How can I duplicate a full ecommerce site for international use?

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I am developing a USA based Shopify site that our German parent company also wishes to use for ecommerce in Germany and the EU. What is the best way to fully clone my site and make it available to them? They do not need to be synced thereafter. We would then be able to modify the site to meet their needs.


Any suggestions?




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Shopify Partner
559 124 182

Hey @bmlvail , there are two ways to do this:
Automatically - with app, for example: Store Copy - Replay by Rewind

Log in to your main store and your copied stores also like the store owner

Check the new store to make sure whether it has the same subscription plan as the original one.

Choose the same theme for the second store or upload a theme file from your PC or laptop.

Export CSV files to back up the data of products and customers. In order to back up the information more conveniently, you can add a collection column to your products CSV.

Prepare the product images of your store to export.

Import CSV files for your products and customers:

Using the Products and Customers pages in the Shopify admin
Using the Import store app to import the CSV files together
Create collections manually in the second store if you do not add a column to the product CSV file as mentioned above.

Reinstall your apps

Set up your settings manually (taxes, shipping, checkout, and payments)

Copy and paste your blog posts and online store pages. Then, rebuild your online store navigation. These last two steps are not compulsory.

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Shopify Partner
285 19 84

Hello @bmlvail ,


You can try to follow these steps:

  • Create a new Shopify account
  • Export your existing store data
  • Import your store data to your new Shopify account 
  • Modify the site to meet the needs of your German parent company

Let us know if you need any further support.

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