ProStores to BigCommerce Store Transfer / Migration

Store Transfer and Migration from ProStores to BigCommerce, made easier!

When we move your site from ProStores to BigCommerce, we do all the heavy lifting. Your site will retain all of the product, category and customer data from your existing Prostores store. Enjoy all the benefits of BigCommerce’s innovative and ever-expanding technologies.

We will migrate your entire store!

We will move your existing site from ProStores to the BigCommerce platform professionally, correctly and quickly – Begin the transfer today.

ProStores is officially closing their doors Jan 31st 2015. ProStores has offered a really great deal to current ProStores.com merchants (not valid if you are hosted somewhere else, please see the package below). Please see the new migration center in your ProStores Admin confirm your details. They are offering free product, customer, category migration, free 301 redirects for all your store’s pages so that you lose very little of the carefully developed rankings you’ve cultured over the years of being open.

ProStores and Bigcommerce are offering free product, customer, and category migration, free 301 redirects for all your store’s pages so that you lose very little of the carefully developed rankings you’ve cultured over the years of being open, as well as reduced monthly fee. Please see your admin for full details.

We know that its a tough situation and we have the experience in ProStores and BigCommerce to help you move smoothly. Since ProStores and BigCommerce are not able to help you move your design we are offering a design integration and store configuration special. If you are currently hosted with prostores.com we will discount our package below by $600 (making it $1395.00). You will need to email [email protected] to get a special link for that price. While BigCommerce does its work we will duplicate your store design in BigCommerce and set up all your store settings for you. We will help you go down the Migration checklist that ProStores has provided for you and get you moved into your new home with ease. If you use related products we will need to review how many you have as Bigcommerce will not migrate those and we have to charge for that work because its use among merchants is so varied. Also if you use Google Shopping we will need to set up your store categories and edit your products in bulk to make sure that works. Again the use and complexity of each merchants Google Shopping set up varies too widely to include in our migration package and would require an additional fee, thankfully most of that particular process isn’t too difficult and won’t be too expensive. But we will need to review your products and export files to give an accurate quote.

What we and Bigcommerce will do for your store as a part of their migration and our migration offerings.

  • Product database *
  • Product images
  • Including multiple product images
  • Product attributes
  • Including price changing product attributes
  • Related products
  • Customer database
  • 301 Redirects for all pages
  • Categories and subcategories *
  • Logo, design template and color scheme port (example #1, example #2, example #3)
  • DNS support and consulting
Not a ProStores.com merchant? Ask us how to save yourself $600 off our regular price! If you are hosted on ProStores we will discount our package automatically by $600 (making it $1395.00). You will need to email [email protected] to get a special link for that price.
If you use related products we will need to review how many you have as Bigcommerce will not migrate those and we have to charge for that work because its use among merchants is so varied. Also if you use Google Shopping we will need to set up your store categories and edit your products in bulk to make sure that works. Again the use and complexity of each merchants Google Shopping set up varies too widely to include in our migration package and would require an additional fee, thankfully most of that particular process isn’t too difficult and won’t be too expensive. But we will need to review your products and export files to give an accurate quote

Moving your website will never be easier! Offering power and flexibility as well as enterprise-level tools at a price that every business can afford. BigCommerce is a world class, fully functional eCommerce platform for small-medium-large businesses. Move your store from ProStores to BigCommerce now with help from One Take Media’s Ecommerce Experts!

Total: $1,995.00

  • Deposit: $895.00

Remainder to be paid after completion of design transfer and store settings migration.

You can also pay in full at start to save $200!


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*please contact us first about product catalogs over 300,000 unique items, or 5,000 categories. Special setup and pricing may be required depending on your situation.

How NOT to design a form

Dear RestaurantEquipmentDirectory.net,

I have to be blunt, your submission form really sucks.

