Magento Migrations: MagentoGo and ProStores

This entry was posted on July 17, 2014 by Gavin Peterson

Early in July, Mark Lavelle, the SVP of Product and Strategy at eBay Enterprise announced that as of February 1st, 2015, Magento Go and ProStore would be shut down. Don't Worry, Wagento can help you migrate off of these platforms...

EBay indicated that, while being humbled to be a part of many successful merchant stories, changing market requirements have proven difficult to continue these two services. Going forward, Mark Lavelle shared “we’re focusing our resources on eBay’s Magento Enterprise Edition and Magento Community Edition, two solutions that better support and better equip small and medium size merchants to prosper in the evolving and increasingly competitive eCommerce landscape.” Along with Enterprise and Community Editions, BigCommerce is another platform that could be your new eCommerce solution. But no matter which one best fits with your business, Magento’s Migration Center has checklists, planning resources and special offers to help make that transition to a new eCommerce solution smooth and simple.

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Magento Community Edition is open source software used to power your online store and can be downloaded for free. Developers can modify the core code and add features and functionality by installing extensions from the Magento Connect marketplace.

Businesses using Community Edition as their open source ecommerce solution to run their stores will want to have access to their own Magento experts, since Magento does not provide technical support for this software. Answers to many technical questions are available on our user forum. Our open source community is growing and engaged to help support running your online store.

Magento Community offers these functions:
• Product Configurations, Payment Configurations & Gateways, Shipping Rules
• Order and Customer Accounts Management
• SEO & Mobile Commerce
• Multiple Sites & Store Views through One Admin
• Administrator Roles, Logging & Site Access Permission.
• And more...

Magento Enterprise offers these functions:
Attract and Convert
Personalize shoppers’ experiences to keep them engaged from first glance to checkout. Target customers by buying history or demographic profile; engage them with special offers, coupons and promotions; and spread the word and good reviews across social media.
Make Buying Easy
Convert more customers and keep them happy with a seamless buying experience. Intuitive search and recommendation engines help customers quickly find products and get suggestions for similar or complementary items. Easy, one-page check out means fewer abandoned carts and more sales.
Retain Customers
Convert happy customers into loyal customers with tools to keep them coming back to your store again and again. Engage customers with rewards programs, private sales and personalized shopping experiences. Retain them with custom registries, gift cards and store credit.
Get a Beautiful Custom Site
Customize the look, feel and function of your site to project your brand and engage your customers. Tailor your product presentation to different customer segments or build multiple, separate sites, all from a single administrative interface. Build and test custom landing pages and content.
Grow and Scale With Confidence
Expand into new markets and geographies, and support greater volumes while keeping your site secure. Enterprise Edition’s high performance architecture is scalable to support your growth and PA-DSS compliant to enable strong, secure transactions.
Go Mobile
Make it easy, safe and secure for your customers to shop, search and buy from your store on their mobile devices. With Enterprise Edition you can quickly build a mobile device-friendly storefront and also mobile apps that seamlessly integrate with your online store, and offer your customers a compelling mobile shopping experience.

Magento Enterprise Edition offers all the functions of Magento Community while also giving you these additional features out-of-the-box:
• Magento Technical Support
• Optimized Performance with Full-page Caching
• Advanced Customer Segmentation and Targeting
• Staging, Merging and Rollback of Content
• And more...