Magento 2 is the latest incarnation of the leading enterprise-class eCommerce platform, utilized by over 200,000 online retailers. In fact, it’s estimated that 1 in 4 businesses are using the Magento Framework.
Compared to Magento 1, Magento 2 will run an average of 20% faster. Faster site speed encourages more sales and increases website search engine optimization.
Full-page caching built into the platform means pages load a lot faster, 1-2 seconds compared to the 5-10 seconds for non-caching pages. It can also better handle many catalog pages without slowing down. This makes it scalable for large stores and able to grow with an online business.
Magento 2.0 also integrates with World Pay and CyberSource. All versions provide improved security and the ability to pursue the easiest level of PCI compliance, depending on the selected payment method.
Engaging Shopping Experiences
Central to the Magento 2 platform is an engaging, seamless and personalised customer experience across any device.
Security is a key component of Magento 2, with tight out-of-the-box PayPal, Braintree, and Authorize.net payment gateways.
The admin interface of Magento 2 now includes drag-and-drop layout editing. This means you don’t need extensive coding knowledge to modify an online store’s appearance. Create a beautiful store in half the time.
Mobile responsiveness is key to improving sales, as more and more customers are shopping on smartphones and tablets. The Magento team recognized this and made mobile responsiveness a priority in the core Magento 2 platform.
Magento is providing migration scripts in a bid to automate the migration of data. Team Magento has communicated that both 3rdparty modules as well as the front end will require re-work to be compatible with the new approach