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New way to upgrade magento 1.9 to 2

02 November 2016 - 04:25 AM

Magento 2.0 is much more efficient than the previous version. The standard version supports Varnish and FullPage Cache (FPC) – the latter so far only available in the Enterprise version. In terms of scalability it’s also worth mentioning the use of database replication in a multi-master mode, which means that you can delegate dedicated database servers to handle only a given directory or only orders. It’s a great option when large-scale solutions, not available previously. Magento has moved with the times and the technological gap with respect to the previous version causes difficulties in migration. 
 
Moving from Magento 1.x to 2.x is a migration process. You have some choices to upgrade Magento 1.9 to 2 :
 
1. Upgrade it manually. It may take a lot of time and get a lot of bugs but cheap.
The database schema changes so much that the process is referred to as Migration. The data has to be exported, translated to the new database tables/columns or discarded as applicable. The directory structure and internal operations of Magento have changed so much that you will need to check with your developers to get modules rewritten to work with Magento 2.0. Same goes for themes and templates.
 
2. Hire an expert to do upgrade magento it for you. It seems to be so expensive, especially you have a lot of database.
 
3. Use a Magento upgrade extension. It is a popular way. I suggest this automated shopping cart migration tool. It is cheap but effective
 
It is worth mentioning that Magento 2 officially supports latest PHP versions (starting from PHP 5.5.x), including PHP 7. Those versions already include new security fixes and improvements that directly affect web store’s speed. In one of our articles we’ve already described the benefits of running Magento with PHP 7. And for sure, we strongly recommend using PHP 7 when building Magento 2 stores. Let's use Magento upgrade guide to upgrade all existing data from magento 1 to 2 automatically.
 
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Move Magento to OpenCart

29 September 2016 - 04:44 AM

Digital market is continuous to be the successful road of business. Beside great names such as Magento, WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart is one of the most popular shopping cart with simplicity and effectiveness. It explains why many e-merchants have demand to migrate store data from old shop to OpenCart in 2015 and 2016. Magento to OpenCart is one of the most popular OpenCart migration tool.

OpenCart migration service is an intelligent solution for online business to move products, customers from Magento to OpenCart. Here is Magento products to OpenCart tutorial and the overview about how OpenCart migration run:

 



WHAT DATA SUPPORTED TO MOVE MAGENTO TO OPENCART

1. Products
• SKU, Product Name, Description, URL, Quantity, Stock Status, Model, Weight ... 
• Base Image, Additional Images 
• Base Price, Special Price 
• Assign to Product Categories 
• Attributes
• Options
• Extra Fields 
• Variants
• Meta Title, Meta Description, Meta Keywords 
• Currencies

2. Products Categories
• URL, Name, Description, Base Image, Additional Images 

3. Customers
• CustomerID, Username, First Name, Last Name, Email, DOB, Address
• Customer Password
• Customer Groups: Preserve relationships with their groups 

4. Orders
• OrderID, Order products, Product price, Quantity, Order date, Status, Discount price 

5. SEO URLs
• Migrate Products and Categories SEO URLs 
• Migrate 301 SEO URLs of categories and products 

6. Custom Fields
• Custom fields of Products, Categories, Customers and Orders

and other store database from Magento to OpenCart.

With OpenCart migration tool, in case the migration accidentally stops during migration due to server shutdown, network down or any other cause. The module provides resume functionality to continue on the last point of previous migration, you won't have to start over again to move Magento to OpenCart.


How to transfer data from Miva Merchant to OpenCart

28 September 2016 - 04:15 AM

LitExtension OpenCart migration extension is automated migration tool that is developed to move products, categories, orders, customers and even SEO URLs from Miva to OpenCart. This Migration module is free of charge, but full migration is paid for unlimited usage and its price starts from $69.

- No third party involved in migration process
- Test with free opencart migration demo web 
- Be easy to set up miva to opencart migration plugin 
- Automated way


How to migrate miva to opencart with LitExtension automated shopping cart migration tool: http://goo.gl/wQxe3C

Users can see an overview of OpenCart data migration services and how migration tool runs. OpenCart migration tool is developed to transfer Miva to OpenCart quickly and automatically.

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Miva to OpenCart migration supports OpenCart versions: 1.5.0, 1.5.0.1, 1.5.0.2, 1.5.0.3, 1.5.0.4, 1.5.0.5, 1.5.1, 1.5.1.1, 1.5.1.2, 1.5.1.3, 1.5.2, 1.5.2.1, 1.5.3, 1.5.3.1, 1.5.4, 1.5.4.1, 1.5.5, 1.5.5.1, 1.5.6, 1.5.6.1, 1.5.6.2, 1.5.6.3, 1.5.6.4, 2.0.0.0, 2.0.1.0, 2.0.1.1, 2.0.2.0, 2.0.3.1, 2.1.0.1, 2.1.0.2, 2.2.0.0.

