Shopify Migration We can help you re-platform your store to Shopify, safely.

Our Migration Service

Are you looking to boost your revenue by switching to the most flexible, reliable and customisable ecommerce platform for businesses of every size? Swanky are here to help. We champion Shopify as the best – and most affordable – solution for online store owners looking to move away from poor admin systems, security breaches and unwelcome hidden costs and towards a platform which understands the value of ecommerce managers’ time and money.

With all of the technical and security aspects of your online presence already taken care of, migrating your existing store to fully-hosted solution Shopify means that you can focus on growing your business instead of worrying about your website.

When it comes to helping you make a smooth transition to the Shopify platform, our friendly team of digital experts know all there is to know about Shopify and Shopify Plus migrations, from secure data handling to ensuring that your stock stays in place and that your current search engine ranking remains minimally affected. 

Swanky was one of three agencies in Europe selected as a launch partner of the Shopify Plus Experts initiative in 2016 – due in part to our work migrating large businesses to Shopify. This accreditation recognises our expertise in the delivery of industry-leading design and technical solutions for rapidly growing and enterprise-scale organisations.

We have years of experience migrating complex sites to Shopify and Shopify Plus. We could move your store from platforms such as Magento, Hybris, Demandware, BigCommerce, WooCommerce and a host of other platforms (including proprietary systems). The impressive revenue growth that our Shopify migrations have generated for our previous customers is a direct reflection of our commitment to providing the highest return on investment for our clients.

Our Migration Process

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Step 1.
Analysis of existing data

Our aim at this stage is to learn more about your brand and identify the strengths of your current implementation. We begin by using tools such as Google Analytics to gain insights into your products, customer base and current business performance. We may also install heatmapping software to better understand how your audience interact with your store.

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Step 2.
Consultation

With your business’ specific needs and goals in mind, we will discuss with you which website features you want to keep hold of as well as exploring opportunities for new functionality to drive rapid growth.

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Step 3.
Design

When crafting seamless new Shopify stores, our team of digital experts are passionate about design which is stunning yet functional, working to drive conversions and provide a user-friendly experience for your customers while still remaining beautiful to look at.

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Step 4.
Development

We then categorise all tasks into a roadmap which we will use to create, code and modify a seamless new Shopify website, onto which we can safely transfer all of your data from your original store.

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Step 6.
Testing

Both before and after your website launch, we will review and test crucial components of your store’s performance – such as site speed, digital architecture, user journey and mobile friendliness – to ensure that we have provided the highest quality product and have optimised your website to engage customers and drive conversions.

Why invest in a Shopify or Shopify Plus migration?

We have been partnered with Shopify since 2011 and have been part of the Shopify Plus Experts program since its launch in 2016 because we believe it to be the most flexible, reliable, user-friendly and scalable ecommerce platform on the market.

As a fully hosted solution, Shopify provides its users with 99.98% uptime, 80 millisecond page response times and 24/7 customer support while generating an average year-on-year growth rate of 73% for its merchants. 

While other solutions may leave you bogged down by the hosting, technical and security issues of your website, hosting your store with Shopify will give you the opportunity to invest your time into the revenue-generating aspects of your business. With over 1000 apps available to its users and more customisation options than any other platform out there, Shopify also offers an impressive array of features to boost your revenue and enhance the ecommerce experience for both you and your customers.

Shopify Plus vs Magento: Have a read of our newest eBook on the ins and outs of migrating from Magento to Shopify Plus to find out more about exactly what replatforming could do for your business! 

Importantly, this high value platform also comes at a low cost. Shopify is currently priced from $9 a month – yet it generated a a $223 million net turnover for its merchants in 2017 and is forecasted to increase sales by a further 45% in future.

 

How will Swanky transfer all of my data?

At Swanky, we are committed to using only the best and safest tools for securely migrating your data across to Shopify. For example, we often use Shopify Transporter, built specifically by the platform for migrating data efficiently, and if we are dealing with a straightforward migration we frequently make use of reliable third party migration tools such as Cart2Cart or NChannel. In cases where data is particularly messy, we also have our own process for manually cleaning up data and helping to import it onto the new Shopify website.

 

Will any of my data be lost or damaged in the migration process?

Throughout the migration process, the safety and security of our clients’ important data is always our top priority. Shopify itself is built to make store migrations as smooth as possible, with a strong built-in CSB tool to move important aspects of your store – such as your products, customer data, orders and reviews – seamlessly in and out. The platform also has RSS feeds in place to transfer your blog posts intact (so that you maintain your search engine rankings for important keywords after your Shopify site launch), as well as APIs to transfer all orders across to your new store unimpaired.

 

Additionally, while open-source platforms may allow for the transfer of data which is not compatible with their format, Shopify carefully regulates all data which is transferred onto it and only allows that which will correlate to its own layout. This completely eliminates any need for fixing any technical, layout or security problems later down the line. With Shopify’s inherent migration-friendly features and the expertise of our team of Shopify partners all working to ensure that none of your data is lost or damaged, you can rest assured that your migration to Shopify will be smooth sailing. Just leave it to us.

Case Studies

Read on to find out how Swanky helped Knomo to optimise their new 2018 website for success by guiding them through various design and development solutions for all elements of their new website build.

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Read on to find out how Swanky helped Knomo to optimise their new 2018 website for success by guiding them through various design and development solutions for all elements of their new website build.

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As one of the first agencies in Europe to receive the Shopify Plus Experts accreditation, Swanky were the strongest choice to guide Boda through all technical and design elements of their new Shopify Plus store.

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As one of the first agencies in Europe to receive the Shopify Plus Experts accreditation, Swanky were the strongest choice to guide Boda through all technical and design elements of their new Shopify Plus store.

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Our Swanky team are proud to have helped Saltrock transition from Magento to Shopify, revamp their brand’s online presence and ultimately boost their long-term ecommerce success.

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Our Swanky team are proud to have helped Saltrock transition from Magento to Shopify, revamp their brand’s online presence and ultimately boost their long-term ecommerce success.

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We were delighted to help Newquay Camping boost their revenue by an impressive 42% in just one month by helping them migrate their website to Shopify and crafting them a fresh and engaging new ecommerce store.

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We were delighted to help Newquay Camping boost their revenue by an impressive 42% in just one month by helping them migrate their website to Shopify and crafting them a fresh and engaging new ecommerce store.

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