Shopify Tip: Using the Tags Field to Add Additional Product Attributes and Export Them Separately With EZ Exporter

The standard way to add additional attributes to Shopify product data is to use Metafields.  Metafields are quite flexible with many supported data types.  You can also attach custom metafields to individual product variants.

However, to add metafields to your Shopify data, you'll need to do this either via the Shopify API or use another app as there's currently no option to add metafields in the Shopify Admin.

An alternative option for adding additional product attributes is to utilize the …

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Shopify Tip: How to Retrieve Product Images in Different Sizes Via the Image URL

Did you know that you can specify the image dimensions of your Shopify product images via its URL?  This could come in handy for generating product feeds that require specific image dimensions.

For example, you may need to generate a product feed that requires a field for the image thumbnail URL.  Instead of re-uploading the thumbnail version of the images, you can actually just add a width and height parameter directly in the original full image URL.

To demonstrate this, …

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Removing HTML Tags From Your Shopify Product CSV Export With EZ Exporter

When you export your Shopify product data to CSV, you'll notice that it will export the product description with HTML code included in a field called "Body (HTML)."

If you plan to use this product CSV in other platforms such as for a Facebook Product Feed or Google Shopping Feed, you'd normally want the HTML tags removed as those platforms either won't render them or won't allow them at all. You'd want the product description to be in plain text. …

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Shopify Tip: How to Quickly Get a Count of Records in the Shopify Admin

When viewing records in the Shopify admin, you might notice that most of the pages don't show you how many total records are there.

One way to figure out the number of records is to do a CSV export, but this could be annoying as you usually have to wait for the CSV file in the email, unzip the attachment, open the file, and then look at the rows.

Luckily, there's a quicker and easier way to get this by …

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Shopify Tip: How to View the Raw JSON Data of an Order, Product, or Customer Through the Shopify Admin

Did you know that you can view the raw data of an order, product, or customer by simply appending ".json" to the URL while logged in to the Shopify admin?

This is a pretty neat trick as it allows you to view data that's not even visible in the Shopify Admin pages. The data shown here is in JSON format, which is basically the same data that you'll see when using the Shopify API.

All you have to do is: …

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