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How to prepare for Magento 1’s end of life

Jun 24, 2020 | Tips & Advice

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It’s the end of an era for Magento 1 as the platform ceases its services in less than a week

If you’re a Magento 1 user, we know it can be hard to know where to turn next. One thing’s for sure – it’s time to upgrade your digital presence and future-proof your operations. Here’s what you need to know…

 

What ‘end of life’ means for users

From 30th June 2020, Magento 1 users will no longer receive patch updates, technical support or security fixes.

If you continue to use Magento 1 in its afterlife, you run an increased risk of cyber-attacks, data theft and online fraud. You may also be in breach of GDPR, as the law requires appropriate security and technical measures to be in place.

Using an end of life platform could result in serious problems for your business, so moving your ecommerce offering elsewhere is the logical decision for most.

 

Planning your next move

It’s not all doom and gloom, as platform upgrades are an opportunity to encourage positive digital transformation in your business. Now’s the time to tally up the pros and cons of your time with Magento 1, so you can make an informed choice for your transition to another platform.

For those of you wanting to continue using Magento, you probably already know that Magento 2 is on the market. But sadly, migration isn’t likely to be straightforward. The platform is not backwards compatible, meaning your customisations, product data and scripts connecting integrated systems will need significant work.

 

Moving in the right direction

The good news is that there are many other solutions on the market that offer a stress-free alternative to Magento 1.

At OrderWise, we provide a simple and secure ecommerce solution that allows you to easily manage online sales for both retail and trade operations. Our online platforms are fully integrated and responsive, providing accurate information for you to drive sales while maintaining happy customers.

With an OrderWise Online Store, you will save time and money previously spent on deploying multiple systems and benefits from automated synchronisation and a guarded payment system. The best bit is that we do all the hard work for you!

 

We’re here to help

If you have any concerns about Magento 1’s end of life and think OrderWise can help your business, contact us today.