The Common Problems You May Run Into When Switching from Magento to Shopify Plus

Which solution is better for your business - Shopify Plus or Magento? What are the common problems you may face when switching from Magento to Shopify Plus? Read this article and find out!
Being a large retailer and running your own online store comes with specifics that need to be clearly addressed when deciding which ecommerce solution to use or when switching from one platform to another. Shopify Plus and Magento are two of the most popular ecommerce platforms on the market. In this article, we aren’t going to compare Shopify Plus vs Magento but we are going to discuss what problems one user may run into when switching from Magento to Shopify Plus. If you are using Magento Enterprise for quite some time now and you’ve discovered that it is expensive and a little bit complicated than other platforms, it is time to make a change. Shopify Plus is a great option and probably the best solution to your problem right now. The switching process is simple, however, there are a few problems that may arise:

➢ The CSV is not the best solution

This is more of an internal problem and not a Shopify problem. If your database is outdated and spits out the CSV of your products, it automatically organizes everything in a separate column. Usually, this is easy to fix in Excel, however, Shopify wants the product images to be in a separate row instead of new columns. Even though this is not so important, it can be frustrating to make all of the necessary changes.

➢ The Magento & Shopify importer may not handle you

If you think that the easiest way to transfer everything from one platform to another or in this case, from Magento to Shopify Plus is by using their application, allow us to save you from troubles. The app may quit working halfway through the process. It will eventually start working, however, this can be really frustrating.

➢ There is no DHL integration

Showing live shipping prices for UPS and USPS is great, however, if you have a lot of international shoppers, they may use DHL. Shopify doesn’t integrate with DHL and this isn’t Shopify’s problem but a DHL problem since they don’t have an API. What is the solution? There are applications that allow you to get DHL rates in your shopping cart, for your business it could mean changing who you use for shipping and delivery and fulfilling orders.
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➢ No social login:

Like every other online seller we supper you want to have a social login on your website. There is this application called Social Login and it works great except when someone creates an account with your site using the social plugin and it appends the URL to the email address and the result is a new account. The problem is that no one needs two accounts. This is one of Shopify’s disadvantages. You can turn off the social login for now, it won’t kill your business and hope that Shopify will be able to offer a better solution for this in the feature.

There are some great apps and tools that could help you improve and speed up the process for you. You can try these tools or recommend others in the comments below. The tools and apps we recommend you to try are Asana, Slack, Zendesk, Zopim, Back in Stock, YotPo Reviews, Spently, Traffic Control, Signifyd, DataFeedWatch, LuckyOrange, Persistent Cart, Metafields Pro, Buy X get 1, Algolia, Minifier, S Loyalty, and etc.
By using these apps, you can expect a smooth and easy transition!

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