Moving from Magento Over to Shopify

When you’re a large eCommerce store pushing thousands of orders every month – the last thing you want to think about is completely migrating your money-maker to another platform.  It’s a lot of work, and you’re pretty sure it will destroy sales – so you put it off.  You keep putting it off until eventually, your site is broken beyond repair or your competition is gaining too much ground.

We just moved a client did it.  We moved our giant online store from Magento to Shopify Plus.  A lot of people were actually surprised with our decision to move to Shopify Plus.  They were convinced that Shopify Plus couldn’t handle our 10,000 SKUs, our thousands of transactions, our custom widgets, etc.  They were wrong.

No site migration is without its frustrations though.  Hopefully this guide will help you navigate them.  I’m going to lay out everything that went well, everything that went wrong, how we overcame those hurdles, and why we even made the switch in the first place.

A few quick stats about us:

  1. We had about 10,000 SKUs at time of launch
  2. We process over 3,000 transactions a month
  3. Our site traffic is about 150,000 visits a month
 
 

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