BigCommerce To Magento Migration — A Complete Guide

By LitExtension

BigCommerce to Magento Migration

Perks of migrating from BigCommerce to Magento

Themes and interface customization

It is important for an eCommerce platform to have various themes and customizations that can serve the best design for each website’s themes. With BigCommerce, pre-built responsive templates are available with 12 free themes and 100+ paid options which cost from 145$ to 235$ each. However, Hundreds of free and paid themes but too similar to each other are the precise words to describe BigCommerce themes and designs.

BigComerce
BigCommere Edit Files policy
  • It offers more flexible Customization.
  • It allows you to add animations to make your store engaging.
  • Add a featured product slider to your homepage.
  • You can incorporate newsletter options in your webpage footer.
  • Place ‘cross-selling blocks’ on your product pages.

Apps and extensions

While themes create the outlook for your website, however, if you want an online store with many functions, adding extensions is a solution for you. Most of the applications are just a click away, allowing you to add multiple features to your eCommerce site.

Payment options and fees

BigCommerce offers over 65 integrated payment gateways to its users, including big names like PayPal, Apple Pay, Stripe, and Amazon Pay. It also comes with no transaction fees on all price plans and pre-negotiated rates with PayPal, saving you even more money.

BigCommerce to Magento Migration: Best practices

1. Preparation

Step 1: Data backup

Backing up your database (customers, orders and products, etc.) is the very first thing you should notice when making any changes to your online store. This is greatly important because it protects your business-critical data in any case.

  1. From your BigCommerce dashboard, go to ‘Products’ > ‘Export’.
  2. Under Export Template and File Format Options, select ‘Default’ and then click Continue.
  3. In the Products dialog box that appears, click ‘Export my Products to a CSV file’ and then click ‘Close’. A CSV file containing your product data is saved to your computer.
Export your products to a CSV file
Export your products to a CSV file
  1. A status bar will move across the screen. When it finishes, click Download my Products file to save the file to your computer.
Download your Products file
Download your Products file
  1. Connect to your store using WebDAV which is an application that allows you to upload files to your store’s server. Download the product_images folder by dragging and dropping it to your desktop.
Download product images

Step 2: Install new Magento store

After completing the backup data, the next thing to do is to install a new store in Magento to prepare to go into operation.

  • Prerequisites To Install Magento 2
  • Download Magento Software Market
  • Set up FTP
  • Transfer Magento Archive To Your Hosted System With FileZilla
  • Running Setup Wizard

2. Data migration

And now let’s get started with the migration work!

Step 1: Create a LitExtension account

To begin with, you need to get access to LitExtension website and Create a new account or Sign in if you already have one. In addition, you can also use your personal email address or Facebook account to get access to our migration service.

Register a LitExtension Account

Step 2: Fill in information

After registering on LitExtension, select “Create new migration” to start setting up all necessary information for your data transfer.

Source Cart Setup
Target Cart Setup

Step 3: Configure migration

You can select entities that want to migrate such as products, customers, orders or you can choose the Select All option. LitExtension also supports extended options for you to have an effective and proper migration. For example, to migrate customers’ passwords, this service will help you to transfer customers’ accounts and passwords from the old store to the new one, making it possible for customers to log in as soon as the new store goes into operation without encountering any trouble.

Select Entities You Want To Migrate
Additional Options

Step 4: Perform migration

It’s time to start the migration process. We recommend that you try out the Free Demo migration to get a handle on how the LitExtension tool works. Then, once you got the result, you can start running Full Migration.

Perform the Full Migration

Step 5: Check results after migration

After the migration process has completed, all of your products will be displayed on the storefront. Click on the “Check Result” button to check whether all data have been transferred accurately from BigCommerce to Magento.

Check results after full migration

3. Migrate extensions and custom codes

You may have some of the extensions installed in BigCommerce to help you run your business and not want to lose those settings. To do that, we need to find similar applications on Magento, then we will help you with the data transfer job.

4. Post-migration activities

Here are some post-migration steps you should take before your store can go live!

  • Install new themes
  • Add new extensions
  • Recent data migration
  • Change DNS and switch domains
  • Testing

Conclusion

In conclusion, I have shown you the detailed instructions to migrate your online store from BigCommerce to Magento using LitExtension tool. We, LitExtension team, hope to provide you the best migration services that guarantee accurate performance and the best level of security to your data.

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