Moving your store to a more suitable platform is inevitable as your business grows so fast. It allows you to provide a better shopping experience to your customers and to manage your business more effectively. However, platform switching will be very frustrating, time-consuming and costly if you do not choose the right solution for it. There are 3 ways to migrate your store from Shopify to WooCommerce:

  1. Manual migration
  2. Hire a web agency or freelancer
  3. Use an automated shopping migration tool – LitExtension

Among these 3 choices, using LitExtension tool is the easiest, fastest and the most affordable solution. Why? Let’s examine the pros and cons of each option to find out now!

Option Pros Cons
Manual migration
  • High level of security. Due to the fact that you do it yourself, there is not a way your data can be leaked outside
  • It saves your money
  • It takes a lot of time and effort
  • High chance of unexpected errors as you are not an expert in shopping carts
Hire a web agency or freelancer
  • Save your time and effort
  • They can migrate more types of data than you can yourself
  • Cost you a lot of money
  • Your important data can be under threat if the partner you choose is unreliable
  • You can’t control the migration progress
  • Rarely can a web agency or freelancer understand 100% data structure of both platform, which results in number of errors relating to data and table structure
LitExtension
  • The tool is run by IT experts who understand the structure of every shopping carts in the market today
  • Save time and money: The tool is automatic so you operate the migration quickly with an affordable price.
  • The tool provides a full range of services for data migration (orders, customers, products and other related entities) from Shopify to WooCommerce.
  • You can control migration progress as the tool show it clearly.
  • Professional Support: They provide 24/5 support by ticket, phone, live chat, or email.
  • High security: The tool is automatic and needs your permission to access your database. It will immediately disconnect from the source site after getting the only data you requested to migrate.
Unexpected errors may still happen sometimes, however, the chance is slim and LitExtension has a dedicated and professional support team who are 24/5 active to help you deal with them.

Now that you’ve known which one is the most optimal for your Shopify to WooCommerce migration, let’s us walk you through 5 simple steps to migrate your store from Shopify to WooCommerce using LitExtension online service:

Step 1: Registering for the LitExtension Service

To start your migration, you need to create a new account at LitExtension. You only need an email address to sign up or you can take advantage of your Facebook or Google account to speed up the registration.

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Once you complete, you can immediately start your migration by clicking the button “Create new migration”. The migration process generally includes 4 simple steps: Setup, Demo migration, Full migration and Complete (result checking). The first two steps are totally free, however, to continue, you will have to pay. You can decide whether you want to start the demo (we highly recommend this option because it helps you preview how the tool work and whether it’s exactly what you want before making a purchase) or click to skip.

Step 2: Enter your shopping cart information.

You need to provide your stores’ information so that the tool can identify where to get data from and where to migrate data to. For Shopify to WooCommerce migration, you need to choose Shopify as Source Cart in the drop-down list, then provide the store URL, API key and password. LitExtension has detailed instructions to guide you how to get each information.

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Next, set up your target cart by choosing WooCommerce as your target cart type and provide your store URL. If you haven’t had a target store installed or just want a quick preview how your data should look like in WooCommerce, click “Try migration use LitExtension test store”. This feature will allow migrating your data from Source Store to a Demo WooCommerce store hosted by LitExtension. You can preview to check whether everything works fine. After that, click back to setup step, change your Target Cart detail to your own store and proceed a Full Migration.

After filling in the information of your Target Cart, you need to download a connector which is a small file helping connect your Source Cart to a Target Cart and enable data transfer. Connector contains a unique 32-digit Security Token and can’t be accessed from anywhere except for your LitExtension account only. To activate this connector, you only need to do th it, you only need to:

  1. Click on the link provided by LitExtension
  2. Unzip ‘le_connector.zip’ and then upload ‘le_connector’ folder to your store’s root (catalog)
  3. Check the connection to the Target Store

Read more about connector and how to install it here.

Step 3: Configure Shopify to WooCommerce Migration

After finishing setting up your stores’ information, click “Next, Configure your Migration”. Here, you will need to note the data you want to transfer from the old Shopify store to the new one on WooCommerce. The supported data includes products, taxes, categories, customers and orders. Besides, you can also use our additional options if necessary.

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Now, click the start free demo migration button or skip to go straight to full migration. If you decide to proceed a full migration right away, you will be taken to a payment gateway. After completing your payment, your migration will be ready to start.

Take a rest and come back in a few minutes, all of your data will be transferred safely from Shopify to WooCommerce.

Step 4: Final Verification

Congratulations! You’ve succeeded in migrating your store from Shopify to WooCommerce. Click on “Check result” button to check that everything went well. If there is any errors, contact LitExtension technical support team to get them fixed as soon as possible. After you’ve completed this step, you are welcome to enjoy your new store.

Conclusion

So, as you can see, Shopify to WooCommerce migration can be very tiring and complex but it can also be done easily with no technical skills required if you choose LitExtension. In particular, LitExtension will offer you the best prices and quality, see our automated pricing estimation here. Contact our team for any of your concerns!

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