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hancman

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Migration from Americart to Virtuemart?
« on: July 15, 2015, 22:57:02 pm »
Hi There,
I have a client who is currently using Americart for there store and am looking at the possibility of migrating them to virtuemart. Has anyone done this migration and if so, what would the cost be? There are only 19 products in the store so manual migration may not be an issue. Also can anyone speak to the differences in functionality that may be an issue?

Thanks ahead of time.

Mike..

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Re: Migration from Americart to Virtuemart?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 17:51:28 pm »
Hi Mike

we do this type of work

there are many questions to ask jyour client
1) what are they using for a payment gateway, if they are using americart, they will need to get a new one that is compliant with VM
2) shipping and payment methods,  if they are using americart, they will need to get a new one that is compliant with VM
3) affiliate program   if they are using americart, they will need to get a new one that is compliant with VM
4) wishlists, referral, share with friend, ratings,
5) related or last viewed products
6) quickbook integration
7) template design   new template or build from scratch. (bootstrap)
8) can the customers, users and orders be exported from americart
9) qty discounts and shopping groups

although this is not the whole list,   you need to find out if any of these are currently in use, and then fins the vm equivalent

of course it is different, and the customer has to accept that vm works the way it works. and you don't want to do a lot of customizations
this needs to be made clear    set the expectation

we call getting all of this information phase1, and should be a part of the project scope

i hope this helps.   cart migrations as long as we can get at the db, is no issue





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