WooCommerce is one of the world’s most popular WordPress e-commerce plugins, offering its users a free, but valuable tool to build and grow their online businesses. WooCommerce now powers 30% of all online stores – more than any other platform.

Because of its convenience and popularity, more and more store owners want to switch from their current platform to WooCommerce. Among them is the need to convert database from Prestashop to WooCommerce.

Absolutely we can migrate all data (includes customer, orders, product,etc.) successfully in a few quick steps. Let’s get started!

1. What Data can be converted?

The migration module allows you to migrate products, categories, attributes, customers, password, orders and other data from Prestashop to WooCommerce. The process is straightforward and requires no technical knowledge.

I will detail it through the list of Data the module support migration below:

  • SKU, Name, Description, Qty, Stock Status, Model, Weight …
  • Base Image, Additional Images
  • Base Price, Special Price
  • Assign to Product Categories
  • Assign to Product Categories
  • Options (Size; Weight, Color …)
  • Extra Fields ( Checkboxes, Dropdownlist, Radiobuttons)
  • Variants: can be grouped with related variants together to form a product
  • Currencies
  • Name, Description, Base Image
  • ID, Username, First Name, Last Name, Email, DOB, Address …
  • Customer Password (*)
  • ID, Order products, Product price, Qty, Date, Status, Discount price …
SEO URLs (*)
  • Migrate Products and Categories SEO URLs
  • Migrate 301 SEO URLs of categories and products
  • Custom fields of Products, Categories, Customers and Orders
  • Customers Name, Rating, Review, Status …
  • Tax rules, Tax rates, Product tax classes …
  • Name, Description

2. Before Converting

Whatever version you’re updating, we always recommend you to follow these steps first:

  • Make sure you have a recent and clean backup. Both a file – and database backup. In case anything goes wrong while converting, you can restore your data easily. More information about making backups can be found in the article historical backups
  • Check the versions release notes to see what changes have been made.
  • Choose a quiet moment to migrate from prestashop to woocommerce. Preferably when there’s hardly any traffic on your site.
  • Test a migrate on a staging environment to make sure all aspects of your shop are compatible with the newest version.

3. Quick steps to performing database migration

After installing a Migration Tool, the converting process will go through 3 super easy steps:

Step 1: Source Cart Configuration

– Cart Type: Cart Type: select corresponding source cart in “ Cart type” box. In this case you must choose “PrestaShop”.
– Cart Url: source cart base URL, please enter the correct URL as this will be registered in your license.
– Cart Token: the token string which has been configured in connector.php.

Step 2: Migration Configuration

– Languages Mapping: If your Source Cart is multilingual, corresponding languages ( or store views) should be available in Target WooCommerce Store. You may need to create additional languages in WooCommerce Store to avoid data loss.
– Currencies Mapping: Assign Source Cart currencies to proper Target WooCommerce Store currencies. Creating currencies in Target WooCommerce Store may be needed.
– Orders Status Mapping: Assign Source Cart order statuses to proper Target WooCommerce Store order statuses. Creating additional order statuses in Target WooCommerce Store may be needed.
– Entities to Migrate:  select all entities to migrate or just a part of them
Additional Options: Clear current data on Target Store before Migration; Migrate categories and products SEO URLs; – Transfer images in product descriptions to Target Store; Migrate recent data

Step 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. Information shows in this step:

  • Source cart: source cart base URL you have entered in Step 1, this URL will be registered with your license.
  • Entity limit: the limit associated with your license. To change this value, you need to upgrade/purchase another license code.
  • Tips slider: handly tips you should know
  • Migration progress: show current progress
  • Console: show debug information.

After the migration is completed, click on “Clear Transient” to finish.

This is all about the converting data from prestashop to wooCommerce process can be carried out by yourself. If you are looking for a tool as an excellent solution for converting your online store, I recommend you to use LitExtension – One of the best PrestaShop to WooCommerce Migration Tool.

If you have any question, please feel free to contact us as soon as possible!


Since 2011, I founded LitExtension Solutions offering shopping cart migration service including Magento, WooCommerce, Shopify,... LitExtension has been the leading provider of automated Shopping Cart Migration Service in the world with more than 20,000 global customers and we have delivered 30,000+ successful migrations to our customers over the past 5 years.