The popular ecommerce platform Magento Go is no longer accepting new signups to the service and anyone currently using the platform will have to migrate their website by 1st February 2015. Act now to keep your business website live and working to generate traffic, sales and enquiries. Failure to act will result in your website disappearing.
What is Magento Go?
You may have heard about the platform Magento already. What you may not be aware of is that there are three different types of Magento. Well there was. Now there are two. Magento is broken down into the three categories;
- Magento Go: Pay monthly, hosted and managed by Magento, soon to be shut down
- Magento Community Edition (CE): Free to use, self-hosted and managed by your web design agency
- Magento Enterprise: Designed for high performing, fast growing ecommerce businesses
It is important to note that the announcement from Magento is only affecting the Magento Go platform and not the other versions.
Magento is an ideal ecommerce platform for your website which has been specifically designed to sell products online with ease. With over 240,000 websites being powered by Magento, it is clear to see why so many choose the platform when looking to sell products online.
The Magento Go platform was designed for small businesses to quickly start selling products online without having to understand how to build a website and all of the technical bits in the background. This can be a great starting point and is often where a lot of businesses start their journey into the digital world selling online. With Magento Go being easy to use, you would have also found that it was rather limiting in the sense that you could only customise the website so far. This is where the next step of the ladder comes into play with Magento Community Edition.
Upgrade to Magento Community Edition
Current Magento Go customers are being advised to move over to competitors of Magento Go which are BigCommerce or Shopify. Although there is another way. You chose Magento Go for a reason, you liked the platform. So why not take the next step with your website and upgrade to the Magento Community Edition platform?
The open source platform gives you full control over your ecommerce website, meaning you can customise as much as you like without limitation. No longer do you have to be restricted by what you can and can’t change on your website. The Magento Community Edition platform gives you full control to be able to do exactly what you like.
If you would like help migrating your Magento Go website onto the Magento Community Edition platform, or even an alternative, then get in touch and we can identify which is the best solution for your business. For a lot of businesses, large changes like this can be a challenge to migrate, so we’re more than happy to discuss the options with you. We also have a demo Magento platform set up so we can give you a live demonstration for how the platform works so you can see for yourself before making any decisions.
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