woocommerce to shopify

To help e-merchants go through the WooCommerce to Shopify migration, we’ve created this checklist to make the process efficient and trouble-free. While it is not a complete solution to all possible issues that can be encountered during the replatforming, it is still a decent starting point. Make sure you also check out the full WooCommerce to Shopify migration tutorial which will walk you through each step of the process.

Pre-Migration Tips

Prepare your WooCommerce store

  • Back up data
  • Use the available backup plugins, or benefit from a backup option provided by your hosting service.

  • Perform WooCommerce store data audit
  • Determine what of your WooCommerce data should be kept, deleted or replaced.

Prepare the Shopify store

  • Get your Shopify store ready
  • Install the Shopify store and make it available online.

  • Choose a theme
  • Choose the default Shopify theme.

WooCommerce to Shopify Migration Itself

Set up the Source cart

Select WooCommerce as a Source cart from the pop-up menu and enter the store's URL.

Install the Connection Bridge

Download a file to your computer and unpack it from the zip archive. Then paste it to the root directory (more details here).

Set up the Target cart

Choose Shopify as your Target cart and install the "Migration for Shopify" app (go here for more info).

Select data for migration

Specify the store entities you want to transfer to your new Shopify store.

Specify additional migration options

Choose the additional migration options to ease the process of data transfer.

Map customer groups & order statuses

Match your WooCommerce order statuses to corresponding ones on Shopify.

Run free Demo migration

Transfer up to 10 entities to Shopify for free within 30 minutes (more info here).

Start Full migration

Click the Start Full Migration button to initiate the Full store database transfer to the new Shopify store.

Please, visit this post for more info about Shopify migration.

Post-Migration Tips

  • Test your Shopify store
  • Perform a test purchase to see if everything runs properly.

  • Find the apps you need with Shopify store
  • At Shopify App Store find the required extensions to take the place of those that you’ve previously used in WooCommerce.

  • Invite customers to reactivate their accounts
  • With the help of the “Bulk Account Invite Sender” app send an invitation to all your customers.

This post includes more detailed and in-depth info about post-migration DO’s.

The process of WooCommerce to Shopify migration can be simple if you plan ahead and use the provided checklist. Following it step-by-step will help you avoid unnecessary hiccups during and after the replatforming.

Ready to migrate your e-store from WooCommerce to Shopify without codes and scripts? Run a free Demo and see how easy it is to switch eCommerce platforms in an automated manner.