For running online stores, two well-liked platforms are Shopify and WooCommerce. You might be asking how to move your items from Shopify to WooCommerce if you’re already using Shopify but want to switch. Thankfully, the procedure is not too complicated. We’ll demonstrate how to items WooCommerce import from Shopify in this article.
Export your products from Shopify in step 1
Exporting your items from Shopify is the first step. Go to the Products page after logging into your Shopify account to accomplish this. Next, select Export from the menu at the top of the page. After that, you’ll be asked to decide the items you wish to export. You have the option to export all of your goods or only a handful.
Click the Export products button after you’ve made your selection of the items you wish to export. After that, Shopify will generate a CSV file for you to download. Please save this document to your PC.
Create the CSV File for WooCommerce in Step 2
The CSV file must then be ready for WooCommerce in the following step. With a spreadsheet tool like Excel or Google Sheets, open the CSV file. To make sure WooCommerce can read the file, you’ll need to make some adjustments.
Remove any columns from WooCommerce that aren’t required first. For instance, you can remove vendor or product type columns from your Shopify file. These fields are not used by WooCommerce.
The column titles must then be modified to meet WooCommerce’s specifications. The column headers that WooCommerce use are listed below:
- ID (this should be kept blank) (this should be left blank)
- Type (this should be set to “simple”) (this should be set to “simple”)
- SKU (use the same SKU as in Shopify) (use the same SKU as in Shopify)
- Name (use the same product name as in Shopify) (use the same product name as in Shopify)
- Published (set to “yes”) (set to “yes”)
- is included? (With “no” set)
- Exposure in the catalog (set to “visible”)
- brief explanation
- Start date for the sale (leave blank if not on sale)
- End of sale price date (leave blank if not on sale)
- tax situation (set to “taxable”)
- tax bracket
- On hand? (depending on Shopify, set to “yes” or “no”)
- Low stock level (set to “1” if inventory is not tracked)
- Reorders accepted? (Set to “no” if backorders are not permitted)
- Individually sold? (With “no” set)
- Weight (use the same weight as in Shopify) (use the same weight as in Shopify)
- Length (use the same length as in Shopify) (use the same length as in Shopify)
- Width (use the same width as in Shopify) (use the same width as in Shopify)
- Height (use the same height as in Shopify) (use the same height as in Shopify)
- Enable user opinions? (depending on Shopify, set to “yes” or “no”)
- Note on Purchase
- Market value
- Regular cost (use the same price as in Shopify)
- Categories (use “Clothing|T-Shirts” as an example, separating them with the pipe symbol just as in Shopify)
- Tags (use the same tags as in Shopify, separated by a comma) (use the same tags as in Shopify, separated by a comma)
- After making the necessary adjustments, save the file as a CSV.
Adding Your Items to WooCommerce in Step 3
Importing your items into WooCommerce is the last step. Go to the Products page on your WooCommerce dashboard after logging in. Click the Import button at the top of the page after that. Next you will be asked to submit your CSV file.
To map your Shopify data to the WooCommerce fields, follow the on-screen instructions. Once everything has been accurately mapped, select Import. Your items will then be imported by WooCommerce.
You should check your items when the import is finished to make sure everything imported properly. Verify the accuracy of the product names, descriptions, pricing, and photos.
Moving an online store from Shopify to WooCommerce is a labor-intensive process. Not only do you have to move things from one store to another, but you also have to completely redesign your online storefront from the ground up. You’ll be happy to know that WordPress makes it simple to give your new shop the appearance you want. With Universal WooCommerce Migration, you can easily migrate your store from Shopify to WooCommerce without any hassle. WooCommerce provides you access to a far greater degree of control over your online business than Shopify does. This is possible because WordPress is open-source software, in addition to its enormous user base. Because of this, you won’t likely ever run out of new features to test out in your business.
Wayne Probert is a senior reporter at Zobuz, covering state and national politics, and he is a grantee with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Before joining Zobuz, he worked as a freelance journalist in Kentucky, having been published by dozens of outlets including NPR, the Center for Media.