How to Migrate from Interspire to OpenCart
On July 2012, Interspire stopped being maintained. One of the biggest licensed
shopping carts announced that they will not support platform anymore and left store
owners without bug fixes and updates. So, a lot of e-merchants decide to move their
online stores from Interspire to another shopping cart.
What is the alternative to Interspire? A lot of entrepreneurs make a decision to
migrate from Interspire to OpenCart. Why OpenCart? Platform is open source, so you
will be able to make some changes according to your special needs. Moreover,
OpenCart has the following advantages:
•Flexible design. With numerous templates, design of your store will be
attractive and eye-catching.
•Multiple Features. Multi-store function, multiple currencies and languages
and tax rates will make your store management more effective.
•Large Community. It is typical for open source platforms to have large and
helpful community of developers and users. you will be able to ask a question
you are interesting in or find an answer on a community forum.
Now you know the main benefits of OpenCart cart. The next step is to perform
successful Interspire to OpenCart migration. Cart2Cart will help you to do that easily
and accurately. Just follow a simple step by step instruction.
Step 1. Register
To start your migration process, register a Cart2Cart account. It is also possible to
sign in via your Google or facebook account.
Step 2. Provide Information about Source Cart
On this step, you have to pick Interspire from a drop-down menu. Then enter your
store’s URL. After that, you should perform a Connection Bridge installation. To do
that you must: download a file with a bridge to your computer; unpack it; paste a
bridge to the store root directory with the help of FTP (FileZilla or Total
To make the process easier, read our FAQ and watch video tutorials, which are
Step 3. Provide Information about Target Cart
Repeat the same stages with your Target OpenCart Cart. Firstly, select OpenCart from
the list. Secondly, paste store’s URL. Thirdly, set up a Connection Bridge according
to the same principle.
Step 4. Select Entities
At this point, you will be able to pick store items you want to migrate to OpenCart.
You will have a possibility to choose additional options, but pay attention, some of
them are for extra money.
Step 5. Match Currencies
If you use several currencies on an existing shop, on this step you will be able to
match them to currencies that will be on Target Store.
Step 6. Match Orders
As you already seen, on the fourth stage Cart2Cart provided a possibility to migrate
orders. On this step, you are able to map order statuses.
Step 7. Start Demo Migration
At this point, Cart2Cart offers you a possibility to try how the service works for free.
Up to 10 entities will be transferred to OpenCart. The process will take you several
minutes, so please do not skip this step.
Step 8. Perform Full Migration
On this stage, you will be able to check entities one more time. Please make sure you
have enough money on an account to perform migration. Now you are ready for Full
Migration, so press the corresponding button.
Time of migration depends on a number of entities you decided to move, so be
patient. You will be able to track the process or close a browser window. When
migration finishes, you will receive and email. After that, you will be able to check
results on desirable OpenCart store.
Now you know how to perform successful Interspire to OpenCart migration. If you
he some questions, feel free to contact our Support Team.