If you run an online store built in Magento, now might be a very good time to look for good alternatives to Magento.
In our view, Magento used to be a good option for eCommerce, but now that it's part of Adobe, Magento has changed.
Magento salespeople will tell you that the new Magento is better, but we no longer recommend it.
This is mainly because we want to always deliver great eCommerce solutions that are flexible, always reliable and secure.
Plus our clients want "value for money" and we think there are better alternatives to Magento.
Magento online stores are already targets for online hackers, but after June 2020 this is going to get much worse.
The Magento V1 software will no longer receive any security updates from Adobe.
For Magento V1 stores, this is called 'End-of-Life’ or EOL.
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As the owner of a Magento V1 online shop, you will need to migrate to alternative eCommerce software, or risk having your site hacked and infected with code that steals customers’ payment details. (This is happening already with Magento stores. It’s going to get worse.)
You could migrate to Magento v2. The latest Magento version is the 2.x branch, which has security patches on a regular basis. Migration from Magento V1 to Magento V2 is possible, but can be complicated and problematic. And why would you bother? We think the smartest move is to move away from Magento.
Now is the time to look at better alternatives to Magento. There are several excellent alternative eCommerce systems that are solid and secure, highly functional and reliable, and with well-supported software platforms.
These include PrestaShop, Shopify and WordPress with WooCommerce, and the eCommerce team at Concise Digital has vast experience and expertise with these three systems.
PrestaShop is a free open-source enterprise eCommerce system from France. PrestaShop is an excellent alternative to Magento for larger enterprise eCommerce stores. Concise Digital is a PrestaShop Certified Partner, the leading PrestaShop agency in Australia, and the only certified PrestaShop development agency in Australia.
Shopify is a fully hosted online shopping platform, with a monthly fee. Shopify may be a good option, and Shopify Plus is an option for larger stores.
WooCommerce is another option and can be an ideal alternative to Magento for smaller online stores.
Talk with our eCommerce experts for independent and unbiased recommendations about each option.
Now is the time to talk with the eCommerce specialists at Concise Digital. We can help you understand your various eCommerce options and recommend the best approach for you and your business. Please don’t wait until it’s too late.See what our customers say
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