Why upgrade to Magento 2
It's worth the effort
If you’re already using Magento 1 for your eCommerce needs you’re probably thinking, ‘Why upgrade to Magento 2?’
While there are a few reasons why you might want to stay on Magento 1 in the short term, the truth is that ...
Magento 1 support will eventually end
Followers of Magento news will remember the backflip on M1 end-of-life date. Originally set for 2018, community backlash led to an índefinite postponement, with the team at Magento confirming that when support does end, there will be an 18-month window to migrate.
While this is good news for folks who want to take their time migrating to Magento 2, online retailers and domain admins should be wary of leaving the migration until the deadline. Here’s a few reasons why:
- There’s only so many Magento 2 developers out there
- So you’ll be competing for limited resources
- Which leads to increased costs and less quality assurance and running the risk of falling behind
Overall, while migrating to Magento 2 might be a pain point for your business, it’s better to do it now then wait for the ‘Migration Rush’ when end-of-life for M1 is eventually announced.
New Features and extensions will be ‘Magento 2 Only’
As Magento 2 becomes the default Magento eCommerce platform clients request for their ecommerce websites new features and Magento extensions are likely to only be released for Magento 2. It takes a lot of time and effort to code and test extensions so developing for a redundant platform will be seen as not financially viable for development companies.
Magento 2 performs better
When it comes to performance, Magento 2 the the clear winner. 2 was designed for better performance in mind, with pages loading up to 50% faster than Magento 1. Studies have also shown that Magento 2 can handle almost 40% more orders per hour and 66% faster add-to-cart times.
Magento 2 handles more traffic
Magento 2 can handle up to 10 million page views and hour, and exponential increase over Magento 1, which can handle only 200,000 per hour. For enterprise online retail, there’s really no question how important it is to have a eCommerce platform that can handle massive amounts of web traffic during peak sales periods.
The database structure is modern, smooth and capable
A big reason why Magento 2 can handle more traffic and load pages fast is the database structure, which has been designed from the ground up as an industry best system.
To sum up Magento 2 is just a better beast. The team at Magento completely re-invented many elements of Magento and the end results is a faster, easier to use system.We are big fans of M2 and are always happy to answer any M2 upgrade or migration related questions so please email or call us on 04152174174 to discuss.