In all cases in which Magento 2 does not seem suitable, alternatives must be considered. We advise you neutrally and advise you against an unsuitable system even if we do not implement the alternative ourselves. There is no such thing as one “best” system. In many cases, choosing an experienced agency is more important than making a specific system decision.

Migration Magento 1 to Magento 2

As already described in the introduction, Magento 2, as a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce, is  one of the best enterprise shop systems available on the market. Here are a few arguments for switching to Magento 2:

The advantages of Magento 2 over Magento 1 include:

Improved search with Elasticsearch

In Magento 2 there is already  a  better search technology in the Open Source Edition with  Elasticsearch  than in Magento 1. This can be expanded with free and chargeable extensions.

Full-page caching with Varnish

A full-page cache functionality is also available in the Open Source Edition  . Caching complete HTML pages greatly improves the speed of the page and reduces the load on the web server. The full page cache can be used with either  Varnish  or  Redis  .

Better conditions for SEO

The basic theme and the standard functionality bring various  SEO improvements  that previously had to be retrofitted with extensions or in-house programming and updated separately. This includes the implementation of  or  canonical tags  for product and category pages.

Headless and PWA

Since Magento 2.3.0, Magento has been promoting the possibilities of building PWAs  or headless implementations with Magento 2  . The future belongs to these buzzwords, the industry is pretty convinced of that. Behind this is the possibility of building  fast, individual and innovative shop designs  that offer exactly what your customers want. The fact that the entire shop can be controlled via APIs also makes it   easier to integrate with other systems.

Newer technology and architecture

Magento 1 was released in 2008. Many technical pillars were  based on technologies that were current then, but are  no longer up-to-date  today. Many developers no longer knew the old libraries and language versions and found difficult information about them due to their lower popularity. The technical hurdles made it  more difficult to build complex functionality cleanly, to test automatically and to create innovations.

Backend grids can be reconfigured and saved

Do you know that? For the fifth time, you are instructing your agency to add, expand or move a column in the same list view in the backend. In addition, you always need the same filter settings and sorting in the product list, but you have to click them together again manually after each login. Magento 2 provides a remedy for both: you can   configure columns and their order in backend grids and  save the configured grid, including  sorting and filtering . The status is therefore much easier to restore the next time you log in. Each user can manage his / her own configurations.

Admin area is responsive

The Magento 1 admin area showed a lot of information at once, but the display was unsuitable for mobile devices. The backend of Magento 2 is responsive , which is particularly useful for external employees with tablets and similar devices.

Lots of new little features

Apart from the topics mentioned above, there are many nice new little features that only become apparent in the details. For example, that product videos can be integrated directly.

Here you can find more details about the current Magento 2 editions and the Magneto 2 features. As a Folio3 Magento website design agency we support you from consulting to implementation and online marketing.