Magento 2 Features List: What Retailers Should Expect?
Magento 2 has officially been announced back in 2010 and its release was planned to be made a year later. Although things changed and it is only this year, in 2015, that its beta version is ready for download, testing and playing around. It’s been a long wait and this delay most likely is explained by the fact that Magento was acquired by eBay, so presumably lots of time and resources were spent on re-organization.
Anyway, Magento 2.0 is not yet ready and is still being in development stage.The roadmap for the future looks like this:
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Developers abuzz with what’s coming in new Magento 2. There are lots of blog posts enlisting its improvements.
In this article we will not enumerate some complex things with specific terminology. On the other hand, such benefits as scalability, flexibility, security, performance&speed improvements, new files structure, optimized checkout etc might seem pretty general, in spite of their obvious usefulness.
So we have decided to compile a list of features that can be useful for online merchants, that will (or might, as we cannot be 100% sure) be released with Magento 2.
Magento 2 Features List:
- customization of Magento admin grid, adding necessary columns to it
- images drag&drop
- modification of product attribute set
- quick configurable product creation - improved with ability to generate associated simple items, bulk upload images and pricing
- improved import (upload of custom options, tier and group prices, related items, cross- and up-sells, tax rates, bundle products)
- built-in migration tool (with ability to move data) from older versions to Magento 2.0
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What Store Manager Offers Over Magento 2 Features?
- free phone, chat and e-mail support
- the ability to work offline
- add orders via POS with barcode scanner
- Multi Editors for mass data adjusting in 2 clicks
- Possibility to edit product type after item was created
- Expression rules for complex data modifications without manual work
- Import/export of all product types with relations from CSV, XML, XLS, XLSX, TXT and ODS formats, import/ export of attribute sets and category tree (together or separately from products), orders import (coming soon)
- ability to generate configurable products by criteria, from simple products with custom options or from ready-made simple product variations
- advanced filtering
- ability to synchronize with additional accounting systems and sales channels - eBay (one-time payment, no recurring), Amazon, IceCat, QuickBooks, PDF creator, USPS shipping
What features would you like to see in Magento 2 and Store Manager for Magento? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments.