Translating your Shop and Listings

To reach a wider audience of buyers, you have a few options to translate information about your shop and listings.

When you set up your shop, you determined your default listing language. It’s your shop's main language.

To check your shop's default listing language, go to Shop Manager > Settings > Languages and translations.

You can also add other languages you're fluent in and translate aspects of your shop and listings.

Add other languages

Add a new language by clicking Manage languages on this page: Shop Manager > Settings > Languages and translations.

Once a language is added, you’ll be able to manually translate your shop and listings. 

Click on a listing in the Listings section of your Shop Manager and scroll down to the bottom of that listing's Edit page. There you'll see a Translations section where you can manually add your translations.

Be sure to list in the designated language fields. French should be in the French fields and English in the English fields, for example.

Manual translations

You can translate your item's:

  • title

  • description

  • tags

Item titles and descriptions translations are required. Tags are optional.

The categories and attributes you select for your listing will translate automatically.

For your shop, you are encouraged to translate:

  • shop title

  • your shop announcement

  • message to buyers

  • shop sections

  • about your shop section

  • shop policies

Go to Shop Manager > Settings > Languages and translations to add these to your shop.

Automatic translations

Listings are also automatically translated. Shoppers searching the site will see listings in their preferred language.

You can turn off automatic translations at any time:

  1. Go to Shop Manager > Settings > Options
  2. Scroll down to the Automatic Listing Translation box and turn it off

Note: Any manual translations you provide will override automatic translations.

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