Smart Collections are collections where products are included according to some condition (rule). Those collections will be updated dynamically as soon as more products appear that match the condition.
You can create Smart Collections and include in those Products by their Tags, or any other Product fields like Vendor, Type, Price, etc.
To include products into Smart Collections by Product Tags with Bulk Import Export Update App. Follow these steps:
- Prepare the Excel file with Smart Collections by Product tag, according to the Excelify template
- Import created Excel file into your Shopify Store.
1. Prepare the Excel file with Smart Collections by Product Tag
Basic fields that need to be filled are Title, Primary Row, Must Match, and Rules. In this tutorial, all products that have tag private or business jet will be included in the Smart Collection named Private and Business. So, there will be 2 rules defined – each of them in the separate row.
Decide if you want to include those products that have at least one of the tags (“private” or “business jet”), or the product should have both tags to be included in the Collection. If the value is set to any condition, all products with at least one of two tags will be included. If the value is set to all conditions, only those products that have both tags will be included.
In the Rule: columns I am setting the rules. For Tag property use Equals relation.
Remember to name the sheet as Smart Collections. Save the file.
2. Import created Excel into your Shopify store
Now let’s import this Excel document into the Store with Bulk Import Export Update App.
Now you can see created Smart Collection under Products -> Collections.
When clicking on the collection, you will see the products that are included.
Good to know:
- You can export the Products that belong to the Smart Collection, by setting the “Collection” filter when exporting Products.
- In Shopify you can create up to 5000 Smart Collections. This is what you also can bulk import with the Excelify.io app.
- You can use other Product fields in conditions, like, Vendor, Type, Price, etc. Tags was just one example.
- Read the full description of all fields of Shopify Smart / Automated Collections.
- Read our tutorial on how to bulk manage your Shopify tags.
- Read our tutorial on exporting Collections as Product columns.