I already have a registered business with a purchased domain name logo and website. I'm going to create a link in my current website to take customers to my Shopify platform. My question is: Will I need to purchase another domain name if I already have one? Does anybody have experience with this? Im also new and figuring out this whole e-commerce thing. Thanks!
Rein here from Shopify. If you are looking to keep the same domain this is totally possible to do. What you can use in this case is called a subdomain, then connect that subdomain to Shopify. It would look like shops.domain.com or whatever you like to call it.
Here are the steps:
To connect a subdomain, complete the following steps.
shop.johns-apparel.com, then the name of the CNAME record is
shop.Often, you need to provide just the
wwwprefix without the dot, but some domain providers need the whole subdomain
www.. Use the existing entries as a guide, or follow your provider's instructions.
shops.myshopify.comas the destination for the CNAME record. CNAME records must always point to a domain name, never to an IP address.
If you are looking for more info on this topic you can check here.