Magento is one of the most preferred eCommerce platforms. Its code is open-sourced and it is freshly owned by Adobe Corporation. Magento is so widely used because of it is flexibility and performance reasons. It allows small shops to grow up to medium and sometimes - even to scale to big stores without the need of changing the platform.
After the public statement from Magento.com regarding End-of-life of Magento 1 - this is the best moment to start working on your migration from Magento 1 to Magento 2. As most of you are aware - the two systems are quite different and each of them has its own specifics which makes the process of migrations more complex.
One of the main elements of migrating your online store is the template/design, database & modules.
Again, Magento 1 and Magento 2 are totally independent platforms, both with pros and cons. There are some changes in the layout formatting which makes Magento 1 themes incompatible with Magento 2. This means you have three options:
1. You love your store look and it brings money - there is no reason to change it! You need to invest a little bit more in custom template development but you will have your customized template compatible with Magento
2. You like your store design but you are open for negotiations. You can choose one of the hundreds of free & paid ready-to-use templates for Magento 2 and choose this who is nearest to your current look.
3. Any way you want to change the structure a little bit, so just look into the jungle of templates and choose the base for your new design.
For all of the scenarios you will receive a consultation and also you can use our internal front-ender for making some changes to the new template.
Sometimes the complex integrations with warehouses, ERPs and other kinds of eCommerce software is making the process of migrating the database harder than it should be. This could be avoided if you are using proven tools and 3rd-party systems which are supporting connectors for Magento 2. This could drastically reduce the time and efforts to complete this task.
As we have repeated a couple of times - the systems are different. This is the reason not all publishers have and support versions of their modules for both Magento versions. Most of the newest modules are focusing on Magento 2 version and this is a big plus, but still, there are a lot of old and not so old modules that are not compatible with Magento 2. Only the development of a single module could raise drastically the final price. We advise you to look at all the modules you are not using and to delete them and also to check them for versions for Magento 2 or try to find their alternatives.