Migrate Miva to Shopify October 24, 2019at 18:57 pm By: James Byrne After Dark Grafx Thinking of Migrating Miva to Shopify? There are many things to consider when migrating or moving your website from Miva Merchant to Shopify. Before you begin this process, it is best to contact After Dark Grafx via Chat (bottom right of this website), via our Contact Form – click here or via Phone Toll Free (888) 578-8300 or if in San Diego (619) 702-7377. This will save you in both time and money and the 30 minute consultation is FREE! TAKE AN INVENTORY OF YOUR MIVA STORE: You will want to take an inventory of what functionality is currently in place within Miva and see if this same type of functionality is available within Shopify. In some cases, you can change or alter the the functionality to best suit your needs but in some cases, you will either need to add a paid or free app from the Shopify App Store or contact a developer (like After Dark Grafx wink! wink!). To perform the upgrade or add advanced custom coding that Shopify or the theme that you choose does not offer. WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SHOPIFY BEFORE MOVING (PROS, CONS, LIMITATIONS & BENEFITS) VIEW EXISTING SHOPIFY THEMES VIEW EXISTING APPS CONTACT A SHOPIFY DEVELOPER (We are Shopify Experts) USING A THIRD PARTY MIGRATION SERVICE PROS & CONS EXPORTING AND IMPORTING DATA INTEGRATING DESIGN CHANGES CODE FUNCTIONALITY CHANGES INSTALLING FREE AND PAID APPS SETTING UP THIRD PARTY SHIPPING AND THE COSTS INVOLVED SETTING UP PAYMENT GATEWAYS AND THE COSTS POINTING YOUR DOMAIN NAME LAUNCHING YOUR NEW STORE UPDATING THE SITE MAP WITH GOOGLE USING REDIRECTS SO YOU DO NOT LOSE “*SEO JUICE” This is just a basic list of what needs to be done before, during and after a migration from Miva Merchant Shopping Cart to the Shopify Platform. You can Sign Up for a 14 Day Free Trial with Shopify – Click Here! Contact us today click here for a FREE, 30 MINUTE, NO OBLIGATION consultation. Toll Free (888) 578-8300 Local: (619) 702-7377 Shopify’s post about Migrating to Shopify Click Here After Dark Tip: Make a Backup of your entire site and database before starting or making any changes or migrations. *SEO JUICE = Your current SEO standings or what links you currently have within the search engines.