Migration Guide: EKM to Stor
If you are planning to migrate your webshop data from EKM to Stor below is a step by step guide on how this can be done.
Important to note: You can only import CSV files to Stor so please ensure all data that will be transferred is on a CSV file.
Data that can be transferred by CSV file upload: products, categories, customers (coming soon: orders). Please kindly note that EKM does not allow you to export your blog posts. You will have to manually add all of your previous blog posts to your Stor webpage.
To get started, please ensure that you have the Import / Export feature installed on your EKM store. This can be found in the features tab on your EKM dashboard.
Once you have this feature installed, it will ask you to either import to file or export to file. Please select export to file.
Once you have selected the export to file feature, you will be presented with a list of possible data exports (shown in image below)
Importing Categories to Stor:
We would recommend importing the categories before the products to make the migration as smooth as possible.
To import your categories to Stor, return to the Import/Export page on EKM. Choose the export categories option which will lead you to the below image.
Please select the CSV file to download your data.
Once you have downloaded your EKM categories CSV file, return to your Stor dashboard and select the categories tab on the left hand side.
Download the sample import template from Stor and fill in the data from your EKM file to the Stor template. Please note that for the upload to be successful, the data will have to be added in the corresponding columns in the Stor file.
Once you have completed the Stor import template, please save and upload the file on your Stor webpage. If you have any queries about this feel free to get in touch with our Support team on Live Chat or via email.
Importing Products to Stor:
To export your products from EKM, press the export products option on your EKM Import / Export page. It will then ask you if you would like to export all your products - please keep the box ticked if you wish to export all products.
Select the fields you wish to export or if you wish to export all fields, simply press continue to choose download type.
Once you have selected which fields you would like to import, proceed to download the CSV file of the product data.
To import your products to Stor, log in to your Stor webpage and choose the products tab on the left side of the dashboard. Press the three dots on the right side to import your products.
Once you have selected import products, the below image will pop up on your screen. Download our sample import template and get ready to copy the information from your EKM product CSV file to our sample import CSV file.
The EKM CSV file format is slightly different to Stor’s CSV format - it is important to stick by our sample import template format for the file upload to be successful.
Our import template may look daunting but rest assured, you will be able to find all the necessary details to complete the columns from your EKM export file. The only thing that is absolutely necessary to complete in your Stor import file is name/title and price of your products. All other details can be added once the products have been imported.
When filling in the price, please do not include the currency symbol before the numerical value. In the visibility column, we do recommend for you to put ‘disabled’, this is so if any changes need to be done, you can go in and change it before it will be live on your page. If it is marked as enabled, when you import the product it will automatically be live on your Stor webpage.
In the quantity column, if there is a limited amount of the product type, please fill in the quantity amount in this column (if it is unlimited, please leave it blank).
Copy and paste the data from your EKM file into the correct columns in the Stor import file, click save and upload the file by pressing the green button as shown below.
Exporting Customer data from EKM:
To export your customer data from EKM, return to your Import / Export feature in your EKM dashboard. Select the 'Export Customers' option.
You will then be asked to choose which fields you would like to export. Select those you wish to export by ticking the boxes below.
Remember to download the customer data to a CSV file. Hit 'Save' and your file will be ready to download on to your computer.
Please click to download to download your CSV file to your files.
Importing the CSV file to Stor:
To import your customer CSV file to Stor, please log in to your Stor account and from your dashboard select the 'Registered' option. Select 'Import'.
The below image will pop up on your screen - just as with products and categories, select the 'Sample Import' option.
Make sure to fill in all of your customer data from your EKM CSV file to the corresponding columns in the Stor sample import Excel sheet. Once this has been done, you just have to save the file and upload the customer data to Stor.
Please kindly note your imported customers passwords will not be imported with your data. Your customers will have to go to the 'Account' page on your shop and select 'Forgot Password'. They will then be sent a reset password link to their email and they can update their password that way.
If you have any queries about this feel free to get in touch with our Support team on Live Chat or via email.