19 Quick Tips For Your Ecommerce Data Migration
Are you in the process of changing your eCommerce platform? Do you have a completely new Ecommerce platform in which you want to migrate all your existing data? Here are some of the Tips to migrate data from one eCommerce platform to another!
19 Tips to make your Ecommerce Data Migration Process Smoother:
1. Select your Platform:
Before you choose your platform, you should check if it suits your business process or not. The platform should have features like product listing, product fulfillment, customer service, marketing communications, product promotions etc.
2. Create a Deployment Time-Table:
Use a project management software to create the schedule of each task to be executed during the data migration. This will help you to forecast the migration steps and final deployment
3. Map the Business Processes:
Create a flow chart of all the business processes that were in your old ecommerce platform and try to map it to the new process in the new system. This will eventually lead to many new changes in your business process and help you identify the drawbacks and benefits.
4. Implement and Test Business Process in the Sandbox:
In the new ecommerce platform, try to use a sandbox and test all your business processes. You can use any custom coding if required in the new system. Once the processes are evaluated they will be ready to use.
5. Customer Journey Mapping:
Similar to a business process, you should map the customer journey to the new one and check if a customer can complete the entire cycle in the new platform.
6.Explore Import/Export Features in the New Platform:
7. Check for Domain Related Issues:
During the platform migration, you should keep an eye on the change in the domain or the subdomains of your ecommerce platform. In case of domain changes, you should either redirect to the new page or remove the indexed URL from the search engine.
8. Check Integration Strengths of the New Platform:
The new ecommerce platform should be able to easily integrate with your other systems which is used for accounting, erp, crm etc.
9. SSL Certificate Move:
Changing an ecommerce will require you to change your SSL certificate and which will require some technical knowledge
10. Migrating your Products:
If you have simple products you can easily create a CSV export file and upload in your new system. But in case you have complex products or have some customization, you can use IPaaS solutions like APPSeCONNECT.
11. Email Configurations:
If you don’t configure your email correctly in the new system, your customers won’t be able to receive emails.
12. Install and configure your Analytics:
13. Plan for enhanced SEO performance:
Once you are in the new ecommece platform, you should opt for new methods of SEO like new Title, Meta Descriptions, reindexing your links, Deep Optimization, etc. Here is your Ecommerce Checklist to improve SEO, CRO and Speed!
14. Organize and migrate user data:
Like product data it’s very necessary to migrate your user data using APPSeCONNECT Integration Platform.
15. Train your Employees:
You should train your employees to use the new eCommerce system efficiently on how to use the dashboard and how to generate the transactional reports
16. Customer Notifications are Necessary:
Notify all your customers about this major change that’s going to happen in your store. This will give you some buffer time for deployment
17. Parallel Live:
Make the new system LIVE in parallel to your old system and retain all your old website data for future use, in case required
18. Third Party Plugins:
If your old eCommerce had some third party plugins, you can either search for an alternative in the new platform or migrate their data beforehand.
19. Thoroughly test once live:
Once your new eCommerce website is LIVE, take a testing period of at least one week to test it recursively.
Now, you can easily sync your ERP, CRM, Ecommerce Store, Marketplaces, Shipping and POS Systems to automate the business process!