Switching to Shoplazza involves deciding how to migrate your data effectively. The choice between using the Store Migration App (for Shopify users only) or importing data through spreadsheets in XLSX format depends on the type of data you need to transfer. Below is a table that provides a comparison to help guide your decision:
|Store Migration App (For Shopify only)
|Importing from Spreadsheet (in XLSX format)
|✔ (Includes importing tracking number)
Store migration apps
If you are new to Shoplazza and planning to relaunch your store on the Shoplazza platform, the data migrating apps are a great starting point. These apps create a copy of your current store's catalog without impacting your live store.
When you transfer your store to Shoplazza, keep in mind that data from plug-ins or extensions may not be included in the transfer and will need to be added manually or through CSV import afterward. Creating a backup copy of data saved in your Shoplazza store and exporting it will ensure your information won't get lost.
Our store migration app allows you to quickly transfer your Shopify store to Shoplazza. By integrating this application to your Shoplazza Admin, you simplify the migration process by automating the transfer of data such as existing product feeds, customer information, and blog posts.
If you're new to Shoplazza and want to relaunch your store, use data migration apps. These apps clone your current catalog without affecting your live store. While transferring, remember that plugin or extension data may be missing and will need manual input or a CSV import afterwards. To prevent data loss, create a backup copy of your Shoplazza store data and export it. To quickly move your Shopify store to Shoplazza, use our store migration app. Simply add the app to your Shoplazza Admin to automatically transfer product feeds, customer details, and blog posts.
For store migrations from Shopline, please check our alternative application .
Importing spreadsheet files
Importing files through spreadsheets or more commonly referred as CSV imports is the most reliable way to transfer structured information from other hosting platforms to your Shoplazza Admin.
If you frequently use spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets, or import data into Microsoft Outlook, you may come across a comma-separated values file, also known as a CSV. A CSV file is a plain text file that can be opened in many programs, such as the Notepad app. The content of a CSV file is organized in a specific manner, which sets it apart from other file types.
Migrating your content
Your blog posts can be directly imported through the help of the store migration App if your current store is based on Shopify. If you have other existing content that needs to be transferred alone with your store data. Below are some keypoints you might want to pay extra attention to when you initiate this process:
- Content formatting
Ensure that the formatting of your webpage content, including text, images, and multimedia elements, remains consistent after the transfer. Check for any discrepancies or issues that may arise due to differences in formatting options between platforms. This is particularly important when you are redesigning your content with the Shoplazza Theme Editor. You may want to understand what tools and features you will be working with to complete this process.
- SEO Optimization
Pay close attention to your webpage URLs, meta tags, titles, and descriptions. Ensure that they are properly migrated to Shoplazza, preserving important keywords and SEO optimizations. This will help maintain your search engine rankings and organic traffic.
- Content organization
Review the structure and organization of your webpage content. Ensure that categories, menus, and navigation are appropriately set up in the new platform. Verify that the hierarchy and arrangement of your content are maintained for a seamless user experience. There might be minor differences in the way platforms organize your content, such as your store navigation, and collection filters that enable a more effortless shopping experience.
- Broken links and redirects
Check for any broken links or internal references within your webpage content. Create redirects from old URLs to new ones to ensure that visitors are directed to the correct pages of your Shoplazza store. This will help maintain the integrity of your website and prevent users from encountering 404 errors.
- Reviewing your content
Take the opportunity to review your webpage content during the transfer. Update any outdated information, correct errors, and enhance the overall quality of your webpages. This is a good time to make any final edits before you officially launch your first Shoplazza store.
The final step
After successfully transferring your products, categories, and customer data to your Shoplazza Admin, the next step is to finalize the setup of your store. This involves configuring your shipping profile, sales tax rules, payment provider integration, and pointing your domain to Shoplazza.
Our comprehensive store launching guide provides detailed instructions for these essential steps, and our dedicated support team is readily available to address any inquiries you may have along the way.
- Via our official website:
- Via your Shoplazza Admin:
By following these steps, transferring your data to your Shoplazza store becomes a breeze. This guide simplifies the process, making it user-friendly and efficient. Now, you're ready to take your Shoplazza experience to the next level.