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Duplicate Product Names


Shopify handles product names a little differently from some other ecommerce platforms. This article will discuss those differences, and how you should name your products when operating with Shopify.

Shopify Product Names

The most important thing to note about Shopify product names is that they have to be unique. You cannot have two products in Shopify with the same name. If you use an automatic process to generate Shopify product names, we highly recommend performing one of these two actions:

  1. Manually double-check your product names to make sure duplicates aren't being created.
  2. Make sure your automatic process for generating names cannot create duplicate names.

Regarding number two, we have seen clients using automatic product name generation run into difficulties with this. If you're not sure about the best way to rectify an issue here, get in touch with Modern Retail support for assistance.

If you have any further questions, feel free to submit a support ticket.