Adobe acquired Magento in 2018 for $1.68 billion. Magento immediately announced that as of June 2020, it would stop doing product updates, security patches, and offering customer support. In the wake of these developments, many Magento store owners have opted to migrate their stores to other platforms. Many are choosing to move to BigCommerce. BigCommerce is well-established in the e-commerce market, with tens of thousands of websites using it.
Magento (Adobe Commerce) to BigCommerce migration is a simple 4-step process with Cart2Cart. Migrate your Magento (Adobe Commerce) store data, such as products, customers, orders, categories, and other records to BigCommerce in a 100% secure way. The migration process preserves all your order IDs and SEO, and move all your store data securely.
Table of Contents:
- Magento to BigCommerces migration
- Pre-Migration Tips
- Magento to BigCommerce Migration
- Post-Migration Recommendations
Magento to BigCommerces 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 Magento to BigCommerce Migration?
The eCommerce migration is the transfer of data like products, customers, orders and more from your current Magento store to the new BigCommerce 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 Magento (Adobe Commerce) to BigCommerce. The migration process with preserve your order IDs and SEO, and move all your store data safely.
Prepare your Magento store
- Back up your Magento store data
- Audit your Magenta store data
Use a backup plugin, or the backup from your hosting service.
Determine which Magento store data you want to keep, replace, or delete.
Prepare your BigCommerce store
- Get your BigCommerce store ready.
Create a BigCommerce account and launch it online.
Choose a theme for your new store
- Choose a default theme for your BigCommerce store.
Magento to BigCommerce Migration
Set up Magento to BigCommerce data transfer by first configuring the Source cart and then specifying the Target cart.
Set up the Source cart
Select Magento as the Source cart from the pop-up menu and enter the store’s URL.
Specify the Target cart
Choose BigCommerce from the drop-down list and click the “Install Plugin” button and provide your store’s URL.
Select data for migration
Specify the store entities that must be transferred to your new store. You can transfer orders, customers, products and product categories, manufacturers, coupons, reviews, and CMS pages.
Specify migration extras
Cart2Cart offers many migration extras, including 301 redirects or preservation of the product, customer and order IDs on the Target Store and more. This makes the transfer more complete.
Map customer groups & order statuses
Match your Magento order statuses and fulfillment statuses to the corresponding ones on BigCommerce.
To test everything, run a free Demo migration. For this, first transfer 10 products within 30 minutes so you can check that the new platform is suitable for your needs.
Start Full migration
Click the Start Full Migration button to initiate the Full Magento database transfer to your new BigCommerce store. Wait for it to finish and then check the migration results.
- Make sure your website migration went well and that the new store works correctly. Go through a shopping process by creating a test product and placing an order. Select your preferred shipping and payment options and test them.
- Choose from the hundreds of apps and integrations available on the BigCommerce Apps Marketplace to replace the apps and integrations you used on Magento.
- Notify your customers that your store can be found on a new platform and invite them to reactivate their accounts.
Congratulations! You have successfully transferred your store to BigCommerce. Enjoy the new experience!