Migrating from a platform like Magento to Shopify is a difficult decision to make. As a business, you must take into account all the benefits that each platform offers and, at the same time, consider your migration options to guarantee a safe process that doesn’t have a negative impact on your traffic.
The Magento Experience
Magento is one of the most recognized platforms worldwide with approximately 50% market share in the E-Commerce space. Magento stands out for offering an open-source platform that is developer-centric. The platform can handle unlimited variants for large catalogs, and if you have multiple websites then the multi-brand stores ability makes having one database for multiple stores a great solution. One of the biggest reasons businesses use Magento is Enterprise support. The platform with the right servers can handle large E-Commerce players and that is a must for big businesses.
We commonly hear from our clients that they're tired of relying on a developer to make any little change they want which is one of the biggest downsides. Although Magento has a vibrant developer community, that does not make financial sense for many businesses when it comes to small changes. We also hear that the expansion of the store can cause more problems than it solves when installing new apps. This poses a problem for businesses that are busy, and want to be more profitable.
What Shopify Has To Offer
Shopify has rocked the E-Commerce space by building a platform rather than just software. Rather than having your own servers, IT person, developer, etc. You can log in and everything is taken care of for you when it comes to Servers, Security, Software Updates, and Shopify has 24/7 Phone, Chat, and Email support. But the main reason we see everyday business owners choosing Shopify is the well-thought-out consumer and admin experience you get with the platform. The system is easy to use, and a productive environment for your staff to manage the store, online selling channels, and orders placed on any of the connected channels.
Shopify has many benefits but the biggest ones we hear of on a daily basis is that people like the freedom of being able to install apps, manage their own store design, and the ease of use for both the consumer and for their own team to keep everything up to date on their own.
Pelican Commerce Migration Service
Pelican Commerce has spent the past 5 years building the most comprehensive migration service, helping business owners re-platform to Shopify without losing their existing SEO Traffic, Rank, and Authority. Our service starts with an API Push, a front end crawl of your website to capture the rich SEO data, and a snapshot of your database. We combine those three sources of data together to create the richest dataset available to use in your migration. We then set up your theme, apps, store settings, and make sure all the 301-redirects are in place to point to the matching pages on Shopify. Once everything is in place we handle the launch of your store with zero downtime or interruption to your business.
If you're considering migrating from Magento to Shopify or Magento to Shopify Plus, then contact us today and chat about moving your business to the most modern E-Commerce platform in the industry!