Magento 2 Migration Services

Magento 2 Migration Services

It’s high time to move to a more powerful & safe Magento version and skyrocket your sales. Onilab’s experts will carry out store migration from M1 to M2 smoothly and masterfully.

Adobe ended Magento 1 support on 30 June 2020

30+

Large stores migrated

60+

Certified Magento 2 experts

10+

Years in Magento development

100%

Uptime during the migration process

Why Migrate from Magento 1.x to Magento 2.x?

We offer Magento 2 migration services for painlessly transferring your store to the latest, most secure, and versatile M2 platform. You might have heard the top reason for moving to M2: a lack of security and overall tech support for the M1 versions, even for Magento 1.9. So if you continue running your store without an upgrade, you risk both customer data and store performance. But let’s also focus on the benefits you’ll gain in case of migration. There’s a bunch of them.

  • Security and Reliability

    E-commerce websites store user information like credit card details and login data so desired by cybercriminals. Given Magento 1 stores don’t get security patches anymore, such sites become quite obvious attack targets. Migrating to Magento 2, in turn, guarantees timely security updates with all occurring vulnerabilities covered. So, the risks of data leaks, reputational damage, and payment processors' fines drop substantially.

  • New Tech Possibilities

    Unlike M1.x, the latest Magento 2 versions have an environment for building elaborate headless commerce solutions like progressive web applications (PWAs). With GraphQL API support, developers can decouple the frontend and backend without too much extra coding. They can freely choose the frontend frameworks like PWA Studio or React and customize themes without limits to level up the user experience. 

  • Larger Extention Market

    Some store owners may hesitate with M2 migration because they wait for others to try it and for the infrastructure to mature. In fact, Magento 2 is strong enough now: since its release in 2015, developers have created at least three times as many extensions for Magento 2 stores as available for M1. Moreover, nobody guarantees you’ll get updates for those older third-party extensions. All in all, the M1 platform is dating by the day.

  • Modern CMS Features

    The platform itself fixed and enhanced many of its modules. For instance, it now supports Elasticsearch (a modern and powerful search engine), introduced a handy Admin panel as well as improved the default checkout page and the overall UX/UI design. To bring the store to perfection and cater to customers' needs, you still need performance optimization and redesign, but the initial store condition, in this case, is far better.

  • More Mobile Friendliness

    We all know mobile commerce is on the rise. This trend isn’t going anywhere, so you must provide a decent user experience and performance no matter what device people use. The latest M2 versions, even the default ones, are noticeably better at serving mobile shoppers.

We offer Magento 2 migration services for painlessly transferring your store to the latest, most secure, and versatile M2 platform. You might have heard the top reason for moving to M2: a lack of security and overall tech support for the M1 versions, even for Magento 1.9. So if you continue running your store without an upgrade, you risk both customer data and store performance. But let’s also focus on the benefits you’ll gain in case of migration. There’s a bunch of them.

Security and Reliability

E-commerce websites store user information like credit card details and login data so desired by cybercriminals. Given Magento 1 stores don’t get security patches anymore, such sites become quite obvious attack targets. Migrating to Magento 2, in turn, guarantees timely security updates with all occurring vulnerabilities covered. So, the risks of data leaks, reputational damage, and payment processors' fines drop substantially.

New Tech Possibilities

Unlike M1.x, the latest Magento 2 versions have an environment for building elaborate headless commerce solutions like progressive web applications (PWAs). With GraphQL API support, developers can decouple the frontend and backend without too much extra coding. They can freely choose the frontend frameworks like PWA Studio or React and customize themes without limits to level up the user experience. 

Larger Extention Market

Some store owners may hesitate with M2 migration because they wait for others to try it and for the infrastructure to mature. In fact, Magento 2 is strong enough now: since its release in 2015, developers have created at least three times as many extensions for Magento 2 stores as available for M1. Moreover, nobody guarantees you’ll get updates for those older third-party extensions. All in all, the M1 platform is dating by the day.

Modern CMS Features

The platform itself fixed and enhanced many of its modules. For instance, it now supports Elasticsearch (a modern and powerful search engine), introduced a handy Admin panel as well as improved the default checkout page and the overall UX/UI design. To bring the store to perfection and cater to customers' needs, you still need performance optimization and redesign, but the initial store condition, in this case, is far better.

More Mobile Friendliness

We all know mobile commerce is on the rise. This trend isn’t going anywhere, so you must provide a decent user experience and performance no matter what device people use. The latest M2 versions, even the default ones, are noticeably better at serving mobile shoppers.

