If you're a Bigcommerce store owner looking to switch ecommerce platforms after the recent hike to monthly prices, odds are you're sweating over the prospect of potentially losing years of hard work.

Your products, your customers, your web design: what's going to happen to your online store?

This is a question plaguing countless online merchants as they weigh the pros and cons of switching platforms. Fortunately, migrating to 3dcart isn't a long or complicated process. In fact, it's really easy – something you can do on your own, without any fear of data loss.

Once you've created an account with 3dcart, all you have to do is complete the following 6 steps to have your store up and running.

1. Choose a Responsive Theme

Recreate the existing look and feel of your online store by choosing any one of 3dcart's 100+ ecommerce themes, all of which are completely customizable. If you'd prefer to migrate your existing design to 3dcart, that's possible too! Our ecommerce website designers can copy your existing layout/graphics to ensure your brand's image remains the same. If you opt for option two, you'll need to consult with 3dcart as this process can take a few business days.

2. Migrate Your Data

Once you've exported your products from Bigcommerce, all you'll need to do is make some minor adjustments to the CSV export file's column headers, and you're ready to import. As far as images are concerned, you have two options: upload images manually, or go the quick and easy route and use FTP to upload all of them at once.

Don't leave your customers behind either! Export your customers from Bigcommerce and import them in just a few, short minutes. Our Knowledgebase has step-by-step instructions on how to import your customer information and products.

3. Migrate Content Pages

You're not restricted to just data – bring over your content pages too. 3dcart's Site Content section makes it easy to create content pages and menu links. Our Knowledgebase has detailed information about how to create these two types of pages.

4. Connect Shipping & Payments

Configure your shipping, payment and settings. 3dcart supports integration with more than 100 payment gateways, and offers real-time shipping calculations for major carriers such as USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, Canada Post, Endicia, and Australia Post. Optionally setup free or flat-rate shipping – with 3dcart, you'll have complete control of every facet of your store.

5. Setup Your Email Accounts

Setup your email using 3dcart's free SmarterMail, or through your favorite email provider, like Microsoft or Thunderbird. Our knowledgebase offers step-by-step instructions for configuring both options.

6. Point Your Domain to 3dcart

You're ready to go live! Point your DNS to your 3dcart store, and you'll be up and running. Our guide has step-by-step instructions on how to make this simple change. If you haven't decided on a domain name yet, read more about how to buy the right domain name for your online here.

Feeling Overwhelmed or Need a Little Help?

Migrating an online store can seem overwhelming, but it isn’t a process you have to do alone. If you run into any trouble or have any questions, our support team is always available for friendly help.

And if you’d prefer not to have to deal with the migration at all, our experts can take care of the entire process for you. Contact our sales team at 1.800.828.6650 or visit the 3dcart Store for more info about the free Bigcommerce to 3dcart Migration.