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How to migrate from Shopify to Bluepark

Monday, 12 October 2020  |  Cate
Migrate from Shopify to Bluepark

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When migrating from Shopify, our 14-day free trial will give you the tools you need to start building your new online shop on Bluepark. From the outset, you will benefit from everything our platform has to offer, including fast, secure servers, comprehensive features, priority support and much more. Just click on the button below to get started.


Migrating your products from Shopify to Bluepark

Your products are the backbone to your online shop, so if you're wanting to migrate over to Bluepark, it's imperative to port these over as seamlessly as possible. It's easy to transfer your products across from Shopify in just a few easy to follow steps by using our built-in 'Import From' feature.

Along with creating your products, this process will automatically create your category structure and the assign products accordingly. It will also pull over a copy of all your product images and assign them to the relevant products.

Step 1: Export your product data from Shopify

  1. In your Shopify admin panel, go to Products > All products and click Export
  2. Choose All Products in the dialog box
  3. Select CSV for Excel, Numbers, and other spreadsheet programs and click Export products
  4. Save the file to your computer

Step 2: Import your product data into Bluepark

  1. In your Bluepark admin panel, go to Products > Import and click on the Import From Another Platform button
  2. Click on the Browse button and choose the file from your computer
  3. Select Shopify from the FROM drop-down and click Go
  4. Click on the OK button on the pop-up and then click on Save
  5. In the preview window, select the tick boxes at the bottom left to automatically create Categories, Brands and so on
  6. Click on the Continue Import button and the import process will begin

Step 3: Review your products

Once your import has completed successfully, you can review your products and category structure within the Products menu and make any necessary changes.

If a product hasn't imported, then it can be added manually by clicking the Create New button in the Product Manager. Alternatively, you can import any missing products by using our comprehensive How to: Import and Export Products using a CSV guide.


Updating your category information

Shopify refer to categories as collections. In Bluepark you can do a lot with categories without any needing to plugin an app that you have to pay extra for. This includes creating a multi-level category structure with sub-categories and applying invaluable SEO information to each category you create.

During the product import process, the category structure will have been created, if this data was included on the Shopify product export. If these categories included written and visual content, as well as unique URLs, Meta Titles, and Meta Descriptions, these will need to be exported using an app from the Shopify App Store. 

If you are able to export this information, you can then use it to import the required data into your new Bluepark online shop using the steps below.

Import your category data into Bluepark

  1. In your Bluepark admin panel, go to Products > Categories and click on the Brown Download button at top right and save the file to your computer
  2. Copy and paste the relevant data from your Shopify file into the corresponding columns in the Bluepark file and save
  3. Click on the Import from CSV file button at the top of the Categories area and import the file using the Update data (BROWN) field

Please note: the column headers must remain the same in the Category Data file exported from your Bluepark site. Any changes to these will result in the data being imported in incorrectly.


Migrating your customer data from Shopify to Bluepark

Step 1: Export your customer data from Shopify

  1. In your Shopify admin panel, go to Customers and click Export
  2. Choose All Customers in the dialog box
  3. Select CSV for Excel, Numbers, and other spreadsheet programs and click Export Customers
  4. Save the file to your computer

Step 2: Import your customer data into Bluepark

  1. In your Bluepark admin panel, go to Users > View and click on the Yellow Download button at top right and save the file to your computer
  2. Copy and paste the relevant data from your Shopify file into the corresponding columns in the Bluepark file and save
  3. Click on the Import from CSV file button at the top centre of the Users area and import the file

Please note: the column headers must remain the same in the Users file exported from your Bluepark site. Any changes to these will result in the data being imported in incorrectly.

If the site is already live, make sure the 'Send Emails' option at the top right is unticked before doing your import. This will stop unnecessary welcome emails being sent out.


Need help?

If you have any questions or concerns about migrating any of your product, category or customer data from Shopify, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our knowledgeable Support Team. We're always on hand if you need help.


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