Empire

A marketplace-inspired theme optimized for large product catalogs

Great for

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

$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

Theme highlights

Perfect for large catalogs

This theme's visually appealing marketplace-inspired design is equipped to optimize large product catalogs for maximum conversions.

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.

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

Cart and checkout

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

Marketing and conversion

  • Blogs
  • Cross-selling
  • Customizable contact form
  • In-menu promos
  • Product badges
  • Product reviews
  • Promo banners
  • Promo tiles
  • Quick view
  • Recently viewed
  • Recommended products
  • Stock counter
  • Store locator

Merchandising

  • Animation
  • Color swatches
  • High-resolution images
  • Image galleries
  • Image hotspot
  • Image rollover
  • Image zoom
  • 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

Cart and checkout

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

Marketing and conversion

  • Blogs
  • Cross-selling
  • Customizable contact form
  • In-menu promos
  • Product badges
  • Product reviews
  • Promo banners
  • Promo tiles
  • Quick view
  • Recently viewed
  • Recommended products
  • Stock counter
  • Store locator

Merchandising

  • Animation
  • Color swatches
  • High-resolution images
  • Image galleries
  • Image hotspot
  • Image rollover
  • Image zoom
  • 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

275 reviews

75% positive

  • 205 positive reviews
  • 14 neutral reviews
  • 56 negative reviews
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Treshers 2 days ago

Great theme! Flexible and highly customizable. Pixel Union does a great job keeping the theme updated with all the latest features and trends, so your store stays current

LED Grow Lights Depot 8 days ago

Amazing theme and perfect for our store. The support at Pixel Union is great - fast response times, knowledgeable and helpful. We are so glad we found this theme!

Dprisa Store 10 days ago

I am really happy with the theme, it's a before and after for our store and it was really easy to customize and have helped a lot with conversion. The team is really willing to help and made everything much more easier.

Sakura Milk Jewelry 13 days ago

Editing: I was bothered by this theme because I purchased it 2021 and a lot of updates happened in 2022 making my theme just not work right. I contacted support but they always said to hire someone to check my code. All I needed to do was update the theme though. I actually do love this theme, just the support is not that wonderful in my experience although they respond.

Reply from Pixel Union Mar 02, 2022

Hi Sakura Milk Jewelry! Thank you so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it. One of our agents has sent you more info on utilizing our grid section on the homepage to hopefully solve your issue. Please let us know if we can provide any further assistance.

This theme is supported by Pixel Union

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Release notes

Version 7.0.0 - June 16, 2022

We've added new features (product compare, inventory status, and pre-order), expanded the language files for enhanced translation, and repaired various bugs in the theme.

Added

  • Added schema locale files for setting labels to translate into English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
  • Added a new product compare feature.
  • Added a new inventory status feature.
  • Added a pre-order feature.
  • Support for Boolean filter type.
  • Product rating block.

Changed

  • Removed the customer-facing products-per-page option from collection templates. The number of products per page on collections is set in the theme editor. This resolves an issue where the customer's product per page selection was not applied to all collection views.

Fixes and improvements

  • Resolved console error that occurred with two featured collections present on the home page.
  • Mobile slideshow text responds to correct color setting.
  • Sidebar filters on vendor collection pages are clickable.
  • Faceted filter tags with special characters work as expected.
  • 'Set as default address' checkbox works on customer account page.
  • Collection description supports tab code.
  • Custom color swatch files are visible on the product form.
  • Product swatches using variant images are sized correctly.
  • Cart shipping calculator no longer displays HTML characters when changing languages.
  • All links in mega menu with sidebar sections are visible on Windows 10.
  • Last column image in mega menu fits menu container.
  • Product SKU appears in quick shop.
  • Vimeo videos play in product media gallery.
  • Three-column template for the product page can now hide share buttons.
  • Non-English locale files have correct structure.
  • Slideshow works as expected with 'adapt to first slide' height setting.

Version 6.2.0 - May 13, 2022

We've expanded social media settings and icon options as well as updated the positioning of social icons in the utility bar.

Added

  • Expanded social media settings and icon options.

Changed

  • Social icons will shift to the left of the utility bar when the menu is blank

Version 6.1.0 - February 15, 2022

We have made sections available across all JSON templates, added Faceted Filtering to the Search page, added new Tabs, Accordions, and Custom Liquid blocks to product forms, included app block support in Featured product sections, and fixed high priority bugs including prices on Product pages and within the Shoppable image sections.

Added

  • We have made sections normally allowed on the home page only to now be available across all JSON templates
  • Faceted Filtering is now available on the Search page
  • We have introduced new Tabs and Accordions blocks along with a Custom Liquid block to the product forms
  • We have added a new setting to the Gift card page so that a logo can be displayed in place of the store name
  • All Featured product sections now support app blocks

Fixed

  • Subcollections on the collection page can now be displayed even when the sidebar is disabled
  • The tag order feature on collection pages will no longer break if tags are using less-than(<) or greater-than(>) symbols
  • Removing an item or updating the quantity of an item on the cart page works with no delay
  • The month portion of the timestamp on Recently viewed product cards will appear in the correct language
  • In Firefox, product images on collection pages no longer change in size when hovering over swatches
  • Product page shows correct price for the variant when initially loading the page
  • The Sold Out Options theme setting now applies to swatches in the collection page product grids
  • Dynamic purchase button is enabled for available variants regardless of the 'Auto-select first available variant' setting
  • Correct prices are displayed for all products in the Shoppable image section
  • With 'Auto-select first available variant' disabled, the SKU will be displayed when a SKU block has been added and a variant has been selected

Stores using Empire

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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.