How to Remove “Powered by Shopify” from Your Store

November 21, 2019
by
Derek Cromwell

How to Remove “Powered by Shopify” from Your Store

November 21, 2019
by
Derek Cromwell
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A quick way to get your e-commerce site looking a bit more professional is to remove the default text in the footer that reads “Powered by Shopify.” While Shopify is an excellent platform to build your online store on, there’s no reason to confuse your site visitors with a brand that’s not your own.

While removing this text is fairly easy, it’s not completely intuitive to go about doing it. We’ve created this simple step-by-step guide to help you delete these words from your site’s footer.

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Is It Necessary to Remove "Powered By Shopify"?

It's completely up to you whether you remove "powered by Shopify" from your store or not, but consider that there is some benefit to leaving it in.

Specifically, it can help build trust.

Trust is a fundamental part of conversion. For a newly launching store or one in the early growth stages, trust may be the only thing holding a customer back from a purchase.

Customers form an opinion about your store within milliseconds of landing and scanning the page.

In one study from Consumer WebWatch, it was shocking to discover that the average customer paid more attention to the superficial aspects of a site than the actual content.

This is where trust signals come into play.

Typically a trust signal is anything that can put a visitors mind at ease and improve their trust with your brand. Things like money-back guarantees, logos and symbols for well-known payment methods, contact information, social proof.

A well-known brand name like Shopify, easily visible on your site, can also make a customer feel more comfortable about doing business with you.

There is the potential benefit of leaving it in place. However, if you still want to know how to get rid of "Powered by Shopify" from your store, then follow these steps.

How to Remove "Powered By Shopify"

Step 1

In your Shopify admin dashboard, head to Themes and you’ll see a drop down for Actions. Select Edit code (in this specific example, we'll be showing you how to remove "Powered by Shopify" from the Debut theme).

Select "Edit Code"

Step 2

On the next screen, open the folder for Sections and click on footer.liquid.

Open the folder for Sections and click on footer.liquid

Step 3

When the code populates, hit ctrl + f to bring up the find search bar and type in “powered”.

When the code populates, hit ctrl + f to bring up the find search bar and type in “powered”

Step 4

Delete everything in the curly brackets: {{ powered_by_link }}. It’s ok to leave the rest of the code there, as it won’t affect anything.

Depending on what theme you are using, there may be more than one instance of this bracketed code that you’ll have to delete. Just keep clicking the down arrow on the find search bar to find the other instances.

Once you’ve deleted them all, click Save in the upper right hand corner.

And just like that, you have successfully removed “Powered by Shopify” from the footer of your e-commerce store.

Alternate Method to Remove "Powered By Shopify"

While the method above is probably your best bet, there is another way of removing “Powered by Shopify” that doesn’t have you directly editing raw code.

Step 1

Instead of choosing Edit code, under Actions, choose Edit languages instead.

Instead of choosing Edit code, under Actions, choose Edit languages instead

Step 2

On the next screen, type “powered” into the filter search box to find all instances of “Powered by Shopify” in your footers.

Type “powered” into the filter search box to find all instances of “Powered by Shopify” in your footers

You’ll see greyed out text, which means it’s the default text. So all you need to do is put a single space in that box, under Footer, to remove the grey default text. This will cause your footer to have a blank space instead, effectively removing “Powered by Shopify.”

As you can see on this screen, there are other places where this default phrase can appear, so now you know how to remove it from other sections as well.

In practice, either way should do the trick, though we feel like the first method is cleaner.

For more information about configuring Shopify to your liking, check out our write up on how to add related products to your Shopify Product Pages.

Customize Every Aspect of Your Store with Shogun

Of course, learning how to remove the "Powered by Shopify" label in your store's footer is just about the least you can do to customize your store.

If you'd like to change more about your store, you should check out the Shogun page builder app. It gives you complete control over your store's design, no matter what theme you're using.

With Shogun, you can change the font, text color, background color, and margins of every aspect of your site. You can even add in advanced features such as a countdown clock or an interactive Google map of your location. Basically, you can make whatever kind of page you want. The only limit is your imagination.

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Derek Cromwell

Derek is the founder of Thunder Bay Media and lover of everything related to content writing and copywriting. He has 15+ years of copywriting, content writing, and digital marketing experience and is a featured guest blogger published by more than 30 marketing publications.