During the Migration, You Will

  1. Receive an accurate migration cost estimate

  2. Know what exactly we are doing and how long it will take us

  3. Be aware of why we are making this or that and what’s next

  4. Get the work done as agreed; any delays will be discussed and justified

Our Magento 2 Migration Services

Magento 1 to Magento 2 Migration is a multi-component and pretty voluminous task. But a seasoned development team like us with well-established processes conducts migration without disrupting the store operation. Let’s see the major components of our work

  • Data Migration
    Your store data is a precious asset: it’s your products with all attributes, order history, customer details, and more. It’s a huge amount of information we safely transfer to your new Magento 2 platform without any data loss. Our team has extensive experience in Magento data migration services.Your store data is a precious asset: it’s your products with all attributes, order history, customer details, and more. It’s a huge amount of information we safely transfer to your new Magento 2 platform without any data loss. Our team has extensive experience in Magento data migration services.
  • Extensions Migration
    It can be a challenge since not all Magento 1 extensions are compatible with M2. If we need to keep the functionality of the given third-party extensions, we either select a substitute among M2 solutions or configure/customize the existing ones for the new CMS.
  • Themes Migration
    Some templates don’t work with newer Magento versions. But, in this case, it’s one more argument in favor of redesign. Our in-house design team will create a top-notch UX/UI for your mobile and desktop store.
  • Server Configuration
    During the migration process, we make sure your server capacity and settings comply with a new, more powerful Magento version. If not, we’ll upgrade all the necessary components.

Magento 1 to Magento 2 Migration is a multi-component and pretty voluminous task. But a seasoned development team like us with well-established processes conducts migration without disrupting the store operation. Let’s see the major components of our work

Data Migration

Your store data is a precious asset: it’s your products with all attributes, order history, customer details, and more. It’s a huge amount of information we safely transfer to your new Magento 2 platform without any data loss. Our team has extensive experience in Magento data migration services.Your store data is a precious asset: it’s your products with all attributes, order history, customer details, and more. It’s a huge amount of information we safely transfer to your new Magento 2 platform without any data loss. Our team has extensive experience in Magento data migration services.

Extensions Migration

It can be a challenge since not all Magento 1 extensions are compatible with M2. If we need to keep the functionality of the given third-party extensions, we either select a substitute among M2 solutions or configure/customize the existing ones for the new CMS.

Themes Migration

Some templates don’t work with newer Magento versions. But, in this case, it’s one more argument in favor of redesign. Our in-house design team will create a top-notch UX/UI for your mobile and desktop store.

Server Configuration

During the migration process, we make sure your server capacity and settings comply with a new, more powerful Magento version. If not, we’ll upgrade all the necessary components.

Our Magento 2 Migration Process

Onilab offers one of the best Magento migration solutions in the market. To facilitate the process and keep all the data and features intact, we never skip the “paperwork” and other preparations. Let us talk you through the major stages of M2 migration.

  1. Store Audit

    First and foremost, each Magento migration expert evaluates the current state of your store from their perspective (frontend, backend, integrations, etc.). Our developers list your code bottlenecks and examine extensions and third-party plugins. It’s necessary for maximizing conversion and performance later on.

  2. KPIs and Design Audit

    Our data experts dig deep into customer behavior and the conversions of your store. There are mission-critical pages in every store, and we determine their health index. You get a detailed report evaluating your design, UX, performance, navigation, and a lot more. The report is later used to optimize your new Magento 2 store and maximize conversions.

  3. Wireframing

    Wireframing makes sure 100% of your store functionality, including every feature and interaction, is documented. It helps recreate business logic on your new M2.x store. Unfortunately, most starter teams and freelancers don’t treat wireframing seriously, which causes many problems later. Because of skipping this step, many Magento store owners have a bad experience with migration before turning to our Magento migration experts.

    This is also the point when our team suggests new features and functionality. All our solutions are practice-based and sales-oriented. After approving all potential functionality changes with the client, we compile functional documentation with all the final store wireframes.

  4. Layout

    This step is a chance to improve your store design. We produce desktop, tablet, and mobile mockups based on our experience and current trends. Documenting and approving the layout speeds up migration and saves up to 30% of developer time.

  5. Actual Development

    Your Magento store is basically built from the ground up for maximum security and reliability. During the development stage, you get a report on the number of hours spent on the project each month.

  6. Post-release Work

    This is the stage when we offer additional Magento 1 to 2 migration services: work on integrations, performance optimization, and urgent support tasks. It’s not compulsory, but most clients choose to sign up for extended support and maintenance. When you keep working with the team that audited, migrated, and tweaked your store, it speeds up handling any task and makes each further change more efficient.

