Shopify to WooCommerce Migration: A Step-by-Step Guide

WooCommerce is an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. The biggest difference between Shopify and WooCommerce is the latter provides free, superior backup options to preserve your website’s design and settings.A Shopify to WooCommerce migration boosts your site’s e-commerce capacities and SEO value. WooCommerce also allows international stores to connect to less popular, niche payment gateways. While switching e-commerce platforms may seem complicated, WooCommerce migration is easier than you think. Below, you’ll learn how to import orders from Shopify, products, and customers.

How to switch from Shopify to WooCommerce?

Manual migrationManually migrating from Shopify to WooCommerce is free, moderately straightforward, but a little time-consuming. To export your store data, select WooCommerce on your WordPress dashboard, go to products, then select importThe built-in CSV importer makes the process easier. Click on “Choose File” and select the CSV file you want to import and continue. A Column Mapping screen will show up. It automatically matches column names in the CSV file to product fields. Run the Importer and wait until the import process is finished. Use Cart2CartCart2Cart is a solution that automates the product migrating process in 3 effortless steps. It offers more security, you can transfer all your store data accurately without losing anything. You have access to free technical consultations 24/7 and the tool comes with 20 extra features to refine your migration results. Your store runs in the background as the migration continues. With a 90% success migration rate, Cart2Cart is perfect even for beginners. It only takes 5 hours to migrate your store from Shopify to WooCommerce, and you can preview a demo migration for free. The exact price you pay depends on how much data you need to migrate. You can migrate products and categories, customers, orders, manufacturers’ coupons, reviews, and CMS pages.

How to transfer your website from Shopify to WooCommerce?

WordPress is free, but you need more than that to keep your e-commerce site running. To transfer to WooCommerce, you’ll need a domain name and hosting, theme, plugins, or extensions. Install WordPressMany hosting providers offer a one-click installation, but you can install it yourself. After the basic setup, you’ll need a theme — this controls your site’s technical and visual details. Install and complete a setup of WooCommerceTo install it, navigate to your WordPress admin dashboard, on the left column, find “Plugins” and click “Add New.” Activate it. Setup Wizard will help you get started and add WooCommerce to your WordPress menu. 

How to export your products from Shopify to WooCommerce?

Depending on the size of your Shopify store, you can either migrate products from Shopify individually or automate the process. Transferring single products is ideal for stores with 10 or fewer products. Using the product importer feature is the easiest and fastest way to migrate products. To export Shopify to WordPress, you need a CSV file with your Shopify product information.Alternatively, download a CSV file from GitHub and replace the sample data. Lastly, you can use your own CSV, provided it follows the Product CSV Import Schema formatting and columns. 

How to migrate from Shopify to WooCommerce without losing SEO?

How does Shopify compare to WooCommerce? WooCommerce’s seamless integration with WordPress optimizes your e-commerce site for SEO. Additionally, if you migrate from Shopify to WooCommerce with Cart2Cart, you can move your SEO URL slugs, including products’ and category SEO URLs. Cart2Cart maintains your product search engine rankings and simplifies store management. You don't need programming skills to complete the entirely automated migration of SEO URLs. Cart2Cart also helps you set up 301 redirects, which ensures SEO rankings will not be affected.

How to set up a data feed?

Setting up a data feed is a fairly straightforward process. Go to WordPress admin → WooCommerce → Settings → Product Feed. Select the product data properties you’d like for your feed. Register for a free Google Merchant Center account and follow the steps. To verify your URL, you will need to paste a code to your store's theme file. Once done, set up and fetch your feed.

How to import customers?

To transfer customers from Shopify to WooCommerce, use the Customer/Order/Coupon CSV Import Suite or the Migrate & Import Shopify to WooCommerceAfter installing and activating the plugin, go to CSV Import Suite. Choose what you’d like to import. On the next screen, select CSV as your file source, then upload the Shopify CSV file.The next screen has settings that control the store import functions and a preview of the import file data. If everything is accurate, move to the next screen. Here, you’ll get an interface that allows you to map data from the CSV file to the target store data fields. Once you’ve mapped everything, run a test import by clicking the “Dry Run” button. After verification, run the live import. Upon completion, you will receive a success message. Your imported customers will show up in the “Users” section. WooCommerce provides a flexible e-commerce solution. And as your store grows, you can grow with it. Switch to the new platform today with the affordable, comprehensive, easy-to-use Cart2Cart migration service.

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 Shopify to WooCommerce

Products

  • Name , SKU , Full Description , Status , Manufacturer , Tax Class .

  • Price , Special Price , Sale Price .

  • URL , Meta Title , Meta Description .

  • Product Image , Additional Images .

  • Quantity , Stock Availability , Manage Stock , Stock Status .

  • Weight .

  • Product Tags .

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

Product Categories

  • Name , Description , Status .

  • URL , Meta Title , Meta Description .

  • Category Images .

Manufacturers

  • Name .

Taxes

  • Tax Rates .

Customers

  • First Name , Last Name , Email .

  • 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

  • Payment method name .

  • ID , Order Date , Order Status , Order Products (Name, SKU, Option) , Product Price , Quantity , SubTotal Price , Discount 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 , Type Discount , Discount Amount .

Reviews

  • Created Date , Status , Rate , User Name , Description , Comment .

Blogs

  • Title , SEO URLs .

  • Images .

Blog Posts

  • Title , Full Description , Short Description , Tags , Created Time , Modified Time , SEO URL , Blog IDs , Comments , Post Redirects .

  • Images .

Multiple Languages

  • Yes .

CMS Pages

  • Title , Created Date , URL , Description , Content Heading .

Additional Options

Clear current data on Target Store before Migration (FREE)

 

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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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.

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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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