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How To Easily & Effectively Set Up Categories And Subcategories For Your Shopify Store

How To Easily & Effectively Set Up Categories And Subcategories For Your Shopify Store

How to easily & effectively set up categories and subcategories for your Shopify store

We may not have a way to differentiate between categories and subcategories, but you can make as many collections (i.e. categories) as you want and organize them in your navigation/menu to occur in a logical order in a drop-down menu structure.

If that sounds perplexing, let us explain it in more detail.

A new collection is created when you add a new product. This isn’t what it should be doing. Perhaps an application could do this, but most collections are created in the Products > Collections section, and they can be manual (i.e. you pick and choose products at random) or automatic (i.e. they are based on conditions you set for the collection).

The first and most critical step is to arrange your items and collections. To ensure you have a clear understanding of how collections are made, I suggest reading these documents: Building Product Collections and Understanding Products.

Outdoor Living, Birdhouses, Wind Chimes, and so on are all equal in the Shopify backend, but you can “nest” the collections you consider subcategories (Birdhouses, Wind Chimes) under the main category when you set up your main menu (under Shopify Admin > Online Store > Navigation).

A drop-down effect will appear in the menu as a result of this.

An example of a great navigation menu with categories and subcategories is Nike.

Nike Categories

To make it easy for consumers to search your items by type, you should organize them into collections. Here are a few ideas for collections you might make:

聽 聽 聽 聽 Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing

聽 聽 聽 聽 Lamps, cushions, and rugs are examples of objects of a certain kind

聽 聽 聽 聽 Products on sale

聽 聽 聽 聽 Things that are a certain size or color

聽 聽 聽 聽 Holiday cards and gifts, for example, are festive items

Pricing, Inventory, and Shipping parts are shown on the product details page for products that do not have any variants. When you add versions, the pages on the feature description tab that was previously visible are no longer visible.聽

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