Here’s a beauty: Cart2Cart. It’s almost too good to be true. As you know I am right now in the process of moving my store from VirtueMart to X-Cart Gold. The database for my webstore on VirtueMart has about 50 tables and tens of thousands of rows.
I’m a true believer in delegation and leverage, which is the only way to get your business to scale up larger and faster than doing everything yourself. So, I interviewed all of the top X-Cart partners. Rates in the USA ranged from $65 to $125 per hour for the database transfer. (cough)
I even created a project on oDesk:
If you are seeing this project, it means I have specially selected and invited you to apply. Your qualifications include:
- X-Cart and MySQL expert
- understanding of Joomla and X-Cart db structure
- At least 4 English proficiencyI am looking to hire an expert X-Cart ("XC") expert to transfer my store db from VirtueMart to a new XC Gold install. Detailed instructions are attached.Ideally, I am looking for a long-term "partner" who can modify the template on an ongoing basis.Of course, we're already into the peak selling season, but I'd sure like to get up and running ASAP.Candidate requirements:1. You can begin immediately (tomorrow).2. You can work at least 30 hours per week until the template customization is complete.3. Reply with URLs of examples (portfolio) of X-Cart shops that you have installed and modified.4. Honesty5. Cooperative team workerPlease confirm your interest ASAP and reply with #3. Thank you.
I got lots of replies, so I was ready to jump in and hire someone, give them cPanel and ftp access, etc. Then, I stumbled onto Cart2Cart, which does the work for you, automatically from their website. The price varies according to the size of your database. Incredibly, it was only $79 for me to do it, and another $59 if I hire them to manage the entire process.
See…it pays to do research!
Next up: a review on whether it actually works…