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How should I name my stores? Does it make a difference how I name them?

For stores with multiple designs or categories, it can become quite complex just to keep track of all of the stores.

Your first store (we'll call it your "mainstore") should have a name that you want associated with your products. If your store is affiliated with an existing product line or website, you will proabably want to reference that in a way that will be understandable to people who already know the product or site. You will also want the name to be as short as possible. For my store, for the site I help run called "Simpsons Collector Sector", I named the "mainstore" scsector.

"Underneath" my "mainstore", I create other stores (we'll call them "substores") for categories (shirts, hats, cups, etc) and stores "underneath" those (we'll call them "microstores") that only feature products in a single category with a single design.

When I want a new category, I create a new "substore" called "scsector" + a few letters for the category. Shirts are "sh" and cups are "cup", etc. Use whatever letters mean something to you. In the description of the store, I write "Simpsons Collector Sector: ".

Each design I make I give a number, starting with 1 and going up. When I name my "microstore", I name it "scsector" + category letters + design number. Shirts with my #1 design on them go in a "microstore" called "scsectorsh1" and cups go in "scsectorcup1".

Please see the other FAQ questions about multiple stores for more information. (phalen from Simpsons Collector Sector)