Magento is one of the most powerful open source e-commerce platforms which provides online merchants with the solutions for their stores and full control over the functionality of their websites. 

Magento is being used by a wide range of retailers from small regional stores to the ones on a global level with huge sales volume and extensive customer databases. 

There are 2 versions of Magento with the 1st said "to extinct" by June 2020. There are plenty of reasons you might want to migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2, but let’s analyze the main of them.

So, the main reasons to migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2 are:

1. Support

As it was stated by June 2020 Magento 1 will no longer be supported meaning there won’t be any updates for the platform. This is the main reason for migrating to Magento 2 since without support there can be crucial consequences on security, not speaking about the inability to stand out the competition of constantly developing Magento 2 websites.

2. Security

The end of support will correspondingly lead to the loss of security. Therefore it is just isn’t safe to stay on the platform increasing the chances of being hacked and customers vulnerable data being lost or fallen into the wrong hands.  Magento 2 has improved security and following are the key features of the improvement:

  • Password Security
  • 2-Factor authentication
  • Dynamic Backup Plan
  • Optimal Development Environment

3. Performance

Every store’s success hugely depends on Google’s positions. And to get to the top positions you have to take into consideration a lot of things, one of which obviously depends on website load speed. Magento 2 has an improved performance and can handle a lot more orders per hour than Magento 1. Thus, with Magento 2 you correspondingly get faster website, increased sales and improved SEO.

4. User-friendly Interface

Customers’ website choice immensely depend on what they see and if they like what they see. Magento 2 templates are responsive, which makes your website attractive and more readable on any kind of devices: be it mobiles, tablets or laptops. That allows you to broaden the circle of your website users orienting on the wider audience, which you are not able to do staying on Magento 1.

5. Customer Experience

Today, people want to optimize or shorten the time spend on the registration process or long checkout. Unlike Magento 1, Magento 2 has the instant checkout feature that allows you to instantly direct customers to the confirmation page, improving their experience on your website.