Jun 1st 2020

Is your eCommerce business built on Magento 1.x?

Is your eCommerce business built on Magento 1.x?

It's time to upgrade or replatform

Security and reliability are paramount for an eCommerce store, as customers' trust on a store is rooted in these core security parameters. If customers feel that an e-commerce store cannot safeguard their private data such as their contact information, credit card details, etc., their trust would be shaken. It is critical to constantly update the store site with the latest security features and prioritize the safety and security of the e-commerce store and the customer data.

History of Magento

Magento is a popular e-commerce platform launched as an open-source platform 10 years ago. Being open-source made it flexible and accessible to all, and it was widely adopted by businesses of all sizes due to the cost advantages and ease of use it offers. As a result, today there are more than a million companies that rely on Magento to manage their e-commerce store.

One of the major downsides of open source platforms is the lack of proper support and fragmented developments by independent users that do not permeate to other users of the platform. This problem was addressed early during the rise of Magento, when it was acquired by eBay, and then later by Adobe. This has ensured that constant updates and security patches are regularly rolled out for the Magento platform.

Older versions vulnerabilities and security flaws

There are Open Source as well as Enterprise editions of Magento, and the latest version of Magento is Magento 2.3. With constant updates and support, the latest version is secure. The unsupported 1.x versions, on the other hand, have been the target of numerous attacks. A case in point is the recent warning from the FBI regarding the vulnerabilities in the MAGMI (Magento Mass Import) plugin that could be exploited by hackers to plant malicious code in the site and potentially steal the environmental credentials of an online store. While the Magento platform has received constant updates, many users have not updated to the latest version. This puts many of the eCommerce businesses built on Magento 1.x at risk.

Are you on Magento 1.x?

If your business is built upon an older Magento 1.x version, then your e-commerce store is highly vulnerable to the latest security threats. It is necessary and critical to update your eCommerce platform and immediately tighten the security of your store. Also, considering the 1.x versions will not be supported by Adobe, it is time to upgrade or migrate to another platform.

Migrate or upgrade with Arizon Digital Advantage

Arizon Digital specializes in consultation and platform migration from Magento 1.x to various other eCommerce platforms. We work with you closely to assess your current eCommerce store and identify your requirements. We can offer you a consultation and help you decide your upgrade or we can also help you migrate your eCommerce store to a different platform. Some of the possible options for migrating your Magento 1.x based eCommerce store are given below. We have expert teams for each of these platforms to facilitate smooth and seamless migration of your eCommerce store.

From Magento 1.x to Magento 2.3 (Free Edition)

Magento 2.3 is the latest version of the platform. The free edition itself is a powerful platform with the latest security upgrades. If you have a small/medium eCommerce business built on Magento 1.x, and if you are used to the ease of use and affordability of the Magento platform, the Magento 2.3 Free Edition is the one you should upgrade to.

Magento 2.3 (Free Edition) Advantages

  • Future-proof
  • Improved architecture and more robust underpinnings
  • Loads faster and operates in a smoother fashion
  • Offers a more modern and improved interface
  • Provides good customer experience
  • Offers better shopping tools
  • Comes with plenty of new features
  • More secure and robust
  • Comes with better testing abilities

From Magento 1.x to Magento Enterprise (Premium Version)

The Magento Enterprise Edition is the paid version of Magento. It offers robust security and enterprise-level features that include advanced analytics, dedicated B2B functionality, advanced marketing, and promotional tools, etc. It also includes far better support and technical assistance. If you are a large business with a huge catalog, then the Magento Enterprise version is suitable for you. In addition to the features offered by Magento 2.3 Free edition, the enterprise edition offers the following.

Magento Enterprise (Premium Version) Advantages

  • B2B functionality
  • Ability to provide customer support
  • Advanced catalog permissions
  • Detailed analytics
  • Strong technical assistance and support
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Customer loyalty tools
  • Optimized cloud commerce
  • From Magento 1.x to Other ECommerce Platforms

Connect with Arizon Digital

There are various eCommerce platforms. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. It is important to go through each in detail and find out whether it suits your requirement or not, and whether it can offer you the desired features. To know more about Data Migration across platforms given below

  • Magento to Shopify
  • Magento to BigCommerce
  • Magento to Woo Commerce
  • Magento to Netsuite Commerce
  • Magento to 3D Cart
  • Magento to SAP Hybris
  • Magento to Prestashop
  • Magento to SQL

and explore how Arizon Digital can help you move or upgrade from Magento 1.x, connect with us at sales@arizon.digital.