Ultimate Guide to Migrate Your Shopify Store to WordPress

A good number of business organizations use Shopify to create an online store easily & sell products and services abundantly every day. It is an independent eCommerce platform that offers free hosting and subdomains, SSL certificate support,  secure shopping cart with 70 payment options and is available in many languages.

At first glance, Shopify looks perfect for E-commerce business operations. But it is not suitable for all companies, particularly for those who have a minimum budget. It is because the minimum cost of using the Shopify platform is $29 per month. Furthermore, the platform takes a commission when customers pay for goods through third-party payment modules.

So, if you use third-party payment systems or your bank account, you will have to pay an additional 0.5-2% from each money transfer, which depends on the tariff. Also, never forget that most of the themes and plugins that you might need are premium.

That’s the reason, most of the website owners prefer to switch to a platform that is pocket-friendly, easy-to-use & more comfortable. Whatever the reason is, when you have chosen to migrate Shopify, then it is required to export the orders, products, existing store data and customers. 

After comprehending that, now it is the time to choose the platform to migrate. From all, WordPress is the one Content Management System (CMS) which has made its existence humble since 2003.  Now, it empowers 36% of all websites on the internet with a 60.8% market share in the web market. Trusting WordPress for migration is worthy; you will not regret your decision later. 

Some consider migrating as a daunting task, but it is not. Migrating from Shopify to WordPress is much easier than you think and yes, it is profitable as well.   In this article, we will show you the overall  migration process.  

Brief Glimpse How Shopify to WordPress Migration is Best with WordSuccor

Many people consider WordPress as a nice alternative to Shopify because of a number of a number of reasons. Some of them are-

  • Low Installation Cost

Low Installation Cost

When you migrate your Shopify Website to WordPress, you have to pay for hosting, domain name and SSL certificate. However, we offer special prices for WordPress users.

  • Lots of Opportunities for Developers

Opportunities For Developers

WordPress plugin-WooCommerce gives a large number of absolutely free add-ons to developers. This plugin can be used to integrate payment systems, optimize search engine results, speed up the site, and perform other important tasks that will help you to improve the functions of the online store. 

  • Flexibility in Integration with Different Payment Gateways

Payment Gateways

You don’t face hassles when it comes to integrating different payment gateways to your WordPress website. PayPal and Stripe are already integrated into the system. You can integrate other payment systems because of its easy setup in the admin panel. You must also keep in mind that sellers don’t have to pay additional fees for receiving payments from customers (apart from bank fees and charges applied by the platform) when they operate a WordPress website.

  • Low Learning Curve

You can easily personalize your website and expand its functionally without facing any problem and seeking help from professional WordPress Developers. However, when you have to take your Shopify Website to the WordPress platform, we recommend you to hire a seasoned WordPress Development Company or individual to ensure the successful migration of your website from one platform to another.


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How WordSuccor Migrate Shopify to WordPress

Check out an in-depth, step by step process on how WordSuccor helps you to migrate your Shopify store to WordPress:

1. We Plan for Everything in Advance

Make a Plan

Website migration is crucial and should be done in a smooth way. Considering this, we plan everything comprehensively for your future WordPress Website and make a checklist accordingly.

Our checklist includes;

  • Product category 
  • Orders
  • Customer information 
  • Discount
  • Coupon 
  • Pages
  • Blogs 
  • Shipping rates, etc.  

It will help you to initiate the website migration process properly & easily get the required WordPress Website.


2. Take Website Backup


Website Backup

Before migrating your website from Shopify to WordPress, we take the backup of your existing website. It is important in every website migration activity as things go out of hand & you might lose control over your website. Sometimes, human mistakes disfigure the appearance of the future website.


3. Install WordPress and WooCommerce

WordPress Installation

We install WordPress to use WooCommerce plugin for your online store.  After completing the installation process, we use the custom themes to control the technical and visual aspects of the eCommerce website. We will start working on WooCommerce after its activation.


4. Choose A Migration Tool

Choosing migration is a difficult task in this process. Most of the users usually get confused about the data to choose.  Here, we use our migration tool to help the admin to select which data needs to be migrated and then proceed for further setup. 

For migration, the private App API keys and admin details of both panels are required. After that, our experts will connect both stores and processes for migration.


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5. Demo Migration

Neglecting the significance of migrating the data smoothly from Shopify to WordPress is not going to work. Keeping that in mind, it is important to decide what needs to be imported.

We give you nine types of data to migrate Shopify to WooCommerce. It includes; shipping, zones, store settings, taxes, blogs, coupons, blogs, coupons, pages, orders, products,, and customers.

  • STORE SETTINGS: admin email, site title, city, store address, country, postcode, state, timezone, currency code, currency format, and weight unit.

  • SHIPPING ZONES: shipping techniques and shipping zones.

  • TAXES: tax rate, tax name, province, country, shipping, and zip.

  • PAGES: title and content.

  • BLOGS: categories, blog content, blog title, featured image, and tags.

  • COUPONS: WooCommerce support coupon types, usage limit, coupon amount, minimum amount, and expiry date.

  • CUSTOMERS: phone, address, first name, last name, city, company, zip, country, and province.

  • ORDERS: shipping method, payment method, company, address first name, last name, country, city, zip, phone, province, subtotal, total, discount, tax, currency, shipping cost, browser IP, date create, line items, customer user agent, order fulfillment, order number, and discount code.

Product importing is the crucial part while migrating Shopify to WordPress. We use our tools to import the products to migrate using the price, title, variation, description, categories, and image.

Check out the products that we probably use for migration:

  • Title

  • Content

  • Variations

  • Excerpt

  • Product image

  • Product gallery

  • Variations images

  • SKU

  • Regular price

  • Stock

  • Sale price

  • Categories 

  • Weight

  • Tags

6. Migrating your Shopify Domain to Your New Hosting

Domain and hosting are the important part while executing the process. Hence, we transfer the domain to the new host to keep it the same as the previous one. For transferring the domain to the new hosting, contact us, one of our service providers will help you out.


7. Removing Shopify

After completing the whole process, we remove the Shopify store, domain,  uninstall the apps, eliminate the memberships, and other functions that are not required.

8. Complete the Website Migration

Bingo!! Your website migration process is now completed. In a few minutes, you get the complete analog of your online store on the WordPress CMS.

We have given you a complete guide on how WordSuccor migrates the Shopify store to WordPress.  Though you can easily migrate from the steps given above, in case of any issues, you can contact us. Our professionals will solve the queries and assure smooth migration.


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Final Words

It requires a careful approach, planning and intense technical expertise to take your shopify website to the WordPress platform. Never try your hands in this task if you technically unsound and not familiar with the exact process. Better hire a seasoned WordPress Development company to perform the Job with absolute perfection. Good Luck!