Magento, why you should upgrade your store.

Posted on: November 21, 2019
Blog eCommerce Magento2 Security

Taking the step from Magento 1 to Magento 2 might seem daunting, but once you’ve migrated to Magento 2 you’ll be taking advantage of the latest features and functionality. Updating to Magento 2 also means staying on the latest version.

Magento 2.3.3 is now ready for the masses and you should be working with your current agency to get your Magento to this version. It should be a seamless upgrade. But why should you stay up to date you might ask? I’ll get to that now.

1. Security, security and security.

If your store is transacting, storing customer data or even simply storing contact forms you need to have the latest security. The majority of Magento updates will come with a security update. Minimising the risk of a data breach, hacking, cyber-attacks and instability within the Magento platform.

If you’re not up to date on with your store, this could lead to fines, compliance issues, loss of revenue and customers leaving you for competitors. Would you leave your phone out of date? or your personal computer? Security is a major factor these days and can’t be taken lightly.

2. Better performance

Site speed matters these days, and updates help with this. Refactored code can help improve load times and server load. Saving you money. Conversions can increase with better performance giving you happier customers.

Keeping your Magento version up to date will help with conversion. Helping your business to drive sales.

3. Improvements to the core

Upgrades to your store also come with updates to core functionality and code quality. The latest upgrade from 2.3.2 to 2.3.3 comes with over 120 enhancements to the core. Improving the overall platform and framework.

As a store owner, you might not see these changes as they lie under the hood. But the updates will improve overall site health and the efficiency of future development work.

4. New features! Yay!

In Magento 2.3.3 there are plenty of new features and functionality that you can take advance of. Including the Google Shopping ads Channel extension as a bundled extension. Read more

Staying up to date not only keeps you safe but boosts your store’s growth. Offering you or your team the chance to have exciting new features that previously would have been a paid-for extension or just not available.

5. Further Development

With Aware you’ll never have to worry about upgrading your store. Upgrade time is calculated into every package we provide. So it’ll never hinder any future developments you want to work on with your store. Leaving you to look to the future and aim for strategic goals to enhance your store’s functionality.

If your store is three or four versions behind the latest version, you’ll want to make sure that you get it up to date as soon as possible. To set your business on the right path for its web presence.

Current Store Version

Finding your current store version couldn’t be easier. Simply head to your admin area to locate your current store version. Once you’ve logged into your current store you’ll see in the bottom right of the web page the current version you’re on.

Magento 2 - admin area

Magento support

Upgrading your store should be seamless. But you’ll still need an experienced Magento development team to minimise risk. With aware as your agency you have the shared knowledge of over 10 years of Magento development.

If you’re interested in Magento support or migration, get in touch with our team to see how we can help.

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