How to implement BigCommerce to Shopify migration?

If you are considering a BigCommerce to Shopify migration, you should know that there is no simple copy-paste method for it. The same goes for migrating from other platforms like WooCommerce, Magento, and so on.  How does BigCommerce compare to Shopify? The prime difference BigCommerce and Shopify have is in their SaaS frameworks. They are built on different architecture and provide different tools and features. That’s why there is no template for migrating integrations, products, customers, or other entities.  Depending on the way you choose to migrate BigCommerce to Shopify, you might run into technical challenges. There are three methods:
  • Manual
  • Assisted
  • Automated

How to Transfer BigCommerce to Shopify Manually?

Manual migration is when you conduct the entire transferring process alone. It may take one day to several days, and even weeks depending on the size of your store. A bit of technical knowledge is required to convey a proper manual migration. Here are the steps of a shift:
  • Plan the migration
Planning refers to deciding which and how much of your store data has to be transferred. You have to analyze all the factors carefully and back up the existing data. After that, you have to open a Shopify account.
  • Export your store
You can’t export your entire store altogether. You have to export one entity at a time. The dashboard of BigCommerce has the export option for every entity. To migrate products from BigCommerce, or to transfer customers from BigCommerce to Shopify, you have to choose products or customers from the dashboard. When selecting default and bulk edit from Export Template and File Format, you can download CSV files of the associated entities. You will also find an order option on the dashboard to import orders from BigCommerce.
  • Import CSV file
For store import, you have to go to the Shopify admin panel. You will find a Store Importer button under the Apps option. You can import both bulk and default template files.
  • Review all imported data
After migration, you need to check for necessary data missing. If you find any, that data should be added manually. Also, check the security options of your new shop and ensure the highest safety.

How to Run an Assisted Migration?

When you hire an expert to help you transfer to Shopify it is called an assisted migration. Most shop owners call for such a specialist if the migration process seems complicated to them. The specialist will ensure that migration has been done properly. However, you have to pay a considerable rate for this help.

How to Migrate Using Automated Tools?

Automated migration is the most popular way of shifting between e-commerce platforms nowadays. Automated systems mitigate all the difficulties that come with assisted or manual migration. Product migrating and even migration of SEO URLs take less time and effort. Automated tools also charge lower. They offer flexible functionality that makes transferring your store entities a child’s play.  All you have to do is open a Shopify account and then install an importer tool. It will require you to input details of the BigCommerce account as a source cart and Shopify as the target cart. Then you can migrate anything to your new store within a couple of hours. To get an efficient solution for a BigCommerce to Shopify migration, opt for Cart2Cart. It can save you money and time making the migration process as easy as possible. Get the demo now and check how Cart2Cart works for free! How to Switch from BigCommerce to Shopify? Open an account in Shopify; Export all the entities from BigCommerce; Import them to the new account; Review all data.  How to Transfer Website from BigCommerce To Shopify? Export all the entities from the BigCommerce dashboard and import them one by one to the Shopify account. How to Export Products? BigCommerce dashboard lets you download a CSV file for product data. Get the file and then import it to Shopify from the admin panel. How to Migrate from BigCommerce Without Losing SEO? Use SEO mapping and proper planning to migrate without losing the current SEO ranking. Keep track of your daily traffic and fix issues if found. How to Set Up a Data Feed? You can easily set up a Data Feed by using various apps. Just follow through the channels’ specifications properly and add inventory and rate of the products. How to Import Customers? Download customer data from BigCommerce and import it to Shopify using the admin panel.

If you are ready to start your website migration, have a look at 4 easy steps

  • 1. Just get your current cart connected

  • 2. Get your desired Cart Connected

  • 3. Pick and Choose Entities You want to see in Your New Store

  • 4. Click start, sit and relax. Migration has started

If you still have any doubts, try to perform the Demo Migration to ensure that the process Easy and Smooth!

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What data can be migrated from BigCommerce to Shopify

Products

  • Name , SKU , Full Description , Images in Description , Status , Manufacturer .

  • Price , Special Price .

  • URL , Meta Title , Meta Description .

  • Product Image , Additional Images .

  • Quantity , Stock Status .

  • Weight .

  • UPC .

  • Product Attributes (Name, Values) .

  • Product Variants (SKU, Weight, Attributes, Quantity, Price, Special Price, Additional image) .

