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Magento 2 vs Magento 1: Detailed Comparison

Magento 2 vs Magento 1: Detailed Comparison
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Magento 1.9 vs Magento 2.1

After many years of development, Magento 2.1 has officially been released to the world! But, do you really need to upgrade your web shop from Magento 1.9 to Magento 2.1? Such decision shouldn’t be taken in hurry; I am listing below some key upgrades provided in Magento 2.1, which may help you to take your decision cautiously. Just Scroll down to read it more about Magento 2 vs Magento 1.

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Here are Magento 1 vs. Magento 2 Key Differences:


Changes in Magento 2:

1. High Performance:

According to KISSmetrics, 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less, and 40% of people will abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load! But this is not the case with Magento 2, as it runs around 20% faster than Magento 1.x.

2. More catalog page views per hour

With Magento 2, the system can easily support 10 million catalog page views per hour vs. just 500,000 page views per hour on the Magento 1.x platform. (Assuming the same hardware.)

3. Database Improvements

Owing to advanced database improvements, you can also have concurrent product management (up to 25+ users in the system updating products) and concurrent order management (up to 50+ users in the backend Magento admin processing orders).

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4. Optimized and simplified checkout process

According to the latest study by Harris Interactive, 47% of buyers gave up a purchase because checkout process takes too long. But, don’t worry! Magento 2 offers highly optimized and simplified checkout process.

5. Better Admin Panel

With Magento 2, admin is able to customize the admin panel so all the important business information can be accessed quickly. Also, creating products in the admin panel is easier than before with 4x faster product import capabilities.

6. More mobile-friendly

Do you know, over 20% of Google searches are performed on a mobile device, and when it comes to local searches more than half are performed on mobile devices?

Magento 2 has enhanced the mobile friendliness of your website. It comes with new responsively designed (and SEO-friendly) themes.

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7. Faster time to market

Magento 2 brings automated testing that improves code quality and speeds up the QA process for a faster time to market.

But the most crucial reason is To Keep Your Web Shop at Forefront in the Market as:
   — Magento 1.x will not be extended for any new features
   — Technical support (bug fixing) for Magento version 1.x will be active until 2018


Magento 2.1 is definitely packed with lots of features as compare to Magento 1.0 that are necessary for eCommerce platforms. If you also want to build your website on Magento 2.1 or upgrade your current website to the latest version, feel free to contact PixelCrayons: A leading Magento eCommerce development company in India. Our team has been working on getting trained on the new system and has spent hours to learn the best practices to implement Magento 2.x 

Essentially, a Magento upgrade is a three step process:

— First, we update your database and file structure system to point to the new version of Magento.
— Second, we move over the themes and custom extensions that make your site unique.
— Third, we set our Testing Team on the upgraded development site to ensure everything functions properly.

       Once the site has been approved by our Testing Team and the client, we go ahead and put the upgraded site live.

Varun Bhagat is a technology geek and works with PixelCrayons as a Sr. Technology Consultant. He possesses in-depth knowledge of different web development technology and helps our clients to choose the best technology as per their needs.

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  • Patrick James

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