Ecommerce business owners, who are using the well known ecommerce platform Magento 1.x, might be wondering since the launch of Magento 2, whether to upgrade to the latest version or not. In this blog, we will be giving you ample reasons as to why you should upgrade. Here you go:
1. New Innovative Features
Magento 2 offers some new innovative features. It comes with functionality enhancements. It is definitely an improved version performance wise, technology wise and in modularity (both back end and front end). Also, its development team keeps adding new features, which is good for the growth of your business and making it easier for your customers. Migrating Is Painful But Worthwhile.
2. Admin Interface Easy to Handle
You will find it easy to navigate as the admin interface in Magento 2 is simpler to manage. Less experienced people can also handle it. On the other hand Magento 1′s admin interface was a bit difficult to understand. This change from the developers makes Magento 2 a preferred option.
3. Faster Loading Time
If your website takes more than three seconds to load, then you might not attract much traffic to your site. This issue is solved in Magento 2 as it is very fast. All the pages including homepage, category pages and product pages load in less than 1.5 seconds, even when not using front end caching.
4. Easy To Install New Extensions & Modules
In Magento 2, it’s easier to install new extensions and modules, than Magento 1.x. While installing even the basic extensions take quite some time to install even for professional developers and hence it costs more. But in case of M2, it’s simpler and hence costs less.
For any queries or for hassle free migration, you can get in touch with KOL Ltd., a Magento development company.
5. Search Engine Friendly
Websites made on Magento 2 are easy to browse on all devices. Thanks to its responsive front end design that also improves user experience. Mobile friendly websites rank high on Google.
Elastisearch has resulted in improved user experience and quality of searches in Magento Enterprise Edition. Third party Elasticsearch extensions for M2 are also available with similar functionality.
7. Ajax add-to-cart
In Magento 2, when the product is added to the cart, the system doesn’t reload the entire page like it happens in Magento 1. This is because of Ajax add-to-cart. So, M2 enhances user experience. Magento 1 is slower in this regard and can result in customers to abandon their carts.
8. Easier & Faster Checkout
In Magento 2, the checkout process is simplified and is faster for customers. Even without registration, the guests can checkout. There is also an option to register after checkout. The registered customers are also identified based on their email addresses.
9. Dashboard Gives An Overview
In Magento 2, everything is sorted and is at one place. From the dashboard, you get the overview of lifetime sales, last orders, top search terms, most viewed products, average order amount, new customers and more. You also get to see your financial data.
10. You Can Upload Product Videos Too
In Magento 2, not just you can upload product photos but also product videos can be uploaded. The product upload process has become easier, as it guides you at every step.
11. Customisation Possible
With Magento 2, your customers can enjoy a personalised experience. Also, Magento 2 supports advanced technologies. Also, it’s easy to integrate a lot of different systems – inventory management software, ERP and CRM.
12. Official Support to 1.x Versions Will Cease
These are enough reasons to take the decision to migrate it to the Magento 2 platform. An important thing is that Magento will cease official support for its 1.x versions. So, Magento 2 platform is the ideal choice for those planning to launch a new ecommerce website.
For any queries related to the migration of your ecommerce website from Magento 1 to Magento 2, you can get in touch with KOL Ltd., the UK’s leading Ecommerce Web Development Company.