Product Categories

  • Name , Description , Status .

  • URL , Meta Title , Meta Description .

  • Category Images .

Manufacturers

  • Name .

Customers

  • First Name , Last Name , Email .

  • Customer Billing Address (First Name, Last Name, Company, Address 1, Address 2, Country, State, City, Zip Code, Telephone) .

  • Customer Shipping Address (First Name, Last Name, Company, Address 1, Address 2, Country, State, City, Zip Code, Telephone) .

Orders

  • ID , Order Date , Order Status , Order Products (Name, SKU, Option) , Custom Order Status , Product Price , Quantity , SubTotal Price , Discount Price , Tax Price , Shipping Price , Total Price , Order Comments .

  • Customer Name , Email , Billing Address (First Name, Last Name, Company, Address 1, Address 2, Country, State, City, Zip Code, Telephone) .

  • Shipping Address (First Name, Last Name, Company, Address 1, Address 2, Country, State, City, Zip Code, Telephone) .

Coupons

  • Name , Coupon Code , Uses Per Coupon , Uses Per Customer , Type Discount , Discount Amount , Minimum Spent .

Reviews

  • Created Date , Rate , User Name , Comment , Product , Title .

Blog Posts

  • Title , Full Description , Short Description , Tags , SEO URL , Author , Post Redirects .

  • Images .

Multistore

  • Yes .

Additional Options

Clear current data on Target Store before Migration (FREE)

Migrate Source Store customer groups into customer tags (+$29)

Recommended

Migrate Source Store categories into Shopify Automated Collections (+$59)

Recommended

Preserve order IDs on Target Store (+$49)

Recommended

Create 301 redirects on your target store after migration (+$59)

Recommended

Migrate categories and products SEO URLs (+$59)

Migrate images from products descriptions, categories descriptions and blog posts descriptions (+$49)

Change products quantity to 100 on Target Store (+$29)

Enhanced demo data transfer service

Advanced Application Software Migration System With customer in mind, App is created. We want to save your time, that resources and guarantee the highest standard of service. Therefore, we provide a range of ‘all-inclusive’ specialized demo support services. Our team will migrate your data, provide you with the appropriate personalization and help for every phase of the migration.

Basic
Migration up to 1000 units 5 hours of technical support
Extended
Migration up to 20,000 units 10 hours of technical support
PREMIUM
Migration up to 60,000 units 25 hours of technical support
ULTIMATE
Migration up to 60,000 units 5 hours of technical support

FAQs

Check what entities you want to transfer. The package and its price depends on data you want to move from the source to target store. Such information includes products, clients, orders, etc.
We do the next step after your purchase. Our team checks all the necessary information, your order, and then we send you a confirmation email. Then our team runs a demo version to check its results. Then we set up the full transition process. In the end we confirm that all data is transferred correctly to your target store. WARNING: the Data Migration Package includes only one migration!
The exact number of days depends on each case. But for most cases it takes 5 business days to perform a demo migration and 14 business days to perform a full migration. The first step starts right after our team receives your request.
Yes, it is possible. We’ll just add up the price of each entity transaction to the total cost of the Migration Package. The migration cost includes the assistance price and the price of every entity you need to migrate. Contact our support team to find out more.
Most API shopping carts can give you an opportunity to create a trial store. This is how you check whether the particular store options are suitable for you. However, when the trial period ends your store will be unavailable. We don’t recommend starting a Migration Package while testing the store. Running a demo migration takes 5 business days. After which we run full migration for 14 business days. During this time the trial version of the store can simply expire and the migration will be unsuccessful.

Reviews

BigCommerce to Shopify

The team provides the easiest data migration way.

The team provides the easiest data migration way. I figured out everything quite fast but still had several questions. After a brief phone call, the app team helped me through the process and everything went smoothly. Thanks!

Alex

KW Webdesign
BigCommerce to Shopify

The team is always there to help you

I’ve been through several migrations using this service and I can tell nothing but best. The whole process and service are on point. The team is always there to help you. I like the fact that there are several options to migrate from one platform to another. There is no better service than this for sure.

O.B.

Web Developer
BigCommerce to Shopify

This app performs greatly

This app performs greatly. The service is very reliable and the support is superb. The service is quite costly for me but in the end, it’s worth its money. There is also an automated shopping cart migration and I’m very happy about that! I’m really satisfied.

William Miller