It is obvious that eCommerce is growing at an unprecedented pace with the birth of various powerful platforms, which helps online merchants bolster their businesses. Among big shopping cart names, HikaShop has been impressing customers when providing a complete e-commerce solution that allows you to facilitate the management of your store, increase your sales thanks to built-in marketing tools and so much more. Hence, LitExtension has already added HikaShop in our list of supported migration-to carts.

If you’re considering moving over to Hikashop, read on to find out more about HikaShop and the best practice to migrate to this platform!

Overall about HikaShop

Hikari Software company was created in 2009 Lyon, France. They built, developed, and most importantly, improved HikaShop with a long goal: an e-commerce solution for Joomla with simplicity and flexibility.

In the world of e-commerce platforms, HikaShop is certainly one of the best shopping carts for Joomla. This extension gives all the essential functionalities and great features to set up and run a store. Hence, this solution immediately turned out to have a certain position and stays prevalent because of its ease of use, powerful marketing, and statistics tools.

First of all, look at this table below which shows the advantages and disadvantages of using Hikashop platform.

Pros & Cons

You always have total control and complete access to your database, code, CSS, and even other server attributes such as PHP version depending on your host type. There are a lot of issues to running your own platform such as bugs to fix, updates, etc.

You need to establish your own host or VPS. You are more/less responsible for maintaining it including backups.

It’s relatively inexpensive cash wise. There are licenses for some of them and some plugins, but those are relatively cheap. If you experienced a spike in traffic or a large amount of traffic, you are going to adjust or may have issues.
You are not charged additional fees for the products you sell. However, you have to be responsible for security.
There are plenty of good looking templates and plenty of useful add ons.
For email marketing, you can use Acymailing which is free/inexpensive and amazing.


In addition, HikaShop provides a various number of prominent features for you to purchase your products efficiently, to manage easily your store and improve your sales, etc.

  • International sales
  • Powerful statistics
  • Responsive layout
  • Marketing tools
  • Easy to configure
  • Fully integrated
  • Advanced customization
  • Multi-vendor

How to perform a successful HikaShop migration with LitExtension?

Officially, LitExtension has recently partnered with HikaShop. HikaShop migration service provided by LitExtension allows you to automatically and easily migrate all products, customers, orders, and other corresponding information from current platforms to HikaShop with a high level of security and accuracy.

Furthermore, LitExtension provides for you A Free Demo HikaShop. This option allows you to migrate a limited number of entities without charge and preview how your new store on HikaShop looks like.

To learn more specifically and prominently about HikaShop migration, you should know which data can possibly be moved to this shopping cart.

  • Products
  • Products Categories
  • Manufacturers
  • Taxes
  • Customers
  • Orders
  • Reviews
  • Multi-Languages

Moreover, LitExtension also offers a number of additional options for you to expand your HikaShop migration possibility.

  • Clear Data On Target Store Before Migration
  • Preserve Order IDs
  • Create The 301 Redirects
  • Migrate Customers Password
  • SEO URLs Migration
  • Preserve Customer IDs
  • Strip HTML tags
  • Migrate Additional Images
  • Preserve Product IDs

So, try our FREE DEMO right now! To see how efficiently LitExtension tool works.

Getting a HikaShop migration with LitExtension

  1. Login to LitExtension website at
  2. Go to your account, click on “Create my migration” button to begin
  3. Set up your shopping cart migration
  4. set up source store
    Fill in Source Store URL
    set up target store
    Fill in Target Store URL
  5. Select the entities you want to migrate and choose additional options if needed.
  6. Next, you can select what entities you want to migrate. To preserve perfectly the links among those data, we highly recommend you to transfer them at once. Furthermore, you also can see additional options to extend your migration possibility. For example Language mapping, Order status mapping, and Customer group mapping are on display for you to select.

    Select Entities and Additional Options
    Select Entities and Additional Options
  7. Perform migration
  8. After that, you are ready to migrate your store to HikaShop. You can try Free Demo to test the accuracy of the process with 20 entities limited. Or, you can go ahead with Full Migration by clicking Skip Demo Migration.

    Once the migration is started, it will run seamlessly on the server. Therefore, there’s no need to keep your PC on while the data is being transferred. It is completely safe to turn it off! Take a break, have a cup of coffee and you’ll be notified via email when the process is completed.

    perform migration
    Full Migration is running

    Finally, check your result!

    Migration Completed
    Migration Completed

Don’t have time to migrate to HikaShop by yourself?

In case, if you are busy and just want someone to completely take care of your store migration for you or your store has some third-party modules or some custom fields need to migrate. Therefore, we would like to offer the All-In-One Migration service, this service provides high-quality migration service at a low cost. Moreover, we will perform data migration and provide all the necessary customization for you. The main goal is certainly to save time and minimize the efforts of e-merchants.

The top 4 popular HikaShop Migration

To clarify, based on a recent report from LitExtension, our customers usually move their store to HikaShop from those 4 platforms below:


In conclusion, if you are looking into migrating to HikaShop for exactly these reasons, this is definitely a perfect choice and the right time to transfer your data to this amazing platform now with LitExtension!

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