Magento 2 Migration

It’s time to ditch a decade-old technology and supercharge your eCommerce store by migrating to Magento 2

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Step into the future with Magento 2

What makes a good eCommerce platform? Performance, flexibility, and ease-of-use. Magento 1 epitomized these features upon release in 2008 as well as throughout most of its lifespan, however, times have changed and no amount of updates can help Magento 1 keep up with its modern counterparts. The core technology has evolved as have the expectations and demands for eCommerce platforms. Additionally, the long-anticipated Magento 1 end-of-life (EOL), scheduled for July 1, 2020, is now reality. This is another key factor, rendering Magento 1 not only outdated compared to Magento 2, but also increasingly unsafe to use due to suspension of official support by both Magento and a growing number of third-party service providers.

Magento 1 to Magento 2 migration process is perceived to be intimidating by some merchants, resulting in their postponing the procedure indefinitely. Plus, after years of using Magento 1 many grew attached to the familiar features and demonstrated robustness of the platform.

But just like parting with your old rusty coffee-grinder for a top-of-the-line new one, migration to Magento 2 is a change you`ll appreciate immediately and you’ll wonder why it took you so long. The new grinder is faster, works better, has more functions, and is easier to clean.

Replatforming your Magento 1 store to the newer, more capable Magento 2 will have the same effect. The initial difficulties of the migration process prove insignificant in comparison with the benefits that come with Magento 2 migration. Migrate to Magento 2 and drive more sales. Simple as that.

Why migrate to Magento 2?

For your customers
  • Improved performance. On average, Magento 2 stores run 20% faster than Magento 1 stores. With Magento 2 you will make sure your store can process more orders per hour, offers faster response times per request, eliminates bottlenecks to reduce time-to-cart, and demonstrates improved time-to-interactive across the board.
  • Streamlined checkout. With an easy 2-step checkout process and an Instant Purchase option, the final part of the customer`s journey has never been smoother. Adoption of such frictionless and straight-forward behavior after migration to Magento 2, whether open source, or Commerce edition, has allowed merchants to attract more customers and drive sales.
  • Mobile friendly. Mobile is not the future anymore, it is NOW - 24/7 globally, and growing stronger by the hour. Magento 2 prioritizes mobile eCommerce and offers compatibility with Progressive Web App (PWA) technology out-of-the-box. This means that after migration from Magento 1 to Magento 2 your store can be upgraded to adopt the UX and the speed previously only achievable by native apps.
For your business
  • Richer features, better integration. Magento 2 comes with numerous powerful out-of-the-box features, catering to the needs of merchants and customers alike and making migration to the newer platform well worth the effort. And those looking for more will be pleased to explore the thriving digital ecosystem established around Magento 2, integrating third party extensions with unprecedented ease.
  • Feature-ready. Migration from Magento 1 to Magento 2 gives you access to the latest, most relevant technological developments in eCommerce. With unprecedented scalability and flexibility, measurable security and performance improvements,your new Magento 2 store will keep delivering powerful, robust, and safe digital experience for years to come.
  • Advanced reporting & marketing tools. Magento 2 ensures that your business decisions are informed and impactful with all the critical data that you need, and, in turn, that your marketing efforts are rewarded with smart private sales, flexible coupons, promotional pricing, product bundles, and more.
For your eCommerce team
  • Advanced interface. In addition to all the long-term benefits of Magento 2, you will notice one immediate difference compared to Magento 1 X - the upgraded admin user interface. Within minutes anyone with previous Magento 1 experience will be able to appreciate how much more intuitive and user-friendly the interface has become -from managing pages, to adding products, to overseeing processes and beyond - it is an overall more refined and logical experience. This means less time spent on dull administrative duties, and more time for business development& efficient management.
  • Easier version upgrades. Magento 2 enables you to stay up to date with the latest Magento version easier than it has ever been with Magento 1. A valuable improvement in terms of increased convenience and time-saving, it is equally important from a safety standpoint, since each major version release brings crucial both performance and security updates. Magento 2 migration makes it easy to get the latest features,the most recent improvements, and important security patches with each new release.
  • Developer friendly. Not only will your developers appreciate working with the latest tech stack, but Magento 2 will allow them to do so more efficiently. Infrastructure improvements, easier page adding, content updates, and just about everything else -it`s smoother, faster, and less of a hassle.

