Magento 2 has been released at the end of 2015. There are more difference in file structure of Magento 1.x vs Magento 2.1, we can say that it is impossible to upgrade to 2.1 like you used in 1.x. So many store owners want to upgrade their store to Magento 2 to take full advantage of this new eCommerce platform, how will you do if you want to upgrade your Magento 1.x to 2.1?

At the end of 2015, LitExtension developed successfully an amazing tool to migrate store from Magento 1.x to Magento 2.1 called “Automated Magento to Magento Migration Tool“.  Moving to the latest version will obviously be beneficial for most Magento users. LitExtension supports migration with all Magento 1.x versions to 2.1.

Up to now, this tool helped over 1,000 store owners to get their job done within a few simple steps after 6 months from released. Now, we will show how to Migrate data from Magento 1.x to Magento 2.1 using a LitExtension migration tool.

Step 1: Source Cart Configuration

upgrade magento step 1

Step 2: Migration Configuration

upgrade magento step 2

Step 3: Migration

upgrade magento step 3



  • SKU, Product Name, Description, URL*, Quantity, Stock Status, Model, Weight …
  • Base Image, Additional Images
  • Base Price, Special Price
  • Assign to Product Categories
  • Attributes (Color, Size …), Attribute Sets
  • Options (Size; Weight, Color …)
  • Extra Fields ( Checkboxes, Dropdownlist, Radiobuttons)
  • Variants: can be grouped with related variants together to form a product
  • Meta Title, Meta Description, Meta Keywords
  • Currencies


  • URL, Name, Description, Base Image, Additional Images


  • CustomerID, Username, First Name, Last Name, Email, DOB, Address …
  • Customer Password
  • Customer Groups: Preserve relationships with their groups


  • OrderID, Order products, Product price, Quantity, Order date, Status, Discount price …


  • Migrate Products and Categories SEO URLs
  • Migrate 301 SEO URLs of categories and products


  • Custom fields of Products, Categories, Customers and Orders


  • Customers Name, Rating, Review, Status …


  • Tax rules, Tax rates, Product tax classes …


  • Name, Description


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Since 2011, I founded LitExtension Solutions offering shopping cart migration service including Magento, WooCommerce, Shopify,... LitExtension has been the leading provider of automated Shopping Cart Migration Service in the world with more than 20,000 global customers and we have delivered 30,000+ successful migrations to our customers over the past 5 years.

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