Magento 1 is going end-of-life: what does that mean for your website?

From June 2020, Magento 1 will no longer be supported, potentially leaving your business open to security risks. Find out how to upgrade your platform here.
September 14, 2019
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Magento has announced that from June 2020 their Magento 1 platform is going end-of-life. But what does that mean for your current website and online business?

End-of-life means that your website will no longer be supported or given critical security patches following June 2020. This means that not only will you not receive any further updates to your website, inhibiting the usability and functionality of your site, but you're also vulnerable to security risks and cyber-attacks. Therefore, to avoid any potential risk to your online sales, reputation and customer service, it's recommended that you consider upgrading to Magento's latest Magento 2 solution.

Due to Magento's unmatched flexibility and globally recognised superior platform, our Web Services team has been able to create an eCommerce solution that seamlessly integrates with OGL Software and delivers a whole host of features and functionality that will help you to improve your online customer service to exceed customers' needs and help to grow online sales and boost profits.

Top benefits of switching to OGL's Magento 2 eShop solution:

Personalised customer experience

The Magento 2 platform has improved options for tracking customers' behaviour, which means you can offer a more personalised experience to increase conversion rates. You can easily present related products and services and offer personalised marketing incentives to enhance the users experience whilst improving sales and order value.

Streamlined checkout

A simple, hassle-free checkout is vital to securing that sale, especially as many purchases are completed on mobile. Magento 2 has streamlined the checkout process to reduce cart abandonment rates and encourage return custom.

Seamless synchronisation with OGL Software

Due to the flexibility and advancements in the Magento platform, our Web Service team is now able to further streamline the data flow between your eCommerce website and your OGL Software to deliver an up to the minute synchronisation. Growing your online sales and keeping your website up-to-date has never been easier.

The benefits of having an end-to-end solution for selling online are endless and being confident in your back-end processes to quickly and effectively fulfil online orders is key to the future success of your online business. Ensure your stock levels are accurate across all your sales channels, reduce duplication of data entry, minimise admin costs and achieve a faster order management process with a fully integrated Magento 2 solution.

Customer portal

By choosing OGL to develop your Magento 2 eCommerce website, you can give your customers a seamless user experience and offer them their own customer portal area. With up-to-date invoices for download, access to their online and offline order updates and special customer pricing you'll reduce your team's admin time and offer quality customer service for improved retention and customer satisfaction.

Multi-store capabilities

Do you offer B2B and B2C services and products and therefore need multiple online stores to accommodate your markets? Easily add, update, take orders and synchronise with OGL Software from multi-stores in our Magento 2 eShop solution.

Setting up a separate micro-site for niche products or to communicate your business in different industries is a great way to optimise your branding in those key markets and improve online sales. Multi-store capabilities is easy and hassle-free with Magento 2.

Enhanced content management

Updating and customising your website has never been easier. With an enhanced, online CMS system you can ensure your website is always representing your brand and delivering the results you need.

Boost your online potential with Magento 2

Wholesalers and distributors looking to sell their products online need to ensure they're supplying their customers with the best online user experience as possible to meet the increasing expectations of the modern online shopper. To succeed online, you need a host of features and functionality that will enable you to offer an easy, quick and personalised shopping experience.

Flexibility, seamless integration, enhanced performance and security are just some of the features you'll receive with OGL's eShop solution - built on the Magento 2 platform and fully integrated with OGL software for maximum online success.

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