Has anyone moved from Magento to Shopify?

Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by SeanOF, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. SeanOF

    SeanOF UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    We're about to move from Magento to Shopify but I'm not sure I have the right guys doing this and so I was hoping to learn from anyone's experience of what pitfalls we might incur.

    What I am thinking is that Magento was far more customisable than Shopify and so I'm going to have to get used to things not being as flexible as I'm used to.

    Can anyone add to this thread with their experiences of moving from Magento to Shopify so that I might avoid some mistakes please?
    Posted: Feb 23, 2021 By: SeanOF Member since: Jan 21, 2021
  2. finleydesign

    finleydesign UKBF Enthusiast Full Member - Verified Business

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    Your heading for a major problem in my opinion! Shopify will restrict you in so many ways, there is no such comparison, Magento is a nightmare to run, but you are basically moving from an F1 car to a Ford Escort

    Shopify is great if you have no idea what your doing and want to build your own, but if you already on Magento your taking a major step backwards
    Posted: Feb 23, 2021 By: finleydesign Member since: Mar 15, 2012
  3. SeanOF

    SeanOF UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Well, haven't you just gone and opened quite the can of worms?!

    You may well be right and while I realise we're losing flexibility, my understanding is we're losing flexibility in the things we probably shouldn't be changing anyway (e.g. Shopify probably know the best way to create a checkout which is why they don't let you second guess them). What I hope we're gaining is a platform where everything is more likely to "just work" (e.g. trying to get Magento to talk properly to Stripe for the last 6 months has nearly killed me) and we have a greater market of third party apps to enhance what we do. Plus, we're a small business (£750k t/o pa and maybe 300 orders per month) so maybe an Escort is all we need. By the way, we were on Magento 1.9 so that's where we're coming from.

    But man, I'd have loved to have had this conversation with you six months ago...

    Anyway, we are where we are with it and I think the die is cast so back to my original question: has anyone done this before and what are the pitfalls I need to look out for?
    Posted: Feb 23, 2021 By: SeanOF Member since: Jan 21, 2021
  4. mihaidobre

    mihaidobre UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Moving from Magento isn't that easy as it sounds. From WordPress yes is easier. As mentioned in the previous answers will be a difficult task to move from Magento to Shopify as they are using different systems. If you check on Google there are several websites that offer information on how to transfer Magento to Shopify .. Just google it ... hope this helps

    Kind Regards
    Posted: Feb 25, 2021 By: mihaidobre Member since: Feb 25, 2021
  5. apricot

    apricot UKBF Regular Free Member

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    We've moved our website 3 years ago from Magento to Shopify and it was the best decision we made. Magento is very heavy, expensive and things used to go wrong very often and very difficult to find a good Magento developer anytime we needed.

    Shopify is very easy to set up, easy to change a template, customer support is great and easy to find solutions on the forum or online if we need any. I haven't used a single developer since we moved to Shopify and I have been able to get anything I that need with a little bit of search and Shopify support. Plus I never had any hosting issue with Shopify which I used to have very often with Magento.
    If you want to spend your time running the business, not fixing the bugs and errors, move to Shopify.
    Posted: Feb 25, 2021 By: apricot Member since: Apr 7, 2012