Magento 2.3 has been available to download at the moment. After a long wait, we expect Magento 2.3 as a major release to omnichannel experience in 2019. So why you need Magento 2.3 to prepare your ecommerce store for 2019?
Now look at the trending of Magento 2.3 vs Magento 2.2
As you can see, the concern of Magento 2.3 has already exceeded its predecessor. That’s mostly because of new Magento 2.3 features is too good to ignore. Today, we will give you all the advantages and disadvantages Magento 2.3 so you could know why you need Magento 2.3.
Advantages of Magento 2.3 (Pros)
1, PWA features
Progressive Web App (or PWA) is thought to bring more people to your business, to increase conversions, and to generate more leads. It brings an app-like experience with high performance and great usability to web owners. Magento 2.3 is the first version to offer PWA Studio so the developer can easily implement on website frontend. In addition, you need the GraphQL Language feature in Magento 2.3 to make PWA work.
PWA is thought to be the future of eCommerce. That’s because they can provide your business with a number of advantages that have never been seen before. Find out more from this article: What is PWA?
2, Everyday tasks are quicker
Not a huge update from Magento 2.3, but the Asynchronous and Bulk Web API feature in Magento 2.3 is important to make your everyday tasks quicker. Asynchronous API in Magento 2.3 works over message queue (now both in Magento Open Source and Magento Commerce) to execute Web API asynchronously and complete tasks in the background. As a result, you can make batch processing with ease.
Also, Magento 2.3 features Elasticsearch Updates for Magento Open Source. This gives merchants the opportunity to integrate a powerful search capabilities in their shops, including faceted search – filtering by attributes.
The last but not least, we should mention the Page Builder function only in Magento 2.3. The Page Builder function enables merchants to create customized pages without having to write code. This is a huge update because the current Magento page builder is a nightmare for non-coders. The simple drag-and-drop feature will definitely reduce the time to build a new page.
3, Better security
With the support for PHP 7.2, Magento 2.3 will not only have new development features, but also enhance performance and security. Argon2 is a powerful hashing algorithm which was selected as the winner of 2015 Password Hashing Competition, and PHP 7.2 will bring it to us as a secure alternative to the Bcrypt algorithm.
Magento 2.3 also features Google reCAPTCHA and Two Factor Authentication to add more layers of protection against malicious attempts to access your Magento admin panel.
4, Multi Source Inventory (MSI)
This is the golden feature of Magento 2.3. MSI allows merchant to manage all inventory sources without any third-party extensions or platforms. This functionality enables stock management in multiple locations so that merchants can properly reflect their physical warehouses in Magento 2.3 system for fulfillment.
Using MSI will help you throw away any Inventory extensions in the market. Sure, you will be talked into buying some inventory management extension, but if you don’t have the budget then you still be able to manage your stock with MSI.
Thanks to MSI, Magento now is the perfect place for you to manage stocks from all channels. With native integration between Magestore Magento 2.3 POS & MSI, you can easily set up Offline Sales Channel and connect it in hassle free way with Magento. Real time synchronization and only one place – Magento backend – for inventory control, growing merchants will no longer be stressed about the efficiency of the system.
Disadvantages of Magento 2.3 (Cons)
1, Not all Magento extensions are available
Every big update of Magento results in a mass update of the third-party Magento extensions. Magento 2.3 has just released for 1 month, and it seems not many Magento extension providers are adapting with this update. So if you have lots of Magento extensions and you want to jump in Magento 2.3, make sure you ask the support before doing this.
2, Hard to upgrade to Magento 2.3
Upgrading to Magento 2.3 is quite intimidating for beginners. Because there are so many new features in Magento 2.3, there will be an introduction of a lot more composer packages. To install all these packages (GraphQL, PWA Studion, MSI…) will cost you more time than a normal update. Also, it will possibly result in version conflict and unexpected setup tasks.
Moreover, thanks to the Declaritive Schemas in Magento 2.3, as this is a new schema approach only featuring in Magento 2.3, you can’t roll back to the previous Magento 2.2 easily. Sorry, but you don’t need to look in the past, but…
So what do you think? Do you need Magento 2.3? If yes, we give you all the useful guides to help you: