- Why Magento 2
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13 reasons you should upgrade to magento 2 (sooner or later)
Magento 2 comes with a lot of improvements in areas of coding, functionality, and user experience. Let us see the most prominent ones.
Scalability and enhanced performance
Magento 2 loading time is way faster than the standard 2-3 seconds.
Note: According to experts, websites shouldn’t load for more than 3 seconds, or exceed 3 MB, otherwise you might risk losing a significant chunk of your traffic.
The homepage, category pages, and product pages load in less than 1.5 seconds, even without using frontend caching.
Responsive and search engine friendly
Magento 2’s responsive frontend design makes it easy to browse on all devices. This is a big advantage, because Google’s algorithms have been officially favoring mobile friendly websites in ranking.
This responsive design also enhances user experience.
With the new, streamlined checkout, the checkout process has become easier and faster for customers.
Checkout is available for guests without registration and Magento 2 automatically identifies registered customers based on their email addresses.
Registering after the checkout process is also an option, and the process has also been simplified.
In Magento Enterprise Edition, thanks to Elasticsearch, the quality of searches and user experience have been improved.
Last but not least, it already handles 33 languages, and Magento core developers are clearly going to rely on Elasticserach in the future.
Third party Elasticsearch extensions for M2 are also available with similar functionality.
Cheaper and easier extension updating
Compared to Magento 1.x versions, installing new extensions and modules has become simpler and thus cheaper too.
Installing even a few of basic Magento 1.x extensions can take a lot of time, even for professional developers, not to mention the possibility of conflicting extensions.
The process has become simpler, as well as the frontend development, the functionality can be modified more easily too, thanks to HTML5, Less, require.js, and CSS3.
Instant Purchase allows customers to speed through the checkout process using information that is saved in their account. When enabled, the Instant Purchase button appears below the Add to Cart button on the product page for customers who meet the requirements.
Braintree credit Card( without enabling 3D secure), Braintree with PayPal enabled and PayPal Payflow Pro are the payment methods that can be used to provide secure access to save credit card information
Split database solution
In Magento 1, customers, admins, and developers use the same database, which might lead to database overload.
Straining the system from the admin side might cause problems on the customer side.
Magento 2 Enterprise Edition offers you the opportunity to use three separate master databases for:
- product data
- and orders.
This scalability prevents the load on different databases having a negative impact on the performance of the others.
In the new system you can find the most important information in one place.
The Dashboard gives you an overview of:
- lifetime sales,
- average order amount,
- last orders,
- top search terms,
- most viewed products,
- new customers, etc.
It also displays financial data, so you can see the overall state of your business in a blink of an eye.
Simpler product upload
Creating new products has also become simpler.
The new system guides you through the simplified process step-by-step. Another innovation makes it possible to upload product videos besides product photos.
More efficient customization
A personalized customer experience is a basic requirement for ecommerce stores that take business seriously.
Up-sell and cross-sell offers, personalized payment methods, or even giving coupons based on earlier behavior are all available to merchants using Magento 2.
By monitoring on-site behavior, we can determine what content we want our customers to see, what discounts and offers we want to give them.
Magento 2 supports advanced technologies such as LESS, HTML5 & CSS3 and of course, MySQL.
Magento 2 uses required.js instead of prototype.js.
A useful feature of the Magento ecommerce store platform is the ability to integrate a lot of different systems – inventory management software, ERP, CRM.
However, when the integration doesn’t go smoothly, it’s not easy to find out exactly what messages got lost during the communication between Magento and the other system.
Magento 2 Enterprise Edition addresses this particular problem with the built-in RabbitMQ (Message Queue) framework that monitors the communication between Magento and other systems.
The second half of its name refers to its main function – storing unsent messages and forwarding them to the relevant systems as soon as possible (for instance, whenever a certain system, say, the inventory management software, is set to refresh).
If you’re thinking long term, stability should be an important aspect, one that definitely makes Magento 2 the right choice for those who are currently using Magento 1.x or are planning to launch a new ecommerce store.
Magento 2 versions are going to be the prominent ones for the upcoming 7-8 years.