Switching from WooCommerce to BigCommerce may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually pretty easy, thanks to the Catalog Transfer tool. In this video, we’ll show you exactly how to migrate from WooCommerce to BigCommerce.
BigCommerce developed an app called “Catalog Transfer” that allows you to move your Products, Options, Categories, and Customers from WooCommerce to BigCommerce with ease and confidence.
In this video, we’ll demonstrate how to get the app and migrate data from WooCommerce to BigCommerce.
First, log in to your existing BigCommerce store.
Next, install the WooCommerce “Catalog Transfer” app.
When it asks for permission, “Confirm” the app’s request…
Then review the “Terms and Conditions.” After you’ve read and agree to everything, click “Continue.”
Now, you’re ready to prepare your store for the transfer.
The “How To” link in the top navigation offers several helpful tips for preparing your store as best as possible. The most important step is to confirm that your web host allows remote database connections.
Typically, shared hosting providers allow you to enable remote database connections through their control panel. Reach out to your hosting provider for assistance if you get stuck or are unsure how to enable remote database access.
Once you’ve finished preparing everything, go back to the app and click “Start Your Transfer.”
Next, fill in your database connection details and test the connection to make sure everything is working properly.
Once you’re ready, click “Start Catalog Transfer.”
NOTE: Any previous BigCommerce catalog items will be deleted as part of this process!
You can monitor the progress of the transfer in real time. After the transfer has finished, click “View Next Steps” for advice on what to do next.
To see your transferred catalog, return to your BigCommerce dashboard and click “Products.”
Some of your items may need additional, manual edits.
Other than that, you’re all set! You’ve just successfully moved your WooCommerce catalog to BigCommerce!
If you need help migrating your orders, or a moving a more complex or custom product catalog, BigCommerce can help you! Reach out to them and ask about their full Catalog Transfer Services.