Migrating to Shopify
Ecommerce website Migration Specialists
Experience a fast, seamless and hassle-free Shopify migration
Used by 1.7M businesses in 175 countries and generating billions in sales, it’s no surprise you’re considering moving your business to Shopify. It makes sense, and dollars! The good news is that it’s easy to switch, no matter which ecommerce platform you’re using now.
With 150+ smooth migrations to Shopify and Shopify Plus, The Hope Factory are ecommerce website migration experts. Design, content, SEO, add-ons, customisations, social integrations and more... We've refined the process down to a fine art and will take you through it every step of the way.
We worked with The Hope Factory to move our website from the NETO platform across to Shopify Plus. The process was very involved and with the integration of our POS adding an additional element we wanted to make sure we had an experienced team to lead the move. The Hope Factory team went above and beyond to ensure we were happy with the end result. I would highly recommend The Hope Factory to any business.
Travis Dunlop, Coco & Lola
Our Shopify ecommerce website migration process
With 12+ years in the industry, 320+ Shopify builds, 150+ migrations and 180+ verified reviews, our team of ecommerce website migration experts have perfected an end-to-end migration process that is streamlined, proven and personalised to you.
Beyond simply moving what you have to the Shopify platform, we see migration as an ideal opportunity to streamline your processes, boost organic sales, consolidate data, optimise usability and make your brand shine online. It’s also the perfect time to take a fresh look at your digital customer relationships, loyalty program, ratings and reviews and refresh your trigger emails. Here’s how it works:
1. Analyse & Plan
Successful migrations are all in the planning. We start by analysing your current store to identify all the requirements for content, data, add-ons, integrations and potential challenges, before defining project objectives, timeframes and key steps. We’ll then connect your store to Cart2Cart, the industry-leading automated migration service we use to facilitate a smooth transition.
2. Migrating data
In this step, we import all your existing data such as products, collections, content pages, blogs, customer data, orders, inventory and more. We start with a test migration so we can review to ensure everything is working correctly before we run the full migration.
3. Design & Functionality
This is where everything comes together! Our expert Shopify designers will collaborate with you to craft your vision of your online store: making sure to deliver an intuitive eCommerce experience. Final files are sent the development team, ensuring everything looks stunning and works seamlessly from third-party integrations and payment gateways to email marketing and shipping.
4. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
With any website migration it’s critical to maintain, and ideally boost, your search rankings. We can work with your existing SEO team if you have one, or recommend one of our trusted SEO partners to implement link redirects, page titles, meta descriptions, product titles, alt text, etc.
5. Handover & Training
While Shopify is very easy to use, and offers a huge library of how-to resources, before we hand over the keys we’ll train you on how to manage your website content, inventory and orders, and provide instructional videos on key functions so you can get the most out of your store.
6. Test & Launch
Before we go live, our development team will thoroughly test the functionality and performance of your new Shopify store, and guide you through some tests to perform at your end. Once we’re all tested and happy, it’s time to celebrate your new store and share the news with your customers. Congratulations!
End-to-end Shopify Migration Services
We offer a full range of services to complete migrations from platforms like Magento, BigCommerce, Neto, OpenCart, WooCommerce and more to Shopify and Shopify Plus. So you can benefit from the world-class ecommerce features of Shopify without losing all the hard work you’ve already put into building your store.
We can migrate everything over to your new store including:
Product title, description, pricing, tax, inventory, etc.
Category name, description, images, status, meta title, meta descriptions.
Order details like products, customers, etc.
Order details like products, billing information, customers, etc.
Product features, specifications, bullet-point data.
Product variants like colour, size, etc.
301 URL redirects to ensure your current rank on search engines is retained.
Short and long descriptions, SEO titles, images alt text.
Blog title, description, media files, SEO URLs.
Stand-alone pages like About Us, Contact Us, Shipping policy page and so on.
Product reviews embedded across your site page.
Manufacturer data linked to each product for easy filtering.
Special formulas for bulk inventory and pricing updates.
Strip HTML Styling
Embedded HTML removal to keep your data displayed neatly on your new store.
Tax settings in your new store admin setup to match your old store.
See our previous Shopify migrations
We’re proud to work with businesses big and small, from boutique brands like Palmer & Penn to ecommerce leaders like Patagonia, with a proven track record of successful migrations.
