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How to Migrate Shopify to WooCommerce

March 7, 2018

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Migrate Shopify to WooCommerce
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Shopify and WooCommerce are two of the best ecommerce platform to make online stores. Both have a substantial market following along with a unique and highly advanced set of features. And of the best thing is that you can use both CMS on your own without hiring a developer.

In 2017, WooCommerce has about 11 percent market share in the global ecommerce industry, mainly due to the fact people can download WooCommerce without any cost. Also, WooCommerce can adapt to the majority of the WordPress themes that have a user-friendly interface for the admin as well as the end customer.

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But migrating an online store, specifically Shopify to WooCommerce, can be a hectic task. And, in fact, it is something that you do not want to do every week or month. Hence, let me guide with the easiest and simple steps, which can help you transfer Shopify store to WooCommerce.

Let’s begin the process!

1. Create a Shopify Account

Go to Shopify, add your email address and click “Get Started” button.

Note: Shopify gives you a 14-day free trial with no risk and credit card required.

Shopify Account creation


Next, you will be asked to add your email address, password, and store name then click “Create your Store” button.

Start free trial of Shopify

Now, tell a little bit about yourself and then click on the “Next” button.

About yourself form

In this step, you need to add your information like Name, Address, City, Country, etc. And after filling them, click on “Enter my Store” button.

Add address

Note: Make sure you verify your email address to complete the registration process.

Shopify registration completed

It’s done as you can see the Shopify Dashboard.

Select a plan

2. Theme Installation

Now go the left side and click “Online Store” button.

Shopify Theme Installation

Go to Shopify Theme Store → Visit Theme Store button.

Visit theme store

Then click “Explore Themes” button.

Find the perfect theme

There are a lot of paid and free themes available but I am going to use a free theme that’s why checked “Free” button.

Browse all themes

I am installing “Simple” theme but you can use any other you want.

Simple theme

Next, click on “Add Theme” button.

Add theme

It’s done! The theme has been installed successfully.

You added a simple theme

Now, you need to customize your store by clicking the “Customize” button.

Shopify current theme

On the right side, you can use see the other customization options like images, header, footer, etc.

Shopify theme setting

I am assuming that you have already customized your Shopify store. In my case, I have an existing Shopify store, which I will migrate to WooCommerce.

migrate to WooCommerce

3. Use Cart2Cart to Migrate Shopify to WooCommerce

The easiest thing to add Shopify to WooCommerce is Cart2Cart. It allows you to export your products, customers, orders and other related ecommerce entities from Shopify, preserving relations between them and successfully import to WooCommerce.

Shopify to WooCommerce Migration

4. Sign up for Cart2Cart

Sign in or sign up for Cart2Cart account by entering your Email, Password, and Full Name. You can also sign up using your Facebook account.

Cart2Cart signup

After successfully sign in/sign up, you can see the two migration options. The first one is “Start Free Demo” and the second one is “Get Migration Package”. In my case, I am using “Free Demo”.


On the next page, you can see the migration setup.

migration setup

5. Source Shopping Cart

Now set up your source shopping cart, which you have used at the moment.

  • Source Cart Type: Shopify
  • Source Cart URL:
  • API Password: *************************

6. Get API Password

To retrieve API Password to Shopify, log in the admin panel and open “Apps” menu.


Next, click on “Manage Private Apps”.

Manage Private Apps

Then click “Create a new private app” button.

Create new private app

Fill the small description and then click the “Save” button.

Migrate Shopify to WooCommerce

Once the API key is created, just copy API Password.

api password

Paste your API Password to “Source Cart Setup”.

setup cart

7. Set up Target Shopping Cart

Select WooCommerce and add your “Target Store URL”.

Target Store URL

8. Get Target Store URL

If you don’t have a launch your WooCommerce store yet, then first you need to launch your WooCommerce store. If you already have an existing store then move to the next step.

Download the “Connection Bridge” by clicking “Download Bridge” button.

Download Bridge

Extract the connection bridge folder and paste it into your WooCommerce root directory.

root directory

After that, you can see that the below message is shown on your screen.

Migrate Shopify to WooCommerce

Next, click “Choose Entities” button.

choose entities

Now you have to proceed entities whatever you like to migrate.

select entities to migrate

I am going to “Select All” entities for migration. All additional options are provided for free in “Free Demo” migration. Although you will also be able to change your selection before starting the full migration.

addition options

Note: With Cart2Cart, you also have a chance to map order status and custom group mapping.

order status and custom group mapping

Next, click “Start Free Demo” button.

start free demo

Now, you are ready to start your demo migration, which allows you to see Shopify to WooCommerce migration process in action.

migration process

Congratulations! Your demo migration has been successfully completed.

demo migration results

Here is the result below; all my products, categories, etc. has been migrated from Shopify to WooCommerce store.

Shopify to WooCommerce store

That’s all!

Final Words!

I hope you can easily understand every step. If you still have any comments or queries regarding Shopify WooCommerce integration, please let me know via the comment section below.

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Saud Razzak

Saud is the WordPress Community Manager at Cloudways - A Managed WooCommerce Hosting Platform. Saud is responsible for creating buzz, spread knowledge, and educate the people about WordPress in the Community around the globe. In his free time, he likes to play cricket and learn new things on the Internet. You can email him at

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