Why migrate from Salesforce Commerce Cloud to Shopify Plus?

Facing crippling platform costs and limited agility, an increasing number of brands are looking to move away from Salesforce Commerce Cloud’s legacy digital commerce solution.

Frustrated with time-consuming and costly development work that thwarts their growth, these brands are seeking a much more scalable platform – one that enables and expedites expansion.

For many Salesforce Commerce Cloud users, Shopify Plus is the answer, thanks to its flexibility, affordability and excellent time-to-value proposition. Brands such as The Cambridge Satchel Company, Fenty Beauty and Crabtree & Evelyn are already enjoying these benefits after migrating from Salesforce Commerce Cloud to Shopify Plus.

With a huge app and integration ecosystem, flexible DTC and B2B offerings, and enterprise-grade performance and uptime, retailers typically see both performance uplift and cost reductions when replatforming to Shopify Plus. Traditional perceived weaknesses like international commerce capabilities have also been addressed in recent years.

In the enterprise market, the introduction of Commerce Components by Shopify confirms the platform’s status as the most scalable ecommerce solution on the market, capable of powering the biggest and most complex global brands.



Migrating your store to Shopify with Swanky

We specialise in seamless, secure migrations to Shopify Plus. Our robust migration process has been honed over more than a decade, led by a world-class team of Shopify Plus developers, data analysts, project managers and digital strategists.

Discovery & insights

We will analyse your current website performance and seek to understand customer behaviour on your Salesforce Commerce Cloud store. We will provide consultation around your tech stack, any international store requirements and any custom development work that might be necessary. A comprehensive data review will be completed, as will development of ‘look and feel’ design concepts.


Using insights from the discovery process, as well as a detailed understanding of your brand’s values and goals, our design team will craft compelling designs for all required page templates.

Systems integrations and app configuration

During this phase, we will consult on and implement any relevant third party platforms and apps. We have significant experience handling the intricacies of complex integrations with Shopify Plus.

Product data setup & import

We will export your product data and then configure it ready for importing into Shopify. This stage can be particularly complex due to nuances in how product data is set up in Salesforce Commerce Cloud and Shopify, but we are well versed in navigating the complexities of data migrations.

Shopify Plus store development

We’ll build you a high-performance Shopify website, including any custom development outlined during discovery. This is where we’ll handle any subscription and payment gateway migrations, if relevant. Initial development work, and ongoing improvements, are typically significantly faster to deploy in a Shopify Plus ecosystem than on the Salesforce Commerce Cloud platform.

Order and customer data import

Your dedicated Project Manager at Swanky will lead on the export of your order and customer data. This will then be reworked into a Shopify-friendly format ready for importing into your new platform.

Testing & training

Swanky’s QA specialists will test your new website according to the functional specifications set out at the beginning of the project. We also provide training for your ecommerce team in core Shopify Plus functionality.

Client user acceptance testing

Once you have completed the final stage of website testing, your new Shopify store will be ready to launch.

Hugo von Halle, Director of Finance & Operations at Olivia von Halle

Everything went according to plan. It was a real relief to have it all done on time. Swanky were very good at laying out the plan of action, with what needed to happen and when. It was really straightforward.


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