Migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2 – a quick guide

If your store runs on Magento 1, it’s highly recommended to migrate to Magento 2. We explain in detail what, when, why and how of migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2 in this ebook.

Included :

  • Magento 1 support will end in 2020. What next?
  • Magento Migration Benefits
  • How much does it cost to migrate your store to Magento 2?
  • Magento 1 to Magento 2 migration – A ‘How-to’ guide for a successful move
  • Is your Magento 2 Store’s load time under 3 seconds?

By the end of reading the eBook, you’ll be in a more comfortable position to take informed decisions on Magento 2 migration.

    Preview the first 3 chapters of the book

    Benefits of migrating from Magento 1 to 2

    Scalability and simplified Checkout

    Magento 2 is compatible with add-ons, extensions, and third-party integration tools, which makes it easy for customization. Magento 2 is highly scalable that makes it a go-to option for both B2B and B2C businesses.

    In particular, more than 50,000 orders can be processed per hour. The checkout process can be simplified to just two steps. Automatic email recognition and guest user checkout etc., are added benefits.

    Faster page load times

    Magento 2 helps achieve faster page loading times, i.e., less than 3 seconds. Considering the short attention span of customers, quick page loads can significantly improve conversion. Built-in systems like Varnish Cache, Ajax, Full Page Cache helps in faster page loading and the capability to tackle multiple page views and orders.

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    ROI-centric benefits of migrating from Magento 1 to 2

    Magento 2’s checkout is 38% faster than Magento 1. The simplified checkout experience and improved loading speed enable users to checkout in a flash, decreasing cart abandonment by a significant margin.

    Magento 2 can handle 117% more orders per hour than Magento 1. Be it a flash sale or holiday season rush, Magento 2 can simultaneously process 1000s of orders resulting in more ROI. 2.1 million more page views per hour - Powered by Elasticsearch and with more scalability in accommodating page views, Magento 2 can enable a zippy search and loading experience allowing users to search for multiple products and surf pages, which ultimately catapults conversions.

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    Technical benefits of migrating from Magento 1 to 2

    Magento 2 supports advanced technology stack making it the go-to version for eCommerce stores to stay futureproof. Magento supports the recent PHP versions and Zend Framework (Zend Framework 2 Components have been upgraded to Active/LTS versions.).

    The latest version, Magento 2.3.3, supports PHP 7.3.x (tested with PHP 7.3.8) and PHP 7.2.x (tested with 7.2.21).

    Including Oracle and MySQL, Magento 2 supports a few other databases. Elastic Search, the secret behind a quick search experience, and Varnish Cache (6.2.0), the temporary cache techniques that speed up HTTP request responses, are built-in technologies in Magento 2.

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    Check out our eBook

    Magento 2 brings you a host of benefits like faster page load times, flexibility, personalization, easy admin controls, scalability, simplified checkout, and more. This eBook aims at highlighting the ROI-centric and technical benefits of migrating from Magento 1 to 2. You can also get to estimate the cost for your migration project with the help of our migration cost breakdown detailing.


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