It's definitely not easy to make a decision about migration. A lot of online shop owners ask themselves: “Why do I need migration? My store is fine, stable and I have no major problems managing it.”. It is natural that no one wants to invest in migration because for most of store owners it means only: “I’ll pay for what I already have”. That is why we have prepared this site. We will try to explain that there are many possibilities behind the word "migration”.
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Technological debt on your website will grow day by day. In Magento 2 the modernized technology stack allows Developers to create a better and more predictable code.
Most of them focus on M2, and the development cost per hour will increase, because fewer people will want to work on M1.
Usually, migration takes from 2 to 7 months, so it's really good to start the migration process now to do it properly.
This is the best opportunity to refresh your website. During the work Copying an existing layout will be just as time-consuming as creating a new one from scratch.
If you would like to add new options to an existing function, the best solution is to make it during migration. For example, you can improve fulfilment process, checkout, cart etc.
We know how frustrating integration with third party can be. It is difficult to replace them and that's why many online shop owners have to stick to it. Again, the migration is the best time to remove or replace badly coded integration on your site.
It's worth going a step further and connecting all your systems - Omnichannel or just open new possibilities by implementing PWA (Progressive Web App). Not every online store needs both, but for sure we can help you make a decision.
Magento 1 stores are outdated, and many of them may have a technological debt that is hidden under frequently repeated tasks that require developer's "technical" knowledge or at least knowledge of HTML / CSS. These "tickets" can be rewritten in such a way that the shop owner can do it alone (or his / her team), and even we can automate it. During the rewriting process, optimization is usually possible and you can reduce the server cost or handle much more traffic on the same machine.
The most important part of migration. Properly conducted research can save a lot of time during design and development. It is crucial to do it with an experienced team who is able to suggest the best solutions.
This is the most creative part of migration. At this stage, we discuss the details and behaviors needed on the website. We are also preparing the final list of solutions that will be implemented in the next step.
The main part of the migration process. Before starting, the client receives the final list of SCRUM sprints necessary to complete the project. This list can be modified but we prefer to stick to it as much as possible.
It is time for the owner of the online store to make sure that everything works as described in the documentation. During this time, we will fix all small bugs not found on the UAT after each sprint.
This usually requires 1 hour of downtime, and then about 3-4 hours of further tests on the website.