Magento 2 is the next generation eCommerce platform from Magento. If you are already familiar with Magento then you would be aware of the functionality and scalability that Magento offers. However, Magento 2 takes that to a whole new level.
Thinking of upgrading to Magento 2?
If you are already running Magento and thinking of upgrading to Magento 2 then you should be aware that Magento is planning to cease Magento 1 support from of end of 2018. So there really is no better time to put your plan into action.
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Features of Magento 2
Open, flexible architecture
Magento 2 offers greater flexibility through its improved modular code base. This helps to achieve greater customization, faster deployment on private or public cloud environments which enables faster time to market. Much improved API allows greater flexibility which enables Magento 2 to be connected to other business systems much faster.
Engaging shopping experiences
Magento has worked hard to improve its out of the box shopping experience. Some of the key features includes, responsive theme which allow sites to be designed to fit any device. Much improved checkout allows customers to complete purchase in a much faster and optimised manner. You also would be able to offer one click account creation facility to your customers.
Enhanced Business Agility and Productivity
Magento 2 not only has improved customer purchasing experience but also the merchant admin experience. The improved admin panel offers a clutter free layout where merchants would be able to complete their daily task much faster. The newly improved step by step product creation grid has made the product creation 4 times faster than Magento 1. Further customisable grid layout allows greater flexibility.
Enterprise-grade Scalability and Performance
The much improved Magento 2 platform is supercharged to deliver at least 50% more faster page load across catalogue, product and checkout pages. Further varnish cache comes out of the box which optimises the code and images to load faster. Magento 2 comes with improved admin performance and allows more users to work concurrently.
Additionally Magento 2 includes out of the box integrations with Pay Pal, Braintree, World Pay, Cyber Source and Authorize.net. Improved security enables you to achieve PCI compliance much easier and faster.
Easier Maintenance and Upgrades
Finally improved core architecture enables you to maintain and carry out future upgrades with less complexity and reduced time scales.