All That You Need to Know To Gear Up For Magento 2 Migration

by Magento Store Magento Development Company

As everyone knows, Magento 1.x version has already begun the countdown to its End of Life (EOL). The platform will breathe its last in the mid of 2020, leaving hundreds of thousands of stores vulnerable to security risks unless they make the right move. While there is a choice to keep running your original online store, you will land in trouble if you need support because the platform will stop providing it post-EOL. The best thing to do, therefore, would be to get Magento upgrade well in time. If you still have some questions about it, here is all that you need to know before embarking on this journey.

Benefits of embracing Magento 2 for your e-commerce store

Whether you want to start building an e-commerce store from the start or look to upgrade an existing one, Magento 2 definitely serves as a great choice. Compared with the previous versions, Magento 2 comes with significant improvements including:

  • A responsive platform which delivers seamless experiences across devices
  • Performance benefits with up to 50% faster loading time for the website
  • Easy-to-manage website with more user-friendly and intuitive admin panel
  • Greater flexibility for easier extension updates and adding personalized features
  • Enhanced security features and greater convenience with several payment gateways
  • New B2B and B2C features that make Magento 2 development services an apt choice for such businesses

Downsides of Moving to Magento 2

While there are several reasons that you should consider the move, there are a number of downsides when you do so. You should know these aspects better before taking the plunge. You will probably have to hire expert developers for the job because there is a lot involved. These include the following:

  • New themes are to be built from the scratch
  • Porting Magento themes directly into Magento 2 is also a challenge
  • Some Magento 1 extensions will disappear as you migrate
  • There are risks related to SEO and indexing issues
  • Migration is a time-consuming process as well
  • It is expensive if you choose to move to Enterprise Edition
  • There are stability issues and technical difficulties

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