Magento Support Ending - What you Can Do About It

CoreShop Solutions has the expertise, experience and methodology to provide a solution that protects your eCommerce environment and assures ongoing support. You have options, you can upgrade your Magento environment or you can migrate your existing site to new open source or licensed technology. As an end to end Digital Experience provider we can help you navigate the best possible solution for you and have the resources to execute them quickly. Let’s use this opportunity to not only maintain what you already have but increase your marketing muscle! Our clients report 25% to well over 100% revenue increases for their online B2B and B2C environments.

Below are some typical upgrade paths within Magento dependent on size. We are also offering a free 45 minute consultation to provide more details around your options. Click here to sign up.

Magento Upgrade Factory

Magento 2 was released back in 2015 as the latest version of the Magento eCommerce platform that is utilized by 1 in 4 businesses worldwide. It offers beneficial features that resolve issues many encountered with Magento 1 such as:
  • Security patches will not be produced for these versions once support ends
  • Improved Performance
  • Streamlined Checkout Process
  • Better Admin Interface
  • Mobile Friendly
We have developed a comprehensive Magento Upgrade practice that encompasses the four stages necessary to migrate from Magento 1 to 2:
  • Data Modeling, Cleansing and Migration
  • Extension Discovery, Evaluation and Migration
  • Customization Discovery, Evaluation and Migration
  • Theme Migration and Modernization
Three Classes of Magento Migration Candidates:

1

Small to Medium Store Owner with limited Customization.

2

Migration with custom Theme development and some Customization.

3

Highly Customized store with Third Party fulfilment and very specific requirements.

Class 1

Store Owner with limited customization (Simple Migration: Fast and Economical). This provides basic migration for small to medium store owners to upgrade one particular store. We recommend buying an existing Theme and perform basic changes to it. Also, if any plugins are being used from third party system, you will be required to acquire current Magento compatible version for it.

Class One Migration steps

Initial Migration from Magento 1.x to Magento 2.x: Generally, we estimate this will require two to four days of effort, it might take less if the database is proper and all its relationships, in that case, it can be done in a day. We have found that in many situations there are issues with databases or third-party dependencies and will take extra effort.

 
  • Install the Theme: once migration is done, the theme purchased is installed and configured.
  • Install Plugins Purchased - We will install all plugins they require and configure it
  • Perform basic cosmetic changes on the Design and blend these changes with existing new Theme.
  • Once the above steps are completed and tested, the current live store is put in Maintenance Mode and the DB migration again so all the latest sales and product data will be on Magento 2.x website and the new store will be made live.
  • The method take around two (2) to four (4) working weeks.

Class 2

Migration with custom Theme development and some Customization. Clients with specific requirements to build and maintain their existing storefront and this will require a Custom Theme development.

Class Two Migration steps

Same as above – Initial Migration from Magento 1.x to Magento 2.x: Generally, we estimate this will require two to four days of effort, it might take less if the database is proper and all its relationships, in that case, it can be done in a day. We have found that in many situations there are issues with databases or third-party dependencies and will take extra effort.

  • Develop a custom theme as per the Designs provided or work with a Partner Agency for new ideas.
  • Install Plugins Purchased - We will install all plugins they require and configure it
  • Perform any Customization required such as, small plugins for frontend or customization to existing installed plugin
  • Once the above steps are completed and tested, the current live store is put in Maintenance Mode and the DB migration again so all the latest sales and product data will be on Magento 2.x website and the new store will be made live.
  • The method take around six (6) to ten (10) working weeks.

Class 3

Highly Customized store with Third Party fulfilment and very specific Theme requirements. Typically, this requires the need to Customize many plugins and Theme development from scratch. This method is based on the amount and sophistication of the customizations and it cannot be quickly estimated. This will require a Business Requirements and Blue Printing Phase which may take one (1) to (2) weeks.
  • There is still time to upgrade before real problems happen! We get upgrades done fast!