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How to Migrate from Prestashop to Magento?

Praveen Raja
How to Migrate from Prestashop to Magento?

Prestashop is a well-known Ecommerce solution, which empowers over 130,000 online stores today. It provides advanced marketing and SEO tools, useful support and high-level security. However, traders claim that the Prestashop store is not steady after major upgrades. In addition, some essential extensions are available for extra costs.

That’s the reason why a lot of owners have decided to change Magento, which is a lot more flexible and customizable. The online store offers a large number of extensions and is suitable for various store sizes.

Prestashop to Magento Migration

It is recommended to go with manual migration rather than an automatic migration in order to avoid data loss. Manual migration from Prestashop to Magento might be massive and time-consuming but it will move your data to Magento store without any data loss. 

If you have an advanced store with numerous entities you’ll have to spend a little time in importing products to CSV, yet manual migration is considered as the safe form of migration. However, you need to hire a skilled/professional Magento developer to carry out this manual data migration.

Main Features

What data can be migrated from Prestashop to Magento?

  1. Products
  • SKU, Product Name, Description, URL*, Quantity, Stock Status, Model, Weight ... 
  • Base Image, Additional Images Base 
  • Price, Special Price 
  • Assign to Product Categories Attributes like color, size, etc.  
  • Additional Fields such as Checkboxes, Dropdown list, Radio buttons 
  • Variants: can be grouped with related variants together to form a product 
  • Meta Title, Meta Description, Meta Keywords 
  • Currencies  
  1. Product Categories: URL*, Name, Description, Base Image, Additional Images  
  2. Customers: Customer ID, Username, First Name, Last Name, Email, DOB, Address, Customer Password. Customer Groups: Preserve relationships with their groups 
  3. Orders: Order ID, Order products, Product price, Quantity, Order date, Status, Discount price
  4. SEO URLs: Migrate Products and Categories SEO URLs and Migrate 301 SEO URLs of categories and products 
  5. Custom Fields: Easily migrate custom fields of Categories, Products, Customers, and Orders 
  6. Reviews: Customers Name, Rating, Review, Status
  7. Taxes: Tax rates, Tax rules, Product tax classes
  8. Manufacturers: Name, Description, Images 
  9. Multi-Store and Multi-Language


Other than these Magento offers these additional features to you while migrating.

Preserve IDs: Preserve Product IDs that are available on simple products, Order IDs, Category IDs, and Customer IDs on the Magento

Select Data Migration: You can select data type (Products, Customers, Orders,...) you're looking for migration

Re-Migration: Unlimited re-migrations with NO extra cost 

Migrate New Data: Even after performing a complete migration, your Prestashop will be still live and continue receiving new data, and you need to get your Magento updated with the new data, this feature to avoid starting over again.

Clear Data before Migration: Permit deleting current data like customers, products, orders, etc from Magento before migration

Fail-Safe Migration: In case the process accidentally stops during migration because of a network error, server shutdown, or any other cause, this module offers Resume option to carry on on the last point of previous migration.  You don’t need to start over again.

Data Security: Direct data transfer from Prestashop to Magento is completely secured, and no third party integrations are involved

Product Variants: Let generating product options on the basis of available combinations of attribute values

Product Inventory: Ignore product inventory for out-of-stock products

These are the various things that need to be carefully done while migrating from Prestashop to Magento. You can hire a certified Magento Developer to migrate your data from Prestashop store to Magento store to perform this task.

For more information regarding Prestashop to Magento migration, contact Webnexs

Praveen Raja
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