Magento will be ending support for Magento 1 in June 2020 as long as licenses have been extended to align with that date. Even though support has not ended yet, Now is June 2019. You only have one year to receive Support for your Magento 1 Website. So, does your e-commerce site need to migrate to Magento 2?
Other items to consider if you stay on Magento 1:
They will not produce security patches for these versions once support ends.
Your competitive edge will be at risk. No new innovation or features will be added on Magento 1. Because all of the innovation that needs to stay competitive is happening on Magento 2.
Magento 1 will become increasingly vulnerable to hacks as the code grows older.
Magento 2 users will enjoy a widening competitive advantage based on new features and new functionality
Because running unsupported software is extremely risky, particularly when the software that isn’t supported is such a fundamental part of your website operation. We recommend migrating to Magento 2 sometime in 2019 if you have not already done so. The timeline for migration can vary based on your eCommerce site, but a safe bet is to allow a minimum of 3 months. Do not forget, this timeline is totally dependent on the level of customization you have done on the Magento 1 site.
MAGENTO 2 BENEFITS WHEN MIGRATE TO MAGENTO 2
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 provides beneficial features that resolve issues many encountered with Magento 1 such as:
Magento 2 website will run on average 20% faster than Magento 1 websites. Highly performant sites have been proven to increase sales and improve search engine rankings.
Streamlined Checkout Process:
Magento 1 has a hefty six (6) steps, while Magento 2 offers a simple 2 step checkout process and the Instant Purchase feature. Sites with easier check-out processes (like an instant purchase) have historically seen increased sales.
Better Admin Interface:
This is a non-technical user’s dream! Magento 1’s user interface was often touted as confusing for business users, but Magento 2 offers a clean, user-friendly experience where even the most non-technical users can find tools and add new product listings with ease.
With more customers than ever shopping on smartphones, it is imperative to have a mobile responsive site. Magento 1 websites did not deliver optimum performance on mobile devices, but Magento 2 takes a priority. With the release of Progressive Web Application (PWA) Studio in Magento 2.3, customers can take their mobile performance even further.
The above is my personal opinion about why your e-commerce site needs to migrate to Magento 2. Hopefully, the article has brought the most overview for you. If you have any questions, feel free to feedback here. I and colleagues are willing to support you. Thank you!
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