Hello, everyone! In our first RedUncle article, we want to show you how and why you should migrate to Shopify, highlighting the advantages and tips for migrating your e-commerce to this platform. Let’s get started!
Before we dive into the topic, let’s start with the most fundamental question: What is Shopify?
Shopify is an e-commerce development software that offers services such as payments, shipping, and marketing, among others, making it easier for small merchants to manage an online store.
Shopify offers great affordability (starting at €26 for the basic plan) and customization when it comes to modifying your store. Some of the notable advantages include unlimited bandwidth and an automated tax system based on your country, as well as easy payment processing with various types of currency.
Shopify is not without its downsides. Although they are relatively minor, one notable drawback is that lower-tier pricing plans charge a transaction fee for each sale in your store, which might deter some users. However, it’s worth noting that being a SaaS platform helps keep your costs as low as possible.
Here are some key considerations when migrating your e-commerce to Shopify:
First and foremost, make a backup of your e-commerce to ensure you have saved all important data to prevent loss during migration (product listings, transaction data, etc.).
Create and configure your workspace in Shopify, including categories, settings for suppliers, product tags, and page design (home page, contact page, etc.).
Import data from your previous platform, especially product listings, blog articles, customer information, and order history. Then, organize and verify that everything is correct (images, categories, etc.).
Ensure that all necessary 301 redirects for old URLs have been properly set up, as any 404 errors could negatively impact SEO.
That concludes today’s article. Remember that you can stay informed about all things related to Shopify by checking our blog, which will be updated weekly.