Magento to Shopify Migration Service
Need to get away from Magento, but don’t know where to start? Talk to Curata… We will take the hassle and risk out of your platform migration and unlock your future potential on Shopify – the world’s #1 eCommerce platform.
Magento holding you back?
We know that feeling… you’re doing all the right things with your product catalog and marketing, but your eCommerce technology is holding you back. You’re dreaming of a modern and reliable CMS that will enable easy integrations, operational efficiency and allow you to move forward with confidence. But the thought of moving off Magento feels overwhelming…
We get it, we’ve heard it before. The good news is that migrating from Magento to Shopify doesn’t need to be a risky or painful proposition. With the correct planning and processes, Curata can lead the way to a successful and hassle free transition.
15 years experience
With over 15 years experience with Magento, and as a Shopify Partner agency, Curata has the skill to deliver projects on time and on budget.
End to end solutions
From design to back office integrations, product catalog to change management, we can help with every aspect of your Magento migration.
Your remote team
As a mostly remote team based in Brisbane, we work with clients in Australia and internationally to deliver quality results without the big agency price tag.
Why move off Magento?
Here are some of the frequent issues and reasons for moving that we hear from our clients…
High maintenance overhead
High development costs
Additional server costs
Typically poor site speed
Clunky admin UX
Painful upgrade path
Buggy and frequent issues affecting front end UX
Difficult and clunky reporting
Benefits of Shopify
Below are just a few of the reasons why online retailers are moving to Shopify…
Modern UX – front end best practice (inlc. cart/checkout)
Native multi channel capabilities
Ease of integration with 3rd party systems
Large pool of apps and better quality control
Modern admin experience
Pwerful inbuilt analytics and dashboard
No separate server/infrastructure cost
No need to run updates or maintenance patches
Quicker installation and setup
Extemely reliable codebase
Excellent Shopify support and community
Plans from as low as US$39/month
Enterprise features available with Shopify Plus
Working with Curata
We’ve worked with Magento since 2007 when it was in beta, run high revenue Magento sites ourselves and worked with large Magento onmi-channel retailers in both Australia and in the US. It’s fair to say that Magento has always been a core specialty of ours here at Curata. But we get that all good things come to an end, and technology cannot afford to stand still. We are now also a Shopify Partner agency with Shopify Plus experience and we are advocates of Shopify and consider it the new benchmark for reliable and modern eCommerce.
End to end solutions
Having operated our own eCommerce businesses previously and also worked deeply embedded in client businesses over long periods of time, we understand eCommerce operations and the importance of change management. We will handle all aspects of the migration from specification to design, build, catalog and integrations. But, designing and building a new Shopify store is only half of the story… Most importantly, we work with clients to manage change and ensure a smooth transition to the new systems and related business processes.
Process for peace of mind
Our requirements gathering workshop is the foundation of success. We go on a comprehensive fact finding mission and step through all functional aspects of your site, third party integrations, as well as operational systems and processes that keep your business buzzing. The deliverable from the workshop is a project plan including specifications and a fixed priced quote. This document is the blueprint for your website project and is our commitment to deliver the project to a very high quality – on budget and on time.
What our clients say...
"Recommend without hesitation"
Steve and Holly were at all times responsive and thoughtful about solutions... with timely management of issues and excellent communication... I would recommend their services without hesitation.
Hanah Jenkins, Digital Producer, Tasracing
"Went above and beyond"
I can’t say enough good things about Curata. They care about your business as much as you do… They came in exactly on budget and have exceeded our expectations... Curata is still a very important part of our business model. I would highly recommend Curata.
Brian Greene, Director, GladGirl
Thank you for your exceptional help throughout our project with the design and development... Your expertise and advice absolutely understood and complemented our business model... you are one company that can deliver on what you promise...
Michelle Edwards, Faire
"Professional and highly competent"
The Room has worked with Curata... partnered with us to build a number of websites for our clients. I have always found the Curata team professional, responsive and highly competent... I would highly recommend them.
