Empire

An Amazon-inspired theme optimized for large product catalogs

Great for

  • Business equipment and supplies, Electronics, Home and garden
  • Large catalogs
  • Dropshippers, High-volume stores, Selling internationally

$300 USD

Unlimited free trial. Pay if you publish.

Great for

  • Business equipment and supplies, Electronics, Home and garden
  • Large catalogs
  • Dropshippers, High-volume stores, Selling internationally

Theme highlights

Conversion-boosting navigation

Empire's best-in-class navigation and filtering will help your customers find what they want, discover new items, and checkout faster.

Perfect for large catalogs

This theme's visually appealing Amazon-inspired design is equipped to optimize large product catalogs for the most conversions possible.

Highly customizable

Empire's design, visual story-telling capabilities, marketing tools, and customizable features allow you to create a truly unique store.

Online Store 2.0

The new standard in customizability and speed

Use drag-and-drop sections and blocks to create custom pages throughout your store without special coding. Empire comes with flexible, well-designed blocks for images, products, video, quotes, and more.

Learn more about sections and blocks  

Preview of Online Store 2.0 enabled theme editor.

This theme is great for

Dropshippers
Designed specifically for dropshippers
High-volume stores
Designed for stores that process a large number of transactions in a given period
Selling internationally
Designed for stores that sell across regional boundaries

Cart and checkout

  • Quick buy
  • Slide-out cart

Marketing and conversion

  • Quick view
  • Recently viewed
  • Recommended products
  • Store locator

Merchandising

  • Color swatches
  • Image hotspot
  • Image rollover
  • Image zoom
  • Product options
  • Product tabs
  • Product videos

Product discovery

  • Breadcrumbs
  • Collection page navigation
  • Enhanced search
  • Mega menu
  • Product filtering and sorting
  • Recently viewed
  • Recommended products
  • Sticky header

Online Store 2.0

The new standard in customizability and speed

Use drag-and-drop sections and blocks to create custom pages throughout your store without special coding. Empire comes with flexible, well-designed blocks for images, products, video, quotes, and more.

Learn more about sections and blocks  

Preview of Online Store 2.0 enabled theme editor.

This theme is great for

Dropshippers
Designed specifically for dropshippers
High-volume stores
Designed for stores that process a large number of transactions in a given period
Selling internationally
Designed for stores that sell across regional boundaries

Cart and checkout

  • Quick buy
  • Slide-out cart

Marketing and conversion

  • Quick view
  • Recently viewed
  • Recommended products
  • Store locator

Merchandising

  • Color swatches
  • Image hotspot
  • Image rollover
  • Image zoom
  • Product options
  • Product tabs
  • Product videos

Product discovery

  • Breadcrumbs
  • Collection page navigation
  • Enhanced search
  • Mega menu
  • Product filtering and sorting
  • Recently viewed
  • Recommended products
  • Sticky header

215 reviews

73% positive

  • 158 positive reviews
  • 10 neutral reviews
  • 47 negative reviews
Write a review
Mavish Jun 14, 2021

Too slow it ended up suspending my Google Merchant Store.

Reply from Pixel Union Jun 15, 2021

Hi there Mavish team. Looks like there may have been an issue exclusively with your shop's setup, as this issue hasn't popped up for us before in the Empire theme. We've reached out to you directly to investigate this issue further and rectify the situation. Please get back to us at your earliest convenience so we can fix this for you!

Wazoodle Fabrics Jun 08, 2021

I have been happy with the theme and the support - at first the support staff was a little bit slow to respond, but i understand it takes time to test the problem and find the right solution. The support team including Lynne, Norm, Myles have all been very helpful in getting back with fixes to the problem at hand. Thank you very much Pixel Union Support :)

Musik-Butik.dk Jun 04, 2021

i neither love it or hate it. I think its designed to perform ok, but you still need to spend a lot of money on specialized features. One small thing annoying me is that I can't have a collection page, with sub categories in my shop. other then that its ok,

Reply from Pixel Union Jun 07, 2021

Hi there! Thanks so much for your feedback- we really appreciate it. We actually just added subcollection functionality to the most recent version of Empire. If you update your theme, you'll have access to this feature. If you need any assistance with getting that set up please feel free to reach out to our support team- we're happy to help!

REFURB.io Canada Jun 03, 2021

One of the best themes if you're dealing with a large inventory. Customization is smooth, the online documentation is thorough, and the support I received was fast, helpful, and pleasant, Highly recommended.

This theme is supported by Pixel Union

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What’s included with every theme on the Theme Store

Works with the latest Shopify features

Themes on the Shopify Theme Store are guaranteed to stay up to date and work with Shopify’s ever-growing feature set.

Speed-tested and approved

Every theme in the Theme Store meets Shopify’s performance standards, ensuring a faster shopping experience for your buyers.

Unlimited free trial

Try the theme for free with your own products, brand colors, and customizations. One-time payment of $300 if you publish the theme to your store.

Free high-resolution photos

Demo stores aren’t included, but you can get free stock photos from Shopify Burst.

Free theme updates

Get the latest theme features and fixes from the Theme Store. You can redownload your purchase at any time.

Non-expiring license for one store

Your payment entitles you to use the theme on a single store, and keep it as long as you like.

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Dropshippers, Quick setup, Selling internationally