We have prepared a convenient Shopify to BigCommerce checklist for you to make it easy to you to do your own website migration. Shopify to BigCommerce migration is a simple 4-step process with Cart2Cart. Migrate your Shopify 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.
Here is the Shopify to BigCommerce migration checklist.
Table of Contents:
- What is Shopify to BigCommerces migration?
- Pre-Migration Tips
- Shopify to BigCommerce Migration
- Post-Migration Recommendations
What is Shopify 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 Shopify to BigCommerce Migration?
The eCommerce migration is the transfer of data like products, customers, orders and more from your current Shopify 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 Shopify to BigCommerce. The migration process with preserve your order IDs and SEO, and move all your store data safely.
Prepare your Shopify store
Audit your Shopify store data and back up what you decide to keep.
Use a backup plugin, or the backup from your hosting service.
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.
Shopify to BigCommerce Migration
Set up Shopify to BigCommerce data transfer by first configuring the Source cart and then specifying the Target cart.
Set up the Source cart
Select Shopify 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, reviews, manufacturers, coupons, blog posts, and more.
Specify migration extras
Cart2Cart offers many migration extras, for instance: clearing data on your Target Store before migration, creating 301 redirects on your Target Store after migration, preserving customer and order IDs on the Target Store, migrating Source Store customer groups into customer tags, and more. These options make the transfer more complete.
Map customer groups & order statuses
Match your Shopify order statuses and fulfillment statuses to the corresponding ones on BigCommerce.
To test everything, run a free Demo migration. Transfer 10 products within 30 minutes so you can check the efficiency of the migration that the new platform complies with your requirements.
Launch a free Demo migration
Export a limited amount of items from your Shopify store and import them to your live BigCommerce store. This will take up to 15 minutes and helps you to see how the new store will look and operate. When you have checked that everything work smoothly, go ahead with your website migration.
Start Full migration
CClick the Start Full Migration button to initiate the Full Shopify 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.
- 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!