Magento announced and end of life for Magento 1 from June 2020. This does not mean that your store would stop working. However, it does mean
- No support for any issues on Magento 1 available from Magento
- Latest security patches will no longer be released for Magento 1, and so could make your site vulnerable, and you would put your customer and brand at risk
- New features for Magento 1 would no longer be available
- No upgrades to Magento 1
- Developers and Development companies would move to Magento 2, and so support would be difficult.
- Your payment gateway providers would soon stop supporting you.
What should you consider while making the switch
Plan your switch
While switching from magento 1 to magento 2, you might want to list out all the features and customizations done on magento 1 and explore if these features are built in features on Magento 2. List out all the integrations if any with internal and external systems such as payment gateways, shipping companies, CRMs, ERP and others and look for available extensions on Magento 2. Analyze whether you would need any feature upgrades and customizations to be done. Would you also have a user interface revamp done, along with the upgrade?
Choose your support Partner
While some companies might have an internal development team to take over the upgrade, you might not have, or your internal team might not be hands-on on Magento 2. You would look for a partner with sufficient expertise in Magento 2 community and enterprise.
|Service||Standard (M1 Community to M2 Community)||Pro|
|Theme||Standard M2 Theme with 25 hours of customization||Custom Theme|
|Data Migration||Websites and Stores, Attributes, Categories, Products, Customers (Groups & Entities), Sales Data (Orders, Quote, Invoices, Payments, Shipments, Credit Memo, Sales Rules & Coupons) Reviews and Ratings, Other Data – Tax rules, Zones and Rates, Catalog Rules, CMS pages||Websites and Stores, Attributes, Categories, Products, Customers (Groups & Entities), Sales Data (Orders, Quote, Invoices, Payments, Shipments, Credit Memo, Sales Rules & Coupons) Reviews and Ratings, Other Data – Tax rules, Zones and Rates, Catalog Rules, CMS pages|
|Payment Gateway Integration||One||As required|
|Shipping Provider Integration||One||As required|
|Email Template Integration||All Existing Templates||All Existing Templates|
|Extension Installation and Configuration||7 Extension installation and configuration and fixing of conflicts if the M2 Versions are available||All M2 versions of existing extensions|
|SEO & Digital Marketing||Google Analytics & Google Tag Manager||Google Analytics & Google Tag Manager, all other existing Tags|
|Elastic Search Integration||-||Included|
|Language||Single Language||Multi language|
|Functional Testing||Complete Functional Testing of Custom modules||Complete Functional Testing of Custom modules|
|Ongoing Maintanance||Based on Agreement||Based on Agreement|
|Support for Bugs and Issues||10 Days free support||30 Days free support|