Magento 2 is the improved version of the widely used Magento 1. It’s a comprehensive eCommerce platform and its estimated 1 in 4 eCommerce websites now use Magento Software, that’s hundreds of thousands of sites. Magento is one of the best eCommerce platforms for medium to large businesses, there are more suitable systems for small businesses such as WooCommerce.
Magento 2 is completely flexible and scalable for your business, it’s content and easy to use functionality is easier to control and manage than ever, meaning it’s a very versatile system for businesses to use.
Since 2008 Magento 1 has been the main eCommerce platform for medium to large businesses however in June 2020, Magento is retiring Magento 1 for the new and improved Magento 2. This is due to changes in improved coding standards, scalability features and security options, not to mention the incredible features available to all Magento 2 users as standard, this includes any new features developed, safeguarding and futureproofing your Magento 2 website for the foreseeable future.
The key features of Magento 2 offer a huge range of benefits to your business as well as to the users of the website. The improved admin area is intuitive and easy to use, the cumbersome features of the Magento 1 admin area have been removed or improved.
Magento 2 has a 50% faster page loading speed than Magento 1:
Magento 2’s highly responsive features allow you to set default options for tasks you complete regularly. Admin areas now allow for multiple members of staff to add information and edit the website simultaneously and securely with one admin user per admin account.
Magento 2 checkout is 38% faster than Magento 1:
There is a dramatic drop in abandoned carts with improved product searches, mobile shopping, improved checkout speeds and payment options, increasing conversion rates and sales.
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Please note Magento is continually adding new features and functionality, if you have any queries please get in touch, we are more than happy to help.
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