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Why Migrate to Magento 2 with Onilab?

Picking up a Magento migration agency is a business decision that will affect every aspect of our store's prosperity in the long run. So why Onilab? We are:

  • Official We are a Magento-certified eCommerce development company
  • Practical We are proactive and recommend approaches and solutions we’re confident in 
  • Fast Full Magento migration starting from 2-3 months
  • Transparent Detailed reporting on every step we take
  • Experienced 30+ successful large-scale migrations performed
  • Result-oriented Your sales are our #1 goal
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Magento Migration Challenges

Our customers never experience the same issues because here at Onilab as we know exactly how to leverage Magento 2 capabilities.

Providing Magento migration services for over a decade, we’ve learned how to resolve all types of issues. Our expertise in Magento performance optimization and customizations positions us as a leading choice for intricate Magento 2 migration projects, showcasing our proficiency in Magento services.

Magento Migration Challenges

Migrating your store data to Magento 2 without any losses, as well as complex customizations, bring about a handful of challenges. It’s a multifaceted process that demands accuracy and experience. Therefore, it is wise to choose in favor of Magento 2 store migration services executed by a competent crew.

Many eCommerce businesses hire mediocre developer teams to migrate their stores to Magento 2x. As a result, the Internet is filled with complaints about Magento 2 itself.

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Some of Our Recent Magento Migration Projects

GSM55

  • 40 000 products and 2,5 million customers migrated;
  • A custom solution for order history migration created;
  • 10+ custom extensions and 5+ third-party modules migrated and configured;
  • A reworked infrastructure to reduce the downtime to 0 seconds while deploying new changes;
  • 55% conversion increase on mobile (due to migration paired with PWA development).

VapeMate

  • 37% boost in Google organic traffic (thanks to technical SEO tweaks);
  • Enterprise-level ERP integrated;
  • 3 times reduction in mobile store loading time.

Testimonials

Ray Storey
Ray Storey

Vice President, Webster,
USA

Ray Storey

The team was very responsive and essentially was an extended part of the onshore team.

Project:Webster - Luxury Fashion Retailer

detailed review:

The team was very responsive and essentially was an extended part of the onshore team. Delivery was on time and with high quality.

The team was very responsive and essentially was an extended part of the on... Read more

How we improved the store:

Increasing revenueRevenueX5
Increasing site stabilitySite stability+100%
Susan Cooper
Susan Cooper

Owner, Bright Star Kids,
Australia

Susan Cooper

It's been a really good experience from start to finish.

Project:Bright Star Kids - Online store for kids

detailed review:

The Onilab team has incredible programming skills, and they’re such hard workers. Their work has been completed with outstanding quality. They have done many releases, and there have been very minimal bugs since they started working on our project.

The Onilab team has incredible programming skills, and they’re such hard wo... Read more

How we improved the store:

Increasing total salesTotal sales+40%
Increasing the add-to-cart rateAdd to cart rate+31%
Paul Berry
Paul Berry

Head of Technology, Public Desire,
United Kingdom

Paul Berry

Trusted by some of the world’s best team

Project:Public Desire - Women's Footwear Business

detailed review:

The quality of the code and the speed at which they can produce it is impressive. There were times we needed to get something into production the following day, and they happily worked through the night to get it done.

The quality of the code and the speed at which they can produce it is impre... Read more

How we improved the store:

Increasing total salesTotal sales+8%
Increasing the add-to-cart rateAdd to cart rate+12%
Raphael Seroussi
Raphael Seroussi

CEO, Dovema,
France

Raphael Seroussi

I found the agency takes its work seriously, gives honest pricing, and delivers flawless code.

Project:GSM55 - Smartphone Accessory Vendor

detailed review:

I’ve overseen the entire project with Onilab and the collaboration was highly successful. They demonstrated professionalism and executed their functions quickly.

I’ve overseen the entire project with Onilab and the collaboration was high... Read more

How we improved the store:

Increasing the number of visitorsVisitors+34%
Increasing the number of purchasesPurchases+9%
Vadim Pautov
Vadim Pautov

CEO, SohoMod,
USA

Vadim Pautov

I have no complaints; we received the highest level of service.

Project:SohoMod - Online furniture and home design store

detailed review:

Onilab handled project management flawlessly. They excelled in quick communication and clearly explaining project updates in layman's terms.

Onilab handled project management flawlessly. They excelled in quick commun... Read more

How we improved the store:

Increasing conversion rateConversions+40%
Allison Dorst
Allison Dorst

Founder and CEO, PG-active,
USA

Allison Dorst

Onilab helps us think through decisions with the future in mind… There's much more of a team feeling.

