The Coronavirus is spreading to every continent of the world and the confirmed case numbers continue to climb significantly. It is urgent for e-Magento merchants to look at the pandemic impacts on their businesses. Are there a lot of challenges? Definitely yes. What’s about the opportunity? Luckily, there are still some. In this article, I will show you why implementing Magento 2 Migrations is necessary for all Magento stores, and even becoming crucial during this turbulent time.
In short, there are five main reasons why Magento migration is pivotal amid COVID-19 pandemic:
- Avoid losing a large number of customers
- Increase the number of loyal customers
- Able to make a good deal
- Reduce time of Magento 2 migration
- Minimize M2M impact on UX
1. Avoid losing a large number of customers
Social distancing, quarantine or shelter-in-place laws… are put in many places to resist the global outbreak. COVID-19 has also disrupted the supply chain by shutting down brick- and- mortar stores, That’s why more and more customers are turning to e-commerce to buy stuff and stay safe at home.
If your Magento online store provides essential goods such as food and medical supplies, this period of time might suddenly become your high-demand season. It goes without saying that, your Magento website has to maintain its high performance to provide the best shopping experience for a considerable number of visitors.
However, it might be difficult if your store is still based on Magento 1 platform. The reason is that Magento will stop its support system for all Magento 1 websites from June 2020. As a consequence, if your website faces some issues – without help – at this peak time, you are likely to lose your customers. Therefore, Magento 2 migrations should be conducted as soon as possible to deliver stable and satisfying experiences.
2. Increase the number of loyal customers
For lucky Magento stores with increasing demand, the owners should grasp this chance to turn new buyers (since the outbreak) into loyal ones by providing them with an excellent online shopping experience.
In spite of being a great e-commerce platform, Magento 1 is far beyond Magento 2 when it comes to functionality, design, and performance.
For instance, Magento 2 does not take much time in page loading like Magento 1 even if the site gets heavy traffic. Moreover, the customers can process their payment fast and easily with Magento 2’s one-page checkout.
If you quickly migrate to Magento 2 and put in place all of its powerful features, you can build up customer loyalty and improve their retention after the epidemic.
3. Able to get a good deal
The global economy is virtually going to lockdown within an incalculable time. A lot of companies even went bankrupt. This is a very sensitive time in trading but bringing about a good opportunity to make a negotiation.
If you are looking for Magento migration services, there might be a lot of attractive offers to consider now. Besides, you can frankly share with the developers about your budget to have your project done at a reasonable price. Many Magento companies are providing promotions and discounts to get more projects as well as to support e-businesses in the Coronavirus pandemic.
4. Reduce time of Magento 2 Migration
If you decide to migrate your site to Magento 2 during the epidemic, the process might take less time than it could be as usual.
In general, the demand for the Magento migration service in recent years is very high due to Magento’s support-stop announcement. As a result, if you got in touch with a Magento agency before the pandemic, they might not be able to start your project right away or have to allocate their resources for multiple projects at the same time.
However, under the negative impact of COVID-19, many e-commerce stores try to tighten their budget, which leads to lower demand for both Magento 2 migrations and other web services. Thanks to that, your selected Magento development companies might focus more on your project and finish it within the shortest period of time.
5. Minimize M2M impact on UX
In fact, most of the online merchants will find lots of difficulties to make more money in the pandemic, except for a few areas related to essential goods. Consequently, many Magento stores will have lower traffic during this hard time.
Nonetheless, looking on the bright side, it is an ideal time to migrate your site to Magento 2. In general, Magento migration might affect your existing website performance to some extent (e.g.: slowing down website speed a little bit when migrating data). If your site welcomes fewer visitors than usual, the number of users affected by the migration constraints is also negligible.
Not only Magento stores but also other e-commerce businesses should evaluate the current situation to figure out which challenges/ opportunities that they might have. There is always a way for them to lessen the negative impacts of the pandemic; and for Magento merchants, it’s implementing Magento migrations.
If you are looking for any solution related to Magento or seeking a reliable Magento 2 Migration service, do not hesitate to contact Tigren (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our developers, with over 8-year experience in Magento development, can help you to migrate to Magento 2 successfully. Find more about our service here.