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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 are fantastic to work with. Our company has a busy multi-channel and multi-country e-commerce website - James and his team have a straightforward approach combined with deep technical knowledge that has given solutions to every problem we have thrown at them. I'm happy to recommend them to anyone that wants to take their online presence to the next level."

Tom Coulter, Director of Couture Kingdom UK and Zentosa Ltd

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