How to Migrate from VirtueMart to Zen Cart


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How to Migrate from VirtueMart to Zen Cart

  1. 1. Zen Cart is a free and open-source e-commerce platform. It offers a powerful set of shopping cart features accessible via a user-friendly and intuitive admin panel. With plentiful addons and templates you can extend the cart’s functionality, add new useful features and customize its design. Zen Cart is multilingual and has a large community of users. If you have decided to migrate from VirtueMart to Zen Cart, you must have done some learning and made up your mind after careful consideration. If so, the main part of the job is done because the migration itself is easy. With Cart2Cart you can move your data from VirtueMart to Zen Cart quickly, securely and painlessly. Before you start the migration itself, you will have to register an account or sign in from your existing Google or Facebook profile. Both your stores (VirtueMart and Zen Cart) must be accessible online. Also you can calculate the cost of your migration with Migration Estimator. To start the migration, log in to your account and click Start Migration Now. Migration from VirtueMart to Zen Cart consists of several steps.
  2. 2. 1. Source Cart Setup Select your source cart type (VirtueMart and its version) and specify your VirtueMart store URL. Then you will need to download Connection Bridge, unpack it and upload it to your store root directory. If you have any questions concerning Connection Bridge, follow the link.
  3. 3. 2. Target Cart Setup Select your target cart type (Zen Cart and its version), specify its URL and download Connection Bridge. 3. Entities Selection Select the entities you want to migrate from VirtueMart to Zen Cart. If you would like to move them all, select Check All. Select additional options you want to be applied to your migration. You will have to pay additionally for two of them, but the other two are free.
  4. 4. 4. Currencies Mapping Change currencies on your new Zen Cart store or leave them the same.
  5. 5. 5. Order Status Mapping Assign your VirtueMart order statuses to your Zen Cart order statuses. 6. Demo Migration Now you can start free Demo Migration. At this stage Cart2Cart will move a limited number of entities, which allows you to see how the service works and make sure it’s safe and quick. It is highly recommended not to skip Demo Migration. Wait till Demo Migration is finished. Do not close your browser. When Demo Migration is completed, you can check the results on your Zen Cart store. Make sure that Cart2Cart is accurate and secure.
  6. 6. 7. Confirm Migration Now you are ready to start Full Migration. Make sure you have provided correct information and click start. You can close your browser window while your migration is in progress.
  7. 7. You will receive an email notification when Full Migration is finished. Your data are successfully transferred from your old VirtueMart shop to your new Zen Cart online store. Enjoy! As an option, you can request Support Service Package , which will make the process even easier. For an additional cost Cart2Cart team will move your data from VirtueMart to Zen Cart for you.