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MAGENTO 2 MIGRATION

acidgreen was one of the first official Magento Partners in Australia. With over 15 years of eCommerce experience, we have delivered over 200 online stores, including M2 Upgrade installations. Most of all, we pride ourselves on delivering only the best quality Magento ecommerce sites to our B2B and B2C clients.

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Why Do You Need an M2 Upgrade?

At its core, Magento was built as a flexible, interactive user-friendly platform. It was designed so users could create their online stores utilising a multitude of functions available with pre-made extensions. Magento currently holds 14% of the ecommerce market share online, and that percentage is set to spike with the rise and popularity of Magento 2.

Magento 2 was officially released in Australia in late 2015, and after five years of rigorous development it launched to outdo its top performing predecessor, Magento 1.

M2 is estimated to perform up to 20% faster than M1, and due to its new Full Page Cache (FPC) software, page load speed has increased dramatically (it now takes between 1-2 seconds rather than 5-10 seconds). Faster site speed means an increase in the quality user-experience. It also helps to drive sales and consumer interaction. This offers substantial benefits to your SEO.

What Other Benefits Are Included In a M1 to M2 migration?

Upgrading to Magento 2 will include enhancements, such as:

  • Improved theme installation processes and integration.
  • Seamless third party installations.
  • Extended development.
  • Multi vendor solutions.
  • Enhanced mobile-friendly website design.
  • Streamlined checkout process.

Paypal and Braintree Enhancements:

When considering whether or not to make the M1 to M2 upgrade it is important to note one of Magento 2’s most impressive features: its enhanced integration of Paypal and Braintree.

Why is this so important?

PayPal and Braintree are two of the most globally renowned, secure online payment services. The simple installation of these two plugins onto your M2 site, ensures a more convenient checkout system to online consumers.

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For more information on the benefits of Magento 2, click here.

How Can We Help You?


acidgreen’s past experience with Magento guarantees our website development is quality assured. Your ecommerce website will be in good hands. Particularly if you’re ready to make that M1 to M2 upgrade (and as Magento Specialists, we recommend it).

Not only will we look after your site, but we’ll make sure you receive the right information and training on how to efficiently manage and optimise your Magento 2 store.

Competition is higher than ever and technology is constantly evolving, so keeping your site secure, on-trend and performing to a high standard is absolutely paramount to exceptional online retail success. Therefore, hiring a professional to operate your Magento 1 to Magento 2 migration will minimise any risks that could occur during a site migration.

At acidgreen, we’ll assess your personal brand and situation to verify the right features and functions are installed for a flawless  M1 to M2 upgrade.  Essentially, our end goal is to provide you with higher conversion rates and better ROI.

An acidgreen M1 to M2 upgrade audit includes:

  • Code audit
  • Performance audit
  • SEO audit
  • Usability audit
  • Health checks
  • Theme compatibility
  • Module compatibility
  • Bespoke functionality compatibility
  • Data structure audit.

Contact us today, to find out estimated time and costs. We take all measures into account to make certain your server is ready for the move to Magento 2. This isn’t our first rodeo, and we don’t intend on making any rookie errors.

When Is The Right Time For An M2 Upgrade?

The right time was yesterday. But… it’s not too late.

Magento has announced that it will no longer support Magento 1 by the end of 2018. For the benefit of security and functionality an M2 upgrade is vital. It will ensure your ecommerce brand stays innovative and relevant.

At the end of the day, you’re looking to draw more consumers in and then keep them coming back. A Magento 2 migration audit may seem like a tedious task to perform. However, with the help of our certified developers, making the move will only improve your online brand, incrementally.

Acidgreen is an award winning e-commerce agency  specialising in Magento and digital marketing with over 15 years of  industry experience. Our certified developers and digital marketers are highly qualified to create aesthetically pleasing Magento websites that generate the highest amount of conversions and provide the best ROI. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, or give us a call to learn more about our services.

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Game-Changing Features of Magento 2

The late David Bowie stated eloquently, ‘Changes… turn and face the strange’.

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While his statement was not consciously written to chronicle Magento and its recent remodel, Magento 2, the concept still inimitably applies itself.

Magento 2 is the latest release by the most popular open source eCommerce platform in the world. It assists B2B and B2C by providing omnichannel shopping experiences, enhanced performance and scalability with unrivalled flexibility.

Ultimately, the new and improved features of Magento 2 aim to provide higher conversion rates and ROI to all its clients.

The leading platform’s empowering self-declaration is to, ‘change the world of eCommerce’.

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Now, the question remains; does it deliver?

acidgreen was one of the first Magento partners in Australia, and we definitely believe it does… here’s a few reasons why:

If you’re reading this, there’s a high chance you’re a current client of Magento 1. After all, with the excess of 240 000 shops run by Magento out there, it comfortably dominates at 25% of the worldwide eCommerce market. It’s not hard to understand why either- it’s SEO friendly, easy to extend, rich in features with optimal functionality and above all, developers and site owners have full control.

