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
  • 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
  • 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

269 reviews

74% positive

  • 198 positive reviews
  • 14 neutral reviews
  • 57 negative reviews
Write a review
WB Barber Supply May 10, 2022

Quickly responded AND fixed an issue I was experiencing with shoppable images. Excellent support!

Wireless Place May 10, 2022

The customer service was fast in responding and fixing the problem encountered.

Home Village Store Apr 27, 2022

Great theme from Pixel Union with excellent support and communication. Quick thanks to Norm at Pixel Union for responding back to our query in regards to 'Empire theme'.

Jumping Toads Apr 25, 2022

I have been using Empire for nearly a year now. Very happy with the Theme. It is extremely flexible and has a lot of features. I would advise patience, as there is a lot to learn on the theme. I have used their support service a number of times, the team are responsive and have always found solutions to my requests.

This theme is supported by Pixel Union

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Release notes

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

Build with confidence — the Theme Store promise

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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