Keeping your website on the now-discontinued Magento 1 platform won't cause it to be erased from the Internet, but it won't help your online presence and it definitely won't help your business. In fact, the consequences of retaining a dead platform could be just as dire as if your website had actually vanished overnight.
App integrations, PCI compliancy, and payment gateways can stop working due to incompatibility with the old software. First, tech support becomes scarce as Magento's team has abandoned Magento 1 in favor their newest version. Newly-discovered glitches and other performance issues take longer to be rectified--that is, if they can even be rectified at all. Apps that were used to support your website's functionality become obselete. PCI non-compliance can cause your payment gateway providers to heap on multiple penalty fines or drop you entirely. The cessation of up-to-date security updates means that your website is now open to attack from hackers and malware. We don't wish to resort to using scare tactics, but these are the harsh realities of obsolecence on the Internet. You worked too hard to risk your business' reputation and its future on outdated software.
Magento 2 is an entirely different system compared to Magento 1. It has its own unique framework and structure that isn't compatible with Magento 1. It is, essentially, an all-new separate platform like BigCommerce or Shopify. Anything to be carried over from your old Magento 1 website has to be completely remade in order to fit in with Magento 2. This includes custom coding, extensions, apps, themes, etc. Magento 2 is a very powerful and competent eCommerce solution and it would appear to be the logical next step from Magento 1. However, there are other alternatives from Magento's competitors such as BigCommerce and Shopify who offer even greater capabilities. Either way, a total website migration needs to happen regardless of whether you stay with the Magento brand or decide to incorporate a different platform.
Diztinct is an expert team of dedicated eCommerce specialists with over 15 years of custom web design experience. We've designed and built websites and marketplaces for companies of all sizes; ranging from small independents to large corporations.
Our work has been recognized and awarded by some of the top names in the eCommerce industry and we've had the privilege to work with globally-renowned companies and brands such as QVC, Clorox, Dickies, Crocs, and Dooney & Bourke among others. Diztinct also has the honor of being certified by BigCommerce and Shopify, two of the largest and most popular eCommerce service providers in the industry today.
Diztinct has the technical know-how and eCommerce website expertise to protect your website's critical internal information, SEO standings, and keyword rankings during the migration. When you choose Diztinct to create or update your website, we address every aspect of the migration process. A summary of our standard migration services includes:
Whether you want us to migrate your website over to BigCommerce or over to Shopify, we can build you a modern, feature-rich, and SEO-friendly secure website that will promote the growth of your business.
We are a full-service ecommerce design, development, and marketing agency.
We offer top notch design and development expertise as well as additional services to help you and your website convert more customers and sell more product. These can be purchased either as a complete website build package or à la carte. These include:
Websites that rank high with Google are poised for greater sales success. We'll improve your website's Google standings through keyword research and implementation, link remediation, and tags and metadata.
Promote your website, brand, and products through targeted ads, social media, blogging, content sharing, etc. We can also help you open a 3rd party marketplace for increased sales and greater exposure.
Reorganize product categories/subcategories within the platform back-end, improve navigation, as well as scheduling sales promotions and coupon codes.
Create custom logos and custom icons for your website as per your requests or give us the freedom to create. We also specialize in digital photo editing and retouching for products and other web images.
The Magento 1 platform has been discontinued since June 2020. Businesses that continue to use the obsolete Magento 1 platform today are setting themselves up for trouble down the road as available resources deplete. If you're yet to migrate away from Magento 1, trust Diztinct to effectively and efficiently execute your website migration with expert precision.
Magento 1's discontinuation means that a complete site migration will be necessary if you wish to continue your business. No matter if you decide to migrate to Magento 1 or upgrade your website by transfering over to BigCommerce or Shopify, give your business the Diztinct advantage by migrating your website with us. We have the experience, the knowledge, and the partnered support from both brands to ensure that your website's current data and SEO ranks are protected during the transition process. Get in touch with us today and get ready to make your website work for you.
Are you ready to give your website and your business the Diztinct advantage over the competition? If so, let's talk. Our dedicated team of eCommerce professionals is ready to handle all of your website migration and custom design and devlopment needs.