Migration to Magento

Migration to Magento

Magento is the most feature-rich and powerful open-source e-commerce platform available on the market, and many online store owners would benefit from having their stores on Magento instead of their old shopping carts (OsCommerce, VirtueMart, XCart etc.). One reason for this is because when a client chooses to start with a more simply hosted ecommerce solution (Shopify, Wix, Volusion etc.) they soon find out that after growing bigger, they actually need something custom and more tailored to their needs. While there are many webshops made on proprietary platforms or outdated technologies, which can be too expensive to support/modify due to lack of technology experts – Magento can be a great solution to switch to because there is a big community of coders who can always help.

We have a lot of experience with migrating existing solutions to Magento from old and new designs, and from all kinds of platforms, with any level of complexity.

Another hot topic nowadays: the upgrade from Magento 1.x to Magento 2.x. Overall, it’s not even an upgrade (despite being called an update) these two platforms are very different, especially in terms of technologies used.  So, instead of an upgrade, think of it more like a migration or perhaps the “Creation of a new Magento 2 site based on old Magento site”.

Magento 2 includes built-in tools to automate data migration, and for relatively simple sites it can be done very quickly and almost effortlessly, whereas for advanced Magento 1.x sites that were highly customized, we usually create a data migration script. Then, we either migrate the design and functionality or create them from scratch because there is no compatibility between both themes and extensions for those platforms.

Often people ask — should I migrate my existing site to Magento 2 or Magento 1? In a word, Magento 1.x will soon become an obsolete platform without proper support so upgrading  to Magento 2 is inevitable but why wait? You know what they say, the early bird gets the worm.

Even still, if you’re unsure how to proceed contact us, we’ll evaluate your old system and migration complexity and get back to you with the cost.

Going a long way

Revealing new opportunities for business growth by migrating to any ecommerce platform or upgrading your store to the latest version with a safe and careful moving store setting, orders, customers, products
Making your ecommerce website work stably and fast by avoiding a domino effect and preventing glitches and faults in the initial stages to build a robust foundation for your business taking off
Solving challenges, such as dealing with several suppliers at once, changing prices automatically, managing orders processed by different fulfillment centers by connecting your store to the systems
Improving the bandwidth of your store infrastructure and providing your customers with quick data processing and low response time
Increasing customer loyalty and delivering a responsive and pleasant experience to let users make purchases most conveniently
Rocketing the conversion rate and generating a traffic increase in customers by making the best out of marketing activities