Magento Go is closing up shop for good on February 1st, 2015, leaving all of its users with a decision to make as to where to turn for a new e-commerce solution. A big question out there for current users of the Magento Go e-commerce software: When do I leave this program?
The answer: sooner rather than later. There are some key reasons for this:
Being Prepared but Not Rushing
You want to make sure that you’re prepared with a move in the right direction for your online store when it’s time to migrate from Magento Go. Each and every user of the software faces a decision that they’ll need to make before the February 1st deadline, and truth be told, there is no one-size-fits-all recommendation.
Be sure to do your research in time to make the right move. Know the affordable alternatives available to you, like Shopify and Bigcommerce, and know how your top choice will play out in the long run for your local storefront.
Being prepared but not rushing means finding the switch that makes the most sense for your specific situation, in enough time to make a smooth transition into a new program. Deciding too quickly could mean ending up with an alternative e-commerce solution that doesn’t fit your business needs the way you thought it would.
As always, if you’d like to discuss your options and compare what’s available to you out there, contact us at Coalition Technologies; we’ve been helping businesses to successfully navigate these platforms for years, and we would be happy to help you too. .
Getting Up and Running
Making a switch to a new e-commerce solution means having to essentially pick up and move your online store, with all its contents, to a brand new service and provider. This can mean a little bit of downtime in your online shopping cart, so you want to make sure you get up and running quickly and smoothly.
Waiting until the last minute could mean ending up with a long period of shutdown time for your online store. By planning ahead, you can swiftly navigate the transition and ensure that all necessary changes are implemented without a negative impact on your bottom line.
Make The Switch
If you need help deciding what’s best for you in a new online store platform, contact us and we can help. Just remember: you’ll want to be migrated and settled into a new service as soon as possible because time flies, especially when there’s a deadline on your current e-commerce program. Don’t be caught without a shopping cart. Be proactive, and keep the proverbial lights on at your e-commerce store.