How to migrate E-commerce website from OpenCart to Shopify?

Before posting this here, I happened to research about how do I move a website from OpenCart to Shopify and looks like there are tons of services online that offer that but it is quite expensive. I wanted to know if we have a manual way of doing this.

So, my website was developed by a company on OpenCart, I asked him that I want to move to Shopify and how should I proceed about it. His response was that he will download everything from his back-end in an excel sheet or in a format that Shopify supports (which he asked me to look for and I'm not aware of it) and hand it over to me. He will also give me the credentials for the web hosting (ResellerClub) admin panel. Along with that I should download all images from website through chrome extension or any other service.

Now I don't really know how to go forward with this.

  1. Can I migrate everything form OpenCart platform to Shopify manually without using any expensive services? If yes, how can I do that?
  2. What all would I need from my developer to migrate this website?
  3. How do I upload on Shopify after I get the data? Is it too much of a hassle?
  4. Anything else I should be aware of?

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