Video can be an incredibly effective way of promoting products and services throughout a website. Especially on pages such as the homepage, product pages, and blog posts. This is particularly true for websites built through Shopify, where there are several quick and easy ways to add videos. In this post, we will discuss the various methods.
Method 1: The native video section
All themes within Shopify come with a standard video section that can be included across all page types. This native feature is the simplest way to include video on a Shopify website, so it’s a good place to start if you just want to get something up quickly.
To include a video on the desired page, go to “Themes”, then select “Customize”.
From here, ensure you have selected the appropriate page type in the top bar, then head to “Add Section”. Search the sections to find the item marked “video” and select it.
The native video feature allows you to include a YouTube or Vimeo video just by pasting a URL from either platform. However, it doesn’t support other platforms or allow you to self-host videos.
Next, you can create a title for the video, and select a custom cover image that will usurp the thumbnail on YouTube or Vimeo.
There is a second, built-in method of adding videos to your Shopify store, specifically to product pages. It’s available in the CMS out of the box.
When you add a product in Shopify, the “Media” section allows you to add images and videos to operate in whatever display/carousel is defined by your chosen site theme.
This section works similarly to the native video feature. However, it also allows you to upload video files so they can be self-hosted and displayed via the HTML5