Magento 1 reaches end-of-life: here are six reasons to migrate to WooCommerce.
Do you use Magento version 1 as the platform for your online store?
Then you should read the rest of this article.
Magento has officially announced that all versions of Magento 1 will no longer be maintained (End Of Life) on June 1, 2020. This means that no further development or security updates will be distributed for Magento 1 after that date. If you are using Magento 1, it is recommended to migrate to another platform before June 1, 2020
This transition allows you to rethink and take steps to lift your online store to new heights. One of your options is to switch to WooCommerce.
Here are some reasons why you should do just that:
1. WooCommerce is a significantly cheaper e-commerce platform
With Magento Commerce you get variable pricing based on the sales in your online store. If your online store revenue is under $ 10 million, the Magento 2.0 licensing cost starts at $ 22,000 per year.
WooCommerce is an open-source platform that is free to use. Therefore, from the first second, you have a significant amount of money that you can save, or spend on developing essential features that improve the conversion rate for your e-commerce store – if you choose WooCommerce.
2. WooCommerce is easier to use and has endless flexibility
WooCommerce strives to be a user-friendly e-commerce platform. It should be easy to set up, easy to customize, and easy to use.
Therefore, you can get online stores with WooCommerce that range from affordable and straightforward to bespoke and complex. Since WooCommerce is also easy to tailor with some developing expertise, you can have a dynamic online store that is continuously evolving and improving based on what best influences your conversion and your bottom line.
Magento, on the other hand, has a sharp learning curve and is more targeted at developers than small-business employees. Features and solutions can be developed, but the system is often so complex that small tasks in WooCommerce are often doubled in Magento. There are additional hours you can save on the bottom line, to boost your marketing, or to develop even more and better features for your online store.
3. WooCommerce is very widespread
Over 28% of the world’s online stores use WooCommerce, which makes it a widespread system with tons of experience.
Maxim works exclusively with WooCommerce and is one of the few certified Woo Experts in the Nordic region. We have experience from more than 300 online stores based on WooCommerce and have the broad experience we can draw on to find the right solution for your online store.
4. WooCommerce gives you better content management with WordPress
WooCommerce gives you online stores built on the power of WordPress, which runs 35% of the world’s websites.
With WordPress as the foundation, you get access to powerful tools that take you to build much more than just an online store. Build customer loyalty with member programs.
Build content targeted to the search engine with useful content pages or boost sales and customer service with excellent support sites, chat programs, and the like. Only creativity sets the boundaries with WordPress and WooCommerce.
5. Integration between WooCommerce and your ERP system
Maco.io is our proprietary cloud-based integration platform that connects WooCommerce with most ERP systems. We have our team of developers to maintain and further develop integrations, and to ensure that data flow between the online store. For example, Visma Business, Visma Global, UniMicro, 24Seven Office, Tripletex, or other systems run automatically and seamlessly.
6. Choose a certified WooExpert
WooExperts are WooCommerce’s handpicked agencies with further understanding and experience with professional WooCommerce projects. We are the only agency in Norway with this certification and 1 out of 6 agency Europe. It ensures that we are always up to date with the latest from WooCommerce and can professionally assist you.
If you have an online store on Magento 1, you will have to invest in the coming months. To get the most out of your investment, we recommend that you take the opportunity to switch to WooCommerce. Of course, we are not objective. We have made a conscious choice to work exclusively with WooCommerce and are one of the few expert agencies in the Nordic region.
WooCommerce is not just: (1) a cheaper solution overall. It is also (2) a more flexible solution that is easier to use. (3) WooCommerce is more widespread and (4) gives you more opportunities to build your website. At the same time, with WooCommerce (5) you can use our proprietary integration to automate data flow between your ERP system and the online store.
To learn more about WooCommerce and the opportunities your business has, contact us to see what we can do together to take your online store to a new level.
Contact us for an informal chat about how we can help your business with WooCommerce.
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