Magento to BigCommerce Migration
Decided to switch eCommerce platforms from Magento to BigCommerce?
Migrate your online store from Magento to BigCommerce without hurting your eCommerce operations.
Transfer your entire catalog of product SKUs, images, and product descriptions including the category names and category descriptions without disrupting your current operations. Optimum7 migrates product search keywords, order information, coupon codes and reviews. We can clear the current data on your target store and create 301 redirects before embarking on the migration process all while preserving your order IDs.
There is so much more to take into consideration when switching eCommerce platforms. If it’s done by experienced professionals, your sales will not be negatively affected—something that many eCommerce operators fear. Optimum7’s migration developers have the talent and expertise to migrate all of your eCommerce data from Magento to BigCommerce while keeping the front end of your store looking exactly the same. BigCommerce is scalable too. So if you need to increase the number of products your customers can purchase, we can optimize your website that could result in increased online sales!
What kind of data can be migrated from Magento to BigCommerce?
ProductsMigrate all of your product images, descriptions, product attributes, SKUs products and variants such as weight, pricing, along with the manufacturer’s information onto BigCommerce. Other sales-related information such as the quantity and price can all be migrated from Magento to BigCommerce
Two important SEO attributes that are critical to any eCommerce website are the meta-title and description. Equally as important are the categories description and category images. These are all inclusive within the migration process.
Customer Order Information
You’ll also be able to migrate invoices and with it, customer contact information gaining valuable data to analyze demographics to target the right pool of potential buyers. Along with the customers’ name, email address, telephone number, and company name, you’ll be able to acquire the order date, order status, product price, quantity ordered, tax price, shipping price, and order comments.
Retain all of your current and past promotions. Any information that’s related to gift cards, coupon codes, Coupon from Date or Coupon to Date, Uses Per Coupon, Uses Per Customer along with the type of discount, the discount amount, and the amount spent can all be migrated to BigCommerce.
All of the information that’s related to products reviews will be migrated over to the BigCommerce platform. Fields such as Created Date, Rate, User name, Comment, Product, and Title are all part of the migration process.
Migrate your 301 redirects during the eCommerce migration to avoid loss of or decrease in organic traffic. Re-organize your inventory to a proper parent/child listing by bulk editing your category names and descriptions without HTML tags. You’ll also be able to add custom functionalities that will improve shoppers’ buying experience. Do all of this and safeguard your product images URLs.
For blog posts, migrate the category descriptions along with all of the images and product descriptions related to each post.
- Product images and descriptions, product attributes, product variants, SKUS
- Categories and category images
- Customers’ contact information
- Invoices, orders, coupon codes, and other sales-related information
- Re-organize your inventory to a proper parent/child listing
- Add custom functionalities that improve shoppers’ buying experience
- Safeguard your product images URLs
- Bulk edit your category names and descriptions without HTML tags
- 301 redirect during eCommerce migration to avoid loss of or decrease in organic traffic
How It Works
- 1. Request a Quote from Optimum7
- 2. Provide All Shopping Cart Details
- 3. Choose All the Data You Want to Transfer
- 4. Optimum7 will Migrate the Data
- 5. Review & Enjoy Your New Store!
Ecommerce and BigCommerce Marketing
Switching platforms or websites might be potentially risky for your search engine rankings. Most marketing experts are very cautious while working on these migration projects.
With thousands of product pages on your BigCommerce site, these migrations must be executed carefully. If the migration is done incorrectly, it can result in multiple 404 error pages. These 404 pages could cause you to lose your rankings and authority within days and destroy years of hard work.
Our specialists have compiled a list of critical data you’ll need to migrate from the Magento platform to BigCommerce. With the guidance of our advanced execution, you can safely migrate your store to a new and improved platform while retaining all the SEO ranking authority you’ve built up over the years. We know all the technical details of BigCommerce server settings to implement 301 redirects the correct way. (Htaccess, apache, admin settings etc.)
Optimum7 staff is very well versed in BigCommerce PPC (Paid Search), BigCommerce SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Amazon, Ebay, Jet, Walmart, Shopping Comparison Engines, Inventory Management Systems, CRMs and all levels of integration.
- Multi-store Enabled
- Order Processing Integration
- Full open-source distribution model
- Scalable and flexible
- Unique features, easy add-ons
- Full control over hosting and database
- Cost prohibitive versions
- Lack of suitable developers
- Limit to hosting
- Requires full time support people
- Issues with upgrading to newer versions and overall support
- 24/7 Customer Support
- High Speed & Security
- Built-in Marketing Features
- Good Customer Service
- Platform and Credit Card Fees
- Default 5-Step Checkout Process
- Limited Email Subscription Lists
- Locked-In from Migrating Carts
Why migrate with Optimum7?
Optimum7 provides a fully automated migration that doesn't require any programming skills on your part. Through our services, you’re guaranteed to achieve an effortless and successful switch, free from bothersome bugs and glitches. You’ll have a newly established store that will provide the transformation you're looking for with everything in tact.
- 70+ SUPPORTED CARTS
- 100% UPTIME OF YOUR SOURCE STORE
- PROFESSIONAL 24/7 SUPPORT
Make the switch today!
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Why Should You Migrate From Magento to BigCommerce
If you still have your online store on Magento 1, it’s time to migrate data. If not, hackers will be able to breach the system and steal all of your customer data!
It’ll also be difficult for Magento developers to keep up with security patches that are necessary in order to protect against threats like these.
Magento 1 users may face a loss of PCI DSS compliance after June 2020 if they do not regularly apply data security patches.
If your business is reliant on the use of these payment cards, you will want to start making plans now for transitioning onto other supported platforms in preparation for this change.
