Magento 2.0

Magento 2.0: Updated eCommerce

About Magento 2.0

Initially released in the fall of 2015, Magento® 2.0 presents a stronger version of the original eCommerce system with an improved system architecture and user experience. For website administrators and developers, this means a much more streamlined management approach. Magento's decision to maintain their focus as a dominantly transaction-oriented website has led to version 2.0's heightened navigation. For those of us who work with Magento systems or operate a store on a Magento platform, 2.0's release did not disappoint.

Migrating Your Website to Magento 2.0

Whether you're a merchant on an older version of Magento, or another eCommerce operating system, creating a new website with Magento 2.0 doesn't mean abandoning your old website. Website migrations can save data and design layouts from your old website, transferring it all to your new. Here are some things to consider before you migrate:

Take Account of Extensions
When migrating your website, you want to be sure that any custom extensions are accounted for and upgraded as well.

Consider a Redesign
A migration is the perfect time for a redesign when your developers will have to re-theme your new website as a necessary part of the migration.

Time Your Launch
High-traffic seasons might be the worst time to launch a new website. While web development can happen without affecting your team and users, timing the launch of a new website should be done when an experience upheaval will be most convenient for users and admin.

Is Magento Right For You?

How Does Magento 2.0 Compare to Other Platforms?

Choosing the right eCommerce platform is an important, long-term decision; after opening your store on an eCommerce system, it’s not easy to quickly switch platforms. If you're new to Magento and are curious about how it compares to other eCommerce systems, like Shopify and WooCommerce, read our blog post about when Magento is the right choice.

We discuss the four different types–and sizes of webstores–and the matching eCommerce system that would best support their online business.

The System Benefits of Magento 2.0

A Stronger Transaction Engine

Magento 2.0 has improved it's greatest strength, while streamlining the rest of their platform to improve back-end management.

More Resources for B2B

Quick order pages to enable wholesale type features, multiple shipping locations, and negotiating pricing per user are just a few additional resources added to 2.0.

Faster Checkout Pipeline

One of the best additions to Magento is its two-step pipeline, making conversion management much easier.

Improved Content Management

Although content isn't Magento's primary purpose (or greatest strength) Magento 2.0 provides tools to create content like static homepages and dropdown menus.

Ready Right Out of the Box

Magento 2.0 is much easier to set up and get running from the time of installation, rather than requiring extensive development work.

Marked Performance Upgrade

Magento 2.0 is much faster than its previous iterations, with a full page cache to speed up publishing processes.

Curious About What Magento 2.0 Webstores Look Like?

Since Magento 2.0's release, we've built fresh installations of Magento 2.0 for new and migrating businesses. To learn more about the process of building with Magento 2.0, or to see finished websites, you can see our clients' finished websites.