Posted on November 22 2021 by
If your physical store needed repairs or regular maintenance, you’d probably fix them right away. Being proactive means that you’ll catch minor issues before they become full-blown, expensive problems. So, why aren’t you doing the same for your online store? Adobe Commerce (previously known as Magento Commerce) is one of the most advanced and secure eCommerce solutions that retailers can use today. The sooner you upgrade, the sooner you can access special features and perks like cross-border selling solutions, loyalty program capabilities, fast loading speeds, and much more.
If you still need to be convinced that it’s time to update your site to Adobe Commerce, here are 5 top reasons why it just might be the best decision you’ll make for your business all year.
1. Your site needs to meet PCI standards.
All online stores need to be secure and meet the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) to avoid penalties. Adobe Commerce sites are PCI-compliant, meaning that they can effectively protect customer data and prevent major security breaches. If you’re using another platform, you’ll be held responsible for meeting the PCI standards yourself. Noncompliance can include serious fines or even prevent you from being able to process credit cards on your website.
2. Your extensions may be outdated.
If you’re still using Magento 1, which reached its end-of-life date in June of 2020, any extensions you may have are likely outdated as well. When any eCommerce platform becomes outdated, most developers and agencies will stop maintaining their extensions for these platforms as well. This means that if an integration or extension fails, there will be no support available to fix the issue.
3. Customers expect more engaging experiences.
It takes more than a pretty web design to attract shoppers and build customer loyalty. Consumers today expect personalization, dynamic content, special deals for subscribers, a variety of payment options, AR/VR features, advanced search capabilities, and other features that other platforms simply can’t provide. Furthermore, it has been proven that retailers who migrate or upgrade to Magento Commerce are actually able to reduce their overall operating costs while increasing profit.
4. You can rely on the Adobe Commerce cloud.
Magento Open Source can be a great solution for small businesses and start-ups, but if your company is rapidly expanding, being able to rely on the cloud is a major advantage. Adobe will manage your store’s infrastructure so you won’t have to worry about all of the tasks associated with managing and maintaining your servers and networks. The cloud will also improve your site’s performance, reduce total downtime, and increase loading speed!
5. It may take longer than expected to upgrade.
Migrating your current store to Adobe Commerce can take anywhere from 3 to 12 months, depending on the size and structure of your website. If you’re not sure if Adobe Commerce is right for you today, think about where you want your business to be 6 months from now. If you want to take full advantage of all the capabilities and benefits of an advanced cloud-hosted platform, connect with Wagento to start planning your migration today!
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