The entire tech stack and digital ecosystem of your business require current technology in order to function.
This includes payment processor compliance, security measures for customer information, the global Magento community’s focus on upgrading their own software/services towards compatibility with Magento 2.
What Are The Main Differences Between Magento and BigCommerce
Store owners look at their business needs and what technology can help them scale when deciding on a tech stack.
Magento store is scalable in different ways compared to BigCommerce, so merchants have choices depending on how they want it to grow.
BigCommerce stores are easier to set up and manage than Magento stores. This is because they offer the same customizability as a cloud-based SaaS platform, but with less development time and cost.
BigCommerce is like living in a pre-built house, where you only need to move your belongings inside and decorate it.
Magento is like building the structure of your own home from scratch before moving there, hiring an architect for help with any questions or concerns throughout this process.
Magento 2 is a great choice for merchants that want to make code changes because it’s an open-source platform.
Magento has near-unlimited customization flexibility, which makes this the perfect solution for retailers with high demands and unique needs.
BigCommerce is flexible enough for many merchants to use without running into limitations.
BigCommerce features include customizability, integrations, and hosting service that makes it easy to get started with no technical experience necessary.
Magento Platform Is More Complex and Costly
When you are operating an eCommerce business, it is important to find the best platform that can not only save your company money but also improve its overall performance.
BigCommerce has been proven time and again as being one of those platforms.
BigCommerce is a great target store platform for small business owners with up to 600 SKUs on one product.
Magento, however, supports more than this and maybe the better choice if you need customization of your site or have over 600 products in total.
BigCommerce Platform Is Flexible and Scalable
BigCommerce is a SaaS-based platform, which means you can get set up quickly and it’s scalable for more complex stores.
Bigcommerce works well with large stores because of its flexibility as a platform that will meet your needs now and in the future.
BigCommerce is a hosted, cloud-based eCommerce platform that allows companies to quickly build an online target store.
They support the type of customization previously thought possible only with open source platforms like Magento which are known for their high flexibility and extendability but lack speed, scalability, and ease of use.
BigCommerce has made huge strides in supporting very specific types of customizations through APIs & headless commerce that were difficult before because they required extensive technical knowledge on how websites work under the hood (i.e., HTML/CSS), whereas BigCommerce gives you access to this technology without needing any prior experience with it so your website can be built faster than ever!
What Are the Steps of a Successful Magento to BigCommerce Migration?
There are some steps for a successful target store full migration, but there is no need to worry about the details. All you have to do is follow these instructions!
Plan Customer Data Migration
There are many things to consider before you migrate. You will need a list of all data like categories, customers, billing address, shipping address, and products that won’t go along with what is staying on your old website so it can be uploaded onto your new site.
The items that don’t go would include bundled software, outdated content (such as archived articles), BigCommerce store settings (to ensure information such as payment processing remains intact,) and legacy apps that might no longer exist in their original form or function.
Determine Source and Information Structure
The most linked URLs and pages should be transferred from the existing Magento store. They will help you launch the website effectively by ensuring that all of your key content is carried over correctly.
Choose Crucial Data For Data Migration
Create a checklist for all the different things you want to bring over, but also create a list of data that needs to be removed.
At this time it is best practice to remove outdated content and consolidate URLs as well as streamline how your website works moving forward with migrating from one place or platform into another.
Set Up a Demo Migration
Before migrating from Magento to BigCommerce store, be sure your new platform meets all your data needs.
To accomplish this goal successfully, a small test data migration should take place before the real Magento to BigCommerce migration by using a demo migration that is representative of what would actually need to move over.
Also, verify that any product information such as billing address, shipping address details, and images will work correctly in the migrated eCommerce platform prior to moving everything over for good.
Initiate Full Magento to BigCommerce Migration Process
Now that your website has been through a successful launch, it’s time to initiate full migration. Your data might fall into one of the following categories:
- Product information, SKUs, and images
- Categories for products
- 301 redirects
- Customer details such as name and address
- Historical orders (completed/pending)
Launch Your New BigCommerce Store and Testing
Once you’re done with primary tasks, it is important to check for API integrations in your staging area. This ensures that all third-party APIs are functional and running smoothly without any issues.
Before you launch your eCommerce site, it’s important to ensure that all features are running smoothly. Some of the key things to check include:
- Checkout/payment processing and shipping via a test order
- Third-party integrations (CMS, email marketing app, etc.)
- SSL certificate for data security purposes.
- Design elements like product pages match up with CMS platforms used on other sites where possible
- Make sure images load properly as well since they may be large files making loading time slower than normal if not optimized correctly.
- Look out for mismatches between different products or categories across these platforms in terms of design layout.
- SEO settings like metadata and link redirects should also work seamlessly after changes are made through one platform.
User Testing and Functionality
In order to launch the new store with the same functionalities as before, they combine built-in core functionality and some third-party apps after full migration. Besides universal Apps, Optimum7’s developer team can create customizations specific to your store’s needs. Take a look at our eCommerce App page for more information!
After BigCommerce migration, there are often unexpected issues with the website. It is important that continuous user testing be done in order for bugs or bottlenecks related to hosting, product catalogs and checkout can be identified quickly by users.
Migrate From Magento to BigCommerce With Optimum7
If you are planning to migrate data from Magento to BigCommerce store, it is important that you have a plan in place. Optimum7 has the skills and experience necessary for an effective BigCommerce migration. We can help reduce costs while also working with your deadlines!
If you decide to do the data migration in-house, consult with us during either of two stages: troubleshooting or quality assurance. We have expertise that can be useful for your team at both these points!
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