Project:PG-active - Fashion eCommerce site

detailed review:

I really enjoy the “pushback” that the Onilab team gives me because it makes me think. Onilab helps us think through decisions with the future in mind… There's much more of a team feeling.

I really enjoy the “pushback” that the Onilab team gives me because it make... Read more

How we improved the store:

Increasing conversion rateConversion rateX6
Andy Rayner
Andy Rayner

CTO, Eos Leisure Limited,
United Kingdom

Andy Rayner

It was a sad day when we didn't need the developer full time any longer as he had become part of the team.

Project:Eos Leisure Limited - Vaping business

detailed review:

It was a seamless partnership aided by easy communication and the developer's skillset. The developer was easy to work with, as he required minimal supervision and quickly grasped stakeholders' goals.

It was a seamless partnership aided by easy communication and the developer... Read more

How we improved the store:

Successful migration to Magento 2Successful migration to Magento 2
Dickie P.
Dickie P.

CEO, E-commerce Company,
United Kingdom

Dickie P.

I've worked with a lot of agencies and Onilab is the first team that does what they say they can do.

Project:Homegrown Co.

detailed review:

I’ve worked with a lot of agencies and Onilab is the first team that does what they say they can do. They delivered when they said they would and what they said they would.

I’ve worked with a lot of agencies and Onilab is the first team that does w... Read more

Gene Stark
Gene Stark

Marketing and Communications Manager, SRC Health,
Australia

Gene Stark

Onilab was perfect for what we needed, and I would recommend them to anyone working with a Magento platform.

Project:SRC Health - Clothing retailer

detailed review:

Onilab has a great attitude and work ethic. They challenged our ideas and made them better instead of blindly agreeing to our requests. Onilab’s ability to look beyond the brief and ask the right questions made the most significant difference.

Onilab has a great attitude and work ethic. They challenged our ideas and m... Read more

Joe Calvin-Thomas
Joe Calvin-Thomas

Director, Promotional Product Retailer,
United Kingdom

Joe Calvin-Thomas

They allowed me to organize the development how I wanted

Project:Just Keyrings - Promotional Product Retailer

detailed review:

I’ve overseen the entire project with Onilab and the collaboration was highly successful. They demonstrated professionalism and executed their functions quickly.

I’ve overseen the entire project with Onilab and the collaboration was high... Read more

Magento 2 Migration FAQ

How long does it usually take to migrate an online store to Magento 2?

Keep in mind that the procedure is by far nothing like some simple copy-paste, as the two platforms differ from each other dramatically. There are numerous challenging factors determining the estimated duration; some of these include:

  • The time needed for research, analysis, and planning;
  • The need to design and build a new user experience for various devices;
  • The volume of data to transfer (our Magento 2 data migration service includes creating custom solutions to perform the task);
  • The complexity of changes needed for the extensions, backend, and frontend;
  • How experienced is the team responsible for the migration.

Each and every case of migration to Magento 2 is unique. But to give a rough estimate on how long it takes, you can count on something around 4 to 6 months. As an experienced Magento migration company, we also have cases of successful migration done in 2-3 months.

What are the main steps of the Magento 2 migration?

There are three key stages making up the process. In our Magento 2 migration company, the major Magento 1 to Magento 2 upgrade steps include:

Step 1: Preparation Stage

  • Defining the scope of work (including the number of needed customizations);
  • Seeking out substitutes for current third-party modules and extensions;
  • Obtaining all necessary tools for the migration;
  • Scheduling the time frames of the future project;
  • Breaking down tasks, determining milestones, and finding ways to measure their successful completion.

Step 2: Predeploy Procedures

  • Taking care of business processes documentation;
  • Distributing resources;
  • Establishing performance indicators.

Step 3: Migration Execution

  • Assembling the platform (installing key apps, modules, extensions, etc.);
  • Transferring data;
  • Brushing up the store theme;
  • Deploying necessary integrations;
  • Rolling out the store on Magento 2;
  • Testing out the solutions;
  • Optimizing store speed and other parameters;
  • Releasing the finalized version;
  • Handling any bug fixes or other issues.

How much do Magento migration services cost?

It’s vital to bear in mind that the process of migration differs from case to case. Each online store is unique in many ways: size, features, existing/planned customizations, etc. The total will be calculated based on:

  • The number of hours spent by each team working on the project (UX/UI designers, frontend and backend developers, data migration specialists);
  • The Magento migration service price list of the specific company you choose.

To give a rough estimate, the project price range may be from $7.7k to over $100k.