Sharing on social media

Sharing on social media can be a good way to promote your online store and connect with customers. You can create social media accounts for your business to help build your brand, improve your SEO, and increase traffic to your store.

When customers visit your online store, they can share products and blog posts to their social media accounts by using the sharing buttons that display on product pages in your online store. You can use these buttons to share on a social media account for your store.

You can also share products on Facebook directly from Shopify.

Share products on Facebook

You can share products and collections with customers by posting them directly to Facebook from your Shopify admin. To use Share on Facebook, you need to have an online store, and your store can't be password protected, but you don't have to be selling on Facebook by using the Facebook sales channel.

Share products

When you first access Share on Facebook, you will be asked to authorize the Share on Facebook app. This means that you acknowledge that you will be using the Share on Facebook app to post directly to your personal or business pages. You control which products get posted, and you control which accounts you use to post them.

To share a product or collection:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Products.

  2. Click Promote, and then select Share on Facebook:

    Share from existing products

  3. Select the Facebook account you want to use to post the product.

  4. Enter a message to go with it.

  5. Click Share on Facebook.

Sharing blog posts on social media

When you post about your business and products on a blog, you are increasing your online presence. This helps search engines to find your site. Learn more about adding a blog to your Shopify online store.

If you already have an audience online and want to start selling there, then use the Buy Button sales channel to add your Shopify products to blog posts on other platforms.

To get the most out of social media, you need to do more than share your products. Create and share blog content that will be relevant to your customers to build brand loyalty and encourage customers to talk about your business.

Sharing buttons appear on published blog posts:

Share blog

Linking to your social media accounts

Some themes come with social media buttons, so you can easily direct customers to your accounts. You can search for social media in the Theme Store to see themes that have this feature.

The following themes include social media buttons:

Adding more social media features

To add other social media features to your online store, search for an app on the Shopify App Store that does what you need, or customize your theme code. Below are some common theme customizations to add social media features to your online store:

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