Speededge’s Rapid Migration from Shopify to WooCommerce

“Speededge, a prominent Philippine retailer specializing in guns and ammunition, encountered a formidable predicament. Despite years of prosperous online sales and Point-Of-Sale (POS) operations at their two physical stores using Shopify, they faced an abrupt shutdown due to Shopify’s recent policy prohibiting the sale of certain types of firearms and ammunition (source).

Urgent Migration to Platform Without Similar Gun and Ammunition Restrictions

In light of this urgent situation, Speededge was compelled to swiftly migrate to a new platform that fully supported their business model, without any restrictions on guns and ammunition. The task at hand was critical, as the new platform needed to cater to their online store, POS system for multiple staff and locations, facilitate stock movements across various fulfillment sites, and allow for extensive product bundling. The primary challenge was to complete this migration within a week to ensure minimal downtime and maintain smooth operations.”

Platinum Web Agency and OpenPOS

Speededge, contracted Platinum Web Agency for this urgent migration project. The agency was tasked to replicate the Shopify store on WordPress/WooCommerce and its functionalities. To handle the POS system and stock movements for the physical store locations, they leveraged the OpenPOS plugin (source).

Migration Strategy

The Platinum Web Agency initiated the project by crafting an all-encompassing migration strategy. To commence, the team thoroughly assessed the current system architecture, identified the functionalities requiring replication, and carefully evaluated the extensive data that necessitated transfer.

Implementing the Migration

Once the strategy was set, the team initiated the migration process. They leveraged various tools to seamlessly transfer products, orders, inventory, customers, and order history from Shopify to WooCommerce. The team also replicated the POS system using the OpenPOS plugin, accommodating multiple staff and locations.

Handling Stock Movements and Product Bundling

Speededge’s complex stock movements and extensive product bundling presented significant challenges. Ruby Digital Agency created custom solutions within WooCommerce and OpenPOS to manage these complexities, ensuring the business could continue to operate efficiently post-migration.


The migration was executed successfully within a week, allowing Speededge to resume trading quickly. This rapid turnaround minimized potential revenue losses and ensured a seamless transition for their customers.

Customer Retention and Business Continuity

By effectively transferring all customer data and order history, Speededge’s customers experienced a seamless transition, which was instrumental in maintaining customer trust and loyalty during this challenging period.

Operational Efficiency

The new WooCommerce platform, supplemented by the OpenPOS plugin, offered an enhanced system that replicated all the original functionalities and improved operational efficiency, particularly in stock movements and product bundling.

Another Successful Migration

The Speededge case study exemplifies the remarkable expertise of Platinum Web Agency in executing swift and efficient eCommerce migrations. Despite facing tight deadlines and intricate demands, the team successfully facilitated Speededge’s seamless shift to WooCommerce, safeguarding their business from potential disruptions and revenue setbacks. Notably, the adept utilization of the OpenPOS plugin played a pivotal role in managing the POS system and stock movements, showcasing the agency’s proficiency in leveraging the right tools to provide outstanding solutions.

Future Considerations

Having implemented the new system, Speededge is now excellently prepared to accommodate future growth and expansion. The versatility of WordPress/WooCommerce and the OpenPOS plugin empowers them to adjust to any upcoming changes and respond to new demands seamlessly. This case study serves as a testament to Platinum Web Agency’s proficiency in delivering prompt and efficient solutions under pressure, showcasing their dedication to assisting clients in overcoming crucial business challenges.

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