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Why the Upgrade to Magento-2 is becoming urgent

Upgrade to Magento 2

Time flies!

The ‘new’ Magento 2 platform is almost two years old and support for Magento 1 will cease in just over a year’s time. Now is the time to upgrade and here are the reasons why:

  • Improved performance

Magento 2 runs an average of 20% faster. It has full-page caching which means that pages load in half the time.  Faster site speed encourages more sales and increases website search engine optimization.

  • Reduced Checkout times

In Magento 2, faster checkouts reduce abandoned cart rates and increase conversions. Existing customers can use their email address to check-out faster using their saved information.

  • More mobile-friendly

With over 50% of your shoppers browsing on mobile devices, mobile responsiveness is the key to improving sales, which is why the Magento team has made responsiveness a priority in the core Magento 2 platform.

  • New admin interface greatly reduces time

The new admin interface is designed to help reduce the time managing an online store. It’s a lot more user-friendly and easier for new team members to learn.

  • SEO Friendly

Magento 2 comes with enhances Search Engine friendly features, aimed at improving your product rankings.

  • Security

Platform security has been greatly improved.

  • Built in features

 Magento 2 has built in features such as integrated video, customer loyalty, product -reviews and ratings, Persistent shopping is customer information like product comparison, viewed products and shopping cart is accessible without logging to the site again, even after they close their browser.

  • Improved Reporting

New or updated marketing-related reports in Magento 2 include:

  • Search term report
  • Best seller report
  • Coupons reports
  • Products in carts report
  • Abandoned carts report