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How to Create Categories and Subcategories in Shopify

Last updated on August 16, 2023 @ 7:58 am

Organizing your products into categories and subcategories makes it easy for customers to find what they’re looking for on your Shopify store. It’s also good for search engine optimization (SEO) because it helps search engines index your products more accurately. In this article, we’ll show you how to create categories and subcategories in Shopify.

Shopify uses a system called Taxonomy to organize products into categories and subcategories. Taxonomies are hierarchical, which means that they can have parent and child terms. For example, a parent term might be “Clothing” and a child term might be “T-shirts”.

To create a category or subcategory in Shopify:

1. From your Shopify admin, go to Products and select one of the products.Select the product

2. Navigate to “Product Organization” to add a product category. You can also add a product type, vendor , collections, and essential tags for your product.

Product Organizatio0n

3. Click the “Save” button. Now, you can now go back to the product section to see the changes you made to its category.Save

You can also add multiple categories to products by checking all the products and clicking the “Edit Products”:

1. From your Shopify admin, go to Products. Select all of the products that you want to add as a category.Select AllThen click “Edit Products”.Edit ProductsYou will be directed to a new page wherein you can add categories to multiple products. In this mode, you can also check all the categories you want to appear on your screen.Edit Products PageClick “Save” if you are happy with your changes.Click Save

PRO TIP: If you are planning to create categories and subcategories in Shopify, be aware that there is a limit of 3 levels for nested categories. This means that you can have a main category, with up to 2 levels of subcategories beneath it. Any more than 3 levels will result in an error.

Creating categories and subcategories in Shopify is easy and helps with organization and SEO.

Madison Geldart

Madison Geldart

Cloud infrastructure engineer and tech mess solver.