Empire

A marketplace-inspired theme optimized for large product catalogs

Includes support for:

  • EU translations (EN, FR, IT, DE, ES)
  • Store locator
  • Color swatches
  • Quick view
  • Stock counter

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$300 USD

Unlimited free trial. Pay if you publish.

Includes support for:

  • EU translations (EN, FR, IT, DE, ES)
  • Store locator
  • Color swatches
  • Quick view
  • Stock counter

See all features here

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
Physical stores
Designed for stores that do in-person selling

Cart and checkout

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

Marketing and conversion

  • Blogs
  • Cross-selling
  • EU translations (EN, FR, IT, DE, ES)
  • 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
Physical stores
Designed for stores that do in-person selling

Cart and checkout

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

Marketing and conversion

  • Blogs
  • Cross-selling
  • EU translations (EN, FR, IT, DE, ES)
  • 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

287 reviews

75% positive

  • 216 positive reviews
  • 14 neutral reviews
  • 57 negative reviews
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House Plant Shop 2 days ago

Our company House Plant Shop has been using the Empire Theme for 5 years and we are very happy with the overall design and support of the theme. If we ever run into technical issues, the team at Pixel Union is on it. The theme layout is great for larger collection and we are able to offer over 600 different SKU's in a very organized and efficient way.

QualityPerfection 8 days ago

Love the Theme, Great customer service ! Thank you Corey !

MusicTeck 12 days ago

Good design, good support! problem solved in a timely manner. The template is super easy to use.

PLC Department 12 days ago

I love Empire theme. its been our trusted theme since the beginning. The devs are consistently improving the small things that make our life easier as store owners. Customer support is great aswell. thanks guy

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Release notes

Version 7.0.1 - August 8, 2022

We've added structured data for AggregrateRating and Review, and fixed a number of outstanding theme bugs.

Added

  • Added AggregateRating structured data for products.
  • Added Review structured data for products.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where the product compare toggle button would not appear if the "Show grid/list view toggle" setting was disabled.
  • Fixed an issue where inserted tables would present duplicate borders.
  • Fixed an issue where product tabs would overflow on mobile devices.
  • Fixed an issue where desktop slideshow images would appear on tablet devices.
  • Fixed an issue where the add-to-cart button and quantity selector were slightly misaligned on mobile devices.
  • Fixed an issue where the announcement bar would hide search and login buttons in the menu on mobile devices.
  • Fixed an issue where you would see console errors when resizing the screen width.
  • Fixed an issue where price ranges would not appear on product cards for products with first variants priced higher than other variants.
  • Fixed an issue where the Brand structured data for products would be of an invalid type.
  • Fixed an issue where the previously active tags would not be preserved when filtering on the collections page.
  • Fixed an issue where a “Required parameter missing or invalid: items” message would appear when adding a product to the cart when the “Auto-select first available variant” theme setting was disabled.

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

Stores using Empire

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Works with the latest Shopify features

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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.