Nowadays market offers different types of shopping carts: open source, hosted and CMS built e-Commerce plugins. WooCommerce is a bright representative of the last one. It offers secure customer account section, robust tax options and a possibility to sell physical and digital products. At the same time, WooCommerce has drawbacks like inability to add product variants, lack of currencies and languages. On the other hand, OpenCart represents open source shopping carts written in PHP/MySQL. It provides an opportunity to setup multiple tax zones, use advanced SEO and marketing tools.
Thats why a lot of online store owners decide to migrate from WooCommerce to OpenCart. How to perform successful migration? How to transfer data effortlessly? Is it possible to move entities without programming skills?
Cart2Cart provides a possibility to perform migration without high technical skills. The straightforward step by step video and text instructions will show you how to migrate products, customers and orders effortlessly with Cart2Cart.
1. Sign in
Create Cart2Cart account or sign in with your Facebook or Google account.
2. Provide Source Cart Information
On this step, you have to select WooCommerce from the list and fill in store’s URL. The next phase is to setup a Connection Bridge. To do that you have to:
- download a file to your computer;
- unpack a bridge;
- drag it to the store root directory. FTP client will help you to do that.
Find more detailed information about Bridge installation in this FAQ.
3. Provide Target Cart Information
According to the same principle, repeat the procedure with Target OpenCart store.
- Choose OpenCart as your Target Cart.
- Paste store’s URL.
- Setup a Connection Bridge.
4. Pick Entities
At this point, choose entities that have to be moved. If you want to migrate all possible items, put a tick in an appropriate box. There will also be a possibility to select additional options. Pay attention, most of them are paid.
5. Map Currencies
Do you use several currencies to sell products? If the answer is “yes”, map currencies on your Source and Target store. If not, just skip this step.
6. Map Order Statuses
If you’ve chosen to migrate orders, on this stage Cart2Cart provides a possibility to map their statuses.
7. Start Demo Migration
Do you want to try how it works without paying a single cent? Cart2Cart offers such an opportunity! While totally free Demo Migration will be transferred up to 10 entities. So, you will be able to evaluate results before Full Migration. For more detailed information about Demo Migration read an article.
8. Start Full Migration
Now its time to perform Full Migration. Before you start, double-check entities, ensure you have enough cash on an account and check if you have a discount coupon code. After that press Start Full Migration button.
Time of data transferring depends on quantity of entities you’ve chosen to shift to OpenCart store. When migration is completed, you will receive an email. Thats it! Your WooCommerce to OpenCart migration is successfully completed.