Data migration projects are a field where 1Digital Agency excels and are considered 1Digital®’s specialty. As opposed to outsourcing the actual process of migrating a client’s data to a 3rd party transfer services, we perform all of our migrations in house using custom-built and implemented scripts and our servers as intermediaries to move your data safely from one platform to another.
Additionally, in order to maintain the integrity of a client’s data, the actual data importation process is generally always performed by taking advantage of the new platform’s API, as this ensures the importation is as accurate pristinely located. We take these extra precautions because data migration is notoriously complex and protecting the integrity of data is paramount not just to a successful but an impressive data migration. Even with our meticulous process, unique issues present themselves with almost every data set we move. In many cases, we need to step in and perform some portion of the data migration manually as transferring from one system to another while safeguarding the data’s structure and layout requires human oversight as opposed to an entirely automated process.
If you’re considering moving to a new eCommerce platform, we’ve created this guide to familiarize you with some of the most common roadblocks within a migration project and how to avoid them. Although data migrations have a reputation of being messy by nature, the experienced 1Digital® team is fluent in all platforms and has completed more than the fair share of this projects in order to be there to help you through any unforeseen scenarios that may arise.
When you consider data migration, it’s worthwhile to think about other aspects of your eCommerce website to update as well. Transitioning to a new environment requires all-hands-on-deck attention and coordination. Here at 1Digital®, we have specialized teams that work together seamlessly to update your website to an optimized, well-designed, and more reliable solution.
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Before we begin, we need to see how much data and what type of data will be involved. If you’re looking for 1Digital® to move your data set from one platform to another, we’ll need admin access to your current store or system to check the data. Additionally, other levels of access may be necessary in order to accurately scope the data migration in its entirety. We’ll need to see how much of your data set’s integrity can be maintained when taking into consideration the new platform of choice considering not all platforms handle data the same way. Furthermore, we’ll let you know about any changes to the data you’ll need to make to fit into the new platform, however, unforeseen scenarios do occur and most merchants will need to configure their data further once it’s been moved to its new home.
In order to plan and execute a platform to platform data migration, our team will need full access to your admin area with store login credentials, database credentials & FTP access. If we’re working with an XML or CSV file to upload data, we’ll need that information too. We will also need the highest level of access to your store on the day the final launch is to take place. You can provide us your store credentials using our secure credentials form.
1Digital® has migrated hundreds of stores from old outdated platforms to new eCommerce platforms. The difference in eCommerce platforms can be night and day. We’ve helped migrate clients from outdated Yahoo carts to BigCommerce or Magento, and we’ve seen 10x improvements! From usability to SEO, client engagement, e.g. You can’t afford not to move! Let 1Digital® help migrate your precious data from your old shopping cart to a new one we’ll pick together!