Magento 2 Agency Manchester | Magento 2 Design & Development Upgrades

Why do I need to upgrade?

From June 2020, support and updates for all versions of Magento 1 stopped, which means that your store no longer receives vital code fixes and security patches that ensure your store is a safe and enjoyable place for your customers to shop. Extension developers and payment gateways have also stopped supporting magento 1 stores and have already started to move all their focus onto their Magento 2 integrations.

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

Magento have made the process of keeping all your data simple. Magento have incorporated a data migration tool into Magento 2 which ensures thta 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 redevelopment.

What is the process of upgrading?

Visionsharp have put together a proven migration flow to ensure that the process 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 process of migration is as follows:

Analyse your current Magento 1 website and requirements.

Our team analyses your current Magento 1 website to understand the features, extensions, payment gateways and any other functionality to create a clear and concise development plan.

Redesign (optional) and redevelop the website theme for all devices.

We can either redevelop the Magento 2 theme to have the exact same styling and design as the current Magento 1 website. Or, as the website needs to be completely redeveloped anyway, 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 extensions 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 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 data migration process ensures all critical data is migrated quickly and efficiently, taking away any worries that data will be lost.

Launch with Minimal downtime

With all of 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 customer 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 including 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 intelligently.

visionsharp and magento are the perfect partnership to drive your ecommerce business forward.

Visionsharp have been working with magento for many years and 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 tailed 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 unrivaled ecommerce managment and expansive functionality to an unrestricted, bespoke front-end interface for all devices.

Some of our Magento clients