Shopify is one of the most user-friendly eCommerce platforms available. Sometimes, it can be challenging to change a Shopify store name and domain, but it’s not impossible.
You can either change your store name and add or remove the domains directing to your store from your Dashboard.
Let’s take a look at how to change your store’s name!
How to change a Shopify store name
1. Go to ‘Settings’
From your Shopify Dashboard, click on ‘Settings’ in the bottom left corner.
2. In the ‘Basic information’ section, click ‘Edit’
The section ‘Store details’ will automatically open. In the ‘Basic information’ section, click on ‘Edit‘ as shown in the image below.
3. Change the name & click ‘Save’
In this tab, simply change the name of your store and click ‘Save’ in the top right corner.
Your settings will apply instantly, and your store will start showing your new name in the header and footer of your store.
Of course, if you’re changing the name of your store, you may also need to change the domain to match. Thankfully, Shopify allows you to add and redirect new and existing domains.
How to change a Shopify domain
1. Open ‘Settings’ & click ‘Domains’
Open your ‘Settings’ page and go to ‘Domains’.
2. Choose your option
In this window, you have two options. You can either connect an existing domain available somewhere else or buy a new one through Shopify. Let’s take a look at each option.
Connect existing domain
If you already have a domain, but it’s with another provider, you can choose this option and add it to your Shopify store.
You will need to change your ‘A‘ or ‘CNAME‘ records in your hosting panel and wait for them to propagate.
It all depends on where you are hosting your current domain. But you can usually find instructions on your host’s website, telling you how to point the domain to another registrar, such as Shopify.
This won’t move your domain to a different provider. It just sets up a connection saying that Shopify is linked. Learn more about connecting an existing domain in this video:
After this step, you can leave it as a redirect or set it as your ‘Primary domain’. This is a good option if you want all the domains with your name and need them all redirecting to your store or if you have multiple similar domains for your business.
Buy a new domain
If you don’t already have a domain, you can buy a domain from Shopify. You can search for the name you want and buy a new domain.
If you choose this option and want to move it in future, you can transfer your domain from Shopify as soon as it becomes eligible for transfer, meaning it’s not stuck with Shopify.
If you decide to close your Shopify store, transfer your new domain to a new provider such as NameCheap, they are the best domain provider I’ve used.
So, if your business goes through a rebranding process, you may want to know how to change your Shopify store name and domain. It would be a shame to create all the new graphics and not be able to change the basic settings of your store.