Magento 1 has had over eight years of proven success and it still remains effective. However, the new features of Magento 2 prove it to be even faster, better, harder and stronger.

Features of Magento 2:

No Wait Time 

One of its most obvious advancements is its improved cache system. In M1, optimizing caching was done so through extensions. Now, it is built in with support for Varnish caching- meaning no more third party installation. This reduces the amount of queries and instead relies on an internal database system

In simple terms, this means quicker loading times. Content is delivered to customers faster, therefore maximising the user experience and ultimately leading to higher conversions rates.

Plus, the database actually features statistics of lost conversions due to time spent waiting for page loads. So you’ll know if something isn’t functioning properly.

If you don’t fully understand the benefit, just consider this statistic: a 1 second delay on your site can mean a 7% loss in conversion. 

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Streamlined Checkout

Think about when you’ve gone to checkout your items on an eCommerce shop. Ever been annoyed by the arduous sign up/’checkout as guest’ situation? As it turns out, this is a fatal flaw for many customers.  Luckily, this is no longer an issue.

The modern system has been broken down into two simple steps:

  1. Collect customer info,
  2. Collect billing info- billing address information is only needed if it is required by the payment method.

The system automatically assumes the customer is a guest and it will pick up on those already registered via the email field. They are then offered the opportunity to log in.

Its checkout system has further been upgraded through the integration of high performing payment gateways e.g. PayPal, BrainTree, Authorize.net, WorldPay (Enterprise Edition), CyberSource (Enterprise Edition) that weren’t previously supported.

M2 also features an improved order summary page by enabling the ability to incorporate product images and/or videos in the customer shopping cart. This makes for a more interactive, dynamic customer experience.

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SEO Maximisation

A crucial feature for a successful web shop is a high search engine ranking. M2 has incorporated new improvements to help make sure you’re at the top of the list.

M2’s new XML sitemap improvement means you can set the priority and frequency for any page type i.e. products, categories and CM pages. Plus, as well including Google Analytics tracking, eCommerce tracking and AdWords (much the same as M1) it has also added Google Tag Manager. GTM allows you to quickly and more efficiently update tags and code snippets to your site.

Moreover, with the help of Rich Snippets- an addition that allows you to add product labels without the hassle of third party extensions, you can take use of your site structured mark-up data. This will inevitably make your product page stand out in Google search results.

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Other Features of Magento 2:

  • It has officially minimized and bundled JavaScript, thus reducing unwanted browser’s operations.
  • With its new image compression function clients now have the option to optimize images directly on the server using M2’s built in tools, rather than having to do it manually.
  • The M2 Admin Panel Dashboard displays statistics such as: Average Order, Last Orders, Lifetime Sales, Last and Top Search terms- therefore assisting you/the client in monitoring your state of business.
  • Magento 2 is in full support of the latest versions of PHP which comprise new security fixes as well as improvements on functionalities that directly affected the web store’s speed.

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Grasping an understanding of the new features of Magento 2 and its superior functionalities, it is easy to justify making the transition to the modern program. Particularly when the said transition leads to higher conversion rates and larger ROI.

acidgreen is an award winning Magento ecommerce web design development company with over 15 years of web design experience. Our certified magento developers, digital marketing executives and designers are highly qualified to create aesthetically pleasing magento websites – that generate the highest amount of conversions and provide the best ROI. For more information on Magento 2 and how to get started with acidgreen’s web development services, contact us today.

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Acidgreen launches one of Australia’s first Magento 2 sites

Acidgreen, a multi award winning digital agency, is proud to announce the launch of one of Australia’s first Magento 2 sites, featuring boutique store Classic Spirit.

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Located in Mosman, Classic Spirit aims to mix travel and style which is perfect for those wanting to remain fashionable on the move. They provide the ultimate curation in women’s clothing, fashion and accessories, allowing their customers to discover the ultimate travel capsule closet with timeless pieces that can be used in an array of looks.

Customer experience is a serious priority to Classic Spirit and valued the personal care that was displayed with anyone who walked through the door. The team behind the brand needed a website that would reflect this experience online.

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In order to make this a reality, a seamless and dynamic website using the e-commerce platform giant was created, making it one of the first Magento 2 sites in Australia to exist.

Magento has been highly regarded as the top choice for medium to large company retail sites as it offers a customisable, scalable and streamlined platform for their users to enjoy. With 14% of the online retailer market using Magento, experts expect the number of Magento 2 stores to grow rapidly within the next year as Magento 1 is slowly fazed out.

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Classic Spirit becomes one of Australia's first Magento 2 sites

Having Classic Spirit representing Magento 2 sites will provide them with first class features to help them with customer retention and minimise the chances of cart abandonment, thus improving sales and success.

Acidgreen is an award winning Magento ecommerce web design development company with over 15 years of  web design experience. Our certified magento developers and designers are highly qualified to create aesthetically pleasing magento websites – that generate the highest amount of conversions and provide the best ROI. For more information on Magento 2 and how to get started with Acidgreen’s  web development services, contact us today.