Magento 2 Upgrade Services

Magento 2 Upgrade Services

If you are looking at upgrading from Magento 1 to the brand new Magento 2 , then you're in luck! We offer Magento 2 upgrade services with prices starting from £10,000.

Magento 1 is nearing the end of it's shelf-life, and Magento 2 is such a huge step forwards it can be quite intimidating taking the plunge!

A lot of common questions Magento 1.x store owners ask us is:

  • Will my old orders come through to my new website?
  • Will my old customers still be able to login and view their account information?
  • Will I be able to keep all my attributes, categories and products?

The good news is, YES, you will be able to keep your orders, you will be able to retain your inventory and attribute sets, and yes - customers will still be able to login and access their account details.

So how does this work? Well, at RKD we use the Magento 2 data migration tool, this allows us to use both your old website and new Magento installation during our development process. Before commencing with your new Magento 2 website build, we'll transfer as much data as we can from your old website. This includes almost all of your important Magento sales, product and customer information.

To illustrate, below is a table that shows what is included and not including during a Magento 2 upgrade procedure:

What's migrated during a Magento Upgrade?

MigratedNot Migrated
Customer Info & PasswordsCustom Extensions
Orders, Invoices, Credit Memos & ShipmentsBespoke Theme
ProductsPaid Extensions
Attributes & Attribute SetsExternal Custom Functionality
Static Blocks & Widgets
Images (transferred during development)

Because Magento 2 is an entirely different platform, it is virtually impossible to migrate your current design, any paid extensions that you bought for your old Magento website or and custom code that you may have had written.

The Magento 2 Upgrade Process

The process of updating from Magento 1 to Magento 2 is quite complicated, but the good news is - that's what we're here for!

In the simplest of terms, during a Magento 2 upgrade RKD would:

  • Take a copy of your Magento 1.x website and it's database
  • Install a fresh, up-to-date version of Magento 2
  • Migrate all data across from your old website to the new
  • Develop the new Magento 2 theme
  • Install and configure any extensions or custom development required
  • Prepare your hosting environment
  • Perform an up-to-date final data migration (so you can leave your old website running while we upgrade)
  • Swap your old website our for your brand new shiny Magento 2!

Magento 2 Hosting Requirements

Magento 2 is a larger, more power-hungry platform than Magento 1. In order to prepare yourself for the upgrade, you must also be aware of the costs associated with hosting Magento 2 websites. Typically, we would recommend a dedicated server for any Magento 2 website, this is quite expensive (around £150+VAT per month from our third-party suppliers) but you get what you pay form - piece of mind and a super-fast website!

If you feel like you are in a position to discuss a potential Magento 2 upgrade then please feel free to get in touch with us using the form at the bottom of the page.

Magento 2 Upgraded Websites

Furniture 4 Your Home

Furniture 4 Your Home

Furniture 4 Your Home is a Magento 2 website upgrade. Upgraded from Magento 1.7 with a new design and all new user-interface. The job was to upgrade the old design into something more upmarket as well as retaining all previous orders, customers and inventory.

  • Magento 2
  • Magento 2 Upgrade
  • PHP
  • Javascript


Inui is a company specialising in the supply of LED lighting. They wanted to update their design and platform. We used their new design (supplied by another agency) and updated their Magento from to Magento 2.

  • Magento 2
  • Magento 2 Upgrade
  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • Javascript