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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:08 am
by Mitch
I spend a lot of time dealing with shopping carts. More specifically, dealing with shopping cart migration.

I have spent countless hours in front of a spreadsheets and csv files, trying to get the data to align perfectly. On top of that, there is always an issue with formatting or image mapping.


Then I stumbled upon Cart2Cart.. (no not through the site… but really just found myself there, I have no idea how or why, but I’m glad I did.).

I was very skeptical of a software solution to make this transition for me. It just seemed to leave much room for error. The last thing I wanted to do was waste more time and money.

But I thought, “What the hell.. It’s not my money!”

Dealing with Magento on a day to day basis is a nightmare--try extracting the data from their bloated database to put in to a more reliable, stable and efficient system like OpenCart.

I spent almost three full days trying to get the data to line up correctly, with no luck. The way Magento map’s images is just retarded.. I wont go any further, but those of you who have used Magento know what I mean.

So I took a chance and used Cart2Cart to move roughly 8,000 products, over 1,500 orders, and almost 1,200 customers. It only cost me like $130 to make the move. It did take some time (about 2 hours, I set it up to run on my iMac at home while I worked at the office.)

When it was done I was very impressed. There was a few tweaks that I needed to make, and I would recommend selecting the option to removing the HTML .. will save you some headaches.

Anyone else had a good run with Cart2Cart?

Re: Cart2Cart..

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:37 pm
by tierra
I just used them for the first time last week actually. I now highly recommend them.

I did a migration from Volusion (saas ecommerce platform) to OC, and was very pleasantly surprised. Everything moved over exactly how it needed to. I just had a couple issues, but they were caused by the cart I was moving off of.

1) Volusion's export formats all leave customer passwords hashed (looks like it's probably SHA-384 or SHA-512), so I wasn't surprised when Cart2Cart popped up a note saying that customers would have to reset their passwords (using the forgot password page), but they actually leave passwords in the clear when you're in the administration page, so you just copy the HTML tables 500 customers at a time with the passwords into your favorite spreadsheet program, export to CSV or whatever from there, import into OC with MD5, and you're set.

2) Volusion has a newsletter feature so non-customers can sign up for newsletters too (as can be done with Q's newsletter OC module which I picked up), but the email addresses are mixed right into the customers table unfortunately, so even though I only had 250 products, about 16 categories, and 60 orders (they're a wholesaler, and have only been using Volusion since March - been a bumpy ride as far as web is concerned for them), Cart2Cart saw 1,950 "customers" (while I only actually had about 650, the other 1,300 were newsletter signups), which bumped up the price to about $150 - though as far as I'm concerned, that's way cheaper than the 2+ weeks worth of work I would have spent otherwise.

Re: Cart2Cart..

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:08 am
by SXGuy
I used them the other day to migrate a zencart database to OC, and it was done within 10 minutes, and saved me hours upon hours of work :)

Re: Cart2Cart..

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:48 am
by ebeing
didn't work with shopify.

I'm stumped.
the cats and prods are in admin, just not on the front...
what am I missing?

Re: Cart2Cart..

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:52 pm
by Leo77
ebeing wrote:didn't work with shopify.

I'm stumped.
the cats and prods are in admin, just not on the front...
what am I missing?
so, how you solved it? Did you contact with support?