In the menu of the Shopware Administration you will find the item Sales Channel. You can click on the plus symbol to create a new sales channel. Already created sales channels are displayed below the point Sales Channels and can be edited by clicking on them.
To create a new sales channel, click the plus symbol next to the menu point Sales Channel.
In the pop-up window, you can choose whether you want to create a new Sales Channel with HTML storefront or a headless sales channel that only provides an API interface. You can also create a product comparison here. This is used to export your products to comparison portals and marketplaces. Further information about this function is available here.
Name (1): This is the name of the sales channel. It is used internally at all places where you can store settings for this sales channel.
Starting point main navigation (2): This is where the main navigation begins. In the standard Responsive Theme, the main categories correspond to the level below the category selected here.
Navigation Levels (3): Enter the number of levels to be displayed below the main navigation. The maximum number of levels depends on the theme used.
Starting point footer Navigation (4): Enter the start category for the Footer Navigation here. In the Standard Responsive Theme, the level below this selected category contains the footer navigation items and the level below contains the clickable menu items.
Starting point service Navigation (5): Here you specify the level at which the Service Navigation should start. In the standard Responsive Theme this category is displayed in the upper right corner.
Customer group (6): Enter the standard customer group of your sales channel here. New customers and unannounced visitors are assigned to this customer group.
Payment methods (7): Specify here which payment methods should be available in your sales channel and select a default payment method.
Shipping methods (8): Specify here which shipping methods should be available in your sales channel and choose a default shipping method.
Countries (9): Indicate which countries should be available in your sales channel and select a default country.
Currencies (10): Specify which currencies should be available in your sales channel and select a default currency.
Languages (11): Indicate here which languages should be available in your sales channel and select a default language.
The Hreflang metatag is important if there are several language versions of your shop. The tag is used to clearly assign the content to the respective language. It prevents Google from classifying multiple language versions of your shop as duplicate content.
After you have activated the option, all your domains are displayed in the drop-down menu. Then select the default domain here, which will serve as a fallback for all languages.
Please note that a self-hosted version differs from a cloud version in the domain settings.
Under the item Domain you can create several domains for your sales channel, each with its own virtual URL, language, currency and snippet set.
This is necessary if way you can create multiple language shops for one shop.
You can open the window for creating an additional URL by clicking the button Add Domain (1).
In a cloud instance, a URL is already stored in the standard system. This is generated automatically when the instance is created.
If you want to use your own, individual domain, you can do this by clicking the button Add domain (1).
The prerequisite for this is that you have already added your own domain under Settings > System > Domains. Alternatively, you can reach the corresponding menu by clicking on the link Set up individual domain (2).
Information on how to set up your own domain can be found here
To assign a domain to the sales channel it is necessary to define some settings:
Here you can temporarily disable the sales channel. It is then temporarily inaccessible for visitors and the API. In addition you can activate the maintenance mode here. The frontend will then only display the maintenance page layout. You can grant access using the whitelist for selected IP addresses.
be mindful when using a proxy server
In order for the IP whitelisting to work correctly when using an additional proxy server, it is necessary to store the IP address of the proxy in the .env configuration file (in the Shopware main directory) as a trusted proxy. This is possible via the entry TRUSTED_PROXIES=IP_of_the_proxy".
Alternatively this is also possible using the PHP settings. More information on how to do this in PHP can be found at https://symfony.com/doc/current/deployment/proxies.html#solution-settrustedproxies
If you delete the product comparison using this button, it will be irrevocably removed. You should only do this if the sales channel is no longer needed.
In the Theme tab you can assign a theme to your sales channel.
First of all you will see the theme that is currently assigned to the sales channel. If you click on the preview image of the theme or on Change theme, you can assign one of the installed themes. Click on Edit themes to go directly to the theme configuration.