Looking to migrate Shopify to WooCommerce? While Shopify can be an effective way to run an eCommerce store, you may feel the need to move to a self-hosted option for more control once your business begins to grow.
If you want to properly migrate Shopify to WooCommerce, though, there are a lot of different issues to consider.
For starters, you have a lot of information you need to move, such as your products, customers, and orders. Next, there are design and branding elements to think about.
Nevertheless, with the right tools and taking it one step at a time, your new site will be up and running in no time.
In this post, we’ll discuss some of these considerations and more. Then, we’ll show you step-by-step how to export Shopify to WooCommerce.
What you need to consider when you migrate Shopify to WooCommerce
Shopify is easy to set up and can be great for newcomers to eCommerce. However, it can get expensive over the longer term. In contrast, WooCommerce is flexible, versatile, and scalable, as well as a generally cheaper option out of the box (and potentially over the long term.) As a result, many choose to make the jump to WooCommerce on a self-hosted WordPress website.
However, before you take the plunge from Shopify to WooCommerce, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into. For instance, the increased customizability that comes with WooCommerce can be a bit of learning curve for some. Furthermore, you’ll need to consider the following elements:
- Migrating all of your products, customers, and orders
- Recreating your website pages
- Replicating the design elements of your Shopify store
- Maintaining your store’s branding
While each of these elements are important in their own right, all of the tools you need are readily available – and in many cases, implementing them may be easier to achieve than you think. All that’s left is to get started!
How to migrate Shopify to WooCommerce in 4 steps
First, before you can migrate your Shopify content, you’ll need to have your basic WooCommerce store ready to go. The good news is that we’ve written another article on setting up your WooCommerce store, which you should check out before you begin.
We’ve also collected the best WooCommerce hosting options to help you find the right spot to host your store.
With this in place, it’s time to migrate!
Step 1: Choose a migration tool
There are many different migration tools you can use for transferring your important shop content from Shopify to WooCommerce. Some of them include WP All Import, litextension, and Cart2Cart. However, of these three, only Cart2Cart is specifically designed for our needs, which is why we’ll be using it today:
Cart2Cart is an effective solution because it enables you to easily migrate your products, customers, orders, and other related Shopify information to WooCommerce. Plus, you can transfer a small eCommerce site for free.
This article was written by John Hughes and originally published on ThemeIsle Blog.