Before we start, Let’s check Why Magento is the Best Platform for an E-commerce store? As per the statistics, there are total 2,35,000 E-commerce stores created in Magento and As an E-commerce Store Owner, It’s a pretty much difficult to take a decision to migrate from Magento 1.X to 2.0.
It’s like “If I go there will be trouble… and if I stay it will be double.”
First of all, Question will arise in mind what’s wrong with Magento 1.X and Why they released Magento2?
Magento was built as a flexible platform. This is really its defining feature. Users can create stores with a variety of functions using pre-made extensions or by utilizing their coding chops. This is the beauty of a platform like Magento and that’s the reason it’s so popular.
Unfortunately, focusing on flexibility didn’t make it the most user-friendly, high-performing platform. There were important tools missing such as performance optimization, mobile-responsiveness, and admin capabilities. In the past, users would have to go to third-party companies to get essential features.
In addition, there have been many complaints of Magento 1 running slow. In response to this, experts have determined what makes Magento sites run faster, but this still couldn’t change the issue of core speed. To address these issues, the Magento team designed an upgraded platform: Magento 2.
Now, Let’s talk about is it the right time to Migrate?
- It’s only supported until 2018.
- No new features have been added since the release of Magento 2(Nov.2015).
- More costly to maintain and enhance in the future if you stick with Magento 1.X,
- Magento 2 upgrade is inevitable in the next couple of years so money spent on Magento 1 between now and then may be better spent on upgrading to Magento 2 to avoid duplicate effort.
- Developers will now be focused on Magento 2 extensions, not upgrading or creating Magento 1 extensions.
- Development agencies and partners will move their focus to Magento 2 rather than Magento 1.
In a Nutshell, Yes, It’s the right time to Migrate from Magento 1 to Magento2.
According to BuiltWith statistics, Magento currently holds 14% of the market share for e-commerce platforms. With the release of Magento 2, it’s possible this percentage could increase. Experts expect the number of Magento 2 stores to grow rapidly within the next year as Magento 1 is slowly phased out. This rise will include existing Magento 1 stores that transition to Magento 2 in addition to brand new stores or businesses that migrate to Magento 2 for a better store platform.
As per BuiltWith there are more than 12000+ Websites already using Magento-2.