Migrate Customers and their Order Histories from Filemaker to Shopify?

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Our retail POS has thousands of customer records in Filemaker. We're looking to import all that data into Shopify. 

Importantly, we have a loyalty programs with free items after a certain number of purchases—which is kept track of via Filemaker. 

We need that customer data to follow each record from Filemaker to Shopify AND any instances along a customer's history when they've redeemed that gift...in other words, it's an active, ongoing customer program that needs to migrate without either re-rewarding or taking anything away from our customers.

It would be optimal for our retail and online systems to match. Then we can begin using the Shopify POS for both retail and online sales. 

Has anyone succeeded with a project like this? 

Thank you!

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I searched and found that you can easily export data from FileMaker to CSV files. Here is the instruction. Because of that, you then can import data from CSV files to Shopify using LitExtension, a migration tool. This one is the most famous for shopping cart data migration. They deliver excellently accurate migration and can do almost customization that you request. There is live chat with their technical support on website. Talk with them and make sure everything works with a demo first before final migration.


Hi there,
If you want to migrate your current Filemaker data to Shopify, you should firstly export data from FileMaker Pro to CSV.file and when done, migrate to Shopify store:

  • Open FileMaker Pro file and display a layout with the records that need to be exported;
  • Go to File menu > Export Records;
  • In the Export Records to File dialog box, type a name and choose a location for the file;
  • Specify the CSV file type in the Save As box;
  • Select Automatically open file;
  • In the Specify Field Order for Export dialog box, indicate how you want FileMaker Pro to export the data;
  • Select Move All to export all fields and click Export.

Now, when you have your Filemaker data exported to CSV, you can make use of automated migration services (like Cart2Cart) and have your CSV.file migrated to Shopify in a totally automated manner. Cart2Cart also provides its users with a Free Demo migration to move a limited number data to the live Shopify store and test out the service before performing an actual switch.


Hopefully, it will help.
Cart2Cart Team

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