Magento to Shopify Plus Migration: 6 Months Free
Wondering if Magento might NOT be the right ecommerce platform for you? If you’ve been considering migrating to Shopify Plus from Magento, you have an attractive opportunity to consider this summer.
Shopify Plus announced last week that through Sept. 30, 2016, you can migrate your existing Magento store to Shopify Plus and receive your first 6 months of service free. That’s worth more than $15,000! They will also take care of your data migration, an important step in a successful site migration.
The benefits of Shopify Plus include the following:
- Fully hosted, cloud-based solution
- Social, mobile, and conversational commerce
- Unlimited scale and extensive APIs
- Dedicated expertise and support
- Sales tax software included (Avalara AvaTax™)
- No software upgrades
- No security patches
- No application monitoring
- 24/7 support (in our experience, their dedicated account managers are quite helpful!)
One of our latest migrations to Shopify Plus: www.tombihn.com
One major distinction from Magento is that Shopify Plus is a hosted solution. This means the Shopify team is responsible for both security and software updates. Ecommerce sites using Magento are self-hosted. Magento site owners are responsible for keeping data secure and software up to date. Those activities are handled in-house or outsourced to a development shop like ours.
Requirements and conditions for this Magento to Shopify Plus migration offer are:
- Sign a two year contract with Shopify Plus
- Have under 500 SKUs
- Have under 1M customers
- Have less than 500K historical orders
- Be OK with no product review migrations
At Command C, we have extensive experience with both Magento and Shopify. We have clients profitably selling on both platforms. The one that’s right for you will depend on your business goals, constraints and complexity.
Contact us if you want to talk through a potential migration to Shopify Plus. We can help you determine if it’s the right choice for your business. We are happy to share what we’ve learned from many past migrations of ecommerce shops.