If you want to extend your customer reach and ultimately, increase your revenue, we may just have the solution for you. This guide on how to migrate your products from Etsy to Shopify can help to extend your online coverage. Setting up an online store is one way to help your business stand out and reach out to more customers. 

However, with an Etsy account set up already, there’s no need for you to start from scratch. Instead, you can simply migrate your Etsy products to Shopify. Below, we’ve shared different methods to help you do so easily. 

How To Migrate From Etsy To Shopify

As mentioned above, there are many ways you can migrate your products from Etsy to Shopify. Generally, an Etsy to Shopify migration lets you do four key things. These include inventory synching, product import/export, bill and order management, and shop migration. 

With inventory synchronization, you are better equipped to manage your Etsy and Shopify stores simultaneously. The product import and export feature allows you to update product listings from one shop to the other. The order and bill management feature allows accounting processes to synergize – allowing both shops to be under a single legal entity. 

Nonetheless, different methods have varying results. Thus, you want to opt for a method that caters to your needs. There are three main ways to migrate from Etsy to Shopify. These include;

  • Native marketplace integration
  • Using an API
  • Manual migration
  • Third-party integration

Native Marketplace Integration

This is perhaps the easiest and most sought-after method for migrating from Etsy to Shopify. A native integration offers features and apps that are directly available within Etsy and Shopify. Additionally, native integration offers two main advantages. 

First, it allows you to manage your Etsy and Shopify stores simultaneously. Additionally, it allows you to migrate from one platform to the other. If you want to migrate from Etsy to Shopify whilst running both stores simultaneously, you can opt for main options. 

Etsy & ShareASale integration

Found on the Shopify marketplace, this app allows you to list, manage, and sync your Etsy products, orders, and inventory with Shopify. This app offers a 7-day free trial to help you figure out whether it’s for you or not. Additionally, it comes with a choice of four plans. You can opt for the Basic Seller plan for $29.99 per month with up to 3,000 order limits. 

The intermediate Seller plan costs $49.99 per month and allows for up to 9,000 orders whilst the Advanced Seller plan costs $59.99 per month and allows up to 14,000 orders. For a limit of up to 20,000 orders, you can opt for the Super Seller plan that costs $89.99 per month.

To connect through this app, follow these steps;

  1. To connect the two apps, log in to your Shopify account and head to the Shopify app store. 
  2. Pick the Etsy&ShareASale option and add the app. 
  3. You will then be redirected to the Etsy page. 
  4. Set up your Etsy account and log in. 
  5. Follow the instructions for syncing the two apps and the stores will be linked – allowing you to use them.

Sync & Sell

Alternatively, you can opt for the Sync & Sell app available on Shopify which allows you to sync products, orders, and inventory. The app offers a free plan and a 5 day free trial for paid plans. The standard plan costs $29.99 per month and covers up to 500 orders. The Pro plan costs $34.99 per month and covers unlimited orders. 

To connect using this app, follow these steps;

  1. To connect the sync and sell app with Shopify, log in to your Shopify account and head to the Shopify app store. 
  2. Pick the Etsy: Sync and Sell option and add the app. 
  3. You will then be redirected to the Etsy page. 
  4. Set up your Etsy account and log in. 
  5. Follow the instructions for syncing the two apps and the stores will be linked – allowing you to use them.

Etsy Marketplace integration

The Etsy Marketplace Integration app by Ced Commerce is perhaps the most popular integration method amongst online business owners. The app allows for full management integration – allowing you to sync everything from products, to inventory, orders, and sales. The app offers a free plan and a 7 day free trial for paid plans. 

The starter plan costs $39 ($24.92 if paid annually) per month and covers up to 100 orders. The Lite plan covers 400 orders and 1000 products and costs $59 ($33.25 if paid annually) per month while the Basic Plan costs $69 month (441.58 if paid annually) per month – covering up to 1000 orders and 5000 products.

