How to make multiple shops from one account?

devworx
Excursionist
27 0 3
Hello,

The way Shopify works does let you manage multiple shops.
The reality is that it's not a very favorable structure for the merchants.
This makes you have to try to make everything fit, based on what they
give you.

Based on your description, I do not think the base account will work. This is
why they bump you up to the Shopify Plus ( $2000 a month )

Let's work the idea as if you could build based on what you'd like instead of
attempting to build on what they offer.

These 3 options would really make your eCommerce much easier and much
less expensive to try.

1) Starting with your account: If you have 10 shops you'd want each to be
managed in a single administration area.

2) Products: Instead of assigning and building your products in a structured way
that fits the site navigation or "collections" you'd simply build the
way to find your
products like: Brands -- Categories -- Products or you could have Brand Sections
-- Categories -- Products. Remember this is not in any way related to
the stores.
Since this is now separated, you now have much more flexibility.

3) Site Navigation: What if you wanted to have some of your stores
that are the same,
and other stores be a little different. Example:
A) Brands --> Men --> Women --> Kids
B) Collections --> Categories --> Sale items
C) Brands --. Christmas Season --> Summer Collection --> Clearance -- Flash Sale

For each of the above, you'd assign the products to each of the
navigation links.
Doing it this way, you can assign each of these links on any of your 10 stores
and in any combination. Within your admin, let's say you are using the C) option
on store 1, 4, 6, 7 and 10.

At any time, when these are updated, they are also assigned to the stores.
Then you;ll want to have an "active" option. So, in January, Christmas
and Summer
are "OFF". Since a Flash sale would be a temporary link, that would be shown
only when set to "ON".

All 10 stores are managed this way. You have 100% flexibility.

4) Domain Management: You'd want each store to be separated so you'll get
the SEO and growth independently. Assigning a subdomain with only grow
the primary domain. Without being stuck in the same design templates for all
of your stores, you'd instead, create your stores into 2 parts, the
domain and the
shop-domain. Create your domain with any design and then simply link
to you shop.

mystuff.com --- shop-mystuff.com
mystuff2.com --- shop-mystuff2.com
mystuff3.com --- shop-mystuff3.com
mystuff4.com --- shop-mystuff4.com
mystuff5.com --- shop-mystuff5.com

Each is hosted separately. The domain can be anywhere and the shop- is
hosted as the eCommerce platform you are managing above. Remember, still
within a single account.

Each shop- has their own admin links for their unique customers example:
shop-mystuff2.com/customers/

Each customer admin shows sales and has a questionnaire ticket system
that goes directly to the primary account.

All of the sales information from all of the sites is still captured
within the single
account admin / Sales

Think of your business as a "distributor" with multiple "retailers"
Your cart settings are the same in each store.
You would be able to assign a different payment ID with your partner
like individual
PayPal, Stripe etc..

Now, let's say you wanted to actually have "reseller accounts". It
would be setup the
same way and the reseller would have their own admin to track sales as they
would have their own customer base.

This also works with B2B and dropshipping where the merchant is no longer
responsible for the entire transaction.

If this makes sense, I'd like to answer any of your questions.

DevStudio

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devworx
Excursionist
27 0 3

It's not provided in Shopify. Especially for any reasonable price. 

You would not require a sub-domain as each of your shop- domains are separately hosted. Yet they are managed from a single admin.

Individual PayPal accounts can be assigned.

Each visiting customer is separate and do not cross over to the other shops.

Think of running your project as a hotel and not a single family rental. 

If you have 100 rooms, it could be 100 individual stores, yet they are all managed by the front desk and the backend management.

One account, with one single log in.

 

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