How to Migrate from Zen Cart to WooCommerce


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How to Migrate from Zen Cart to WooCommerce

  1. 1. Both Zen Cart and WooCommerce have their peculiarities and they both are worth paying attention to. It doesn’t mean, however, that they both are equally good for you in particular. The choice of a shopping cart depends on many factors – the size of your business, the type of the products you sell, the country you live in. And your taste, of course. If you found yourself dissatisfied with your Zen Cart and consider migrating to WooCommerce, Cart2Cart automated migration service will be very helpful for you. One of the reasons to choose WooCommerce is its content management possibilities. As a WordPress plugin, WooCommerce is compatible with different types of content, which makes it possible to set up something more than a regular online shop. Other favorable features of WooCommerce are high functionality, accessibility and usability, numerous extensions and design themes, marketing and promotional tools. With Cart2Cart Migration from Zen Cart to WooCommerce is easy and secure. First, you will need to fill in a form to register a Cart2Cart account. It will take no more than a few minutes. Or you can sign in via your Google or Facebook account. Before you start, make sure that both your stores are accessible online. Then you can calculate the price of your migration with Migration Estimator.
  2. 2. Now you are ready to migrate your data from Zen Cart to WooCommerce. All you need to do is follow simple instructions. 1. Source Cart Setup Specify your Zen Cart details: select the version of your Zen Cart and fill in the store URL. Then download Connection Bridge. You will need to unpack it and upload it to your store root directory. For any questions about Connection Bridge click the link.
  3. 3. 2. Target Cart Setup Specify the version of your WooCommerce cart, fill in your WooCommerce store URL and download Connection Bridge. 3. Entities Selection Choose the entities you would like to migrate from your Zen Cart store to your WooCommerce store: products, product categories, manufacturers etc. Select Check All if you want to migrate them all. Select additional options if you want them to apply to your migration.
  4. 4. 4. Currencies Mapping Assign the currencies on your Zen Cart store to the currencies on your WooCommerce store. You can change them or they can remain the same.
  5. 5. 5. Orders Status Mapping If you have selected migration of orders, you can map their statuses.
  6. 6. 6. Demo Migration Demo Migration will help you see how Cart2Cart works. At this stage the service will move a limited number of products to assure you of its security and accuracy. Demo Migration takes just a few minutes, so it is recommended not to skip it. Wait till Demo Migration is finished and do not close your browser window. When Demo Migration is completed, go to your WooCommerce admin panel and check the results. 7. Full Migration Double-check the entities you have selected and start Full Migration. While your info is being transferred, you can close your browser.
  7. 7. When the migration is finished, you will receive an email notification. Now you can work with your old information on your new WooCommerce store. In a case there are some inconveniences you are able to receive professional assistance from Cart2Cart Support Team.