Magento - 6 Oct 2018
Three Compelling Reasons to Upgrade to Magento 2
An increasing number of E-commerce business owners are making the move to use Magento as their website platform, primarily because it is open sourced software and offers a ton of features that enable the ability to customize and integrate with other third-party software applications.
Now, there are some compelling reasons for website owners to upgrade to Magento 2 over Magento1. Here are three reasons:
1. Improved Performance
Magento 2 comes equipped with an enhanced indexer which improves query speed. Merchant data is compiled into tables and regularly updated, which improves the performance of both the query speed and the web store as a whole. Another performance improvement that comes along with Magento 2 is its use of Varnish cache.
2. Enhanced Checkout Process
In order to prevent shopping cart abandonment, it’s important to have a well-designed checkout process. Fortunately,Magento 2 comes with an improved checkout process that only has shoppers complete two steps to fulfill their purchases, unlike Magento 1 that requires shoppers to complete six steps. In addition,Magento 2 includes a guest option for visitors who do not wish to sign up via a registration form in order to purchase items. These enhanced checkout processes will help boost conversion rates considerably.
3. Additional Advanced Reporting Features
Running a successful online business involves more than just having an e-commerce site, you need to be able to analyse important data such as orders, customers, and products in order to provide insight that can help identify areas for improvement, so that you can make the applicable changes needed. Magento 2 now comes equipped with 20 advanced reporting features, which are conveniently located in the Admin web interface. Some of the reports that can be generated include total number of orders, total number of registered customers, total number of products, and number of best-selling products.
If you’re still not convinced that it’s worth it to upgrade to Magento 2 from Magento 1, reach out to a Magento developer, as there are a number of other listed benefits for which e-commerce business owners should consider upgrading to Magento 2.