Automated migration tools can work great, but they are short-of complete. These plugins and platforms like Cart2Cart and LitExtension will transfer your product data as-is, create collections, orders, customers, reviews, etc. Each platform they service has a list of which data points they can move to Shopify. But there is a lot they absolutely cannot do and here's a list of the various things that will not be migrated using one of these API Tools:
What Migration Plugins CANNOT Transfer:
- Cannot Setup your Theme - Banners, Fonts, Colors, Layouts, and Graphics.
- Cannot migrate embedded image assets to the Shopify CDN including PDFs, or Videos hosted on your server.
- Products that exceed Shopify's 3 Variation Drop-Downs, and or a total maximum of 100 SKUs per product page.
- Tabs on the product detail page with both default information (across the entire site) and product-specific tabs with custom attributes.
- Product Attributes from a grid generated on your old website by the database.
- Custom products that require text boxes, tick boxes, checkboxes, swatches, etc. (Requires app setup in Shopify).
- HTML Format Conflicts with Shopify's Editor.
- 301-Redirects for Embedded URLs in the HTML Descriptions.
- Custom Shipping Profiles.
- Tracking Code for Google Ads, Facebook, Event tracking code, etc.
- App Setup.
- Tax, Payments, Notification Templates.
- POS and other Channel Setup like Facebook Commerce, Instagram, and Amazon.
- Custom Fulfillment Setup.
- Custom Banner Placements.
If you have a simple migration, then using one of these self-service tools may be a good fit. But, be prepared to handle the other half of the setup. If you're looking for a Full-Service scope of work that covers all aspects end-to-end, then reach out to Pelican Commerce to go over your migration project.