Add an Announcement Bar to Your Website

Display a banner at the top of your homepage to let people know they can sign up for text messages.

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Written by Drew Wilkinson
Updated over a week ago

Announcement bars are an easy way to inform customers about important news—like the fact that they can sign up for text messages from you!

In this article, we'll look at how to add an announcement bar that drives traffic to your text promotion landing page. Don't have a landing page? You could also add your text-to-join keyword to your landing page:

Example of an online store with an announcement bar

Adding an Announcement Bar to Shopify

First, check if your theme has a banner feature. Some themes have a banner feature built-in while others you have to download an app in the store.

1. Go to Online Store > Themes > Customize.

Selecting themes in Shopify

2. Click on the Header section.

Header section on Shopify themes

3. Search for something like "announcement bar" or "banner settings." Then just add your copy and a link to your landing page. Be sure to check "Show announcement."

Adding an announcement bar

4. You're all set! Watch your subscriber list grow and rejoice. Next up, why not convert your Instagram following into SMS subscribers?

Don't Have an Announcement Bar Option?

Each theme is a bit different. If you aren't using a free Shopify theme with an announcement bar option, look at the documentation for your theme or contact the developer. You can also download a free announcement bar app in the Shopify app store.

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