Best Shopify Importer Apps 2021
Do you need to migrate your entire store to Shopify from another platform? Or even import product information from one platform into your store for dropshipping?
It can be tough and time-consuming without the right Shopify import apps to help.
There’s a huge amount of priceless data that store owners don’t want to lose by moving to Shopify. As well as product and collection info, there’s customer info, historical order info, in-store credits/gift card redemption info, blogs, product reviews…
Then there’s all the images, tags, shipping policy info, contact info, returns policy info and more.
The Shopify CSV file import and export capabilities are somewhat limited and it’s a huge amount of work to attempt without the right apps.
Fortunately, there are a ton of Shopify import apps out there to help you migrate key data from another platform to Shopify.
Some of these apps help you import/export everything including the kitchen sink! Others are more specific and limited in scope, specializing in importing certain data from certain platforms.
Here are five of the best out there…
Cart2Cart is one of the best-reviewed import apps for Shopify, helping you start the migration process for an entire existing store on almost any ecommerce platform in minutes.
No tech or advanced database skills are required, which is music to the ears of most ecommerce merchants. You can quickly import your data securely and accurately to Shopify or Shopify Plus in three simple steps – then sit back and let it happen.
Price: Free to install. The price depends on the number of entities migrated – starts at $29
Free Trial? No
Average Shopify Rating (out of 5 stars):4.2 (218 reviews)
- No tech skills required – simple to install and use
- Import data to Shopify or Shopify Plus
- Simple 3-step process to migrate data – no database skills necessary
- 100% secure and accurate data migration
- Get started in minutes – and migrate all store data in hours
- Import data on products, orders, customers, categories, reviews, images, tags, manufacturers, taxes, etc.
- Migrate source store categories and customer groups
- Preserve order IDs on the new Shopify store
- Create 301 redirects on your Shopify store after migration
- 24/7 live assistance during the migration process
- Can run a free demo migration from the app or launch a full paid migration
- Source store keeps working while the migration is in progress
- Works with 85+ shopping carts including Magento, WooCommerce, OpenCart, Prestashop, BigCommerce, etc.
- Some negative comments about support – but most issues seem to have been followed up proactively by the app developer team
- Some migration problems for customers – but due to the highly technical nature of migration, that’s not too surprising
Excelify is a bulk import/export/update/migrate app by the developer of the same name. It can handle the whole migration process of an entire store over to Shopify.
This is another of the best-reviewed apps on Shopify. It’s used by small stores and large enterprises alike. Its almost-perfect track record tells you the quality of the service it provides and the amount of time it saves.
Price: Free plan available (very lite version). Paid versions from $20/month (Basic) to $200/month (Enterprise)
Free Trial? No
Average Shopify Rating (out of 5 stars):5.0 (241 reviews)
- Migrates all selected data over from your old platform
- Use in-built Excel and CSV templates
- Import collections in bulk and cuts days of work down to hours
- Update existing store data by individual fields, without having to re-import everything
- Copy data to other stores with a single Excel or zip file
- Export data to other marketplaces (Amazon, Google Shopping, etc.)
- Helps you backup your entire store
- Import/export all fields included in Shopify Admin by bulk update or individually
- Edit, add or delete additional metafields columns
- Import products/customer CSV files in other languages besides English
- Import from an uploaded file, URL, FTP/SFTP, Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Sheets, etc.
- Export all store contents in one file to another store or just certain data by selecting columns and applying filters
- Helps you update pricing, inventory, image alt texts, collection product positions, SEO fields, product variants, etc.
- Works with Magento, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, WordPress, etc.
- Occasional support issues are the only negative comments from users
- The free version has a limit of 10 files at a time
This app by CedCommerce is designed to help you import product data from Etsy, eBay, Amazon, Walmart, Wish, and AliExpress into your Shopify store.
While this app is more limited in scope than most of the others reviewed here, lots of Shopify merchants have used it to help set up dropshipping stores and almost all of them have positive words to say about it.
Price: Free plan available. Paid plans at $10/month or $25/month
Free Trial? No
Average Shopify Rating (out of 5 stars):4.9 (403 reviews)
- Import product data from eBay, Amazon, Walmart, Wish, Etsy & AliExpress to Shopify by CSV
- Includes the ability to import product images, inventory, price, description, etc. from these marketplaces to Shopify
- Helps import your products or other seller’s products (dropshipping) from these marketplaces
- Bulk edit products from the app and then import them to Shopify
- Easy to use – import data in a few clicks
- Manage Shopify orders with FBA, eBay, or AliExpress with complete tracking details
- Enable/disable product inventory and price syncing from selected marketplace to your store daily
- Excellent 24/7 support with a personal account manager on paid versions
- Some historical support problems but these seem to have been corrected in recent times
- Mainly designed for small dropshipping stores
This app by Highview Apps is another more limited app than the first two reviewed above. It is for Shopify merchants who want to easily bulk import and migrate orders to Shopify via CSV file, saving the time of having to manually add these external orders.
You can use this app to import historical orders from source stores on multiple other platforms – or even another Shopify store.
Price: Free to install. Uses a system of credit-based pricing – starting from $20 for 100 imports
Free Trial? No
Average Shopify Rating (out of 5 stars):4.8 (87 reviews)
- Easy to set up and migrate order history
- Review and import data with a single click
- Import orders from Kickstarter, eBay, Amazon, Magento, Wix, 3dcart, Kickstarter, Squarespace, and more
- Import from another Shopify store
- Bulk orders can be imported from multiple sources with the built-in data mapper
- Import all fields or certain specific fields
- Import closed/archived orders
- Bulk import multiple line items, discounts, tax lines, transactions, etc. from a single CSV file
- Link your products with your orders by their product SKU
- Manage your inventory while importing orders
- Cancel running imports at any time
- Credit-based pricing with credits that never expire (returned to you if you delete an import)
- The first 50 credits are free
- Strong customer service
- The data mapping may be challenging for some store owners
- More limited in scope than some other apps reviewed here
Store importer is one of the newer importer apps available on the Shopify store. It’s free, which makes it very attractive for stores working on a tight budget.
This is a relatively simple app that should gain traction from smaller stores trying to keep costs down as they make the move to Shopify.
Free Trial? No
Average Shopify Rating (out of 5 stars):5.0 (2 reviews)
- Enables a quick switch to Shopify
- Easy to import product/customer data – no tech skills needed
- Also import data for orders/inventory, depending on your current platform
- Simply add details to a CSV template and start exporting
- Keep your source store running while you import data to Shopify
- Works with BigCommerce, Big Cartel, Etsy, PrestaShop, WooCommerce, etc.
- Lack of Shopify reviews
- Fewer features than other apps reviewed here – but it is free
Import your Shopify products with these top apps
In the past, potential headaches and the workload involved in moving a store from one ecommerce platform to another often meant that store owners stayed put.
Re-platforming was delayed or put off completely.
You no longer have that excuse.
If your store isn’t performing how you want it to perform and you are convinced that Shopify will provide a better platform to increase sales and improve the user experience, there’s nothing to stop you from coming on over.