Magento announced it’s new 2.0 platform for enterprise and community editions in November 2015. The release of the platform sent waves through the Magento community.

The major improvements announced in Magento 2 are:

  • Streamlined checkout
  • Performance Improvement of up to 20% faster
  • Framework Improvements
  • List of new extensions available

In comparison to Magento 1, Magento 2 will run an average 20% faster. Faster sites encourage more sales and increases website search engine optimization.

The checkout process in Magento 2 is more streamlined, which makes it quicker for customer to go from their cart to processing the order. When a customer arrives at checkout, they will have the option to an enter their email address. If this matches an existing customer, they will be given the option for a faster checkout. These new features encourage repeat customers.

The overall interface of the back-end has changed as well with the new Magento. There is an improved side admin menu navigation as shown below:

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A big advantage of Magento 2 is that as opposed to a 4-5 step checkout, it now has a 2 step checkout process that is easier to view and navigate.

Please contact us today for a quote on developing a Magento 2 e-commerce website Pearl White Media. Pearl White Media has been using Magento for years & can certainly assist you.