Like most of the top eCommerce platforms, BigCommerce benefited from the pandemic. Since 2019, around 20,000 stores have been added to the platform, with 37% migrating from Shopify. BigCommerce is a self-hosted solution that has all the necessary features for a successful online store. Merchants across the world are using it to run small, medium-sized, and large businesses online. Working with BigCommerce requires no coding skills, which adds to its popularity.
This article will be useful for those wishing to migrate Shopify to BigCommerce and want to do so securely and with the least fuss.
How do I import items from Shopify to BigCommerce?
With a cart migration solution like Cart2Cart, migration from Shopify to Bigcommerce is simple.
In order to transfer items from Shopify to BigCommerce, you need to first configure the Source cart and then specify the Target cart.
Open the Cart2Cart migration wizard. You will see the prompt so set up the Source cart. Select Shopify as the Source cart and enter your Shopify store’s URL.
Next, specify the Target cart by choosing BigCommerce from the drop-down list. Then click the Install Plugin button and enter your store’s URL.
Next, you will be prompted to select the data for migration.
Choose the items you want to transfer to your new store. You can transfer products and product categories, reviews, manufacturers, taxes, customers, orders, coupons, blog posts, and more.
Automated Shopify to BigCommerce migration. Complete guide
You can perform automated Shopify to BigCommerce migration with the help of Cart2Cart. Cart2Cart can perform a complete data transfer while keeping your Shopify store open for business.
To perform the BigCommerce migration, follow these simple steps:
Perform required preparations
- Delete all unnecessary and outdated information on the current shopping cart.
- Back up your store to an external device.
- Use the Cart2Cart Migration Estimator to calculate how much your migration will cost.
Note: look through the Cart2Cart Blog for useful tips & tricks on how to migrate data across various shopping cart solutions.
Store Data Migration
To perform the data migration, you need to set up your Source and Target carts.
In the migration wizard, choose Shopify as your Source Store. Provide all the required information.
Next, choose BigCommerce as the Target Store. Provide the following details: Username, API Token, and API Path. Go here to learn how and where to locate this information. You can get the same information from this short video:
Choose data entities and additional options to migrate
You can transfer the following data entities to your new BigCommerce store:
- Product categories
- Blog posts, and more.
Specify additional options
Being a complete store migration solution, Cart2Cart offers many migration extras that can improve the migration and make it more complete. Consider these options:
- Preserve order IDs on Target Store
- Migrate categories and products' SEO URLs
- Create 301 redirects on your target store after migration
- Preserve customer IDs on Target Store
- Migrate customers' passwords
- Clear current data on Target Store before migration
This is an incomplete list of additional options. They differ according to the Source cart.
Note: if you choose all the extra migration options, you get a discount of 40% on the total price.
Begin Demo Migration
Once you have identified all your transfer options, you can do a demo migration. The demo migration is free and allows you to see what the new store will look like and if your service will work. Please note that you can only migrate 30 data entities for your demo migration.
This step is optional but highly recommended.
Proceed to the Full Migration
If the demo proved to be successful and you are satisfied with the results, proceed to the Full Migration. To do this, simply click the Start Full Migration button. Cart2Cart will do everything for you automatically.
You will receive a notification when the migration is concluded. Take the following steps:
- Check your store for possible errors
- Check that your store works by creating a test product and placing an order. Select your preferred shipping and payment options and test them.
- Download and install all the necessary apps and extensions.
- Notify your customers that they can now find your store on BigCommerce.
- Invite your customers to reactivate their accounts.
How do I move from Shopify to BigCommerce?
To begin, choose Shopify as a Source Cart. Secondly, choose BigCommerce as a Target Cart. Thirdly, Select the data you want to migrate. Perform a demo migration. Lastly, perform the full migration.
How much does it cost to switch from Shopify to BigCommerce?
Prices start at $29 but can go up to $10,000 depending on the size of the store and the number of data entities that must be transferred.
If you have a Shopify store and you want totransfer to BigCommerce, let Cart2Cart smooth the process for you. No matter what store you own and what shopping cart you want to migrate to, Cart2Cart can handle it for you with no fuss and no loss of data.