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5 Things to Know about the eCommerce platform

    1. No Sub Collections

    As of last update in January 2022, Shopify allows merchants to create collections and subcollections to organize their products. Collections are used to group related products together, and subcollections allow for further categorization within a collection.

    However, it’s possible that there may have been changes or updates to the Shopify platform since then. If you’re experiencing issues with subcollections, there are a few things you might want to consider:

    2. A variant is what gets added to the cart

    If you’re experiencing a situation where only variants of a product can be added to the cart, even when the product itself doesn’t have variants, it may be indicative of a theme or customization issue. In a standard setup on Shopify, both products without variants and those with variants should be added to the cart in a similar manner.

    3. ‘Online Store’ is not the only sales channel

    “Online Store” is one of the sales channels available on Shopify, but it’s not the only one. Shopify provides merchants with various sales channels to reach customers across different platforms. As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, some common sales channels include:

    1. Online Store
    2. Buy Button
    3. Facebook Shop
    4. Instagram Shopping
    5. Amazon and eBay Integration
    6. Custom Sales Channels:

    4. Theme settings live within the theme code

    In the context of Shopify, theme settings and theme code are distinct components but are closely related. Let me clarify their roles:

    • Theme Settings:
      • Theme settings are configuration options that allow you to customize the appearance and behavior of your Shopify theme without directly modifying the underlying code.
      • These settings are typically accessible through the Shopify admin interface under “Online Store” > “Themes” > “Customize” for the active theme.
      • Common theme settings include colors, fonts, layout options, and other design elements that can be adjusted through a user-friendly interface.
    • Theme Code:
      • Theme code refers to the actual HTML, CSS, and Liquid code that determines the structure and functionality of your online store.
      • Theme code can be accessed and modified through the “Edit code” option in the Shopify admin interface under “Online Store” > “Themes.”
      • This is where you can make more advanced customizations, such as adding new features, modifying the layout, or integrating third-party scripts.

    5. Apps don’t live on Shopify

    I’d like to clarify that when people refer to “apps” in the context of Shopify, they are usually talking about third-party applications or plugins that can be installed and integrated with a Shopify store. These apps are indeed hosted externally from Shopify’s servers, and they are created and maintained by third-party developers.

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