How To: Migrate From Magento 1.X to 2.0 Seamlessly

Magento 2 has generated a lot of buzz in the eCommerce world. It is not just a product update, rather a comprehensive rewrite of code. The code base of Magento 2 is very modular and has been updated to use current technologies, building on Magento's open source heritage. The 2.0 platform empowers brands, retailers, and businesses to quickly and cost-effectively deliver engaging omnichannel shopping experiences they need in today's market. Even more, Magento 2 boasts enhanced performance and scalability, new features to improve conversion rates, business agility and productivity improvements.

So this sounds wonderful, right? It now poses a question for 1.X users- how can a brand migrate from a 1.X version to 2.0 without disrupting business processes and adding a ton of headache and budget at the move? This is a hot topic, so I am taking to my blog to discuss four reasons Magento's Accelerator Store by Echidna combats these concerns and allows for that easy migration.

1. Responsive User Interface- No need to worry about it, it has been done for you. The user-experience team that built Echidna's Magento Accelerator Store has taken Magento's responsiveness to the next level, creating device-centric responsive features to delight the user.
2. Custom Development Features-My brand has lots of specifics that need to be upheld. By augmenting Magento's functionality through adding an impressive set of carefully engineered custom features this concern has been covered. From product comparison and store locator to internationalization features, the custom development features have everything needed for a sophisticated eCommerce business.
3. Built in Third Party Integrations- Beyond the Out of Box features, Echidna's Magento, Accelerator Store is compatible with a host of strategic third party partners that truly enhances the functionality of the online store. From marketing tools to recommendation engines, you will find Accelerator Store well equipped to incorporate a multitude of different applications.
4. Tested and Certified- Testing adds considerable bulk to the deployment cycle. Testing is a resource intensive process adding cost and friction to the deployment cycle. Echidna's Magento, Accelerator Store has features and functionality fully tested across popular browsers and devices, making the deployment efficient with an assurance of a high level of quality.

If you are on Magento 1.X and curious how Magento 2.0 will benefit your business, contact Echidna for a complimentary Magento 2.0 Site Audit and get the conversation started.