Switching from Magento 1 to Magento 2

What will it take to switch from Magento 1 to Magento 2?

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On June 1, 2020, support for Magento 1 will be permanently discontinued. There will certainly be some stretch from the community with all kinds of temporary solutions. Nevertheless, it can already be concluded that continuing with a Magento 1 shop is unwise. In this article we describe what it takes to switch from Magento 1 to Magento 2.

About Magento 2

Making the switch to Magento 2 is not an update or upgrade. It is a completely unique platform and by definition not comparable to Magento 1.

Magento 2 is one of the most comprehensive systems compared to other platforms. Given that it is also open source, you can use it in all directions, such as a complex 3D configurator in your webshop. You can also think of advanced search (Elastic Search), something that you do not often encounter on other platforms. In short, Magento 2 is an excellent choice if you want a little more. Slightly more products, slightly more search options or slightly more customization.

Cost of a migration to Magento 2

In terms of costs, it is of course very difficult for a development agency to appoint a fixed amount or starting price. The costs can be determined depending on your wishes. To give an indication, we have the following support points for you:

  • A Magento 2 shop under € 15,000 is ambitious.
  • You can expect 80% of the costs you incurred for Magento 1 back for Magento 2.

What should you pay attention to during your switch?

When switching to a new Magento 2 webshop, it is important to have your wishes properly mapped out. We have prepared a list below of things to keep in mind before you start your new webshop.

Update the design of your Magento 2 webshop


There is no better time to improve your User Experience (UX) and Usability. Try to ask a few customers and acquaintances what they think of your webshop. If you want an objective view, use our free UX Specialist Review. We have included 64 criteria in 10 categories that your webshop should meet at least.

With the above information you can confidently talk to a possible partner about the transition from Magento 1 to Magento 2. They should be able to help you with the above information in offering solutions, defining a scope and of course providing clear budgets !

Are you considering switching to a different platform? Read more about the migration to a platform like Lightspeed or Shopify.

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