Why migrate from Magento to Shopify?

Server hosting fees eating away at your budget. The smallest of on-site changes requiring costly developer support. Constant upgrades making your store vulnerable to security and compatibility issues.

An all-too-familiar set of challenges for brands using Magento.

It’s common to look to migrate from Magento to Shopify in search of a more reliable, flexible and scalable ecommerce solution. Other benefits of Shopify include decreased complexity, better uptime, enhanced security, and a reduced total cost of ownership.

Whilst Magento represents an appropriate solution in certain instances, we champion Shopify Plus as the best, and most affordable, ecommerce platform for the significant majority of ambitious brands looking to scale at pace.


Carly McIntyre, Ecommerce Manager at Kent Brushes

We are delighted with the results we’ve seen since migrating from Magento to Shopify. We needed a flexible solution that doesn’t require expensive, endless development and maintenance. Shopify allows our team to be agile and responsive to the needs of our consumers.


Brands we've migrated from Magento to Shopify

Our Shopify migration experts have successfully replatformed brands of all sizes from Magento to Shopify Plus, including:


Migrating your store from Magento to Shopify

Whilst the process of migrating your ecommerce store can seem daunting at first, we have more than a decade of experience replatforming complex stores from Magento to Shopify.  We’ve developed a robust migration process to ensure a seamless and risk-mitigated transition:

Detailed Discovery & Insights

This typically includes detailed website and customer analysis, consultation around your Shopify tech stack requirements, scoping of any international store requirements, custom development work solutionising, a comprehensive data review (ncluding identification of any custom product attributes), and development of ‘look and feel’ design concepts.


Our experienced UX designers will incorporate your unique brand story into an impactful aesthetic that fuses form and function. They will leverage data mined in the discovery phase to complete designs for all your required website templates. Replatforming can be a stand-alone project, or undertaken as part of a store redesign and/or branding exercise.

App configuration & systems integrations

We’re well versed in the integration of third party platforms and apps, including ERP and OMS systems, CRM platforms, and customer service solutions. Our technical specialists have extensive experience leveraging custom middleware development or integration tools like Patchworks.

Product data setup and import

Your dedicated project team will export your product data from Magento and rework it into a Shopify-friendly format. We’ll then import this into Shopify, typically leveraging Matrixify to do this in bulk.

Shopify store development

We’ll code a high-performance Shopify website, including any custom development. If applicable, this is where we’ll handle subscription and payment gateway migrations. We will also set up 301 redirects from Magento to Shopify to ensure shoppers are directed to the correct site, which is crucial for ensuring a positive customer experience and maintaining your hard earned search engine rankings.

Order and customer data import

During this stage of the migration project, we will export your order and customer data from Magento, before formatting it to align with Shopify’s data requirements. It can then be imported into Shopify in bulk.

Testing, support & training

Our in-house QA team will test your new website to ensure it aligns with functional specifications. We can also provide training in core Shopify Plus functionality, ensuring your ecommerce team is fully equipped to drive success on your new platform.

Client user acceptance testing

After a final period of testing by your ecommerce team to validate your new Shopify store against business requirements, your website will be ready to go live.

Mark Liddington, Chief Operating Officer at Needle & Thread

Swanky helped us at every step of the migration from Magento to Shopify Plus. Their advice and experience allowed the transition to be smooth from a business perspective, as well as seamless for our customers.


Magento to Shopify case studies

Learn more about the brands we’ve migrated from Magento to Shopify:


Resources to help you migrate to Shopify

Contact us about migrating from Magento to Shopify.

Get in touch with our Shopify Plus Experts to talk about our ecommerce migration service.