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10 Must Have Magento Extensions For Your Online Store
Magento is probably the most popular eCommerce platform and has advanced level features suitable for any ecommerce store. Magento, out-of-the-box has enough options to take care of most store requirements. But quite often you may need certain custom functionalities that are that are not in-built in Magento. In such scenarios extensions play an important role. That's the reason why Magento Connect (the extension marketplace of Magento) has thousands of extensions that can add any imaginable functionality to your online store.
Here we have listed some of the popular Magento extensions that any well developed online store should have. Each of these extensions cater to some unique requirements, that, if added to your online store, will make it much more customer friendly and unique.
Brush Your Ideas, an online product design tool, created in an advanced way. eCommerce store owners can allow their customers to customize products like mugs, covers, t-shirts, business cards and so on. Online buyers can design custom products of their choice as per their ideas. And so the extension turns out to be the most convinced product for the shoppers. To shoppers astonishment, key features provided are, Phrases to write thoughts, custom designs/images masking effects, templates with designs and many other. Well, the most attractive element is, Brush Your Ideas is fully responsive.
If you want to convert your magento store into a marketplace with multiple sellers and individual seller dashboards, then this Magento Marketplace is the perfect solution. Through this extension all sellers will get a vendor dashboard from where they can manage their inventory, sales, returns, etc. And as the marketplace owner you can set a commission for yourself for each sale made by a seller. Customers can also leave their reviews and ratings for the seller they purchased products from.
One Step Checkout is a useful extension that makes checkout process smooth and hassle free. With key features such as, compatibility, Auto Geolocation, multilingual support, responsive designs, customized checkout page, this extension is developed to simplify the checkout process which helps customer finish the checkout process faster thereby, increasing customer satisfaction.
If you are an Australian online store owner and you are looking to add Australia Post as a shipping method in you store, then Australia Post Shipping this is the extension for you! It will automatically fetch various domestic and international shipping methods offered by Australia Post along with their live rates. Once you have downloaded and installed this extension, a new shipping option “Australia Post Shipping” appears under the ‘Shipping Method’ section of the admin panel and also in store front end. Admin can add multiple shipping services for both domestic and international shipping, set attributes for product dimensions and configure other settings easily.
Securepay is one of the prominent Magento extensions designed for customers’ secure payments made through SecureXML gateway. It is a flexible, reliable and scalable extension built to accept payments but not refunds.
Social Media Sharing
If you are a Magento store owner and keen to boost social promotion of your store, then Magento Social Promotion extension is the perfect choice. With the help of several Social Media platforms, modules are promoted to amplify revenue and sales of the online stores.
Advanced Newsletter a newsletter extension offers extensive email marketing functionalities – from newsletter signups to mailing list building to actual email campaigns. Using Advanced Newsletter, one would get various subscription segments for their customers. If you want to convert, retain, cross sell or upsell, then this feature rich extension serves all purposes.
Customised Delivery Date
Ever thought of having a feature on an online store where you, as a customer can select the date on which your order should be delivered? Delivery Date Scheduler provides such a solution and makes it easy for customers to manage their order delivery. This user-friendly Magento extension helps define maximum and minimum delivery time intervals with allowed days of week and dates. Delivery date scheduler is one of the leading delivery date extensions in the Magento marketplace and is backed up by good support.
Inventory Stock Management
Out of Stock Notification is a great helping hand for improving inventory management of your store. It creates a notification for out-of-stock products and send notification email to customers who subscribe for notification. This not only generates leads but increases chances for product sale.
Affiliate is the perfect Magento extension to create your own affiliate program and grow affiliate network which promotes your online business. You can have enhance marketing to multi level, get flexible commission, track affiliates and many other benefits by integrating Affiliate extension to stores.
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As you know, your customers are very busy and they do not want to get unexpected products at that time without preparing. So you need Magento extension to solve that problem because the default of Magento 2 does not support this function.
Therefore, I suggest another extension that also deserves to be a must-have module: Order Delivery Date extension by BSSCommerce.
The module is compatible with all version of Magento.
Check it out at:
For Magento 1
For Magento 2
Thanks for sharing!
Another Magento 2 One Step Checkout is available now!
+ Merge two checkout steps in the Magento default into 1 step only
+ Auto locate customer places and also use Google Suggest to autocomplete customer addresses when typing some letters
+ Auto update information when related things change
+ Add delivery dates and time for customers to select and also allow them to leave delivery comments for their orders
+ Support multiple payment methods
+ Support more options for the checkout page: discount code, gift message and newsletter subscription
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