For those of you that are new to Shopify, Collections are a way to group products together on your Shopify store and are basically categories in Shopify. The name may confuse you as to what they are but they are logical groups of products in Shopify (aka categories). So now that we’ve got that out of the way lets talk about their use in Shopify. Strolling through the “Collections” page on your Shopify store you’ll see some standard settings like Title, Description, Featured Image and than you get to “Conditions” and this is actually something that is very interesting.
You can either choose to manually select products (boring) or automatically select products (to be included in your collection) based on conditions which is very cool and a time-saver, to say the least. Keeping in mind, that you can set the condition look for the product type, product title, product vendor, product price, product tag, compare at price, weight, inventory stock or variant’s title of a product along with operators like “is equal to”, “starts with”, “ends with”, “contains”, “is greater than”, “is less than” you can setup a condition that looks for new products to add to collections and customize the logic that Shopify uses to add these products to your Shopify store’s collections. You can also have more than one condition associated to a collection and have all products meet the conditions you’ve setup or any of the conditions to get added to a Collection on your Shopify store.
The next thing that you can do on a collection is to add SEO characteristics like page title and meta description along with URL & Handle. Also you can schedule when the collection is going to be published or choose to keep it visible or hidden. Collections can be very useful based on the fact that you can automatically add products to your collections and makes Shopify very useful to run your online business.