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Why use Magento2?

What is Magento 2?

Magento 2 is the newest version of the Magento e-commerce platform. It's relatively new compared to the Magento 1 platform but remember in 2019 Magento 1 is becoming the end of the life. This means that Magento will no longer support or release updates for the Magento 1 platform.

Shouldn't I be upgraded to Magento2?

Sadly it isn't that simple. Magento 2 is an entirely different platform compared to Magento 1 so there isn't a simple upgrade process. However, Purple Prince have developer tools and processes to rebuild your current Magento 1 into the shiny new Magento 2 platform in a quick and efficient way to avoid costing you a fortune.

Will my extensions still work?

No they won't, sorry to bear bad news but none of the extensions written for Magento 1 will work in Magento 2. This is because Magento 2 is a brand new framework using more much up to date technology.

Most developers, however have now rewritten there modules to support Magento 2 so the chances are we can get the same functionality back.

If you cant find a Magento 2 extension you need then don't worry speak to our Magento developers and we can rebuild it for you.

Have a look at our Magento extensions page here


Is Magento1 still Safe?

Absolutely! As it stands there are more Magento 1 stores than Magento 2 online so until 2019 Magento 1 will still be secure and update to date.

When should I think about upgrading?

Purple Prince will continue to support Magento 1 platforms long after Magento 1 stops supporting the platform, However we are recommending to all customers to considering budgeting the cost of rebuilding into Magento 2 sooner than later, Its vital to ensure your online business stays reliable and secure in the future.

We have been working with Magento 2 since the first release became available, a lot has happened since then and we feel Magento 2 is the correct path forward for online merchants. We love Magento 2 and we know our customers will as well!

As we said before you cannot simply just upgrade to Magento 2 from Magento 1 it is an entire shop rebuild but thanks to our brilliant development team we have developed tools and processes to migrate your store from Magento 1 to Magento 2 in the best possible way to reduce development time and costs.

Click here to look at Magento 1 to Magento 2 Migration Service

"Purple Prince have been efficient and proactive in meeting all our deadlines. And there support on our commercial issues has added value to Screentec. I look forward to many more years working together "

Chris Malpus, Director of Screentec Ltd

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