Do you struggle to manage your Squarespace website as an Ecommerce platform? Sometimes it is easier to move your website to a new platform to make life easier. A popular choice is Shopify. As a purpose-built e-commerce platform Shopify can be much easier to use because it is geared towards selling and not much else.
Managing your stock, ensuring orders are fulfilled and more are in the lifeblood of Shopify. There are literally thousands of apps to make your life easier and it integrates with everything from Klavyio to Xero seamlessly. If you want to find out more then talk to our team about moving your website from Squarespace to Shopify. If you want to find out more about Shopify read our blog on why you should choose Shopify for your small business.
Planning your move
How much does Shopify Cost
Shopify is an ecommerce platform that lets you build and run an online store quickly and easily without the need for coding. It is paid for with a monthly subscription that varies depending on the size of your business, number of required users and requirements. There are different levels of Shopify subscription starting at £25 a month and going up to Shopify Plus which costs nearer £2,000 a month.
What about Theme Costs
You can either use a free theme like Dawn that comes with a lot of abilities or pay for something more suited to your business. Themes are an excellent way to start building your store because they have a lot of widgets built in. If you need things like good size guides then we recommend Turbo Theme by out of the Sandbox or something cleaner but simple is Impact which we have used multiple times.
We have written a piece which goes into more depth about “how to choose your Shopify theme” here.
How much does it cost to Migrate to Shopify using an agency
We can not give you an exact price because every project is different. We can however use our experience to give you an idea of the cost of migrating from Magento to Shopify based on a basic website with 20 products.
At We are Chain our pricing for a migration starts at £2,000 for a Shopify migration. This incorporates time for an initial meeting, Export of products (20) from your old site to the new one. Setting up the Shopify Store and choosing a theme. We expect you to pay for the theme directly to Shopify. We are a clear and honest agency and as such don’t add any fees onto Shopify themes and subscriptions.
If you have more products we need to consider how many because the migration will take longer. The planning part of the move is important and will take time especially if you want to change menu structures etc. Are we manually moving each blog post and page or doing it in bulk. Each one takes a few minutes.
How many redirects are involved, each one might take a minute so add them up. Our hourly rate is £60 an hour.