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Bulk Delete Collections from Shopify


So you would like to bulk delete Collections from your Shopify store.

You can do it with Matrixify app like that:

1. Export your Collections

Because there are two kinds of collections in Shopify: Smart and Custom, you can delete Collections of just one kind or both.

In the Export section, click the Smart Collections/Custom Collections or both checkboxes from the “Select Sheets” dropdown to Export needed Collections.

Exporting Smart and Custom Collections

For each collection you only need to select “Basic Columns” to be Exported.

2. Remove rows you do not wish to delete

Make sure to remove all those Collections rows from that Excel file, which you want to still keep in your store. So that your file contains only Collections you want to delete.

And then set the “Command” column to “DELETE” for all of them.

Like this:

Delete Shopify Smart Collections

If you need to delete Collections of both kinds, pay attention, that there are two sheets in the Excel and add set the “Command” column to “DELETE” on both sheets.

Delete Shopify Custom Collections

3. Import the file to delete collections

First upload the file into Matrixify to make sure what you are Importing has been recognised as Custom and Smart Collections.

Uploaded file to delete Smart and Custom Collections

If all looks correct and the collections have been correctly recognised, you can go ahead and start the Import. If you see any Failed items, then after the import has finished, you can download the Import Results file and look into the “Import Comment” column. This column will tell you why that collection has failed to be deleted. 
Smart and Custom Collection delete import successfully completed

That’s it – those collections will be deleted now.

Good to know

  • You can bulk delete any other Shopify items the same way, like Products, Discounts, Pages, Orders, etc.
  • Before you delete Shopify Collections, you might want to do the full export of all Collections with the app. You can keep that Excel file for reference, or even restore deleted collections later to your Shopify store if you need to.
  • You can combine commands for the same import – delete some collections, but update other collections, and even create new collections, all at the same time.
  • Read our tutorial on how to export Collections as Product columns.