Along with syncing your internal processes, using the native Etsy integration app, you can also manage other processes such as drop shipping Etsy products on Shopify. With this function, you can act as an intermediary between manufacturers and buyers – allowing you to sell without really having any inventory. 

To connect using this app, follow these steps;

  1. To connect the sync and sell app with Shopify, log in to your Shopify account and head to the Shopify app store. 
  2. Pick the Etsy Marketplace option and add the app. 
  3. You will then be redirected to the Etsy page. 
  4. Set up your Etsy account and log in. 
  5. Follow the instructions for syncing the two apps and the stores will be linked – allowing you to use them.

Using An API

You can easily use an API to connect Etsy and Shopify. In this case, API keys are used to develop apps that help to connect the two. This method can be executed in two key ways. Typically, authorized software developers for platforms such as Etsy and Shopify are provided with an API key that they can use to create an app solution for their integration. 

These developers can then monetize the app by having it readily available on marketplaces. For enterprise-level businesses that want more specialized solutions, instead of opting for developer app solutions, they can hire professional agencies that work as developers. With the same access to API keys for Etsy and Shopify, these agencies can then build apps specializing in the needs of the business. 

However, this tends to be a higher priced option. For developers who put up their apps on the Etsy or Shopify marketplace, you will find yourself paying as low as $5 per month to as high as $100. However, large businesses who want an app built for their needs, they will find themselves paying a one-off payment ranging anywhere from $500 to $5000.

Manual Migration

If neither of the two options above doesn’t work out for you, you can try out manual migration. In this case, you will simply focus on a one-way migration – in this case, Etsy to Shopify. 

Shopify Help Center

You can migrate from Etsy to Shopify with the help of Shopify’s help center. Following these instructions, you will be able to migrate products, customers, and order data from Etsy to Shopify. However, you will first have to export data from Etsy before you can import it to Shopify. 

  1. Export data from logging in to your Etsy account, heading to the dashboard, then, pick Settings, Options, and Download Data.
  2. Under Current for Sale Listings click on Download CSV and save the file to your computer. To download order and customer data, follow the same steps. However, instead of Sale Listings choose Orders and then, select the Month and Year you want. 
  3. Import data it Shopify by logging into your Shopify admin then, click Apps and Store Importer.
  4. On the Import your data into Shopify page, select Etsy from the drop down menu.
  5. In the Upload Files section, click Add file and select the exported files.
  6. Click Continue import and Import.
  7. Under Upload files, click Add file and select the exported files.
  8. Click Continue import and Import.
  9. Review and update imported data and you should be done.

Shopify Marketplace Apps

If the method above is too technical for you, you can opt for apps to make the process easier. There are two main app options. These include the Easy Import and Etsy Migration-Auto Import apps. The Easy Import app allows you to migrate Etsy to Shopify – moving data such as product listings. 

The app charges per imported listing – currently at $0.10 per product listing. The Etsy Migration Auto Import app on the other hand allows you to import key data such as products, prices, pictures, descriptions, etc. Similarly, the app is free to install but charges $0.10 per imported listing.

To connect using this app, follow these steps;

  1. To connect the sync and sell app with Shopify, log in to your Shopify account and head to the Shopify app store. 
  2. Pick the Easy Import or Etsy Migration- Auto Import option and add the app. 
  3. You will then be redirected to the Etsy page. 
  4. Set up your Etsy account and log in. 
  5. Follow the instructions for syncing the two apps and the stores will be linked – allowing you to use them.

Third-Party Apps

Alternatively, you can simply opt for the myriad of third-party app options available online. Amongst the popular apps include Integromat, Zapier, automate.io, and Baselinker. In fact, unlike native integrations, third-party tools boast more creative freedom. Remember the point about developers creating app solutions using API keys. Well, these third-party apps are amongst the finished products. 

Conclusion

With the myriad of resources available online, there are plenty of ways you can link your stores from Etsy to Shopify to help enhance your customer reach and revenue. Before choosing any option, the key is to know what exactly you want from the two stores connecting together. 

Want More Sales from your Emails?

Then get FREE access to my Engagement Blueprint.