Have you heard the announcement? Magento will stop providing support & security updates to Magento 1 after June 2020. https://magento.com/blog/magento-news/supporting-magento-1-through-june-2020
Since its first public release in 2007, Magento has grown to be one of the most popular eCommerce platforms, supporting 25-30% of eCommerce sites on the internet. November 2015 saw the first release of Magento 2. A new release of the software which was completely rebuilt. Magento 2 is an “outstanding upgrade to a world-class commerce system, and includes capabilities that improve site performance, provide better visibility into business results, and drive differentiated omnichannel commerce experiences.”
So what does that mean for your business?
Once support for Magento 1 is completely phased out, there will be no future security updates or features for the platform. This means possible exposure to threats and increased vulnerability.
Magento 2 has several new features such as full page cache to improve site performance, streamlined admin interface, & an improved checkout experience. The sooner the platform is applied to your site, the more time you will have to familiarise yourself before Magento 1 is completely phased out. This means more time focusing on revenue and customer satisfaction.
Migration to the new version of Magento is recommended by Rival. New updates, features, and functionality ensure your business will maximise its potential in the eCommerce world.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help in this transition period!