Coco & Lola’s seamless retail experience across Australia
Since 2010, Coco & Lola has become a leader in the Australian fashion industry with a curated collection of sought after womenswear. To help accelerate strong growth, we migrated the brand from Neto to Shopify Plus and integrated their Shopify Plus store with Retail Express POS system. Integrating their Melbourne, Sydney and Perth boutiques allowed them to seamlessly manage customers, products, pricing, inventory, orders and marketing from one system.Visit the store
Just Hockey, Australia’s #1 hockey destination
Established in 1986, Just Hockey sells hockey sticks, shoes, bags and more. We migrated the store from Magento 1 to Shopify Plus, working with their SEO partners to maintain organic traffic. We created a custom look and feel using scripts for bundles and shipping on their Shopify Plus store. The Retail Express & Shopify Plus connector integrated all in-store and online inventory to streamline processes and maximise sales.
Hobbytech Toys ups its game on Shopify Plus
Stocking a massive range of 70,000+ products, it was crucial to ensure all data and information was migrated from Magento to Shopify Plus AND structured to meet the requirements of the new site. With a collaborative effort this complex migration led to successful results across several key metrics for the business. A new home on Shopify Plus provided the freedom they needed to work more flexibly and profitably.
We’d love to add you to our Shopify success stories!
Why Choose The Hope Factory to Migrate your Store to Shopify
As ecommerce website migration experts with over 150+ successful migrations to Shopify and Shopify Plus, we’ve refined a process to make your journey smooth and hassle-free. Having extensive experience on projects large and small, complex and simple, we understand that every project is different and tailor our migration solutions to your unique requirements.
We have a flexible and collaborative approach, and are happy to work with your internal teams or agencies, and also partner with leading experts as needed including SEO partners and Cart2Cart data migration service.
We invite you to read our case studies to see what our clients have to say and browse our 183+ verified 5-star Shopify reviews. We’re also very proud (as one of only a handful of agencies) to have been selected to become official Shopify Plus partners.
Reviews from our Migrations to Shopify & Shopify Plus
The Hope Factory has been wonderful in all aspects of migrating my ecommerce site from Magento to Shopify. I love the end result and the new website is exactly what I had hoped for! I feel the team listened to what I wanted and then delivered a website that matched my expectations and budget. I believe the level of support provided has left me with new skills and a quality website that customers love. Thank you to the team at the Hope Factory.
Brooke Kearns, Little Sprout - Read Play Learn
It has been a joy to work with The Hope Factory. The Hope Factory seamlessly migrated our old Magento store to Shopify.They managed what seemed like a daunting task much quicker and easier than I ever thought possible.Their team is super knowledgeable, upbeat and are always available to talk and answer any question. Nothing was ever too difficult. It was refreshing to work with such a transparent, genuine company and team.
Emma Michell, ioMerino
The Hope Factory was very helpful and professional with the integration of our old website to our sparkly new Shopify one. There was very little that we had to do once we gave them a brief of what we wanted, we were consistently kept up to date of the development progress. We were delivered a website that exceeded our expectations in a timely manner that was customised perfectly to our store.
Sandi Holborn, Shoe Fun
From the start to the end, I worked with an amazing team that were helpful, professional and provided guidance and support every step of the way which helped get through what seemed like a daunting process to begin with. The team were very accomodating to any request that I had and I had confidence in their ability to deliver on my goals and objectives. Can't say anything but positive praise for the team!
Zlata Relin, Buckets and Spades
We had delayed changing our website to a new ecommerce platform due to previous very stressful experiences doing the same. Dealing with The Hope Factory was a real breath of fresh air.The process was clearly explained and most of our concerns discussed and considered before the process commenced. I would be happy to recommend Rax and her team to anyone considering a changeover or upgrade of their ecommerce platform.
Julie Newton, The Top Saddlery
It was fantastic working with The Hope Factory. From day one they went through our Magento 1 site and recognised all of our needs and requirements for migration to Shopify Plus. We also use Retail Express integration, that can be tricky at times, but once more they helped solve issues and came up with solutions. We look forward to working with them in the future as we aim to keep improving the site moving forward. Highly recommend it.
Alexander Mason, Just Hockey
The Hope Factory are professionals in this space. My migration was made easy thanks to the team at The Hope Factory. First class communication along with a polished final result. I highly recommend The Hope Factory
Dan Johnson, Games World South Australia
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