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

214 reviews

74% positive

  • 158 positive reviews
  • 10 neutral reviews
  • 46 negative reviews
Write a review
nickoftime3 Feb 08, 2019

Awesome theme, I have over 5000 products and it works well with large selections. If anyone find themselves needing help, and you email them, and Hannah responds - either your questions will be answered or your asking the wrong questions. Thanks Hannah!

WickedWidget Jan 22, 2019

Do not use this template. I looked at the code and there are lot of unused codes which slows down the website. Also, they will charge you $65 for a simple functionality change. Again, DO NOT USE THIS TEMPLATE. IT WILL SLOW DOWN YOUR STORE

The Guards Shop Jan 17, 2019

Massive dissapointment with empire and pixel. The theme is full of bugs, and the basics you would expect them to do back end are often missed. Poor customer service, and the speed of the website is very poor. Off to find another reliable theme.

Fat Chimp Jan 17, 2019

DONT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I HAVE MADE USING Empire theme and Pixel. I transfered 2 shops the empire theme in Aug/sept 2018, and since then the speed of the websites dropped dramatically! There support response is poor, and they like to pass the book and quote small print. I reported yet again the speed issues, and they suggested the theme version was out of date. by 6 months! RUBBISH!

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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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