Getting started with querying products and collections
The Storefront API lets you build custom storefronts with any language and technology. It provides unauthenticated access using GraphQL to products, collections, customers, carts, checkouts, and other store resources that you can use to build custom purchasing experiences.
What you'll learnAnchor link to section titled "What you'll learn"
After you've finished this tutorial, you'll have accomplished the following:
- Requested unauthenticated Storefront API access scopes for your app
- Generated a Storefront API access token
Queried products and collections
RequirementsAnchor link to section titled "Requirements"
Step 1: Request access scopesAnchor link to section titled "Step 1: Request access scopes"
The following example URL shows a request for unauthenticated scopes during OAuth:
Step 2: Generate a Storefront API access tokenAnchor link to section titled "Step 2: Generate a Storefront API access token"
For custom apps created in the Shopify admin, the Storefront API access token is available on the app credentials page in the Shopify admin after the app is installed.
Include the Storefront API access token in the request header for each of your queries to the Storefront API:
Step 3: Make queriesAnchor link to section titled "Step 3: Make queries"
After you've requested access scopes for your app and generated a Storefront API access token, you can make queries using the Storefront API.
Query productsAnchor link to section titled "Query products"
You can use the
products query to retrieve a list of products. The
products query uses an argument (for example,
first) to specify the number of results to query.
The following example shows how to query the IDs of the first 5 products in your store. For more information on selecting which set of results to query, refer to Paginating results with GraphQL.
Query a single productAnchor link to section titled "Query a single product"
Products are identified by a globally unique ID, which can be used to query for information. You can use the
product query to retrieve a single product. The following example shows how to pass in the product ID to the
Query product variantsAnchor link to section titled "Query product variants"
A product variant represents a different version of a product, such as differing sizes or differing colors. You can query the variants associated with a product by querying
variants on the
Query product mediaAnchor link to section titled "Query product media"
You can use the Storefront API to query a product's media and display it on a storefront.
media field on the
Product object to query for a product's media. Then use a fragment to specify the fields that you want to return for each possible media type.
Query collectionsAnchor link to section titled "Query collections"
A collection represents a grouping of products that a store owner can create to organize them or make their stores easier to browse. For example, a merchant might create a collection for a specific type of product that they sell, such as footwear.
Merchants can create collections by selecting products individually or by defining rules that automatically determine whether products are included.
The following example shows how to query for collections and the products that belong to those collections.
- Filter products in a collection with the Storefront API.
- Manage a cart with the Storefront API.
- Create and complete a checkout with the Storefront API.
- Learn about the different tools that you can use to create unique buying experiences anywhere your customers are, including websites, apps, and video games.