Magento 1 to Magento 2
Store Migration

Magento 2, now commonly referred to as Magento Commerce can help bring new heights to your Magento store.    With improved technology, features, performance and an impressive roadmap of future updates, embarking on the journey to Magento 2 now will secure the future of your eCommerce store for years to come.

Key Reasons to Start your migration to Magento 2

Support for Magento 1 is due to be discontinued, following this there will be no further security or maintenance updates.  Already there is a downturn in maintaining Magento 1 extensions and integrations.

Magento 2 offers improved features, admin experience, scalability and has 56% faster page load times for you to maximise your eCommerce growth.

Magento continues to be the market-leader in eCommerce platforms; by migrating to Magento 2, you can align yourself with the same technology as used by leading brands across the globe.

Key Facts about Magento 2

Magento 2 is a new platform, you cannot 'upgrade' your existing Magento store to it.

Magento 2 extensions are different to those used in Magento 1: What extensions do you really need?

Magento 1 themes cannot be used in Magento 2:  it is a great time for a redesign.

As a Magento 2 Trained Solution Partner and 10+ years Magento expertise, Online Visions can make your migration to Magento 2 a hassle-free process.

First You Need a Migration plan - our easy 5 step process defines your requirements

Sounds too hard?  Don't worry we can help just contact us to discuss the next steps.

Step 1: Evaluate your 3-Year business goals

Planning is the key to a successful migration to Magento 2
but before you can plan, you need a destination.

Our Certified Magento Solution Specialist can help you evaluate your short and long-term business goals and retrospective performance of your current Magento website.  This then formulates the requirements for your Magento project.

Tip: Don't make the mistake of asking for existing store to be transferred to Magento 2 - you just carry old mistakes and solution architecture into a new website.     Best results are achieved by planning your Magento 2 implementation based on current and future requirements.

Improving your existing Magento infrastructure:

What missing functionality or issues is impacting your growth?

What established features are critical to your operations?

What 5 key business objectives do you have in the next 3 years?

What aspect of your eCommerce operation is least efficient?

Can you streamline your businesses through integrating Magento with external systems that you use?

Step 2: Choose Your Magento 2 Commerce Edition

Based on an understanding of your current and future plans, we can now evaluate the best Magento 2 platform choice to achieve this.

Magento Open Source (Community) is great, it’s flexible and free.  But it’s not built for business-critical eCommerce sites.    If your plan is for growth and/or you have been encumbered with website performance issues on Magento 1,  upgrading to Magento Enterprise is a sensible choice.

With enhanced feature-set you have less-need for third party addons that can bog-down your website.   You also gain the benefit of Magento support.

Magento Commerce 2

(aka Enterprise Edition)
  • Advanced Software Features
  • All-in-One B2B & B2C Solution
  • Advanced Fraud Protection
  • Secure Cloud AWS Hosting
  • Magento Support

Magento Open Source

(aka Community Edition)
  • Free Open-Source License
  • Flexible eCommerce Solution
  • Extend features via 3rd party add-ons & extensions
  • No Magento Support

Step 3: User Experience & Design

With over 50% of traffic now coming from a mobile or tablet device it has never been more important to optimise the user experience of your website.

Your current store design is not immediately transferrable to Magento 2, so it is an ideal opportunity to get a fresh new look and store experience that your customers will love.

Planning the design of your new store:

Make decisions based on user experience, not just what looks nice.

Cashflow the front-end features that you want through a progressive implementation approach.

Study competitors, but don't lose what is unique to your business.

Always plan to improve your design through user behaviour analysis and A/B Testing

Magento Themes offer an easy solution to design but are not always the best performance choice.

Over 80% of customer journey to purchase use more than 1 device

Step 4: Project Phases & Roadmap

Take a practical approach and get online faster by dividing the project into phases.

Tip: By establishing your minimum requirements to go-live you can get online faster and start benefiting from your investment in the Magento platform whilst additional features can continue to be developed.

Assess requirements and features as 'Must haves' and 'Nice to haves'.    New features that address key operational or customer experience issues are prioritised.

Our Solution Specialist can help you work out a MVP (minimum requirements) for your store to go-live.

We can help you plan a desired schedule to go-live, grow your sales and implement features through additional project phases.

Step 5: Implementation Plan

As part of the above planning process have progressively defined all required components of your Magento 2 build.

Everything now comes together in your Magento 2 Implementation plan, this defines the objectives, phases and deliverables of your project.

Now with your Magento 2 implementation plan in place, we can start making your vision into a reality.