You and your team invest hours and days of work, creativity, and inspiration to make your Shopify store successful. This valuable asset of your company, created as a result of these efforts, requires protection like any other investment. Regular data backups should be considered as necessary business insurance.
Temporary unavailability of your store or just one specific item can result in both monetary losses and loss of customer confidence. The ability to quickly correct errors and restore access to your store and its items serves as insurance for your business against these potential losses.
Why backup your store is necessary
Your store may be damaged, or items may be overwritten or deleted due to various common situations.
The risk of unintended changes to product data, including accidental deletion, increases as the number of employees with access to edit the online store grows. This risk is particularly high when granting access to outsourced freelancers.
Importing CSV files
Uploading CSV files to the online store poses a certain risk as incorrect symbols in the file can cause disruptions to your product range, potentially leading to loss of product images or disordered links. These files are typically intended for use by specialists and require a high level of accuracy to avoid such issues.
Despite mandatory checks for all apps available in the Shopify app store, there is always a possibility of incompatibility with your store's code or accidental errors that can result in loss of specific data.
It's important to note the possibility of both a hacker attack on the store and data deletion by a former, unscrupulous employee.
Doesn’t Shopify back up my store?
Unfortunately, the Shopify platform does not offer individual store backups for users. While Shopify does save data in the cloud, it can only be used in the event of a global site crash and is not intended to help undo unwanted changes in product descriptions or restore lost SEO tags.
You can back up your Shopify store by downloading and saving CSV files. However, it's important to note that the data in these files is limited, and care must be taken when uploading files back to the store, as they could potentially cause data corruption. Regular backups should be performed after every significant change made to the store to ensure the backups are useful.
Why the BackupMaster app is an optimal solution for backup and recovery of Shopify store data
The BackupMaster app provides daily backup of your store, so you can go about your business without worrying about manually saving data. With this app, you can access any saved version of your store at any time and recover lost or changed data with ease. The information is securely stored in a cloud vault, accessible to you at all times.
However, if you want to download a backup of your store, for instance, to transfer data to another account, you can utilize the Export feature and receive a .zip archive containing stored data via email.
The BackupMaster app saves a daily backup of your store, but you can manually initiate a backup at any time before making changes to your account by clicking the Backup now button.
The BackupMaster app saves you time and effort by providing the ability to easily recover store data, such as products, themes, orders, etc., with just a few clicks. You don't need special knowledge to find the version of the item or any other data that needs to be restored, as the app dashboard is user-friendly.
You can also restore your entire store for a selected restore point using the Advanced Restore function, with the previous version being saved.