Getting the details right in eCommerce matters. Small
adjustments to a page, removing a checkout step, and even
simplifying shipping label printing can have an oversized
impact on the shopper experience and your bottom line.

Magento’s latest software updates include new features
and
enhancements that help you get the details right.
Enhancements
throughout the product remove points of friction for both
shoppers and merchants, enabling faster and more
profitable
commerce.

New Payment Functionality

A range of new PayPal and Braintree features empower you
to
streamline purchases and business processes. Enhancements
enable you to:

  • Increase conversion rates by
    allowing
    customers to save their PayPal account as a payment
    option.
    This means they can bypass entering their PayPal ID
    and
    password in future checkouts.

  • Boost sales by permitting
    unregistered
    customers to reorder without having to re-enter their
    credit card information. Merchants can now bill the
    last
    payment method used during a guest checkout.

  • Reduce chargebacks and support calls
    by
    customizing the business name, phone number and URL
    that
    appear on credit card statements for each of your
    websites
    using Braintree.

  • Protect your business from
    accidently
    shipping products to high-risk customers with a new
    process
    that requires you to confirm the Braintree risk
    decision
    before proceeding with an order.

Performance and Feature Improvements

In addition to the new payment functionality, there are
updates
that enhance Magento 2 performance and quality in
multiple
areas. For example, SQL media queries have been optimized
to
boost storefront performance and compilation and static
asset
creation is faster. Managing configurable products with
hundreds of variations in the Admin is also much faster:
generating a grid or saving a list of product variants
takes
only seconds to complete.

Improvements have also been made to configurable product
management, CSV file importing and exporting, and the
upgrade
process from Magento 2.0.x to Magento 2.1.x when multiple
master databases are in use. A full list of fixes and
enhancements is available in the release notes.

These updates are another example of our commitment to
continually improving product quality and empowering our
merchants with efficient and user-friendly tools to
deliver
unique and engaging shopping experiences.