Time is Running Out on Magento 1

Avoid the last minute rush to Magento 2.

 Time is Running Out on Magento 1

Avoid the last minute rush to Magento 2

In June 2020 Magento will discontinue support of Magento 1 - No more security patches.

Hackers will find and exploit vulnerabilities that will not be patched. M1 stores will expose themselves and their customers to a high risk of data theft and legal headaches.

In June 2020 Magento will discontinue support of Magento 1. This means no more security patches. Hackers will find and exploit vulnerabilities that will not be patched. After June 2020, M1 stores will expose themselves and their customers to a high risk of data theft and legal complications.

What's Involved in an Upgrade to Magento 2?

Magento 2 is essentially a new software platform from Magento 1. Therefore migration is more than a software upgrade, its a total rebuild. There are three main things to consider with the migration process:

  Data Migration

Magento 2 has an entirely new database structure. Magento provides a tool for migrating the database but it rarely works without tweaking and manual effort.

Data migration can take up 20-30% of the total project time. The more complex and the greater the amount of data there is, the harder this part will be.

  Theme & Design

Many modern themes can be ported to Magento 2 if they are based on a commercial parent theme. If you have a completely custom theme written for Magento 1, it may difficult to port it.

Generally, moving the design is not a big issue. We can port most designs to an M2 theme that offers future flexibility.

  Features and Extensions

The bad news here is that few M1 extensions will work with M2 because M2 is essentially a different software platform. You may need to re-purchase M2 versions of some extensions.

The good news is that M2 has more features than M1 and so we've found in many cases features exist in M2 and don't require extensions needed in M1.

How Long Does a Magento 2 Upgrade Take?

Considering a Magento 2 migration is a re-build, you might estimate 12 weeks which is the average time for us to buld a new Magento website. There are time savings possible due to data and products migrating and being able to reference the current site features to help define the right Magento 2 setup. If if you don't have a lot of data and custom features, a Magento 2 upgrade might take as little as 4-5 weeks. 

If your site has been around for a long time, has complex customizations or you want to add features and do a re-design, its possible it could take 12-16 weeks! That's why we are urging you get started as soon as possible. There is still time to upgrade to Magento 2 without delays or having to pay a premium for last minute upgrades.  

How Much Does a Magento Upgrade 2 Cost?

Its hard to give a concrete answer as to how much a Magento 2 upgrade costs as it all depends on what the Magento 1 site is like. However you can look at our Magento buold list prices to get an idea, upgrades are usually less. For a detailed analysis and quote you'll need to conact us. 

Why Commerce Forge?

E-commerce Experience

With 20+ years of experience managing ecommerce businesses, it's in our DNA. We focus on your return on investment (ROI) and value. We constantly strive to show we are providing ROI for you.

Phased Project Planning

We believe in phased approaches & faster results. We won't pressure you for a bigger project than you need. We develop plans that deliver the essentials fast and then we can phase out the rest.

Competitive Pricing

Our remote staff model + sophisticated collaboration tools provides both savings and better teamwork! We pass savings on to clients and offer special client-only rates for additional services. 

One Stop Shop

You could hire a development agency, a support team, SEO agency, marketing agency, consultancy and manage your hosting. Or you could just hire us and save time and money.

Client Comments

"We started working with Commerce Forge in 2011 when. We initially hired them to build us a  simple ecommerce website. They did a great job kept working with them. That was a great decision. On top of website maintenance they took an advisory role in building the online component of the business."

"We rely on Commerce Forge to manage our technology and marketing strategy. We now have 3  ecommerce websites with unique brands, an operations staff of 5, large warehouse and s significantly increased ecommerce income. We are excited to continue to grow cost effectively with Commerce Forge and I highly recommend them."

Doug Girdwood
President, Electronic Product Solutions LLC

"I have found that e-commerce is more than just buying software and server it involves both technical software skills combined with sales, marketing and business skills to keep our company on page one. I did recently add a full time person to manage our interface with the Commerce Forge team but that was due to the business growth! The CF team executes the plans quickly and efficiently."

"In the past 3 years with Commerce Forge our ecommerce sales have grown over ten times. We could not have accomplished this without the skill set of the CF team."

Lorin Krueger
President, Sailor Plastics Inc.