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Magento 1 End of Life

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Magento 1 platform support ends in June 2020.
If you don't already have a plan you need to act fast!

Migration options for Magento 1 End of Life.

You have a number of options when it comes to your options with the end of life for Magento 1:

What will you do?

Magento 1 migration options

Stay on Magento 1

We strongly recommend against this.

You leave yourself open to security breaches, non-compliance and dealing with legacy systems

Magento 1 FAQ

Magento 1 migration options

Re-platform to Magento 2

Understand the risks

This isn't a simple software upgrade it is the same as moving to an entirely different system.

While possible you are still at the mercy of expensive running costs, costly and complicated upgrades and the risk of Magento 2 being sunsetted.

Magento 1 migration options

Migrate to a SaaS Platform

Worth investigating

Software as a Service platforms take care of a lot of the ongoing running of your website and partners can assist you with data migration.

Frooition provide migration services to make your new website move as easy as possible.

More about the Migration service

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Magento 1 to Saas Migration

What is SaaS?


Software as a Serivce provides a blend between a software package and a managed service. As an eCommerce manager you no longer have to worry about infrastructure and server management, that is all taken care of by the platform.

Additional services can be added to the platform either through custom coding or micro-services - such as a live chat add-on.

The Saas eCommerce platform we recommend (BigCommerce) has an extensive API that enables you to integrate existing systems quickly, there are also many popular integrations out of the box for services such as: Linnworks, ChannelAdvisor, SAP and other ERPs.

One of the biggest selling points of eCommerce Saas platform is the Total Cost of Ownership. They are considerably cheaper than running a Magento installation (even community edition) when you factor in hosting fees, staff training and updates.

Why do we recommend BigCommerce?


For most Magento 1 customers we recommend the BigCommerce platform as it has many out of the box features that are directly comparable to Magento 1 such as:

  • B2B functionality - Wholesale pricing and user groups
  • Managed enterprise grade hosting
  • Product kits/bundles
  • Varied scope for product variations
  • Huge discount and promotion engine
  • Multi currency support
  • Agnostic approach to Payment providers
  • Thousands of 3rd Party add-on apps

What does the migration process involve?

migration process

The first step in any migration project is to take a look at your Magento data. Before you part with any money we will get a sample export of your data and process it into a trial account or CSV file so you can physically see the results.

Once we have tested the data and analyzed the complexity of the data we will provide a no-obligation quote.

If you are happy with the quote and terms then we schedule a date to import your data. Once that is complete you can easily update your inventory numbers on the day you go live.


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What data can we migrate?

We will migrate
  • Product Data
  • Product images (these need to be hosted and publicly accessible)
  • Product variation data
  • Product bundle data
  • Category structure
  • Customer details
  • Webpage content
  • SEO Meta data for product, categories and content pages
We Cannot migrate
  • Order History
  • User passwords (existing users will need to perform a password reset)
  • Store Settings
  • Inventory Data (as this will be out of sync)
  • Your store design assets - we can help you build a new design
  • Blog content
  • Existing payment gateways
  • Existing integrations
  • Any custom plug-ins or data
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Frequently Asked Questions

When is Magento 1 end of life?

Magento 1 end of life is scheduled for June 2020. After this date Magento will no longer release updated patches and security updates.
Many agencies will also stop their 3rd party support for the platform.

Which versions of Magento are being retired?

All versions of Magento 1 are being retired including Community / Open Source 1 and Enterprise / Commerce 1 editions.

Community / Open Source 1 Editions
PlatformVersionEnd of Life Date
Community / Open Source 11.9June 2020
Community / Open Source 11.10June 2020
Community / Open Source 11.11June 2020
Community / Open Source 11.12June 2020
Community / Open Source 11.13June 2020
Community / Open Source 11.14June 2020
Enterprise / Commerce 1 Editions
PlatformVersionEnd of Life Date
Enterprise / Commerce 11.9June 2020
Enterprise / Commerce 11.10June 2020
Enterprise / Commerce 11.11June 2020
Enterprise / Commerce 11.12June 2020
Enterprise / Commerce 11.13June 2020
Enterprise / Commerce 11.14June 2020

How do you upgrade to Magento 2

Magento 2.x is an entirely different platform to Magento 1.
To upgrade from M1 to M2 is effectively a full platform migration.

If you are looking to Migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2 we would strongly recommend also consider other platforms, especially SaaS platforms such as BigCommerce or Shopify

What alternatives are there for Magento 1?

For most eCommerce merchants we recommend a SaaS platform as they can be more flexible, easier to work with, much faster to work with and total cost of ownership is much lower.

Magento 1.X Alternatives:

Magento 2.xOn premise
  • Familiarity with the existing platform
  • Complete re-build from the ground up
  • Slow to impliment
  • May require manual data work
  • Very expensive Total Cost of Ownership
  • Requires advanced technical knowledge
  • Rapid start
  • Easy to migrate data
  • 1,000s of pre-built apps
  • Low TCO
  • Suitable for SME to Enterprise
  • Hugely customizable
  • Easy to use
  • 24/7 support
  • May require integration with back-end processes
  • Staff will need re-training
  • Rapid start
  • Easy to migrate data
  • 10,000s of pre-built apps
  • Low TCO
  • Suitable for SME to Enterprise
  • Very simple to use
  • 24/7 support
  • May require integration with back-end processes
  • Staff will need re-training
  • Less out of the box features than BigCommerce
  • Some hidden fees (e.g. additional payment gateway fees)
WooCommerce (WordPress)Open Source on premise
  • Lowest TCO
  • You own the code
  • Millions of add-ons
  • Huge community
  • Complete flexibility
  • You are responsible for the code
  • Open source security issues
  • No commitment to updates and patches
  • You are responsible for servers and speed
  • Requires advanced technical knowledge

How do you migrate from Magento 1

You can export your user data, product information, inventory, product images and category structure from Magento. You then import it into your chosen replacement.

Alternatively you can instruct a professional agency, such as, to migrate your data for you for a reasonable fee.

How much do Frooition charge for a Magento Migration

It depends on the complexity of your product and the number of SKUs to migrate.
Frooition offer a FREE consultation to look at sample data and import into your chosen platform.

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