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5 Useful Magento extensions – Part 2

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5 Useful Magento Extensions – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our write-up about another set of useful Magento extensions which could make a really difference to any Magento Site. For this time, we decided to pick a list of extensions which could boost your site’s sales and profitability drastically. We also managed to drop in an extension which helps you to lure visitors who are wholesalers, thereby increasing your sales exponentially.

Amazon Products Manager

Amazon Products Manager extension is a very powerful Amazon Magento fulfillment solution, which provides a complete set of tools to integrate Amazon with a Magento online store. It is designed to help Amazon affiliates import products, descriptions, images, prices, reviews, stocks and all attributes from “Amazon” to your Magento Store.

As a Magento site owner, you can easily import and manage products from any Amazon store. You can synchronize the data using cron jobs in order to keep data accurate and current. The extension reads out Amazon Seller store products and import the products in your Magento Store.

As an affiliate store, you make money on the total basket, even if the buyer purchases something totally unrelated to the product link they followed from your store.

Features

  • Import Products from Amazon store


  • Amazon products can be loaded from countries like(USA, UK, Japan, France, Germany, Canada, Spain etc.,)


  • Supports product mapping between amazon and magento store


  • Using this Magento extension you can easily manage products in Amazon


  • Avoids creating duplicate products, if product already exists in magento store it just updates the product details


  • Supports Category Mapping, if the product exists under particular category,after importing the product into our magento store it will be stored under the same category


  • Supports Product Variations,multiple choice drop-downs


  • Supports importing configurable products from amazon

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Custom_math_pricing

Custom Math Pricing is the most powerful custom pricing module ever created for Magento. It allows a store owner to create price formulas per product which can use the base price of the product or just the options prices of the product.

You can define your own formulas and create your own discount and up-charge schemes using logic like ({width} * {height} >= 20) && ({width} * {height} <= 30) : -0.15 * {width} * {height} * {price};

Features

  • Sell variable sized products easily on your web shop


  • This Advance variation pricing extension calculates price of variable sized products dynamically


  • Different Input and output units are supported such as Meter, Centi-meter, Milli-meter, Inch etc.


  • Performs area and volume based calculations


  • Custom validation messages


  • Configure price per unit area as required


  • Decimal and integer values are supported


  • Supports group pricing


  • Set keywords for minimum and maximum size that will appear in Product’s Price Calculator rule tab


  • Customize Text for discount Labels


  • Multi-Language Support

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PDF Catalog Print

A printed product catalog is both a necessity and also a powerful marketing tool for any store owners who sell to other businesses. PDF Catalog Print extension is a professional solution which allows Magento store owners to generate PDFs of all your store products with just a few clicks. This extension allows your customers to generate PDFs of products and categories directly from your website without visiting other websites or using any additional applications.

It helps store owners to generate a PDF catalog document quickly in a flexible format. It uses a special HTML version for printing categories and products.

This extension follows traditional Magento guidelines supporting regular Magento XML Layouts, template PHTML’s. You can easily edit template files, insert Magento snippets or short codes.

The PDF Catalog Print Extension for Magento (Advanced Version) allows the visitor or customer to print/download the PDF catalog in a document form. This document normally contains the:

  • Cover page
  • Clickable category index with page number
  • Product page with image and allowed attributes
  • Page heading and footer
  • Word index for product name

Features

  • Admin can generate PDF catalog with specific customer group price.


  • Link on for catalog print on each category page.


  • Allows product list in Grid or List view.


  • Allows admin to list out product attributes to make available for catalog document.


  • Generate entire catalog PDF from admin.


  • Design document title/cover page.


  • Design PDF by changing font color, border color, also you can upload new fonts (upload font files).


  • QR code for each product.


  • Admin access to generate catalog PDF for selected categories.


  • Different configuration options for Grid view and List view.


  • Enable/Disable catalog print link on frontend.


  • Store level and user group level access of catalog print on front-end.

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Subscriptions and Recurring Payments

This extension provides you with excellent functionality for subscriptions and recurring payments management.

The Subscriptions and Recurring Payments extension allows you to sell products on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly subscription basis with any duration. Increase sales in your Magento store easily by accepting recurring payments and selling subscription products with this extension.

Features

  • Supports recurring payments made only via PayPal Express Checkout.


  • Compatible with Magento 1.9 community edition.


  • Supports ‘Simple’ and ‘Virtual’ product types.


  • Improves sales by providing multiple payment periods instead of one-time payment.


  • Registered customers can keep track of their subscriptions and payments through their ‘Recurring Profile’


  • Admin can provide multiple subscription plans (daily, weekly etc) for a single product.


  • Four subscription types can be provided namely ‘Day’, ‘Week’, ‘Month’, ‘Year’.


