How to use Shopify Product Collections & Tags

Shopify Product Collections & Tags

Product tags allow you to create Collections to organize, sort, and display products. Use the tags to thoroughly describe each product. A Collection then allows you to group products using the tags. To view and edit collections navigate to:

Shopify Dashboard → Products → Collections

Each tag name needs to be a standalone description. Each product normally uses multiple tags. From the Shopify dashboard navigate to ProductsProducts (then select a specific product) → Tags to display and edit the product tags. This table contains product tag names and descriptions.

Shopify Tag Notes

Tags should describe an individual product and are normally singular. Each product should use as many tags as required to describe that product. For example, a CD in an eCommerce music store might contain tags such as music + CD + multiset + classical + Beethoven. Using these tags you could create Collection to display all music (tag: music), all CDs (tags: music + CD), or all classical CDs composed by Beethoven (tags: music + CD + classical + Beethoven). Try to anticipate how products may be grouped in the future and tag them appropriately. You can always add more detailed sorting in the future if products are tagged properly.

Importing Tags into Shopify

When importing product data do NOT use Firefox! The import does not work consistently with Firefox. Google Chrome is recommended when importing data using CSV files.

 

Media Type Album

Audio (for audio books, etc.)
Blu-Ray

Book

Cassette
CD

Comic
DVD

Gift Certificate

LP

Movie
Music

Set (music sets, video series, etc.)

Single (for CD and other singles)
VHS

These tags describe the major media type.

Examples:

 

Music, CD
Movie, DVD

Music Genre Contemporary (adult contemporary)

Alternative

Christian (Christian & Gospel)

Classical

Country

Dance (dance & disco)

Easy (easy listening)

Folk

Metal (hard rock, heavy metal)

Holiday

Hollywood (Hollywood Stars)

Jazz

Latin

NA (New Age)

Oldies

One Hit (one hit wonders)

R&B & Soul

Hip Hop (rap & hip hop)

Rock (rock & roll)

Soundtrack

Top 100

Vocal

Choose the music genre(s). Note that you may use multiple tags.

 

Example: an easy-listening, jazz, CD of oldies can be described using:

 

Music, CD, Easy, Jazz, Oldies

 

 

Video Genres Action

Adventure

Animation

Biography

Classics

Collector (collector sets)

Comedy

Crime

Disney

Documentary

Drama

Family

Fantasy

Foreign

Holiday

Horror

Musical

Music (music video)

Mystery

Romance

Science Fiction

Thriller

TV Mini (TV mini series)

TV Series (TV series set)

TV Movie

War

Western

Choose the tags that best describe the video. Note that you may use multiple tags.

 

Example: a Blu-Ray collector documentary  series about WWII can be described using:

 

Movie, Blu-Ray, Set, Collector, Documentary, War

Other Tags Weekly Special This tag to designate the product as a weekly special (use “Weekly Specials” collection).

 

You can use Collections to display products based on the tag values. In the future you may want to show fine levels of detail when displaying product Collections. Be sure to use the EXACT spelling for the tags. For example, if you display products using a “Blu-Ray” Collection then this collection will NOT display media marked as “Blue-Ray”, “BluRay”, “blueray”, etc.

Collection examples:

[Music + Country] to show all Country music on all forms of media (CD, cassette, LP, etc.)
[Music + Country + CD] to show all Country music on CD
[Movie + Music + Holiday + DVD] to show all holiday music videos on DVD

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