Updated 14/06/2017- After stating an original end-of-life date of November 2018, Magento have recently reneged on this date and stated that support will continue for at least 18 months after November 2018. This article has been updated to reflect this change.
Any time after November 2018, Magento will cease support for eCommerce merchants using its version 1.x platforms. This means stores will no longer receive the security updates essential for keeping their sites safe, and you’ll need to transition your store to either Magento 2, or a different platform.
take s to transition. This means you’ll need to start thinking about your course of action now.
rushed transition. You may also find that most Magento developers’ time has been booked up, as they tussle with transferring all of their clients’ stores to Magento 2.
yet compatible. Extensions are a vital component of most Magento stores, and provide key functionality, so a lack of compatibility is worrying.
moving to Magento 2, could re-platforming be the easiest solution? After all, you’ll have to invest the time anyway, and modern eCommerce platforms such as Shopify have some great advantages over Magento.
Shopify is currently the only eCommerce platform to offer Apple Pay
for the best security.
providing you with unrivalled access to the information you need to grow your business, wherever you are.
mean your store is future-proof. With Shopify, you’ll never have to turn your attention away from sales and divert funds to upgrading and maintaining your site.
Start your planning now with our free, comprehensive 2019 eCommerce Calendar.