Time to Move to Magento 2.0?

For your clients who are using Magento 1.0, the question is no longer if, but when to move to Magento 2.0. Starting June 2020, all official support from the Magento team, who are now a part of the innovative Adobe umbrella, will stop.

 

If you are a small business owner, this means;

  • No more security updates, which could put your site and your customers at serious risk.
  • You’ll be working with outdated modules that could slow down your site’s functionality.
  • Most agencies are now focused on Magento 2.0 so it will be difficult for you to find a certified developer willing to participate in Magento 1.0 projects.

 

The most important factor for you to consider when migrating to Magento 2.0, however, is the timeline. It could take you 3-7 months to migrate fully. The timeline is informed by the complexity of your website and how big your product catalogue is.

 

The more custom-built functionalities on your site, the longer it will take you to migrate.

At Codeias, we recommend that you move now to save money in the long run. If you plan on making improvements to your site’s performance or any other major developments, it will save you time and money to move to Magento 2.0 and save yourself the hassle of doing it twice. This is because any custom development work will need to be repeated after you migrate.

 

Some of our clients who have made the switch to Magento 2.0 report:

Improved performance: Magento 2.0 supports the newest PHP versions (including 7.0.13+ and 7.1.x). These new versions come with security fixes and improvement on your site’s speed.

Optimised Images: Previously, if you were using Magneto 1.0, you had to manually optimise images. With Magento 2.0, it is now possible to use inbuilt tools to optimise images directly on the server. It also features image compression and, minimised and bundled Javascript.

Improved SEO: Magento 2.0 uses URL rewrites, keywords, canonical URLs, metadata, and site map customisation to give your site better ranking on the SERPs.

Better performance through improved indexing: The Magento system uses indexing to transform data into index tables. By keeping information such as pricing, users and stores updates, the query speed is optimised improving your site’s performance. Magento 2.0 is designed with efficient updates which speed up the query performance and improve the site’s overall performance.

Responsiveness: Your clients now require a site that is responsive on mobile. The new and improved interface allows you to manage stores more effectively. This gives the site a better look and feel on mobile devices.

 

The time to move to Magento 2.0 is now. Codeias can help you plan the switch during off-peak selling times so as not to disrupt your business. We can match migration schedules to planned promotional campaigns to avoid your store from failing at peak seasons which would be devastating to your business and your customers.

 

If you are looking for an experienced developer, contact Codeias today.

To discuss your web design and plan your migration process to Magento 2.0, call us on 01257 758 078 or email us at enquiries@codeias.com