in tabs! Finally!
    • Removed ‘pjpg’ as format for images so the theme now uses whatever image format you’ve uploaded.
    • Changed some things for images to better make use of retina displays.
    • Improved open graph data information.
    • Fixed some squishy search results.
    • Selected variant image now shows on page load.
    • Fixed variant dropdown behavior for products.
    • Fixed missing email body for email share feature.
    • Fixed vendor names visual issue.
    • Gift cards are now printable.
    • Vendor pages didn’t use to filter, but now they do!
    August 31st, 2017 – v1.2.2
    • Instagram got sneaky on us and changed something that caused the images to appear in free and wild aspect ratios. An Instagram rodeo went down and we lassoed the images back to being square. It’s Thursday, I’m tired, this is an awful metaphor.
    August 18th, 2017 – v1.2.1
    • Emojis took a vacation from our themes’ twitter feeds. They’re back now.
    • Altered some values for certain range sliders in the theme editor. You probably won’t even notice the change.
    July 21st, 2017 – v1.2.0
    • Minor bug fixes.
    • Implemented Shopify Pay icon in footer.
    • Changed all range settings to sliders in theme editor.
    June 21st, 2017 – v1.1.1
    • Added back previous map zoom setting to enable Shopify auto updates.
    • Minor settings language change.
    June 20th, 2017 – v1.1.0
    • Implemented alternate product form template.
    • Added Google Maps JS API v3 integration.
    May 23rd, 2017 – v1.0.6
    • Fixed issue with Twitter feed not displaying tweets.
    May 5th, 2017 – v1.0.5
    • Added Medium to social media accounts.
    • Updated Bold preset to Fresh.
    • Fixed issue with American Express and Apple Pay icons not appearing in the footer.
    • Fixed issue with cart notes not being submitted when an order was placed.
    • Fix issue with ‘compare at’ price not changing when variants were selected.
    April 19th, 2017 – v1.0.4
    • Allow product options to show special characters.
    • Fixed issue with the first mega navigation tier being unclickable in mobile landscape.
    • Fixed issue with Instagram posts not loading if there was no image caption.
    March 23rd, 2017 – v1.0.3
    • Fixed issue with related products displaying main product’s price.
    • Fixed issue with product highlights not displaying correctly with few available products.
    • Changed collection grid logic to better accommodate varying image sizes.
    March 21st, 2017 – v1.0.2
    • Fixed issue with mobile collections section appearing on desktop.
    • Fixed issue with header dropdowns on tablets.
    • Fixed issue with Poppins font being cut off on slideshow.
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