Magento Implementation Stages

This article outlines the stages of implementing Magento. We'll explain the steps required to successfully deploy this e-commerce platform, from initial analysis through coding, testing, and finally, the production launch.

Magento Implementation Stages

The implementation of Magento consists of four main stages:

  1. Discovery Phase (Pre-implementation Analysis)
  2. Coding (Implementation)
  3. Pre-production Environment Setup and Final Store Testing
  4. Production Launch

Each of these stages has specific tasks and goals, which we will discuss in detail below.

Stage One: Discovery Phase

The discovery phase, also known as pre-implementation analysis, is a crucial stage that helps understand the specific business needs and project goals.

Tasks in the Discovery Phase:

  • Workshops: The e-commerce agency team meets with your team to better understand your business needs, strategy, and internal e-commerce processes.
  • Documenting Business Requirements: Based on workshops, business requirements are documented in the form of user stories that specify how each functionality should work.
  • System Architecture Design: This involves detailing all the technologies and tools to be used and describing the integrations between them.
  • Graphic Design: At this stage, graphic designs are created to help visualize and understand the store's functionality.
  • Identifying Project Risks: The agency assesses potential risks and their impact on the project.
  • Budget Re-estimation: Analyzing the impact of changes made during the discovery phase on the initial project budget.

Stage Two: Coding (Implementation)

After completing the discovery phase, the coding stage begins, involving development work on both the front-end and back-end, as well as integrations.

Key Actions During Coding:

  • Bi-weekly Sprints: Development work is carried out in two-week cycles, after which new functionalities are delivered for testing.
  • Regular Status Meetings: Regular status meetings with the project team to monitor progress and identify risks.
  • Integrations: Collaboration with companies managing ERP systems and others to ensure smooth operation of integrations.

Stage Three: Pre-production Environment Setup and Final Store Testing

At this stage, a pre-production environment is created where final tests are conducted before launching the store in production.

Key Tasks:

  • Creating a Pre-production Environment: The store is launched on test servers that simulate the production environment.
  • UAT (User Acceptance Testing): Intensive testing of the store by the client's team to ensure all functionalities work correctly.
  • Pre-launch Checklists: Preparing a list of tasks that must be completed before the production launch to minimize the risk of errors.

Stage Four: Production Launch

The final stage where the new Magento store is launched and becomes available to customers.

Key Actions:

  • Setting the Launch Date: Choosing an optimal date, usually Tuesday or Wednesday, to ensure support in case of issues.
  • Production Launch: Moving the store to production servers according to the prepared checklist.
  • Monitoring and Support: Continuous monitoring of the store's operation after the launch and quickly addressing any issues.


The implementation of Magento consists of four key stages: discovery phase, coding, pre-production environment setup and final testing, and production launch. Each of these stages is essential to ensure that the Magento store operates smoothly and meets all business requirements.