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

220 reviews

74% positive

  • 162 positive reviews
  • 10 neutral reviews
  • 48 negative reviews
Write a review
Shop Aquatic Sep 14, 2017

We have multiple well-established stores and have recently migrated two to the Empire theme. Implementation was straightforward and the response from Robert in support to the minor glitches that came up was both quick and thoughtful. Feedback thus far from customers and staff has been very positive. Plans to migrate a third store to this theme soon.

Mossy Tiger Sep 13, 2017

I bought the Empire theme over a week a ago and it is very easy to customize and looks fantastic. I bought this theme because of the mega menu and I liked the quick links to products.. I wanted to install trust seals and I contacted support to ask how I could do this. Kate got back to me and tried different areas until I was happy. Nothing was too much trouble. Thanks Kate for all the support. :)

LYNKM Sep 13, 2017

Kate has been so helpful. I am not Tech Savvy at ALL! So when I downloaded this theme I was automatically worried I wouldn't know how to use it. They helped me step by step create my store EXACTLY the way I wanted it. I plan to use Kate and the Pixel Union Team for a long time :)

GoodCert Aug 17, 2017

After custom developing my last web site, I was skeptical of a complete solution for $180. It turns out my fear was completely unfounded! The Empire theme is extremely powerful. It allowed me to build a state-of-the-art site in just weeks! Best of all, I made no compromises. Anytime something wasn't pixel perfect, Pixel Union staff found a solution. I'm amazed! BTW - documentation is excellent.

This theme is supported by Pixel Union

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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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