ZenCart to WooCommerce

    Store migration allows online store owners to transfer all their store data so they can operate from a new platform. With Cart2Cart Shopping Cart Migration service, you can import all your current store data, including products, orders, categories, customers, manufacturers, and more and export it to your new store. In the process you can configure your new store’s look and feel, and install the necessary apps to add functionality.

    To get started with WooCommerce, users first need to install and set up WordPress, and then install the WooCommerce plugin.

    We have prepared a simple checklist for you to guide you through the migration process, which Cart2Cart does a 100% securely. The process safely maintains your order IDs and SEO during the transfer to the new store. Here is the checklist with four simple steps to help you with your website migration.

Table of Contents:

  1. What is ZenCart to WooCommerce migration?
  2. Pre-Migration Tips
    1. Prepare your ZenCart store
    2. Prepare your WooCommerce store
    3. Set up the theme for your new store
  3. ZenCart to WooCommerce Migration
    1. Set up the Source cart
    2. Specify the Target cart
    3. Select data for migration
    4. Specify migration extras
    5. Map customer groups & order statuses
    6. Launch a free Demo migration
    7. Start Full migration
  4. Post-Migration Recommendations

What is ZenCart to WooCommerce 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 ZenCart to WooCommerce Migration?

The eCommerce migration is the transfer of data like products, customers, orders and more from your current ZenCart store to the new WooCommerce 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 ZenCart to WooCommerce. The migration process with preserve your order IDs and SEO, and move all your store data safely.

Pre-Migration Tips

Prepare your ZenCart store

    Get your ZenCart store ready for the move. Audit all your ZenCart store data and determine which data should be edited, deleted or moved to the new store.

Prepare your WooCommerce store

    Get your WooCommerce store ready. To do this, install the WooCommerce plugin for your WordPress website.

Set up the theme for your new store

    Choose a default theme for your WooCommerce store, the WooCommerce Storefront, a free WordPress theme.

ZenCart to WooCommerce Migration

Set up ZenCart to WooCommerce data transfer by first configuring the Source cart and then specifying the Target cart.

Set up the Source cart

    Choose ZenCart from the drop-down menu and enter 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).

    zencart source

Specify the Target cart

    Choose WooCommerce from the drop-down menu 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 by clicking the “Select All” box. You can transfer orders, customers, products and product categories, manufacturers, coupons, taxes, reviews, blog posts, and CMS pages.


Specify migration extras

    To refine your migration, choose some of the many Cart2Cart migration extras like 301 redirects or preservation of ZenCart product, customer and order IDs on the WooCommcerce Store and moving ZenCart store categories and product SEO URLS to the target store.


Map customer groups & order statuses

    Match your ZenCart order statuses and fulfillment statuses to the corresponding ones on WooCommerce.

Launch a free Demo migration

    Transfer a few products, about ten or so in 15 minutes, to the new store so you can check that the transfer works as you envisaged.

Start Full migration

    Click the Start Full Migration button to start the Full ZenCart database transfer to your new WooCommerce store. When it’s completed, check the migration results and make sure that everything works perfectly.

Post-Migration Recommendations

  • Check that the website migration was a success. Take your new store for a test drive and test every aspect of buying and selling on the platform. Create a test product and place an order. Select shipping and payment options and check that the order processes correctly.
  • Select any of the WooCommerce extensions to extend the functionality of your WooCommerce store and give it a unique look.
  • 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 WooCommerce. Enjoy the new experience!