If you are running a store on Shopify with many kinds of products, it is necessary to allocate products into segments, collections, and sub collections. A website optimizing its appearance with structured collections and sub collections can improve user fexperience a lot. 

To answer the questions of many newbies about how to add sub collections in Shopify, I will provide instruction in this article.

Why is it necessary to add sub collections in your Shopify store?

There are a variety of reasons why you should add sub collections in Shopify. Firstly, creating sub collections can help your website to increase UX and improve UI. Your Shopify store will appear more user-friendly and provide a better user experience. Besides, it is necessary to define a group of specific items that will make your product page easy to navigate. You can use your sub collections for displaying your most popular products, promoting a specific product on another page, or showcasing products from multiple brands.

sub collections

How to make Shopify sub collections?

The first and most basic method, which does not necessitate any technical knowledge, is to use the Navigation menu to create sub collections. With only a few clicks, you may create a sub collection that suits your needs. You can quickly adjust the structure of the website as well as its visual design using the admin panel. You should implement the following steps to make the changes:

Step 1: Sign in to your Shopify account

First, sign in to the Shopify store with your credentials. 

Sign in to your Shopify account

Step 2: Select “Navigation” from the drop-down menu.

Click on Online Store > Navigation

Select “Navigation” from the drop-down menu

Step 3: Tap on “Add menu” button

You can update the menu choice and skip this step if you’ve already created it. In this case, all you have to do is click on menu to go to its editing page. If you don’t have the main menu, the first thing you should do is make one. Simply select ‘Add menu’ 

Tap on Add menu button

Step 4: Add menu items

You can make a menu by clicking ‘Add Menu Item‘ and selecting the collection you want.

Add menu items

Step 5: Add collections and add the sub collections you planned to in the collection tree. 

Click on Link section and pick the collection that you want to add.

Add collections and add the sub collections

In this step, collections and sub collections haven’t been structured. They still exist at the same level.

collections and sub collections

Step 6: Drag the sub collections

Drag the sub collections into the parent collections in the correct sequence as the collection tree.

Drag the sub collections

Step 7: Save menu 

Click on Save menu to save all changes.

Save menu


Adding sub collections to Shopify store is something that every business owner should take into consideration because it improves the customer’s shopping experience. With a few clicks, even people with no technical knowledge can add and manage sub collections, and all of the settings are accessible from Shopify Admin Panel. We hope our instructions for creating sub collections in Shopify are helpful to you.

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