It is no more surprising that Magento has become one of the most preferred platforms for e-commerce store development. All thanks to its advanced functions, features, and services. With the advent of Magento 2, we’ve come across a mixed reaction from the Magento community. Some were excited for the change, while many of them were skeptic about migration and wondering whether they should run their online store on the current platform as long as possible, or move their e-commerce from Magento 1 to Magento 2.x, which is the latest, feature-rich version. If you fall in the latter category, here is an insightful guide to help you decide if you really need to make the move to upgrade.
Moving to Magento 2
If you are using the Magento 1.x version, we won’t suggest you spend your time and budget on upgrading to any version of Magento 1, since Magento 2 is already available. Also, you might know that the Magento is likely to stop supporting the 1.x Enterprise Editions starting from November 2018. Considering there is a short span of time for which Magento 1 will be officially supported with critical updates and no new functions have been added since the advent of Magento 2.x, it seems wise to move to Magento 2. While upgrading to the Magento 2.x may cost a bit more in the short term, but you can harness the countless benefits of this latest version for the long run. When planning to move from Magento 1 to Magento 2, it is suggested not to view it as another upgrade, rather one should view it as a re-platforming project. The reason why we are saying so, unlike upgrading from 1.13 to1.14, there’s no direct upgrade path for moving to the Magento 2.x.
Tip: it is better to connect with a expert IT and avail their Magento Upgrade Services to ensure a secure and professional upgrade.
Magento 2 Pros You Should Know
Here are some benefits of moving to the Magento 2.x:
- Better back-end admin panel, allowing easy management of your store
- Improved performance
- Easier and less costly to maintain
- Better native front-end
- Regular updates of new versions means new functionality
- Fully responsive
- Enhanced B2B functionality
So how can you decide?
With the official support for Magento 1.X Enterprise Edition going down from November 2018, it is in the best interest of e-commerce merchants to migrate their online store to Magento 2.x. On the other hand, if you are a new player in the e-commerce realm and planning to build an e-commerce store from scratch, you can count on Magento for its unparalleled features, functions, and support.
Having offered Magento web development services for over a decade, we always suggest you take out some time and try to assess the requirements of the project, for example, why you need to upgrade, what your unique business requirements, how Magento can suit your business-objective, the required functionality, the estimated budget, the effort requirements, and so on. Once you have the answer to all these questions, you can easily decide for upgrading and make the best decision for your business.
Get in touch!
If you have decided to move your e-commerce store to Magento 2.x, get in touch with magnomates, a professional agency that provides all-inclusive Magento solutions. Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org