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Shopify Migration – Case Study

In the last couple of months we have been busy helping business owners migrate their ecommerce websites from other platforms onto Shopify. This has included migrating websites from platforms like Magento and WordPress, but one stands out as special and that was to move a website from a bespoke platform to Shopify. The website was built on a bespoke CMS, which is fine until it develops problems that can’t be supported by the original agency. This leads us to another reason why you might want to move your store to Shopify. A bespoke CMS is often difficult to handle when it comes to making changes without spending a fortune with the agency.

The original website had a multitude of products and a look and feel that is not so common with normal Shopify stores. It also had certain requirements that needed special attention including a VAT toggle and international sales. We needed to build the new store with the VAT toggle and the ability to take US, CAD and GBP. Luckily Shopify comes with the international sales bit built in, the VAT toggle is not possible without an app and we know which to use because we have done this several times.

The process, that we often compare to moving house was undertaken over a 4/5 week period and as always threw up some issues that we managed to overcome with the help of our client. The team here at We are Chain, manually moved all of the products and pages across to the Shopify store because a traditional export import was not possible with the bespoke CMS. This is all part of our service which is aimed at letting you carry on running your business while we do the heavy lifting.

The new website looks great and includes a brand new mega menu with images that bring the site to life. There is a double menu with the shop part of the site most prominent and less important pages showing in the top bar. The feedback we have had is great and the business owner is happy that the migration process went very smoothly.

If you own a store and want to move to Shopify then why not get in touch with us to see if we can help.

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