The most popular online store plugin, WooCommerce is easy to set up and use. But you may be thinking about taking it to the next level: perhaps your customer base has increased and additional features are needed for increasing sales.
Here’s how you can make the decision, whether it be for business or personal reasons. Shopify is the best option for moving your WooCommerce store – follow this guide to successfully migrate!
From WooCommerce to Shopify
Changing WooCommerce to Shopify may be the right option for you, but it could slow down your site and admin area because of too many unwanted things. You’ll get confused with the free basic plugin and additional premium add-ons needed to optimize your store.
Unlike WooCommerce, Shopify is a dedicated premium e-commerce platform that helps you focus on selling products. It comes in three plans: Basic Shopify, Shopify and Shopify Advanced – and here’s how to set them up:
Create a Shopify Account
If you want to try Shopify without purchasing a plan, you can do so with the 14-day free trial offered by the company. You should click “Start a free trial” – the next page will ask you for some personal information in order to create a Shopify account. Fill out the required fields with valid information – enter all of your information (including store name), then create a password.
Choose How to Migrate Content from WooCommerce to Shopify
The data you need to import into your Shopify store includes:
- transaction records and other items.
See below for the options available when migrating from WooCommerce.
Export shop content
Transport all the data you need to your new website using the export tool or the WooCommerce menu and plugin.
This is appropriate to use if the Importer app transfers data between Shopify and another system, but not information about customers.
To export your entire online store, log into your dashboard and then use the Tool menu to select Export – choose All Content from the submenu that appears before clicking Upload Export File to generate an XML file containing all of your content on local computer.
WooCommerce Menu and Plugin
It is much easier to transfer data from CSV files than to enter the same information into multiple applications. First, download “Order Export and Import for WooCommerce”, then install and activate that plugin.
Once you have set your export options, choose one of these two methods to continue:
- Select “Quick Export” and click Export.
- Select “Advanced Export” – click the “Advanced Package Export”.
Browse through your options and make sure you prefer them before clicking “Create CSV” to upload your Product data.
If you follow the instructions to migrate your store from WordPress WooCommerce to Shopify, it should be seamless. If you have a lot of products, though, try using manual copy and paste instead – it might make things easier for you.
If you’re just starting out with a small store, manual copy and paste is the way to go. You can also hire someone to do it.
This is just a quick guide to help you migrate your WordPress WooCommerce store to Shopify. You can find more information on this topic by doing some research online.