Benefits of Magento 2

Although there has been growth in the popularity of closed eCommerce platforms such as shopify for start-up companies, Magento’s open-source platform remains the clear choice for serious on-line retailers pushing for increased performance for a wide range of reasons.

We have been designing, developing and driving performance on Magento eCommerce platforms for over ten years for good reason. Magento empowers thousands of retailers and brands with the best eCommerce platforms, ROI returns and flexible cloud solutions to rapidly innovate and support financial growth.

  • The world’s favourite eCommerce Platform
  • Continuously Improving
  • Open source
  • Responsive design
  • Extensions
  • 3rd party integration solutions
  • Magento community
  • Speedy & scalable
  • Multiple stores
  • Built for international growth

A Magento Agency you can count on

StreamMarket have been at the cutting edge of multi-channel eCommerce websites since 2009. We have certified Magento developers and eCommerce professionals. Our experienced development teams love nothing better than discussing and planning new projects, solving problems that help you in achieving your business goals.

FAQ on magento 2

When is ‘end of life’ for Magento 1?

All official support ends at the end of June 2020.

The official announcement from Adobe can be read here

Why should I upgrade?

Magento 2 is a far more powerful ecommerce platform that provides improved performance and scalability, tighter security, integrated marketing functionality, not to mention being much easier to manage and update.

Your customers will benefit from a smoother, faster shopping experience, with more payment and delivery options, which can result in a higher rate of conversion.

What happens if I don’t upgrade?

At the end of June this year, there’ll be no further official support, updates or security patches.

our website won’t suddenly stop working and you can remain on Magento 1 as long as you wish. However there are some risks associated that should be strongly considered.

Security risks

Updates will cease at the end June 2020. So there’ll be no protection for your site against vulnerabilities that are discovered after this time.

This not only puts your website at risk of being compromised by malicious activity but also puts your customers’ data at risk. So you could easily fall foul of data protection legislation and PCI-DSS compliance requirements.

Out of date extensions

The main focus for Magento developers is building extensions for the current platform (Magento 2). Extensions built for Magento 1 may be unsupported and become out of date.

If your site relies on extensions for transactions or extra functionality, then you could quickly start to see performance issues and security risks from vulnerabilities discovered in outdated extensions.

Lack of resources

Delaying your decision to move to Magento 2 might leave you with fewer options in terms of developers that are available to work on your project. There are a lot of Magento 1 sites to migrate and there’s a very limited supply of good Magento 2 developers.

Getting left behind

Magento 2 includes 100’s of improvements and enhanceme

Getting left behind

Magento 2 includes 100’s of improvements and enhancements that you can exploit to grow your business online and stay ahead of your competitors.

A good migration from doesn’t happen overnight, and most take between 2 and 4 months to complete successfully (depending on the complexity of the site).

Success Stories

Phase Electrical is an independent wholesaler of electrical supplies and lighting. Located in Sussex, UK. Taking pride in serving the thousands of tradesmen.
One of Europe’s leading baby sleeping bag manufacturers, selling their products exclusively online in the UK, Europe, Australia and the US. StreamMarket client since 2014.
Hastings Fabric Company is a one stop for the interiors. Providing everything you need from designer fabrics, paints and wallpapers to luxurious home accessories.