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MAGENTO 1 END OF LIFE COUNTDOWN

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MAGENTO 1 END OF LIFE COUNTDOWN

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Why you need to plan your migration now.

The “end of life” for Magento 1 support is slated for June 2020, but the end is closer than it seems. When support ends, Magento sites will be increasingly vulnerable, extensions may break, and sites could stop working. Moreover, no innovations are being made to the Magento 1 platform from this point forward, and store owners will soon face the hard decision between hiring full time developers or upgrading to a newer platform. Time is running out. Learn everything you need to know about End of Life and the site migration process below.

Live Magento Stores

Stores Using Magento 1.9

WHY THE NUMBERS MATTER

More than 237,000 Magento stores exist, but only about 46,000 of those stores have migrated to Magento 2 so far. That's less than 20%. As the end draws near, the ecommerce industry may see a mad rush of Magento 1 merchants trying to migrate... A demand that all the developers on Earth couldn't satisfy before it's too late.

Stores Using Magento 1

Stores Using Magento 2

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Redstage and our partners are calling merchants everywhere to arms. Migrations are never as simple as they might seem, especially when outdated technology like Magento 1 is involved. Not only do we hope to make merchants aware that time is running out, but we hope to prepare you to make the most of your new site.

You Can't Rush Innovation 

Merchants have plenty of time to complete their site migrations, but only if they get started soon. Scroll to learn more about the ecommerce site migration process and the dangers of staying on Magento 1, or sign up to take our free data-driven migration assessment.

MIGRATION TIMELINE

January 2019 - May 2019

Your Window of Opportunity

Use this time to do the necessary prep and research to begin your migration. If you don't find an agency who can fulfill your project requirements in this window, it will only get tougher and riskier from here.

May 2019

Project Discovery & Requirements Gathering

Average time: 1 Month

We use this time to get to know your system(s) and compile everything needed to begin your migration.

Note: We recommend merchants begin discovery by this point, as noted in the countdown clock above.

June 2019

Site Build & Migration

Average Time: 7 - 8 Months

This is the average amount of time it takes to complete a proper M1 to M2 migration. Make sure you factor this into your plans.

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August 2019

NEW PROJECT CUTOFF

All migration projects must be signed by this point in order to be launched before June 2020.

 

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March 2020

End Site Build & Migration

Note: Project time can be longer for sites with complex integrations or legacy systems.

April 2020

Debugging & Repairs

Average Time: 1 Month

This is an extra month added to migration time as a buffer. We will use this time to fix bugs, add features, make site changes, and repair any issues that arose during your migration. Not everything that worked on Magento 1 fits nicely into Magento 2, so we'll use this time to make your site 100% launch-ready.

May 2020

FINAL SITE LAUNCHES

Note: This is when less informed merchants will realize they should have started sooner.

June 2020

Judgement Day

Magento 1 support goes offline. No new security patches have been issued, leaving remaining merchants vulnerable. Outdated extensions begin breaking. Sites begin to crash. Merchants scramble.

Note: Don't let this be you. Scroll to learn more about the advantages you'll get when you switch to Magento 2.

END OF LIFE WEBINAR SERIES

All who attend LIVE webinars will get their free migration assessments bumped to the top of the waiting list!

Here's how M1 End of Life could make or break your customer experience:

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

The industry has been focused on Magento 2 for some time, so developers are no longer making extensions for Magento 1. This can be problematic, causing site breaks and downtime. These issues can make you an easy target for hackers, and cause you to fall behind competitors whose CX is bolstered by M2 extensions.

BENEFITS OF M2

Magento 2 allows merchants to create multiple databases, helping merchants do more with their data (think of integrations like Brightpearl, Akeneo, Dotmailer and Yotpo that help you benefit from different data tranches). Magento 2’s completely customizable script is compatible with all 3rd party extensions, making integrations faster and easier.

SECURITY

After M1 End of Life, Magento will no longer make security patches for Magento 1. This means your customers and your business will be in jeopardy. In addition, while Magento will support security patches until “Judgement Day” in June of 2020, Magento 1 is merely an afterthought, as Magento and Adobe have been primarily focused on creating patches for Magento 2, and M1 will no longer receive any new features or innovations.

BENEFITS OF M2

Magento 2 comes with upgraded security, with new security patches coming out any time a vulnerability is found.

FUNCTIONALITY

The Magento 2 dashboard is incredibly intuitive and user-friendly compared to Magento 1.

Magento 2 is also built for B2B, with helpful tools and functionality to make your B2B customer experience faster and more efficient.

BENEFITS OF M2

Lastly, Magento 2 allows customers to log in with their social media credentials, giving merchants more user data for marketing and customer 1 retention campaigns.

Additional Advantages of Magento 2

SPEED ADVANTAGE

Magento 2 runs 50% Faster than Magento 1

  • Magento 2 100% 100%
  • Magento 1 50% 50%

CONVERSION ADVANTAGE

Magento 2 checkout is 38% faster than Magento 1

  • Magento 2 Checkout 100% 100%
  • Magento 1 Checkout 62% 62%

ORDER ADVANTAGE

Magento 2 beats M1 by taking

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More Product Orders Per Hour

M2 LOAD ADVANTAGE

Magento 2 beats M1 by handling

Million More Catalog Pages Per Hour

DON'T WAIT!

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FREE MOBILE OPTIMIZATION INITIATIVE

Start testing your checkout now to optimize your migration for maximum ROI!

 

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*Offer terms and conditions

6 Months Free Offer requires minimum of 42-month term. Applies only to merchants who are currently running Magento 1 Community Edition or Magento 2 Open Source who purchase Magento Commerce Cloud plans, subject to verification. A qualifying new subscription contract must be executed with Magento by May 31, 2019. Magento reserves the right to modify or terminate the offer at its sole and reasonable discretion at any time. Magento reserves the right to refuse this offer on deals that do not comply with the present terms and conditions. Participation is subject to approval and verification of meeting the offer terms, as reasonably determined by Magento. Free site assessment/migration funding assistance is subject to qualification by Magento. Not all merchants may qualify.