How to Migrate from Prestashop to BigCommerce

Prestashop and BigCommerce are two of the best eCommerce platform to make online stores. Both have a substantial market with highly advanced set of features and large extensions marketplace. Up to 2019, There are 272,121 live websites using Prestashop and 47,438 live websites using BigCommerce.

Migrating from Prestashop to BigCommerce is a simple process when conducted through LitExtension migration solution. LitExtension can help you migrate products, orders, customers and other data from Prestashop to BigCommerce automatically. Hence, let me guide with the easiest steps to help you transfer Prestashop store to BigCommerce.

Let’s begin the process!

1. Create a LitExtension Account

Register an account or Sign In on LitExtension site. You also can login easily by your existing Google or Facebook account.

Sign In LitExtension

2. Create a New Migration

2.1. Enter Prestashop Store Information

On the Migration Page, click Create New Migration at the top right button on the screen. Select Source Cart Type and provide source store’s URL into the blank bar.

Then, click LitExtension Connector to download the connector, extract the zip file and upload connector to Source Store’s root folder.

source cart configuration
Right here, the Connector Installation will be automatically checked and informed on the screen without manual checking.

If you need more details about Connector, you can read our article LitExtension Connector Setup: Everything You Need to Know [2022]. 

2.2. Enter BigCommerce Store Information

Select Target Cart Type and provide source store’s URL into the blank bar.

Then, follow the brief instruction to get your API info and fill them in the form.
target cart configuration

3. Select Entities You Want to Migrate

Choose entities you want to migrate. You can select either all of them together or certain data. For example, only Products, Customers and Orders.

select entitiesLitextension also provides Additional Options here to extend your migration possibilities. Languages, Order Status and Customer Group will be matched together to be displayed correspondingly in the new store.

4. Perform Migration from Prestashop to BigCommerce

You can try demo first or run full migration immediately.

  • To Try Demo: Start your demo migration with limited number of entities. You will see the same actions as the actual migration. However you can skip this step by clicking “Skip Demo Migration” button to immediately move forward to Full Migration.
  • To Perform Full Migration: Please click on “Skip Demo Migration” button to perform full migration immediately. Please wait during data is migrating, an email will be sent you from LitExtension system after migration completed. Now, your data will be moved to new desired store as your expectation.

full migration from Prestashop to BigCommerce

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