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Magento 2.0: Next Generation of E-commerce Innovation

Magento, the open source powerhouse for e-commerce , released their first stable version of Magento 2.0 on November 18, 2015.

Before we start, here is an overview of the upgrades from the first version:

  • The user interface in the admin area has changed a bit
  • It now uses Composer for managing packages/updates

Below is a non-exhaustive list of the drill bit of improvements and what they mean for your store:

Revamped / Reorganized Admin

Makes it easier to manage all aspects of your commerce management
Administration Panel organization has changed in a sensible direction:

Sales
Products
Customers
Marketing
Content
Reports
Store

Revamped storefront features

Checkout: Magento 2.0 offers a brand new checkout flow means customers will need to put less effort to buy from your site:

  • Automatically recognizes existing customer emails and will prompt users to log in – expediting checkout.
  • One-click account creation from the “Thank You” page encourages user registrations without interfering with checkout
  • Even more secure checkout that bypasses indirect transfer of sensitive information to your server, instead opting to transfer information directly from the user’s browser to a compatible merchant processor like PayPal or Braintree
  • Detailed summary of order during checkout gives users a faster way of seeing exactly what is in their cart without having to go back to confirm

Modernized Theming / Development Structure

  • Magento 2.0 Makes it easier to control what functionality is used, and easy to disable irrelevant features
  • Reduces constraints and roadblocks previously encountered when customizing / designing the presentation of your website
  • Added flexibility such as easy management of seasonal site variations, campaigns, etc.
  • Added Quality Assurance
  • Easier to implement automated tests makes fixing and resolving errors much faster, especially on highly customized sites
  • Easier to test performance of any combination of categories, products, products with options, etc., using the new fixtures featu

Performance / Scalability

  • Out-of-the-box support for Varnish, a web application accelerator that can be configured to become a firewall, load balancer, protect against DDoS attacks, among others
  • Out-of-the-box support for minifying and bundling scripts and styles, compressing images, further improving the performance and load time of your site
  • Support for MySQL Cluster, incredibly useful for scaling to handle huge amounts of traffic without compromising speed

Below are links to our hosted Magento 2 demo:

Frontend: http://magento2.demo.stores.aws3.net/
Backend: http://magento2.demo.stores.aws3.net/admin

Admin Credentials
Username: m2demo
Password: awsMagento2

If you’re business is ready get a face lift with  world class solutions  then consider upgrading  with Magento 2.0 right  in time for the holidays. With new themes and extensions   your site will be optimized for checkouts that simplifies things for customers.

Contact us today to set up your business with the new Magento 2.0!