- Woocommerce Magento Migration- Change For A Larger E-Commerce Business
- 5 Signs It’s Time To Change Your E-commerce Platform
When your business blooming magnificently, you start to realize your WooCommerce store having many limitations. It was a great starting platform as an open source, with many themes and plugins for full customization. However, they fail to support your specific requirements; when they do not do their job correctly, neither WordPress or the plugin developer would take the blame, and now you lose sales. So you start looking to migrate to another platform.
Magento is your ideal platform: it is more robust with powerful Enterprise edition on top of being an open source, packed with many more e-commerce features unavailable in WooCommerce, better management tools and a dedicated, high quality supporting agencies.
Any way to migrate from WooCommerce to Magento?
Most definitely, yes. While Magento is stronger and more scalability, they share similar characteristics in the product, order, category, and review, allowing you to switch cart easily. You have three choices on how to migrate your store to Magento:
1. Do it manually
Simple, if you only have a handful of product: go to your Magento store and hand-typing them. But for you with big business with thousands of products, you will need to do “some” extra work.
Backup your data, note down what you need to migrate (your products, orders, customers, categories). Normal data that share similarity can be export to CSV file and import to your new store. However, due to WooCommerce full customization, your products are likely to have extra entities that do not normally exist. These data, unfortunately, have no other way than hand-type.
This way is very time-consuming because you need to go through every single one of thousands of your products, note down and type back. CSV files export-import helps you a bit but you can run into unexpected errors if you are not an expert. Maybe try the next option:
2. Hire web agencies or freelancers
Manually hand-typing those data is going to slow down your business so you can consider hiring a web agency or freelancer. It will cost you some green (around $40 per hour), but it is not hair-tearing as doing manually.
Their method usually is exporting data from your old store, for example, to Excel files, then importing these files to your new store. Unfortunately, as they do not understand the structure of the platform, this method usually results in a lot of errors in table structure and data. Frequent errors include the loss of connection between entities, which in turn lowering SEO rate, is fatal for your business and need to be avoided.
If previous methods raise concerns in you, do not worry, we save the best solution for last.
3. LitExtension’s WooCommerce to Magento Migration.
This product is capable of migrating your store from WooCommerce to Magento in a blink of an eye. It can transfer any entities (products, customers, orders, categories, and custom fields you may have in your old store) to their new home perfectly safe, no loss, no leak. The process is incredibly easy, just follow these 3 steps:
First, you input your WooCommerce source cart and your Magento target source cart URLs and download LitExtension Connector. Extract the zip file and upload connector to Source Store’s root folder. Right here, the Connector Installation will be automatically checked and informed on the screen without manual checking.
Second, select your entities for migration. You are free to choose to migrate all your data or just a few. LitExtension also supports migrating extra data you may have on your WooCommerce store
Third, press “Start Free Demo Migration” if you want to take a peek at how LitExtension work, or tick the box “Skip Demo Migration” and press “Start Full Migration to begin immediately.
Congratulation! Your data is now being migrated to your new Magento store! The process is fully automatic, so just sit back and take a sip from your coffee. An email will be sent to you once the process is complete and your store is ready for use.