How to migrate from BigCommerce to Magento

The essence of LitExtension products focuses on their friendliness to users, which means that every shopping cart owners, even who has little knowledge of technology, can follow guidance and migrate data from BigCommerce to Magento easily. You are advised that need not to consult any other sources except this understandable step-by-step guide below.

1. Preparation
  • Permission to access to Bigcommerce backend and export necessary data
  • Permission for Magento to access connector
  • PHP Compatibility: PHP 5.3 or later.
2. Setup

2.1. Download Migration Tool
After downloading the product zip file from our Store, please extract it into a folder.

2.2. Install Cart Migration

Target Magento Data Migration Module Setup

For Magento 1.x

  • Step 1: Check to see if Magento’s Compilation mode has been enabled. If it has, it’s vital to turn it off before installing an extension or making any code changes (go to System > Tools > Compilation).
  • Step 2: Use upload file by FTP or uploaded directly to upload or copy all folders in the zip package to your Magento site root folder. This will not overwrite any existing files, just add new files to the folder structure.
  • Step 3: If you are using Magento’s compilation mode, you need to hit the “Run Compilation Process” button to update the compiled state with the newly installed extension (go to System > Tools > Compilation).
  • strong>Step 4: Log into your Magento admin console and go to System/Cache Management. Click “Clear Storage Cache“.
  • Step 5: Log out admin panel and log in again ( this is a normal behavior of Magento ).

For Magento 2.x

  • Step 1: Access to Magento store by using FTP program and upload ‘Apps’ folder to Magento root folder.
  • Step 2: In SSH console of your server navigate to your store root folder:

cd path_to_the_store_root_folder

run these commands:

php -f bin/magento module:enable LitExtension_Core

php -f bin/magento module:enable LitExtension_CartServiceMigration

php -f bin/magento setup:upgrade

php -f bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

  • Step 3: Flush store cache; log out from the backend and log in again.
  • Step 4: Allow Admin Account Sharing, to ensure the migration progress will not be stopped when you login Admin from another place. Please go to Backend > Stores > Configuration > Advaced Tab > Admin > Admin Account Sharing change to “YES”.

2.3 How to get User name, API Path and API Token from BigCommerce

  • Step 1 : From admin area, go to Advanced Settings
  • Step 2: Click ‘Legacy API Settings’
  • Step 3: Create a Legacy API account
  • Step 4: Click Save to finish
3. Enter license key

License Key is an encoded string which comes with your download package. This key is needed to activate your Migration Tool.

  • After purchasing the product, please login to our store and enter “My downloadable products” section. Here you will find download link and license key for the download package.

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  • Login your Magento Target Store backend, select Cart Migration > Configuration, and copy and paste your license key here

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4. Migration

4.1 BigCommerce setup

Fulfill information in the setup table:

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  • Cart Type: select corresponding source cart type (BigCommerce is selected by default)
  • Cart Url: source cart full url
  • User name, API Path, API Token: created in 2.Setup

4.2. Migration Configuration

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  • Root Category: the category of current Magento store to import all BigCommerce categories into.
  • Product Attribute Set: select an Attribute Set which is used to import products, all necessary attributes in migration process will be created in to this set.
  • Languages Mapping: If your BigCommerce is multilingual, corresponding languages ( or storeviews) should be available in Target Magento Store. You may need to create additional languages in Magento Store to avoid data loss.
  • Currencies Mapping: Assign BigCommerce currencies to proper Target Magento Store currencies. Creating currencies in Target Magento Store may be needed.
  • Orders Status Mapping: Assign BigCommerce order statuses to proper Target Magento Store order statuses. Creating additional order statues in Target Magento Store may be needed.
  • Entities to Migrate: select all entities to migrate or just a part of them.

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Additional Options:

  • Migrate recent data: if you choose this option, it will migrate new data only. Supposed you have just finished a full migration from your current BigCommerce to Magento, after that BigCommerce store is still live and continue getting new data, and you want to get your Magento updated with the new data, select this feature to avoid starting over again.
  • Clear current data on Target Store before Migration: if you choose this option, all current products, categories, manufacturers, customers, orders, product reviews, taxes will be cleared.
  • Migrate categories and products SEO URLs: if you choose this option, old SEO urls of source will be preserved in Target Magento Store, allowing you to maintain your Pagerank.
  • Transfer images in product descriptions to Target Store: download all images in product description into your store so that it won’t have to refer back to your BigCommerce or anywhere else for images.
  • Preserve Customer IDs on Target Store: this will help you preserve your old Customer IDs for easier reference.
  • Preserve Order IDs on Target Store: this will help you preserve your old Order IDs for easier reference.

4.3. Migration

The migration will take place automatically in this final step. In order for it to progress, you should not close your browser of remove Source Cart Connector.

After the migration is completed, click on “Clear Cache and ReIndex Data” to finish.

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That’s all about migration process which can be carried out yourselves. Technical knowledge and skills are not necessary to use LitExtension shopping cart migration tools. Hope that with this detailed guide and attached video, online store owners don’t hesitate to try our live demo and decide to use our BigCommerce to Magento migration tool– optimized solution for your online business.

You can also consider to migrate BigCommerce to other target carts:

Migrate BigCommerce to WooCommerce

Migrate BigCommerce to Prestashop

Migrate BigCommerce to OpenCart

Migrate BigCommerce to Shopify

Migrate BigCommerce to BigCommerce

If you have any question, please feel free Contact us for more support.

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