Making a change to your ecommerce platform can be an important and buzzing process in growing your business and promoting your brand. StoreHippo helps you in finding the best solution for your business, saves costs with better technology a user-friendly ecommerce platform for rapid business growth.
The migration to StoreHippo from your existing ecommerce platform is a very smooth and painless process. If you already have an ecommerce website or are using a different ecommerce platform for your business, you can migrate to StoreHippo in a few simple and easy steps.
Follow thebelow-mentionedsteps to complete your migration process:
1. Basic store set up
Before you start adding products and setting up your payments, complete the initial setupso that your store address, email address, and other store settings are up to date.
2. Importing the content of your store
When migrating to StoreHippo, you need to migrate the data of your store such as products, users and blog pages, etc
Examples of the types of data that you might want to migrate include products, users, orders, discounts, blogs, pages (shipping policy, contact, and other web pages), and product reviews.
StoreHippo provides you with a few options to migrate your data:
You can copy and paste content from your old site
You can transfer your data through use APIs.
You can import your data using CSV files
3. Organizing products
Once you are done with the importing on products, you need to organize them. Check for all the product details such as description, images, variants, etc. You are also required to create and organize products into categories, collections and brands to make it easier for your customers to find. Get familiar with product inventory to keep track of the products that you have available in your store.
4. Design the look and feel of your website
A theme controls the visual layout and appearance of your store. It defines how your users will view the store and interact with it.
StoreHippo offers a wide variety of fully functional e-commerce themes to choose from. You can browse and import a new theme for your store from StoreHippo Theme Store.
5. Setting up domain
When setting up your store in StoreHippo, you are required to point your domain to StoreHippo. You must point your domain to StoreHippo Redirect Server and add your CNAME(www.example.com) to point to your StoreHippo URL(example.storehippo.com).
6. Setting up shipping methods
It's very important to set up shipping rates and shipping methods correctly before you launch. You can define shipping charges for the orders placed in your store as well as on different conditions like order total, order weights, different countries and products, etc.
7. Configuring taxes
Calculating the tax for your online store is essential if you plan to sell taxable items. StoreHippo allows you to set up a number of tax rules that you might need to charge on your sales varying with different countries and states.
8. Set up a payment provider
You need to set up payment methods so that your customers can pay you. You can enable different payment methods in store so that your customers have a choice of payment options at checkout. Payment methods can be cash on delivery, offline and online payment gateways. StoreHippo is integrated with various third-party payment gateways like Paytm, Mobiwik, Paypal, PayU, etc.
9. Set up URL redirects
Make sure you set up URL redirects for pages to redirect traffic from your old platform to your new store. If you don't redirect the path of these old URLs to your new store, you can confuse customers, damage your SEO, and impact your site traffic.
You need to create a404 error page for the old sites and 301 redirects for every URL from the old site has a correlating URL on the new site.