In today’s world of e-commerce, managing product attributes across multiple stores can be a difficult and time-consuming task. Ecommerce managers face the challenge of ensuring that product information is consistent and accurate across all their stores and platforms. In this case, using a Product Information Management (PIM) system such as Apimio PIM can be beneficial.

In this blog, we’ll look at how to use Apimio to create attributes for multiple stores. We’ll provide a step-by-step guide to create attributes effectively. 

By the time you get to the end of this blog, you will have a clear understanding of how Apimio can help you create your product attributes effectively, which will ultimately save you time and effort.

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What are Attributes?

Product attributes are important details that give the customers vital information about a product.

They help customers make informed purchase decisions by providing details such as size, color, material, style, and other relevant information about the product.

Is Attribute the same as Meta fields?

In Shopify, there is a difference between attributes and meta fields. Meta fields are used to store extra information about a product that is not part of the standard product details, such as SEO data, custom product data, and other data. 

On the other hand, attributes are used to describe a product’s characteristics. Although both attributes and meta fields can be used to give more information about a product in Shopify, they serve different purposes.

Sometimes, metafields can help enhance the functionality of attributes. For instance, a metafield can be utilized to store extra details concerning a product attribute, like the material’s country of origin.

What is the importance of Attributes?

Attributes are important for several reasons. Firstly, they make it easier for customers to find the items they are looking for.

By providing detailed and accurate information about a product, customers can quickly filter and sort products based on their preferences. 

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Secondly, attributes can improve the overall customer experience. When attributes are consistent and accurate across all stores, customers are less likely to encounter errors or inconsistencies in product information.

This makes shopping more convenient and enjoyable, which can lead to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Examples of Attributes

To enhance your store, consider incorporating the following attributes: 

  • Size
  • Color
  • Material
  • Style

  1. Size: This attribute specifies the size of a product, whether it’s small, medium, or large.

2. Color: This attribute describes the color of a product, whether it’s red, blue, or green.

3. Material: This attribute informs customers about the material used in a product, whether it’s cotton, leather, or polyester. 

4. Style: This attribute highlights the style of a product, whether it’s modern, vintage, or classic.

What are the steps to create Product attributes in Apimio?

Step # 01: Setup and connect your store


To get started, you need to sign up for an Apimio PIM account. You can do this by visiting the Apimio website and clicking the “Sign Up” button. 

apimio sign up

Follow the instructions to create your account and provide the necessary information, such as your name and email address.

Once you have signed up for your Apimio PIM account, you’ll need to connect your Shopify stores to your Apimio account. 

Next, you’ll need to provide your Shopify store URL and credentials to connect your store to Apimio PIM.

Step # 02: Create Product Attributes Groups or Sets

After you have set up your Apimio PIM account and connected your Shopify stores, you’ll need to create attribute sets to organize your product attributes. 

attributes sets

To create an attribute set in Apimio, go to the “Attributes” section and click “Add Attribute sets.” You can give your attribute set a name, such as “Size,” and add a description to help you remember what the group is for.


To proceed, you need to specify the characteristics of the group. To do this, click “Add Attribute” in the attribute group you created.

Here, you will provide details such as the name of the attribute, which could be “Small,” “Medium,” or “Large,” and its appropriate data type, whether it’s text, number, date, or any other applicable data type.

Step # 03: Assign attribute sets to products in your stores

Once you have created and defined attribute groups, the next step is to assign them to your products in your Shopify stores.

attributes sets

To do this in Apimio, navigate to the “Products” section and select the product to which you want to assign the attribute group. 

From the “Attributes” tab, you can assign the product’s attribute group. You can also assign attribute groups at the variation level.


For example, if your product comes in different colors or sizes, you can create variants for each and assign the appropriate attribute group to each variant.

Step # 04: Update Attribute values and make changes when necessary

After assigning attribute sets to your products in Apimio, you may need to change these attribute groups from time to time.

For example, you may need to add a new size to your “Size” attribute group or remove an attribute that is no longer needed.


To update attribute values or change attribute groups, go to the “Attributes” section and select the attribute or attribute group you want to modify. You can then edit the attribute values or change the attribute group itself.

In addition to updating attribute values and making changes to attribute groups, you can also rename attribute groups in Apimio PIM. This can be useful if you decide to reorganize your attribute groups or if you want to give them a more descriptive name.

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Final Thoughts

To sum up, e-commerce businesses need to have effective attribute management, particularly when managing multiple stores.

With the help of Apimio, attribute management can be centralized, saving time and ensuring consistency across all Shopify stores. 

Implementing the best practices outlined in this guide can create a seamless experience for customers, leading to increased sales and satisfaction. So, don’t hesitate and give Apimio a try to take your e-commerce business to the next level.

What to do next?

  • To  manage product attributes efficiently, refer to our  blog “How PIM helps manage Product Attributes
  • Revolutionize your product management strategy and skyrocket your online sales with Apimio PIM – Sign up now.
  • Read more about our Product Information-related Guides here.
  • Contact our support or comment your thoughts under the blog section if you have any further questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can Apimio help with attribute management?

Apimio PIM allows you to create and manage attribute groups and values in one centralized location, ensuring consistency across all your Shopify stores.

2. Can you use Apimio PIM to create new attributes and attribute groups from scratch?

Yes, you can create new attributes and attribute groups within Apimio PIM and assign them to your products in your Shopify stores, allowing for customized attribute management that fits your specific needs.

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