Does anyone have a solution to creating a shopify experience for 2 countries. I have a business which operates in Singapore and Australia.
The trouble is I need different pricing in each country (not just exchange rate adjusted) due to market expectations and manufacturing costs. I also need the revenue filtered through to local financial institutions.
Do I need 2 shopify accounts attached to separate subdoamins (au.templecandles.com and sg.templecandles.com)? How does that work? Has anyone seen an example of this in action?
Thanks in advance.
Ana here, from the Shopify support team. :)
To answer your question, yes, you will need 2 separate Shopify accounts in order to sell with different prices for each currency/country, rather than just a different display price based on the exchange rate.
Some merchants can have one store and sell internationally if they are okay with one currency at checkout (this just means that the prices displayed on the storefront will be adjusted based on the current exchange rate), and if the amount transacted is going through the same payment gateway to the same account/bank.
Since that's not the case here, you'll need 2 accounts for each of these countries. And yes, you can set each store up so that it's on its own subdomain. There are various ways to automatically redirect customers to the correct site based on their location, for example, by using an app such as Geolocation Redirect or GeoIP Country Redirect - you can also work with a developer to add some custom code to your site as well.
Here's a great blog post that goes over the considerations and steps required to set up multiple storefronts based on locations: How to Expand Your Shopify Store to Multiple Countries.
Hope this helps! :)
The right answer for this is using an app as Multicountry Pricing
My challenge comprehends the admin aspect:
• I know we can manage multi stocks from Locations Tab (Settings>Locations)
• I know I can manage multiple pricing and currency with the app Multicountry Pricing
• What I don't know is how ca I manage visitor data, customer data, and so so I can get things separated and well organized.
Quick Update :)
We are glad to inform you all that we have developed a fairly simple solution for this.
It's still on testing mode, so if anyone wants to have a look, please feel free to ask for access.
Please let me know about your thoughts
If you think we can improve on it, please feel free to let me know J