Managed WooCommerce

How to Migrate from Shopify to WooCommerce

Migrate from Shopify to WooCommerce

Shopify is a hosted e-commerce platform that can make setting up a store easy for most customers. Unfortunately, Shopify can get expensive when you need to scale up, plus there is a cost per transaction for each order. WooCommerce is an open plugin that can be installed on your existing WordPress site which, along with other plugins, will turn your store into a fully flagged eCommerce store. You can also get a fully-managed WordPress/WooCommerce store with Liquid web's managed WooCommerce product.

If you did start your store on Shopify, but you now want to migrate to using WooCommerce, you’ll need to export your existing store data, customers, orders and products out from Shopify and then import all of that data into your new WooCommerce store.

Step #1 – Export your Data from Shopify

Shopify does have help posts that cover customers, orders, and products and how you can export those each out to CSV files.

Step #2 – Import Your Data into WooCommerce

Now that you have the store data, how do you get that data imported into your WooCommerce store? WooCommerce does have a Native CSV importer for products that can be of use, but it has certain limits. If you have to import a number of CSV files, you’ll need to map each of the fields in the CSV for each part of the product import (like the product title and product SKU, for instance). To import a CSV file, go to WooCommerce > Products and select Import. Choose the CSV file, confirm all of the field mappings, then run the importer.