You are probably a satisfied user of the Magento 1 platform. The admin interface may look a bit outdated, but your web store looks great. Magento 1 has extensive functionalities and can also provide good figures. Yet it is really necessary that you start thinking about the future.
One of the main consequences of no support for the Magento 1 platform is that Magento will no longer be bringing out safety updates. In the past, Magento would release a security patch several times per year. These were generally important patches which needed to be installed immediately. A web shop without security updates will eventually run great risks, and that is a situation a shop owner can not afford. A good webshop always ensures that its customers data is safe.
In order to make a good decision, it is important to know what will replace your Magento 1 store. Below we offer you a brief overview of the most important features and improvements in Magento 2.
Features that are added to your Magento 1 environment in modules are now standard in Magento 2. Such as: ‘One Page Checkout’, fully configurable grids in the admin, simpler product creation, standard support for Rich Snippets, improved security mechanisms, etc.
Magento has always been a platform that has a modular structure. Magento 2 goes a step further in this. This increases the stability of the platform. The chance of module conflicts has been drastically reduced by the addition of plugins.
The cache applications and the modern architecture make Magento 2 a very fast platform. The architecture makes it possible for a growing web store to be able to offer its visitors a consistently fast experience. The support for the much faster PHP 7.0 (and higher) is the icing on the cake.
Both front-end and the admin are designed for mobile devices. Internet behavior has changed considerably in recent years. More and more visitors to web shops view the pages from a mobile device. Magento 2 is a great platform for mobile users.
Magento 2 improves the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) such as adding Google Tag Manager, adjusting robots.txt in the admin, Rich Snippets and labels and improvements in the site-map make optimizing your website even easier.
Magento 2 meets the PCI standards and security updates are regularly issued for the platform. Magento 2 also supports very advanced encryption of data and passwords.
Are you ready to migrate your Magento store?Migrate my Webshop
Magento 2 is an improvement in almost every respect compared to Magento 1. But it can also feel like a big step. Perhaps you yourself stood at the cradle of the store and put a lot of effort into optimization. Does this have to be done again? And do you have to collect the customer data again?
Your current Magento 1 store will be transferred 1-to-1 to Magento 2. We use the next 4 key steps to successfully transfer your store.:
While enjoying a good cup of coffee, we discuss the different phases in the development to the new store and determine which functionalities and optimisations should come back. Illustrated above are the most important starting points and how all data is retained while achieving minimal downtime. At the end of the process, the entire store can move to the new platform in one smooth movement.
With a good partner, all your data is retained, your new store has the same functionality and your SEO score is maintained.
Batao consists of a team of enthusiastic Magento programmers and designers from all over the world, who are located in the Netherlands. We speak English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Finnish and Afrikaans. Communicating with our team will be easy!
Batao has the knowledge and experience to optimize your B2B e-commerce solution. We have worked on more than 500 B2B webshops and know exactly what it takes to seamlessly connect your web shop to the wishes of your target group.
Magento 1 themes are unfortunately not 1-to-1 transferable to Magento 2. You need to find a new theme that best fits your current corporate identity or design a new theme in cooperation with the frontenders (graphic-designers) of Batao. At Batao we will ensure that your new theme fits seamlessly with your current corporate identity.
File structures, URL's, store and product redirects, among other things. canonical url's are essential for your SEO ranking in Google's SERP's. After our approach, you no longer have to make changes to keep your ranking.
Like your theme, Magento extensions and code customizations on your Magento 1 store can not be transferred to your new store. We will have to redevelop these extensions and customizations for your Magento 2 store.
Transferring your Magento 1 (customer) data is the most important step in the migration process. This involves moving all your store information, all products and customer data, order information and website content. Our developers will safely prepare and migrate your customer data following the strict Magento guidelines.
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"Die Fähigkeiten unserer Batao-Ansprechpartner sind exzellent! Wir sind sehr zufrieden mit dem Ergebnis unseres großartigen E-Commerce-Projekts."
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You are probably convinced by now: The old Magento 1 web shop will have to go to the new platform of Magento 2. To complete the migration to Magento 2, Batao installs the Cart2Quote Enterprise edition for free at your new store.
Cart2Quote is the quotation module for Magento 1 & 2. Receive a quote via your front-end or make offers from your Magento backend, in which all Magento product types are supported. Negotiate prices with your customers with the Cart2Quote module.
Migrate your Magento 1 webshop to Magento 2 and we will install our most complete Cart2Quote module Enterprise for free on your Magento 2 store.
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