Migration from Magento Go
In a shock move Magneto Go is actually going. They have announced that the platform will be in fact discontinued and this will commence from February 2015.
Magneto Go and Prostores, services tens of thousands of small to medium sized online retailers use on a daily basis are now shutting down to make way for an enhanced focus on the Magento Community resource which will provide an even better service for members of the Magento Community itself. Bigcommerce have also been chosen by eBay as the recommended migration choice for smaller to medium retailers who are part of the Magento Community to switch over to for their daily commerce needs, whilst maintaining the same quality of service delivery they received using the Magento Go platform. Although it has been noted that Magento Go are still dedicated to the SME clientele, its clear the move is a suspicious one due to the fact their focus now lies with a product which is pointed towards attracting the bigger ecommerce sellers.
The decision to close the Magento Go service wasn’t an easy one according to eBay, but by asking users to migrate Magento Go to Bigcommerce accounts instead, they assure service users the same level of service they are used to. With the Magento Community platform providing the easiest transition available for those already using the Magento Go service as it carries many of the same features along side a familiar interface. The Magento Community are sure to find the exact platform they are looking for when choosing to migrate Magento Go accounts over to one of these new hosting services.
When choosing to migrate Magento Go to Bigcommerce or Magento Community accounts, it should be noted that the user doesn’t really stand to lose anything whatsoever as they will still be able to sell their products online in an incredibly effective manner. In fact, eBay assures all Magento Go customers that they will actually be receiving an even better service when they migrate Magento Go accounts over to either of these new services – the message is clear, retailers will actually “win out” when they choose either Magento Community or Bigcommerce accounts to replace their Magento Go delivery platform. They are determined to make sure no members of the Magento Community lose out at all when they migrate Magento Go to Bigcommerce accounts, regardless of their eventual choice.
Customer services for Magento Go users will still be live until February the 1st 2015, giving people plenty of time to decide whether or not they wish to migrate to either Magento Community or Bigcommerce – this essentially means that Magento Go customers will not risk losing any income when they migrate Magento Go accounts during the holiday period, but there is a very large incentive on offer for those who wish to transfer immediately too.
Even though both the Magento Community and Bigcommerce platforms will provide an even better service than Magento Go customers are already receiving, it should be noted that Magento Community would likely better suit the medium to large sized retailers, whereas Bigcommerce will serve smaller retailers in a slightly more advantageous manner – Bigcommerce can actually list items on the retailers behalf with 3rd party apps which makes it slightly more user friendly for those who are perhaps not full time merchants or hobbyists. This means eBay listings etc. are much easier than they were previously when using Magento Go.
Are you a small to medium sized business and are still using Magento Go? Would you like to expert help? There’s no need to worry as we can assist in getting you moved over to either Magento Community or Bigcommerce. Please feel free to contact us for more help and information and we will ensure we make your transition as easy and stress free as possible. We believe that the Magento Community are sure to find the exact platform they are looking for when choosing to migrate Magento Go accounts over to one of these new hosting services. We are happy to advise you of the best possible decision for you and your business.