If you’re on Magento 1.x, and assessing what to do next, you’re in good company. Many thousands of merchants are in the process of deciding what to do, as Magento 1 prepares to ride off into the sunset. Leaving your old M1 store requires a full replatforming or rebuild, as there is no upgrade available to go from Magento 1, Community or Enterprise Edition, to any other platform.
Many merchants will of course migrate to Magento 2. While Magento 2 requires a new theme, new extensions, and other setup to launch, much like any Magento build, if you’re happy with your experience with Magento 1, chances are that you’ll look to migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2. At Rand Marketing, we’re helping many merchants migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2.
On the other hand, if you aren’t happy with Magento 1, this is your opportunity to consider other options. Magento is open source, has a wealth of extensions and connectors available, and is fairly robust. However, it also requires more maintenance than many platforms, comes with limited support from Magento (if any), and requires you to maintain a range of 3rd party services and software, from hosting to extensions. Unless you have the budget for Magento Cloud, a pricy option, you have no service level agreement, and can expect to need to manage some technical issues, whether extension conflicts, hosting issues, security issues and PCI Compliance, and security and software updates. That is also keeping in mind that there are a couple of thousand reported issues with Magento 2 that the Magento team is still working on, and more issues be reported regularly.
Magento 2 will be a great fit for many merchants, but not nearly all. For many, other platforms will bring better predictability, stability, and less costly setup and maintenance. As such, the E-commerce team here at Rand Marketing is helping merchants to Migrate from Magento 1 to BigCommerce, as well as providing assistance for merchants to migrate from Magento 1 to Shopify Plus, migrate from Magento 1 to Miva, migrate from Magento 1 to X-Cart, and migrate from Magento 1 to Zoey, as well as other carts like WooCommerce, Prestashop, VTEX, UniteU, 3dCart, Shuup, Arcadier, and others.
We start off by offering a Magento 1 Migration Consultation – in essence, helping you to decide which platform is best for you. We can always provide new designs for your new site, and assist with transitioning digital marketing campaigns, helping to ensure that search engine rankings are kept in mind during your transition, as well as tracking codes, and other digital marketing needs.
Depending on which E-commerce platform you choose to proceed with, Rand’s team may offer a mix of services to customize a new theme for you, assist with E-commerce settings, move static content, migrate data, help with Apps, Extensions, Modules, and/or Plugins, and address other migration tasks. In some cases, we’ll also be able to help recommend great resources to meet particular needs and goals. We believe in bringing our clients value, and in cases where an existing tool or streamlined service may be beneficial, we can help make such recommendations for you.
If you’d like to learn more about Migrating from Magento 1 to a new platform, please call us at (954) 530-6125, or contact us online, and we’ll be glad to schedule a consultation with you.