How to Migrate from Zen Cart to OpenCart [Video]

A lot of e-merchants are passionate about Zen Cart, which positions itself as a platform that makes business accessible for everybody. It will be a nice solution for those merchants, who have basic business requirements and technical skills. On the other hand, OpenCart offers convenient control panel that is easy to use even without programming skills, advanced SEO and marketing tools. Thats why a lot of store owners make a decision to migrate from Zen Cart to OpenCart.


Cart2Cart offers the most convenient way of moving data from ZenCart to OpenCart. All products, customers and even orders history will be easily shifted to a desirable online store. All you have to do is to follow a straightforward instruction.

1. Register

Sign in with your existing Facebook or Google profile or register Cart2Cart account.

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2. Choose Source Cart

On this step, you have to pick Zen Cart from the drop down menu and enter your current shop’s URL. After that, you have to perform Connection Bridge installation. It will give us access to your data and provide a possibility to transfer it. Firstly, you have to download Connection Bridge. Secondly, extract it from zip archive. And finally, paste it to the root directory with FTP client. If there will be some obstacles you may watch our video tutorial. It will make everything clear.

How to Migrate from Zen Cart to OpenCart

3. Choose Target Cart

Here, you have to repeat the same steps as you did with Source Cart.

  • Choose OpenCart as your Target Cart from a menu.
  • Enter OpenCart store’s URL.
  • Set up Connection Bridge on your computer.

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4. Pick Entities

At this point, you will have a possibility to choose items you want to transfer. You can select entities separately, or click Check All box. Moreover, on this stage you will have an opportunity to select additional options. Pay attention, most of them are paid.

How to Migrate from Zen Cart to OpenCart

5. Currencies Mapping

If you use various currencies in your business, Cart2Cart provides a possibility to transfer them, as well. Just map currencies on your Zen Cart store with those, which will be displayed on OpenCart.

How to Migrate from Zen Cart to OpenCart

6. Order Statuses Mapping

If you decided to migrate orders and selected them on stage 4, now you can map order statuses.

How to Migrate from Zen Cart to OpenCart

7. Demo Migration

At this step, you will get a great opportunity to try how everything works. Demo Migration is totally free and will take you only a few minutes. Thats why we recommend not to skip this stage. We really need your feedback and will appreciate if you rate Demo Migration Results.

How to Migrate from Zen Cart to OpenCart

8. Full Migration

Now you have a possibility to check entities that have to be moved one more time. If everything is ok click Start Full Migration. The process will take some time.

How to Migrate from Zen Cart to OpenCart

After Zen Cart to OpenCart migration is finished, you will receive a notification by email. Now you can check migration outcome. If something is not clear to you, please contact with our Support Team.