In June 2020 Magento will stop supporting Magento 1
4 Reasons to upgrade now
No more upgrades
Technologies advance every single day. Magento keeps on top of these changes pretty well. They put out updates frequently. Without those updates it’s very likely that functionality will fail after some time. You will have to hire developers to keep up on just bug fixes.
Magento 2 was redesigned with performance in mind. Page loads in Magento 2 are 30% to 50% faster. Studies show that Magento 2 can handle up to 39% more orders per hour with 66% faster add-to-cart times than Magento 1.
No more security patches
No more security patches means your customer’s data is vulnerable and could be intercepted by malicious hackers. Magento takes security very seriously and releases security patches frequently. Upgrading to Magento 2 allows you to stay on top of security.
Cost will rise
Because you will have to maintain antiquated code you will need a development team to do this. Your team will have to findbugs, fix bugs, and patch security holes. This gets costly very quick.
How long does it take to upgrade?
Our average migration takes 800-1200 hours with an average timeframe of 3-5 months. There are many factors that determine the timeframe.