Magento is All Set with 2.4 Upgrade – What’s in Store?
Ecommerce has revolutionized the way of customer shopping experience by mingling it with the comfort of home. However, the challenge arises when you as a retailer wants to relish the growth of the online customer base but not aware of the technical know-how of e-commerce development. At this time, among many others, an open-source platform “Magento” comes as a rescue. While backing numerous industry leaders for effortless online servicing, Magento as an e-commerce development platform has been intact due to its enticing features and range of themes as well as extensions.
According to a report from Magento itself, there are more than 250,000 merchants rely on their vigorous platform to run their online business.
Magento keeps on updating its features every quarter so that the Magento community people can avail of most of the platform benefits. Moreover, it was already announced by Magento in the previous year about its new update 2.4 release in the First Quarter of the year 2020. So, the Magento users who run their businesses on version 1 and want an upgrade of Magento 2 have to gear up. The release of update 2.4 will bring new advancements, great quality as well as hassle-free product stability. Thus, if you are planning to stay ahead in eCommerce competition, here is what you can expect from Magento update 2.4 –
Magento 2 GraphQL, acts as an alternative to “REST” and “SOAP” web APIs for frontend Magento development. For Magento 2.4 release update, a team of community engineers is working to build-up a new microservice architecture with the following features that will improve GraphQL:
- GraphQL coverage will rely on all new Storefront APIs for orders, checkout and, My account.
- Highly-performing GraphQLfunctionality.
- The catalogue, customer as well as cart modules will be the first to be restructured.
- Full GraphQL coverage for the B2B scenarios.
Adobe Stock Integration
Along with other improvements, the one we can expect from this update release is the integration with other Adobe products. Many more built-in connections are planned for the several next updates but the most notable one is the integration of Magento 2 with Adobe Stock. This integration with Magento 2 provides a searchable interface to the admin part. With this, the administrators will have the extended use of stock images inside WYSIWYG editor and page builder. Magento 2.4 gets this feature, it will be much easier to preview, explore and utilize visual content efficiently. These features will save time and efforts of the administrators.
Magento 2 PWA
Eliminating the need for any new app installations, PWA (Progressive Web App) brings together the features of web and native apps. Magento 2 PWA lets you provide customers with the ease of store pages with no reloads which you may not get by the other means of shopping experience. If we look according to the perspective of Magento 2.4 update, there would be certain features given below which may become the part of Magento 2 PWA roadmap.
- Peregrine Hooks library
- Project Scaffolding
- Extended GraphQL support
- Extensibility Discovery with Marketplace support
- Setup improvements
The top two components will amplify the shopping experience associated with PWA. Peregrine Hooks library would be improved in areas such as Product & Category details, Checkout, Payments, Shipping, Navigations and Payment methods. The Veniacomponent will emphasize on enhancements including Toast Notifications and Category Filters.
Another vital feature that would probably be added to the next major update is Asynchronous import. The reason could be the weaker import/export functionality. We are hoping for better reforms to strengthen the Magento 2.4 platform update. Store administrators will be able to import objects seamlessly through the Asynchronous approach like:
- You upload a file of any particular format;
- The extension receives it, validates and return it as File UUID;
- Then, you use file UUID to import data through customer parameters;
- The module then parses the file;
- Next, it splits into single messages and sends to the Asynchronous API;
- You request the status of import & resubmit objects which failed during the data transfer.
Magento 2.4 & CIF
Commerce integration framework (CIF) is Adobe’s recommended tool to integrate and extend commerce services from Magento or other third-party commerce solutions through experience cloud. It enables customers with a more personalized omnichannel shopping experience. Furthermore, it simplifies several Magento 2 integrations with core Adobe products. Though it is for demo purposes, a similar solution is expected to be made for Magento 2.4.
Other improvements are perhaps lined-up in the store of Magento 2.4 is for the Multi-source Inventory (MSI) which enables inventory management in different locations, but with the help of third-parties. However, there is a possibility that with Magento 2.4, there will be no need for third-party modules and customizations with MSI. Besides this, the other enhancements will be:
- “Select All” mass action issue
- Reservations clean-up
- Low stock report improvements
- The unique stock Name-field
- Slow inventory saves via web API
And many other enhancements are expected!
Summing up, with the release of Magento 2.4, every merchants’ expectations are high with all those mentioned modifications that could help in streamlining e-commerce processes. For that, the idea is to have some support at disposal which can ensure a great deal of work and prevent any obstacles during the migration process to Magento 2.4. A professional Magento Development Company with the right skills and expertise can really help merchants in achieving the desired results of the Magento development.