After many years of eCommerce development, Magento 2.1 has officially been released to the world! But do you really need to upgrade your web shop to magento 2.1? Such decision shouldn’t be taken in hurry; I am listing below some key upgrades provided by Magento 2.1, which may help you to take your decision cautiously. Just Scroll down to read it more.
1. High Performance:
According to KISSmetrics, 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less, and 40% of people will abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load! But this is not the case with Magento 2, as it runs around 20% faster than Magento 1.x.
2. More catalogue page views per hour
With Magento 2, the system can easily support 10 million catalog page views per hour vs. just 500,000 page views per hour on the Magento 1.x platform. (Assuming the same hardware.)
3. Database Improvements
Owing to advanced database improvements, you can also have concurrent product management (up to 25+ users in the system updating products) and concurrent order management (up to 50+ users in the backend Magento admin processing orders).
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4. Optimized and simplified checkout process
According to latest study of Harris Interactive, 47% of buyers gave up a purchase because checkout process takes too long. But, don’t worry! Magento 2 offers highly optimized and simplified checkout process.
5. Better Admin Panel
With Magento 2, admin is able to customize the admin panel so all the important business information can be accessed quickly. Also, creating products in the admin panel is easier than before with 4x faster product import capabilities.
6. More mobile-friendly
Do you know, over 20% of Google searches are performed on a mobile device, and when it comes to local searches more than half are performed on mobile devices.
Magento 2 has enhanced the mobile friendliness of your website. It comes with new responsively designed (and SEO-friendly) themes.
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7. Faster time to market
Magento 2 brings automated testing that improve code quality and speed up the QA process for a faster time to market.
But the most crucial reason is “To Keep Your Web Shop at Forefront in the Market” as:
— Magento 1.x will not be extended for any new features
— Technical support (bug fixing) for version 1.x will be active until 2018
Magento 2.1 is definitely packed with lots of features that are necessary for ecommerce development, which you can use to build your website on Magento 2.1 or upgrade your current website to the latest version.