Planning for the future with Multistore

  • Hi All,

    Sorry if I am asking a basic question. I am currently building a shop that will sell one product - children’s books. On the root, I have my categories such as baby books, toddler books etc.

    Perhaps in the future, I may want to sell something unrelated, for example shirts. I would like to have another shop using the same backend. I understand I can do this using multistore.

    If I understand it correctly, I can create one master shop on a domain that can be hidden for now with categories something like this:

    Home – books – children’s book – baby books

    I can then create my multistore, using children’s books as the root category. If I sell shirts, I just add a new category to the master:

    Home – shorts – men’s shirts

    Is this the way I should go about it so I cover all bases for the future?

    Is there another approach to launch one shop for children’s books without the URLs looking something like this:

    Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.


  • One can switch from monoshop to multishop any time. A monoshop is essentially a multishop with just one shop defined.

    That said, multishops are made with similar offerings in mind. If shop offerings are totally unrelated it might be a better idea to run two independent shops. Can be done with a single host easily, just put them into separate subdirectories and point your domain name server to each of them.

  • @traumflug Thanks for your advice. I think I will stick to a monoshop and keep things simple. Thanks again.


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