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What’s new in Magento 2.2.4

Written by: David Wilkinson, On: Friday 18th May 2018

With every release, Magento2 gets more potent. The latest release brings a whole host of performance enhancements and bug fixes, but also introduces some outstanding new built in functionality which makes this more than just another incremental release.

So what’s new?

Amazon Pay

Magento2 - Amazon Pay

Amazon Pay is now available in Magento2 - out of the box. This is a big deal – Amazon Pay has shown to increase conversion significantly (especially on mobile) by saving customers from tediously entering all of their personal and payment information when checking out. The functionality is not dissimilar to that of the PayPal integration. The user chooses Amazon Pay, logs into their Amazon account and all their information is auto-magically pulled into Magento.

adding Amazon Pay to your Magento solution is a no-brainer

With such deep market penetration – in excess of 350 million users worldwide, adding Amazon Pay to your Magento solution is a no-brainer. Be sure to highlight the fact you accept Amazon pay on your site to maximize the benefit.


Klarna Payments

Magento2 - Klarna Pay

Klarna is not a very well known payment provider in the UK, but they are a global leader and offer some unusual payment options to end-users. Customers can choose to 'buy now and pay in 30 days', spread the cost over several months, or pay immediately upfront. As a fully fledged core module, the user experience is superb. Payment breakdowns, APR and so on are calculated instantly and presented in a user-friendly manner so the customer can make an informed decision.

Klarna take 100% of the fraud risk. A very powerful tool indeed

The merchant receives all the funds on purchase, regardless of the payment method chosen and Klarna take 100% of the fraud risk. A very powerful tool indeed – and perfect both for high-value items, such as furniture, or for impulse buys such as clothing and shoes.


Vertex

Magento2 Vertext

Again not a particularly well known name in the UK, but Vertex specialise in sales tax. Not an exciting topic I grant you, but if you sell World-wide you are no doubt familiar with the pains of tax calculations for all the different tax territories.

calculate the appropriate tax rates right within the cart

Vertext can calculate the appropriate tax rates right within the cart and even generate any relevant tax forms for your own returns and export documentation.

So there you have it. Are you using Magento2 yet? Get in touch for a demo and to see what this incredible platform can offer your business.

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