In simple terms, it means transferring all your 3DCart store data to Shopify, so that you can operate your online business on the Shopify platform. Shopify is a subscription-based software that allows anyone to set up an online store to sell products. Millions of merchants across the world operate on the ecommerce platform.
Cart2Cart 3DCart to Shopify migration is the non-techie tool for smooth import of your 3DCart ecommerce data like products, orders, customers, etc. to Shopify in just a few hours with zero effect on your current 3DCart store.
Table of Contents:
- What is 3DCart to Shopify migration?
- Pre-Migration Tips
- 3DCart to Shopify Migration
- Post-Migration Recommendations
What is 3DCart to Shopify migration?
In short, store migration is the process of transferring data, design, and functionality from the existing store to a new store. The process allows merchants to export the database (products, customers, orders, etc.) to the new store and configure the store’s look and feel. Moreover, it allows to install the necessary apps to add functionality.
What is 3DCart to Shopify Migration?
The eCommerce migration is the transfer of data like products, customers, orders and more from your current 3DCart store to the new Shopify one. It consists of a few simple steps if done in automated manner, takes only a couple of hours and requires no tech skills.
With Cart2Cart, it’s a four-step procedure to migrate 3DCart to Shopify. The migration process will preserve your order IDs and SEO, and move all your store data safely.
We have prepared a store migration checklist for you with four simple steps to help you with your website migration.
Prepare your 3DCart store
Get your 3DCart store ready for the move by auditing all your 3DCart store data. Audit all the current records of your 3DCart store, and decide what data needs to be edited or deleted.
Prepare your Shopify store
Get your Shopify store ready. Do this by creating an account at Shopify.com.
Set up the theme for your new store
Choose a default theme for your Shopify store, but don’t edit it at this stage to your preferences at this stage. You can do that after the migration. If you do any customization at this stage, it might affect the migration process.
3DCart to Shopify Migration
Set up 3DCart to Shopify data transfer. First configure the Source cart (3DCart) and then specify the Target cart (Shopify).
Set up the Source cart
Choose 3DCart from the drop-down menu and paste your current store’s URL. Provide the Client ID, API Path and API Token from the admin account (find a detailed guide on how to do that in our FAQ).
Specify the Target cart
Choose Shopify from the drop-down list and click the “Install Plugin” button and provide your store’s URL.
Select data for migration
You can choose each item you want to transfer or you can select to transfer everything related to your store, Including transfer orders, customers, products and product categories, manufacturers, coupons, reviews, and CMS pages. To do this, click the “Select All” box.
Specify migration extras
Cart2Cart offers many migration extras, and recommend the following: 301 redirects or preservation of product, customer and order IDs on the Target Store, Migrate Source Store customer groups into customer tags. There are many more to choose.
Map customer groups & order statuses
Match your 3DCart order statuses and fulfillment statuses to the corresponding ones on Shopify.
Launch a free Demo migration
Launch a free Demo migration. For this, first transfer 10 products in 15 minutes so you can check that the transfer works as you envisaged.
Start Full migration
Click the Start Full Migration button to start the Full 3DCart database transfer to your new Shopify store. When it’s completed, check the migration results and make sure that everything transferred.
- Make sure the website migration succeeded. Pretend you are a customer and order a product. Make your shipping choice and make a payment options.
- Enjoy yourself customizing your store and making it a look the way you want.
- Go to the Shopify app store and take your time choosing apps to extend the functionality of your new store.
- Notify your customers that your store operates from a new platform and invite them to activate their accounts.
Congratulations! You have successfully transferred your store to Shopify. Enjoy the new experience!