How to Add Products to Collections On Shopify

Suppose you’re already using Shopify to manage your online store or you want to start. In that case, it’s essential for you to organize your products in an effort to simplify your page. The organisation is critical when it comes to creating and maintaining a loyal customer base, as you’ll be helping them find what they like as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

There are 2 types of Shopify Collections:

  • Manual – allows you to create your own list and add any products you want
  • Automatic – this follows automation such as “Add all products with a greater price than 29.99”

Quick guide

Here’s how to add products to collections on Shopify:

  1. Go to “Products” and then to “Collections
  2. Choose an existing collection or create a new one
  3. Go to the “Products” box and add products

By the end of this article, you’ll be able to add new products to your collections in no time!

Add Products to Manual Collections

Shopify collections are categories that help you organise the products that you’ll be offering in your online shop. Manual collections contain products that you specifically choose, and their arrangement will remain the same unless you decide to remove or add any items.

When it comes to adding products, the process is quite simple:

1. Go to “Products” and then “Collections”

  1. Open your Shopify Admin page.
  2. Go to Products on the left side of your screen. 
  3. Underneath Products, you will find Collections.
collections shopify

2. Choose a collection or create a new one

Once you click Collections, you can see all existing collections that you’ve created on your page or you can create a new one by pressing the Create collection button.

Choose the collection to which you’re going to add the product(s).

When creating a collection

Make sure you click Manual. This allows you to choose your own products and order.

create a new collection

3. Add Products

All that’s left is to go to the Products section of the collection you’ve chosen and go to Browse to find the products you want to add to the collection.

add products to a collection shopify

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Add Products to Existing Manual Collections From the Product Page

Alternatively, you can add a product to one or more collections from the product’s detail page. 

1. Go to “Products” and choose your “Product”

Just like before, from your Shopify dashboard, go to Products on the left side. You will see every product that you have already added to your page.

Find the one that you want to add, or if you haven’t added the product you wish to yet, click on “Add Product” and add it to your page.

choose product

2. Choose “Existing Collection”

Scroll down to the Collections section as shown in the red box below.

Search for the existing collections you want to add the product to.

choose collection

3. Click “Save”

  1. Click Save
  2. The product will be added to the collection

Creating an Automated Collection

Alternatively, you can choose to create Automated collections. Automated collections are collections that maintain and update themselves without you needing to add new products yourself.

All you need to do is create the collection and choose the conditions that will be used to include any new products that match them.

1. Go to “Collections” & click “Create collection”

products then collections
create collection

2. Click “Automated”

choose automated

3. Choose your automation

choose your automation

4. Click Save


What are Collections in Shopify?

Final Thoughts

Creating collections on Shopify is an excellent way to organize your products and make it easier for your customers to find what they need.

Moreover, not only will you be able to choose between several approaches when it comes to categorizing your products into collections, but once you learn the steps, you’ll have the process down in a matter of minutes.