Shopify: Show collections on homepage the easy way.
In our digital age, first impressions are invaluable. After all, we, as consumers and internet users, take the time to evaluate countless websites and e-commerce stores during our online adventures. That’s probably why most businesses use Shopify to show collections on the homepage front and center.
When we surf the Internet, our experiences inevitably form lasting impressions and judgments about stores or sites. If an online store is lackluster in design, chances are you won’t return to shop with them anytime soon. On the other hand, if a site looks attractive and is well-crafted, you’re more likely to visit again – even make some purchases. Now that’s excellent news for everyone involved.
The Shopify homepage is king for conversions.
We’ve all come across a website that made us go wow – the most probable page to evoke this instantaneous reaction was a store’s homepage.
The product photos were spotless; the headline was captivating, and the value propositions astutely reflected what they had to offer – plus, who could forget how remarkable their copywriting was? It provided a comprehensive understanding of the company and its products while eliciting delight.
As a business, you need that sort of great homepage.
In simple words, homepages are the busiest pages on your Shopify store, and they must be eye-catching and captivating.
Feature products on your Shopify homepage
Suppose you have an online business and plan to build an eCommerce store with Shopify.
You’ve worked hard to create those stellar products, so it’s only natural that you want your homepage to flaunt them.
And guess what? Your customers feel the same way!
Showcasing your products on the main store page with Shopify is a cinch. All you have to do is create product collections and feature them in your theme’s customization tool! It’s that simple.
You can either:
- Showcase your whole catalog
- Just select favorites using collections!
By offering a variety of products in one place, you can turn those browsers into buyers and increase sales without creating individual landing pages for each product.
Keep in mind: Your Shopify theme may limit the number of products you can include in each collection. So make sure you choose the right one. There are a couple of themes in the templates directory to check out.
If you want to showcase all of your products on the homepage of your website, keep reading for an easy-to-follow guide that works with any theme. You don’t need to edit code to create a page. It is that easy.
How to show all products on your Shopify homepage
The Debut theme will be your default if you’re starting on Shopify. However, it has a 25-item limit when adding products to its ‘Featured Collection.’
The Simple theme has a limit of 30, while the Brooklyn theme allows up to 50 themes.
See where we’re going with this?
Selecting a suitable theme for your homepage can drastically alter how you display your products. If you have fewer than 25, 30, or 50 items to showcase, it’s pretty effortless to show them via the featured collections option. You can even use a collage style to showcase your product collection.
Feature collections – why use them?
You can use it for many applications to arrange items in various categories. For example, you can list collections for:
- matching products
- future products
- product images
- product pages
- product details
The sky is the limit. Each collection page can feature a large selection of rotating inventories.
The process can seem complicated if you have to manage a large number of products. However, never fear! We’ll break it down for you in easy steps that will make things much more straightforward.
Let’s get started.
How to add one featured collection to your Shopify homepage
If you don’t have to pour over the product boundaries of your theme’s collections, here is an uncomplicated way to include all your products on your homepage.
Step 1: Go to Collections on your dashboard.
To create collections in your Shopify dashboard, navigate to the Products section on the left side of your screen and click. Next, select Collections from the menu that appears. You will see a new page.
Step 2: Click “Create collection”
Identify the large, vibrant green “Create Collection” button and click it. The current “Homepage” collection is default set as the featured collection on your homepage.
Step 3: Choose your collection type
You can either add products to a collection manually or automate it with rules. Be aware that with rules, products will be automatically added to your online stores.
To capture all of the Automated products, set your filter to where “Product price is greater than $0,” and any product with pricing will be included in the new collection. Don’t miss the save menu to preserve your settings!
Step 4: Go to Themes and customize the current theme
To get started, navigate to Online Store in the left-hand corner of your screen and click Themes. Once there, press the green Customize button located next to your Current theme.
Step 5: From the theme editor, select Featured collection and press “Change”
To customize your theme, head to the editor and observe the page sections on the left. Then select “Featured Collection” and click “Change” in its respective menu, which is on your screen’s right-hand side.
Step 6: Choose your collection and customize the grid
Click the green “Select” button to view your newly created collection. The grid style is based on whichever theme you are currently using – with Brooklyn being set to “Collage” by default and able to be modified through the “Grid Style” dropdown menu for a traditional alignment.
How to add multiple product collections to your homepage
If you have an abundance of products that surpass the standard limit, such as the 25-product limit for the Debut Shopify theme, then the above process will be impossible to utilize.
If you’re dealing with a relatively small number of extra items, switch to Brooklyn – or any other theme that allows for more products per collection.
If the new design fits your needs and there are fewer than fifty items in question, follow our simple instructions, and voila! You’re all set.
If you’re dealing with more than 50 products, then this message is for you. You won’t find a theme that can fit all of your items into one concise collection – so don’t try.
Here’s what you can do: put multiple featured collections on your Shopify home page.
You are using the Debut theme. If so, take advantage of its full potential and feature up to 75 products over three collections!
Here’s how you can do it.
Step 1: Create enough collections for all products with the Collections option
To begin creating your first product collection, navigate to Products > Collections and click the green “Create collection” button.
Careful deliberation is required to strategically optimize the number of collections needed for your theme and product limit. Split them up discretely to maximize success!
So there are two collection types- Manual collection and automated collection.
If you prefer a manual approach, divide your collections into manageable segments. But if categorization is essential to you, utilize the Automated collections option and split them up based on product types or tags – whatever suits your needs best. You can also edit collections later.
To ensure optimal performance, do not exceed the collection product limit for your theme—for example, Debut’s 25-product ceiling. Once you’ve established and saved all of your collections, you are ready to go.
Step 2: Go to Themes and click “Customize” on the current theme
Now, navigate to ‘Online store’ and select the option for ‘Themes.’ Once there, locate the green “Customize” button in your designated area of choice – “Current theme” – and click it.
Step 3: Use the theme editor to add many Featured collections
To display your desired number of featured collections, head over to the theme customization editor and click “Add section” found on the left side. Then select “Featured Collection.”
Continue adding as many collections until you reach the previously established number.
Keep doing this for as many collections as you want to feature. Tap save.
Step 4: Click on each Featured collection and select desired product collections.
Enter each Featured collection area on the left and then select your collections for each one in the right-hand menu.
Arrange the “Featured Collection” sections to your preference, whether at the top or bottom of the page, interspersed between other sections, or however else you choose.
Featured collections can be effortlessly rearranged to meet your aesthetic needs.
Step 5: Change or remove section headings
If you’d like, replace the default heading “Featured collection” or omit it altogether. You have full control over customizing each section’s title.
If you arrange multiple collections together, eliminating the headings on subsequent sections can give them a more cohesive appearance. It is especially effective if categories do not sort your collections.
Utilize headings to differentiate your products if they are categorized under various collections.
Once completed, remember to save your edits in order to display all of the products you’ve added on your homepage.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I display collections on my Shopify front page?
You can add a “Collections List” section to your front page by going to the “Customize Theme” section of your Shopify admin and then selecting “Add section” and choosing “Collections List.” From there, you can select which collections you want to display and customize the section’s layout on the collection page.
Can I show specific collections on the front page?
Yes, in the “Collections List” section of the “Customize Theme” section of your Shopify admin, you can select which collections you want to display on the front page. You can also arrange the order of the collections you want to show on the front page. You can do this for small or specialized collections on your online store.
How can I create and manage collections on my Shopify store?
To create and manage collections on your Shopify store, you can go to the “Collections” section in the Shopify admin and click on “Create Collection”. You can then add products to the collection by selecting them from your inventory and set up the collection’s settings. You can also use tags to organize your products into collections and use the “Smart collections” feature to create dynamic collections based on specific criteria.
Displaying items on the homepage gives customers direct access to what they need. It can significantly enhance conversion rates because fewer steps are required for them to buy something. Well-sorted collection pages enable visitors to see everything you have to offer on your online store. With this guide, you can use Shopify to show homepage collections how you want.