Magento 2 works faster by min. 20% than its older version. The new platform can handle more orders, and the same speed translates into better visibility of the store in search engines. It is worth noting that this also reduces the number of abandoned baskets.
A user-friendly shopping path
An unintuitive shopping path contributes to frequently abandoned baskets. In the older version of Magento, the buyer had to pass even 6 stages whereas in Magento 2 this number has been reduced to 2. Thanks to this, even unregistered users can quickly make purchases.
Adjusting an e-commerce platform to mobile devices is today more important than ever before. In some industries, more than half of online shopping is done on smartphones. That is why the proper operation of the site on mobile devices is a priority in Magento 2.
Improvements introduced in Magento 2 reduce server load, which translates into better platform performance for users. The backend quality has also been improved. In addition, an option to scale the database has been introduced to optimise the operation of the site. It can be useful, for example, during periods of increased traffic as during holidays or sales.
More convenient updates
When running a store online, you need a platform that can be easily updated. Neglecting this process can bring many complications in the form of security problems. With this in mind, the Magento 2 developers took care of a quick upgrade process to the newer versions of the software.
The Magento 2 platform has been equipped with an improved Testing Framework. Thanks to it, developers can even automatically test new functionalities and introduce appropriate optimisations to the system even faster. It has a lot of benefits, because it strongly reduces the risk of transferring bugs from the test version to the production version (i.e. available to customers of the store).
Magento API gives the possibility to integrate the store with external systems. An example is the creation of a separate mobile application or the automation of data exchange between the ERP system and the store. In Magento 2, API operation has been further improved, thanks to which the same functionalities are available for both SOAP and REST.
An improved administration panel
In Magento 2, an administrative panel was redesigned. Thanks to this, the navigation is better organised, which makes the platform easier to use. This, for instance, reduces the time needed to service orders or edit products.