Guide: How to replatform to Magento/Adobe Commerce

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Replatforming your e-commerce store can be a daunting task, especially if you are not familiar with the process. That's where "The Ultimate Guide to replatforming to Magento / Adobe Commerce" comes in. This comprehensive guide provides step-by-step instructions that will help you migrate your store smoothly and efficiently, regardless of the platform you're coming from.

Here are some of the top reasons businesses choose to migrate to Magento / Adobe Commerce from Shopify, WooCommerce, PrestaShop, and other similar solutions

  1. Scalability: Is your current e-commerce platform limiting your ability to grow and scale your business? With its open-source architecture and flexible design, Magento / Adobe Commerce can support stores of any size and complexity.
  2. Customizability: Are you finding it difficult to customize your online store to meet your unique needs? One of the biggest advantages of Magento / Adobe Commerce is its customizability.
    • Custom checkout flows: With Magento / Adobe Commerce, businesses can customize the checkout process to meet their specific requirements. This includes adding or removing steps in the checkout process, creating custom forms, and integrating payment gateways.
    • Advanced product search: Magento / Adobe Commerce has a built-in Elasticsearch engine that allows for more powerful search functionality, such as faceted search and the ability to search by product attributes. Additionally, Magento / Adobe Commerce allows for more control over search relevancy and ranking, which improve the accuracy of search results for customers. This advanced search functionality can be particularly useful for stores with a large number of products or complex product catalogues.
    • Personalized content: Adobe Commerce and the extended Adobe Experience Cloud suite allow businesses to create personalized content based on customer behaviour, preferences, and demographics. This includes customized product recommendations, personalized emails, and targeted promotions.
      • While Magento Open Source does not offer this functionality out of the box, we offer a suite of custom extensions that allow customization by customer segment. Tell us what you need, and we’ll find a solution!
  3. Custom design: Magento / Adobe Commerce offers a range of design options, including pre-built themes and the ability to create custom designs. This allows businesses to create unique and visually appealing online stores. More information on this in our guide.
  4. Third-party integrations: Are you struggling to integrate your e-Commerce platform with other systems and the tools that your business relies on? Magento / Adobe Commerce offers a wide range of third-party integrations, including fully-featured and customizable REST and GraphQL APIs, allowing for deep integration with other tools and systems you use in your business.
  5. SEO-friendly: Are you concerned about your store's visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs)? Magento / Adobe Commerce is considered more SEO-friendly than Shopify and WooCommerce due to its flexibility and customizability. Magento / Adobe Commerce allows for extensive customization of page titles, URLs, meta descriptions, and other SEO elements, as well as the ability to create custom landing pages for specific keywords.

When considering a replatforming, assessing your current store and determining what issues you may face with the new platform is paramount.  

Here are some key topics from the guide:

  • Assess your current store to determine what features and functionality you need in your new platform.
    • Put some work into defining the MVP!
  • Choose between Adobe Commerce and Magento based on your business requirements and budget.
  • Which front-end should you choose? Should you go for PWA? Let’s check out the alternatives.
  • Select a Magento agency partner that has experience in migrations and can guide you through the process.
  • Develop a detailed replatforming plan that includes timelines, milestones, and contingency plans.
  • Integration with custom code and performance – these are the key Magento’s differentiators.

The guide also covers post-migration steps such as testing, launching, and optimizing your store. Whether you're an e-commerce store owner, a developer, or a business executive, this guide is designed to help you successfully migrate your store to Magento.

So, if you're interested in migrating your store to Magento / Adobe Commerce, download the guide and start your migration journey with confidence!