Magento Migration & Magento Upgrade Services UK, Manchester

Do I need to upgrade from Magento 1?

If your website is run on Magento 1, you should consider upgrading to Magento 2.

From June 2020, support and updates for all versions of Magento 1 stopped. This means that your website no longer receives vital code fixes and security patches included in the latest versions. These are implemented to ensure your store is a safe and enjoyable place for your customers to shop. Extension developers and payment gateways have also stopped supporting the older version of Magento’s open source platform.

Can I keep all my products, orders and customer data?

Magento has made the process of keeping all your data simple. We can make use of the Magento data migration tool built into Magento 2 which ensures that all your products, orders and customer information is not lost during the upgrade process. This then allows the developers to work with your data and products during the Magento Migration process.

What is the Magento Migration process?

Visionsharp have put together a proven Magento 1 to Magento 2 migration service to ensure that the task is painless and effective. The process ensures that there is no loss of data which is vital to your business. In its simplest terms, the Magento 2 Migration steps are carried out as follows:

Analyse your current website and requirements.

Our team analyses your current website to understand the features, extensions, payment gateways and any other functionality to create a clear and concise development plan.

Redesign and redevelop the website theme for all devices.

We can develop the Magento 2 theme to have the exact same styling and design as the current website. However, this is a great time to consider redesigning your website with a fresh, conversion rate focused design to push you in the right direction to drive more sales.

Implement all extensions and integrations.

Once the front-end theme of the site has been developed, we will then look to implement any agreed extension migration and integrations on to the Magento 2 website. This could include shipping rules and courier integrations, inventory management software and Payment gateway integrations such as Sagepay and PayPal.

Test. Test. Test.

With the use of a purpose built testing process, all aspects of your new Magento 2 website are tested internally. This ensures all features, integrations, custom code, and the front-end of the website works exactly as expected on all devices.

Testing rigorously is the make or break of the project, as issues with any Ecommerce website can severely affect conversion rates and customer confidence.

Data Migration.

The migration of your data comes after the Magento 2 website has been fully tested. At this point, all data is migrated from your current database into the new Magento 2 database. This includes Customers, Orders, Products, Categories and Offer / coupon codes (cart rules).

Our tried and tested Magento 2 data migration process ensures all critical data is migrated quickly and efficiently. We take away any worries about the ability of your new online store or website to store data effectively.

Launch with Minimal downtime

With all the above steps complete, the new Magento 2 website is ready to go live. With the thoroughly planned out steps above, the downtime is minimal, and can be conducted at a time that best suits you. This ensures sales aren’t affected and your business can continue to flourish.

What Are The Benefits Of Magento 2 For Your Business?

Magento 2 offers a suite of new features that enhance the user experience and provide merchants with greater insight into their online business. Alongside the new features come a host of fixes and enhancements to the core features too.

Support for Global Sites

Magento 2 offers a number of powerful time options to enable greater efficiency and scalability of global sites. This includes the ability to manage multiple country sites all from the same store, support multiple currencies, multiple languages and calculate local tax rates.

Instant Purchase Checkout

One-click checkout enables customers to use previously stored payment and shipping details to bypass the usual checkout steps and purchase directly from product pages. This feature is designed to improve conversion rates and increase sales from returning customers.

Improved Security

New levels of security are achieved with numerous revamps and upgrades to the core functionality providing additional chargeback protection and fraud detections.

Custom Catalogues

With Magento 2, merchants are now able to control prices, products, and categories displayed to business partners.

B2B Functionality

A range of new B2B features have been introduced in Magento 2 including quote management, custom catalogues, flexible multi-user account roles and payment on account options.

Advanced Reporting

Magento makes it easy for businesses to access the key data required to not only compete online, but also make strategic decisions and respond to fluctuations responsively.

Visionsharp and Magento are the perfect partnership to drive your ecommerce business forward.

As a specialist Magento development agency, Visionsharp has been working with Magento for many years. We have provided successful ecommerce solutions and support to a variety of happy clients across many industries.

We love creating amazing and effortless shopping experiences that encourage customers to return time after time.

We start with a blank canvas and design a website that is tailored to you and your brand. Ensuring that every aspect of the website and customer journey has been thought out from start to finish.

Magento 2 enables us to provide unrivalled ecommerce management and expansive functionality to an unrestricted, bespoke front-end interface for all devices.

Magento Migration can seem daunting as a business owner. The idea of transferring all your data, inventory, and assets to a new platform can sound worrying, as is the prospect of downtimes or other unforeseen issue that may cost you revenue.

However, if you work with experienced developers who know how to handle the migration process efficiently and minimise downtime, the process can go smoothly and not affect your business at all. With extensive testing, the Magento Migration team at visionsharp can guarantee a painless transition. Bring your business up to speed, with new functionality and security features you can only find in Magento 2.

Whatever eCommerce platform your business is currently using, you can migrate to Magento 2. This is often the best options for businesses looking for a solution that allows them to scale up, offer multi-store support, and multiple languages and currencies.

However, migrating to Magento 2 from a different platform can be a complex process that requires a lot of planning, testing, and development work. It is important to work with experienced developers who know how to handle the migration process efficiently and minimize any potential issues.

There are many parts of the migration process to consider, including data migration, theme building, and reconfiguring your new website to transfer extensions and functionalities – even adding some new ones in the process. Many tools exist to automate parts of this process, but it is crucial to consult with experienced Magento Migration specialists to ensure a smooth transition.

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