Open cart to Magento Migration- How is it impelmented?

open cart to magento

OpenCart is an open source PHP based online eCommerce solution. It is one of the popular eCommerce platforms used by several websites. But when there is a need for better quality they move on to different platforms. This is where migration services come into picture to ease the task of migration.

Why in specific  Magento ?

When there are lot of eCommerce platforms available in the market what differentiated Magento from rest other products?

Since  both OpenCart and Magento share the same key factors like multilingual  and multiple currency support etc..

However, some major key features specific to magento are

  1. Availability of multiple sales boosting features.
  2. Flexibility in customization.
  3. SEO friendly leading  to the creation of customized URL structures.
  4. Built in payment Paypal
  5. Customer support and assistance
  6. Innumerable themes and feature rich extensions.
  7. Ability to transform online store to an online market.
How migration from open cart to magento is carried out?

Migration is carried out by expert programmers who work in various phases and all the data in OpenCart store are migrated to Magento store with utmost accuracy.

Why automation migration is not preferred?

Automated shopping cart migration is only a quick fix but not a perfect one since data like customer credentials are not migrated.

Step 1: Data backup
OpenCart to Magento:

To prevent data loss due to unforeseen reasons magento migration is carried out with utmost precision. Backup of entire data from OpenCart is taken for recovery in terms of errors.

Step 2: Migration of products

Once backup is done all the data from OpenCart are migrated to Magento.All the product details including graphic control elements present in HTML form are migrated.

Step 3: Migration of customer details

This is the most important stage in data migration where all the customer credentials such as name, password,contact number, shipping address and many more are migrated using a secure encryption technique. A different set of encryption technique is used in magento.

Step 4: Migration of Url, order and vendor information

Now products and customers related to purchase order,order status etc.. are migrated. This is followed by SEO Url migration where users can use customized Url that suits their requirements.

Step 5: Migration of payment gateways

Magento supports a wide variety of payment gateways.Hence migration of payment details is not a big task. Configuration details such as secret key,API key and API signature are migrated.

Step 6:Implementation of design enhancements

Crucial data migration process ends by step 5. Now design elements are added as per the user requirements. However, if some compatibility issue arises by using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and JQuery tools the exact design layout asked by the client will be developed by the developers.

Step 7: Analysis of post Magento migration

After successful completion of migration process, it is passed onto quality assurance team. Newly created magento site is put to test by both manual and automated testing to ensure the quality.

Key features to be tested are
  1. Responsiveness
  2. Functionalities
  3. Performance
  4. Robustness

After approval from quality assurance team the product is submitted for client introspection. Once the client approves the magento site will be published into the market.Some deep insights of magento are covered . So what is holding you back? Drop an email to for business enquiry.

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