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.
You'll need to create a second Shopify store in order to utilize the international subdomain (us.our-site.com). By adding it to your current store, it would only result in your customers being led to the same website, where you're charging in GBP.
By creating a second store you'll have the ability to have a separate admin for your products, inventory, and sell directly in USD. If it is an exact duplicate of your original store then you'll be eligible for our multistore discount. The way the discount works is that store A would subscribe to either our Shopify plan ($79) or our Advanced plan ($299). From there, every store after would subscribe to the plan directly beneath it (i.e If you select the $299 plan for store "A" then every store thereafter would be $79/month) while still receiving the features of the plan Store A is subscribed to. To get this setup, would require an escalation to our billing department, so if you do go this route, let us know and we'd be happy to get that looked after.
Say we have two solutions:
1. International domains with multiple subdomains on the same account
2. Separate stores with multiple accounts
What would the process be like of moving each solution over the Shopify Plus in the future?
Ah, yes! International Domains.
This feature would be applicable if:
Some things to be mindful of if you used International Domains:
Let me know if you have any questions!
Apologies. I didn't see your second question before responding.
I wouldn't be able to give specific information on how these features would work with Shopify Plus as that question would be better answered by one of our Plus Sales advisors. You're welcome to submit a request form through our landing page here by clicking "Let's talk".