VirtueMart is a plugin for Joomla! CMS, so you will benefit from great localization options, advanced SEO tools, huge number of extensions. However, it may not meet demands of middle and large scale business. Moreover, VirtueMart doesn’t have an official support. These are the main reasons why e-merchants make a decision to migrate from VirtueMart to PrestaShop, which has a better product, inventory and client management.
Cart2Cart will make your migration process easy and accurate. Before you start data transferring, make sure you’ve done the pre-migration preparation. Make sure you have:
- Back-Up your data. Cart2Cart doesn’t delete any information from your source shopping cart. However, to ensure yourself, back-up your store data on an external memory storage.
- Access info. Ensure you have store admin panel access and FTP access.
- Installed Target Cart. Before you start migration, make sure your PrestaShop store is installed and running properly.
Now all you have to do is to watch video tutorial and follow a straightforward instruction.
Stage 1. Register an Account
Before you start migration, create Cart2Cart account. It is also possible to sign in with Google or Facebook account.
Stage 2. Setup Source Cart
On this step, you have to provide information about you Source VirtueMart Cart. Firstly, choose VirtueMart from a list. Then paste online store’s URL. After that install a Connection Bridge.
- First of all you have to download a bridge to your computer.
- Then extract it from zip archive.
- Paste a file to the root directory using FTP client.
In a case, there are some inconveniences during this process, look through our FAQ.
Stage 3. Setup Target Cart
Repeat the same steps with a Target Cart.
- Select PrestaShop from the drop-down menu.
- Paste web shop’s URL.
- Install a Connection Bridge.
Stage 4. Select Entities
At this point, select items you would like to transfer to PrestaShop. Here, it is also possible to choose one or several additional options, which will expand migration opportunities.
Stage 5. Map Currencies
According to the same principle, map currencies on your VirtueMart and PrestaShop stores.
Stage 6. Order Statuses Mapping
On this step, you have to assign VirtueMart order statuses to proper PrestaShop order statuses.
Stage 7. Demo Migration
Want to try how Cart2Cart works? On this step, you will have such an opportunity. While absolutely free Demo Migration you will see how limited number of entities will be transferred to a Target store. We will appreciate if you leave a feedback and rate Demo Migration results.
Stage 8. Full Migration
Now you know how Cart2Cart works. If you are satisfied with Demo Migration results, the next step is Full Migration. At this point, you will have a possibility to check entities one more time. Here, it is also possible to use your discount coupon code if you have one. Make sure you have enough funds on an account and press Start Full Migration button.
After migration is completed, you are going to receive an email notification. Thats it. Now you are an owner of newly established PrestaShop store.