 


OpenCart is really better than Zen Cart?

23 September 2016 - 08:59 AM

OpenCart and Zen Cart are two popular online shopping carts that include a large number of market share in the e-commerce. Zen Cart is one of the oldest carts. Programmers choose Zen Cart for its PHP/MySQL based foundation with hundreds of well-developed plugins. Zen Cart supports non-programmers to adjust some settings in the code if needed. Beside Zen Cart, OpenCart is quite easy to set up and control. OpenCart provides the ability to edit CSS, change the layout quickly. It provides hundreds of professional templates and vast number of plugins.

 

In below, objective comparison will shows some significant differences exist in many aspects of features, server requirement, design, shipping and technical support between Zen Cart and OpenCart.

 

Server Requirements

With OpenCart, developers create a web server to make the OpenCart store publically available on the web and select a hosting service. It requires hosted/online operating system.

 

ZenCart has minimum server requirements for running on the platform (Curl, PHP4.3, Apache 1.3.38 and MySQL 3.2.x). The application program requires Windows operating system to fully function.

 

Design Features

OpenCart is designed with rich features including digital goods, daily backup, multi-store support, bulk image upload, PCI compliance, site template andunlimited categories, products and manufactures marking a turn-key ready out of the box shopping cart solution. Generally speaking, it provides all necessary features to run a basic store and allows customization according to personal needs and requirements of merchants. Open Cart support 18 optional languages.

 

ZenCart, however, features simplified installation andincreased flexibility which enables people easily handle a great number of product features containing dedicated IP address, breadcrumb navigation, drag and drop design, WYSIWYG editor and optimized URLs. Only English is the supported language version.

 

Technical Support

OpenCart users are allowed to look for a help via videos, emails, blogs, user manual, phone, request form, knowledge base and online self-server. OpenCart has strong user community that is available to seek help. On the other hand, Zen Cart provides acitve free techincal support 24/7 on forum. They don;t answer individual support questions via email or telephone.

 

Each platform has different advantages and disadvantage. The comparison wish to help you have clear understanding about two platform and make a right choice for online business. Some developers prefer OpenCart than Zen Cart because of suitable features. If you agree, you can transfer Zen Cart to OpenCart and enjoy new choice.

 

More OpenCart migration extension to move your cart to OpenCart

 

See your need and choose a right shopping cart.

 


Shopify or Magento for online business in 2016

23 September 2016 - 08:52 AM

Both Magento and Shopify are leading e-commerce website in current years. Each of them is used for different business targets. However, as many experts pointed out, Magento wins in some aspects, which can help online owners and developers to make the right choice.

 

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*Cost:

Setup fees 

Although charging no fees for setup, Shopify indeed supports a 14-day free trial for web developers and store owners to test the functionalities and features. Meanwhile, Magento is totally free to install and use. 

Monthly fees 

Shopify offers four different plans with monthly fees ranging from $14 to $179 as follows:

• Starter Plan : $ 14

• Basic Plan : $ 29

• Professional Plan : $79

• Unlimited Plan : $179

With Magento, you’ll have to provide your own hosting, which is available at monthly costs ranging anywhere from $5 to 100s of dollars.

 

*Product features 

Because Magento started out as an open-source web application, it’s more flexible when it comes to customization. There are three things Magento is better at than Shopify: offering your store in multiple languages, providing discount codes and integrating with Ebay. With the more expensive Magento plans, you get the ability to offer your store to users in a several different languages; Shopify does not, at time of writing, currently permit this ‘out of the box’. As for discount codes, both Shopify and Magento offer them, but in the case of Shopify, only on the more expensive plans (Magento offers them as standard). Finally, Magento integrates extremely well with Ebay– you can manage both your Ebay store and your Magento Go store using one control panel.

 

*Marketing:

Magento provides powerful SEO features like SEO friendly URLs, meta info, a Google sitemap and a handy Google Content API for expanding on your SEO customization. Both solutions can integrate with Google Analytics.

 

Furthermore, Magento supports great deal of built-in promotion options, since you receive features for upselling, promotional pricing, flexible coupons, related products, free shipping, product bundling and more. This feature helps online store owners a lot to push sales quickly with more conversions.

 

Choose Shopify or Magento depends totally on your demands. However, as you can see the experts' recommendation, Magento may give you more chances to improve your business efficiently. If you are owning a Shopify store and intend to transfer data to Magento, you can consider Shopify to Magento migration extension as a prioritized choice. 

 

On the other hand, you want to use a service shopping cart as Shopify, you can move Magento to Shopify easily with Magento to Shopify migration extension.

 

Hope it helpful!


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