Finding the right partner to work with during your migration, or a new build on Magento 2, is critical to a successful development process and launch.

If you're still developing your Magento 1 site, stop!

Magento is the most successful open source ecommerce platform available powering over 200,000 sites, helping to generate over $50 billion in annual sales.
Magento 2 pushes the boundaries as to what is possible even further! A quicker development environment with optimised coding and a modern code stack enables us to create even better ecommerce sites.
Upgrade to Magento 2

Top reasons to upgrade to Magento 2

Magento 2 pushes the boundaries as to what's possible even further!

Varnish & Full Page Cache

Guest & two step checkout

More secure, easier maintenance and upgrades

Table performance & multiple databases

Content staging & preview

Reduced Javascript libraries

Improved B2B User experience

Optimised default theme

And many more features...

Magento 2 Upgrades

Some of the clients we've helped to upgrade to Magento 2

When should I migrate?

With Magento cutting off support for Magento 1 at the end of June 2020, you will see many partners following suit and your website will become increasingly difficult to support.

We recommend you start thinking about your migration soon, with a plan to ensure you are on the new Magento 2 platform before Magento 1 support ends.
Any development work begins with a discovery phase and lots of considerations about your requirements, so we recommend getting in touch with us to start the discussions early.

We are already receiving a lot of enquiries about migration to Magento 2, and so will a lot of other agencies! If you want to be able to have a choice in who builds your Magento 2 site, don’t leave it to the last minute - get in touch today!

Why will Magento stop supporting Magento 1?

Magento 1 was released in 2008. In order for Magento to remain the leading open-source ecommerce platform, it is vital that the platform utilises the very latest coding standards to offer scalability, security and performance. All of this comes out-of-the-box with Magento 2 as well as a whole host of exclusive new features to power your website into the future.

Is it going to break the bank?

Migration to Magento 2 does not necessarily cost the same as a re-platform. However the process of getting to Magento 2 is not just an upgrade – it’s a real opportunity to look at cleansing the data, re-evaluating functionality, remove redundancy & legacy code, or any other aspects of the website that are not critical to the business.

It is an excellent opportunity to revisit your site design; Magento 2 is built on a mobile first framework, a future-proofed platform that will enable you to realise the true potential of a fully responsive site to engage shoppers at every stage of their day.

From this point onwards any new features you want to develop on Magento 1 will be at your cost! In other words, every £ you now spend on Magento 1 will potentially need to be spent again on Magento 2, once you upgrade.

How we perform a Magento 2 migration

The migration path consists of 3 processes:

Extensions

Magento has launched a brand new Marketplace specifically for M2. Many of the most popular M1 extensions that merchants are using today are likely to have already been redeveloped for the M2 platform.

Magento are actively reaching out to vendors to ensure they update their extensions to the M2 format. Although Marketplace is rapidly growing with extensions, if the module you require is not available then we can build this for you.

Themes and customisations

Like extensions, current M1 themes will not work in M2. All the code will need to be refactored and rewritten from scratch. The benefits of this:
  • Themes will be built to the latest best practice
  • Speed performances
  • Greater adherence to Google’s requirements
  • An overall increase in usability

Data Migration

For the data migration, Magento have created a flexible data migration tool to assist with migrating key data sets from M1 to M2. At its core, the tool is a command line tool that connects to a database that’s configured to hold M1 data.

Before running the initial data migration tool, we’ll help you decide what data needs to be migrated, and how best to determine that. It’s a great opportunity to clear up and remove redundancy.

Once the initial data migration is complete, we’ll use the delta migration facility to bridge the gap between the last data import and any new information that has come across. This allows merchants to take M1 data and perform the initial import ahead of time.

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