No more official Magento support for Magento 1.x stores since july 1, 2020

Magento 1 EOL was first announced back in September 2018, and July 1, 2020 has marked the point where Magento 1 stores stop receiving official support from Magento/Adobe. To this note, many 3rd party service providers (e.g., payment gateways) have followed the same trend, leaving fewer options on the table for Magento 1 merchants.
What does it mean for businesses that still haven’t switched from Magento 1 to Magento 2 stores? A number of shortcomings, ranging from manageable to critical. This includes the end of technical support, unpatched security vulnerabilities, death of Magento 1 3rd party extension integration and application ecosystem. This puts your Magento 1 store, your business and your customers at risk of missing out on profits and running into security issues.
Why is Magento pushing so hard for merchants to complete the migration process? The answer is a combination of an outdated technology powering the Magento 1 platform and the benefits and opportunities brought by Magento 2. The bottom line is it’s unwise to manage large eCommerce stores and funnel revenue using a 10+ year old technology and infrastructure: it is slow and inefficient, it doesn’t meet modern requirements, and it is open for a number of potential security vulnerabilities.
Unsurprisingly, there has been an observable spike in migration requests. With tens of thousands Magento 1 stores still live across the industry past EOL, the interest will not be fading anytime soon - continuously straining every quality Magento agency for developer resources. Don’t fall behind, and plan your Magento 2 migration process as early as possible. Else you might be sleepwalking into a disaster further down the line, dragging your customers along with you.

You know Magento 2 is the way to go and now are looking to calculate the costs? Just drop us a note.

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Magento 2 Migration made easy with the most certified Magento team in the world

Magento 2 migration is a straightforward, hassle-free process when done with the help of experts. scandiweb is an official Magento partner and home to the biggest certified Magento developer team in the world. And over the years we have helped countless Magento merchants to effortlessly migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2.

Magento is our core competence, and we are familiar with the ins and outs of the platform to a degree few others can match. With 15+ years of eCommerce expertise behind us, we have worked with companies of every size and budget - from emerging startups to Fortune 500 enterprises - finding the best, most efficient ways to make our clients’ business vision a reality.

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Magento 2 Migration roadmap

Even though some nuances may vary depending on project specifics, the overall migration process can be outlined as seen below. Keep in mind that any custom code and any theme customizations are not transferable. Thus, preserving them after migration will require additional development and investments, since they have to be fully re-done on Magento 2.

SEO services for Magento Migration

If you migrate without considering Search Engine Optimization, your organic traffic will almost certainly plunge dramatically and it can be a real struggle to get it back. As you launch, your technical SEO MUST be configured and up to par, else you`re taking critical risks by severing an invaluable connection to Search Engines and your customers.
Keep this connection intact with scandiweb`s Magento Migration SEO services, and migrate worry-free. We`ll make sure your technical SEO is robust, with a holistic audit to review any and all potential issues, create an enhanced 301 redirect map, and review all traffic permissions, so you can be certain that both users and bots reach what they`re looking for and your revenue stream remains uninterrupted.
SEO during go-live
What`s more, Scandiweb ensures the presence of an SEO expert during yourwebsite launch so as to resolve any immediate bugs or issues, mitigating any risks tokeep your traffic flowing. In collaboration with developers and with a tested workflow,we`ll help your moment of celebration go down without a hitch.
Already migrated, but forgot about SEO?
Have you already migrated without SEO in mind and your traffic hasgone down the drain? We have extensive experience in firefighting these issues,helping clients all around the world regain their customers and find new ones.Get in touch now - we can start on your project within 48 hours and we guaranteepositive results within 3 months.

Beyond Migration

Let us help you unlock the full potential of your new Magento 2 store. scandiweb`s in-house 24/7 Magento Support team is here to assist with Magento Support and maintenance. Entrust your store to us, and you can forget about downtime, errors, 3rd party issues, security concerns, and the other problems that endanger your store and ruin your day and your customers` experience.

scandiweb will keep your Magento system healthy and your revenue uninterrupted, so you can focus on business development and growth.

Now is the right time to Migrate your Magento 1 store to Magento 2

Why Migrate to Magento 2?

  • Performance: faster loading times, more capable and modern checkout
  • Mobile-friendly & PWA compatible out-of-the-box
  • Magento 1 EOL is sure to put your outdated store in considerable risk
  • Easier maintenance, improved management, and better reporting.
  • Improved security & scalability to propel your business into the future

Why is scandiweb the right partner for your business?

  • 11+ years of experience with Magento
  • We are official Magento partners with the biggest Magento dev team in the world
  • Completed countless successful migrations for businesses of every scale and budget
  • Support of a full-stack in-house eCommerce team available at a moment`s notice
  • Trusted by 500+ clients from across the globe.

Who is scandiweb?

Leader in eCommerce, Mobile, and Startups. Since 2003, scandiweb has enabled digital strategy for bootstrapping startups and established brands such as Jaguar Land Rover, Peugeot, New York Times, Reuters, JYSK and 600+ other customers in 35 countries. scandiweb is a full-stack, vertically integrated service provider with the largest eCommerce development team in Europe and the US. We bolster digital business strategies with our expertise in KPI management, MarTech, Creatives, and Technology.

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