Have you decided to transfer from BigCommerce to Shopify?

BigCommerce boasts over 60,000 stores online across different countries of the globe. Just like WooCommerce, BigCommerce allows merchants to set up stores and sell on the web.Some of the pros of the platform which have attracted a significant share of users include a user-friendly interface, customer support, and the ability to hold many products. The solution also has some limitations like web design and customization. This is among the reasons why merchants opt for BigCommerce to Shopify migrationShopify has more themes and enhanced usability. This makes the main difference between BigCommerce and Shopify.

How to switch to Shopify?

What sets Shopify apart from the competition is its intuitive interface and ease of use. There are three ways to migrate from BigCommerce to Shopify. That is using a manual approach, automated migration, or hiring experts.

Export data from the source to the target store

There is a wide range of data you can transfer to Shopify. It could be customer data, products, orders, and even SEO URLs. To avoid data loss as you export your store to Shopify, ensure you have a backup of the data. All this can be done on the BigCommerce dashboard. Select the entities you are looking to export then follow the prompts provided to complete the process. Note that the process is the same with the different types of data.For instance, for product migrating, you will go to Products > Export. Under file format options and export template, choose default then proceed to the next step. A products dialog box will appear, choose “Export my Products to a CSV file”, then select “Close.” Follow the same procedure for other entities like orders and customers.

Import data to your new store

After you migrate products from BigCommerce to a CSV file, the following thing will be to import them into your Shopify store. Import orders from BigCommerce from the Shopify Admin Panel > Apps > Store Importer. “Import your data into Shopify” page will pop up. From the drop-down menu, choose BigCommerce to indicate the source of data. Proceed to Upload Files > Add File. From here choose the exported file. Click Continue Import > Import. This is the same place to go to transfer customers from BigCommerce to Shopify.

Review your data

To ensure the security and integrity of your data, a review is important after the store import and integration. This will help you establish whether all the important data has been moved to a new store. More so, it is an opportunity for you to do data clean-up.If you are positive that the Shopify migration is complete, you can create a test order among other actions to test the functionality of the platformBigCommerce compared to Shopify still has some work to do to enhance platform features and overall ease of use.  With the tips above, you should be able to migrate BigCommerce to Shopify successfully. To enhance the integrity of the process, consider bringing experts onboard and use Cart2Cart services.

How to export products from BigCommerce to Shopify?

Exporting products from BigCommerce is straightforward. The process is done on the dashboard. Go to the dashboard and select Products > Export > Export Template and File Format Option > Continue. A products’ dialog box will appear, select the option for exporting products to a CSV file, then close. A file holding your BigCommerce product data will be saved on your computer.

How to migrate without losing SEO?

If you import data and orders manually, you face the risk of data loss. Maintaining SEO takes a lot of work and time, and you don’t want to lose it as you move from BigCommerce to ShopifyHere are things to consider to protect your SEO.
  1. Create 301 redirects so that you can retain your SEO ranking. This will ensure that you migrate SEO URLs in the process. Category and product URLs will help you protect your SEO ranking.
  2. Remove HTML from the product and category names so that the names and descriptions are clear and look good.  
  3. Ensure that you also migrate images, and additional images if possible.

How to set up a data feed using Cart2Cart?

While there is the option of creating data feed manually, it is best to automate the process especially if you have many products. Third-party solutions like Cart2Cart will help you set up the data feed within a very short time. The app will automatically integrate your feed by using a name, SKU, full description, images in the description, status, and manufacturer details.

If you are ready to start your website migration, have a look at 4 easy steps

  • 1. Just get your current cart connected

  • 2. Get your desired Cart Connected

  • 3. Pick and Choose Entities You want to see in Your New Store

  • 4. Click start, sit and relax. Migration has started

If you still have any doubts, try to perform the Demo Migration to ensure that the process Easy and Smooth!

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What data can be migrated from BigCommerce to Shopify

Products

  • Name , SKU , Full Description , Status , Images in Description , Manufacturer .

  • Price , Special Price .

  • URL , Meta Title , Meta Description .

  • Product Image , Additional Images .

  • Quantity , Stock Status .

  • Weight .

  • UPC .

  • Product Attributes (Name, Values) .

  • Product Variants (SKU, Weight, Quantity, Additional image) .

