If you already have an ecommerce website or are using a different ecommerce platform for your business, it’s important to make sure that your product information and other content make it to Shopify.
The steps that you need to take to migrate your store to Shopify depend on how your store is set up. The migration process could be complicated if your store has large amounts of data in multiple sets.
Import your store’s content and data to Shopify
When you migrate to Shopify, you need to migrate content such as your products and blog pages, as well as data, such as your customer transactions from your old platform. In this page, the term data refers to both content and data.
Once you’ve decided on the data that you want to migrate, you need to decide how you will migrate this data and in what order. Here are a few options that you can use to migrate your data:
- Copy and paste content from your old site
- Use existing migration apps from the Shopify App store
- Create (or hire a partner to create) an app that uses the Admin API
- Transfer data manually using CSV files (this option can migrate customers and products only)
The following table lists the different types of data and the migration options that are available:
|Products||CSV file, Product API, Shopify App store|
|Customers||CSV file, Customer API, Shopify App store|
|Historical orders||Order API, Transaction API, Shopify App store|
|Gift cards, certificates, store credits||GiftCard API, Shopify App store|
|Blogs||Blog API, Blog Article API, Shopify App store|
|Pages (shipping policy, contact, and other webpages)||Page API, Shopify App store|
|Product reviews||Shopify Product reviews app, Shopify App store|
The order in which you import your product, customer, and historical order data is important. If you need to import these types of data, then you need to import them in the following order:
- Historical orders
If you follow this order, then you will have access in Shopify to your customers’ complete transaction history. The migrated orders will also be linked to their associated products and customers.
What you need to consider when migrating
There are a number of considerations you should be aware of when you’re migrating your store to Shopify:
Remove specific protocols from your assets
Make sure that all your store assets (theme files, stylesheets, or images) are always accessible by removing specific protocols such as http: and https: from their URLs.
Set up redirects
Make sure you set up URL redirects for pages that customers might have bookmarked. This will minimize the risk of losing customers who return to a page and find it unavailable after you’ve migrated to Shopify.
Store Migration App :
Migration apps reduce the amount of work you have to do to import your product information and store contents from your current online store to Shopify. You can find several free and paid migration and importing apps in the Shopify App Store.
If you want to migrate an online store to Shopify, then you can use one of the third-party migration appsavailable in the Shopify App Store.
Use the Transporter app to import customer, product, and order records into your Shopify store. This app accepts comma-separated values (CSV) files for each of these record types, processes the records, and then imports them as objects into Shopify.
The Transporter app that you can use to import product, customer, and order data into Shopify. This app uploads CSV files and it is available from the Shopify App Store which is free of cost.
FREE Migration App :