It’s no secret that the that online ecommerce community and developers have been obsessed with Magento 2 ever since the developmental phase – trying to guess the new design and functionalities. Even though it’s been a long time since the release of Magento 2 in late 2015, our fascination with Magento 2 continues and the ecommerce platform remains a hot topic. However, many merchants are still questioning whether it’s worth migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2.
The find out more about the advantages of Magento 2 over Magento 1, proceed to the infographic listed below.
When you weigh out the pros and cons, the main reason behind the upgrade comes out to be that the development of Magento 1 has hit a dead end. Although the old version continues to be supported by the Magento team until 2018, the upgrades as well as patches will be related to bug fixing and other important security improvements. No new features will be added to Magento 1, as the Magento workforce is currently completely immersed in the development and growth of Magento 2. The new platform also provides a solution to the age old speed issue with Magento 1 – by including full page caching in both, its Community and Enterprise editions. Magento 2 is touted to have 50% faster page load speed (in both catalogue and checkout pages), which means visitors can access the one page content in less than 2 minutes. With Magento 1, checkout used to be a 4-5 step process, and was largely held responsible for higher cart abandonment rates. Magento 2 addressed the issue by streamlining checkout and including popular payment gateways to make the process 38% faster. Moreover, Magento 2 offers larger scalability, as the smoother checkout, improved coding as well as frontend developments enable the platform to handle around 250,000 orders per hour (117% more than Magento 1) and over 2 million catalogue page views. Due to its usage of modern technology stack, Magento 2 is also considered to be more compatible with other popular platforms.