Considerations for setting up international domains
Before you set up international domains, review the following requirements and considerations:
- You need to use custom domains. You can use both Shopify-managed domains and third-party domains, but you can't use your default
- You can create a URL for each individual market, such as
johns-apparel.defor a Germany market or
johns-apparel.com/en-eufor a European market.
- To display your store in multiple languages, you need to translate the content of your online store by using the Translate and Adapt app, or by using a compatible third-party app.
- If you already use multiple languages with your online store with the URL format
johns-apparel.com/fr, then your current URLs continue to work. Language-only subfolders such as
/encan only exist on your primary market. On your secondary markets, subfolders must combine the language code with a country code to display customized content in local languages and currencies. For example,
/en-eu. Learn more about using multiple languages with Markets.
- If you use international domains or subfolders for a market and then remove content from that market, then ensure you're using URL redirects so that customers aren't sent to a non-existent page.