Did you know Magento is the second most popular eCommerce platform in the world (second only to WooCommerce)?
It powers more than 250,000 online stores and handles more than $155 billion in gross merchandise each year. That's according to a roundup of Magento data
, which also shares that:
- Magento powers 0.8% of all sites on the Internet;
- Magento is the best platform for SEO with a 100/100 score;
- There are 14,500 stores powered by Magento in Alexa's top 1 million websites;
- The number of Magento stores doubled between 2017-18.
If you're a web merchant who is reading this, chances are you already operate a store in Magento. You know that a customizable, feature-rich
infrastructure has earned the platform a solid reputation. And, because Adobe purchased the platform for $1.6 billion in 2018, merchants can expect top-notch innovation moving forward.
Like any evolving tech product, early variations will phase out as enhanced versions emerge. Magento 1 will reach its official end of life in June 2020 with Magento 2 coming to the forefront. What does that mean for you?
Don't worry - your Magento 1 store will not disappear on the expiration date. While it will continue to function online, however, support for the software will end.