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Northcore Magento 2 e-commerce website

Magento 1 end of life; the time to upgrade is now

With Adobe ceasing support of Magento 1 at the end of June 2020, time is of the essence for either upgrading to Magento 2 or assessing whether an alternative e-commerce platform would suit your needs better.

How long your Magento 1 site remains functional is now uncertain. This situation also opens you up to the possibility of no longer being PCI compliant and, therefore, potentially liable should a data breach or fraudulent activity occur.

Note that the upgrade process from Magento 1 to Magento 2 is a new website build, not merely a software upgrade of the same website. 

Our website, prior to POP’s involvement was a few weeks away from being scrapped, but we decided to invest in it instead, which is now paying off — Director, POP Magento 2 client

Magento 2 is a highly customisable, feature-rich platform that can create complex and bespoke e-commerce stores, including multi-site installations and sites with multiple storefronts (e.g. for if you sell B2B and B2C simultaneously, but with different offerings and pricing models).

Wrendale Designs Magento 2 website

The benefits of Magento 2:

  • Use for B2B or B2C e-commerce, or both within the same website if you sell to both trade and retail
  • Endlessly customisable and hugely functional out of the box
  • Widely supported by the developer community and trusted; over 260,000 e-commerce websites currently use Magento 
  • Extensible via a massive library of Magento extensions that cater for functionality ranging from marketing and customer support, through to optimisation and security
  • Connects with your ERP software reducing admin time and the risk of introducing human error
  • PCI compliant

The fact that you are creating a new website presents you with the opportunity to consider other platforms if you feel that Magento 2 isn’t the best fit for your e-commerce business, however. Another platform that you might consider is WooCommerce.

Magento hosting and support

Magento 2 can also be resource-hungry when it comes to its hosting requirements. We provide a range of specialist Magento 2 hosting set-ups from VPSs to dedicated servers explicitly configured for the platform and supported by expert Magento hosting engineers.

Magento 2

We can also offer maintenance retainers for your Magento website to keep your e-commerce store secure and running smoothly.

Get in touch

We are experienced at developing for Magento 2, from more straight-forward e-commerce projects to large multi-store front, multi-currency websites, so if you or someone you know would like to know more about migrating to Magento 2 or another e-commerce platform, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.