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How To Get Started With Store Migration?

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For your online store to be fully optimized and, as a result, to have high conversions, it is necessary to approach the process of migration to Shopify more seriously and to think through everything to the smallest detail to avoid mistakes that will lead to a waste of time and money. The process of migrating your store to Shopify depends only on the settings of your store. The migration process can go as smoothly as possible if you follow the following instructions at the start. 

Shopify migration: 7 steps to easily switch to Shopify and transfer important data, products, customers, orders, etc. from another platform.

Step 1: Configure Basic Administrative Settings

Before you can start transferring goods and setting up payments, you need to make some administrative settings:

  • You need to check your settings so that your email address, website address, and other basic store settings are updated. 
  • Learn how to manage your account and access your payment information.
  • Add admins/staff so that each of your employees has a personal login and all sensitive information stays safe.

Step 2. You Need To Import Your Store Data Into Shopify

When you switch to Shopify, you need to migrate content such as your products, blog, and your customer data, such as transactions, from the old platform. Migrating this data can take some time, so evaluate your existing data and decide exactly what needs to be migrated. List the types of data you had on your old platform. Examples of the types of data you can transfer: are products, customers, pre-orders, gift cards, certificates, discount codes, blogs, and pages (shipping policies, contacts, and other web pages). After you have decided on the data to be transferred, you need to choose how you will transfer this data and in what order. Here are some options you can use to transfer data:

  • Copy and paste the information from the old site.
  • Use existing Shopify 2.0 store migration programs
  • Build (or hire a developer) an application that uses the Admin API.
  • Manual data transfer using CSV files (this option can only transfer customers and products, but does not include passwords and customer personal accounts).

Step 3: Organize Your Items After Migration

Don’t ignore the order in which you import product, customer, and previous order data. It is important to observe the import in the following sequence:

  1. Goods.
  2. Customers.
  3. Order.

If you follow this procedure, you will immediately have access to Shopify’s complete transaction history of your customers. Transferred orders will also be linked to the respective products and customers.

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Step 4: Verify That All Your Product Information Has Been Imported Correctly

To do a test control after switching to Shopify 2.0:


  • Check the product details, which include descriptions, images, variants, and meta tags.
  • Create collections to organize your products by category and make it easier for customers to find them.
  • You can add additional menus and create links to collections on the “storefront”.
  • Follow the link for help creating the perfect Shopify store: 

Step 5: Set Up Your Online Store Domain On Shopify 2.0

When migrating your store to Shopify 2.0, you can either purchase a new domain or transfer the domain associated with your existing store to your new Shopify account.

Step 6: Set Up Shipping

Delivery is very important because in this way you will attract more customers.

Step 7: Place a Few Test Orders

You should see how everything works in practice.

What Are The Most Popular Migration Pairs On Shopify?

  •  Migrating Magento to Shopify.
  •  WooCommerce for Shopify migration.
  • OpenCart for Shopify Migration.
  •  Migration from WIX to Shopify.

What Should I Consider When Migrating To Shopify 2.0?

There are several considerations you should be aware of when you migrate your store to Shopify:

  • URL Redirect.
  • Customer passwords.
  • Publications and blog articles.

Make sure you set up URL redirects for pages that customers may have bookmarked. This will minimize the risk of losing customers who return to the page and find it unavailable after you’ve moved to Shopify 2.0. as customer passwords are encrypted, you cannot transfer them from another platform to Shopify 2.0. As a result, instead of customer accounts, only customer records are migrated to Shopify. 


The migration process may not seem easy and you are not the only one facing this situation because I was once in the same situation as you. Website migration is considered to be quite a daunting procedure for website owners. Since there are many variables involved in the process, there is a high chance of errors and incorrect processes. A simple mistake can lead to serious technical problems for e-commerce.


Kossi Adzo is the editor and author of He is software engineer. Innovation, Businesses and companies are his passion. He filled several patents in IT & Communication technologies. He manages the technical operations at

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