Your Shopify journey starts off with you signing up on the platform and then having to pick a nice, catchy, store name that your customers are going to remember for ages. After you choose a store name for your business, Shopify will create a sub-domain that goes under the format https://wayneburgers.myshopify.com (supposing your store name is Wayne Burgers, that is).
For all kinds of internal work, such as, accessing your Shopify account and establishing and administrating your online store, this sub-domain provides all kind of support. While you are allowed to have the sub-domain as the URL, which your customers can access, it is not generally recommended.
It is more advisable to use your own unique custom domain (without the mention of ‘myshopify’; that would then just imply, https://wayneburgers.com). It would heighten your brand’s reputation and you can easily foster trust among your customers. Seriously, though, imagine how terrible it would have sounded if James Bond, the secret British agent, introduced himself as “Bond. James Bond. From MI6” instead of “The name’s Bond. James Bond.”
We owe a lot to the organization that help us grow but there is nothing wrong with creating your name on the go. After all, every person needs to look after themselves and the same goes for your business, and your domain name.
The reason behind all these blabbering is to give you an overall scenario of having or not having a public-facing URL. So, if you decide to opt for your own custom domain, you get the advantage of having a brand identity and you can change your store name at your will and both your custom domain and myshopify sub-domain will remain unaffected.
On the contrary, if you choose to stick to your sub-domain, you would have the option to pick a different store name, however, you wouldn’t be provided with the permission to make alterations to your sub-domain. Then, unfortunately, you would have to go through the hassle of opening up a new Shopify store and there’s the never-ending loop of having to establish it from start and then go on to managing it.
But changes are inevitable, you never know when you might have to opt for a new business name. Things just evolve over time. And having a new store name is just a part of it.
Anyway, now that you know the drill, and have an idea of the overall scenario, we provide you with two easy options on how to change store name on Shopify. One option is for the Shopfiy mobile app, while the other is the admin website. Without further ado, let’s get on with it.
Alright, so, this very easy to understand process starts with you pressing the Shopify App on your mobile device (as mentioned earlier, this option is viable for operating systems pertaining to iOS and Android).
When the Shopify app is open to welcome you, wholeheartedly, look in the bottom right corner, where there is a Store icon. Press on it without any delay!
As for Step 3, you will find the Settings option in the Store segment. Time for another press of the button.
Now when you are in the Setting segment, you will find another sub-segment called ‘Store Setting’, under which you there an option named General. Press, press, and press.
In the General page of your app, you will find a Store details section upon arriving. And in the Store details section, you will see the present name of your store in the horizontal store name field that is right on the top of the segment. All you got to do is, remove the name you currently have and put up the new one.
Lastly, just click on save, and there you go, you have a different store name. All done by you on a few taps on your mobile screen.
The steps are nearly the same as those mentioned for Shopify mobile app, yet, they are provided separately for your convenience. Because every little step should be take into account. Hope it helps.
Open up your desktop computer and simply, type in the necessary detail to access Shopify admin.
Upon accessing your Shopify admin, you will find the Settings icon hovering on the bottom left. Press click!
In the Settings page, you will find a myriad of options such as General, Locations, Accounts, and so forth and so forth. Just like how you would do it in mobile app, here, also, you would need to click on the General option.
Once you arrive in the General page, there will be a Store details section. There you will find a horizontal field that is only reserved for your store name. Backspace the store you currently have and type in the very name you are going through this process in the first place.
When you have your new store name inserted, click the save button, which is just on the top right. If that’s done, well, congratulations, you now have a new store name!
Changes are necessary. Your business evolves over time and sometimes, you may even need to pursue a different target audience, choose a different demographic, and even go as far as picking a new name. Evaluating your company’s performance will give you an idea on whether you need to change the name, the brand ethos, and so forth.
With Shopify having a substantial mark in the e-commerce industry, knowing how to change store name on Shopify is one of the many important things you need to learn about this dynamic platform.
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