Exclude Products from Shopify Discounts & Coupons

Exclude Products from Shopify Discounts & Coupons

The question "How do i exclude certain products from my promotions" gets asked all the time. This article is here to show you how to approach this question and achieve your requirement without using external 3rd party apps.

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Unlike other platforms, Shopify does not have an exclude box in the promotion settings. Therefore you need to create a new collection to only INCLUDE the products you want to promote and then setup the promotion with this collection only. You can see this new collection as a way to organize your promotion products and NOT a collection on the site to show (although you can decide to show it if you want)



  1. Login to Shopify Backend
  2. Create a new collection and include via the manual OR automated setting only the products you want to allow for discount. If you are using the automated setting, you can use "tags" to identify the product. Just visit your products and tag them with tag "discountable".
  3. Visit Discounts and create a discount with "specific collections" equal to the new collection you just created.
  4. Test your discount and enjoy!


Important Tip

  • If you use this method of creating a new collection, the search engines may find this page via the sitemap.xml file. If you want to make sure that people don't find it, you will need to add a meta robots noindex tag to your page. You can do this by adding a collection metafield and adding code to theme to add this robots meta noindex tag to that specific collection you want to hide. See below video for details on this.

Code Example to Place in theme.liquid file in <head> tag

{% if collection.metafields.custom.hide_from_search_engines == true %}
<meta name="robots" content="noindex">
{% endif %}



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