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How To Choose A Name For Your Dropshipping Store

By Andrey Y.

how to choose dropshipping store names

Here it comes! It’s time to name your dropshipping store.

Does it really matter? And how to come up with the right name? Let’s figure these out!

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Why your dropshipping store’s name matters

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What’s in a name?

That’s what might cross your mind when choosing one for your online store.

It can’t be a big deal when you’ve got a much bigger fish to fry, can it?

Indeed, at first glance, naming your dropshipping store seems to be too petty to take it seriously.

You have things like social media promotion, customer service and a lot of other tasks on your plate. Your success lies in taking care of them, doesn’t it?

Well, yeah…but here’s the deal. You can’t make bricks without straw.

I doubt that Nike would be as fortunate as it is if it’d been named “Sport clothing company 23” or something. The name is part of Nike’s success.

Dropshipping is a competitive business field. To win the competition, you need to stand out from the others.

In other words, you should create your brand identity. And your store name plays a significant part in this task.

Therefore, you need to make a point of choosing the right one. And the next tips are going to let you pull this off.

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1.Make it short and memorable

Pepsi, Starbucks, Apple, Google, Reebok…

All these companies have short and catchy names. Once you’ve heard them, they stick in your memory for a long time.

So, if you think up something of that sort for your dropshipping store, you’ll make a great dent in creating your brand identity.

Your advertisement will definitely catch customer eye, and they won’t misspell your store’s name while looking for it on the Internet.

There are several ways you could employ to come up with a short and memorable name.

You can follow the example of Steve Jobs. He picked “Apple” as a name for his company just because he was on a fruitarian diet at the moment. The similar strategy was chosen by Jeff Bezos: he simply named his online store after the Amazon river.

The point is to choose an ordinary but catchy word and put it to use.

Another way to make up a name for your dropshipping store is to distort a normal word. For instance, a famous freelance platform Fiverr just added one more “r” to “Fiver” to get it done. Google got its name by twisting the word “googol”. And Cisco was made by removing “San Fran” from “San Francisco”.

You can also combine several words in one to create a memorable name for your online store. Probably, the most famous example of using this tactic is Adidas company. Its founder, Adolf Dassler, whose nickname was Adi, just mixed his first and second names to create the title.

Actually, this practice is widespread in business. IBM’s title is just the first letters of “International Business Machines”, Intel is short for “integrated electronics” and so on.

If you want your dropshipping store’s name to contain more than one word, you can use alliteration to make it catchy. For example, Paramount Pictures, Coca-Cola, Best Buy, American Airlines, etc.

So, you’ve got enough options to employ to come up with your business name. However, you should keep it in mind that using more than two words for your business name isn’t the best idea. Ideally, you need only one that strikes a chord.

2.Make sure your dropshipping store’s name is unique

Standing out from your competitors is vital in dropshipping.

If your online store has a name that is similar to your rival’s one, customers could easily mix you up. This way, you may lose tons of clients.

Not the best prospects, right?

Let alone the fact that you might face some legal consequences if you unwittingly pick some copyrighted name.

Thus, you need to carry out some market research before making up your mind about your dropshipping store’s name. You should make sure that it’s unique.

3.Don’t curse, please

Have you heard about BiC company?

Highly likely, you have. You must have come across the pencils and razors made by this French firm.

But, you may not know that the company’s founder Marcel Bich decided not to rack his brain much and named it after himself.

You might be wondering – where is the “h” letter?

Well, he made the decision to leave it out.

Why?

The reason is English language.

He wanted to create an international company. And the last name of BiC’s founder didn’t sound well in English.

You could easily confuse it with a rude English word, although its spelling is a bit different.

Now, this looks reasonable, doesn’t it?

Dropshipping is an international model of business. So, you need to make sure that your dropshipping store name doesn’t have an offensive or confusing meaning in foreign languages.

You don’t need to look into each existing language in the world. Take 8 or 10 the most spoken ones such as English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and so on.

4.Don’t forget about your domain name

Who doesn’t know eBay?

It’s hard to find a single person who is unaware of it. This company is famous worldwide and its name is short and memorable.

But…

Did you ever wonder why? How come its founders ended up with eBay?

I can tell you.

Actually, we could have Echo Bay instead. That was the name eBay’s owners came up with in the first place. As for me, it was good also.

However, the domain name “echobay.com” was occupied. So, they changed “Echo Bay” to “eBay” to take the domain name that matched the company’s title.

What you can learn from this story?

It’s important to choose a domain name that is the same or, at least, very close to your store’s actual one. Otherwise, this looks illogical and fishy to customers.

5.Try to make your dropshipping store’s name SEO-friendly

Getting traffic is crucial in dropshipping.

And SEO is a perfect tool to drive free organic traffic to your online store. If your website is SEO-friendly and your product pages are properly optimized, it’s going to pay off really soon.

But, if you manage to work your keywords into your store’s name, it will give you great advantages. It’s especially beneficial if you’re a newcomer in dropshipping.

However, it may be tricky to think up a SEO-friendly title.

In this case, it’s important to mention one thing. If your online store’s name turns out to be SEO-friendly but at the same time it sounds weird and off-putting, you’d better get along without the keywords for your title.

A lifehack to choose a name for your dropshipping store

Did any ideas on your store’s name come to your mind while reading these tips?

If not, there is a way to help you get the process off the ground.

You can use one of the business name generators to come up with a name for your dropshipping store.

Just think of some words related to your business. Then type them in the search field on the page of a generator you choose and click “Generate”.

You’ll see many options that you can use as your store’s name.

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The business name generators you could make use of are BNG and Name Mesh. Yet, you can find one on your own. There are plenty of them on the Internet.

However, while using name generators, you shouldn’t fully rely on them. 

You need to pick out the option that live up to the tips we’ve listed for you.

Building your brand identity is essential for your future success. Making up a name for your dropshipping store is the first step on your way to pull it off. Follow the tips we’ve listed for you and this task won’t be a big problem for you. If you’ve got some questions, feel free to leave them in the comment section below. We’re always ready to answer.

 

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By Andrey Y.
Andrey has just joined AliDropship team. He’s exploring dropshipping business from the very beginning. And, he’s going to share with you the most essential things newcomers need to know.
3 Comments
Kia July 3, 2019 2:54:45

Good stuff

Mustapha July 24, 2019 13:17:43

I will like to use rainbow as my store name and rainbow.com as my domain name. Is it OK?

    Andrey Y. August 6, 2019 6:25:14

    Hi, Mustapha!
    Thank you for your question!
    Your store name is short and quite catchy and memorable. So, if you like it, take it. But, firstly check whether it’s taken by someone else or not.

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