Choosing a shop name and username

Usernames

Your username (the name you use to log in) is very important and you will not be able to change it, so please choose it carefully.

Your username forms part of your shop URL (web address). So for example, if your username was FantasticThings, your shop address would be folksy.com/shops/FantasticThings. So it’s worth choosing a username that is similar to the shop name that you intend to use.

Usernames cannot be changed so if you want a new username or shop address (URL) you would need to create a new account. Please note that data can not be transferred between accounts

Shop names

Your shop name can be anything you want provided that:

  • It is not already in use by another seller on Folksy
  • It does not infringe any trademarks or registered businesses
  • It does not contain a URL (web address), this means that suffixes such as .co.uk and .com are not allowed in shop names

It’s a good idea to pick something which is short, memorable and that describes you well.

You can change your shop name at any time in Your shop > Edit appearance and settings - this will not change your username or shop URL.

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