Magento 1.9 – 5 reasons for upgrading

Magento Community Edition 1.9.2 is now available for download. This latest release (for Magento 1.x) provides merchants with enhancements that make it easier to build and maintain a high quality and secure site. Wondering if it is a good move to upgrade your eCommerce Magento site to Magento 1.9?

Here is the quick review highlighting a few of the good things we would get with Magento 1.9. Enjoy it and hopefully you can make up your mind.

1. Better financing and payment solutions

A stronger PayPal integration: PayPal Express Checkout to assist customers automatically with alternative checkout solutions. Also the Bill Me Later service is up for shoppers to buy now and pay later. Sweatless checkout process encourages more pleasing experience for customers.

 

2. Responsiveness at core

The most important upgrade of Magento 1.9 is that now it takes less time and less spending to code your site for mobiles and tablets, because Magento 1.9 supports Responsiveness at core. Your site will be SEO friendlier as Google favours responsive designs.

 

3. Native support for PHP 5.4 and Zend Framework 1.12.3

For the best PHP experience while developing eCommerce Magento sites.

Accordingly, if you want to make your site ready for the fast-growing market mobile commerce, don’t miss the chance with Magento 1.9. And keep it in mind that our very first responsive Magento 1.9 theme Summer is soon to release!

 

4. Enhanced security and UX

More than 50 updates and bug fixes. The most impressive one is closing potential cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.

 

5. Cross-Border Price Consistency

This is a new option for multinational eCommerce sites with the clearer and more accurate pricing. This offers your shoppers the single price that they have to pay according to the tax rates that differ from countries to countries.

 

If you are looking for migration your store to Magento 1.9, We recommend to use LitExtension Magento Migration Tool at http://litextension.com/shopping-cart-migration.html . This is ultimate shopping cart migration tool that allows you to transfer all your customers, products , orders, password and other data from one shopping cart to Magento within a few simple clicks.

 

If you have any question on migration, please don’t hesitate contact us at http://litextension.com/contacts/ , LitExtension support team always available to help.

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