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Why Amazon webstores should migrate and how to do it

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Finally, Amazon Webstore merchants have an endorsement for a new place to call home.

When Amazon announced their intention earlier this year to shut down Amazon Webstore in 2016, the small and mid-sized merchants using the ecommerce software found themselves scrambling for another provider.

Thankfully, Amazon announced last Thursday that they’ve chosen Shopify as their recommended Webstore migration partner for existing merchants.

What does this mean? Essentially, your landlord gave you notice to move out, and is now introducing you to a new landlord who’s offering to not only take care of the entire moving process, but set you up in your new space with a free month of rent.

Why should I move to Shopify?

You need to move your online store to a new platform, regardless of where you move it to. So, why Shopify?

Here’s what Shopify offers:

  1. The migration process is simply a handful of clicks. You set up a Shopify account, use the tailor-made Amazon Webstore importer tool, follow the steps, and boom, you’re done.
  2. Zero downtime or service interruptions during the transition, so you can maintain your status quo without fuss. (Plus, a free month to get you started.)
  3. Shopify’s rich app partner ecosystem. From order fulfillment tools to social media management, Shopify offers a plethora of apps to fulfill any business need, as well as apps for products you already use. Doing your shipping and order fulfilment through ShipStation? Now you can connect it with Shopify and aggregate orders across marketplaces, plus automate order processing. Experiencing an increase in fraud and chargebacks as you grow? Find SIGNIFYD in the app store and let the best fraud protection tool on the market tell you which orders are bad and give you the option to take order review completely off your plate.
  4. Built-in access to all the Amazon services you already use, like Amazon Payments and Fullfilment by Amazon, to make your transition even smoother. Plus, the Amazon sales channel for Shopify is coming soon, and you’ll be able to list and sell your wares on directly from Shopify.

How do I make the move?

Simple. Point your browser to Shopify’s dedicated Amazon Webstore migration page and create your store.

Shopify Amazon migration page


Once you’ve created your store, you’ll see the Amazon Webstore Importer tool suggested in your Home page.

Shopify store home screen


Just install the app, and follow the steps!

Shopify data migration screen


Plus, Shopify offers an in-depth manual should you have further questions or need to look into the nitty gritty.

Good luck on the migration!

Once you’ve moved over to Shopify, we invite you to try SIGNIFYD for free. As your ecommerce business grows and the orders start pouring in, we take the hassle of determining which orders to accept off your plate, allowing you to concentrate on your core business. Plus, we back our decisions by taking full liability on orders we accept, giving you ecommerce fraud insurance against future chargebacks.



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