How to Perform Squarespace to WooCommerce Migration with Ease

LitExtension
7 min readOct 31, 2023
Squarespace to WooCommerce Migration

Even though Squarespace is one of the leading eCommerce platforms, it’s inevitable that it may not satisfy your needs enough. At the same time, WooCommerce seems to be a better deal with more robust features. Thus, switching from Squarespace to WooCommerce can be a viable option for you.

Fortunately, we have just the proper and time-saving guidelines on how to migrate Squarespace to WooCommerce that you’ve been looking for.

How to Migrate from Squarespace to WooCommerce with LitExtension

Squarespace and WooCommerce differ because each store has a customized database structure for security purposes. Hence, migrating between two platforms requires decent technical skills to minimize possible errors.

For this reason, LitExtension offers All-in-One migration package to help you move from Squarespace to WooCommerce smoothly, accurately, and securely. With 10+ years working in the eCommerce industry, we have gained insight into Squarespace and WooCommerce to save you time and effort while moving across platforms.

All you have to do is to provide us with your store’s information and specific migration requirements via a meeting with our experts. Then, your Personal Assistant (PA) will handle every detail to guarantee the best outcome.

We’ve listed out the steps to help you visualize the whole process when working with LitExtension:

  • Step 1: Technical Consultation
  • Step 2: Target Cart Installation
  • Step 3: Migration Configuration
  • Step 4: Demo Migration
  • Step 5: Full Migration
  • Step 6: Migration Result Testing
  • Step 7: Successful Migration
All-in-One migration process

1. Technical consultation

To gain a deep understanding of your store as well as the requirements, we will arrange a technical consultation between you and our experts. This way, we can ensure that our migration service meets your needs and is on the right track.

With the Squarespace to WooCommerce migration, we strongly recommend the WooCommerce Development Service. When going for this service, you will receive full support to build your WooCommerce store with development services, web design, custom theme development, native and third-party integrations, etc. There’s no need to get your hands involved, we have it all covered!

LitExtension’s WooCommerce Development Services

Once you and our experts are on the same page about the migration, you make a payment and move on to the next step. LitExtension is applying a one-time payment starting from $139 for the All-in-One migration service based on the number of migrated entities.

Check out our detailed payment guide for more information.

2. Target cart install

Our experts have now received your requirements on Squarespace migration to WooCommerce; they create the necessary migrations and continue setting up your target cart.

We will also install the necessary plugins to create a proper environment for your migration to WooCommerce. The extra fee will depend on which plugin you are going for.

Our experts will also create multiple migrations simultaneously to ensure a smooth and time-saving transfer from Squarespace to WooCommerce.

3. Migration configuration

At this step, besides the migration entities needed to switch from Squarespace to WooCommerce, you can extend the possibilities with the Additional Options.

In the Basic Migration package, these additional options will charge $19-$39, depending on your selection:

  • Migrate Images from Products, Categories, and Blog Post Descriptions ($19)
  • Create the 301 Redirects on your target store after migration ($39)

However, they are free when migrating Squarespace to WooCommerce with our All-in-One service.

Some of the most outstanding alternatives for your consideration are:

  • Preserve Product, Order, Customer IDs on Target Store

If you choose this, the Target Store will mirror the Source Store regarding product, customer, and order IDs. For migrated entities to maintain their associations, this setting is mandatory. Additionally, it facilitates the management of Products, Customers, and Orders.

  • Migrate Customer Passwords

LitExtension facilitates the transfer of user passwords from an eCommerce platform to the new one. After a successful re-platforming, clients can continue using their existing passwords to access the site.

Define your migration requirements

Store customization is also a part of the configuring steps. However, this is conditional on the features of both your source and target platforms. Non-standard data or data created by third-party modules and extensions are NOT included in this migration.

Additional customization requirements

4. Demo migration

To help you evaluate the efficacy, LitExtension professionals will set up a demo migration with a limited number of entities (up to 100) in advance. By doing this, you can easily visualize how the actual migration works.

5. Full migration

Here goes the most exciting part! The migration from Squarespace to WooCommerce will be executed by LitExtension experts. LitExtension Smart Controller will identify any problems, and our team will promptly address them.

6. Migration result testing

Experts from LitExtension will verify your new store’s data to ensure a smooth transition from Squarespace to WooCommerce. This way, we can immediately fix possible errors or make relevant changes to adapt to your requirements.

7. Successful migration

Your Personal Assistant will now deliver the final result with your new store if everything has fallen into place. Welcome to your new home!

Let’s take a look at our video below to see the whole migration process with the All-in-One migration package:

https://youtu.be/FmeTUznDgjw?si=bu6Twub9rEdLRyhF

Here’s how one of our clients has successfully transferred to WooCommerce using the All-in-One migration service.

What to Do After Squarespace to WooCommerce Migration?

We’re almost there; just a couple more things to do so your new store can finally generate profits.

Run post-migration services

During the migration, your existing store will continue functioning properly. This means that new or updated data may be available after the migration.

Don’t worry, LitExtension’s post-migration services are here to help:

  • Recent Data Migration will transfer any recently created entities, such as orders and customers, from your old store to your new store without downtime.
  • Re-migration lets you redo the data transfer between your Source and Target shopping carts.
  • Smart Update lets you update previously migrated data while also migrating any new records appearing in your Source Store.

There will be no limitation to the number of migrated data or times using these services. Within the first 3 months after the full migration, our experts will perform these services at no cost. Just relax and wait for the results.

If there are significant technical difficulties with transferred data, LitExtension will give a FULL REFUND within 30 days. For further information, please visit here.

Set up a WooCommerce storefront

Store design is one of the most critical factors affecting your customers’ decision-making. For this reason, it is worth noting that you must spend a significant amount of time building and polishing your website’s storefront. The primary goal of the layout was to reflect the brand characteristics and attract repeat consumers.

WooCommerce, thankfully, is compatible with all WordPress templates. WordPress offers more than 10,000+ themes, some of which are free, while others may be purchased from third-party vendors like ThemeForest.

WordPress Theme Collection

If you want more advanced customization, we have certified WooCommerce experts who can create a website tailored to your business’s requirements. The design will be user-friendly and visually appealing to attract more clients.

Check out our list of the best WooCommerce themes when designing your website for more inspiration!

Install apps

You may improve your store’s functionality and keep up with the competition by using add-ons and third-party integrations. You can either find and install one from the WooCommerce Extensions store or ask for help from our experts. They will provide the assistance you need to provide your business with the many eCommerce and marketing features that satisfy customers.

WooCommerce Extensions store

If you want to run an online store with additional features, we can assist you with the extensions, whether complicated payment gateway integrations or CRM connectors.

Don’t know which app to install? We have just a full collection of the best WooCommerce plugins.

Change DNS and switch domain

Your existing Squarespace domain may stop working after you’ve successfully migrated to WooCommerce. Not to mention, additional access points to your website may already be unusable. Thus, you may need to switch to a new domain or modify your DNS settings.

DNS translates domain names into numerical IP addresses that computers may use. Your domain name and hosting server’s IP address are connected via the DNS settings. For more detailed information, our tutorial might be helpful.

Conclusion

In summary, the steps to migrate from Squarespace to WooCommerce are quite complicated if you intend to do it on your own. Thus, our All-in-One migration service is here to help. Everything from the beginning will be handled seamlessly with our Personal Assistant’s help to ensure the best final results.

More awesome tips and tricks for your new store await you in our LitExtension blog and Facebook community group.

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