On the Shopify platform, all products have product pages which can be found on your Shopify admin dashboard under Products > All products.
As dummy products are the placeholders for real bundle products, they have product pages all the same. However, the data on these dummy product pages does not reflect the accurate figures for the real bundle products.
In spite of this, the dummy product page and its data is essential and must exist:
- It allows your bundle to show up in search results.
- It allows you to share the bundle in newsletters and on social media.
- It allows you to display your bundle as part of a Collection.
Finding the Dummy Product Page
The dummy product page looks like any other product page, and can be found via the dummy product on your Shopify Admin dashboard under Products > All products.
This dummy product will have the same name as your bundle, and will be listed as the exclusive product type Custom Bundle.
To access the dummy product page, select the dummy product.
Dummy Page Data Appearing Incorrect
While the dummy product page looks like any other product page, you will notice that some data on this page may appear incorrect. This is called dummy data, which consists of data within the following sections of the dummy product page:
Dummy data is incorrect because the numbers associated with the bundle product are generated on the fly from customer interactions with the bundles. They don’t accurately reflect your actual inventory - just the potential available number of bundles at any moment in time.
While it may be natural to want to edit this data to make it 'correct', itdoes not accurately reflect the bundle's real data and must not be touched.
The figures present here are replaced with the correct data when the customer uses the bundle page.
The real bundle product data - such as the shipping price, inventory numbers, or total price - can only be edited through the app; as long as the data is correct within Apps > Bundle Builder, your bundles will function successfully regardless of what the dummy data says.
Shopify requires this dummy data to be present for each product, even though the figures attached to this page are randomly allocated. Therefore, it is essential that you do not make modifications to this data on the dummy product page, as the correct price will always be applied to the bundle page.