Why is a Shopify store name important?
When you sign up for Shopify, you’re asked to choose a store name when creating an account. The store name you select is used to create your Shopify sub-domain in the format https://yourstorename.myshopify.com dynamically. This sub-domain is intended to be used for internal purposes like logging into your Shopify account and setting up and managing your online store.
You may keep this sub-domain as the public-facing URL for your online store, but we don’t recommend it. We urge you to use a custom domain to build credibility and trust, one that reflects your brand and is memorable.
However, if you chose to keep your myshopify sub-domain as your customer-facing URL, you can change your store name, but you won’t be allowed to change your myshopify sub-domain. Instead, you’ll need to create a new Shopify store.
If you use or plan to use a custom domain, you can change your Shopify store name for aesthetic reasons, but it won’t affect your custom domain or myshopify sub-domain.
How do I change my Shopify store name?
You have two easy options for changing your Shopify store name:
- Using the Shopify mobile app
- Using the Shopify admin website
How to Change your Shopify store name via the Shopify mobile app (iOS or Android)
1. Open the Shopify App on your mobile device and press the Store icon in the bottom right corner.
2. Press Settings.
3. In the Store settings section press General
4. In the Store details section you’ll see your current store name in the Store name field. Delete your current store name and type in your new store name.
5. Press the SAVE button at the top to save your changes.
How to Change Your Shopify Store Name via the Shopify Admin Website
1. Log into Shopify admin on your computer which is located at your domain /admin.
2. Click Settings on the bottom of the left navigation menu
3. Click General
4. You’ll see your current store name in the Store name field. Delete your current store name and type in your new store name.
5. Click the Save button on the top right to save your changes.