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Shopify collection drop down menu guide

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    Entaice Braintrust

Hey! So, you're looking to get a grip on how to set up a collection drop-down menu in Shopify, right? Let’s dive into it as if we were setting up an online store together!

First up, what exactly is a “collection” in Shopify? Think of collections as categories or groups of related products. For instance, if you're running a clothing store, you might have collections like "Men’s Tees" or "Winter Scarves."

Now, a drop-down menu? It’s just a way to neatly organize your collections on your shop’s navigation bar. This keeps your site from feeling cluttered and makes it super easy for your customers to find what they’re looking for.

Here’s how you can create that drop-down menu in Shopify:

  1. Head to the Shopify Admin Area. Once you’re logged in, find the ‘Online Store’ section on the left sidebar, and then click on ‘Navigation’. This is where you control what your store’s menus look like.

  2. Select Your Main Menu. You'll see your main menu there, and that’s what we want to work with. Click on it to start editing.

  3. Add a New Menu Item. Here's where you start building your drop-down. Click ‘Add menu item’, name it something that represents your collection (like "Clothing"), then leave the ‘Link’ field blank for now because this will be your drop-down header, not a clickable link.

  4. Attach Collections to the Menu Item. Now for the fun part! Under that header you just made, you’ll start adding sub-menu items. Click ‘Add menu item’ again, type the name of one of your collections (like "Men’s Tees"), and this time, link it to the actual collection. You do this by clicking on the ‘Link’ field, selecting ‘Collections’, and then choosing the specific collection.

  5. Rinse and Repeat. Keep adding all relevant collections under your header. Each one appears as an option in the drop-down menu under "Clothing."

  6. Save and Preview. Hit save, then go check out your site from a customer’s view. You should see a sleek drop-down menu under "Clothing," pointing to all the different collections you added.

And there you go! Your store now has a cleaner look, and your customers can breeze through finding products. Easy, right? Plus, once you get the hang of it, you can get creative with how you organize different products or collections to make shopping on your site a snap.

Remember, the goal is to make it super intuitive for anyone stopping by—like arranging books on shelves so someone can say, “Oh, fiction over here, non-fiction over there!” You’re doing the same with your products.