Upgrade to Magento 2

Why upgrade?

Magento is one of the most popular and successful eCommerce platforms around with over 250,000 online stores choosing to run their website. As of June 2020, Magento 1 is unsupported, this means that there will be no more security pages or enhancements released for this version. It also means that 3rd party developers are stopping support for Magento 1 modules meaning that your store could be at risk if you don’t upgrade.

Not only will Magento 2 ensure your site is fully secure and always up to date, but it also comes packed with a whole host of new features. Designed to improve your customer’s experience and increase conversion rate, they also make managing your site easier.

Out of the box

The latest version of Magento has a lot under the hood to help online businesses do more online covering all companies from start-ups through to enterprise-level operations.

Below are some features Magento 2 can power your business up.

Magento 2 Customer Focused Web Design

Customer focused checkout

One of the first places Magento 2 was re-developed was the checkout, with a new faster process, and better integrations with more payment providers proven to increase conversion rates.

Magento 2 Secure eCommerce

Better security and easier to maintain

The new platform makes keeping the core up-to-date simple, each release makes better use of today’s technology making it faster, stronger and patched against new threats constantly.

Magento 2 Optimised for Speed

Optimised for speed and agility

Better caching, an improved technology stack and attention to speed all-round make Magento 2 one of the fastest eCommerce platforms which is crucial o for increasing conversion rates and SEO.

Magento 2 ERP Integration

Simplified integration with CRM & ERP systems

The new API approach to 3rd party integrations makes extending Magento 2 so much easier and helps to remove boundaries that plagued Magento 1, from Xero, Royal Mail and other warehouse system it’s easier than ever to connect.

B2B Features native to Magento 2

Built-in B2B features

Magento 1 was renowned for being built for fashion and general retail, whilst Magento 2 continues this it’s also been enhanced with a tonne of B2B features to help wholesalers take their businesses online.

Migrate to Magento 2

Is your site GDPR compliant?

Not only will upgrading to Magento 2 offer you the whole host of benefits above, but it will also ensure your site stays GDPR compliant. As Magento 1 no longer supports security patches, it will become a lot harder for you to keep your customer’s data protected, and your business protected.

The process of migration

Migrating to a new platform is always scary, even if you’ve used a previous version.

Our team will guide you every step of the way taking away the pain and making sure the process is smooth and focused on delivering results.


Magento Extentions

Taking stock of the module you currently run means we can help identify replacement modules and also reduce the number of plugins you run by utilising more of Magento’s built-in capabilities


Data Migration

Whether you’re upgrading from Magento 1 or another system the new API means we can migrate your customer, order and content data effortlessly helping to create a smooth transition.


Theme Customisation

Upgrading is the perfect time to review the customer experience and fine-tune the frontend to help welcome back customers, engage new ones and increase the conversion rate.


Performance Optimisation

Once your new site is ready to go our team can fine-tune your Magento website to run at blistering speeds helping to secure more customers and improve your SEO.

How much will it cost?

Whilst upgrading to Magento 2 might seem scary it’s not necessarily as expensive as re-platforming. It does however give you the perfect opportunity to evaluate the functionality you are offering your customers and make use of the improvements of M2 to grow the business.

You don’t have to start over, here are a few ways in which we can help you:

Theme transfer and upgrade

We can safely upgrade your site fromMagento 1 to Magento without changing the look and feel and transferring all data.

Update 3rd Party extensions

Your old M1 extensions won’t work in Magento 2, we can help upgrade these modules or find alternatives for you.

Complete M2 rebuild

Migrate the data from your existing Magento 1 site to Magento 2 with a new fresh design centred on user experience and new features that will improve conversion rates.

If you’re not sure where to start or already have a plan of action give us a call, we’d be happy to help.

Replatform to Magento

Why choose Actuate?

We are your technical partner, and finding the right one to work with during a new build or migration is crucial to a successful project.

Our team have been working with Magento for many years, some of our developers can even remember version 1.3 (albeit in their nightmares) and have helped numerous businesses to flourish online by crafting their website around both the customer’s needs and your goals.

It’s versatility has enabled us to make our clients more money and faster. We develop, support, and optimise Magento websites and build strong partnerships with our clients that help to unlock their ambitions.

While our experience keeps us grounded, we are always looking forward, focusing on improvement and growth. We combine traditional and emerging technologies to build the most effective and efficient strategies.

We have a wealth of experience

We’ve been working with the Magento platform since 2008 (Yeah, it’s been around for a while). With Magento 1 coming to its end of life in June 2020, we are now working with new and existing clients helping them to re-platform to Magento 2. Its versatility has enabled us to make our clients more money and faster. We develop, support, and optimise Magento websites and build strong partnerships with our clients that help to unlock their ambitions.

Every project designed, built and supported by our team follows the same core process centred around the customer and their needs. It’s this process that enables us to focus on delivering measurable results whilst keeping everything flowing and on time.

Examples of our Magento eCommerce work

Take a look at our work

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Mere Bathrooms

Mere Bathrooms

Magento 2 B2B upgrade for national bathrooms fixtures and fitting supplier including integration for products and account management.

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In under 12 months

Oh Polly

Oh Polly

From eBay to a household brand we helped Oh Polly launch their first Magento store packed with features from a live Instagram feed, Out of stock subsciptions and loyalty rewards.

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