Examples of automated collections

Review these examples to get ideas on how you can use automated collections for your particular needs.

Example: Create a sale collection

You can create an automated collection to feature products that have a sale price. To make your collection show only the products that are on sale, you can set a condition for the collection to include products that have a Compare at price. To learn more about using Compare at prices to put products on sale, see Setting sale prices.


Example: Create a collection that contains products from other collections

Collections always contain products. You can’t create collections of collections. However, by using product tags and automated collection conditions, you can create a collection that contains all the products that are in other collections.

Jayla runs a clothing store that also sells belts, hats, and other accessories. She wants to create a collection for belts and a collection for hats. She also wants a collection that contains all of her accessories, including all the belts and hats. By creating these collections, she’ll be able to display her related products in various ways on her online store.

She starts by creating the products, and enters a tag to identify each one:

Example of product tags to add
Product name Product tag
Leather belt belt
Braided belt belt
Straw hat hat
Sun hat hat
Panama hat hat

Next, she creates two automated collections, each with a single condition:

Example of automated collection conditions
Collection name Condition
Belts Product tag is equal to belt
Hats Product tag is equal to hat

Now, Jayla can create another collection for all of the accessories, by using multiple conditions:

Conditions for the collection

The collection, which she calls Accessories, has two conditions:

  • Product tag is equal to hat
  • Product tag is equal to belt

The any condition option is selected, so a product that matches either of those conditions is included in the new collection.

Later, if she adds other types of accessories, such as scarves, then she can tag them with scarf and add the condition Product tag is equal to scarf to her Accessories collection.

Having created the collections, Jayla can display them in her online store, and can update her online store navigation to link to the collections from menus.

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