Can I perform SEO migration from BigCommerce to WooCommerce?

Yes, you can migrate SEO URLs from BigCommerce to WooCommerce by picking “Migrate categories and products SEO URLs” additional option.

Q: How my URLs will look like after the migration?

Here’s a vivid example of how “Migrate categories and products SEO URLs” additional option works like in practice.

Let’s assume that one of the products you’re currently selling on BigCommerce store is named “Tesla THREE 150w FULL KIT **BEST IN CLASS**”. It has the following URL:
http://bigcommerce-store.com/tesla-three-150w-full-kit-best-in-class/

SEO migration from BigCommerce to WooCommerce

After migrating to WooCommerce (with the “Migrate SEO URLs” option picked), the “Tesla THREE 150w FULL KIT **BEST IN CLASS**” product URL will look like the following:
http://woocommerce-store.com/starter-kits/tesla-three-150w-full-kit-best-in-class

SEO migration from BigCommerce to WooCommerce

Q: Can I preserve the exact same structure of the whole URL like it was on BigCommerce?

Unfortunately, due to specifics of WordPress CMS it’s impossible to save the URL’s structure entirely. However, you can twist it a little bit.

Here, /starter-kits/ is the product’s category name. Optionally, you can alter the URLs structure by logging into your WordPress admin panel and going to Settings -> Permalinks.

For example, you can enter /shop in Custom Base field, and your product URLs will look like: http://woocommerce-store.com/shop/tesla-three-150w-full-kit-best-in-class/

SEO migration from BigCommerce to WooCommerce

Simillary, you can make the product URLs look like http://woocommerce-store.com/product/tesla-three-150w-full-kit-best-in-class/ by entering “/product” in the Custom Base field. Afterwards, press Save Changes.

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