Challenge: Overhaul outdated Magento site to handle traffic surges, especially during flash sales
Solution: New Magento build on latest version
Ecommerce platforms continually improve. To help retailers keep up with the improvements, platform developers issue platform updates or patches. But many retailers get busy running the store and updates often take time, effort and strategy to complete. This can result in substantial site performance issues, as was the case here.
To fix this issue, Command C gave Outlier a fresh start. We created a new Magento site, including a brand new custom theme that did all of the things they needed. We rebuilt much of the functionality from their old site, and added on new features.
Then we managed the clean up of their massive amount of sales, customer, and product data. All of this information was then put into the new fresh start version of Magento. This gave Outlier the best possible platform to move forward with.
In addition to the Magento upgrade, Command C also migrated a Movable Type (for site content) install. We moved servers for both Movable Type and Magento, and eliminated many of the communication loops between these two that were slowing things down. Additionally, since the sites were now on the same server, they could communicate much faster.