Magento E-Commerce Website & Data Migration
Array Digital re-designed and developed a new e-commerce website for South Bay Baseball Cards in Lomita, CA. The e-commerce system selected was Magento due to it's vast feature list and large development community. A template was customized for South Bay Baseball Cards and the Google Calendar API was used to display South Bay's product release and in-store events calendar.
This project posed two main challenges:
- Migrating over 4,500 products from an OpenCart to Magento. This was accomplished by enlisting the help of a service called Cart2Cart which provided the database mapping as well as the tool to automatically transfer all product categories, product details, and images.
- Magento is notorious for being a heavy system that runs very slowly. We worked closely with the website host to instruct them on the best practices in server tuning that are required to ensure that Magento e-commerce runs quickly and smoothly. In the end we moved SBayCards eCommerce site to a virtual private server and implemented caching, file compression and increased server resources (RAM, CPU, Storage) to help improve page load time.