Shopping Cart Migration Guide

This documentation is designed to equip you for a seamless experience using LitExtension! Read on to gain all the required knowledge about cart migration, including a demonstration of the migration process, what you need to prepare before and after the migration.

Technical Terms

Below are the terms which you will encounter when performing migration with LitExtension. Mind that some of the terms only applied to LitExtension and please read carefully to fully understand before moving further with us:

Terms

Definition

 
 
Entity

1 customer or 1 order or 1 product

Source Cart

Your current eCommerce platform you are using for your online store.

Target Cart

Your eCommerce platform you decide to migrate your store to.

Open-source Cart

A type of software in which source code is released under a license in which the copyright holder grants users the rights to use, modify, and distribute to anyone and for any purpose. 

Hosted Cart

A third-party firm “hosts” the solution and is responsible for server backups, maintenance and upgrades. The beauty of a hosted solution is that hosting comes free, which means it doesn’t cost anything for the third party to keep your site functional on the Web. The main drawback with hosted solutions is that customers will be directed to another domain for payment processing.

Connector

A small file helping connect your Source Cart to a Target Cart and enable data transfer. Connector contains a unique 32-digit Security Token and can’t be accessed from anywhere except for your LitExtension account only.

FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

An internet protocol used to transfer files across the internet from one computer to another.

SSH (Secure Shell)

A remote administration protocol that allows users to control and modify their remote servers over the Internet. The service was created as a secure replacement for the unencrypted Telnet. It uses cryptographic techniques to ensure that all communication to and from the remote server happens in an encrypted manner. It provides a mechanism for authenticating a remote user, transferring inputs from the client to the host, and relaying the output back to the client.

Root folder (root directory)

The top-level directory of a file system. It contains your store’s source code and all other files. When setting up a migration with LitExtension, you need to upload our connector to your store’s root folder.

cPanel

An online graphical interface for end-users. It can be used as a control panel to simplify website and server management. 

API (Application Programming Interface)

A set of functions and procedures that allow for the creation of applications that access data and features of other applications, services, or operating systems.

Order status mapping

The additional function of LitExtension, which gives you the ability to map (or match) order statuses on your Source Store with the corresponding ones on your Target Store.

Strip HTML tags

All HTML tags will be removed from category, product name and description.

Customer group mapping

If the Source Store has customer groups, the corresponding customer groups will appear at the Target Store.

Language mapping

If the Source Store has multiple languages, the corresponding languages will appear at the Target Store.

Multistore

A combination of different-different shopping stores. And The multi-store shopping cart allows shop merchants to easily manage their multiple stores in one single admin panel.

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