On July 2012, Interspire stopped being maintained. One of the biggest licensed shopping carts announced that they will not support platform anymore and left store owners without bug fixes and updates. So, a lot of e-merchants decide to move their online stores from Interspire to another shopping cart.
What is the alternative to Interspire? A lot of entrepreneurs make a decision to migrate from Interspire to OpenCart. Why OpenCart? Platform is open source, so you will be able to make some changes according to your special needs. Moreover, OpenCart has the following advantages:
- Flexible design. With numerous templates, design of your store will be attractive and eye-catching.
- Multiple Features. Multi-store function, multiple currencies and languages and tax rates will make your store management more effective.
- Large Community. It is typical for open source platforms to have large and helpful community of developers and users. you will be able to ask a question you are interesting in or find an answer on a community forum.
Now you know the main benefits of OpenCart cart. The next step is to perform successful Interspire to OpenCart migration. Cart2Cart will help you to do that easily and accurately. Just follow a simple step by step instruction.
Step 1. Register
To start your migration process, register a Cart2Cart account. It is also possible to sign in via your Google or facebook account.
Step 2. Provide Information about Source Cart
On this step, you have to pick Interspire from a drop-down menu. Then enter your store’s URL. After that, you should perform a Connection Bridge installation. To do that you must: download a file with a bridge to your computer; unpack it; paste a bridge to the store root directory with the help of FTP (FileZilla or Total Commander).
To make the process easier, read our FAQ and watch video tutorials, which are included.
Step 3. Provide Information about Target Cart
Repeat the same stages with your Target OpenCart Cart. Firstly, select OpenCart from the list. Secondly, paste store’s URL. Thirdly, set up a Connection Bridge according to the same principle.
Step 4. Select Entities
At this point, you will be able to pick store items you want to migrate to OpenCart. You will have a possibility to choose additional options, but pay attention, some of them are for extra money.
Step 5. Match Currencies
If you use several currencies on an existing shop, on this step you will be able to match them to currencies that will be on Target Store.
Step 6. Match Orders
As you already seen, on the fourth stage Cart2Cart provided a possibility to migrate orders. On this step, you are able to map order statuses.
Step 7. Start Demo Migration
At this point, Cart2Cart offers you a possibility to try how the service works for free. Up to 10 entities will be transferred to OpenCart. The process will take you several minutes, so please do not skip this step.
Step 8. Perform Full Migration
On this stage, you will be able to check entities one more time. Please make sure you have enough money on an account to perform migration. Now you are ready for Full Migration, so press the corresponding button.
Time of migration depends on a number of entities you decided to move, so be patient. You will be able to track the process or close a browser window. When migration finishes, you will receive and email. After that, you will be able to check results on desirable OpenCart store.
Now you know how to perform successful Interspire to OpenCart migration. If you he some questions, feel free to contact our Support Team.