How to change Shopify store name
Your Shopify store is the foundation of your business online. It’s how you’ll showcase your products, drive traffic to your site, and make sales. Therefore, it’s vital that your store name reflects your brand and accurately represents what you sell.
Posted 5 months ago by Jonathan Kennedy
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If the current name of your Shopify store doesn’t reflect your brand or accurately describe what you sell, then it’s time for a change. Luckily, changing your Shopify store name is a quick and easy process. In this article, we’ll show you how to change your Shopify store name in just a few simple steps.
Can you change your Shopify store name?
Yes, you can change your Shopify store name at any time. However, it’s important to note that changing your store name will not change your domain name. If you want to change your store name and domain name, you’ll need to set up a new domain and point it to your Shopify store. We will discuss this later in the article.
How a Shopify store name works
Before we dive into how to change your Shopify store name, let’s quickly go over how a store name works.
Your store name is the unique name for your Shopify store when you first set it up. It’s what appears in the sub-domain for your store’s URL. For example, if your store name is “Target Shop,” your store’s URL would be target-shop.myshopify.com.
The subdomain is used for internal purposes, such as accessing your Shopify admin or powering your store’s checkout process. You can keep your subdomain public or hidden from your store’s URL.
Your store name is different from your domain name. Your domain name is the unique Shopify shop URL people will use to visit your store on the web (e.g., mystorename.com). However, it is prudent to have your store name in your domain name as well. This will make it easier for people to find and remember your store.
Reasons For Changing Your Shopify Store Name
There are a few reasons why you might want to change your Shopify store name. They include:
If you recently rebranded, you may be forced to temporarily disable your Shopify store so that you can strategize on the best way to reflect your new brand on Shopify. This will give you ample time to change your store name, and your Shopify URL, and register your business if needed.
Rebranding is one of the most common reasons for changing your Shopify store name. It also forces business owners to customize their Shopify themes to better reflect their new brand. If you want a personalized design for your current theme that matches your new brand identity submit a task with us today.
Domain Name Change
If you changed your domain name, you’ll need to update your Shopify store name to match it. There are many reasons why you may need to change your domain name. Maybe your previous name was too similar to one of the big companies using Shopify or you just want to shorten it for simplicity.
For example, if your store’s domain name was previously mystorename.com and you wanted to change it to just storename.com, you’ll need to update your store name in Shopify to match the new domain name.
Change in business model
If you’re changing your business model, then it’s likely that your store name will need to change as well. For example, if you used to sell women’s clothing but are now selling men’s clothing, your old store name may not accurately reflect what you sell. In this case, it would be beneficial to change your store name to something that better represents your new product line.
Consolidate multiple stores
Having multiple Shopify stores is a common practice for businesses that sell products in different niches. However, managing them can become difficult and costly. If you’re finding it hard to keep track of multiple stores, you may want to consider consolidating them into one store. This would require changing your Shopify store name to reflect your new product line or business model.
For example, if you have two stores named “My Store” and “My Other Store,” you’ll need to choose one name for both stores. In this case, it would be easier just to have one store called “My Store.”
Change of ownership
If you bought an existing Shopify store or inherited one from someone else, you may want to change the store name to reflect your brand better. For example, if you bought a store called “Bob’s Store” and want to rename it to “Jill’s Store,” you’ll need to update the store name in Shopify.
How to change your business name on Shopify
Now that we’ve gone over some of the reasons why you might want to change your Shopify store name, let’s talk about how to do it. Changing your business name on Shopify is a pretty simple process. Follow these steps:
- Log in to your Shopify Admin
- Click Settings in the bottom left-hand corner
- Click General
- Scroll down to Store details and click Edit
- Update your store name and click Save changes
If you are using the mobile app:
- Open the Shopify app
- Tap Store
- Go to Settings
- Under Store settings, tap General
- You will see the current store name. To change it, tap the field and delete the old name. Type in the new store name and tap Save
How to change Shopify store name URL
You’ll also need to update your Shopify store name URL if you’re changing your store name. Your store name URL is the unique address that people use to visit your shop. Below are the steps to change your store name URL:
- Log in to your Shopify admin
- Click Online Store
- Click Domains
- Under Store address, click Change address
- Update your store name and click Save changes
For mobile users:
- Open the Shopify app
- Tap Store
- Go to Settings
- Under Store settings, tap Domains
- On the current domain field, you will see your current store name. Delete the old name and type in the new store name
- Click Save
How to change Shopify ID
A Shopify ID, also known as SSO (Single Sign On), is a unique identifier used to log in to your shop. You use it to access your Shopify admin, including your shop’s billing, payments, and resources. You can also use it to access Partner Dashboard, Shopify Learn, and Shopify Forums. If you change your shop’s name, your Shopify ID will also change.
To set up your new Shopify ID:
- Log in to your Shopify store that shares the same email address as your Partner account.
- In the Shopify admin, you will be presented with a list of services and stores associated with your email address. Review this list to make sure that the store you want to change is selected.
- Click Set Up Store ID
- You will need to enter your current password. You will also need to enter a verification code if you have set up two-factor authentication.
- Create a new password. You will use this password to log in to all stores associated with your ID. Make sure you create a strong password. Avoid simple passwords such as “password” or “123456”. The best passwords are long and have a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. A good example is “tG&^67Fn76”.
- Click Update Password.
It is highly recommended that you set up two-factor authentication for your new password. This will help keep your account secure.
Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security that requires you to enter a code from your phone whenever you sign in to your Shopify account. This code acts as a second form of identification, making it much harder for someone to hack into your account.
Adding a new store to an existing Shopify ID
If you don’t want to create a new Shopify ID after changing your Shopify Store name, you can add the new store to your existing Shopify ID.
To add a new store to your existing Shopify ID:
- In the Store settings section of your Shopify admin, click Stores.
- Click + Add Store.
- Enter the MyShopify URL of the store you want to add. This is the URL that you use to log in to your shop. For example, if your store’s address is “jane-smith.myshopify.com”, then your MyShopify URL is “jane-smith”.
- Click Next.
- You will be asked to enter the email address and password for the store you want to add. This must be the same email address and password you use to log in to your store. You can always change these credentials in Settings > Users and permissions on your Shopify admin.
- Click Sign In.
- You will be asked to enter your current password. You will also need to enter a verification code if you have set up two-factor authentication.
- Enter the name of the store you are adding, then click Add Store.
What if you only have one store?
You don’t have to worry about changing your Shopify ID if you only have one store. This is because the ID will be created automatically when you change your shop’s name.
However, you will need to set up a Shopify ID if you want to use resources such as Shopify Learn, Partner Dashboard, or Shopify Forums. You can create a Shopify ID by following the steps outlined earlier in this section.
Changing your Shopify store name is one of the most common tasks that store owners need to do, especially when rebranding or launching a new product. Thankfully, it’s a relatively simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. With all the information provided in this article, you will not only change your store name like a pro but also understand how your Shopify ID works.
In case you get stuck or have any questions along the way, feel free to reach out to Shopify support via live chat, email, or phone. They will be more than happy to help you out.
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