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How to add a collection to a page on Shopify (+ create a collection page)

How to add a collection to a page on Shopify (+ create a collection page)

One of the benefits of using Shopify is the ability to create collection pages. Shopify’s interface makes it easy to create these collections and add them to your store for increased product visibility and easier browsing.

But no matter how easy it is, it can still be a little confusing if you don’t know where to start. This guide will show you how to create collections and how to easily add a collection to a page on Shopify. 

What are Shopify collection pages? 

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Shopify is a powerful platform and has many different page templates available, each with its unique benefits. Creating landing pages, for example, are a great way to promote products and handle website errors without losing traffic. 

Collection pages are just as, if not more, beneficial. Collection pages allow you to group products and create collections. These can be bestsellers, promotional products, similar products, or even products from a new range. 

Besides making your store neater and much easier to navigate, these collections also increase product visibility and consumer interaction. Which, in turn, leads to more sales and more profit. 

Shopify offers a standard collection page template that is easy to use and customize. You can change it to fit your brand, your products, and your specific needs. When you tick off your pre-launch checklist and publish your Shopify store, you’ll see how powerful collection pages can be. 

How to create a collection page on Shopify

Step 1: Log in to Shopify

First, you will need to log in to Shopify with your unique login details to access your Shopify Merchant Dashboard. This is where you can control all settings including Shopify themes and Shopify meta tags

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Step 2: Create a collection

After logging in, you will have to create a collection with Shopify. 

  • From the Shopify Merchant Dashboard, navigate to the left-hand menu and search for the Products section. Click on the Products menu. 
  • Under the Products tab on the menu, find and click on the Collections option. 
  • On the new page, you will be able to view all current collections. In the top right corner of the page, click on the Create Collection button. 

Step 3: Customise the collection

After adding the collection, you will need to customize it according to its purpose. 

  • Add a title to the collection as this will determine exactly what it is used for. Be smart about it; this title will show up everywhere your collection is and will help with SEO. 
  • Add images to the collection and fill in the collection description. Keep in mind, SEO loves descriptions and other content that fills out the page. Describe the collection and make sure to use the title in this description. 
  • Next, edit the collection SEO. This step is optional but is a great option for those with some basic knowledge of SEO. Click on Edit website SEO and adjust the title, URL, and description to fit with SEO demands. 
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Step 4: Choose the collection type

There are two main collection types: automated and manual. Be careful which one you choose because the collection cannot be changed. 

Manual collection

Choose a manual collection to first start your collection pages. With a manual collection, you will be able to choose all the products you want to add to the collection manually. 

  • On the collection page, select the Manual button. 
  • Next, move to the search bar under the Product section on the page and search for specific products to add to the collection. 
  • Or click on the Browse button next to the search bar and manually select all the products you want to add to the collection. 
  • After choosing all the products you want to add to the collection, organize them. Click on the Sort button and choose how you would like them displayed. 
  • When you are done, click Save
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Products can also be added and removed using the above steps. You must update the collection regularly. If you don’t want to do this, you can move on to automated collections. 

Automated collection

An automated collection will add products according to the conditions you set when creating the collection. It doesn’t require any outside help and will do this until the collection is changed or deleted. 

  • On the collection creation page, choose Automated instead of Manual
  • A conditions table will appear. Here you will stipulate the conditions that need to be met for products to be added to this collection. They can include product type, title, weight, vendor, stock, price, and many more. 
  • When you have finished setting the stipulations on the products that will be added to this collection, press Save

This collection will automatically update itself. Any future products that are added to your store that meet the collection conditions will also automatically be added to the collection page. 

How to add a collection to a Shopify Page

There are two ways to add a collection to a Shopify page: featured collections and collection list. 

How to add a collection list

A collection list will show a block or image that users can click on. This will take them to the product collection page. 

Step 1: Go to the theme editor

  • From the Merchant Dashboard, go to the left-hand menu and go to the Online Store section. 
  • Under Online Store, go to and click on the Themes tab. 
  • On the new page, you will be in the Themes library. Go to your currently published theme and click on the Customize button. 
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Step 2: Add a collection list

Next, we’ll add a section for the collection list. 

  • On the menu to the left, look for the tab labeled Add section. Click on it. 
  • From the dropdown, choose Collection list
  • The collection list will appear on the homepage of the theme editor. Click on Select Collection
  • In the next section, you will be able to select the collection you have already created. Select it and press Save
  • Repeat this with all the blocks on the left-hand section. 
  • These collections will now be available on your homepage. 

Instead of one block that leads to the collection, the featured collection shows the products in the collection on your homepage. 

Step 1: Go to the theme editor

  • From the Merchant Dashboard, go to the left-hand menu and go to the Online Store section. 
  • Under Online Store, go to and click on the Themes tab. 
  • On the new page, you will be in the Themes library. Go to your currently published theme and click on the Customize button. 
  • In the theme editor, you will have an overview of your homepage. To the left of the page, navigate down the menu until you find the Featured collection option. Click on it. 
  • To the right of the page, go to the button that reads Change and click on Change collection
  • From the drop-down menu, choose the collection that you created and want to feature on your store by clicking the Select button. The style of the collection will depend on the theme you have. 
  • Next, press Save
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After you have added your collection, whether featured or listed, exit your editor and go to your store. Reload the page and behold your new collection pages. 

Conclusion

Collection lists on Shopify are a simple but powerful tool. Not only do they offer an easy way to spruce up any website storefront. They also increase product visibility, advertise best sellers, showcase products that don’t get enough showtime, and ultimately lead to more sales. 

Just as collections are essential to a healthy store, so are Shopify themes. Submit a task with us and have a Shopify developer or designer create a custom feature for your unique Shopify needs.

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