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We will help you to migrate
from Magento 1 to Magento 2

We offer a comprehensive, professional and safe migration of stores to Magento 2

In June 2020 Magento stopped technical support for the Magento 1 platform and started to focus only on Magento 2 development. This means that no new updates will be made for Magento 1, including security updates.

Magento 1 is a still an excellent e-commerce platform. However, its latest version will allow you to take your business to the next level with new possibilities. The migration process is long, technically advanced and it is worth to make sure that it is carried out correctly by experts who are familiar with it.

Migration to Magento 2

Safe migration from Magento 1 to Magento 2


We will create a complete backup of your store.

Analysis of your store

Our experts will check whether all the solutions in your store will be needed on the new platform.

Compatibility testing

We will check which functions of your store are compatible with Magento 2 and which ones need to be reprogrammed.


We can create a new version of your store based on the Magento 2 platform.

Benefits of migration to Magento 2

  • Magento 2 works faster 

Magento 2, compared to version 1 at the end, works faster by min. 20%. Magento 2 can thus handle more orders.

  • Improved purchase path

Compared to the previous version of the software, the path was shortened from 6 stages to 2. This solution significantly reduced the percentage of shopping carts abandoned by customers.

  • Mobile support

“Mobile first” is now more important than ever. Already about 50% of store traffic comes from mobile devices. Based on these statistics, correct store operation on mobile devices is a priority in Magento 2.

  • Easy scaling

Magento 2 reduces the load on the servers, which in the user’s opinion speeds up store operation. A database scaling option has been introduced, which will be useful during periods of increased traffic in e-commerce, i.e. during Christmas or sales (Black Friday, Cyber Monday etc.).

  • Possibility of integration

The Magento API allows you to integrate your store with external systems such as ERP.

  • Improved administration panel

In Magento 2 the manufacturer provides a completely new administration panel. More intuitive and clear.

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How do we migrate your Magento?

Pre-implementation analysis

An accurate analysis of the situation and the definition of objectives and key challenges.

Database migration

This means transferring information from the old version of the store to the new one.

Template migration

Template migration or creating a template again,
Purchase a commercial template or download a free one.

Migration of extensions

Selecting equivalents of used extensions to Magento 2.

Migration of dedicated solutions

If you have dedicated solutions in your store, you will need to adapt them to version 2.

E-commerce development

We will create a plan for the development of your business based on existing data and predictions supported by our knowledge and experience.
We will suggest adding new functionalities together with an analysis of their profitability.

Why is the update worth planning today?

With the official end of support for Magento 1 (end of June 2020) from Adobe, the software becomes more vulnerable to attacks due to lack of support from the manufacturer. There will be no new official security updates (patches). Lack of support also means no new features and options to improve business. The same is true for the modules that you have used so far may no longer be supported by the developers.

What you need to keep in mind when migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2.

  • Hiring the right team

When deciding to migrate Magento, it is important that the process is carried out safely according to all the guidelines of the software manufacturer. Developers responsible for the whole project must have experience and skills in these activities, an additional bonus is the official certificates of experts.

  • Layout of e-commerce cannot be transferred

The Magento template cannot be “automatically” moved from Magento 1 to version 2. In practice, this means that developers will have to create a new theme for Magento 2, or adapt the one you choose from the database to your needs.

  • Extensions from Magento 1 will not work on Magento 2

Similarly to the store template, the extensions for Magento 1 will not work after updating the software to a higher one. For you, this means that key elements and functionalities from your business will have to be created from the beginning. Of course, you can look for their equivalents on the official Magento marketplace. However, remember that you will not always find a ready-made solution tailored to the needs of this particular business.

  • Remember about the security of your data

Before starting the migration, you should take care of a copy of the entire database in case some of them are lost during the process.

What errors can occur during migration

Even experienced developers make mistakes or encounter system obstacles on their way. Knowing the most common mistakes will not only help to avoid them but also save time and money spent on possible repairs.

  • Poorly estimated migration schedule. In order not to suffer losses, the migration should be planned in a period with low traffic. Also, you should avoid making the migration in the period before sales and Christmas, because the schedule may be prolonged and you will be unnecessarily exposed to losses.
  • Do not set redirections. During migration, the addresses of some pages or subpages may change, which reduces search engine indexation. In order to avoid this it is necessary to plan fixed redirections, so called 301.
  • Forgetting the data necessary for positioning. During migration, data that indirectly affect positioning, e.g. product descriptions, meta tags, etc., may be lost. It is worth making sure to have a backup of this data, and to avoid actions that could expose it.
  • Lack of tests or small amount of them.  After the migration, the new platform should be tested many times from every angle – so that the tests are conducted from the front and backend.
  • Lack of proper staff training. After the migration we are dealing with a new store, also from the administrative side. Therefore, it is worth taking care to train the team that will make minor changes to the site.


Changing the platform from Magento 1 to Magento 2 may be associated with changes in business. Migration is a good time for business analysis. Maybe rebuilding a store is a good time to change activities in connection with the marketing and sales plan. Sometimes it is the business model that enforces a change in software or decides on new functionality. Migration may be the right time to introduce corrections, new solutions or improvements.

Migration to Magento 2 is not a simple update. It’s a complex process that should be preceded by a detailed pre-implementation analysis. It is worthwhile to have this task performed by specialized and experienced programmers. It is a time consuming process that requires a lot of knowledge but also financial resources of the customer. How much exactly a migration can cost depends on many factors, but you can read more about it in one of the previous entries here (Magento migration what you should know about it).

Let's talk about migration of your business

Are you considering migration to Magento2?

Feel free to contact me, we will discuss together how to develop your business.
Tell me about your business.

Krzysztof Abram
Client Service Director, CEO
+48 694 946 435
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