From the beginning of 2018, we have received a lot of clients’ requests for Magento migration, one of which came from the Sinsation Cosmetics Company located in the US. Since their project is a typical case study of migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2, it will help the store owners, who are going to carry out Magento 2 migration, understand more about what they will go through.
What Are The Client’s Motivation For Magento Migration?
When approaching us for the Magento 2 migration project, the owner of Sinsation Cosmetics had already realized some limitations on their website such as:
- Not really attractive website design
- Poor website performance and user experience
- Slow page load speed
- Not user-friendly admin panel (too technical)
For all of the above reasons, she decided to migrate to Magento 2 to enhance her website comprehensively.
This was the website homepage screenshot before we implemented Magento migration:
What Were Client’s Goals And Expectations After Magento 2 Migration?
From our discussion, Sinsation Cosmetics set some specific goals for us as well as shared their expectations on this projects:
- Bring freshness and elegance to the website design
- Enhance the website performance
- Improve the user experience
- Maintain all of the functionalities in the current Magento 1 store
- Know how to manage the new Magento 2 store effectively
Besides, Sinsation Cosmetics hoped that they could complete the Magento migration process in the shortest possible period of time with reasonable cost.
What Were Challenging Tasks For Developers In This Case Study?
There are several challenges for us in this Magento migration from 1 to 2 case study.
Firstly, in terms of the website design, we could not clone the current design to make a similar one for Magento 2 since it was unappealing. Also, it was not a good idea to create a new theme from scratch since the store owner set a limited time and budget for this project.
Secondly, the Magento 1 website performance was strongly dependent on third-party extensions. It had more than 30 modules in total. Therefore, it was not a simple task to migrate all of those plugins to the new site. Even when we can do that, there would be a lot of conflicts after installing new Magento 2 extensions.
Thirdly, there is a large database in the old store that needs migrating to Magento 2.
What Were The Final Solutions For Sinsation Cosmetics’s Magento Migration Project?
To deal with the above challenges, we suggested some solutions:
Regards the website design, we recommended Sinsation Cosmetics to apply a ready-made theme for Magento 2, which helped them to save a lot of time and money. More specifically, we spent time researching and finding a list of beautiful templates for the cosmetics industry with high-quality code for the owner to choose from. Then, we installed and configured the selected theme on the new site. Also, our job included changing banners, favicon, logo, font, colors and minor customization as their requests.
For the Magento extension migration, we suggested the firm to review thoroughly their list and remove unnecessary modules. Then, we helped them to find similar Magento 2 extensions for their new store. As we mentioned before, since there were a lot of plugins, code conflicts are avoidable. Therefore, what we needed to do includes module installation, configuration, and conflicts solving. Moreover, for some certain modules, we had to migrate their data to Magento 2 as well as customize how they presented on the storefront.
Finally, in terms of Magento data migration, we advised them to migrate only crucial data to the new website, including customers, products, categories and sales from Magento 1 to Magento 2.
Depending on each specific case study, we will give proper consultation and solutions. If you are facing different issues when planing to migrate to Magento 2, contact us for help!
How Was The Magento 2 Migration Process?
After reaching agreement on the proposal and signing the contract, we started the work by giving the Sinsation Cosmetics a detailed Schedule and Timeline for their project, which included all tasks, sub-tasks, deadlines and milestones of the project so that the store owner could easily follow our work.
The whole development process was executed on our development server, and once the migration completed, we moved the site to the live environment. Also, we gave the owner an access to the development site so she could know the working progress and give us feedback. Besides, regular communication with the firm across multi-channel was emphasized to keep them up to date with the process.
In general, Sinsation Cosmetics’s Magento migration process included:
- New theme installation and configuration
- Data migration (the data migration was carried out two times, in the beginning and before moving the site to live)
- Extension migration – new module installation, configuration, customization and data transfer (22 modules)
- Custom function development (subscription and coupon code)
- Site configuration (email templates, CMS pages, language, currency, shipping and payment…)
- Site deployment
The Magento 2 migration project of Sinsation Cosmetics case study took 1,5 months to complete.
How Is The Sinsation Cosmetics Website After Being Migrated To Magento 2?
As we mentioned before, Sinsation Cosmetics owner set some targets for us on the very first discussions of the project in terms of both website design and performance.
After completing migration to Magento 2, we met all of requirements and expectations at the beginning. The Magento 2 storefront looks beautiful and elegant that makes products standout. Moreover the page speed is fast with significant user experience improvement. Apart from it, Magento 2 back-end is less “technical”, very user-friendly and easier to use than Magento 1’s.
The project did not come to an end after their new Magento 2 store was launched. We were associated with Sinsation Cosmetics for three months later to provide them free support.
This is the new look of Sinsation Cosmetics website thanks to the Magento migration:
You Have A Plan Of Magento Migration In Mind?
Hope that through this Magento migration case study, people who are planning to migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2 can imagine how their process would be.
But, if you still find the Magento 2 migration process complicated, let’s our Magento experts help you to make it simple. In recent years, we have implemented a wide range of migration projects and accumulated a lot of experience. That’s why we are confident to help you migrate to Magento 2 without any problems.
What you should do now is sending your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our sales department will get in touch with you within a few hours and give you a free quote for your project. It’s our pleasure to help Magento e-commerce businesses overcome all barriers of the Magento migrations process and achieve awesome websites on Magento 2!