In one of my posts, I already discussed the costs of implementing Hyva, and today you will learn how much time you need to implement it!

What will you find in this article?

How long does it take to implement Hyva?
What is Hyva?
What scope of deployment am I talking about?
Phases of Hyva implementation

How long does it take to implement Hyva?

As always, let’s start with a simple answer to this challenging business question: implementing Hyva will probably take about 4 to 5 months (assuming you want to launch an online shop or B2B ecommerce with a custom graphic design).

If you want to delve into this topic, I encourage you to continue reading.

What is Hyva?

Hyva is a Magento frontend type known for its incredible speed. Its results in Google PageSpeed are particularly impressive.

On the mobile version, you can reach scores of around 90 points, provided that you don’t have a traditional GTM implemented. If you have a traditionally (not server-side) implemented GTM, the score will probably be around 80 points. On the desktop, you can achieve scores higher than 95.

Additionally, Hyva has an extremely simple (technologically speaking) frontend, which means that both the costs of its implementation and maintenance, are significantly lower than when implementing a PWA (PWA Studio or Vue Storefront).

Therefore, it is an attractive and exciting solution. Those considering implementing Magento should think about Hyva right from the beginning.

What scope of deployment am I talking about?

To determine the time of Hyva implementation, it’s essential to describe the assumptions of such an implementation.

First and foremost, we are talking about implementing a custom graphic design, not just the Hyva template and its light styling (Hyva provides a ready-to-use template, which could be implemented practically without cost and start selling in B2B ecommerce).

Hyva has its standard template, but we are discussing implementing a unique graphic design, to make the online store unique and distinctive.

Additionally, the implementation in the question assumes that all frontend coding work will take roughly 700 hours. An important assumption is that the Hyva will also be implemented in already operating ecommerce. So, we have an online shop or B2B ecommerce on Magento that is already functioning and currently using the Luma frontend, a template based on Luma, or one of the PWAs. Therefore, we want only to change the frontend of the Magento store.

Implementing Hyva does not change the functional scope of ecommerce. All the features and functionalities available on Magento remain the same; we’re changing the front’s technology and design.

Phases of Hyva implementation

The implementation of the Hyva frontend consists of two main stages.

The first is preparing the graphic designs for the new online store or B2B ecommerce and preparing a brief business analysis.

In practice, this means preparing a few user stories and acceptance criteria concerning changes in some modules that need to be adjusted to the new frontend. This stage should take about three to four weeks.

After completing this stage, the second phase starts, which is the coding of the new Magento frontend, lasting about three to four months.

I will also discuss UATs (User Acceptance Testing), within this article. It is the stage where you, as an online store owners, receive a fully coded online store and a fully coded new frontend, and your task is to test the ecommerce.

In summary, if we add the time needed for the first stage, namely graphic design and preparing a brief business analysis that describes the changes in the modules required to fit the new frontend, we have about a month. Then, we have another 3-4 months for the implementation itself, which gives us a total of 4 to 5 months.

It may seem lengthy, but remember that we’re talking about a custom graphic design, meaning the creation of an entirely new frontend.

The provided timeline is realistic.

Can the Implementation of Hyva Be Accelerated? It is possible to speed up the implementation time of Hyva. You can choose not to implement a custom graphic design and instead use the standard template.

Is this beneficial? Not necessarily. By creating a custom graphic design, you have much control over creating a site that generates a high ecommerce conversion rate, directly affecting the revenue.

Reducing this time by two months at the expense of lowering the conversion rate by 30% isn’t a good solution.

If you’re keen on shortening the implementation time, you can introduce Hyva in stages. For example, you could initially only change the homepage, subsequently the product page, and finally the search results page, gradually replacing various parts of the service with the new Hyva-based frontend.

It is a possible solution, but if you’re planning a significant change in graphic design, the various parts of the service might start conflicting, and there won’t be full compatibility between marketing communications on different types of pages.

In most cases, if you’re planning to combine the implementation of Hyva with a refresh of the look of your online store (that is, a redesign), a better solution is to implement everything all at once.


At the beginning of this article, I answered the question: “How long it takes to implement Hyva?” The simple answer is about 4 to 5 months.

It is a safe assumption, and within this time, you should have a new frontend implemented for your Magento store with a completely new and custom graphic design.

If you’re currently at the stage where you have a Magento store, and you’re considering refreshing the frontend of your online store, make sure to read earlier article about what Hyva is.

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