Accessing Organization Settings

You can access Organization Settings by logging in to a store in your organization, and then going in your Shopify admin to Settings. An organization section is displayed above the store-level settings. The organization section lets you access and manage parts of your organization, such as users and stores. The menu items that are available to each user depends on which organization permissions have been granted to the user.

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The Stores menu item displays a list of stores in your organization, along with a two-letter or three-letter store identifier and icon. You can filter the list according to status or store purpose. Learn more about managing stores with Organization Settings.

Store identifiers

Store identifiers are used by partners, users, and store staff to identify stores in your organization. Ensure that the store identifier is meaningful so that users can select stores easily. These identifiers are displayed as a two-letter or three-letter abbreviation in the global navigation menu. By default, the store identifiers are based on the first letters of a store's name. For example:

  • Svenshirts - Sve
  • Sven's Shirts - SvS
  • Sven's Shirt Depot - SSD

You can change the store's internal name and default identifier when you create a store, or edit it later. The internal store name and identifier don't affect what's displayed in your store or in any customer communications.

Update a store identifier

If you change the internal store name or the store identifier, then the new value should be unique. Stores with identical names or identifiers make it difficult for users to identify stores.


  1. From your Shopify admin, click Settings.
  2. In the Organization section, click Stores.
  3. Click the store whose identifier you want to change.
  4. In the Internal store name and icon section, edit the information in the Store initials field.
  5. Click Save.

The global navigation menu displays the new identifier.


The Users menu item displays a list of users in your organization. You can filter the list according to user status, user type, shop access, role, or security settings. Learn more about managing users with Organization Settings.

The Users menu item of the organization section also includes the Roles and Security submenu items.


The Roles submenu item displays a list of roles that have been created in your organization. Learn more about managing roles with Organization Settings.


The Security submenu item displays security settings for your organization. Learn more about managing security settings with Organization Settings.


The Billing menu item displays billing information for your organization. Learn more about managing billing with Organization Settings.

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