Migrate to thirty bees

//Migrate to thirty bees

This is the time of year when most e-commerce shops are deciding what to do for the next year. The holiday season has come and gone, and now it is time to figure out the strategy for the next year. Are you going to stay on your current platform? Or are you going to migrate to a platform that more suits your needs? Maybe you want a faster shop, a more stable shop, or better SEO for your shop. Whatever the reason, now is the time to consider migrating.

Over the last several weeks we have had a huge number of shops contact us about migrating to thirty bees from PrestaShop 1.6. With the number of contacts we have received regarding migrations, we have started offering migrations as a service in our marketplace. This will allow merchants that want to migrate, but do not have the technical ability, to be able to migrate quickly, easily, for as little cost as possible. We are offering two convenient migration packages to suit everyone’s needs.

Basic Migration Package

The basic migration package migrates yours thirty bees site while it is live. We take your site and put in in maintenance mode, then migrate everything over to thirty bees. Once we have it migrated we test all the functionality and fix any modules that are not working correctly, before setting your site live. This is the quickest and cheapest migration package we offer, it is aimed at shops that are not extremely busy and can afford a couple hours downtime during the migration and testing. This migration package is not recommended for sites that rely on custom modules or core modifications, they could be affected by the migration.

Basic Migration


Two Stage Migration Package

The Two Stage Migration package is our safest migration package. It is what we recommend for busier shops that do not want to experience any downtime during their migration. With the Two Stage Migration, we create a clone of your live site first, then we upgrade the cloned site. This allows both your team and our team to test the functionality of the cloned site before we migrate your current live site to thirty bees. This option is especially helpful if you have custom made modules, or know that your shop relies on modified core files. This is also a great option when you want to change themes or redesign your shop as well since you will have a development copy of your site that you can work on.

Two Stage Migration


No matter which package you choose, this is the year to migrate to thirty bees. We can offer you a fast, stable shop, with more features than your current shop. At the same time, you can be part of a growing community that realizes the need for providing affordable e-commerce software to its members.

2018-08-23T07:34:34+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

About the Author:

Lesley is one of the co-founders of thirty bees. He also is the owner of a PrestaShop support, development, and SEO agency called dh42. He has been active in the ecommerce community for almost a decade providing help and support services.