The migration is a complex process, but using our expertise we will make sure this is a process that runs smoothly and transparently. Here are the high level steps and processes needed to migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2:
This is the process of migrating products, product attributes, categories, orders, customers, promotion rules and static content. This step is performed using Magento’s data migration tool. It’s generally a smooth process and the only data that will require additional work is data coming from customisations and extensions.
As a first step our team will take an inventory of all extensions and customizations.Next, as a team effort we will decide which extensions and customizations are essential for the customer experience, which ones need improvement and if some of them can be phased out.Again, the migration should also be seen as a good moment to declutter.
As with extensions, customisations cannot be simply migrated and they will need to be rebuilt. Ideally by now we have a clear idea of the features needed but some of the questions we should ask are:
Are we rethinking the customer experience to make it more personalized?
Do we need the ability to rapidly update content?
Are we expanding into new international markets?
Are we creating loyalty and other programs targeting repeat customers?
Magento 2 has one of the most modern and intuitive admin panels available so your admin team must receive comprehensive training in using the new platform to make the most out of it.
Just like a new build, migrating from Magento1 to Magento2 is a process that will depend on your business needs and current project size. Depending on the complexity of your current solution the migration can take anywhere from 3 months to 9 months.
Deciding on your partner for what is essentially a new build of your ecommerce platform can seem overwhelming. Our recommendation is to look for an agency that can cover all or the majority of the points below:
The agency has done at least a couple of migrations that are in production mode.
The agency is a Magento partner or can demonstrate experience and in depth knowledge of the platform.
At least part of the team members are Magento certified.