how-to-migrate-from-bigcommerce-to-shopify

BigCommerce with big benefits. Is it true? Really, shopping cart offers an intuitive interface, high level of security and official support. However, BigCommerce has a certain restrictions like a lack of built-in POS system and in-house credit card processing capabilities that drive e-merchants to change their current platform.

A lot of those online retailers opt to move from BigCommerce to Shopify. If you have already firmly decided on switching, Cart2Cart will give you a hand. It is fully automated migration service, which provides an opportunity to try how everything works while absolutely free Demo Migration. For more benefits check our expert article "What makes Shopify the best eCommerce platform for migration"?

To perform successful migration you have to follow these steps:

Step 1. Register your Cart2Cart account

You will be able to sign in via your Google or Facebook account or register a new Cart2Cart account.

Sign up form

Step 2. Choose your Source Cart from the list, provide URL and API info

Here, you have to pick BigCommerce from the drop-down list. Then include your current shop’s URL. After that, you have to provide API Key and API Password. To do that you have to:

  • Enter store’s control panel and go to Advanced Settings.
  • To create a new API account click Legacy API Settings.
  • Here you will have to fill in a Username and push Save button.
  • Afterwards, go to the form again clicking Edit, copy Username, API Path and API Token to the corresponding boxes in Migration Wizard.

Note: If your Bigcommerce store has an older design, the path of getting API information will be slightly different. For more information check up our FAQ.

Source Cart setup

Step 3. Select Shopify as your Target Cart, provide URL and API details

At this point, repeat the same procedure with Target Shopify. According to the same principle, choose Shopify from the list and enter shop’s URL.

  • Log in to your store's admin area and go to Apps Menu. Then, click Private apps button.
  • Click Create private app and then Generate Appy Credentials button.
  • Here, enter Title of the app and provide Contact email (optionally). Then, you need to grant the Private app with permissions to enable data interaction with your store. To do this, click on all drop-down menus and change permission status from “No access” to “Read and Write”(for all entities recommended). After, click Save app.
  • Now, API Password will appear. Copy and paste API Key and API Password to the corresponding fields.

For more detailed guide on how you can get Shopify API Key and API Password read our FAQ.


Target Cart setup for BigCommerce to Shopify switch

Step 4. Pick up entities you wish to migrate from Bigcommerce to Shopify

On this step, you have to pick entities you wish to migrate to Shopify store. Put ticks near products, product categories, manufacturers, customers or click Check all box. You will also be able to choose additional option to clear current data on Target Store before migration.

Entities Selection

Step 5. Map Orders statuses on your Target Store

On this stage, you will be able to match order statuses on the Source and Target Stores.

order statuses mapping for BigCommerce to Shopify migration

Step 6. Start Demo Migration to try out the service

As you already know, Cart2Cart provides a possibility to try how the service works. Main advantage of Demo Migration is that it is absolutely free. Another peculiarity is that it allows to migrate a limited number of entities. It is highly recommended not to skip this step. If you would like to find more information about Demo Migration, read an article.

Demo Migration

Step 7. Launch Full Migration to move all your data to Shopify platform

Now, you know how Cart2Cart works. If you are satisfied with Demo Migration results, the next step is Full Migration. Before you start, double-check entities and make sure you have enough cash on an account. Now, press Start Full Migration button.

Full Migration

When the migration is completed, you will receive an email and will be able to check results on the new store. That’s how Shopify import works. If you have some questions regarding BigCommerce to Shopify migration, contact Cart2Cart Support Team.