Magento to Shopify Migration

Seamless migration of data

Integration

A Canadian-based e-commerce solution, Shopify has been helping to build and manage online stores across the globe. It is a simple yet powerful platform that caters to the needs of an eCommerce site including storefront, shopping cart, store management, marketing & SEO, products, web hosting, analytics, mobile app, and more.

Shopify, one of the top eCommerce platforms

According to Shopify, it powers 600,000 businesses and has 1,000,000+ active users. A recent blog by codeinwp rates Shopify as one of the top eCommerce platforms based on features, design, ease of use, and pricing. The foremost reason for Shopify’s tremendous success has been the simplicity in building and maintaining an eCommerce store.

Reasons to move your online store to Shopify/Shopify Plus

Lately, many store owners are approaching us regarding migrating from their current eCommerce platforms to Shopify. Upon further investigation and analysis, we found many reasons; and few among the many are:

  • The minimum developer assistance needed in maintaining a Shopify website.
  • Comparatively cheaper price and thus less capital resource.
  • Uncomplicated security and hosting infrastructure
  • Useful, wide variety of add-ons, apps, and features as service
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Getting Started With Your Store Migration

If you are planning to migrate from other eCommerce platforms to Shopify, you have to ensure that all the product data and other website content makes it to Shopify. The steps to migrate to Shopify depends upon the SKUs, customers, and other data. If your store has a few hundred SKUs and customers, the process of migration is usually simple and smooth. But if you have large amounts of data then the complexity of migration increases. For a smooth and seamless migration, it is best to hire a Shopify Agency to help you with the process.

Magento to Shopify/Plus migration flow diagram:

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A quick guide to migration

The below steps are not comprehensive but provides you with a high-level idea of the flow of Magento to Shopify migration. Create the Shopify API bridge in Shopify store

Step 1

Click the below URL and create a private app through the Shopify admin panel: https://your-shopify-sitename.myshopify.com/admin/apps/private

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Step 2

  • Enter the name of the private app along with your email address.
  • The window will show a number of parameters that can be pulled from Shopify API. As far as this article is concerned, we are going to concentrate on the products, customers, blogs, and orders only.
  • For that, you should change the admin API permissions for the following parameters to read and write, accordingly.
    • Store content like articles, blogs, comments, pages, and redirects.
    • Customer details and customer groups.
    • Orders, transactions, and fulfilments.
    • Products, variants, and collections.
  • If necessary, you could also enable the Storefront API for any other storefront data.

Step 3

  • Here’s where you will be able to see the API key, Password, and Shared secret. Make sure you note these down for future purpose.
  • API key and Shared Secret are the main parameters that will be used to update all the events in Shopify.

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Configure the custom module in Magento site

For this instance, Let’s take that the custom Magento module is configured within the Production site. Depending on the requirement, it can be either a development site or live site. Configuring custom module in the Magento site allows pulling all sorts of data from the Shopify migration app.

Sample Shopify URL format:

https://apikey:password@hostname/admin/resource.json

Below mentioned is the list of references for the Shopify API:

For Product: https://help.shopify.com/en/api/reference/products/product

For Customer: https://help.shopify.com/en/api/reference/customers

For Orders: https://help.shopify.com/en/api/reference/orders

Separate logs are recorded for every data migration, and the status of the migration – success or failure – is also noted during the process.

Hope this article was helpful to understand the high-level flow to migrate data from Magento to Shopify.

If you have further queries on data migration, please get in touch with us. We will be happy to help you.

WHAT OUR SHOPIFY CLIENT SAID

“DCKAP has been a great partner for us and helped us to create a new site on Shopify. They completely helped us achieve our goals under a tight timeline with a clear understanding of our development requirements. Not only did we need to launch an eCommerce site, but they helped us with the rebranding, aspirational design, and a new direction in product categorization and navigational structure. It has been a pleasure to work with the team and we look forward to the next evolution.”

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