How to migrate data from Volusion to Magento

If you are looking for quick, easy way to migrate data from your Volusion to Magento, Litextension Migration Modules should draw your attention. It allows you to migrate products, categories, attributes, customers, password, orders and other data from Volusion to Magento. The process is straightforward and requires no technical knowledge.

For Source Store:

–       Please ensure you have the right permission to your Source Store.

Source Store can operate normally during migration as it requires a very limited resource for the process.

For Target Store:

–       Target Store should be placed in a stable hosting or in localhost.

–       PHP Curl must be enabled.

–       PHP Fopen (allow_url_fopen) must be On.

–       It also must not block connection to Source Store.

–       Webserver (mostly apache) should have full permission to write on /media folder.

It is strongly recommended to backup Magento Target Store first.

First of all, choose a product from our Store:

After downloading the product zip file from our Store, please extract it into a folder.


2.1 Volusion to Magento Migration Tool SetupVolusion to Magento Migration Tool is a Magento extension which acts like a hub at Magento side to receive data and import it into Magento database. It can be installed just like all other Magento Tool. Please follow our general Installation Guide to get more details: Click here

2.2 Input Your License Key

When purchasing our extensions, you will receive a license key. The license key will set the extension to work in the migration package you have purchased. You can find your license key by logging in the LitExtension System and select My Account > My Downloads 


Select Cart Service Migration>Configuration to input your License Key


Please login your Magento Target Store backend, select Cart Service Migration > Migration

The migration will go through 3 simple steps. Just hit “Next” when you finish one step to advance.

3.1 Export Volusion Store data to CSVProceed with the following steps for required data tables:

  • – Sign in to your Volusion admin account.
  • – Go to Inventory -> Import/Export and click on “Standard Export” button.


  • – Select the appropriate data table from “Export from” drop-down.
  • – Select all Columns using checkbox.



  • – Select “CSV – Comma Delimited Text File” from “File Format” drop-down.
  • – Click on the “Export” button.
  • – Download generated file to your local computer.

Please note if the size of downloaded CSV file exceeds 20MB limit (How to change this limit:

3.2 Migration Step 1: Source Cart Configuration

  • – Cart Url: source cart full url
  • – Upload CSV files in the corresponding field below.


3.3 Migration Step 2: Migration Configuration


Root Category: the category of current Magento store to import all source cart categories into.

Product Attribute Set: select an Attribute Set which is used to import products, all necessary attributes in migration process will be created in to this set.

Languages Mapping: If your Source Cart is multilingual, corresponding languages ( or storeviews) should be available in Target Magento Store. You may need to create additional languages in Magento Store to avoid data loss.

Currencies Mapping: Assign Source Cart currencies to proper Target Magento Store currencies. Creating currencies in Target Magento Store may be needed.

Orders Status Mapping: Assign Source Cart order statuses to proper Target Magento Store order statuses. Creating additional order statues in Target Magento Store may be needed.

Entities to Migrate: select all entities to migrate or just a part of them.

Additional Options:

Clear current data on Target Store before Migration: if you choose this option, all current products, categories, manufacturers, customers, orders, product reviews, taxes will be cleared.

Migrate categories and products SEO URLs: if you choose this option, old SEF urls of source will be preserved in Target Magento Store, allowing you to maintain your Pagerank.

Transfer images in product descriptions to Target Store: download all images in product description into your store so that it won’t have to refer back to your source store or anywhere else for images.

Preserve Customer IDs on Target Store: this will help you preserve your old Customer IDs for easier reference.

Preserve Order IDs on Target Store: this will help you preserve your old Order IDs for easier reference.

3.4 Migration Step 3: Migration

The migration will take place automatically in this final step. In order for it to progress, you should not close your browser.

After the migration is completed, click on “Clear Cache and ReIndex Data” to finish. If you don’t want to run it right here or it returns false here, you can do that manually in System > Cache Management and System > Index Management.

When a problem occurring on the migration process, Migration Tool provide the ability to resume the process in two ways:

1. Automatically resume on the spot: the tool will automatically resume after a failure until all data is imported.


2. Manually resume: you can refresh the page to go back to Step 1 and click on “Resume”, this is helpful when you want to temporarily stop migration and resume when you want to.

Access Advanced Configuration by going to Cart Service Migration > Configuration from Magento backend menu. All default values are configured to work with most cases, thus it is recommended to change these values only when it is necessary to.


XXX Per Batch: Cart Migration splits each entity data into small batches (or chunks) and import them in turn. This option defines batch size to process in each turn. Depending on your Magento hosting resource you can change the values accordingly. The lower the value is, the less time and resource Magento spends to process a batch, also the longer overall time to import full data.
Delay Time: the sleeping time between each batch. This option defines the “break time” for both Source Store and Target Store. It is also helpful to prevent Timeout issue if Source Store has been setup to limit the number of requests in a period of time.
Auto Retry After: if by some reason, the batch process fails, the tool will automatically retry after a period of time defined by this option.