Why the Upgrade to Magento-2 is becoming urgent
Upgrade to Magento 2
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.
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