Hi there, hoping for a little help with our decision wether to create a new store or use an international domain (or if that is initial premise is flawed and that creating an international domain is the same as creating a new Shopify store...)
We are an established store based in the UK. However we do have a sizeable amount of international sales coming primarily from the US.
The non-UK experience is powered by Global-e and we would like to move away from this for US traffic.
We would like to have a US store e.g. us.our-site.com that we can tailor as needed and importantly use Shopifys native checkout experience.
We would want the US store to have the same products and not having to merchandise them separately would be ideal.
In the longer term that it would be good to have US specific copy or creative for US traffic.
Hi @ajmarriage thanks for your message.
What are you using with Global-e today that is essential for you to sell into the US?
It's absolutely correct that you can have separate domains that target different countries/regions within a single Shopify store, and the control the pricing for each market with international pricing. These features are currently contingent on the use of Shopify Payments, so if you are already using SP or would consider using it, we can definitely help you with this transition.
Thanks for all of the useful info on this thread. I have a few more questions that I am hoping you can help me with:
Hi @Gaelle1, great questions thank you!
Hope this helps!
Expanding the business internationally is a very big and recent technique to augment the reach of your business and this is something every online shop owner should do to hit the different types of demographic of people and increase the reach of your business. I will also suggest you use your .com address to hit your local area community and then use your .co.UK domain to target the peoples all over the World. You can do this with international domains and Shopify Payment method.
Hi @coleatkinson , is it possible to restrict certain products on different domains? Or specifically if a customer has chosen they want to ship to say Australia, the store only shows those products which are able to be shipped to Australia?
You can control the availability of content per domain with the request.host liquid filter in your theme files. This would require knowledge of liquid to implement, however we are working on making this a more native process.
You can use shipping profiles to ensure that only the products that are available to certain countries can be shipped there.