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Two is Better Than One! – Magento 2 vs. Magento 1 Features

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Comparing the past and the future of Magento

In the nearly ten years since the initial release of Magento, the eCommerce platform has seen many versions and additional features to support both merchants and developers alike. Magento 2 introduced new ways to heighten user engagement, smooth navigation, improve conversion rates and overall revenue generation for online retailers.

With the recent release of Magento 2.2, in particular, the platform has gained some significant new functionality such as:

Before even this most recent version, there were already a numbers features that gave Magento 2 an edge over its aging counterpart.

Speed & Performance

Slow page loading and poor checkout processes are often the Achilles’ heel of other eCommerce platforms. This can lead to increased bounce rates and ultimately cart abandonment, resulting in less online sales. Magento 2 solves this issue by reducing page loading compared to previous versions and other platforms.

Some of the main benefits of Magento 2 include:

Admin Interface

The Magento 2 admin has been dramatically redesigned since Magento 1 and sports a fresh new layout. The new design prioritizes the user experience, with a focus on being both user-friendly and mobile ready.

In this newly designed Admin interface, you can access the following new features exclusive to Magento 2:


The checkout process in Magento 2 is streamlined and reduced to two primary steps – Shipping & Billing. With PayPal All-in-One Payment Solutions enabled, your customers can make payments online fast and securely. This PCI-compliant solution is now integrated into the checkout process. Unlike on Magento 1, it now matches your brand and design, and no longer directs users off-site to pay.


For developers, Magento 2 also makes a number of changes to enhance the application development life-cycle inline with modern industry trends.

eCommerce Enhanced

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With Magento 2 you can take the next step in the Magento ecosystem and make your online retail experience better for the customers and the merchant with:

Want to learn more about how we’ve help retailers grow on Magento for 10 years?

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