Will Cart2Cart create redirects to my new products and categories after migration?
Yes, at Cart2Cart, we do provide such service, if the “Create the 301 redirects on your target store after migration” option is selected on Migration Wizard.
The way it works is this: we create redirects on your target cart, take a URL of your source store product (or category), the URL path to it without domain name address, and make it a Source URL in a redirect settings. Then, we put appropriate new product (category) page as the Target URL, and, thus, the redirection starts functioning. All you have to do is keep your old domain name - customers and google won’t even feel you have switched.
For example, let's assume you migrated from WooCommerce to Shopify and kept the domain 'www.mystore.com' the same. Since URLs structure of WooCommerce differs from Shopify's, the URL paths to your products were changed:
was changed to
Without redirects, users and search engine web crawling bots (e.g. Googlebots) trying to access your 'Pants' product via an old WooCommerce URL would land on '404 Not Found' page on your Shopify store.
However, if you choose 'Create 301 SEO Redirects', Cart2Cart will automatically create redirects from all your old WooCommerce pages to the new ones on Shopify. As the result, unless domain name was changed, users will be able to access any product or category page via old and new URLs, no matter how much does their structure differ.
Currently, 'Create 301 SEO Redirects' option is available for the following shopping carts:
- GoDaddy (GoCentral)