How Much Does it Cost to Migrate Your Store from Magento 1 to 2?

John Ahya October 20, 2022
7 mins read Last Updated November 24, 2022
How Much Does it Cost to Migrate Your Store from Magento 1 to 2?

Magento is one of the leading eCommerce platforms across the globe. It is written in PHP and owned by Adobe. Hence, it is known as Adobe Commerce.

Many businesses worldwide have created their eCommerce store using Magento. With the changing time, every business needs to upgrade its eCommerce store to provide a better experience to users and generate good revenue.

If you also have an eCommerce store on Magento 1 and are planning to upgrade it to Magento 2 but wondering about its cost, you have reached the right place.

Webdesk Solution is a certified Adobe commerce partner. We have helped small to big eCommerce stores migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2. Hence, we are familiar with the Magento migration cost.

Here we have given the estimated Magento 1 to Magento 2 Migration cost considering the three essential factors. These include components in the Magento 1 to Magento 2 Migration, the selection of a Magento company, and different types of Magento migration services.

Let’s look at all of these things in detail.

Components of Magento 1 to Magento 2 Migration

There are mainly seven components of migration. They are as follows:

  1. Theme Migration
  2. Custom Function Migration
  3. Extension Migration
  4. Data Migration
  5. Settings Migration
  6. Magento License
  7. Other Costs

Let’s go through them.

1. Theme Migration

There are basically three ways to migrate your Magento store from version 1 to 2.

1. Ready-made theme

If you have a low budget and are looking for a cost-effective option, you can go with a ready-made theme. There are many ready-made themes available in the market for different niches.

The price of the themes ranges between $50 to $500.

If you don’t know the process of installing or configuring a theme, you can hire a Magento developer. The professional will configure the theme for $750 to $1500.

In the end, the total cost of ready-made theme migration will reach around $1,500 to $2000.

If you want to customize the theme, it will cost $500 to $5,000.

In case you are looking forward to reducing the cost, you can not update several essential elements, such as color, banner, etc.

2. Theme with the Similar Design as Magento 1

In this option, the design of your Magento 1 and Magento 2 websites would be the same.

The timeline required to build a theme like Magento 1 would be around 1 month. The price would be about $1,000 to $10,000. It depends on the design complexity.

3. Create a New Theme from scratch

If you don’t have any issue with the budget, you can go with this option like custom design for Magento 2 store.

To create a theme from scratch, consider hiring a Magento developer. He/She would integrate necessary functions into the new theme and migrate your website efficiently.

The price to create a new theme from scratch would be around $5,000 to $10,000.

2. Custom Function Migration

The overall cost of the custom function migration from Magento 1 to Migration 2 is similar to the Magento extension.

As an eCommerce store owner, you can look for extensions that offer the same function as the Magento 1.

Besides this, you can also hire a Magento developer to build a custom function for your Magento store. However, there is no fixed cost to create a custom function. It depends on the project requirements.

3. Extension Migration

Being an eCommerce store owner, you should know that you can’t utilize the same extension that you have used before in Magento 1.

You have two options to migrate your extensions from Magento 1 to Magento 2. They are as follows.

Purchase & Install Latest Extensions Available Online
Magento 2 provides the same extensions as Magento 1. Hence, you need to replace the old extensions with the new ones.

The price of the extensions ranges between $50 to $500. Apart from this, there are several extensions for Multiple-Vendor experience, merchants need to pay around $1,000 to buy a new extension.

There is also the cost to install and configure the extension. It depends on the number of extensions you want to integrate into your Magento 2 store.

Generally, the cost to configure and install an extension is between $500 to $1000. For instance, if you want to install 5 extensions, it will cost between $2000 to $5000. (3 to 6 weeks)

Further, the price of the level of customization you need into a Magento extension, the Magento 2 migration cost will increase.

Build Custom Functions
At times, you will not be able to find the desired extension online. In such cases, you should hire a Magento developer. The cost to develop an extension depends on the complexity.

4. Data Migration

Data migration involves migrating some essential things like customer accounts, product details, orders, store configurations, etc.

If you lack knowledge about data migration, the most effective way to migrate your data is to hire a Magento development company.

These Magento development companies mainly charge for data migration in two ways.

Firstly, the companies charge for data migration depending on the total amount of data that needs to be transferred. This method would be suitable for startups and small companies.

Secondly, the Magento companies provide data migration services at a fixed price regardless of the total amount of data that needs to be transferred.

The cost of migrating data from Magento 1 to Magento 2 starts from $500. Further, the cost depends on the amount of data to be transfered.

5. Settings Migration

Migrating settings from Magento 1 to Magento 2 is quite simple. In settings migration, merchants can migrate things like email templates, language, payments, tax settings, shipping, etc. The cost to migrate settings from one store to another is around $1000. (1 Week)

6. Adobe Commerce License

Magento had been acquired by Adobe. Hence, it is called Adobe Commerce.

There are two editions of Magento. They are known as Magento Community Edition and Magento Enterprise Edition.

If you choose to go with the Magento Community Edition, you don’t have to pay any fees as it is open source. However, you need to pay the hosting cost only.

If you choose to go with Magento Enterprise Edition(Adobe commerce), there is no fixed cost. The price of the Magento Enterprise edition depends on the annual revenue and the business requirements.

7. Other Costs

You need to consider several additional costs for migrating your store from Magento 1 to Magento 2. These include consultation, store setup, and management.

What are the Options for Choosing a Magento Migration Company?

You can hire a Magento migration company from any corner of the world. The cost of Magento migration will vary based on the location and the company’s experience.

Before you hire a Magento migration company, you should check out their experience in migrating Magento stores. It is a very important to check all the things so you can get an clear idea about their capabilities.

You should also look after their client testimonials and reviews. Based on your analysis, you should hire a Magento development company.

Types of Magento Migration Service

There are basically two ways through which you get Magento migration service from a Magento development company. These include an all-in-one package and custom.

All-in-One Package

In this package, you will receive a fixed service. Hence, the price of this package is less, and it consumes less time.

The main drawback of this service is that you can’t allocate more services after a specific limit. If you want any extra service, you need to pay for it.

Custom Service

The cost of the migration through a custom service is more compared to the above option. With this option, you get a customized migration service for your store according to the requirements.

Wrapping Up

We hope you have got a complete idea about the Magento 1 to Magneto 2 migration cost.

There is no fixed cost to migrate your store from Magento 1 to Magento 2. Generally, the cost of migrating a small website is low compared to a complex website. Further, the migration cost depends on the Magento development company you hire.

If you want to know the estimated cost of migrating your website from Magento 1 to Magento 2, feel free to contact us.

WebDesk Solution is a leading Magento development company. We have a highly talented team of Magento developers with years of experience in delivering Magento eCommerce solutions.

Moreover, we have helped many clients worldwide in migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2. Out of various Magento eCommerce stores we have migrated, Compressor World and Camera Source are two most recent ones.

Lastly, we can brainstorm on your eCommerce store requirements and provide you with a suitable solution.

John Ahya
John Ahya

John is the President and Co-Founder of WebDesk Solution, LLC. Living the digital agency life for over 10 years, he explores an extensive eCommerce world. He has immense experience in all major e-commerce platforms. Being a nature lover, he likes to breathe the fresh air on the hill stations during vacations.

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