What are the challenges faced by businesses while migrating Magento to Magento 2?

Magento development services are a compelling e-commerce solution used by many businesses to improve their business to a large-scale platform.


But as of now, the new version of Magento is accessible proclaimed as Magento 2.


The advantage of using Magento 2 is that it helps the most advanced PHP versions, which offers high security while intensifying the speed of the online store. The speed in Magento 2 is actually better than what Magento 1 has to contribute. However, if you are planning to upgrade your e-commerce platform from Magento to Magento 2 then work comprehending the problems related to it.


It has been discovered that migration from Magento 1 to Magento 2 leads to performance issues, and is a pain to the merchants who use intricate systems. It is a time-intensive process and needs a lot of effort.


Here are some of the major issues faced by businesses while migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2:


  • Slow speed in Magento admin areas
  • Low storage performance
  • Optimized cache configuration,
  • Less store reliability and sluggish page loading speed.


Challenges which are faced while migration from Magento 1 to Magento 2 are listed below:


1. Less interested to Change the Current Magento Theme


Customers feel least interested while improving the popular Magento theme because they are too common with their modern website design. Also, the Magento theme inheritance is quite complicated and is based on the fallback tool.


This means that if a view file is not seen in the current theme, the system searches in the parent themes, module view files, or library. After hunting it provides an overview of how to revoke the parent themes and module designs.


2. Problems while migrating from Magento


Magento 1 e-commerce platform is very dependent on outside extensions and in such situations migrating from Magento can cost a lot of funds. It also consumes time to install and configure all of the modules from the inception and solve the disputes resulting from external extensions.


3. Risk of Missing Data while Magento migrations process


Clients feel hesitant to migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2 due to the risk of succumbing data like the blog, sales order, and CMS page contents, product categories, product ratings, testimonials, and details of customers.


4. Migration to Magento 2 is a time-consuming process


The migration process is quite a time-consuming process and it may take between 4-5 months for the installation of the new platform. It becomes more challenging to migrate if you have a complicated system. It may also affect your work where you have to discontinue your work momentarily.


5. Magento comes at a higher price when compared to other e-commerce platforms


As we know that Magento is a self-hosted e-commerce platform where you’ll have to manage your hosting service on your own, which can add up to extra investment.


6.  Slow functioning due to profoundly layered and complicated coding style. 


Magento requires a good hosting setting because if your website is not well hosted and you don’t have a reliable server, your users may encounter slow load time. This means you will need to spend for good, secure hosting.


7. Affordable pre-built themes but needs time for customization


Choosing a pre-built theme is an economical choice in Magento. But, sometimes it can be a time-intensive process where you need to invest a lot of time on customization needed to be executed on the theme.


8. The huge cost of Magento experts


When you hire Magento developers or service providers to drive more traffic, make sure that they suit your budget. Even they come at a higher cost as compared to other platforms available.


9. Product support is very slow


While migrating from Magento or using Magento as your e-commerce platform, you may be held sometimes where you may need technical support. The technical support of Magento does not come as promptly as it should to satisfy your demand.

Bottom Line

There can be many more migration difficulties that you can encounter while migrating. The above mentioned are a few of them and it can also differ. If you still want to migrate from Magento to Magento 2 try analyzing all the foregoing factors.


You can also consult a reliable Magento Development Company like iCreative Technologies to know the advantages as well as disadvantages and difficulties that can be encountered while migrating your e-commerce platform from Magento to upgrading it to Magento 2.

Jainesh Shah is a CEO and Co-Founder of iCreative Technologies Inc. iCreative Technologies is a digital eCommerce agency mainly serving B2B clients across the globe. With over 15 years of experience in technology and business, he is helping his client thrive in this competitive era. He is specialized in eCommerce consulting, creative thinking, generating new business ideas, and delivering end products to market in the digital space. He is working with the vision to help his partner agencies and Clients to grow in their respective businesses.

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