Magento recently announced that beginning June of 2020, it will
no longer support Magento 1.9. This also means they will no longer provide security updates. While this may be old news to some of you, we’ve been getting quite a few calls expressing surprise and some concern over what to do next. 

We anticipated quite a few questions, so we’ve been highlighting this event for well over a year to keep you informed and up to date. We even held a Webinar with our Partner Chris Lang at Optimize on that very subject. 

The takeaway from that webinar (and from experts around the eCommerce world) is this: if you haven’t started planning the next steps for your Magneto store, you need to start…NOW! 

With the deadline just a little more than six months away, here are some points for you to consider.

4 Tips to Survive Magento 1.9 End of Life

  1. Moving from Magento 1.9 to Magento 2 (M2) is not a migration or upgrade. For most, it will be a complete rebuild and will take more time and money than you expect or want.
  2. Don’t feel that you must move to M2. There are plenty of other great choices to consider (including our own SiteLINK). Since you’re essentially starting from scratch, you can (and should!) consider your options.
  3. Don’t delay! No matter what you decide, getting the best help is key. As the deadline draws closer, there will be incredible demand for resources. If you wait, your choice may be between the fourth best resource or the home version of How to Build a Webstore. But at that point you can count on spending a lot more and getting a lot less.
  4. Even if you’re considering moving from a non-Magento store to another solution, there’s still a good chance you’ll be impacted, as web designers could soon be pulling resources from all their teams to work on Magento migrations.

So, begin to plan now, explore your options and line up your resources before your competitors beat you to it.

If you have any questions about your move and would like to hear what our customers are telling us, contact us today! 

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