This post will guide you step by step to completely transfer WooCommerce products to Shopify with free migration Shopify app. The migration process is simple and straight forward. You need to have access to both WooCommerce admin and Shopify admin, with rights to export and import data from the server.
I am going to walk you through the process and also share my personal experience of migrating a few WooCommerce stores to Shopify Store. The WooCommerce to Shopify migration is simple, but there are a few things that must know, otherwise you will get frustrated quickly.
Shopify does not publish your products once your products and customers are imported in, you manually need to make your products available to the desired channels like Google, Facebook, Online, etc. New sales channels get added every year to Shopify system, which is why it is the best eCommerce CMS at the moment.
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Download WooCommerce XML Export
Log in to your WooCommerce admin area, put your custom on ‘Tools’ and click Export, select products, customers, product variants, and product categories and let it be downloaded.
- Log in to your WooCommerce admin area
- Put your custom on ‘Tools’ and click Export
- Select products
- Select customers
- Select product variants
- Select product categories
- Click Export
- Let it be downloaded.
Install Shopify Store Importer App
Log in to your Shopify store admin, click ‘Apps’ from the left, search for Store Importer, install it, Select WooCommerce from Drawdown menu, Upload XML file from WooCommerce, Click Import, wait for success message.
- Log in to your Shopify store admin
- Click ‘Apps’ from the left
- Search for Store Importer
- Install it
- Select WooCommerce from Drawdown menu
- Upload XML file from WooCommerce
- Click Import
- Wait for success message
Clean The Garbage
Before you make your newly imported, WooCommerce products available to Shopify sales channels, check the collections, WooCommerce categories get converted to Shopify Collections. Also check each product tags, Shopify generates unnecessary tags that you might not want to publish.
Make WooCommerce Imported Products Available on Shopify Sales Channels
There are many sales channels available on Shopify, I have 5 of them, filter all unavailable products and make them available on sales channels of your choice.
Shopify Sales Channels
- Shopify Online
- Buy Button