Shopify Categories

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Shopify Categories

Shopify categories can be downloaded into Sellercloud to be selected for individual products.

To download Shopify categories into Sellercloud:

  1. Go to company Settings > Toolbox > Website > SellerCloud Integrated Website > Shopify Categories > click Re-download Categories. The categories will download onto that page
    and onto the website properties page.

You can also export the category IDs and names into an Excel file for bulk-updating products by clicking Export Categories.

To select categories:

  1. Go to company Settings > Toolbox > Website > Website Content > Categories.

To bulk update Shopify Categories:

  • Use the column header Website Category. Enter the category name as the column value.
  • To add multiple categories to a single product, separate the category with the tilde sign, as
    follows: category name 1 ~category name 2 ~category name 3.

Shopify Smart Collections

Any product in a Smart Collection (custom collection) will be downloaded to appear with a Smart Collection icon on its Website Properties page.

Shopify Smart Collections (also known as Custom Collections) work like categories, but these are rules that you will set up directly in Shopify, not in Sellercloud, and download them the same way as categories. For example, all of the SKUs that contain the word “cashmere” in the title are all part of one collection. Enabling Smart Collections will download the smart collection instead of the regular categories. Follow this path:

  1. Go to company Toolbox > Website > SellerCloud Integrated Website > Shopify General > Use smart collections.

Downloading Shopify categories for selection

To download Shopify categories into Sellercloud for individual products:

  1. Click Company settings > Toolbox > Website > SellerCloud Integrated Website > Shopify Categories > click Re-download Categories. The categories will appear below.
    sellercloud shopify download categories
  2. Optional: You can also export the category IDs and names into an Excel file for bulk-updating products by clicking Export Categories.
    sellercloud exported website categories
Downloaded categories also appear on the Website Properties page for products that are website-enabled, so you can save them there (show me where).

Bulk-updating products’ Shopify categories

Check out this short tutorial on bulk-updating products!

  1. Use the template column header Website Category, and enter the category name as the column value.
  2. Optional: To add multiple categories to a single product, separate the category with the tilde sign, as follows: category name 1~category name 2~category name 3.

Shopify Smart Collections

Shopify’s Smart Collections, also known as a custom collection, work like categories, but are rules that you set up directly in Shopify, not Sellercloud, and download them in the same way as categories.

For example, all of the SKUs with the word “cashmere” in the title would be in a single collection.

Enabling Smart Collections will download the smart collection instead of the regular categories. To enable:

  1. Follow this path: Company Toolbox > Website > SellerCloud Integrated Website > Shopify General > click Use smart collections.

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