Tired of Magento? No worries! Magento is big bloated ecommerce platform built ages ago and is not best for today’s generation. Many old stores built on Magento are looking for another best alternative so you are not alone. In this guide, I am going to show how to migrate this outdated commerce platform to something amazing, yes you guessed it – Woocommerce.
Woocommerce is simply the best opensource ecommerce platform today and 30% of top 1Million stores are powered by this lovely WordPress plugin to make online shopping experience beautiful.
Here are some stats on 2020 eCommerce market share:
- WooCommerce (27%)
- Shopify (19%)
- Magento (8%)
- OpenCart (4%)
- BigCommerce (3%)
- Others (39%)
Magento to WooCommerce Migration
There are a few different ways to migrate data from Magento to Woocommerce.
- Manually migrate store data
- Use a migration tool
- Hire a professional like me
1. Manually migrate store data
Export Magento Data
Magento has their own User Guide for migrating data. Basically you do it by going to your Magento admin dashboard. Along the sidebar, click “System.” Under the heading for Data Transfer, click “Export.”.
Import data to Woocommerce
From the WordPress dashboard, access your WooCommerce store by clicking “WooCommerce” along the left sidebar. Next, choose the types of content that you wish to import. To show you the process, we will use products. Click “Products” to import products.
After you select the csv file exported from magento and click continue, it will take you to the Column Mapping screen as below.
WooCommerce automatically matches the column names according to the CSV file you exported from Magento. You should still double check that these columns loaded properly and that the values were transferred in the right columns as well.
Just repeat the above process for each type of content you are importing, including orders, products, and customers.
2. Use a migration tool
Migrating your Magento store to WooCommerce is easy and you don’t need any particularly detailed knowledge to carry out this method. You just need a tool such as Cart2Cart which allows you to easily migrate your Magento store to the WooCommerce platform. These tools basically cost from $50-$200 based upon the number of products and customers data you want to migrate. I highly recommend using these tools as they can save time and require little to no technical experience. The best tools or applications you can use are:
Making the jump from Magento to WooCommerce?