How to make multiple shops from one account?

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Situation- I need to make multiple stores, each with own basket, separated each from other with own domain name.

Now- all of them have  the same domain name.

What I need to do, to have multiple stores from one account(not to pay for every store with separate account)?


Shopify Staff (Retired)
Shopify Staff (Retired)
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Hello, Michael.

I'm Jason a Guru here at Shopify.

It would be possible to open two different stores, one under  (for example), and the other at its subdomain,

Also, to make sure that this is clear, you'll need to operate these separately on two separate Shopify accounts!

In terms of how to set this up, it does depend slightly on whether or not you purchase the domain from Shopify. If you purchase the domain for store #1, you'll then add this subdomain as an existing domain in store #2, both cases within Online Store > Domains.

Although currently, it is not possible to run multiple stores under one account/admin, it is possible as I mentioned to have two different stores under one Domain, having the second as a Sub-Domain!

You can add multiple Domains to one store and have them all redirect to the same place - but if it's going to be a different online storefront, with different suppliers/warehouses/products/etc, then you'd need an entirely separate account.

I hope this helps, let us know if there is anything else we can help you out with! - Jason


So for that do we need to pay two store amount, or only for one store.

Best Regards,
Patronous Inc
New Member
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Hi Jason,


Just saw your reply and noticed a mistake: You wrote "It would be possible to open two different stores, one under (for example), and the other at its subdomain,"


A subdomain always appears BEFORE the main domain, e.g. and not as in your example, which would be correct if is the main domain, and example is a subdomain. 

New Member
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Hey Jason,


As it relates to the question posed in this thread, is there a limit to the number of subdomains that a store can have?  And can each subdomain have its on login? And does each sub domain have a seperate monthly fee?  Lastly, is there information on this that you can point us to so that we may learn more.


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So if I am reading this right. 

I can add another store under the same domain, but can create a 2nd store under a different subdomain. 

But using shopify, will I be able to run both stores under same admin page?


If I just log out and create new emails, domain, 2nd shopify account?

New Member
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Hi there,


Anyone can clarify this?

And will it affect SEO in anyway?



New Member
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Ok, I have no problem with paying for two stores. 

What I do have a problem with I bought 2 new domains of you guys in my prior store to make two new stores not to connect to my prior one. Can I move them to another store account when I open that account??

Or am I sitting on a goldmine in one store :D

Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hi, @Mycavemen


Ash here from the Shopify team.


You can absolutely transfer a domain purchased through Shopify from one Shopify account to another. We have a great document here which goes through the steps to make this happen! When you finish going through the steps for the transfer, it will take up to 24 hours for the transfer to complete. Once completed, email forwarding and DNS records will transfer along with the domain. 


Let us know if you have any issues with transferring your domain between stores, and our team will be happy to assist. 



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I have a couple very small ventures and would like to use my shopify account to manage them but the products are not related so I would like for it to be separated when the customer accesses it. The ventures are so small paying to create an additional store would be costly and more complicated for me to manage. What would be your suggestion here?