If you have a store on Shopify, it is not unusual to want to change your store name. There are several reasons you may want to do this. Maybe you have decided to change your business type and sell a different product, or you came up with a better name. It doesn’t matter why you want to change your store name. What does matter is that you can, and it’s not complicated?
Can You Also Change Your Domain Name?
The answer to this question depends on which domain name you wish to change. If you are referring to your sub-domain name that preceded myshopify.com, no, you cannot change this name. If you decide that you must change your sub-domain name, Shopify does provide instructions on how to duplicate your store. This can save you time when it comes to recreating your work. While this process is beyond the scope of this article, instructions are available here. Keep in mind that this URL is used to access your Shopify Admin console, so it is not customer-facing. This means that only you can see the changes that you make here.
Changing Your Storefront Domain
If you are referring to your customer-facing domain name, yes, you can change this domain. How you change this domain name depends on how you set up your domain in the first place. If you are using a third party domain name service, the process does vary depending on which service you are using.
Shopify also offers a domain name service, but it is relatively expensive compared to third-party options. The advantage is that it is much easier to configure. To change your domain name, click on “Online Store” then “Domain.” You can select from any domain names that you have purchased. If you want to choose a new domain name, you must first buy the new name. You can still use the old domain name as long as you own it, but you cannot get a refund for unused time.
Changing Your Store Name
Changing your store name only takes a few simple steps. First, click on the
“Admin” tab in the upper left-hand corner of the page. Next, click on the
“Settings” tab in the bottom left of the page to take you to your account
settings. There are several options to choose from on this page. Click the
“General” option. On the next page, find the “Store Details” section and locate
the box containing “Store Name.” Choose your new store name and click save. You
can repeat this process as needed whenever you need to change your store name.
The people at Shopify have gone to great lengths to make owning your own online
store as easy as possible. Changing your store name is no exception. The
process is straight forward and does not require lengthy review or additional
fees. Changing your customer-facing domain name is also easy if you want to
make sure your new store name matches the URL your customers see.
If you want to change the URL that you use to access your admin console, however, you must recreate your store. Shopify makes this process easy as well, however, since you can easily export your current store settings to a CSV file and upload them to the new store.