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.