WooCommerce and Shopify are the most widely used e-commerce systems currently available. Both platforms provide users with many useful features and perks that set them apart, making them the obvious choice for many online stores.
On the other hand, if you are considering migrating your store from WooCommerce to Shopify, you might be wondering how to move your products.
In this post, we’ll look closely at Shopify import from WooCommerce.
Making preparations to switch from Shopify to WooCommerce
Keeping your e-commerce site operational requires more than just WordPress and WooCommerce, which are both free. You will have to buy the other items you need individually since they are open-source:
- The domain name (average annual cost: $10–$20; varies per domain)
- Domain hosting ($5–$25 per month; much more for more specialized services)
- Design themes (costing $40 or more for each theme; sometimes accessible are free templates, although many of them want credit)
- Plugins and extensions (subscription-based fees; some free plugins with limited services available)
- Costs for developers ($20 to $150 per hour, depending on the developer’s caliber and the assignment’s complexity).
Consider the overall picture, your financial situation, and the actual demands of your company while deciding on any of these. Scale as required to add features, but avoid wasting money on parts that won’t help you progress your firm initially. A full-service tool will often contain these functions at a higher cost. An open-source solution gives you control over your budget and the required functionality.
Step 1: Export Your Products from WooCommerce
The first thing you’ll need to do to migrate your products from WooCommerce to Shopify is to export all of your product data from WooCommerce. To do this, log in to your WooCommerce shop and choose the “Products” option from the navigation menu that appears. To export your items, pick “All Products” after clicking the “Export” button. After that, you can choose the kind of file you want to export, such as XML or CSV.
Step 2: Prepare Your Product Data
The product data you exported from WooCommerce must be prepared for import into Shopify when you finish exporting it. This entails checking that the data is presented in the appropriate format and that all mandatory fields are included in the document.
The product title, the product description, the product price, and the URL of a picture are the minimum needed fields for a product in Shopify. Nevertheless, you can also wish to include extra elements, such as the stock-keeping unit (SKU), weight, and product alternatives.
Step 3: Import Your Products into Shopify
After you have finished organizing your product information, the next step is to import it into Shopify. To do this, log in to your Shopify shop and choose the “Products” option from the menu that appears. From this screen, pick the file you exported from WooCommerce by clicking the “Import” button and browsing it.
After that, Shopify will ask you to transfer the fields in your WooCommerce product data to those equivalent in Shopify. In this section, you will be responsible for ensuring that all of the mandatory fields have been mapped appropriately.
Step 4: Review and Edit Your Products
After importing your items into Shopify, you should review them and make any necessary edits to ensure everything appears as it should. This involves checking the names and descriptions of products, as well as their pricing and photos.
In addition, you need to check that the variations of your products, such as the size and color choices, are configured appropriately in Shopify.
Step 5: Set Up Your Collections and Navigation
In the last step, you will want to configure the collections and navigation in your Shopify store. The term “navigation” refers to the menus and links that enable consumers to explore your items. At the same time, “collections” are groupings of products with a similar topic and are grouped.
Shopify makes it easy to organize your products into collections; go to the “Collections” page and click on the “Create Collection” button. After that, you can define the collection criteria, including product category or seller.
To configure the navigation, go to the “Navigation” tab and click the “Create menu” button. After that, you will be able to construct the structure of your menu, at which point you may add connections to your collections and other pages on your website.