Migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2: to be or not to be?

There are many reasons why you are looking for information on how to migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2 platform. You might be no longer satisfied with online store performance, the loading speed and the design of your Magento 1 website. But our Dinarys team, now I would say, strongly recommends migrating to Magento 2. Why?

One of the main reasons you should take into account is that support and update of certain Magento 1 important modules will not be available starting from July 2020. Moreover, security is one more critically important aspect of the success of your online shop. Magento stops supporting Magento 1 that means stop releasing the security updates as well. We all know the consequences of this. Magento 2 offers better security, performance, SEO, speed, and ease of use.

In addition to the reason mentioned above we also advise to migrate if:

Your customers leave the website because of slow loading speed
Increasing number of Mobile Devices orders is important for you
Long checkout process results in high Shopping Cart abandon rate
You want higher level of Reporting and Analytics

The migration process: what does it look like?

  1. Preparation
  2. Theme configuration
  3. Data migration
  4. Custom development
  5. QA and testing
  6. Site deployment

In general the migration process takes up to two months, but still the timeline directly depends on an online store size and features needed to be integrated.

In Dinarys blog we are sharing our experience in Magento 1 to Magento 2 migration describing the most common steps. But keep in mind that data migration is quite a difficult and individual process requiring certain professional preparations. That is why we usually recommend hiring a team of development professionals that will help to avoid mistakes and data loss.

Richter Gabelstapler forklift dealer company-leader is one of our customers. They turned to Dinarys team with the request to support the Magento 2 migration process aimed to strengthen security, to increase loading speed and to add functionality unavailable for Magento 1. Data loss is usually one of the main challenges the developers team face. Our professionals successfully transferred the data and launched a new website design. M2E Pro, which is the Magento 2 extension that connects the website backend with eBay and Amazon. It enables the client to have various selling channels that are fully synchronized. To sum up, successful migration resulted in increased loading speed of the website (it became 25% faster) and 35% of orders are received from Ebay and Amazon.

We ensured a safe migration process that resulted in increased conversion rates, improved workflow and reduced future maintenance expenses.

Aimed at providing the best quality services, our client usually receives the acceptance criteria on the first stage of the project planning. It guarantees the receiving of what a client is expecting. Warranty is also an important factor in providing migration services. We usually give 1-month support on the main Magento 2 ecommerce features of online store.

In case you want to receive more info and details on the migration process just send us a note.