END OF Magento 1, RISE OF Magento 2
Did you get the news… Magento 1 has ended!
What’s your next plan now?
As of the announcement made by Magento in September 2018, it is no longer supporting Magento 1.x release Post-June 2020. It’s not that sites running on Magento 1 have stopped working, instead, they have become vulnerable due to no updates. So, to avoid any incident of data breaches you should consider transmuting it to another platform.
What’s the problem with Magento 1?
The second quarter of 2020, shows that thousands of online store owners are still using Magento 1 to run their store. Now, the support has taken down and no more updates are going to occur in the future that will lead to security issues. No doubt it is a strong online platform builder but a vulnerable website causes more harm when exploited.
So, what are the other options you have left that'll provide your users with a far better shopping experience?
Magento 1 Better Alternatives
With the end of Magento 1, you have left with two options -- First, upgrade Magento 1 to Magento 2. This may seem harder but an efficient and long term solution.
If you are not confident about Magento 2 or lack a technical professional for migration, then you can stay with the previous one. For that, upgrade your site security by choosing another hosting platform. A third-party like cloudways, Magespark can help your site to remain stable and optimize its performance.
Whatever option you choose but Magento 2 is a much better option. Yes, being a Magento developer we are a little biased towards Magento 2 as it brings new extensive features, designs, and a better user interface.
What Help Does MageSpark Offers With Magento 1 Migration?
We have already mentioned that MageSpark offers M1 to M2 migration services to re-boost your M1 store. Other services that you can avail with migration are mentioned below:
Third-Party Integration Services
Quality and seamless 3rd party integration such as Paypal, CCAvenue, Stripe, Worldpay, and many more. This enables your customers to have a quick and easy checkout experience that is both safe and secure.
Dedicated Certified Magento Developers
Hiring a certified Magento developer will empower your business to grow extraordinarily and provide top-notch web solutions.
Magento Upgrade Services
You’ll get high-speed performance, optimized content, security, and fast checkout upgrades to the Magento store.
Magento 2 Custom Extension
Customize your site in the way you want your user to interact and keep it well-organized. At MageSpark you will find a huge category of Magento 2 extension to make your site user-friendly.
Custom Theme Designing
MageSpark offers the best quality PSD to Magento 2 theme design services that are clean coded and responsive.
People have found that Magento 2 is more compatible to use than Magento 1. That’s because of the great benefits that come with it. Let’s explore them.
What To Expect From Magento 2?
Magento 2 covers every aspect of the e-commerce platform that we expect from it. More efforts are put in improving the security and developer experience as said by Talesh Seeparsan in an interview.
“More care has been put into some areas of Magento 2 in providing the developer with better or easier tools for securely increasing the platform.”
Here, are the benefits that’ll tell why migrating to Magento 2 is a better option for you:
Increased Performance & Scalability
You want to stick your users on your site for a long time when they arrive at it. Chances are that users will bounce back if the site takes time in loading. With Magento 2 you will get an improved site performance that means your site will load in 1-2 seconds that was not in Magento 1. The site speed is a crucial factor in deciding your website traffic. So, the faster the site loads the more will be the engagement.
User-Friendly Checkout Process
For site users, the user experience is what all it needs. UX has the power to make it a popular or low-grade site. Magento 2 offers a quick and user-friendly checkout process more than any other e-commerce platform. Magento 2 checkout process has phenomenal features like automatic guest checkout, streamlined 2-step checkout process, and many more.
Responsive & SEO-Friendly
Great marketing features and enhanced SEO to increase your site visibility on the web. All SEO parameters are fulfilled in Magento 2. Especially mobile optimization because of the responsive design of Magento 2. The enhanced reliability to meet Google's policy of mobile-friendly sites. The quite simple and easy to use the navigation system in Magento 2 also builds a positive and effective user experience.
Managing and controlling the functionalities has been made easy from the user-friendly backend.
The website design speaks about your brand. The addition of drag and drop feature in Magento 2 is like a boon for PHP developers. This enables both coders and non-coders the power to create beautiful and engaging sites in no time. A good website influences the mind of the users about its brand through the design.
A Website needs to be compatible in all terms. You will get a user-friendly interface, high-speed performance ratio, and enhanced security with M2 as compared to M1. The best part is Magento 2 provides support to more language platforms.
With Magento 2, integration becomes easier than it was before. Just need to install an integration module and fuse it with the application. It brings a real-time ERP system that manages the routine process of online business and takes it into logs.
An updated site will go miles than the one with old technology. Every single day new extensions and other .apk files are developed to improve the site performance. Magento 2 gives a much easier and cheaper way to install and run these modules in your store. Install the extension at a low price to boost your website store functionality.
As it is said, someone better will come than you, and the process goes on. Magento 1 version is a great eCommerce platform built by Magento but without more updates, it will break your site’s security. The time is to transfer your site to Magento 2. To give your customers better shopping experience, site performance, and exclusive features you need the help of Magento 2.
If you are a Magento 1 user or starting fresh and want to upgrade to Magento 2, you can call MageSpark or reach out to us for more information. We’ll be happy to serve you with the best.