Jasmine Otto, Director, The Room Design Studio
What you get
Curata employs best practice at every stage of the migration project. Here’s what we’ll do for you…
- In depth requirements gathering
- System review and recommendations
- Detailed specification and fixed price quote up front
- Modern, functional theme design/build with UX best practices
- SEO best practices
- Comprehensive 301 redirects mapping and implementation
- Product catalog migration with a high degree of data integrity
- Customer record migration
- Order history migration
- 3rd party systems integration
- Custom development (where required)
- Operational process review and change management
- Comprehensive new systems training
- Ongoing support and quality guarantee
How we work
Curata has a long history of providing web services to Magento and Shopify clients in both Australia and in the US. We are adept at working remotely and can help your business, regardless of your location or timezone.
We use a number of tried and tested project management systems to centralise communication and coordinate tasks. You’ll work with a dedicated project manager and also have direct lines of communication with our solutions specialist, both of whom are our company directors. That’s the benefit of working with a hands on team!
At Curata we have always prided ourselves on our personalised service and our ability to really listen to our clients and understand your needs.
If you’re looking for an efficient, skilled and dedicated team who can deliver, consider Curata and start the conversation today.
Case study – GladGirl
LA based B2B ecommerce and omni-channel retailer GladGirl is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of professional beauty supplies. As a long term, ongoing client, Curata has completed several major projects including migration from Magento to Shopify Plus.
decrease in maintenance/dev costs
reduction in # of systems for order fulfilment
additional marketing spend (reallocated)
US based GladGirl has continually pushed for growth and operational efficiency. The need to improve the technology and strategy has been driven by pressures on multiple fronts including new competitors entering the market and macro economics.
In 2020 the goal for the business was to streamline and simplify the technology stack, improve reliability, reduce maintenance costs and move from desktop applications to an “all cloud” system – enabling the reallocation of website maintenance spend to marketing and product development.
After considering the options (including a potential move to Magento 2) it was determined that Shopify Plus could meet the functional requirements while ticking the boxes of maintenance cost reduction and simplification.
Shopify Plus is Shopify’s “enterprise” level solution and allows for more customisation and more powerful features.
The migration project was successfully completed, allowing GladGirl to focus on, and allocate resources to, aspects of the business other than website maintenance, namely product development and marketing.
Over the course of our partnership, Curata has provided ongoing support in almost every aspect of GladGirl’s operations.
- Digital consulting
- Requirements workshop
- Magento to Shopify migration
- Shopify Plus development
- Systems integration
- Marketplace integrations (Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, Etsy and others)
- Product information management
- POS setup and support, including electronic shelf labels
- Marketing and content strategy
- Email/automated email marketing
- Social media marketing
I can’t say enough good things about Curata. They went above and beyond what was required. They care about your business as much as you do… They came in exactly on budget and have exceeded our expectations. Even though the website has been rebuilt and launched Curata is still a very important part of our business model moving forward. Their team understand project management and they have exactly the right balance of creative and technical knowledge to help many types of businesses… I would highly recommend Curata to any company with a digital presence or looking to have one.
Brian Greene – Director
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Make the move…
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Magento to Shopify Migrations FAQs
Is Shopify suitable for Enterprise sites?
Yes! Shopify Plus is Shopify’s enterprise solution offering flexibility and features that you are accustomed to on open source Magento.
When is Magento "end of life"?
Magento 2.3 is officially unsupported as of September 2022, which means no more security patches or improvements to the version, potential compatability issues with marketplace extensions and PCI compliance issues.
How long does a migration project take?
This depends ont he requirements and in particular the number of integrations and the size of the product catalog. Very simple migrations can be done in as little as 4-6 weeks with typical project being around 8-12 weeks in duration.
If you’ve got any other questions about how it works to move from Magento to Shopify, please don’t hesitate to contact us to arrange a time for a free consultation.
Our migration capabilities…
Product catalog migration
3rd party systems integration
Marketing systems setup
SEO and 301 redirects
Conversion Rate Optimisation
Product Information Optimisation