If that is the position you are in right now, the first question to ask is not how to budget for such a major change to your business. Instead, start by evaluating the features and cost of Magento 2 against the best alternatives modern platforms on the market.
We're here to make the case for Saleor. We want to show you why you can confidently exit the best platform for the last ten years in favor of the best platform for the next ten.
The last ten years with Magento
There are good reasons why tens of thousands of businesses have built their stores using Magento’s open source.
In choosing Magento OS, developers were able to leverage Magento's business features to deliver websites more affordably than fully-custom solutions, using in-house developers or third-party vendors to extend core functionalities with relative ease.
We've built Magento stores ourselves and admire the community's contributions to e-commerce over the years. But, in 2019, there are advances in technology that Magento cannot harness due to its aging codebase and stack. The release of Magento 2 was billed as the answer but store owners rightly question if it has solved the fundamental problem of technological debt-and if the performance gains justify the cost.
The last two years with Magento
In 2018, Adobe purchased Magento “to be seamlessly integrated into the Adobe Experience Cloud.” This has led to concern for the open source viability of Magento as Adobe will likely push its Experience Cloud to pay back the $1.67 B acquisition cost. For now, Adobe leadership publicly expresses support for the open source version of Magento 2, but the exit of Mark Lavelle, the CEO who oversaw eight years of Magento's most explosive growth, has led to significant doubt among some members of the Magento open source community.
What's more, Magento has a large and loyal fanbase but even users attached to Magento's signature features like flexible product types, mass updating of product attributes, and complex pricing, are coming to realize that they need all those features plus a more modern platform than Magento 2 if they want to continue pushing the envelope.
The next ten years with Saleor
Over the next decade, retail brands need to offer customer-centric experiences; they are seeking a platform that is ultra-fast, dynamic, personalized, and beautiful everywhere. Many companies are still sitting on their Magento 1 stores, hoping for something better.
Saleor delivers the much-loved features of Magento but brings
more to the table.
Your easy transition into the next decade
We know that the cost, time, and technical difficulty of switching from Magento 1 to 2 are factors holding businesses back. Our complimentary migration consultation will show how all those issues fade away when you consider Saleor.
We'll show you can bring over all your favorite features from Magento, even those product configurations that Shopify cannot handle.
We'll identify ways to get more from your e-commerce or take advantage of new revenue streams.
We’ll open our technology up to you. Saleor has a modern stack and an open source base that is continuously maintained.
We’ll show how re-platforming to Saleor can be quicker and cheaper than switching to Magento 2.
We’ll sketch out a migration plan with no operational downtime.
Let's get started
Contact us to see how the flexibility of Saleor meets the needs and product models of any business.