You have a great eCommerce shop, which is doing very well, but could be better. Maybe you’re running your business through WooCommerce, Adobe Commerce (formerly Magneto), or Squarespace. They are all fine platforms, but they’re not perfect – for you or your business. After lots of research, you decide on Shopify. That’s great! But what now? Look no further, as Fyresite’s Beginner’s Guide to Shopify Migration is here to answer all your questions. 

Preparing for Migration

  • Determine what tier of Shopify you want 
    • Fyresite recommends Shopify Plus, you can read why here
  • How are you going to do your migration?
    • Shopify has three options 
      • An import app, which may not be compatible with your old platform, and can be headache if your data doesn’t exactly align with the apps needs
      • Move your data manually, which can be also be a headache and time consuming 
      • Partner with a Shopify Plus partner, like Fyresite, who can help make the transition smoother by doing the technical heavy-lifting 

Decisions to Make During Migration 

After choosing how to migrate your shop, you still have key decisions to make. 

  • Make a migration plan 
    • make a detailed list of items to carry over to Shopify, we recommend only the last 2-3 years worth of data
      • You must import your data in the following order:
        • Products
        • Customers
        • Historical Orders
    • This plan can help target the specific reason(s) that you are leaving your old platform 
      • A Shopify Plus partner can help you iron out these issues so they don’t impact your new Shopify store
    • If you choose to do it yourself, Shopify help has many resources to help you with questions you may have
  • Set up your shipping, domain, and URL directs (where applicable) 
  • Make sure your taxes are configured and you have chosen a payment provider 
    • We highly recommend staying in the Shopify ecosystem for payments by leveraging Shopify Payments for highly competitive rates, the best fraud protection, and the ultimate user experience

Finishing up your Migration 

You have finished migrating your shop into Shopify. Congratulations! What next? 

  • Do a test order 
    • We at Fyresite recommend that you do a test order to make sure your website is running smoothly and there are no issues that need to be fixed
  • Tell your customers 
    • A new site is as exciting for your customers as it is for you
      • Issues that cause you to migrate often are issues for your customers as well
    • Invite them to make accounts on your new website 

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