Empire

A marketplace-inspired theme optimized for large product catalogs

Includes support for:

  • EU translations (EN, FR, IT, DE, ES)
  • Store locator
  • Age verifier
  • Countdown timer
  • Color swatches

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$340 USD

Unlimited free trial. Pay if you publish.

Includes support for:

  • EU translations (EN, FR, IT, DE, ES)
  • Store locator
  • Age verifier
  • Countdown timer
  • Color swatches

See all features here

Theme highlights

Colossal capacity

Command over any catalog with robust features for product discovery, comparison, and conversion

Above-average order value

Get more out of every order with powerful tools for merchandising, upselling, and cross-selling products

Industry acrobat

Adaptable, agile, and packed with app-level functionality, Empire is perfect for your brand and business model

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
Physical stores
Designed for stores that do in-person selling

Cart and checkout

  • Cart notes
  • In-store pickups
  • Pre-order
  • Quick buy
  • Slide-out cart

Marketing and conversion

  • Age verifier
  • Blogs
  • Countdown timer
  • Cross-selling
  • EU translations (EN, FR, IT, DE, ES)
  • In-menu promos
  • Press coverage
  • Product badges
  • Product reviews
  • Promo banners
  • Promo tiles
  • Quick view
  • Recently viewed
  • Recommended products
  • Stock counter
  • Store locator
  • Trust badges

Merchandising

  • Animation
  • Color swatches
  • High-resolution images
  • Image galleries
  • Image hotspot
  • Image rollover
  • Image zoom
  • Lookbooks
  • Product options
  • Product tabs
  • Product videos
  • Shipping/delivery information
  • Slideshow

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
Physical stores
Designed for stores that do in-person selling

Cart and checkout

  • Cart notes
  • In-store pickups
  • Pre-order
  • Quick buy
  • Slide-out cart

Marketing and conversion

  • Age verifier
  • Blogs
  • Countdown timer
  • Cross-selling
  • EU translations (EN, FR, IT, DE, ES)
  • In-menu promos
  • Press coverage
  • Product badges
  • Product reviews
  • Promo banners
  • Promo tiles
  • Quick view
  • Recently viewed
  • Recommended products
  • Stock counter
  • Store locator
  • Trust badges

Merchandising

  • Animation
  • Color swatches
  • High-resolution images
  • Image galleries
  • Image hotspot
  • Image rollover
  • Image zoom
  • Lookbooks
  • Product options
  • Product tabs
  • Product videos
  • Shipping/delivery information
  • Slideshow

Product discovery

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

333 reviews

78% positive

  • 260 positive reviews
  • 14 neutral reviews
  • 59 negative reviews
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Pine Street Clinic 2 days ago

March 2023 Update: This theme's search functionality is STILL broken: Searches that involve more than two words do not work when using the Search and Discovery app (made by Shopify...not third party). Pixel Union has known about this for months, yet has done absolutely nothing. Valid search results are not a "Feature Request."

Reply from Pixel Union Dec 16, 2022

Hi Pine Street Clinic team! Sorry to hear that there is a compatibility issue between the third party Shopify Search & Discovery app and your Empire theme! We appreciate you bringing this to our attention, and will work to include this third party's functionality to a future version of the theme. All the best, Pixel Union

Accurascale 3 days ago

Probably the best, cleanest, fastest theme on the market today for medium and larger stores - jam packed full of features that will make you look good and rise above the competition, backed by a genuinely helpful and responsive support team - we could not recommend this enough, install today, you will not regret it!

FloorSmith 6 days ago

I had an issue with scrolling on mobile phone, and the team has fixed it quickly. Great service.

Makers Superstore 6 days ago

very good customer service. Shandy, Leo, and their development team, Thanks

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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 $340 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.