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There are a number of benefits to expanding your store to multiple countries (UK, Australia, Canada, and more). Here is how to sell to customers anywhere in the world with BigCommerce and Shopify Plus!
Gone are the days where you needed millions of dollars and an in-house team of developers to build a globally-equipped ecommerce site.
Many Shopify and BigCommerce merchants have grown from a small local store to serving customers around the world, doubling their sales and profits along the way.

WHY EXPAND YOUR ONLINE STORE TO THE UK, AUSTRALIA OR CANADA

There are a number of benefits to expanding your store to multiple markets:

DOUBLE YOUR SALES BY EXPANDING INTO NEW REGIONS:

Expansion allows you to maximize your sales by expanding your customer base. If you are selling in one country, to local customers, you are limiting your store’s capacity to reach bigger markets.

ACCEPT PAYMENTS IN LOCAL CURRENCIES:

While enterprise ecommerce platforms like Shopify and BigCommerce show different currencies in one store, you can only accept funds in one currency (the currency that is your online store’s default). If Australians want to purchase from your US store, they have to pay in US dollars.

OFFER LOCAL SHIPPING AND LOGISTICS:

Managing local stores allow you to offer shipping options to local customers.

HOW DO YOU SET UP MULTIPLE REGION STORES WITH BIGCOMMERCE AND SHOPIFY PLUS

Not every enterprise ecommerce solution gives you the option to sell to customers anywhere in the world. BigCommerce and Shopify are two popular choices when it comes to expanding your online business and tap into international markets.
BigCommerce platform includes features that allow you to sell anywhere. From native language support to international payment provides, you have everything you need to set up multiple region stores
BigCommerce integrates with global payment providers like Worldpay, 2Checkout, and PayPal. The platform allows you to transact at any currency and show prices on your page in foreign currencies. You can use the payment gateway that suits you best without having to pay a transaction fee.
BigCommerce Enterprise is used by merchants from more than 150 countries all over the world. The merchants are able to ship globally via integrations with the most popular shipping providers in the world.
The platform allows developers to use left-to-right language (a language with multi-byte and complex character sets) for your products and storefront.
With Shopify, you can set up multiple region stores (in Australia, UK, Canada, USA, and more). Each store will have its own domain, currency, inventory, and backend shop.
To create multiple stores, take the following steps:

GET ANOTHER SHOPIFY ACCOUNT:

If your current shop name is myshop.com, you need to register another domains myshop-ca for Canada, myshop-au for Australia and etc. Customers won’t notice this, but it will keep the system neat.

GET ANOTHER DOMAIN:

You can use a separate domain or use a sub-domain.

DUPLICATE YOUR SHOP:

This process can be repeated for multiple stores – duplicate your theme, duplicate your products, localize your pricing, localize the general settings, migrate all your page content, and localize your page content. Go to Shopify Admin and start the process.

USE AN IP REDIRECT:

In order to direct traffic, you may want to use an IP redirect application like Country Selector to detect the location of the visitor and point them to the right store.
Expanding your store can be a great way to test new markets and experiment with different shipping options.
Shopify Plus is a better option than BigCommerce when opening up to new markets, customers, languages, and revenue streams.