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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.

Understand Technical Terms in Your Migration

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




1 customer or 1 order or 1 product

Source Cart

The eCommerce platform you are currently using for your online store.

Target Cart

The eCommerce platform you want to migrate your store to.


Open-source Cart

An eCommerce software that is released under a license in which users have the rights to use, modify the platform’s appearance as well as function as they want in order to run and manage their online business.


Hosted Cart

An eCommerce software licensed on a subscription basis, allowing users to create web stores. The software provider is responsible for the security, performance, and maintenance of the application, and you cannot make changes to the source codes.


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

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.


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 the creation of applications that access data and features of other applications, services, or operating systems.

Order status mapping

An additional function of LitExtension, which gives you the ability to map (or match) the current status of each order on your Source Store with the corresponding status on your Target Store.


Strip HTML tags

In data migration, all HTML tags will be removed from the category, product name and description to avoid display errors.

Customer group mapping

An additional function that allows you to migrate customers from each group created on your Source Store to corresponding groups on your Target Store.

Language mapping

An additional function that allows you to migrate languages from your multilingual Source Store to the corresponding available language options on your Target Store.


A collection of multiple stores on 1 eCommerce platform.

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