Take the opportunity to migrate before Magento 1 end of life on June 20, 2020 to ensure further business growth and uninterrupted performance, eliminating potential risks and optimizing investment.
Magento 1 has been on the market for over 10 years, having gained a wide community of devotees and supporters.
However, the end of life date for the platform is now set — starting from June 2020, both Commerce and Open Source editions of Magento 1 will no longer be supported by Adobe.
The consequences are no surprise:
No official technical support
No security patches or bug fixes
No third-party integration support
No third-party extension or theme support
No agencies with Magento 1 expertise to help you out
Running on an unsupported platform after Magento 1 end of life could cause irreversible changes to the way your business operates. As updates and security patches will no longer be introduced, you will inevitably face a whole range of vulnerabilities and risks, including:
Your ecommerce website will fail to block any malicious scripts embedded by penetrators. In the best case scenario your store will become much slower, whereas in the worst — your website will stop functioning completely.
Sensitive payment information becomes highly vulnerable with no proper security means in place. Insecure online transactions and personal data breach risks could lead to tremendous financial damage and lawsuits, consequently triggering the loss of customer trust and confidence.
Chances are, your business
might get extinct
A customer of ours used a third-party ERP solution that supported an outdated version of Magento 2, complicating timely platform updates. Having underestimated the severity of the situation, stakeholders decided to leave everything as is rather than to refine the integration between Magento 2 and the ERP system or to update the platform. Compatibility restrictions made the store an easy target for hackers: due to an encrypted malicious code embedded on the site, attackers were able to copy customers’ credit card data on the fly.
Having detected the vulnerability in the shortest time, our team patched the system to secure it from further attacks and upgraded it to the latest Magento version available, while keeping the ERP integration afloat. Fortunately, we have prevented the irreversible consequences this issue could have caused and convinced the customer that regular updates are a must to ensure that the business is running smoothly.
The countdown to Magento 1 end of life is on, creating an illusion there is still plenty of room for
you to make a maneuver and shift to a newer version.
We’re afraid, we have bad news for you.
Migration to Magento 2 might become a challenging initiative to tackle. Whilst
the necessary development works will last for at least
The news about the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was announced almost 2 years before its official enforcement date on May 25, 2018.
Despite the fast-rising hype, the majority of businesses held off on taking actions to ensure timely GDPR compliance. It didn’t take long for regulatory consulting fees to skyrocket, making short-sighted businesses pay a high price.
Magento 2: reasons to upgrade
In case migration to Magento 2 is inevitable after Magento 1 end of life, take the most out of this opportunity to breathe new life into your ecommerce business and start afresh. Whether you seek to revise current functionality or make use of custom Magento extensions, any changes or enhancements your business requires can be easily introduced to the new version of the platform.
Magento upgrade is a direct way to streamline existing operations, optimize IT efforts and, consequently, reduce TCO by:
Refining and optimizing the source code
Removing irrelevant extensions and unnecessary features
Replacing non‑effective and sluggish extensions with Magento 2 alternatives with a cleaner code
Building highly productive extensions based on Magento guidelines, in cases where ready‑made solutions are not the best choice to meet business requirements
Developing a fully‑custom responsive theme to transform digital presence, increasing website performance and conversion rates
Magento 2: reasons to upgrade
The second version of the platform features hashing algorithms for password management, enhanced attack prevention tools, as well as flexible ownership and permission management capabilities, which makes Magento 2 highly secure. Security patches and updates for the platform will continue to be regularly released by Adobe, further enabling strong protection of ecommerce websites from potential vulnerabilities
And with its in-built schema markup, improved XML sitemap, and rich snippets support, Magento 2 excels at SEO too, helping online stores rank higher in search engines.
Enjoy new security fixes and improvements that directly affect your web store’s speed
Unnecessary browser operations on the client’s side are now reduced
Speed up the delivery of your content with a factor of 300–1000x
Optimize images directly on server using
Customers now wait less, meaning that they are more likely to convert
Enjoy an improved outlook of search engine results
Customize page priority and update frequency for any product
Control which products should appear in search results
Easily embed Google Tag Manager into your store
Passwords are now more resilient to attacks
Prevent client-side scripts from being injected into your store
Make your production filesystem more secure
Prevent users from being tricked into interaction with invisible or disguised webpage elements
Prevent target attacks on specific locations using automated password guessing
Increase the readability and easen the maintenance of your style-related code
Simplify development with these renowned standards
Create reusable components with complex conditions
Enjoy less hustle with the most crucial functionality, that is — payments
You can now access your store on the go
You can now monitor your current state of business
You can now create new products faster
With a multitude of ecommerce platforms available today, deciding on whether to stay on Magento or switch the vendor after Magento 1 end of life is a fair question you might bump into. Based on industry and our own experience, we highly recommend to continue running on one of the leading solutions. There are multiple reasons for that:
One of our clients specializing in modular parts production employs a third-party invoicing system integrated with their Magento 1 online store. Understanding the fast approaching date of Magento 1 support shutdown, the invoicing system vendor has already announced the upcoming release of the Magento 2 version of the system. Hence, the company’s migration to Magento 2 will be smooth, as the invoicing services they successfully use now will be available for the upgraded platform too.
Unavailability of optimal alternatives to the extensions and integrations already in place is a major issue a business may collide, if replacing Magento 1 with a different ecommerce platform. Not only will it require additional investment into the initial research of solutions and, later on, their customization, but also into further employee training. Besides, partial business process transformation may be required, in case the new solution is not fully adaptable to existing operations.
From core and database migration to functionality enhancement and user interface fine-tuning, Staylime offers the full scope of Magento migration services, powering businesses with top-notch capabilities of Magento 2.
Staylime performed full-cycle migration of Ankerkraut’s spice e-store from Magento 1 to Magento 2 and created a unique adaptive design.View showcase
Staylime achieves 30% conversion increase of Luicella’s Ice Cream by launching a Magento-based online store, supplemented with custom functionality.View showcase
Our team would be happy to support your current Magento 1 store to set the stage for a seamless migration and ensure uninterrupted business performance throughout your strategic transition.
Plan your migration now to ensure seamless, uninterrupted operation of your business and lay a foundation for its further growth.
From automated database migration to complete functionality redevelopment, Staylime takes on all the pains associated with upgrade to Magento 2.
Whether you’re looking to change your current Magento service provider or recover a troubled migration project, Staylime is ready to undertake project rescue at any stage.
With dozens of Magento upgrade projects behind, our team knows exactly how to make migration a success.
One of the infamous Magento service providers took on a migration project for a large ecommerce business with over $60 mln of annual turnover. Laden with deadline and Magento 1 end of life pressure, the project team failed to follow development best practices and made crucial mistakes in Magento’s core, having damaged mission-critical data and store’s functionality. This resulted in higher system support costs and TCO, whereas the technical debt increased respectively. In turn, the website’s performance and speed have decreased, which affected the overall user experience and consequently caused conversion rate drops.
Recovery costs were immense and business performance decreased drastically, making the company suffer a substantial loss because of the IT vendor’s recklessness.