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August 2023

How to successfully migrate from Magento to Shopify

You run an online store on Magento and are thinking about switching to Shopify? This can be a sensible and profitable decision.

This is because Shopify offers numerous advantages for e-commerce businesses, such as a user-friendly interface, a wide range of features and tools, and an extensive ecosystem of apps and integration options. Shopify also scores with reliable hosting, scalability, and lower transaction fees for payment gateways. In this article, we want to show you how to successfully prepare your Magento online store data for migration to Shopify. The following steps will help you make the migration as easy and smooth as possible:

1. create a backup of your store

Before you migrate from Magento to Shopify, you should make sure that your store data is safe and secure. To create a backup of your Magento store, go to "System" > "Tools" > "Backups" in the admin sidebar. There, select the type of backup you want to create.

2. export your data from Magento

Before you can import your data into Shopify, you need to export it from Magento. It is important that you export all relevant data like customer information, orders and products. Open the Magento backend and go to the menu item "System" > "Export". Select the desired data and export it as a CSV file.

3. check your data for errors

Before you import your data into Shopify, you should check it thoroughly for errors and inconsistencies. This includes checking the mapping of product images and variants. Especially if the Magento data is already incorrect or incomplete, it can be difficult to detect these errors during the check. In such a case, we recommend getting support from an experienced e-commerce expert or a Shopify partner .

4. prepare your data for import into Shopify

To ensure that your data can be imported correctly, you should prepare it for import into Shopify. This includes converting the data to CSV format and checking for incorrectly formatted data. Also, check if all the required data is present and manually add missing data if necessary.

5. prepare your shopify store for the import

To ensure that all data can be transferred completely, you usually have to create additional fields in Shopify. You have already created a good overview in the previous step. For the data that has no equivalent in Shopify, you create corresponding fields, e.g. as metafields and adjust the formatting of the CSV file for the import.

6. import your data into Shopify

After you have successfully prepared your data, you can import it into Shopify. There are several ways to do this, such as manually uploading the CSV file or using Shopify apps (we often use Matrixify for this, for example).

7. test your new Shopify online store

After you have successfully imported your data, you should test your new Shopify online store extensively. It's a bit of trial and error sometimes. So, don't get discouraged and tweak the import bit by bit. Finally, browse through your online store and check all the features like adding products, making an order and creating customers. Also, test all the payment and shipping options and check if all the data is stored correctly in the system.

We hope that our tips helped you migrate from Magento to Shopify. If you have any further questions or need support, just contact us. We are looking forward to your project.

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