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How to Tidy Up Your Shopify Store by Hiding Collections from the List

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    Entaice Braintrust

Hey! So you're looking to clean up your Shopify store by hiding certain collections from your collection list? Maybe there's a seasonal lineup you're not ready to showcase yet, or perhaps, you have exclusive products for particular customers. Either way, you're heading towards a sleeker, more tailored shop front. Let's walk through this together, without getting lost in the tech-jargon jungle.

Why Hide a Collection?

Imagine your store as your home. Not every room (or collection) needs to be open to everyone at every time. Maybe the 'Christmas Gifts' collection doesn't need to show during summer, right? Hiding these collections can offer your store a clutter-free, focused presentation, very much like tidying a room before guests arrive. It restricts access to products that aren't currently relevant to most visitors, enhancing user experience and managing your inventory more subtly.

Step 1: Getting Your Bearings Right

Firstly, let’s roll with making sure you are able to access your Shopify admin because that’s where all the magic happens. Just log in to your Shopify account, and boom, you're in the control room.

Step 2: The Navigational Dance

Navigate to 'Products' and then click on 'Collections'. You’ll see a list of all your collections here. Simple so far? Great, let's keep that momentum!

Step 3: Select Your Collection

Identify the collection you want to hide. Maybe it's 'Spring Specials' and spring has just bid adieu. Click on the collection you wish to adjust. You’re doing awesome!

Step 4: Tweak the Visibility

Here comes the crucial part:

  • Find the section titled ‘Sales channels’ on your collection’s page. This dictates where your collection is visible.
  • You’ll see your active sales channels, typically including 'Online Store'.
  • Click on the toggle beside 'Online Store' to turn it off. This action hides your collection from the online store view.

And just like turning off a light switch, your collection is hidden from the list, effective immediately. No drum rolls needed, it’s that straightforward!

Step 5: Save Your Changes

This might seem obvious but remember to hit 'Save'. It's like saying, 'yes, I confirm, let's keep it this way'. Skipping this is like not saving a document you’ve worked on - painful, right?

What Happens Next?

Your collection is now a secret garden. It’s there, but only visible to those you choose to show it to through direct links or specific setups in your shop’s backend for personal browsing habits. It’s like having a VIP backstage pass!

A Little Extra: Smart Tips

Here’s a sprinkle of savvy to ensure you truly master this:

  • Schedule Visibility: Plan and automate when collections appear by setting visibility conditions. Perfect for seasonal collections!
  • Personalize Offers: Use hidden collections to surprise select customers with exclusive products. It’s like handing out secret invites!
  • Keep It Fresh: Regularly review which collections are hidden and update their status. It keeps your store’s look fresh and engaging.

In Conclusion

Look at you, all set to streamline your Shopify store like a tech-savvy shopkeeper! Remember, hiding a collection isn’t about making it disappear forever. It’s about displaying the right content at the right time, much like setting the stage for a play. It’s clean, it’s professional, and now, you can do it with your eyes closed (well, almost).

Every tweak, including this one, helps shape your store to better suit your brand and your audience, much like crafting a habit slowly forms a new lifestyle, as noted in Atomic Habits. You’re not just hiding collections; you're strategically positioning them to enhance your store's appeal and functionality.

So, give it a go, mix it up sometimes, and see how it transforms your store's atmosphere and functionality!