WooCommerce Cart Import Migration Guide

Target: WooCommerce.

Source: Volusion, Miva Merchant, Amazon Webstore

For Source Store:

  • Please ensure you have the right permission to upload files into your Source Store.
  • It must not block access from Target Store to the connector.

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 /wp-content/uploads folder.
  • Demo mode on backend should be turned off

After downloading the product zip file from our Store, please extract it into a folder. The Plugin consists of Woocommerce Data Migration Plugin (“lecartimport” folder)

  1. Target Woocommerce Data Migration Plugin Setup

Woocommerce Data Migration Plugin is a Woocommerce Plugin which acts like a hub at Woocommerce side to receive data and import it into Woocommerce database. It can be installed just like all other Woocommerce Plugins:

1. Using your FTP software, upload the folder “lecartimport” to your /wp-content/plugins

2. Log in to your WordPress Admin panel.

3. Go to : Plugins

4. Find plugin “Cart Import/Migration”

5. Click “Activate”


2. Export data from Source

Please follow the brief guide right on the Step 1 of the migration tool to, for example for Volusion:

 1. Sign in to your Volusion admin account.

 2. Go to Inventory -> Import/Export and click on “Standart Export” button.

 3. Select the appropriate data table from “Export from” drop-down.

 4. Select all Columns using checkbox.

 5. Select “CSV – Comma Delimited Text File” from “File Format” drop-down.

 6. Click on the “Export” button.

 7. Download generated file to your local computer.

The following tables need to be exported:

  • ExchangeRates
  • Tax
  • Categories
  • Products
  • OptionCategories
  • Options
  • KITS
  • Customers
  • Orders
  • OrderDetails
  • Reviews


This is similar for other shopping carts.

Plugins are purchased and setup separately into WooCommerce Data Migration Module. They will provide additional functionalities to the tool. Normally plugins need to be customized and tweaked by LitExtension Team to fit customers requirements and will be sent to customers later on. There are a few types of plugin:

Products and Categories SEO Urls Plugin: helps migrate Products and Categories urls. Old urls will be saved in Target Store and will be maintained to keep all current SEO ranking you have built up for years.

Custom Fields Plugin: help migrate custom fields from Source Store to Target Store. This is useful in case customers have customized their store, for example: adding fields to database tables, and also want to migrate these fields into Target Store.

Customer Password Plugin: special plugin which adds the ability to read passwords encrypted by Source Store to Target Store. All passwords are migrated over and remains encrypted, customers can login to the new shop right away without the need of resetting passwords. “Wordpress(WooCommece, MarketPress, Wp-Ecommerce, Shopp …) to WooCommerce” tools natively supports migrating passwords and does not need this plugin.

To install plugins, just copy plugin files into the instructed folder inside Cart Migration Module. New functionalities will be enabled.

License Key is an encoded string which comes with your download package. This key is required to activate your Migration Tool.

  1. After purchasing the product, please login to our store and enter “My downloadable products” section. Here you will find download link and license key for the download package.woocommerce-listen-key-1
  2. Login your Woocommerce Target Store backend, select Cart Migration > Settings, and copy and paste your license key here:woocommerce-listen-key-2

Please login your Woocommerce Target Store backend, select Cart Migration > Migration

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

Step 1: Source Cart Configuration


  • Cart Type: select corresponding source cart type (Volusion is selected by default)
  • Cart Url: source cart full url
  • Upload exported files you had from 2. SETUP

Step 2: Migration Configurationwoocommerce-migration-2

  • Languages Mapping: Pick the language to be mapped into Woocommerce default language.
  • Orders Status Mapping: Assign Source Cart order statuses to proper Target Woocommerce Store order statuses. Creating additional order statuses in Target Woocommerce Store may be needed.
  • Entities to Migrate: select all entities to migrate or just a part of them.woocommerce-migration-3

 Additional Options:

  • Migrate recent data: if you choose this option, it will migrate new data only. Supposed you have just finished a full migration from your current Source store to Target store, after that Source store is still live and continue getting new data, and you want to get your Target store updated with the new data, select this feature to avoid starting over again.
  • 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 Woocommerce 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.

 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 of remove Source Cart Connector. Information shows in this step:

  1. Source cart: source cart base url you have entered in Step 1, this url will be registered with your license.
  2. Entity limit: the limit associated with your license. To change this value, you need to upgrate/purchase another license code.
  3. Tips slider: handly tips you should know
  4. Migration progress: show current progress
  5. Console: show debug information.

After the migration is completed, click on “Clear Transient” to finish.

When a problem occurring on the migration process, Woocommerce Migration Tool provides the ability to resume the process:

  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.woocommerce-migration-resuming

Access Advanced Configuration by going to Cart Migration > Settings. All default values are configured to work with most cases, thus it is recommended to change these values only when it is necessary to.woocommerce-advanced-config

  • 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 Woocommerce hosting resource you can change the values accordingly. The lower the value is, the less time and resource Woocommerce 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.
  • Source Cart Database Prefix: Fill this in only in case your Source Cart does not support Table Prefix by default (e.g osCommerce), but has been customized to have Custom Table Prefix.
  • License Key: license key associated with your product.
  1. Default data

Migrated data should be checked in Target Store backend because information displayed on frontend might go through filters, modifications by the store template which does not fully justify how the data was migrated.

  1. SEO Urls

How SEO Urls Plugin works: “Products and Categories SEO Urls Plugin” helps migrate Products and Categories urls. Old urls will be saved in Target Store and will be maintained to keep all current SEO ranking you have built up for years.

In most cases, you would likely have an old source store at : http://my-source-store.com and want to migrate your data to another location http://my-target-store.com , after that you want to put this store back to your old domain ( http://my-source-store.com ).

If you have used SEO Plugin to migrate old product and category urls over to target store, you can check the result by following these steps:


  1. Customer Password

If you have Customer Password Plugin, after migration, customers can immediately use their old passwords to login in the new store, without the need of resetting or any further action.

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