How much does it cost to move from Magento 1 to 2? Theme installation.

Posted in Magento 2 By BrainActs

Mar 15, 2019, 11:58:26 AM
How much does it cost to move from Magento 1 to 2? Theme installation.

We often receive questions about migration from Magento 1 to 2 and everyone wants to know how much does it cost?

Unfortunately, it is hard to provide the correct price because it depends on different factors - catalog, extensions, custom logic, design etc.

But today we want to share information about basic migrate from Magento 1 to 2 based on new theme installation.

Data migration.

We recommend starting with data migration.

We, at BrainActs, prefer to use the native Magento tool for data migration.

It transfers all data from Magento 1 to 2 and allows to migrate delta later to not skip the necessary data (except customized data). It has one flaw - once the migration is completed and delta migration logic is set, the client can’t create/update data from backend new products at old Magento 1 site because this data will not be transferred. But this is the reason to complete development faster.

As usual, this process takes 20 hours.

Theme installation.

Then you need to choose a good Magento theme.

Theme installation - the easiest way to start your Magento project. The theme allows you to choose a design for the header, footer, category, and product pages, use different custom blocks and some useful extensions not wasting time and money on custom design.

But sometimes extra functionality slows down the system and additional time is needed to fix it and increase performance.

Theme installation takes 1 hour but the configuration can take from 15 to 35 hours. This time includes bug fixes.

If developers team needs to set up all CMS pages and blocks, adjust them to the new theme, the estimate can be increased. But such tasks need to be discussed before development starts.

Extra extensions installation.

Some clients want to use custom logic (for example Sales Representative, Store Locator or Reward Points). - in this case, additional Magento extensions are required.

Estimate for installation and configuration extension - 1-4+ hours. It depends on extension logic.

On average, customers install 3-4 modules.

Store configuration.

Newsletters (3+ hours), shipping methods (3 hours), payments methods (3 hours) must be configured as well to launch the store.

Launch project.

Fully test the new Magento 2 project. Configure server, migrate CMS data, media files to the production, test CSS/JS minification, run final data migration. Migrate existing M1 store to subdomain… It takes ≈ 5 hours.

How to speed up the process?

Prepare images (logo, favicon, banners, logo for emails), choose company colors, prepare site structure, discuss all custom logic before the development process. It will help Magento dev team to complete Magento project as soon as possible.

Why choose a BrainActs team?

We are the European team of Magento certified developers. We follow Magento best practice. We maintained more than 100 Magento 1 and Magento 2 projects. We are responsible for the result.


So how much does it cost to move from Magento 1 to 2? Based on the calculation above it takes ≈ 80 hours. Our rates can be found here. Take a look at Magento support plans. This option can help you to stay within budget but get high-quality service.

NOTE: Time can be reduced or increased based on source data.
It is important to consider important details.
All information, provided in the post, is to acquaint you with the procedure and approximate time.

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