Magento 1 vs. Magento 2: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Magento remains the universal e-commerce solution for the online businesses operating in various industries.
Though more and more merchants prefer to install Magento 2 on their web stores, Magento 1 is still widely used in the e-commerce field. In this article, we will examine the profiles of Magento 1 and Magento 2 and determine their current market positions.
In this study, we performed a comparative analysis of the Magento 1 (M1) and Magento 2 (M2) based web stores by six parameters:
- Countries (physical locations);
- Product types;
- Average product prices;
- Average loading times;
- Average Google PageSpeed Insights results.
All the data for the research was obtained from the representative samples built upon the related M1 and M2 databases. In our study, we used the Pingdom Website Speed Tool for testing the loading time and the Google PageSpeed Insights tool to determine the average desktop and mobile optimization rates.
Web Stores by Languages
In terms of language usage, Magento 2 is more diversified than its predecessor. Still, English is the most popular language for both the M1 and M2 stores – 76% and 72% correspondingly.
Diagram 1. M1 and M2 Stores by Languages
In Spain, the e-commerce activity continues to grow, and for now, the Spanish language is used by 6% of the M1 stores and 4% of the M2 stores accordingly.