How to Migrate from Zen Cart to PrestaShop [Video]

Zen Cart and PrestaShop are both open source e-Commerce solutions. However, Zen Cart has poorer basic functions than PrestaShop. Moreover, it requires programming skills to manage store effectively. At the same time, PrestaShop is lightweight, fast and easy in administration. Thats why a lot of store owners decide to migrate their Zen Cart to PrestaShop.



Cart2Cart provides a possibility to transfer all products, orders and customers effortlessly. It is an online service, so you don’t have to install any programs. Furthermore, it is fully automated, so technical skills aren’t required. Just watch a video tutorial and follow an instruction to make your migration fast and easy.

1. Create Cart2Cart Account

It will take you only a few minutes to sign in via your existing Google or Facebook profile or register a Cart2Cart account.

How to Migrate from Zen Cart to PrestaShop

2. Source Cart Selection

At this stage, you have to pick Zen Cart from the menu and enter online shop’s URL. After that, you should install Connection Bridge on your computer. It will give Cart2Cart access to your Zen Cart store’s data. To do that you have to:

  • download file with a bridge to your computer;
  • unpack it from zip archive;
  • with the help of FTP client paste bridge to the root directory.

If the process of Connection Bridge seems complicated for you, look through our FAQ.

How to Migrate from Zen Cart to PrestaShop

3. Target Cart Selection

You have to repeat the same procedure with your Target Cart:

  • Choose PrestaShop from a list;
  • Enter target store’s URL;
  • Set up a Connection Bridge.

How to Migrate from Zen Cart to PrestaShop

4. Entities Selection

On this step, you have to put ticks near items that have to be shifted to a Target PrestaShop store. It is also possible to order additional options. You will see a list of available additional options for Zen Cart to PrestaShop migration below entities.

How to Migrate from Zen Cart to PrestaShop

5. Currencies Mapping

On this step, you are able to map currencies on your Source and Target Carts.

How to Migrate from Zen Cart to PrestaShop

6. Order Statuses Mapping

Have you selected to migrate Orders? If the answer is “yes”, on this step, you have a possibility to map their statuses.

How to Migrate from Zen Cart to PrestaShop

7. Demo Migration

Try how everything works without paying a single cent. Demo Migration Provides a possibility to transfer limited number of items. After it is completed, please rate migration results.

How to Migrate from Zen Cart to PrestaShop

8. Full Migration

At this point, you are able to check entities that have to be moved one more time. Ensure you have enough money on an account and check if you have a discount coupon code. Now you are ready to Start Full Migration.

How to Migrate from Zen Cart to PrestaShop

You will be able to track the process or close the browser window. As soon as the process is completed, you will receive an email notification. After that, you can check migration results on your desirable PrestaShop store.

If there are some questions considering Zen Cart to PrestaShop migration, please contact our Support Team.