Automated collections

An automated collection uses selection conditions to automatically include matching products. You can add as many selection conditions as you like, and you can specify whether products need to meet all conditions or any condition to be included in the collection.

If you want to choose specific products for a collection, then you can create a manual collection instead.

Create an automated collection

Learn how to create an automated collection:

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To create an automated collection:

Add selection conditions for an automated collection

Condition types

You can add one or more conditions to match several product details, including:

You can also add more than one condition to define a range of product prices, compare at prices, weights, or inventory stocks.

Set conditions based on product title, variant title, type, or vendor

You can add a condition to include a product in a collection based on the product's title, variant title, type, or vendor. You can select from the options in the second drop-down list to control how a product needs to match the condition value that you enter in the third field. The text that you enter in the third field is compared to your products according to the condition's settings, and matching products are included in the collection. The condition is not case-sensitive.

You can select from the following options to control how a product needs to match the condition value that you enter:

  • is equal to: a product needs to match the whole value you enter
  • is not equal to: a product can't match the value you enter
  • starts with: the beginning of the product title, type, or vendor matches the value you enter
  • ends with: the end of the product title, type, or vendor matches the value you enter
  • contains: the product title, type, or vendor contains the value you enter
  • does not contain: the product title, type, or vendor doesn't contain the value you enter

For example, you might want to add a condition for a collection that includes all products with titles that end in limited edition. To do this, you could select Product title, and then ends with, and then enter limited edition:

Selection condition drop-down lists with Product title and ends with selected, and limited edition entered in the third field as the condition value

Set conditions based on product tags

You can set a condition to include products with a particular product tag. When a condition uses product tags, you need to enter the exact tag as a condition value.

For example, you might want to add a condition for a collection that includes all products tagged with accessories. To do this, you could select Product tag, and then is equal to, and then enter accessories:

Selection condition drop-down lists with Product tag and is equal to selected, and accessories entered in the third field as the condition value

Set conditions based on price, weight, or inventory stock

You can add a condition to include a product in a collection based on its price, compare at price, weight, and inventory. You can set the condition to include products that match its value exactly, or products that are greater or less than its value:

  • is equal to: a product needs to match the exact value
  • is not equal to: a product can't match the value
  • is greater than: the product is greater than the value
  • is less than: the product is less than the value

For example, you might want to add a condition for a collection that includes all products priced $100 or less. To do this, you could select Product price, and then is less than, and then enter $100.01:

Selection condition drop-down lists with Product price and is less than selected, and $100.01 entered in the third field as the condition value

Using multiple selection conditions

You can set more than one selection condition to control which products are included in a collection. You can choose whether products must match all the conditions to be included in the collection, or any of the conditions.

For example, if you set the conditions Product tag is equal to shirt and Price is less than $100.01, then products are included in the collection only if they are tagged shirt and are priced at $100 or less:

All or any new

You can select all conditions to include only the products that match all the selection conditions. You can select any condition to include products that match at least one of the selection conditions.

Set multiple conditions to define a range

To include the products with a price, weight, or inventory value within a range, you need to set more than one collection condition. The low end of the range is defined in one condition, and the high end of the range in another condition. You need to select all conditions to include only the products that fall within the range.

For example, you might want to create a collection that includes all products priced within a range of $50-$150. To do this, you could set two conditions. For the first condition, you could select Product price, and then is greater than, and then enter $49.99. For the second condition, you could select Product price, and then is less than, and then enter $150.01:

Two sets of selection conditions defined: the first drop-down lists with Product price and is greater than selected, and $49.99 entered in the third field as the condition value; the second drop-down lists with Product price and is less than selected, and $150.01 in the third field as the condition value

Change the contents of an automatic collection

You can change the contents of an automatic collection by editing the selection conditions or by editing a product so that it doesn't meet the selection conditions.

To edit a collection's conditions:

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