In recent years, Magento has become one of the most popular e-commerce platforms used by 25% e-commerce businesses, with more than 250,000 e-commerce sites worldwide. By far，OODDA has built a good number of websites for our clients using Magento platform. However，Magento 1 is rounding off its support on 30th June 2020, and those who fail to implement Magento 1 to Magento 2 migration won’t receive security updates anymore.
WHY YOU NEED TO MOVE FROM MAGENTO 1 TO MAGENTO 2
OODDA recommends that customers who are still using Magento 1 should migrate to Magento 2 as soon as possible, because unsupported systems are vulnerable to risks. Web stores will face the risk of getting hacked and infected with code that steals customers’ payment details.
ADVANTAGES OF MAGENTO 2
Compared with Magento 1, Magento 2 is a more powerful e-commerce platform which offers a host of benefits that could make a significant difference in the long run.
Let’s take a look at some of the major advantages of Magento 2.
- Faster loading speed
The loading time of Magento 2 is faster than the standard 2-3 seconds. Even without the front-end cache, the home page, category page, and product page can load in less than 1.5 seconds. Specifically, most Magento 2 sites load 50% faster on different pages than Magento 1. Magento 2 has the potential to support 10 million catalog page views per hour, 20 times higher than Magento 1 (only 500,000 page views), and it can handle more orders and page views simultaneously.
- Mobile responsive
Nowadays, people tend to use all kinds of devices for online shopping, especially on their mobile phones. Therefore, it is critical to optimize your website design to make it user-friendly on a variety of devices. Magento 2 offers a mobile-friendly and responsive design that provides the perfect checkout experience for customers. The Magento 2 management panel is touchscreen-friendly, making it easy to handle your store via a mobile phone or tablet. It makes your site attractive, easy to use, and easy to navigate, regardless of device types and its resolution.
- Split database solution
In Magento 1, customers, admins, and developers use the same database, which can lead to database overload. Straining the system from the admin side might cause problems on the customer side. Magento 2 Enterprise Edition offers you the opportunity to use three separate master databases for: product data, checkout and orders. This scalability prevents the load on different databases having a negative impact on the performance of the others.
- Improved SEO & other search features
For any e-commerce sites, the search and navigation menu is critical because it leads customers to discover a wide variety of products. In Magento 2, the useful search feature allows users to find favorite items quickly and efficiently. In addition, tiered navigation enables buyers to easily filter products and obtain relevant results. The Magento 2 product page offers rich information, including video, images with zooming and swatches, ratings and reviews, etc.
- Simpler navigation and admin panel
After migrating Magento from 1 to 2, you will have an advanced, clean, and user-friendly admin interface. Besides that, it is optimized for a variety of screen sizes, and you can customize the new administration panel for easy access to the relevant business details. In the new system, you can find the most important information in one place. The dashboard gives you an overview of: lifetime sales, average order amounts, last orders, top search terms, most-viewed products, new customers, and so on. It also displays financial data, so you can see the overall state of the business in an blink of an eye.
- Multiple payment methods
The Magento 2 platform has one of the best payment systems accepting multiple popular payment methods.
With variety of options, customers can make payments quickly and safely. In addition, Magento 2 enterprise is integrated with Cyber Source and WorldPay to ensure that all transactions are conducted with the highest degree of security.
- Platform compatibility
Magento 2 supports advanced technologies such as CSS3, HTML5 and of course, MySQL. Magento 2 uses jQuery instead of prototype.js. Magento 2 is able to integrate many different systems, such as inventory management software ERP, CRM. However, when the integration does not go well, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly what messages are lost between Magento and other systems. Magento 2 enterprise solves this particular problem using the built-in RabbitMQ (message queue) framework, which monitors communication between Magento and other systems.
- Cheaper and easier extension updating
It is easier and cheaper to install new extensions and modules in Magento 2 than in Magento 1. Thanks to HTML5, Less, requirement.js, CSS3, the whole process becomes easier, including front-end development, modification of various functions and so on.
- Faster and user-friendly checkout
Checkout is one of the best features of Magento 2. It is a simplified two-step process that helps customers complete orders as quickly as possible. It allows the creation of an account with one single click, further encouraging customers to repurchase. The checkout process becomes easier and faster for customers by minimizing checkout time, resulting in a significant drop in cart abandonment rates and increased sales conversion rates.
- More efficient customization
Customized service is the basic requirement for e-commerce stores nowadays. With Magento 2, you will be able to track users’ behavior, their favorite items and search history. Based on the valuable information, merchants can provide more appropriate products and services, using up-selling and cross-selling offers, personalized payment methods to hold appropriate promotional activities for different customer groups. As a result, buyers may feel more respected and loyal to the store.
Overall, after the implementation of the upgrade, your website performance will be improved, the management interface will be more modern and convenient, user experience will be more satisfying, and the system will be compatible with a variety of secure payment methods.
- Magento 2 front-end design
- Mobile version design
- Data import including product information, customer information, order information, etc
- Shipping, Payment integration
- SSL installation testing
- Connect custom installation and testing
- ERP, Quickbook integration, etc
- Server installation and CDN debugging, etc
OODDA has rich experience in Magento e-commerce development. Our engineers all have Magento certification. Our professional technical support team can provide smooth and worry free Magento1 to Magento2 migration followed with website operation and maintenance. A simple upgrade can bring you more business opportunities, contact us now!
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