From Magento 1 to Magento 2- How to Move Ahead?

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What is critical to your business success is the platform you choose for creating your eCommerce store. If you make a right choice, it will easily scale up with your online business website.

“Good merchandise, even hidden, soon find buyers.”

Truly, a well-built eCommerce website creates the face value of your business- your products and services.

While we have several eCommerce software and platform solutions including Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento, BigCommerce, Volusion, Magento is making a bigger impact on developers and business groups with its new release Magento 2.0 (in November 2015). A recent news on Magento 2 reveals that the most reliable cloud platform for eCommerce hosting, Cloudways, has integrated with Magneto 2. With an aim to provide seamless and personalized shopping experience, Cloudways has made a brilliant choice of moving to Magento 2 as it comes with an easy-to-use Cloud Console providing an easy and one-click interface to users.

If you are thinking of moving your business website to Magento 2.0 from the previous version, you are certainly moving ahead with a 100% guaranteed business growth.

But an important concern here is when should you upgrade your website to Magento 2?

This completely depends on the current condition of your website. For instance, if your site is performing well and smooth with a non-outdated version (no version before 1.8 CE and 1.3 EE), you don’t have to just jump into Magento 2.0. Nonetheless, you can start digging into the features and elements of Magento’s new edition. Start with the basics and learn how your website can get profit from Magento 2.

Conversely, if your software is outdated or it’s a new version with a lot of performance issues and your website’s functioning relies on a lot of external (3rd party) plugins and extensions, it’s the perfect time to remodel and move to Magento 2.

If you are still unaware of the superb features of Magento 2, read them here.

Is it facile or complicated?

Honestly, you should be prepared for some complexities since it’s a migration from Magento 1 or from a completely different platform. So, moving from Magento 1 to Magento 2 is a little complex since the theme and code customizations that include external, 3rd party extensions, will not be transferred rather be redone again from the start.

You will also require additional dollars to invest in this migration- both in the visual and functional elements.

This could be a growth advantage to your eCommerce as you will get novel, innovative ideas to refine your business on the whole. Similarly, you will also get rid of some codebase and improve the overall functionality of your website.

Is it worth migrating? – Certainly!

Undoubtedly, though a little effortful, this migration will prove to be worthwhile for all Magento-powered website owners. Magento 2 adoption will give marketers the benefit of faster page loading and a simple-to-comprehend backend UI, ultimately benefiting the user experience. Also, it will provide built-in extensions for affiliate marketing to help the team drive more traffic and more conversions.

Magento team has done an excellent job by adding advancements to SEO as it will allow you to add rich snippets and manage structure markup data. It also supports greater customizability.

So, if you are still staying with Magento1, you should explore more about Magento 2 and eventually drift from the previous version. (Remember, don’t rush before knowing it thoroughly.) Your competitors have already started the migration. Act before you are left behind in this eCommerce race. 2016 will be a great year for all Magento store owners; you can make it count.

If you need any assistance on Magento 2 and its extensions, contact us. We have a talented team of Magento Certified Developers who can help you improve your eCommerce website and business as whole.

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Heena Banga

Heena Banga

Heena Banga is a Senior Content Developer at Konstant Infosolutions- a globally recognized mobile application development company. She leads marketing and growth initiatives at the company using a mix of technical and business content tactics. Heena also contributes articles to CrowdReviews, OpenSourceForU, Sociableblog, ducttapemarketing, PAYMILL blog. She hopes to enjoy a business conversation onboard a commercial space flight someday. Her ultimate goal is to combine business and writing and go into Advertising.

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