Magento E-Commerce 1.0 vs. 2.0. How do they Compare?
Magento is a leading e-commerce platform in which our company Pearl White Media specializes in. We develop custom Magento online stores from scratch and customize the design precisely to your reference sites and overall vision.
The question always arises, is your project more suitable for Magento 1.0 (1.9 being the latest version) or Magento 2.0? This depends mainly on the project’s features and extensions required.
In comparison with Magento 1.0, the admin panel in Magento 2.0 is much more user friendly and intuitive. We will describe all the main changes below as per admin changes and provide a detailed overview.
Both Magento admin panels have a dashboard that shows lifetime sales, average orders, last orders etc. In both versions of the platform you can easily manage products. In the marketing section of Magento 2, you can work with known tools from Magento 1.0 to work with promotions, user content, SEO and customer loyalty.
Magento 2.0 comes standard with the Luma theme. It looks much better than the default Magento 1.0 theme. Another big advantage of the newest version of Magento is that it has a faster frontend performance. Checkout steps have also been improved. Magento 2.0 the checkout can automatically find the existing registered customer by analyzing their email address.
The latest version of Magento is growing every day and is becoming more and more popular. The only downside we see so far is that not all extensions are compatible with Magento 2.0 Although this can be an issue, development companies are creating more and more extensions for Magento 2.0.
The question arises when you first start your project, which direction should I go? Either one are great. If you have any questions on which one best suits your business, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime.