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Collections

Collections are used to group products together e.g. Featured Products, Best Selling, Recently Added etc. Unlike Categories which represents the type or segment of products that you sell, a collection often represents a loose grouping of products across different categories.

A collection can be created by grouping products which have some common feature so that it’s easier for the customer to find the specific product they are searching for.  For example, your customers might want to shop for:

  • Latest trends 

  • Sale items

  • Products within the specified price range.

A product can appear in any number of collections. Go to Products > Collections section in your StoreHippo admin panel to manage your collections.

Adding a new Collection

In order to add a new Collection for your products, click on the Add New button. A form will open in the right pane as shown below: 

 The form contains the following fields:

Name

Enter the name for your collection in this field.

Alias

It is an auto-generated field.

Type 

This field provides you two options. Choose Manual or Dynamic which is explained later in this topic.

Images

You can add an image for Collection. It acts as a thumbnail too.

SEO

Provide custom information needed for effective SEO of your collections. 

Title

Enter the title of the product to specify a custom title for the product page for SEO. If you do not specify this field, the product name is used as the title.

Description

Enter the description of the product to specify a custom meta description for the product page for SEO. If you do not specify this field, the product description is used as the meta description.

Keywords

Enter the keywords to specify a custom meta keywords for the product page for SEO.

Canonical URL

The canonical URL used to declare a single page as its own source or for duplicate pages to reference their source/originating page. This is an advanced SEO option and should be used carefully.

Sitemap Priority

Sitemap priority defines the priority of the particular page in your store, pages with higher priorities are crawled by Google more often. Provide the sitemap priority to the pages within a range of 0.0 to 1.0. Default priority used is 0.3.

Default Sort Order

Select sort order from pre-defined values in which you want your collection to be displayed.

Sort Order

You can manually provide a sorting value for your collection which you want to display.

Substores

Select the substores if you want this linked product to be visible only for those substores. Leave blank to show it for all substores. 

This feature is available in selected plans only. Please check your pricing plan for this feature.

Static(Manual) Collections

These are the collection sets in which products are added manually without any condition or filter applied. Static or Manual Collections are simple and do not need any advanced filter conditions to show products added to their basket.

To create a Static Collection, you simply need to select Type as Manual when adding or editing a Collection as shown below:

 

Dynamic Collections

These are the collection sets which shows products according to filters set for individual collection. To create a Dynamic Collection, you simply need to select Type as Dynamic when adding or editing a Collection and specify a condition in Add Filter as shown below:

  1. Click on Add Filter.

  2. Select Field. Choose from Price or Brand.

  3. Select Operator condition. Choose from Equals, Not Equals, Greater than, Less than.

  4. Enter the value.

  5. Click on Insert filter.

After clicking on Insert Filter, a rule type for that specific collection is created. According to the rule defined, products matching the rule will be shown in that collection set on store forefront.

For the operations on Collections, click on Common Operations.