Magento 2.0 is the successor to Magento 1 and was released in November 2015. We’ve seen a lot of businesses make the shift to upgraded version in 2016, but not everyone has made the shift yet. If you’re an eCommerce business owner on Magento 1 or you own a store on another platform – or you’re just looking to get started with a new business – Magento 2.0 is the perfect platform for you.
Here are some of the top advantages:
Drawbacks of Magento 1 addressed
The old version was flexible, but that didn’t make it very user-friendly – you needed a significant amount of programming knowledge to operate a store built on it. The developers have addressed most of the shortcomings of the old platform with the new release.
Stores will grow with your business
Your store will be scalable. That means you can add as many products to it (or remove them) whenever you want. You will be able to build a bigger store with time, as demand grows.
Build robust, optimized stores
Magento stores are robust and load quickly. You can create beautiful, good looking stores with the help of its strong UI libraries, performance toolkits, and it’s above-average CSS pre-processor. It also supports full page caching that makes pages load extremely quickly.
Effortless checkout process
The checkout process on the new version is very straightforward and intuitive. You can integrate online third-party payment portals like PayPal into your store to allow customers to buy from you with just a few clicks. It also supports useful features like shopping cart saver.
Finally, your store will be SEO-friendly out-of-the-box. The platform has near perfect SEO scores. Also, as it is now responsive by default, Google will rank it higher than other businesses that don’t support mobile-friendly design.
If you’re planning to make the shift to Magento 2.0, you can do so without losing any data or impacting your revenues by hiring an experienced, dedicated Magento development team to help you make the shift. They will be able to build you a highly-effective new store at affordable prices.