FAQ on Magento 2 Migration

If you are on Magento 1, I don’t need to bore you with the information about how Magento will be ending support for it in June 2020- you already know this. What you are probably more curious about and trying to research is information around what a migration from Magento 1 to Magento 2 entails, costs involved, and the potential timeline for such a project. You might not be ready to talk to a Magento Solutions Partner or even the Magento team directly regarding your questions- and that is alright. But the fact remains that even though Magento 1 support has not ended, the days of it are numbered. So today we are hitting to the blog and answering 3 common questions around Magento 2 migration and sharing our new 2019 Magento 2 Migration Insight which tackles more detailed information around costs, timelines, and “what to expect” when migrating.

3 FAQ on Magento 2 Migration

Why should I migrate to Magento 2?

Bottom line, if you decide to stay on Magento 1 you are ultimately putting your brand at a stand still in terms of continual innovation and steps behind in future readiness, giving your competitors a huge edge. Why? Here are few points to break that loaded sentence down:

  1. Security patches will not be produced for these versions once support ends.
  2. No new features will be added.
  3. Magento 1 will become increasingly vulnerable to hacks as the code grows older.
  4. Magento 2 users will have an increasingly competitive advantage based on features and functionality.

What is the timeline for Magento 2 migration?

The timeline for a migration can vary based on your site, but a safe bet is to allow a minimum of 3 months. This timeline is totally dependent on the level of customization you have done on the Magento 1 site and if you are considering new features, updating user experiences, or other technologies plan to have it extend past that.

Can I just do it myself?

That can depend on several factors such as: levels of customization, your internal teams experience, your timeline, and are you wanting to update your user experience at the same time? The right delivery partner is crucial to success, whichever Magento 2 migration procedure you decide on. Do consider an upgrade of your site’s user experience at the same time as the migration; it can really help prepare your site for the next level of digital growth. Working with experts in user experience and technology can help you consider whether your site needs to be designed with more hardware, more advanced topology, etc. Bottom line, moving from Magento 1 to Magento 2 requires a careful, considered approach and working with the right delivery partner who has proven methodology and experience with it definitely is its advantages.

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