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What Is The Future Of Magento? Learn The Experts Opinion. Magento eCommerce development services have been used by more than 250,000 merchants worldwide, handling $100 billion in gross merchandise volume every year. Magento Platform is the most used eCommerce platform, with a current market share of 17.65%. The PHP based platform was launched in the year 2008 and now after a decade has become the most widely used eCommerce platform.

Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Magento eCommerce platform, we talked with 6 Magento eCommerce experts on their thoughts about the most beloved platform. So, our guests for today are: • • • • • •

Gabriel Guarino – Senior Magento Specialist & Magento Master at Simplific. Paresh Sagar – CEO and Founder at Excellent Webworld. Tim Bezhashvyly – Certified Magento Developer at Lizards & Pumpkins. Lars Röttig – Open Source Contributor and Magento Developer at TechDivision. Sergey Uchuhlebov – Certified Magento Developer at MageWorx. Viktor Khliupko – CEO at Firebear Studio.


We would be asking some general but important questions to these experts to get an idea about the future trends and predictions for Magento eCommerce development services. Disclaimer: The views mentioned here may contrast with each other as all of the Magento eCommerce experts come from different countries where trends towards Magento website development services may differ. Q: What expectations do you have for Magento platform and its community in 2018? Gabriel Guarino: I’m absolutely positive about 2018. The great results shown by both, Magento organization and community members in 2017 gives me a solid belief that Magento will only prosper in 2018. It’s safe to say that I have high expectations from Magento platform for the year 2018. Paresh Sagar: It has been 10 years since Magento platform started. I’ve seen it grow in these 10 years and feel proud to watch it reach the top. If we talk more in detail, I believe Analytics and Big Data are going to be the highlights of this year. I wish to see a Magento built-in mobile app that could give merchants a whole new spectrum of business. If we talk about future predictions, I believe there would be a lot more innovative projects related to top eCommerce trends, such as AR & VR, PWA / AMP, personalization, chatbots, and more. Lars Röttig: I expect there will be more pull request and contribution days in 2018. Here in Germany, Magento had just hosted the very first contribution day in Leipzig in May of 2017. This was a really amazing experience for me as I got the chance to work with some of the pioneering Magento eCommerce experts. Q. What trends will reign among merchants in 2018? Paresh Sagar: 2018 is the year of minimalism, so I believe trends would be more towards giving a minimalist and comfortable experience to the users. A quick answer will be Instant checkout, improved database, cache mechanism, scheduled update. Gabriel Guarino: When we talk about Magento eCommerce development services, the one thing that comes to my mind is Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). These are regular


web pages that appear to the user like native mobile apps. I hope to see a good developer experience to customize Magento as a PWA. Q: What will be the biggest challenge for Magento next year? Viktor Khilupko: I guess platform development and technical stack updates would be the 2 major challenges that Magento team developers will have to face as each major version of Magento 2 will need an investment of time and money to keep the platform up-to-date. If we talk about community Magento eCommerce experts, they would need to learn new technologies related to PWAs and front-end architecture changes. Tim Bezhashvyly: It is a tough question as every merchant is having a different goal for their website and facing different troubles. Some are fighting tech issues while others are involved in growing vertically rather than horizontally, then there are some working more on marketing their Magento eCommerce website. So the one trend that will be common for all these merchants would be becoming mobile-first and omnichannel, simultaneously. Paresh Sagar: Developers offering Magento eCommerce development services would have to learn new patterns introduced by Magento 2 and also about TDD practices. For Magento 2 platform itself, the main goal would be to beat Shopify as a solution for small businesses. Their goal should be to become more user-friendly for the merchants who have less or no knowledge of eCommerce development. Features like better back-end UI/UX, easy installation and lower hardware requirements. Q: Will we witness a full switch to the Magento 2 in 2018? Sergey Uchuhlebov: All the major fixes to Magento 2 have already been made and all the tests have been check marked by millions of clients. All the main modules are already transferred to version 2. So, I believe the only merchants that will not go with Magento 2 are the ones who either don’t have enough resources to do so or are very well-grounded with Magento 1 and find no reason for the migration. Magento 1 will not go all extinct in 2018, but will certainly become rare to see.


Lars RÜttig: I think Magento 1 will still be around as some merchants won’t be having enough resources for the switch. So even after the official end of life, Magento 1 will be around but not very prominent. Conclusion So these were the predictions given by the most renowned Magento eCommerce experts. Even after including slight contradictions, Magento seems to have a bright future ahead. So, if you as a merchant wish to go for Magento eCommerce Platform, you must go for the best Magento eCommerce development services for your migration.

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What Is The Future Of Magento? Learn The Experts Opinion.  

Want to know what Magento has in store for 2018? Read this blog to get the Magento eCommerce experts prediction for 2018.

What Is The Future Of Magento? Learn The Experts Opinion.  

Want to know what Magento has in store for 2018? Read this blog to get the Magento eCommerce experts prediction for 2018.

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