Why do some Shopify products have -1 at the end of the product URL?


Latest update: - Ashleigh Burns

Setup

  • Vend for Mac or PC 

Answer

There are two common scenarios where product handles can display as hyphenated on Shopify.

  1. A duplicate product was created on Shopify with the existing product name which automatically adds the hyphenated number at the end of the handle to make the product unique.
  2. The products were bulk published to Shopify and Shopify did not respond back to Vend within 5 seconds acknowledging the request. This can result in the duplicate products on Shopify.

Additional Information

  • How to remove hyphens from product handles
  • Changing the handles in Vend will not update the handle on Shopify. Hyphens will need to be removed manually from the Shopify product.
  • For expert advice on how to make these changes, it is recommended to get in touch with Shopify Support.  
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