Magento 1 to Magento 2 Migration with Improved Import and Export Extension

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Magento 1 to Magento 2 Migration

The Magento 1 to Magento 2  migration is not an ordinary routine and using the standard data import/export tool is not the best possible option. So, how do you migrate Magento 1 to Magento 2? You will find the answer below. In this article, we focus on the core aspects of the Magento 1 to 2 migration. You will learn how to transfer the core entities between the two versions of the platform without sacrificing any data using the Improved Import & Export extension. This tool is perfectly suitable for data transfers between Magento 1 and 2 because it has a couple of advantages over the native importer and exporter. The extension simplifies the Magento migration from 1 to 2, leaving you with only mechanical tasks. Firstly, we will introduce you to the module. After that, you will find out how to export products from Magento 1 to Magento 2. Next, we focus on the customer migration from Magento 1 to 2.  And, of course, you will learn how to migrate orders between Magento 1 and Magento 2. The article sheds light on such nuances as getting an export table with a corresponding entity out of Magento 1, preparing attributes for import, and transferring everything into your brand-new Magento 2 storefront.

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How To Import Customer Passwords To Magento 2

Magento 2 import customer passwords

What if you need to transfer customer data to Magento 2? You can use the default import tool to do that. However, it doesn’t let you move all the prospect-related information to your database. For instance, it is impossible to migrate customer passwords from external systems. Attempts to address this problem have been made utilizing numerous approaches. Below, we describe two of them. 

You will find out how to import passwords to Magento 2 from external systems by manually editing your data files. Alternatively, we describe how to import the existing customer data including passwords to your e-commerce website on the basis of the Improved Import & Export extension

The problem is that the new platform version utilizes an updated algorithm for storing passwords. Hence, users claim that after migrating to Magento 2 from Magento 1, registered prospects have to re-enter their passwords on a new website. 

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Magento 1 -> Magento 2 Migration Case Study: Dent-O-Care

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

magento 1 - magento 2 migration case study

In the article below, we explore one of our recent projects – the migration of a Magento 1 Open Source website to Magento 2 Commerce. The transfer was entirely based on our Improved Import & Export extensionFree Magento 1 to Magento 2 Migration add-on, and full-cycle data migration services performed by the Firebear professionals. Since it was not an ordinary migration, we’ve decided to describe all its nuances in the following case study, with the blessing of Dent-O-Care – our happy client. Below, we illustrate the opportunities the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension provides along with its add-on. Continue Reading

Manual for Free Magento 1 to Magento 2 migration add-on for Improved Import and Export extension (

Free Magento 1 to Magento 2 migration add-on helps to move data from Magento 1 store to Magento 2, or from one Magento 2 instance to another. With the add-on you connect together databases of two stores, choose which entity you want to migrate, and hit ‘Run’ button.


The latest version NOW SUPPORTS MIGRATION FROM MAGENTO 2 TO MAGENTO 2 in addition to M1>M2.

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How to Downgrade Magento 2 Commerce to Open Source

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

downgrade magento 2 EE to magento 2 CE

Although Commerce and Open Source are the two versions of the same system, they are quite different. The former offers lots of enterprise-grade enhancements and B2B features but costs a lot. Enterprise power, unlimited scalability, and open-source flexibility come to a pretty penny. The annual license fee depends on the turnover and starts at $22k for less than $1 million in sales. As for Magento 2 Open Source, it is free to use. You only need a budget to create a new e-commerce website. Let’s take a look at other differences between the two platforms and then describe several ways to downgrade Magento 2 Commerce to Open Source (Magento Enterprise (EE) to Magento Community (CE)). Continue Reading

Become Successful Magento 2 Merchant with Beecom

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

If you want to migrate to Magento 2 but still don’t know how to do that, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we shed light on our new partner Beecom – a SaaS platform that lets you enter the e-commerce market fully armed within just three months. Our Improved Import & Export extension, as well as its Magento 2 Migration Add-on, participate in the migration. Let’s see the platform’s key characteristics. Continue Reading

Magento 1 End Of Life Ultimate Guide: Support, Migration, Upgrade, Options, Prices

- E-Commerce, Magento, Magento 2

Magento 1 EOL

We have two news: one good and one bad. Let’s start with the latter: support for your free version of Magento ends in 2020 (and for the paid one as well)! But don’t be afraid: we are talking about 1.x. And yes, you have more than one year to do something. Otherwise, you will be stuck with the abandoned platform, or not? Magento 1.x won’t disappear in 2020, you will still be able to get some extensions and tools, but Adobe won’t do anything with it. So, what is the good news?

We’ve prepared this material to help you understand all nuances of the Magento 1 end of life and choose how to behave after it. The article is divided into the following sections, providing the most in-depth exploration of the problem: Continue Reading

How to Migrate from X-Cart to Magento 2 or Sync Data Between Them

magento 2 x-cart migration

Imagine an extremely flexible open source e-commerce platform with tons of features and integrations, significant support, and a full range of professional services. It looks like we are talking about Magento, but there is at least one more solution that shares the same advantages. Meet X-Cart – an e-commerce platform that powers more than 40k websites all over the globe. Like other minor e-commerce systems, it is excellent to start your business, but at a certain point of your growth, the provided opportunities won’t be enough. Consequently, you will need to migrate from X-Cart to Magento 2. Below, we explain how to do that as well as shed light on how to synchronize data flow between the two platforms. But let’s say a few words about X-Cart first. Continue Reading

How to Migrate from Lemonstand to Magento 2 or Sync Data Between Them

Magento 2 Lemonstand migration

A state of being new is not a reason to use an e-commerce platform. Yes, fresh tools may have lots of benefits, but they are not proven by time and community. Furthermore, they may still lack some features. But this is not about LemonStand. While it is a great solution which has lots of merchants all over the world, they have to migrate to other e-commerce platforms since LemonStand will be shutting down on June 5th, 2019. Therefore, we’d like to introduce you to the easiest possible Magento 2 LemonStand migration procedure. Below, you will find a description of how to move data from your old e-commerce store to a brand new website in the most seamless manner. Let’s see how to migrate from Lemonstand to Magento 2. If you still want to keep your old store for some reason, this article also teaches how to synchronize data between the two platforms. Continue Reading

How to Migrate from Squarespace to Magento 2 or Sync Data Between Them

Magento 2 Squarespace Migration

While Big Cartel is a platform dedicated to creative businesses, Squarespace is a giant website builder used for all possible purposes. Although it belongs to the lesser-known e-commerce solutions, Squarespace offers quite decent opportunities for digital commerce. Like other minor e-commerce systems, it is great to start your business, but at a certain point of your growth, the provided functionality is not enough. If you also face this situation or just want to avoid it in the future, you’ve come to the right place. In the following article, we discuss how to migrate from Squarespace to Magento 2. Furthermore, the report sheds light on how to synchronize data flow between the two platforms. Continue Reading