Magento 1 End of Life: Your next steps

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Magento has announced that Magento 1 will become end of life (EoL) on June 30, 2020. This means that some versions of Magento 1 will not be supported at the end of this month.

What does this mean for me?

Businesses who decide to remain on Magento 1 after EoL will be vulnerable to cyberattacks and hacks. If an issue occurs, without official support available, developers and merchants will need to rely on forums and community support to resolve any technical issues with their websites. It will also become challenging to keep up with customer demand and the rapidly changing world of e-commerce as no new features or improvements will be made.

What next?

When you become familiar with a platform, it can be difficult to tear yourself away. However, there are a number of benefits of moving over to Magento 2. Here are just some of the features you can expect:

  • Improved performance
    Site performance was a main focus in the development of Magento 2, which means it can run 20% faster than its predecessor.

  • User-friendly checkout
    Compared to Magento 1, customers will have a much easier time when they reach the checkout in version 2. It’s straightforward and easier to understand.

  • Better admin interface
    To help reduce the time needed to manage the store and train staff, the admin interface has been designed in a user-friendly way. You can customise the admin interface based on your needs, so you can access information faster. It’s also now a lot easier to create a new product due to faster import capabilities.

  • Mobile responsive
    It’s now vital that your store works well on mobile. Magento 2 comes with mobile responsiveness at its core, with responsive themes, a mobile-friendly checkout system and an integrated video feature. The admin panel is also touchscreen-friendly, so you can easily manage your store from your smartphone or tablet.

  • Constant updates
    The system always gets an update once every 3 months, so you don’t have to worry about falling behind. You can always stay up to date with the latest technology.

How we can help

Migration is not a small undertaking. That’s why we’re here to help! Our FM Retail solution seamlessly integrates with Magento 2 to help keep your customers happy. To discuss your options and to start the process of moving over, call our team on 0330 024 5014.

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