Shopify has become the go-to eCommerce website solution. With its amazing features, plugins, and dropshipping system coupled with the great support team, Shopify had become exactly the platform that one looks up to when creating an eCommerce business.
However, once you have created the store and named your brand, it is most unlikely that you would want to change the name at one point. There could be any reason for you to change it, it can be because you initially chose a name that you now think is not compatible with your business (or) because you just want to shift to another niche. Whatever be the reason, Shopify allows you to change names instantly with some easy steps.
This article will explore how you can change your Shopify store name on desktop and mobile segments. You will also learn how you can change the URL of your Shopify store too. So, let us get going.
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How to change Shopify store name on desktop?
You can change the Shopify store name either from a Desktop or from mobile as well. To make any changes to a Shopify store from completely deleting the store to changing its name, you need to be the owner of the store.
Thus as it is clear, this is how you can change the Shopify store name on Desktop:-
Step 1: Login into your Shopify account
First of all, you will need to log in to your Shopify account using the email Id and password you used to create the account. If you cannot recall the email Id or password, you can use the in-built special feature to recover the ID and password instantly.
Step 2: Navigate to Setting Menu and navigate to General tab
Once you have logged in, you need to click on Shopify’s ‘Settings’ icon which would appear at the bottom left corner of the screen, and then navigate to the ‘General’ tab.
Step 3: Change the store name
Once you have entered the General section, you would find different options. Here, you will see your current store name in the ‘Store details’ section. Remove the current store name and type in the name which you want to see as your new store name.
Step 4: Save the activity
Once you have entered your desired store name, do not forget to click on save to complete your action. Once you have saved the store name, your store name is changed. You can refresh the page to check and also you can come back at any time to change your store name again. This is the simplest way in which you change your store name on the desktop.
How to change your Shopify store name on mobile?
Changing your Shopify store name on mobile is as easy as changing it on the desktop version. You can change the name by using either an iOS app or an android app. There are some simple steps through which you can do this.
Let us have a look:-
Step 1: Log in to Shopify App
Open your Shopify app on your mobile app and log in to your account. Now press on the store icon which would be present at the bottom right corner of your screen. This will take you to a menu page with different options.
Step 2: Click on Settings and press General
In the store section, click on the settings tab, which will again take you to a page with different menus. From here, click on the General tab to see the store details section.
Step 3: Change Store name and save the activity
Once at the store details section, you need to delete the old Shopify store name which you have used. Type the name that you want to change to and then save the activity so that your store name becomes permanent.
You can change the store name again and again at any time whenever you want.
How to change the URL of your Shopify store?
Before going to change the URL of your Shopify store, let us understand what is your Shopify domain URL and how it is important for your business.
What is your Shopify store URL?
A domain is the website address that people enter/click to reach your store. When you first create a Shopify account, you will choose a store name. Then, Shopify uses this store name dynamically to arrive at a URL which is often in the form given below:-
This URL is your primary domain and it will remain permanent with you till you delete your Shopify store.
Therefore whenever you change your Shopify store name permanently. It is advised that you should buy a custom domain name that should be similar to your store name. In this way, the URL will not be different from the store name and this can help your business build credibility and trust among your visitors.
How to change your Shopify store domain?
It is very simple and easy to change your Shopify store URL once you have changed your store name. You can make the URL change either through your mobile phone or through the desktop version with very simple steps.
Changing your Shopify store URL through a Mobile device:-
- Step 1: Open your Shopify store on the mobile and then press the store icon which is present on the bottom right corner of the screen.
- Step 2: Once you click the store icon, you will get different options. From there, you need to click onto the online Store from the sales channel menu.
- Step 3: In the online store, press on the ‘Domains’ tab.
- Step 4: Now click on the change primary domain link. This is where you can select new domains from the list given below.
In case you don’t own any domian similar to your new store name. Then you can always purchase a custom domain from Shopify and connect it to your store. Hence the problemo is solved.
Changing your Shopify store URL through desktop:-
- Step 1: You need to log in to the Shopify admin from your desktop.
- Step 2: Click on the Online store.
- Step 3: From there, click on ‘Domains’. Now click on the primary domain link.
- Step 4: Select a new domain from the list and press on saving to make it the primary domain link for your Shopify store.
Shopify as a business has made it easier for thousands of store owners to digitize their business. With its help, many digital entrepreneurs are expanding their business into various sectors and are bringing new customers from different demographics to their stores. With its smooth customer-centric support system, it has truly revolutionized online businesses.