How to set up a second store with geolocation for European and UK visitors?

JogloLiving
Tourist
6 0 2

Hello, we are considering creating a second store and connect a geolocation app in order to have all European and UK based visitors redirected to this new store which will have a different warehouse location and additional products not available for the rest of the world. We do have some doubts:

 

- do we need to create a second store with the same log in credentials, hence add a store from the drop-down menu on the top right section of the shopify admin? Or we need to create a new account with new log in credentials?

- Do we need to buy a new domain?

- I understand that we need to purchase the same theme, how does the migration works in this case? Should we download customer and products data and and then add all the rest manually or there is a faster way to do all at once (apps, pages, blogs, pictures and so on... ) ?

 

Hope to get some clear answers, thank you so much in advance!

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webwondersco
Shopify Partner
1038 157 154

Hello @JogloLiving , Hope you are doing well.


- Creating a second store under the same credential will be a good option.

- For the Domain, it's not mandatory, having a separate domain for your second store can help maintain clarity and consistency for your customers. However, you can also use a subdomain

- For migration,

  - You can export/import customer and product data using CSV files, which Shopify supports.

  - For other content like pages, blogs, images, and apps, you'll need to recreate them manually.

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JogloLiving
Tourist
6 0 2

Hello @webwondersco thank you for your suggestions.

 

Would creating a subdomain allow us to have different products, stock level and shipping profiles than the main domain?

webwondersco
Shopify Partner
1038 157 154

@JogloLiving yes, creating a subdomain allows you to setup a separate website with its unique products, stock levels, shipping profiles

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JogloLiving
Tourist
6 0 2

@webwonderscowould it be better for SEO to have a subdomain or a new domain?

webwondersco
Shopify Partner
1038 157 154

@JogloLiving  The choice between a subdomain and a new domain depends on your specific business goals, resources, and SEO strategy. If you are going with subdomains then it will inherit some authority from the main domain, which can positively impact SEO efforts.

 

And in my opinion, a new domain starts with zero authority and will require some time and effort to build up its SEO presence.

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- Hire me, if you want to design, re-design, develop a store, or make changes to the pre-built store.
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