Why Migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2?
Magento 1 was a loyal companion, but year by year, the way developers and sellers see an ideal e-commerce platform is changing. E-commerce advancements are not standing still, while June 1, 2020 was an official end of life date for Magento 1 — from then on Adobe (a company that acquired Magento in 2018) doesn’t provide support, security patches, and quality fixes for Magento 1.x systems.
Security considerations, therefore, are at the forefront of the transition to Magento 2. Enhanced security, however, is not the only reason to migrate. Magento 2 surpasses Magento 1 in multiple characteristics. What will you will you gain if you switch to Magento 2?
Security drawbacks are not the only issue Magento 1 merchants can encounter. Limited website performance is the other one. In contrast to Magento 1, Magento 2 is equipped with various new technologies, like Apache, Composer, Symfony, Nginx 1.7 or higher, etc. Magento 2 also supports the latest PHP versions. All of these factors dramatically increase the online stores’ speed, allow Magento 2 websites to process 39% more orders per hour, and enable up to 66% faster add-to-cart server response times. These improvements, certainly, will have a positive impact on the websites’ conversion rates.
Enhanced interface for an administrator
Users who previously dealt with Magento 2 admin dashboard, won’t be able anymore to work with the Magento 1 admin panel. Against the background of Magento 2 user-friendly and interactive interface, Magento 1 design looks messy. Magento 2 comes with an indeed comprehensive dashboard that allows users even with little technical exposure to conduct all basic store management activities, like an overview of last, new, and average orders, bestsellers, top search keywords, and search for other essential information more quickly. All of it makes it simpler for administrators to manage their stores efficiently, especially when it comes to enterprise-level businesses.
Extensive reporting and visualization
Reporting is one more category, in which Magento 2 wins over Magento 1. Magento 2 with its full-featured reporting system allows its users to set up as many dashboards as it’s needed, easily transform their business data into visual reports, focus on key metrics, and receive a well-structured picture of their e-commerce organization performance.
High security level
And, finally, security. The last on the list but prioritized among reasons to migrate to Magento 2. Firstly, Magento 2 utilizes SHA-256 hashing algorithms within the password management system, one of the advancements seen in network security. SHA-256 is much more secure than other common hashing algorithms, which helps merchants guarantee high-level password security. Also, Magento 2 store owners can seamlessly strengthen their website security by adding one more protection layer by means of a two-factor authentication extension.
Magento is unquestionably a future-oriented platform for developing not only online stores but the whole businesses. In tandem with a proven Magento development team, like Dinarys, you can get a winning solution that can bring you toward your entrepreneurial goals and beyond:
- Decreased shopping cart abandonment rate. When compared to Magento 1, Magento 2 store pages load 30% to 50% faster. These indicators absolutely minimize such an undesirable phenomenon as shopping cart abandonment.
- Much more sales. Equipped with Elasticsearch, B2B features, and comprehensive analytical features, Magento 2 delivers all vital tools to construct a top-grade customer journey that will be crowned with a purchase in the majority of cases.
- Mobile commerce conversions. Magento 2 out-of-the-box mobile functionality allows for creating a robust mobile experience with an efficient checkout process and reducing the mobile conversion gap.
Contact us today to discuss your Magento 2 migration project. At Dinarys, we know how to digitalize your business in a manner to justify all efforts in the near future.