Product Categories

  • Name , Description , Status .

  • URL , Meta Title , Meta Description .

  • Category Images .

Manufacturers

  • Name .

Customers

  • First Name , Last Name , Email , Customer Group .

  • Customer Billing Address (First Name, Last Name, Company, Address 1, Address 2, Country, State, City, Zip Code, Telephone) .

  • Customer Shipping Address (First Name, Last Name, Company, Address 1, Address 2, Country, State, City, Zip Code, Telephone) .

Orders

  • ID , Order Date , Order Status , Custom Order Status , Order Products (Name, SKU, Option) , Product Price , Quantity , SubTotal Price , Discount Price , Tax Price , Shipping Price , Total Price , Order Comments .

  • Customer Name , Email , Billing Address (First Name, Last Name, Company, Address 1, Address 2, Country, State, City, Zip Code, Telephone) .

  • Shipping Address (First Name, Last Name, Company, Address 1, Address 2, Country, State, City, Zip Code, Telephone) .

Coupons

  • Name , Coupon Code , Uses Per Coupon , Uses Per Customer , Type Discount , Discount Amount , Minimum Spent .

Reviews

  • Created Date , Rate , User Name , Comment , Product , Title .

Blogs

Blog Posts

  • Title , Full Description , Short Description , Tags , SEO URL , Author , Post Redirects .

  • Images .

Multistore

  • Yes .

Additional Options

Clear current data on Target Store before Migration (FREE)

 

Migrate Source Store customer groups into customer tags (+$29)

Recommended

Migrate Source Store categories into Shopify Automated Collections (+$59)

Recommended

Preserve order IDs on Target Store (+$49)

Recommended

Create 301 redirects on your target store after migration (+$59)

Recommended

Migrate categories and products SEO URLs (+$59)

Migrate images from products descriptions, categories descriptions and blog posts descriptions (+$49)

Change products quantity to 100 on Target Store (+$29)

Enhanced demo data transfer service

Advanced Application Software Migration System With customer in mind, App is created. We want to save your time, that resources and guarantee the highest standard of service. Therefore, we provide a range of ‘all-inclusive’ specialized demo support services. Our team will migrate your data, provide you with the appropriate personalization and help for every phase of the migration.

Basic
Migration up to 1000 units 5 hours of technical support
Extended
Migration up to 20,000 units 10 hours of technical support
PREMIUM
Migration up to 60,000 units 25 hours of technical support
ULTIMATE
Migration up to 60,000 units 5 hours of technical support

FAQs

Check what entities you want to transfer. The package and its price depends on data you want to move from the source to target store. Such information includes products, clients, orders, etc.
We do the next step after your purchase. Our team checks all the necessary information, your order, and then we send you a confirmation email. Then our team runs a demo version to check its results. Then we set up the full transition process. In the end we confirm that all data is transferred correctly to your target store. WARNING: the Data Migration Package includes only one migration!
The exact number of days depends on each case. But for most cases it takes 5 business days to perform a demo migration and 14 business days to perform a full migration. The first step starts right after our team receives your request.
Yes, it is possible. We’ll just add up the price of each entity transaction to the total cost of the Migration Package. The migration cost includes the assistance price and the price of every entity you need to migrate. Contact our support team to find out more.
Most API shopping carts can give you an opportunity to create a trial store. This is how you check whether the particular store options are suitable for you. However, when the trial period ends your store will be unavailable. We don’t recommend starting a Migration Package while testing the store. Running a demo migration takes 5 business days. After which we run full migration for 14 business days. During this time the trial version of the store can simply expire and the migration will be unsuccessful.

Reviews

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The team provides the easiest data migration way. I figured out everything quite fast but still had several questions. After a brief phone call, the app team helped me through the process and everything went smoothly. Thanks!

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Paul Rogers

The team is always there to help you

I’ve been through several migrations using this service and I can tell nothing but best. The whole process and service are on point. The team is always there to help you. I like the fact that there are several options to migrate from one platform to another. There is no better service than this for sure.

O.B.

Web Developer

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This app performs greatly. The service is very reliable and the support is superb. The service is quite costly for me but in the end, it’s worth its money. There is also an automated shopping cart migration and I’m very happy about that! I’m really satisfied.

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