Managing collections on your sales channels

After you create a collection, you need to make sure that it's available on the sales channels that you use. You can also specify a future date when the collection will be published.

Plan requirements for managing collections on your sales channel

The Shopify Starter plan doesn't support grouping your products into collections to make it easier for customers to find them by category. If you require the ability to create collections, then you need to upgrade to a higher plan such as Basic Shopify, Shopify, Advanced Shopify, or Shopify Plus. Learn more about the different plan features.

Change the availability of a collection

You can publish or hide a collection from your active sales channels by changing the collection's availability settings. There are a few reasons that you might want to hide a collection:

  • It's a collection of seasonal or sale products that you want to make available for only part of the year.
  • You want to sell only one type of product with a particular sales channel.
  • The products in the collection don't meet the eligibility requirements for a particular sales channel.


  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Products > Collections.

  2. Click the collection. The Sales channels section displays the sales channels where the collection is available.

  1. If you want to change a collection's availability settings, then click Manage.
  2. Check each sales channel where you want the collection to be available. The collection will be hidden from any sales channel that is unchecked.
  3. Click Done.
  4. Click Save.

Other considerations

  • Making a collection visible to the Online Store sales channel doesn't automatically link the collection to your store's navigation. To help customers find a collection in your online store, you need to add a link to it from your store's navigation.
  • Changing the collection availability doesn't change the availability of the individual products within the collection. If you want to make a product available or unavailable, then you need to update the product.

Change the publish date of a collection

You can set a specific publishing date for a collection to become available in your online store.


  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Products > Collections.

  2. Click a collection.

  3. In the Sales channels section, click the calendar icon beside Online Store.

  4. Set the date and time that you want to publish the collection.

  5. Click Save.

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