Time to Switch: Magento 1 will no longer be updated

December 18, 2019

Magento 1 will no longer receive any security updates from Adobe, it’s creator, as of 1 June 2020. This not only means that new features won’t be added to the platform but remaining on it could jeopardise both your webshop and customers. Despite the fact that Magento has almost exclusively been focusing its attention on Magento 2 since 2014, many web stores are still running on Magento 1. So, switching soon is a must, but it’s also an opportunity.

A well-informed decision

Entrepreneurs don’t frequently switch e-commerce platforms because it’s too much of a hassle. However, now, you don’t have a choice and that presents an opportunity to do it the right way from the beginning and make a well-informed decision. For example, you can choose a system that offers more possibilities that prepare you for the future, like increased personalisation or expanded marketing options. You could also choose a system offering fewer options and is simpler and cheaper.

Don’t underestimate time and effort

No matter what webshop system you decide on using, you have to have it done before the summer of 2020 to ensure your webshop can operate safely. And don’t underestimate how much time and effort this takes! Even if you’re switching from Magento 1 to Magento 2, then you should be aware that this isn’t an easy process. Magento 2 is a completely different platform and its framework is built differently than its predecessor, so it’s a good idea to get started as soon as possible if you plan on using Magento 2.

A good first step to tackling switching is making an action plan where you map out what’s important to you for your webshop. You should also think about if you want to handle everything yourself because it requires a hefty time investment, time possibly better spent elsewhere. If you want to switch, there are agencies specialing in it that can help you, and this can save you lots of time and potentially money.

All popular e-commerce platforms

In any case, it’s good to know Mollie works with all popular e-commerce platforms. Hence, whether you choose Shopware or WooCommerce, Mollie has an integration for it. This means that your payments will always be done in a safe way. Need some help figuring out what to do? Our support team is ready to help you with your transition. Otherwise you sales manager will help you with any further questions.

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