Magento Go owners Ebay have decided to shut down the Ecommerce platform after three years of ownership. Ebay purchased Magento Go back in 2011 for an alleged 180 million dollars.
The site that is aimed at smaller online businesses has decided to shut down as they want to focus on their other resources, Magento Enterprise Edition and Magento Community Edition. Magento Go has helped thousands of small to medium sized businesses kick start their online presence and with selling their products and services online. The announcement has received a lot of negative responses due to the fact clients will have to move their sites to another platform.
Users of the service will have received an email informing them that as of February 1st 2015 the platform will no longer exist and will be removed from the web… However the site will still be up and running over the busy holiday and Christmas season which is great for users who have likely already made plans and preparations for this time of year. Magento Go will be providing support up until February 1st 2015, so if you have any questions or concerns regarding this major change then do not hesitate to get into contact with them.
All current users of Magento Go must transfer their site to an alternative platform which will support their Ecommerce site. Your best option is to move your site over to Magento Community Edition, we at Le1 Internet Marketing can help you with this and even do the hard work for you if you’d prefer.