Migration to Managed WooCommerce

Liquid Web is here to support your migration needs into our Managed WooCommerce Hosting platform. Whether you are migrating from an external or internal source, our in-house team of migration experts transforms the data migration process into a simple task. To ensure the smoothest and best possible data transfer, we have a quick overview and a few points for your consideration.

 

Our first step includes taking a copy of your live site (known as the origin site) and migrating it over to our Managed WooCommerce Hosting platform. Rest assured, when performing the migration, the only changes made to the site will be to assist in the movement. Within this timeframe, it is advised to avoid making changes or updates to the site as it will extend the migration timeline and could result in data loss. Changes and updates are included but not limited to themes, designs, contents, products, blog posts or WordPress versions. The initial sync process should result in no downtime for your live site.

Once the initial sync is complete, our Migration Specialists perform a series of basic tests to the site. During this time, our team will send information on ways to test out your new site to ensure that all aspects have carried over correctly and are in working order. Before going live, it is essential to take the time to thoroughly review your site and if at any point you do find a discrepancy our specialist is there to assist.

The third and most exciting step is the push to go live. We will coordinate the best date and time for the final sync of your site. This last sync will ensure the latest data on orders, products, and customers transfers to your new server. Upon completion of the final sync, you will be asked to update the staging domain’s name and DNS record. With a little DNS propagation time, you will begin to see the new site populate!

With the updating of DNS and the site name, you are now entirely done with the migration process. In subsequent steps, we will create a ticket with our Product Team to connect your store to our partnered applications, Glew and Jilt. Credentials to these valued applications will be sent out in an email, after which, our product team can suggest performance optimization methods to get the most out of your eCommerce store.

 

Knowing the details behind the migration process aligns us with our next step in creating a migration request from your Liquid Web control panel! Once completed, our Migration Specialists will be in touch to schedule the migration and answer any questions you may have.

 

Using Glew on Managed WooCommerce Hosting

When it comes to online purchases, store owners regularly live without the data they need. Now that you have Google Analytics set up, Managed WooCommerce Hosting further solves that problem for you by integrating with it via partnership with Glew.io. Glew helps you make the most out of the data you collect, so you can make the right decisions as your business grows.

With this service, you  get the most out of your customer data, and the work happens off site. This means all the data crunching never has a chance to impact the performance or speed of your store. Glew is connected with your Managed WooCommerce Hosting store as part of white glove onboarding, so current data from your store is already there, waiting to be viewed!

 

Let’s connect Google Analytics and Glew. 

 

  1. Log into Glew from https://liquidweb.glew.io/ with the credentials you received as part of your welcome email series. You will need to have Google Analytics integration set up on your Managed WooCommerce Hosting store prior to connecting with Glew.

2. Navigate to Store Settings > App Integrations > Google Analytics

3. Click on Grant Glew Access. 

4. Click Connect Google Analytics. You will need to be logged into the Google account where you Google Analytics is set up.

5. Select All Web Site Data for your listed Managed WooCommerce Hosting site.

What else can Glew provide? Glew will automatically create common customer segments, such as First Purchase and Full Price Customers, or Big Ticket Spenders, allowing you to start analyzing your customers’ behavior right away. 

Glew automatically creates product segments:

Additionally, you can create custom segments and export them directly to MailChimp. You can also download a .CSV and import it into your own content management system.

Glew enables you to view reports showing:

  • Revenue
  • Gross Profit
  • Orders
  • Products Sold
  • Average Order Value
  • Refunds
  • Visits
  • Conversion Rate

Reports can be accessed anytime by logging into your Glew account and you can schedule reports to send to you automatically.

You can easily enhance Glew by integrating with commonly used apps such Google Adwords, AdRoll, Bling Ads, Facebook Ads and Mailchimp.