Making sure customers can find your collections

When you've created a collection, make sure that your customers can find it. You can add a link for a collection in the navigation for your online store, make a collection visible to the sales channels where you sell, or edit the search engine listing for a collection to encourage customers to click a link in search results.

Links help customers find their way around your online store. If you've added a new collection, then you need to add a link in the navigation for your online store to help customers discover it.

Note

Creating a navigation link is not the same as setting a collection's visibility.

You can also add a new drop-down menu to your online store navigation with a link to a collection.

To link to a collection from an existing menu:

  1. On the Navigation page, click Edit menu beside the menu to edit.

  2. Click Add menu item:

    Add link to main menu 1
  3. A new menu item will appear, with two new fields. In the Name field, enter the name of the link you want to add. This name will be displayed in the menu.

  4. From the drop-down menu beside the link name, select Collection.

  5. A drop-down menu will appear beside the Link field. Use this drop-down menu to select the specific collection that you want to add to the navigation.

  6. Click Save menu.

Change the visibility of a collection

You can control the sales channels where a collection appears by changing its visibility settings. You might want to build a collection specifically for a sales channel to feature a set of your products. There are various reasons that you might want to hide a collection from a particular sales channel:

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

You can view and change a collection's visibility to your active sales channels on the collection's details page.

Note

To help customers find a collection in your online store, add a link to it from your store's navigation.

You can make a collection visible to or hide it from a sales channel by changing its visibility settings. To view or change a collection's visibility settings:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Products, then click Collections (or press G P C):

    Click Products then Collections

  2. Click the collection's name to open its details. The collection is visible to the sales channels listed in the Sales channels section.

  3. If the collection is visible to more than six sales channels, then click the link to show all the channels:

    Visibility

  4. To change a collection's visibility settings, click Manage to open a full list of your active sales channels:

    Manage sales channel visibility

  5. If you want to make the collection visible to a sales channel, then check the box beside its name.

  6. If you want to hide a collection from a sales channel, then uncheck the box beside its name.

  7. Click Done to close the Manage sales channels visibility dialog.

  8. Click Save to save changes to the collection's details.

Change the publish date of a collection

You can set a specific publishing date for a collection to appear in your online store:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Products, then click Collections (or press G P C):

    Click Products then Collections

  2. Click the name of the collection you want to update.

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

    Set publish date button
  4. Set the date and time fields to when you want to publish the collection.

  5. Click Save.

Edit the search engine listing for a collection

The search engine information is used when displaying search engine results, and is generated automatically based on information you gave when you first created the collection.

You shouldn't edit the URL and handle, but you can change the Page title and Meta description. This gives you a little more control over the appearance of your page in search results.

To edit the search engine information for your collection:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Products, then click Collections (or press G P C):

    Click Products then Collections

  2. Click the name of the collection to update.

  3. Find the Search engine listing preview section, and click Edit website SEO.

  4. Edit the text in the Page title and Meta description fields:

    Edit seo new 2
  5. Click Save.

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