Considerations for setting up international domains
This page was printed on Feb 09, 2023. For the current version, visit https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/markets/international-domains/considerations.
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
- Your unique URLs need to be specific to a country or region, such as
johns-apparel.defor Germany or
- To set up a local currency for each country or region where you have a target market, you need to enable multiple currencies using Shopify Payments.
- To display your store in multiple languages, you need to translate the content of your online store by adding your own translations using CSV files, 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.