Adding and updating products

You can add or update information about a product such as its price, variants, and availability from the Products page in the admin.

Add a new product

Steps:

Duplicate a product

To save time when you add a new product, you can duplicate a similar product. If you want to add options to an existing product, such as color or size, then add a variant to the product instead of duplicating the product.

When you duplicate a product, you have the option to copy one or more of the following product details:

  • images
  • SKUs
  • barcodes
  • inventory quantity

If you leave the options unselected, then these product details are left blank in the duplicate. Other product details except 3D models and videos are copied from the original to the duplicate.

By default, the duplicate product is hidden on all your channels and apps. The duplicated product isn't available and won't be published until you change its availability. You have the option to make the duplicate available on the same channels and apps as the original product. In this case, the duplicate product is published immediately after it's created.

Steps:

Add a new product using Shopify POS

You can create new products from the Products screen in Shopify POS. Products that you create in Shopify POS won't appear on your other sales channels unless you update their availability settings in Shopify.

To create a new product in Shopify POS:

To edit or delete one of your products, you need to open it from the Products page in your Shopify admin. You can't edit or delete products directly in Shopify POS.

Edit a product

After you've created products, you can edit them to change their descriptions, prices, and any other product details.

Although you can change your product details at any time, the changes can affect your reports. For information on how the changes can affect the way that products appear and are grouped in your reports, see Changes to product details.

Saved changes take effect immediately in your online store. Before you update a product, you can check the top of the page to see if another staff member might also be making changes to the same product.

Steps:

Make products available on your sales channels

You can control where you are selling a product by making it available to your active sales channels. If you decide not to make a product available to a particular sales channel, then it will be hidden from that channel's product catalog. You might hide a product from a sales channel for a variety of reasons:

  • You have seasonal products that you want to display for only part of the year.
  • A product is out of stock but you will have more in stock at a later date.
  • You don't want to sell a product, but you might offer it again later.
  • You want to offer online exclusive, or in-store exclusive products.
  • You don't want to sell a product using a particular sales channel.

Add or remove tags

Tags are searchable keywords associated with your product. Tags can help customers find your product through your online store search, and you can also use them to create automated collections.

You can apply up to 250 tags to each product.

For more information about tags, see Tag formats.

Add tags

To add a tag:

Remove tags

To remove tags from a product:

Edit a search engine listing preview

You can edit the way that a product appears in search results on the product's details page:

  1. In the Search engine listing preview section, click Edit website SEO.

  2. In the Page title field, enter a descriptive title. This title will display as a link in search engine results. You can enter up to 55 characters in the title.

  3. Enter a description for the search engine listing. Make sure to include relevant keywords to help new customers find your link, and to include your business name. You can enter up to 320 characters in the description.

  1. In the URL and handle section, you can edit the web address. In most cases, you won't need to make changes to the web address. If you do make changes, then make sure that you set up URL redirects from the old web address. The URL can't contain any spaces. Handles are used in theme design.

  2. Click Save.

Scan a barcode with your device's camera

You can use the Shopify app to enter a barcode for a product by scanning it with your mobile device's camera.

To scan a barcode with your device's camera:

Delete a product

You can delete a single product, or delete multiple products at once using a bulk action. When you delete a product, it's permanently removed from Shopify. Deleted products can't be restored. If you run out of stock or no longer want to display a product for any reason, but don’t want to permanently delete it from your store, then you can hide the product instead.

To permanently delete a product:

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