Goodbye Magento Go?

Magento Go was launched in February 2011. It’s a cloud-based managed eCommerce solution powered by Magento, aimed at small businesses that don’t want the hassle of installing and maintaining a platform.

Since eBay’s take over of Magento, a lot has changed, but Magento Go’s updates have slowed and its future has been uncertain.

Re/Code are breaking the story this morning that a source inside eBay has confirmed that Magento Go will be laid to rest. Allegedly, they’ve signed a deal with Bigcommerce – a competitor – to take over and maintain the accounts of businesses using the Go platform.

Recently Bigcommerce and Shopify have dominated and pushed forward the idea of eCommerce as a service, and Magento Go never really got off the ground with their offering.

Moving forward, Magento will be building off the back of their hosting partner index (http://partners.magento.com/partner_locator/search.aspx?f0=Types+of+Partners&f0v0=Hosting+Partner) partnering with hosting providers to support deployment of Magento Community Edition.

If you have a Magento site that is currently hosted on Magento Go then feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll take a look at options for you.

By Douglas Radburn. at 2:00PM on Friday, 27 Jun 2014

Doug is our Senior Open Source Web Developer since bringing his knowledge and skills to Branded3 in 2009. A founding developer of our Twitition and Competwition platforms, Doug has also been lead in our Open Source Projects on Magento ecommerce solutions and Wordpress CMS platforms. Follow Douglas Radburn on Twitter.

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