  • it doesn’t allow dashes in the phone number but doesn’t say so, gives a stupid “are you sure you entered an area code?” error
  • it requires http:// before the www in the site url, a simple adjustment to your form can make tell if there is http:// entered and if not add it to the url so your database has it in it each entry.
  • it can’t delete or ignore preceding or trailing spaces in the email box, they are common when copy/pasting email addresses
  • your keyword submission boxis equally stupid. you only allow single keywords and no phrases? what is this the 90s? “Commercial restaurant equipment” is a high value search/keyword phrase but according to your form’s “no commas, use spaces” only rule I can only submit single keywords, which reduced me to only submitting 6 instead of 18 so that ‘and’ and other connecter words and the first or last part of multi-word phrases didn’t get my client’s site mis-categorized.

so after 10 min of fooling around trying to read the tea leaves i was able to get this client in, but it could have been a couple min process.

Also, the site needs major work if you want it to look professional, you ought to check out some templates if its not in your budget to have a custom design done, they’ve come a long way since the 90s. I even have some of one of my sites, www.bltemplates.com

Custom ProStores Wishlist Button Tutorial

How to replace the wishlist button with a Custom ProStores Wishlist Button.

Far too often merchants have a really hard time figuring out how to add a custom prostores wishlist button to their store, the fix is not very obvious and requires a few edits and you can do it too!

1. Go to the Stylesheet Base Template, save a baseline,

2. Replace ‘.btn_wish_list’ section with the following code

.btn_wish_list {
        background: url(<ss:value source="$storeVersion.images['addtowishlist.gif']"/>) no-repeat 0px 0px;
    padding:2px 2px 2px 20px;
    width:115px;
    height:26px;
    font-size:10px;
}

3. Go to the Add to Cart template, save a baseline
4. replace <ss:if test="$store.wishListEnabled"> section with:

<ss:if test="$store.wishListEnabled">
      <tr>
        <td>
          
        </td>
        <td width="100%">
          
            <input type="submit" name="addtowishlistbtn" value="" class="btn_wish_list" style="border-style:none;"> 
          
        </td>
      </tr>      
</ss:if>

Hopefully you all found this useful, if you still need help and would like us to install your custom prostores wishlist button, just let us know and we will create a project just for you. The cost to add your button to replace the default prostores wishlist button is $50. We can even make a custom wishlist button for you that will match your store’s look and feel, we can give you a quote for that, just contact us.

Google Checkout is Going Offline in Nov

From: https://support.google.com/checkout/sell/answer/3080449

Retiring Google Checkout Announcement

On November 20th, 2013, Google will shut down its Checkout product. Here’s how this may affect you:

  • Merchants selling digital goods may transition to Google Wallet for digital goods
  • Merchants selling through Google-hosted marketplaces (e.g. Google Play) will be unaffected
  • Merchants selling physical goods will need to switch to third-party alternatives (see below)

What this means for ProStores users that unless you are selling digital, non-physical, goods that you will not be able to use Google Checkout anymore, Google is not offering a replacement processing solution for physical goods and services. They have partnered with Braintree Payments to help transition people from Google Checkout, but Braintree and ProStores aren’t compatible at this time so thats of no help.

To minimize the disruption to your business, Google recommends moving to a new payment provider as soon as possible.

Paypal is still available, Amazon payment is good, setting an account with one of the standard Credit Card processors found in your Payment settings is a perfectly viable option as well (although there is a monthly fee associated with a CC processor)

Some important notes:

  • No new orders will be accepted after November 20th
  • All refunds must be initiated by December 20th
  • Payouts will continue per your usual disbursement schedule
  • A final payout will be initiated after order processing concludes; where eligible, funds held in reserves will be disbursed

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If you’ve purchased Google Checkout from us here at One Take Media just call or email us we will remove it for free. If your a ProStores Merchant and bought it somewhere else we can still help you remove it for a very small fee of $10, thats just to cover the time to remove the code and the badges from your store.

Google’s schedule of changes.

Date Product Change
May 20th, 2013 Last day to sign up for Google Checkout
November 20th, 2013 Last day to charge orders
November 21st, 2013 Last day to ship orders
November 27th, 2013 All outstanding orders will be cancelled
December 20th, 2013 Last merchant refunds permitted through Checkout

Honestly we recommend that people stop using it now, you don’t want to get caught up in a reconciliation and accessing account information mess after the shut off date.

This isn’t happy news, but its important that people know, so please share this post wherever you can.