Even though Magento 2 has been available since 2015, a large portion of e-commerce business owners is still using Magento 1.x versions. Are you contemplating upgrading your Magento version to Magento 2?
If you are running Magento 1.x smoothly, without problematic features and is not an outdated version, it may not be that pressing of a matter. However if you are experiencing any performance issues with your Magento 1.x version or it is outdated, it is definitely time to upgrade! It may also be a wise decision to upgrade to Magento 2 if you plan on starting a new e-commerce business or you want to implement bigger modifications to Magento.
What is New in Magento 2?
Magento 2 provides numerous new features, innovations, and opportunities that can benefit your e-commerce business. Wondering what the benefits of upgrading to Magento 2 are?
Enhanced Performance & Improved Scalability
With Magento 2, your homepage, product pages, and category pages can load in less than 1.5 seconds, way faster than the standard 2-3 seconds. This is done even without frontend caching! The loading speed of your site is now even factored into your search engine rankings.
SEO Friendly & Responsive
Along with the enhanced performance which will benefit SEO, Magento 2 has a responsive frontend design. This means it will be easy to browse no matter what device your potential customer is using, improving customer experience along with your search engine ranking.
More Simple Product Management
With Magento 2, they have made the process of creating new store products easier, guiding you through a step-by-step process. You can even upload product videos along with product photos in Magento 2!
In Magento 2 they have also simplified the most important information into one convenient dashboard. You can see lifetime sales, top searches, most viewed products, average order amount and even financial data. With the new Magento 2 dashboard, you can see an overall picture of your business easier.