Creating and using tags in Shopify

You can use tags to label products, transfers, customers, orders, draft orders, and blog posts. After you add tags, you can use them for searching and filtering to help you stay organized while working in Shopify. Customers can't see tags, but your online store search uses tags to categorize products and organize search results for customers.

One way you can use tags is to group related products so you can make changes to them more quickly. For example, you could add the 'Summer' tag to related products. At the end of the season, you could search for the 'Summer' tag on your Products page to get a list of summer products, and use a bulk action to hide them from your sales channels.

Note

Try using tags to group related items so you can view them all at once: orders using a particular shipping method, customers who accept email marketing, or products from a particular manufacturer.

Tag types

You can create a custom set of tags for each section in Shopify where tags are used. When you create a tag in a particular section, it won't be copied to the other sections where tags are used. For example, you might want to organize orders by tags like packed or test, but use tags like tax exempt or wholesale to describe some of your customers. Each type of tag corresponds to the section it can organize:

TypeDescription
Product Add and remove tags for a product on its details page. View all product tags from any product details page. Filter products by tag on the Products page and the Inventory page. Use product tags as selection criteria when you're building an automatic collection, or as filters when you're creating a menu. When a customer searches for a term that matches a product tag, the tagged products will appear in search results, although the tags are invisible to customers.
Transfer Add and remove tags for a specific transfer on its details page. View all transfer tags from any transfer details page. Filter transfers by tag on the Transfers page.
Order Add and remove tags for a specific order on its details page. Filter orders by tag on the Orders page.
Draft order Add and remove tags for a specific draft order on its details page. View all draft order tags from any draft order details page.Filter draft orders by tag on the Draft orders page. When you create an order from a draft order, its tags are carried over and added as order tags.
Customer Add and remove tags for specific customers on their details pages. View all customer tags from any customer details page. Filter customers by tag on the Customers page.
Blog post Add and remove tags for a specific blog post on its details page. Filter blog posts by tag on the Blog posts page.

Add a tag

You can add a tag when you are creating or editing products, transfers, orders, draft orders, customers, or blog posts. To add a tag:

  1. Open the specific product, transfer, order, draft order, customer, or blog post details page in Shopify.
  2. In the Tags section, enter the name of a tag you want to add, or select it from the list of existing tags. If you enter the name for a new tag, then it will automatically be created for future use in the section.
  3. Click Save.

You can also add a tag from the full list that appears when you click View all tags on the product, transfer, draft order, or customer details page:

  1. In the Tags section, click View all tags.
  2. Select a tag from the list.
  3. Click Apply changes.

Note

Try using tags for items you might need to find quickly: phone orders, customers who need support, or seasonal products.

Remove a tag

You can remove a tag from products, transfers, orders, draft orders, customers, or blog posts. To remove a tag:

  1. Open the specific product, transfer, order, draft order, customer, or blog post details page in Shopify.
  2. Click the 'x' beside the name of a tag you want to remove. The tag will only be removed from the specific product, transfer, order, draft order, customer, or blog post.
  3. Click Save.

You can also remove a tag from the full list that appears when you click View all tags on the product, transfer, draft order, or customer details page:

  1. In the Tags section, click View all tags.
  2. Click the 'x' beside the name of a tag you want to remove.
  3. Click Apply changes.

Search by tag in Shopify

You can search for a tag that you have added to a product, transfer, order, draft order, customer, or blog post to help you find something more quickly. The search will return any results matching the tag. If you have created a tag but it isn't added to anything, then no search results will appear.

To search by tag:

  1. Enter the name of the tag in the Shopify search bar.
  2. View the matching results, and select a result to view it in detail.

Filter by tag

You can use relevant tags to filter the lists on the Products, Transfers, Orders, Draft orders, Customers, and Blog posts pages. You can also use product tags to filter the list of variants on the Inventory page.

To apply a filter:

  1. On the relevant page, click the drop-down menu to apply a filter.
  2. Under Select a filter..., select the Tagged with option to filter by tag.
  3. Enter the name of the tag you want to use as a filter.
  4. Click Add filter to view a list of items with that tag.

When you apply more than one filter to a list, only the items that match all the filters appear in the filtered list. An item that doesn't match one or more of the filters won't appear in the filtered list.

Other ways to use tags

There are more ways to use tags and stay organized:

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