You have a Magento 1 webshop and Magento is discontinuing support, now what?

As every Magento webshop owner already knows, Magento 1 will no longer be officially supported by Adobe as of June 2020. This means that no updates and security updates will come from Adobe.

Magento transfer

What exactly will happen is a frequently asked question that we regularly hear. Unfortunately, we cannot provide a simple answer to that question. It is certain that Magento 1 is not expected to immediately pass away. Simply because Magento 1 has often been made aware of security issues and bugs by the community in the past. So it is expected that this community will still continue to do this after June 2020.

However, this does not alter the fact that you will ever have to transfer. Whether this is with Magento or with another webshop system is of course a personal matter. In our eyes magento is and will remain the webshop system. Certainly for the professional web shops there is no doubt about this (in our opinion then ..;)).

Should You Make The Switch

If You Make The Switch But Magento 2, It Is Wise To Think About A Number Of Matters.

  • Do you want to keep the current design or do you switch to a new design that meets the current requirements.
  • If you choose a new design, a template is an interesting option. These are often cheaper as a unique design. Make sure you look closely at a template that is regularly updated by the builders and that it is well put together in terms of SEO, optimization and user-friendliness.
  • How does my Magento 1 webshop work when it comes to SEO, linking and ranking in the search engines and other places where urls go. If you go over and the url of a product, category or page changes and there is no redirect, you will soon also lose your ranking in the search engines. Something you may have invested a lot of time and money in for years.
  • Do all orders, customers, products and categories have to be brought to the new Magento 2 webshop? Make sure that everything that does not have to go with you. Everything you want to keep can be taken over. We have developed special tools to make this easier.
  • Are the products and categories that I use still relevant? In other words, if you do have to start over, it is best to ensure that all old, unused pages, products, categories and modules do not transfer. So you really only transfer what is important.
  • Provide insight into which modules are used and which are no longer. Clean beginnings are the basis of a successful webshop. Both in speed and functionality.
  • Have you been thinking about a new position for a while? Then this is of course the perfect time to get started. Map this out and make sure that when you go live with your new Magento 2 webshop, this is also working
  • Keep in mind that a Magento 2 webshop will not function optimally on a Magento 1 hosting platform. Other requirements and specifications are associated with this.

Request multiple quotes

If you have insight into the above, you can see which Magento 2 development company can help you with this. Request multiple quotes and put them next to each other. Take a good look at what suits you and what makes you feel good. Don't forget to ask us to

make a quote;). You will probably see big differences in the various offers. Check whether all the things you have specified are also mentioned.