How to Migrate from Shopify to PestaShop [Video]

Shopify was launched in 2005 and since developed really fast. It is hosted e-Commerce solution with rich features and high level of security and support. From the other side, cart has disadvantages like fee for each transaction and a lack of free extensions. These are main reasons why store owners decide to migrate Shopify to PrestaShop, which is an open source platform. Moreover, PrestaShop is totally free cart with a large number of extensions, modules and addons.


Decided to move all data from Shopify to PrestaShop? Cart2Cart will help you. All products, customers and orders will be transferred to PrestaShop automatically. A straightforward step by step instruction and video preview will help you to perform a successful migration.

Stage 1. Registration

The first thing you have to perform is to register a Cart2Cart account. It is also possible to sign in via your Facebook or Google account.

How to Migrate from Shopify to PestaShop

Step 2. Setup Source Cart

On this stage, you have to provide information about Source Cart. Firstly, choose Shopify from the list and enter store’s URL. After that, you have to provide API Key and API Password. To do that, you have to enter Shopify store’s admin panel and go to APPs menu. There you have to click a link to activate private application. There you will see API Key and API password. Copy and paste them to appropriate fields in Wizard.

How to Migrate from Shopify to PestaShop

Stage 3. Setup Target Cart

Here, you have to choose a desirable Magento version from the drop-down menu and paste web shop’s URL. After that, you must download a Connection Bridge to your computer and extract a file from zip archive. Then with the help of FTP client (FileZilla or Total Commander), upload a bridge to shop’s root directory. If you don’t understand something, find more information here.

How to Migrate from Shopify to PestaShop

Stage 4. Choose Entities

Put ticks near entities you would like to transfer (products, customers, orders or all together). There will be additional options, which you can select to expand migration opportunities.

How to Migrate from Shopify to PestaShop

Stage 5. Import Source Data

Now you have to press Import Data button to transfer information from your Source Shopify store into XML. Cart2Cart will upload information automatically.

How to Migrate from Shopify to PestaShop

Stage 6. Multi-store Configuration

Since PrestaShop supports multi-store function, you are able to map source and target stores.

How to Migrate from Shopify to PestaShop

Stage 7. Map Currencies

Do you use several currencies to sell products? Cart2Cart provides a possibility to map currencies on your Shopify store with those that will be displayed on PrestaShop store.

How to Migrate from Shopify to PestaShop

Stage 8. Order Statuses

In a case, you have selected to migrate orders, here you can match their statuses.

How to Migrate from Shopify to PestaShop

Stage 9. Perform Demo Migration

We recommend you to perform Demo Migration in order to evaluate migration results. You will see how Cart2Cart works. Moreover, it is absolutely free and will take you only a few minutes. For more detailed information about Demo Migration read an article.

How to Migrate from Shopify to PestaShop

Stage 10. Start Full Migration

Now you know how the service works. Before you start Full Migration double-check entities and make sure you have enough money on an account. Now you are ready to start.

How to Migrate from Shopify to PestaShop

Time of migration depends on quantity of entities you’ve decided to shift to PrestaShop store. You will receive an email when data transferring will be finished. After that, you can check migration results.

Have some questions? Feel free to contact our Support Team.