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Magento 2.2 - New Features That Will Blow Your Mind

Magento is a popular platform ideal for building incredible user-friendly eCommerce websites. The latest 2.2 release broughtings us a bunch of new and exciting features with an emphasis on security and the B2B environment.

If you own an eCommerce website and are considering B2B implementation, you should definitely take a look at the new Magento.

1 - Signifyd Integration

One of the biggest challenges when running an online store is avoiding fraud. Magento now includes an option for direct integration with Signifyd, a fraud detection, and prevention service. Apart from identifying and rejecting fraud attempts, Signifyd also gives offers 100% chargeback protection. Fraud protection for all payment methods is now available and in the EU.

Magento is a popular platform ideal for building incredible user-friendly eCommerce websites.

2 - B2B Features

Fully fitted to handle large operations, Magento 2.2 brings to the table many interesting B2B features. One of them is the B2B organization management. This feature enables you to manage different types of users, create Super users, drag-and-drop buyers into hierarchies, and grant them order and credit permissions, directly from your backend.

Magento is a popular platform ideal for building incredible user-friendly eCommerce websites.

3 - B2B Quotation Features

Negotiating with a merchant is a part of both the traditional and the online buying process. With Magento 2.2, merchants are now able to enhance their sales with an easy quote request feature. From the frontend, customers can request a quote during the checkout process. They can even convert their entire cart into a quote request and send it to the merchant. From the backend, the merchant can filter, comment on and answer any quote requests they receive.

Magento is a popular platform ideal for building incredible user-friendly eCommerce websites.

4 - B2B Bulk Ordering

Bulk ordering isn’t a problem anymore – Magento 2.2 gives customers the ability to order in bulk more quickly. They can do this by choosing from search products by SKU, selecting autosuggestions, or quickly adding items from past orders.

Customers can now complete repeat orders faster, without actually going to the checkout page.

Magento is a popular platform ideal for building incredible user-friendly eCommerce websites.

5 - B2B - Credit for Business

This feature enables total control over how credit options are shown to your customers. You can allow businesses to order on credit and define spending limits case by case.

Magento is a popular platform ideal for building incredible user-friendly eCommerce websites.

 

Magento is a popular platform ideal for building incredible user-friendly eCommerce websites.

It’s also possible for your customers to easily view their outstanding payments and how much of their available credit has been spent.

Magento is a popular platform ideal for building incredible user-friendly eCommerce websites.

6 - Customize Catalogs, Search, and Products for Business Accounts

You can now easily customize and assign different catalogs for different groups or individual customers. You can separate catalogs for B2B customers from those for individual customers. By giving your customers what they want most, you can boost your revenue.

Magento is a popular platform ideal for building incredible user-friendly eCommerce websites.

7 - Improved Platform Security and Easy Debugging

Magento 2.2 tightens security, covering likely breaches and also improving the developer experience. It includes logging JS exceptions for easy debugging.

Magento is a popular platform ideal for building incredible user-friendly eCommerce websites.

8 - Technology Stack Updates

Magento version 2.2 also comes with updated technology. PHP 5.6 and Varnish 3 have been dropped from the platform. Taking their place are the modern and better supported PHP 7.1 and Varnish 5. Redis 3.2, and MySQL 5.7 have also been added.

Magento is a popular platform ideal for building incredible user-friendly eCommerce websites.

9 - Pipeline Deployment Updates

Providing a much faster and easier way to deploy code changes, Magento 2.2’s pipeline deployment flow makes it easy to manage configurations across environments. Environment upgrades can now be implemented faster, in less than a minute.

Magento is a popular platform ideal for building incredible user-friendly eCommerce websites.

10 - Upgrades for Working from the Command-Line Interface (CLI)

Newly implemented CLI commands ensure consistent configuration across environments. Add that to Magento’s well-thought order of priority, and you’ll have an intuitive and configurable platform. You can run discrete commands that ensure the easy deployment of new settings.

Magento is a popular platform ideal for building incredible user-friendly eCommerce websites.

11 - Performance Improvements

Compared to Magento’s previous versions, 2.2 comes with many performance improvements. The new indexer, cart, and cache are better optimized, allowing customers and developers to make the most out of them.

Magento is a popular platform ideal for building incredible user-friendly eCommerce websites.

12 - Better Personalization

On 2.2 it’s not only easy to run command lines, but also enjoy better performance from color swatches and loading elements. On the updated and expanded profiles, you can visualize and personalize a whole bunch of settings individually.

Magento is a popular platform ideal for building incredible user-friendly eCommerce websites.

13 - Performance Toolkit - Benchmarks

From the performance toolkit, it’s possible to visualize profiles by a vast range of variables. Furthermore, you can use predefined settings for your eCommerce site, or even create new presets from scratch.

Magento is a popular platform ideal for building incredible user-friendly eCommerce websites.

14 - Advanced Reporting

Magento 2.2 also comes with a brand new advanced reporting dashboard. Using this feature, which can be integrated with Google Analytics, it’s possible to make your eCommerce metrics work in your favor using built-in 75 Best Practice Reports.

What Else Is on Magento 2.2?

Apart from all that, Magento 2.2 also features integrated shipping, so that your eCommerce has total control of delivery logistics. That’s an important feature, as 86 percent of customers expect personalized shipping options right in the shopping cart.

B2B companies will have a hard time finding a better eCommerce platform than the new Magento 2.2. If you want to increase sales and boost your revenue, it’s time you start thinking about implementing Magento 2.2 to your online business.

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By interactivated • on June 22, 2017

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