Migration from Magento 1to Shopify
Why do you need to move away from Magento 1?
- As you may have heard, Magento has announced the ‘End of Life’ for its Magento1.x version with effect from June 2020. This means no new features, no official support, and no security updates/patches will be rolled out for Magento 1.x users around the globe from June 2020 onwards.
- The 'End of Life' countdown for Magento 1.x has officially begun. Now, you have two options; Either stick to the Magento ecosystem by upgrading from Magento 1 to Magento 2 or re-platform/ migrate to another eCommerce platform like Shopify.
Shopify as an alternative to Magento
If you have decided to move away from Magento and have chosen Shopify, you have made an excellent decision! Shopify is one of the top-rated 'hosted platforms' in the world. Many Magento stores have migrated/re-platformed from Magento 1 (Community as well as Enterprise) to Shopify/Shopify Plus, opting against the Magento 2 route for various reasons.
Here are some reasons why some retailers favor Shopify:
Shopify is quick to set up and easy to use. Shopify, being a hosted solution, maintains the server and upgrades your website at regular intervals.
24x7 customer support, community forums, Shopify University guides, and the help center are all at your disposal anytime you need help with any of Shopify’s features.
While the basic version of Shopify covers most of the useful e-commerce functionalities, you can always find a suitable app for all other features on the marketplace.
Check out our in-depth blog -
'To Shopify or Not to Shopify' which
lists 22 reasons why Shopify is a great choice
How to start the Magento 1 to Shopify Migration Plan?
Assuming that you have decided in favor of moving to Shopify / Shopify Plus, you may still have some questions before you give the go-ahead for the migration to Shopify.
Some of the most common queries we receive include:
Functionality: Will I lose any functionality or features once my site migrates to Shopify? What will be different with Shopify in comparison to what I have with Magento at the moment?
Scalability: Can Shopify handle my requirements as I scale my business?
Time: How long is the migration process from Magento 1 to Shopify?
Money: How much will it cost?
Traffic Loss: What will be the impact on traffic for the initial few weeks/months? How can I minimize traffic loss post-migration?
CueBlocks will help you!
We will help you to get answer to all of these (and more) Shopify migration questions so you can make an informed decision.
Here is an overview of the steps involved in ascertaining the project scope and preparing an estimate.
Firstly, we will evaluate your existing Magento setup to understand what you are currently doing.
Mapping: Existing functionality, extensions, integrations, and customization will be documented and then mapped to what is possible in Shopify.
We will also highlight everything that will change with the move from Magento to Shopify.
Our team will iterate with you on the above steps so we can lock this very important scope in the finalization process.
Once the desired functionality is documented, our Shopify experts will spend time to evaluate this and get back to you with a total estimate (total time, cost, third party costs, etc.)
And finally, when you give the go-ahead, we will get started and make the migration from Magento to Shopify a seamless process for you
Why CueBlocks for Shopify Migration?
Our team understands both Magento and Shopify really well.
ExperienceWe have migrated several small to medium-sized stores from Magento 1 to Shopify/ Shopify Plus, who have decided to move away from Magento.
Support and Maintenance for any scaleWe provide ongoing maintenance, enhancement, and customization services as your business grows. We don't have a retainer model, so you only pay for the amount of work required each month. It could be as less as 10 man hours and go up to hundreds of hours each month.
SEO handling while migrating -Any re-platforming process can be very complex. It may also lead to a massive drop in overall traffic if it is not done by an adept team. Since 2005, our SEO team has managed several platform migration projects. We bring this vast SEO experience and knowhow of eCommerce platforms to the front, for every project.