At Realex Payments, we’re excited to announce our powerful new extension for Magento 2 that allows you to easily sell anywhere with little or no developer skills needed.

Magento is a leading enterprise-class ecommerce platform, utilised by over 200,000 online retail businesses across the globe.  In fact, according to BuiltWith, it is estimated that 12% of the world’s ecommerce websites are hosted on the Magento platform, and 7% are hosted on the Magento Enterprise platform.

With about 1 in 4 businesses using the Magento platform, it’s easy to see why there is much anticipation about the long awaited latest iteration, Magento 2. Magento 2 offers a wider range of tools that help online retailers to reach new and existing customers, in addition to improved management of product catalogues.

The first iteration of Magento was renowned for its ease of use and wide choice of extensions, but Magento 2 takes this to a whole new level, creating one of the most user-friendly ecommerce environments yet. As a result, the number of Magento 2 stores is expected to grow exponentially over the next 12 months as Magento 1 is slowly phased out.

What does this mean for users?

Magento 2 offers significantly improved scalability and is quicker, easier and safer to use than its predecessors. It supports PHP 7 and also provides a number of exclusive features that allow for optimal marketing and analytical techniques which ultimately improve the customer’s shopping experience. It also boasts user-friendly customisation and convenient upgrade installation.

Magento 2 Benefits

1. Easier upgrades

Upgrades are a lot easier and faster with this new version. Magento 2 also has an automatic installer that checks for available upgrades and checks that you have the necessary capability to accept the upgrade.

2. New quality program

The new Marketplace Extension Quality Program leverages Magento software development tools to ensure that extensions have a logical and efficient coding structure, perform to a high standard, are scalable and compatible with the Magento platform.

3. Streamlined checkout process

The checkout journey has been improved for customers and navigation is easier. Guest checkout has been streamlined, and the registration process during checkout has also been simplified.

4. More intuitive shopping cart

Customers can now view a detailed list of their orders with all products, quantity, and subtotal with images for an easier order review process.

5. Better back-end UI experience

An improved back-end user experience that’s designed for non-technical users and allows for bulk editing without any developer expertise.

6. Better mobile design

Responsiveness is a major priority in the Magento 2 platform, and it now comes with responsively designed themes, easier checkout and integrated videos. All these new features are designed to improve how Magento websites perform on mobile devices.

7. Faster load times

Magento 2 is significantly faster, delivering quicker page load times and driving higher conversions.

Magento 2 & Realex Payments

Magento 2 delivers the ecommerce platform you need for a powerful and flexible online store while Realex Payments delivers the online payment platform you need to take the complexity out of accepting payments on your website. Together, delivering a seamless purchase and checkout experience, helping you to maximise acceptance and conversion online.

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Our Hosted Payment page on the Magento 2 platform

The Realex Payments extension for Magento 2 helps your business to:

1. Maximise conversion

The Realex Payments extension for Magento 2 enables you to sell anywhere with a payments page that adapts to any device so your customers flow easily through the buying process, on desktop, mobile or tablet.

The extension also delivers a customisable payment experience, with a branded payment page that integrates simply with Magento 2 and adapts to 15+ languages with multiple payment methods and currencies.

We help you maximise customer loyalty by storing customer details securely and creating full visibility over stored cards for you and your customers.

2. Minimise fraud

With this new extension, you can monitor, manage and reduce fraud and chargebacks with instant access to 30+ fraud checks to hold or block suspicious transactions.  New fraud rules can be easily configured with plain language and an intuitive interface. You can even experiment with new rules in passive mode to analyse the impact prior to making live changes. In addition, Magento Enterprise customers have access the world’s largest fraud detection radar with 260 global validation checks based on over 60 billion transactions, through CyberSource’s Decision Manager.

3. Retain control

The extension creates complete transparency into the online payments environment, with transparent reporting in real-time to help you to reconcile transactions, with the ability to search, void and rebate your transactions easily.

PCI compliance is simplified as you don’t need to handle, store or transmit card details.  This reduces audit costs while retaining complete control of the end-to-end payment experience for your customer.

4. Get started!

The Realex Payments extension for Magento 2 is simple to install and quick to configure, enabling you to sell anywhere, at any time, across any device.

Connecting your Magento 2 checkout with Realex Payments does not require any development from your side.