A good store name is what makes your brand unique, so it deserves some careful thought. If you’ve chosen a name and now you aren’t so sure, this article is for you. Here’s how to change a Shopify store name should you ever need to; I’ve also included a few useful Frequently asked questions around the topic!
When to Change a Shopify Store Name
There are a few circumstances where you should change a Shopify store name.
- The name is similar to that of a competitor. If customers could easily confuse your store with a competitor, it might be a good idea to change it. You don’t want to run into legal issues on the intellectual property side of things.
- The name is unclear or confusing. How easily could a customer misspell your Shopify store name? Is it unclear what you might sell or what your brand is about? These are both good reasons to consider changing it.
- The name is just a trend. It’s all good and well to get on board with a trend, but trends are generally short-lived, which is why it might be time to change your store name.
- You’re rebranding. If your entire brand is being overhauled, you will need to know how to change your Shopify store name.
How to Change a Shopify Store Name
When you create a Shopify store, a URL is automatically created and includes the generic MyShopify URL with your unique shop name.
To remove Shopify from your URL, you can either register for a custom domain, or you can transfer your Shopify domain name and set it as your primary domain name.
Keep in mind that you will need to perform a Shopify migration if you create a custom domain.
If you want to remove the Powered by Shopify text – read this guide.
Let’s look at the steps you would follow to change a Shopify store name, regardless of your URL.
- Login to Shopify. Once you have accessed your admin page, click on Settings in the left navigation bar – you will find this right at the end.
- Click on General. Once you’re on the Settings page, choose General Settings, where you will see your current store name.
- Choose a New Name. You can now enter a new store name of your choice and click Save to complete the process.
Source: Shopify Community
During this change, you may find that your new Shopify store name is already taken.
Unfortunately, once a name is claimed, it cannot be used.
The only way around this is to create a custom domain with the Shopify name you prefer – the actual name will have to vary slightly.
How Do I Change an Owner Name on Shopify?
If you don’t need to change the name of your store but the name of the owner, this is possible too. Here are the steps to follow:
- Log in to your Shopify account using the current owner’s details and click on Settings > Accounts.
- Find the Admin Access option and click on Make Staff Member, the Account Owner.
- You will now be prompted for a password before you can click on Transfer Account Ownership.
Keep in mind that the new account is the only person who can make this same change again at a later stage.
Can I Have Two Shopify Stores?
Many Shopify store owners often wonder if they are allowed to create a second store.
However, unfortunately, Shopify won’t allow you to create multiple storefronts using the same admin login.
You can always set up a new Shopify account with a new email address! In my opinion, you should always use separate emails and names where possible; it makes the finance and admin work much easier in the long run.
I hope you’ve found this article useful; I wanted to show you how to change a Shopify store name and cover a few other frequently asked questions on this topic!
As always, if you have any questions, drop me a comment below!
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