Magento 2 Migration
Looking migration to Magento 2? It's not a problem! Our team of professional developers will do it as quickly as possible and, most importantly, QUALITATIVELY. You don't have to worry, all data, settings and design will be saved on the new M2 site.Let’s Start
Should You Migrate to Magento 2?
Magento team provides software support to M1 only until June 2020. After End of Life, stores running on the old version will be at high risk. There will be no new features, patches, quality and security fixes. It all jeopardizes the security of customer data. The problems go even further:
- PCI compliance checks will become impossible to pass.
- Data compromise will be a constant threat.
- Slow speed and high time of page load will continue to decrease store conversion rate.
- Magento development companies won’t release updates for their M1 modules.
- You won’t be able to find companies specializing in Magento 1 development.
In contrast, Magento 2 expands the limits of its predecessor significantly, having a better code stack and development environment.
What are the Pros of Magento 2 Migration?
Let’s draw some comparisons between M1 and M2 and find out the gains of the latest version.
1. M2 is more secure than M1 - that's a fact!
Magento 1 is no longer updated and Magento 1 should be forgotten as soon as possible! The only thing she has left is patches to fix huge security issues, but even those will soon stop being updated! And then the hackers get down to business and easily steal all your customer data, credit card numbers, personal information, passwords, mail, and so on. If your customers and your business are dear to you, the choice is obvious and that is the move to Magento 2. Even Magento, Visa, PayPal and the FBI recommend migrating as soon as possible.
2. Magento 2 is faster and more SEO friendly - that's a fact!
The main difference between Magento 1 and Magento 2 is that Magento 2 is faster, much better SEO optimized and more user-friendly than Magento 1. Magento 2 supports the latest PHP version, which significantly improves overall speed site. It can take more orders per hour, and the page loads faster than Magento 1. Besides cleaner code and a beautiful dashboard, Magento 2 also offers meta tag features for better SEO. They were missing in Magento 1.
3. Magento 2 is more functional, which significantly improves the UX and again - that's a fact!
Magento 1 limits your possibilities and ideas for improving and developing your site, especially when increase productivity and attract customers. For example, the M2 has a built-in two-stage optimized checkout, which allows you to make purchases as quickly and conveniently as possible, and the "Instant Buy" function allows you to save the payment and delivery data of your customers. When they return to your store, you simply tell them to skip checkout and go to the confirmation page. If you are a tech-savvy person or just a prudent person, then there is no reason to stay on M1, you need to urgently switch to M2. The possibilities of M2 are endless even without the help of developers, you can independently manage many functions from the admin panel. Magento 2's ease of development helps you customize certain parts of your website without harming others. If you have any doubts, our development team will help your business rise to the next level!
Actually, what will the process of migration to M2 look like?
If something remains unclear to you, ask us! We will be happy to explain to you in more detail!
Modules developed for Magento 1 will not be available for Magento 2. During the migration to Magento 2, our development team will find even more suitable modules that will get more profit. Before migrating, we will simply completely copy your database from M1, and we will work with it when switching to M2, this will ensure maximum migration safety and will not cause any inconvenience.
There is no special need for data migration, it's all at your request. Many people want something new and on the new Magento your imagination is limitless, and you can implement anything you want, and our team of professionals will help you with this.
Transfer M1 Theme and Images.
We migrate all images and themes without any problems, but it doesn't take long to install a new, more user-friendly, more beautiful theme, so switching to M2 is a great way to refresh the look of your business. Our team will promptly suggest new market trends.
as mentioned above, M2 is a limitless platform, and if you come to introduce unique features into your store, our team will make a module specifically for your business. Alternatively, we will find and install existing modules in the Magento store.
Testing and bug fixing.
The team reviews your store, tests every feature, cross-browser testing and cross-device testing to make sure everything works perfectly. Then the testers send the list of bugs to the developers and they start fixing them. To give you the highest quality finished product!
Launching your online store
After all the manipulations, our team switches all payment methods to live mode and checks the functionality on the live domain. Then your marketing team can conduct an advertising campaign to improve profit indicators.
Support for your store ALWAYS!
Yes, that's all, our team has finished the migration! But this does not mean that M2 is not developing further and we do not care about our clients. We will provide our clients with all the new features that will be in M2. Or you yourself ask to implement your personal preferences, we will easily and gladly do it for you. If you want to know more, contact us, we will ALWAYS help you.
WHY CHOOSE OUR MAGENTO TEAM?
We deliver consistently high quality client-focused work. All projects are assigned a dedicated project manager to ensure that you are involved and informed during design and development phases, and with ongoing strategy and support — your PM remains with you forever. From backend and frontend development, to testing, we work with quality, trusted platforms, applications and tools to create outstanding eCommerce solutions and marketing strategies.
What our clients ask about migration to Magento 2
An assortment of questions most frequently asked by clients, collected as on the basis of numerous communications, migrations, and the results received.
If there are any attributes that were created manually and additionally modified manually or through modules, any issues associated with these attributes will be discovered during testing or function debugging of the store. This is also important to keep in mind, as it is not included in the base cost of migration.
Time spent on monitoring.
If the customization was applied directly in the module, this complicates the review process. Since the original version of the module is not available, it becomes necessary to purchase an identical module and perform a comparison of code, which will take almost as much time as a full audit of the module. This can take anywhere between a few days to a week, depending on the volume of code and its readability.
In case any changes to this theme were made, it will be necessary to apply them again. If you have a 100% original theme/design, it will be necessary to scale it once again. The theme may contain functions and modules, so this should be evaluated separately after the audit. It is also important to consider the fact that the modules that you are planning to obtain are intended for the base M2 system and you are likely to get an unexpected result:
Some elements/pages of your website will not look right
Certain functions will not work properly
This is also important to keep in mind. However, such issues are common for modules that apply or modify certain functions associated with the external appearance of the website (UI – user interface). For example, it could be a button, a link to share on social media, an instant purchase feature, etc.
If you are using a cloud service, it is likely that your administrative panel features an option to change the PHP version. However, if your server is a dedicated one, all changes will need to be made manually by a specialist.
During the migration, you will need a separate server running M2. At the moment that all tasks are completed and final synchronization concludes, the traffic from your main webserver/ website will be switched to this separate server.