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Upgrading Magento 1 to Magento 2, Should you move on?

Mubashir Ahmed Aug 22, 2016
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More than 200,000 companies are using Magento e-Commerce platform for their businesses. Magento is one of the most powerful and cost efficient platform which empowers brands and businesses from B2C to B2B. Magento recently upgraded from version 1 to 2. As a hot topic of discussion there are few questions in the mind of users.

1) What should I know before the move?

2) When should I go for its upgrade?

3) Is it going to be trouble-free or troublesome?

1)What should I know before the move?

If you want to stay updated with the latest e-Commerce trends, you don’t want your challengers and competitors to have an upper hand on you, so upgrading will be the right thing to do.

Flexibility of Magento 2

Magento 2.x is enclosed with a new structure that takes flexibility and scalability to a whole new level. It offers a range of flexible tools that are well equipped to support your SEO, Catalogue management and advanced marketing tactics. With a perfect combination of high code coupling, developers can conveniently create features including checkout, CRM, CMS, sales and much more. You can enable or disable any component while keeping the code-base tidy.

Scalability of Magento 2

The pages of Magento 2.x load even faster than before (<1.5 seconds per page) on first view and (<0.75 seconds per page) once it’s cached in the memory. The 2 page checkout process is relatively faster and easier to manage. Magento 2.x also has a scale to help you handle your busiest days. Magento 2.x supports incredibly high rate of 3.5 million page views and more than 250,000 orders per hour. You can handle relatively large amount of data for Customers, Order Management System and catalogue, without any hassle.

Magento 2 Enhanced user experience

The unique design and engaging experience gives it a competitive over its rest of the e-Commerce competitors. The default theme is responsive on every element and gives user a pleasure of experience. Magento 2.x enables personalization experiences, on site behavior or other data influence content, promotion and product recommendation, also with the enhanced search feature, the user can easily find the related products in no time.

Fast Checkout

The two step checkout process is fast.  It allows user to speed up the checkout process thus performing their tasks efficiently. It also includes one click user profile creation without interrupting the current transaction.

2)When should I go for an upgrade?

It is cost efficient and easier to upgrade core Magento Software and extensions with Magento 2.x. You will be provided all the necessary information about compatibility of upgrades. With the support of new standalone installer, installing Magento 2.x platform will be much faster. This tool will check for all the prerequisites before starting the installation. The upgrading process depends on your E-store condition and flexibility. If you are using any e-Commerce platform or older version of Magento that is now a stack of bugs, errors and bubbled with few modifications, scalability and flexibility, then the time has come for you to grab the latest update of Magento 2.

3)Is it going to be trouble-free or troublesome?

Migrating from one platform to another always requires a team commitment. The tool is complete but it may require some work and expertise to make your store better than before. For now, Most of the themes and Plugins cannot be transferred so you will have to make your own customizations which might be hectic but eventually everyone has to move on.

Mubashir Ahmed

Mubashir Ahmed

Magento Community Manager at Arpatech
Mubashir has served many clients in the domain of Web Development. He loves to work in Business Intelligence and Data-warehousing. He is engaged in latest eCommerce trends and also loves to Travel. You can follow him on Twitter @m_ahmdd or e.mail mubashir.ahmad[at]arpatech.com
Mubashir Ahmed