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28 June 2019

Take The Stress Out Of Migrating From One E-Commerce Platform To Another

Anybody who has ever moved house can tell you that moving from the known to the unknown can be a rather stressful experience that often comes with many unexpected bumps and turns. Luckily this problem is now no longer applicable e-commerce platforms!

Moving from one platform to another is now easier than ever thanks to built-in migration tools that can take care of moving your data without you needing to lift a finger. Migration between the leading e-commerce platforms is supported and you can for example easily perform a Magento migration by using the built-in tools that Shopify Plus provides to facilitate the move.

Is moving e-commerce platforms a time-consuming process?
No, moving from one platform to the next needn't be an overly time-consuming process. The exact amount of time it will take is mostly dependant on the size of the data file that makes up your e-commerce platform. This, in turn, is determined by the number of products and transactions that exist in the database. In general, the larger your business, the longer it will take to complete the migration process.

To minimise the impact and downtime that moving platforms will cause, you can take simple steps such as selecting the time that your e-business is least busy to initiate the move. You can also alert customers beforehand to ensure that they are not inconvenienced by downtime. By taking these simple measures, you can effectively minimise any inconvenience and negative effects that your company can experience as a result of the moving process.

What are the advantages of moving from one e-commerce platform to another?

Not all e-commerce platforms are created equally and for this reason, it may sometimes be a good decision to move from one platform to another. A good reason for moving from one platform to another is unlocking additional features and benefits that may not be available in your current e-commerce platform. It is important to bear in mind that e-commerce platforms are constantly being developed and improved, which makes it important to ensure that your platform offers the latest and most relevant features.

Another reason for switching platforms is cost- if your current platform seems too expensive or doesn't use a modular pricing structure, it may be time to consider an alternative option. Switching to a modular pricing option can result in lower costs while still making it possible to grow and access advanced features when you need them.

As more and more businesses move to the digital realm it becomes increasingly important to ensure that your company can remain competitive. Using the latest e-commerce technology and platforms is one way to ensure that you remain competitive and give your customers the best possible experience when they visit your online store.

As can be seen from the above, the benefits clearly outweigh the drawbacks of switching from one platform to another. Why not give your company access to the tools it needs to prosper?
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