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Digital Retail Growth in 2021 with Magento Commerce 2.4.2




If we all learned anything last year, it’s definitely the fact that every business needs an online presence. Despite all the challenges, e-commerce sales grew by almost 30% last year. As customers use more and more digital commerce benefits, it is more important than ever to keep your e-commerce store up-to-date.

Magento 2.4.2 was pre-released on January 26, 2021. The latest release contains more than 280 new fixes of core code, 290 Github issues resolution and 30+ security enhancements and improved GraphQ.

First of all, Magento 2.4.2 offers new B2B enhancements to improve the purchase approvals experience. Now, merchants can enjoy the flexibility to accept purchasing policies regardless of payment method. Buyers on the other hand can use the same approval process for all orders.




Better storefront performance and content management.

The new Media Gallery, now features Image Optimization, which when enabled, will use a web-optimized version of an image instead of the full, hi-resolution version stored in the Media Gallery.

Faster time to market and decreased cost of ownership with PWA Studio.

Now you will have multi-language and multi-currency support with Progressive Web Application Studio, making it faster and easier to launch international sites.


Now you will have multi-language and multi-currency support with Progressive Web Application Studio, making it faster and easier to launch international sites.

In-Product Guidance. In-product Guidance delivers proactive, personalized, and scalable in-product experiences that accelerate time to value and help customers become self-served power users quicker than before. And various platform quality and performance improvements such as:

  • VBE improvements for Braintree, dotdigital, and Vertex.

  • Increased scalability due to improved API performance and Admin response time that support stores with significantly larger catalogs.

  • Support for remote storage solutions Additional updates include Upgrade Compatibility Tool, which makes the upgrade process more transparent and more reliable. Split Database scalability solution for Magento Commerce on-premises customers is now deprecated.

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