Shopify has become the most used eCommerce platform online in the last years. A ton of stores are using it to sell online and it is now more popular than WooCommerce and other platforms like Magento. However, while we might be proud of our stores, that doesn’t mean we want to show Shopify’s branding or reveal what platform we’re using to our audience. Thus, I decided to write this quick tutorial on how to remove the “Powered by Shopify” text from your site.
We have launched a few Shopify stores back in the day with custom themes but recently I helped a friend launch his own store and one of the first things he asked me was if he could remove the branding as he didn’t want to reveal that info or look like the store was a cheap copy of thousands of others.
While it’s quite a simple task, sometimes a step by step tutorial with images is the best way to explain this.
First, here’s an example of how the branding looks at the footer of your eCommerce site when you build a Shopify store:
This happens with every theme unless you customize it, which is quite easy to do. Here’s a step by step guide to add ot edit that text in 5 minutes or less.
Remove “Powered by Shopify” branding
Open your Shopify’s dashboard and go to the “online store” menu. Then click “themes“.
At the right side in your theme settings select “actions” from the dropdown menu.
Click on “Edit languages” from that dropdown menu.
You can see all the 3 first steps illustrated in the following screenshot:
Once you’re in the “Edit languages” screen, go to “filter translations” and write powered in the search field.
After doing that you’ll now see the “Powered by Shopify” field below your search.
Write whatever you want to show there (e.g. powered by my company’s name) or if you prefer to leave it blank just add a blank space.
Click the “Save” button at the top right corner of your dashboard.
Again, everything explained from step 4 to step 6 can be shown in the screenshot below:
Now that you’ve changed that you can go back to your homepage and see how it looks.
This will help you create a unique brand or simply stand against the thousands of Shopify stories that are available with the same generic theme and footer that can be found everywhere on the net.
If you have a custom theme you might need to do the same process but selecting your theme at the beginning so it applies to it.
If for some reason your theme doesn’t have the “edit languages” option you might need to edit the code though but I assume you’re using Shopify for the ease of use and the large ecosystem of apps available to increase your conversion rates and user lifetime value, so I’ll let that part to your theme’s provider support team.
You might also be interested in learning what are the best Shopify alternatives in case you’re tired of dealing with Shopify.
Leave a comment if you need some extra help 🙂