Two days ago I decided to pay $69 to transfer all my item reviews from Etsy to Shopify using Shuttle App. I recently decided to try to move my business away from Etsy. It has been great but the fees become too much when you sell a high volume of cheap items like I do. The fees amount to about 45 cents per purchase plus another 20 cents to renew the listing.
You may think, ‘oh but it’s only 60 cents.’ However, when you sell 83 pairs of $8.99 earrings in one day (hello Cyber Monday,) it really does add up. Shopify has a small monthly fee and endless customization possibilities. I mean seriously, these are mostly the same listings on my Etsy store Everyfelt and my Shopify store Oddity Cart. There are pros and cons of each platform, which I will discuss in another article. Stay tuned!
One great thing about Shopify is that there are apps that you can install to use on your website. Shuttle App is one of them! While I primarily wanted to use it to transfer reviews from Etsy onto Shopify, it was a life saver when it comes to listings as well!
Even though it is easy to save all your listings on Etsy and upload them to Shopify directly, the two sites have different formatting. I happen to have a lot of variations of each item, which does not transfer well. Shuttle App is great because it downloads all the listings, converts them into the correct format and automatically updates them to Shopify.
Once you’ve done this, you can download the reviews from Etsy as well. It is so hard to start a business without reviews, so this makes a huge difference! Plus, you can upload any new listings or reviews from Etsy every few months. This saves so much time. I have 600 listings and it took me an entire weekend to fix all of them the first time I imported manually. The $69 I paid for Shuttle App was worth every penny!
There is a free trial of the app that allows you to experiment with a small number of listings. The other options are all annual fees that you can cancel if you only need to use it once for one year. But before you rush into it, like I did, consider your options carefully.
I originally paid $69, which lets you transfer up to 5,000 Products & Reviews. Since I have about 2,500 reviews and 600 items, I thought it would be enough. I clicked the wrong thing during transfer and ended up with all my items duplicated and it wasn’t clear which listing was the new one and which was the old one. This means that I had to check each one and delete the one I didn’t want to keep. This would have taken me days.
Instead, I bit the bullet and I upgraded my plan to $89 so that I could transfer 15,000 Products & Reviews. Before I hurried into it, I spent a few days polishing off the listings in Etsy and did the transfer again after I deleted all my Shopify products. This time, I did it all right and it was worth the extra $20. Plus if end up expanding a lot or getting thousands of reviews, I’ll be able to transfer those too!
If you have even more products, you can pay $139 per year and transfer unlimited products! It also updates the stock on existing listings based on Etsy purchases so I cannot reiterate just how worth it this is.
Shuttle app also has a plan for smaller shops worth taking a look at!
Shuttle App, or as I prefer to call it, Etsify, made my transfer from Etsy to Shopify incredibly simple. I cannot recommend it enough and see myself using it for as long as I have stores on both platforms. I am so excited to grow my Shopify business and will keep sharing tips and comparisons to Etsy. Follow The Travel Bug Bite for more great content including how and why you should move your small business to Shopify.