Magento 2 Migration

Magento 2 came out in November 2015. It came with a completely different architecture than the first successful version which is called Magento 1.

Despite being very popular and flexible, Magento’s version 1, has been continually under scrutiny for issues related to its performance. Those include a poor page load speed, which could lead to losing a lot of costumers. The Magento team has since been looking for solutions to fix this problem. They launched the upgraded platform: Magento2, which should hopefully resolve these issues.

Magento 2 supports full page cache by default. Newly released version is much faster than Magento 1. It supports PHP 7. It has a user-friendly checkout, improved indexers and brings with it database optimizations. This should hopefully fix performance issues. Every eCommerce leader wants to create an unforgettable experience for users. and it is a top priority. With that in mind, retailers pull all the strings to increase the convenience for customers’ – from enhancing page load speed to delivering a mobile-friendly browsing experience.

 

Why Migrate to Magento 2

  • Magento has stopped releasing any new features in the Magento 1.x versions now, except for the security updates.
  • Magento team is likely to stop the official support for the Magento 1.x versions and stop releasing new security updates.
  • All the customization’s you will be doing on your Magento 1.x version will have to be repeated in the Magento 2.x version, whenever you decide to migrate, so the longer you delay your migration, the more customization’s you will have to repeat.

Magento 2 Migration Process

If you decided to migrate your website from Magento 1 to Magento 2, there are four main stages that you need to go through for a successful migration:

  • Data Migration
  • Extension Migration
  • Customization’s Migration
  • Theme Migration

Conclusion

It is always a big choice for business owners to try out the newer versions. Especially with today’s competition being so tough among businesses to deliver the best to their customers. Anything that can help create value for the customer becomes a top priority. Particularly in the retail industry. Magento is gaining more and more merchant-users everyday and has been a leading eCommerce platform.

Website optimization and new features are needed in order to deliver a consistently good customer experience, and to win over customers. Migration from Magento 1 to 2 is a key consideration for merchants. There are many things to consider and benefits to evaluate, before reaching a decision to migrate or not.

If you are looking for any assistance to migrate from Magento 1 to 2 or create digital solutions for better customer or employee engagement, we can help. Please contact us at info@creationlabs.eu?