STEP 1: Pick a name
When signing up for Shopify (Shopify.co.za) you’ll be asked for your store name, which will eventually be the site address, for example ‘yourstorename.myshopify.com’.
Unless you’ve called your business something very inventive, chances are the name is already taken. Try adding ‘the’ to the beginning or prefixing it with ‘store’ or ‘online’. You’ll then be asked a little about yourself and your business.
Once you’re through to the dashboard you’ll be able to add your own customised domain, under the ‘add domain’ button. This means your customers will be able to find you at ‘yourstorename.com’ instead of ‘yourstorename.myshopify.com’.
If you’ve already bought a domain you’ll be able to connect it here. If you don’t have your own domain yet, you can purchase it within the same section for $14.