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Create a free Shopify announcement bar

Cam Sloan
Cam Sloan

Create a Free Shopify Announcement Bar

Announcement bars are simple yet powerful tools for highlighting key messages on your online store. Whether it's a limited-time sale, free shipping offer, or an important update, an announcement bar ensures visitors won't miss out. Here's how you can create a free announcement bar on Shopify:

  1. Navigate to Your Theme Settings:

From your Shopify dashboard, go to Online Store > Themes. Find the theme you want to edit and click on Customize. 2. Look for the Announcement Bar Option:

Depending on your theme, this option might be named differently: “Announcement,” “Header bar,” or similar. Some themes might not have this built-in feature.

  1. Configure the Announcement Bar:

Once you find the announcement bar section, you can: Set the text for your announcement. Choose a background color that contrasts with your website for visibility. Add a link if you want to direct users to a specific page when they click the bar.

  1. Test Its Responsiveness:

Shopify's theme editor allows you to preview how your store looks on different devices. Ensure your announcement bar is clearly visible and legible across all devices.

  1. If Your Theme Doesn't Have an Announcement Bar:

There are free apps available in the Shopify App Store, such as "Announcement Bar & Web Push" or "Quick Announcement Bar."

Search for these apps in the Shopify App Store and install one. Follow the setup instructions provided by the app to customize and activate your announcement bar.

  1. Tips for an Effective Announcement Bar:

Keep it Short and Direct: Your message should be concise to quickly convey the key points. Update Regularly: If you're using the bar for promotions, update it to reflect current offers. Use Actionable Language: Phrases like "Shop Now," "Learn More," or "Limited Time Offer" encourage user action.


An announcement bar on Shopify is a simple yet highly effective tool to communicate critical messages to your visitors. Whether it's through your theme's built-in features or a dedicated app, setting up an announcement bar is quick and free. Make the most of this feature to keep your audience informed and engaged!