How to migrate from Yahoo Store 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 Yahoo Store 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 upload files to Yahoo store
  • Permission for Magento to access connector
  • PHP Compatibility: PHP 5.3 or later
2. Setup

2.1. Download Migration Tool
Extract the ZIP file downloaded from LitExtension store to get 2 folders ‘apps’ and ‘Magento_connector’.

2.2. Install Cart Migration

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: Access to Magento store by using FTP program and upload ‘Apps’ folder to Magento root folder.
  • 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).
  • 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_CartImport

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. Export data from Yahoo Store to CSV files

>> Export Products to CSV files

  • Click Catalog Manager link in the Edit column. Click on “Customize the table information you see” button.
  • In the popup window, add all columns from the left pane to right pane, click “Apply changes” to close the popup.
  • Click on “Download table as .zip file”.
  • Unzip the file to have .csv file.
  • Upload this data to Migration Wizard and proceed to the next step.

>> Export Customers to CSV files

  • Click Customer Manager link in the Process column.
  • Choose to export all customers in csv format.

>> Export Orders to CSV files

  • Click the Orders link in the Process column.
  • Enter a range of orders to export.
  • Select an export format from the pull-down menu. Choose .CSV.
  • Click the Export button. Access and Generic CSV format, click the Download link for Orders.csv and save the file.
  • Upload this data to Migration Wizard and proceed to the next step.
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 log in 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 herecart-migration-listen-key-2

 

4. Migration

Migration Configuration

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  • Root Category: the category of current Magento store to import all Yahoo Store categories into.
  • Product Attribute Set: select an Attribute Set which is used to import products, all necessary attributes in migration process will be created into this set.
  • Languages Mapping: If your Yahoo Store is multilingual, corresponding languages ( or store views) should be available in Target Magento Store. You may need to create additional languages in Magento Store to avoid data loss.
  • Currencies Mapping: Assign Yahoo Store currencies to proper Target Magento Store currencies. Creating currencies in Target Magento Store may be needed.
  • Orders Status Mapping: Assign Yahoo Store order statuses to proper Target Magento Store order statuses. Creating additional order status 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 Yahoo store to Magento, after that Yahoo 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 Yahoo Store 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 Yahoo to Magento migration tool– optimized solution for your online business.

You can also consider migrating Yahoo store to other target carts:

Migrate Yahoo Store to WooCommerce

Migrate Yahoo Store to Prestashop

Migrate Yahoo Store to OpenCart

Migrate Yahoo Store to Shopify

Migrate Yahoo Store to BigCommerce

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

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