Last Updated on April 11, 2022 by LAUNCHTIP
A quick guide on migrating your store from Wix to Shopify
If you have a Wix store, moving to Shopify could be lucrative for your business. For that, you must know how to transfer a store from Wix to the Shopify platform. Do you want to keep the same look in your Shopify store too? Here’s how to make the switch.
How to migrate from Wix to Shopify
The process is a little tricky, and you should hire someone for the process if you’re not confident about your tech skills. Secondly, depending on how long your store has been active, you could have some valuable SEO links that you will want to retain. If you’re familiar with basic configurations, Shopify extensively explains how to migrate from another platform to Shopify. Here are the steps involved:
- Configuring the administrative settings
- Importing the content from your Wix store to Shopify
- Organizing the collections and products after the transfer
- Tweaking the website layout
- Setting up a domain
- Setting the shipping methods
- Configuring the taxes
- Setting up a payment provider
- Checking customer experience by placing test orders
- Setting URL redirects
Appearance & Theme
If you want to keep the same layout as your Wix store, you can search for a similar theme on the Shopify theme store. This is your best and cheapest route. After that, you can upload the design assets and customize the layout as needed retaining your brand, logo and so on. If you do have an outdated brand, this is a great opportunity to rebrand. Check out Upwork or Fiverr to find a great value solution to rebrand.
If you want to bring your Wix customers and products to Shopify, you can import the CSV files for the products. Alternatively, you can use the Transporter app, which is compatible with Shopify and is accessible to Shopify Plus merchants exclusively.
The app lets you import the following elements into your Shopify store:
- Order records
It’s better than native CSV files importing because you can delete bulk data and troubleshoot easily. Plus, the app is ten times faster than regular APIs.
Sometimes you may not need to retain all historical data. The key aspects are products, customers and orders. Categories are known as “collections” on Shopify.
If you are migrating a small hobby store that has relatively low traffic, you should be ok to just get started.
If you need any help, it’s best to hire a professional for the migration especially if this is your primary business. Shopify experts also suggest using the 14-day free trial on Shopify to create a new store before migrating your store from another site.