Upgrading Your Magento Ecommerce Store

Upgrading Your Magento Ecommerce Store

Why You Should Upgrade


In order to guarantee your store continues to operate at the highest level of functionality, a little “Spring Cleaning” is required on a consistent basis. If you are currently operating on Magento version 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, or 1.7…upgrading your Magento store to version 1.9 will absolutely expand the usability of your store. Not to mention increase your efficiency.


Your store front? Secure. Want everything to continue to run smoothly? Another check. Magento is committed to its users and they continuously work to improve caching, optimize their indexing, and add new extensions and plug-ins.


Myths and Fears About Upgrades


Many clients come to us still using older versions of Magento because they have been afraid of upgrading their Brisbane ecommerce websites.  One fear is their store will need to be offline for an extended period of time. Another fear; they will lose important data.


These fears can be put to rest when you leave the upgrade to a Brisbane agency specialising in Magento ecommerce. No “connect errors” giving you nightmares.  A Magento developer is an expert in Magento and can control the entire upgrade process from start to finish. So you can keep on doing what you do best; selling.


More Fears:


  • Content will not be migrated correctly
  • Backup concerns
  • Loss of functionality

Again, these are rational concerns, but a Magento online store expert developer, knows how to mitigate these issues and make sure they do not take away from your business.


Magento 1.9 Features


Responsive Design – We have discussed on previous blogs the importance of making sure your store looks great on mobile devices. This feature allows your Magento online store to look and operate the same across platforms.


More User Friendly- Magento 1.9 has added security features to enhance the buyer’s protections. Customers now have a choice between bank transfers or CoD as payment options when checking out.


Overall Conclusion


Upgrading to the latest version of Magento can leave your stores; looking better, loading faster, and offering more options and protections. Pretty neat!


Our team can discuss options for upgrading your Magento online store. Alinga is a Brisbane agency specialising in Magento ecommerce. Contact us for more information.



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