Why Update/Upgrade your Existing Magento Store?
General ImprovementsMagento 2.0 has come with a new range of improvements which improve the performance of the site and also make it more scalable. They have introduced a new framework library and also enhanced the security of the store to cope with the present day challenges that you would face. The integrated testing framework is fully automated allowing developers to test each and every feature and functionality internally before making them live on the store.
Easy Frontend DevelopmentThe new version draws more juice out of new technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3. This allows developer to work on the look and the feel of their online stores without having to bother about the functionality of the store. Coding has been minimized as most of the cosmetic changes can be made using WYSIWYG like editors. This is highly beneficial for online store owners who manage their stores themselves and don’t have the best of technical skills.
More Customization OptionsEvery business has its own needs and ‘one size doesn’t fit all’. Magento has been quick to realize the varied needs of its clients and introduced the Visual Design Editor. This ‘drag and drop’ tool is extremely easy to use and allows developers to customize the layout of the store based on their needs. You would be able to tailor the blocks and containers as per your requirements without any technical knowledge. This allows you to work on a fluid like canvas enabling you to express your creativity and imagination to the maximum.
Separate Your DatabasesOne of the key improvements in Magento 2.0 has been the fact that you would be able to separate your databases. Developers have had a tough time with a single database so far when the store needs to cater to hundreds of customers simultaneously often leading to databases crashes and poor customer experience. Updating to the new release would allow you to have all your products and other content pages on one MySQL database that can be scaled up through caching allowing thousands of users to access it. The cart can be moved to a new database that would help faster transactions and higher conversions.
Improve SpeedsIncreased competition in the ecommerce space means your store needs to cater to the customers faster. The new version with improved indexers, performance toolkit and Varnish Cache helps in speeding up the performance of the store. It reduces the server loads and improves page load even on slower Internet connections.
Improve Checkout ProcessIt has been estimated that more than 60% of all online shopping abandonments happen in the checkout process. There were some shortfalls in the checkout process in the previous version of Magento which developers overcame with modification. The new version offers better payment option and customers are no longer required to select the type of card as the system automatically detects that reading the credit card numbers. Also users no longer require remembering their passwords.
Improvements in Magento Connect& Reduced CostAlong with all the changes and upgrades that have been made in Magento 2.0 the marketplace Magento Connect has also been revamped. This will allow users to shop for Magento extensions within a single window and add to the features and functionality of their store. Also the cost of upgrade to the new version has been kept considerably low for the benefit of the clients and this is a welcome step for small online stores that operate with small capital. The opportunities with Magento powered store are many when you hire the services of a professional Magento development company. With experience in hundreds of different projects we, at Semaphore Software can deliver results in quick time and edge over your rivals. Get in touch with our team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take you to new era of ecommerce.
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