Migrating from Square to Shopify

WildHeart137
Visitor
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Anyone with experience moving from Square to Shopify, please let me know your suggestions! We are building a new eComm site with Shopify but have our inventory and POS with Square. What is the recommended order of operations on this, should we migrate the full Square package (inventory and POS) to Shopify NOW as we are building our eComm site? I've used Square Sync for inventory alignment but it is basic meaning vendors and customers don't fully get synched. I'm hesitant as Stocky has gotten mixed reviews and I don't want to lose functionality moving away from Square. Also I haven't been able to find much advice on moving from Square to Shopify...

 

Any direction would be greatly appreciated! 

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Retail-King
Tourist
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Hey WildHeart137, 

It sounds like you already have your products over into Shopify via Square Sync. You can upload your customers to Shopify using a CSV upload some info on that is (here). In terms of the vendors are the vendors from Square not being brought over into Shopify under the products? Stocky also has vendors but that can also refer to more of a Supplier than a vendor some info on how to create those in Stocky can be found (here). 

I will say Stocky is a basic Inventory Management System so it can help get some things in the system like Purchase orders or some inventory needs. May I ask what functionality you really like in Square? Happy to chat more about your move over to Shopify! 

Retail-King.com

Cart2Cart-Team
Shopify Partner
133 0 8

When moving from Square to Shopify, it's essential to plan the migration carefully to ensure a smooth transition and minimize any disruptions to your business operations. Here are some steps and considerations to help you with the migration process:

  1. Assess Your Needs: Before starting the migration, assess your specific business needs and requirements. Identify the essential features and functionalities you need in your new Shopify store, such as inventory management, POS integration, vendor and customer synchronization, etc.

  2. Explore Shopify Apps: Shopify offers a wide range of apps and integrations that can help you replicate the functionality you currently have with Square. Look for Shopify apps that can handle inventory management, POS integration, and other aspects of your business that you want to bring over from Square.

  3. Test and Evaluate Apps: Take advantage of free trials or demo versions of the apps you are considering. Test them thoroughly to ensure they meet your needs and work well with your Shopify setup.

  4. Plan the Data Migration: Decide on the best approach for migrating your inventory and other data from Square to Shopify. You can manually input the data, use CSV import/export, or consider using a migration service like Cart2Cart, which specializes in data transfer between e-commerce platforms.

  5. Create a Backup: Before making any major changes, ensure you have a backup of your data from Square. This will provide a safety net in case anything goes wrong during the migration process.

  6. Gradual Transition: To minimize any disruptions to your business, consider a gradual transition from Square to Shopify. For example, you can start by setting up your Shopify store and then gradually migrate inventory and POS functions as you become more comfortable with the new platform.

  7. Train Your Team: If you have staff members involved in inventory management or using the POS system, ensure they are familiar with the new Shopify setup. Provide training to ensure a smooth transition for your team.

  8. Monitor and Troubleshoot: After the migration, closely monitor the performance of your new Shopify store and address any issues that may arise promptly. Be prepared to troubleshoot and make adjustments as needed.

By following these steps and carefully planning the migration, you can successfully move from Square to Shopify while retaining the essential functionality you need for your business. Remember that every business is unique, so take the time to find the best solutions and apps that align with your specific requirements.

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