How to Migrate from BigCommerce to Shopify: Switching Carts in 2022

How to Migrate from BigCommerce to Shopify in 4 Steps

  1. Set up the BigCommerce and Shopify stores by providing the required data.
  2. Choose data you wish to migrate to Shopify.
  3. Run free demo transfer.
  4. Start switching from BigCommerce to Shopify by launching the full data migration

BigCommerce vs Shopify

Switching from BigCommerce to Shopify: Which Option to Choose?

Switching from BigCommerce to Shopify. The Most Common Questions

Is there a chance I could lose some data?

How long will it take to migrate my store?

Will my SEO be damaged?

When will my redirects start working?

How to Migrate from BigCommerce to Shopify Automatedly?

BigCommerce store preparation

Perform data analysis

Prepare BigCommerce access info

Shopify store preparation

Set up an account

Choose a theme

Calculate the migration price

BigCommerce to Shopify migration. Cart2Cart Step-by-Step Scenario

Setup Your Shopping Carts

Choose entities you wish to move from Bigcommerce to Shopify

  • Products (names, descriptions, base and additional images, statuses, prices, meta titles and descriptions, etc.)
  • Product categories (names, descriptions, statuses, images, meta titles and descriptions, etc.)
  • Manufacturers
  • Customers (names, emails, shipping and billing addresses)
  • Orders (IDs, statuses, prices, comments, emails, billing and shipping addresses, etc.)
  • Coupons (names, codes, discount types and amounts)
  • Reviews (date created, rates, user names, comments, products, titles)
  • Blog posts (titles, full and short descriptions, tags, SEO URLs, authors, redirects, images)
  • The two shopping carts differ in store organization, namely, Shopify has a specific system of categories (collections) and subcategories (tags). Thus, your source categories will be transferred into Shopify collections, and products will receive tags according to the subcategories of the source store. That is why to guarantee the proper arrangement of entities in the Target Store, it is strongly recommended to choose “Migrate Source Store categories into Shopify Automated Collections” option.
  • Due to the same specific system of Shopify’s categories, it is impossible to transfer URLs unchanged. Hence, it is better to choose “Create the 301 redirects on your target store after migration” option, thereby ensuring 301 redirects for the links to your old store.
  • In case you want to keep your current store’s URLs after the migration, you can choose the option “Migrate categories and products SEO URLs” . By doing so, you will save your old customers and store SEO. Be aware that the overall look of Shopify’s store URLs will be slightly changed.
  • In order not to mix and duplicate data during the transfer Cart2Cart provides its customers with the “Clear current data on a Target Store before migration” option. If you decide to use this option, please note that you won’t be able to recover the deleted data.

Map languages

Map currencies

Map order statuses

Map customers and accounts

Launch free demo migration

Proceed to Full Migration

How to Migrate Products from BigCommerce?

  • In the Products menu choose Export.
  • Configure the export settings.
  • Create the CSV file with your Products and download it.

How to Export BigCommerce Orders?

  • Choose Export Orders option in your Orders menu.
  • Set the required configurations.
  • Download the CSV file with the BigCommerce store orders.

Post-Migration Tips

  • First of all, check the frontend for consistency and random errors (e.g., whether all the products are visible and categorized and whether the onsite search is working correctly).
  • Make sure your domain name is active, also go through all the links (menus, header, footer, and internal pages).
  • To increase the functionality of your store, consider installing Shopify’s apps. The App Store provides users with a wide variety of both free and premium apps that would meet the needs and requirements of the most demanding merchants.
  • Make a few test purchases to check that everything works properly and your customers won’t face any issues in the future. We advise you to try out your store’s capabilities for several weeks and do not disable your Cart2Cart account right after the migration is finished.
  • If new products, customers, or orders have appeared on your BigCommerce store during or after the Full Migration, you can use the Recent Data Migration Service, and we will ensure that not a single entity is lost and will transfer it to Shopify.
  • Another essential thing to remember is that each transferred order is considered a new one due to Shopify’s peculiarities. Thus, store owners receive numerous alert emails about orders’ creation. If you want to turn off these messages, login to your Shopify account, go to Admin panel -> Settings -> Notifications, and press the “Disable” button.

BigCommerce to Shopify Migration FAQ Block

How to transfer site from BigCommerce to Shopify?

  • Provide your BigCommerce credentials.
  • Install Migration for Shopify plugin.
  • Select data for migration (products, customers, orders, etc.) and other extra options.
  • Try the free demo migration.
  • Launch the full migration.

Should I switch from BigCommerce to Shopify?

How do I transfer my BigCommerce domain to Shopify?

Does BigCommerce integrate with Shopify?

Which is cheaper Shopify or BigCommerce?

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