  • ‘Billing Period Price’ option can be used to set the price for a single billing in a subscription period


  • ‘Billing Frequency’ can be used to set the frequency of payment for a subscription type.


  • ‘Billing Cycle’ can be used to set the time of completion of a billing cycle.


  • Starting date of a subscription can either be set by the customer or activated from the date of purchase.


  • Admin can either enable or disable the subscription options for a product.


  • Dedicated dashboard for maintaining recurring profiles.


  • Admin can get the list of active and suspended profiles from the dashboard.

Customer Credits

Customer credit extension allows customers to pay for any goods or services using the funds of internal credit account. This extension allows funds to be transferred to the customer’s internal balance in an instant manner instead of periodic need to create discount coupons.

Using this extension, you can enhance the interaction with your Customers by many activities such as adding credit or refunding Customers by credit. It also helps to attract additional customer audience, using prepaid debit cards which can be automatically generated by a store admin or a sales manager.

Features

  • Expire credits functionality


  • Staff name in credits reports


  • Ability to create credit rules of % type (% from order’s total will be added to customer’s account)


  • Ability to import/export recharge codes


  • Improved credit block behavior at cart page


  • Support for Magento API SOAP v2


  • Ability to pay for the products and services using customer internal Credit Balance


  • Ability to purchase internal credits


  • Ability to invoice orders paid by internal credits automatically


  • Ability to choose Internal Credits when creating orders manually from Magento back-end


  • Automate sending balance update notifications


  • Apply store credit when an order is created from the back-end


  • Refund customers with credit funds


  • Update credit balances individually or via mass action


  • Manage customer credit balance and track the complete transaction history


  • Automate sending balance update notifications


  • Grant credit balance manually


  • Ability to edit orders paid with credits

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5 Useful Magento extensions – Part 1

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5 Useful Magento extensions – Part 1

This is the first of a multi-part series of magento extensions which we think, would be handy to grow the customer base of any e-commerce store and provide incredible value to the customers of the store. We have hand picked these extensions, from a list of around 50 extensions that our engineers worked on, over the course of last 5 years for various clients across the globe.

Webinse

Webinse Daily Deals extension allows you to create a daily deal for any product. It allows you to select discount items and define the discount rates and the duration of promotion with ease. It is basically a smart way to perk up your sales through special offers.

Using this extension, there is no need to configure shopping cart price rules anymore. Just create a new deal related to the desired product, enter the deal price, and set up the period the deal should be active.

You can call a block of deal offerings onto your Homepage, and shoppers who pay attention can get quick access to your groupon-like page.

It is a complementary and a free extension for particular themes only.

Features

  • Customizable sidebar


  • Ability to run multiple deals


  • Informative Status updates to assist in management: running, ended, pending


  • Ability to set time and date of start and end of the deal


  • Informative Status updates to assist in management: running, ended, pending


  • Ability to display quantity of remaining products by the special price


  • Preventive messages about quantity of the products for management


  • Ability to display quantity of bought products by the deal price


  • Comparison between the discount price and actual value of each product


  • Customization of the quantity of shown items in the widget

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Affiliate

This extension allows a Magento site owner to organize and automate their affiliate program, so that their store is promoted every day. It supports creation of multiple programs and multiple commission rates per program. It helps you to promote your products and earn commission when the products are purchased.

Using this extension, you can even create commission rates based on the number of orders the referral customer has made and the amount of revenue the affiliate has generated. In addition, you can set different commission rates for different products.

Affiliate Management has dedicated & free lifetime support and it is trusted by more than 5,000 customers worldwide.

Features

  • Multiple program / campaign support


  • Create multiple commission rates


  • Reward higher performing affiliates with higher commission rates


  • Set different rates based on number of orders made by the referred customer


  • Reduce commissions when a refund is issued


  • Easily exclude certain products from earning commission


  • Ability to display quantity of remaining products by the special price


  • Easily exclude certain orders from earning commission


  • Track and manage payouts


  • Affiliates can request withdrawals


  • Complete banner management

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MAGE SMS

You can greatly improve the customer service for your e-commerce store by sending SMS notifications to customers. SMS Marketing allows store owners to establish greater levels of trust, deepen the relationship with your customers and build a stronger customer loyalty.

SMS extension enables you to send Transactional Bulk SMS messages to your customers or administrators based on various events in your Magento store. No integration costs, no monthly fee, no minimum spend is required to use this extension. You pay only for outgoing SMS messages.

Features

  • Multi-lingual versions of SMS text, Multi-store support and Multiple sender types


  • SMS marketing with advanced filter options.


  • Sending bulk SMS from a CSV file or vCard.


  • SMS opt-out possibility for a customer in the shopping basket. Admin has an option to set whether SMS opt-out will be displayed to a customer in the shopping basket.


  • SMS history with filters, History of SMS answers received from customers.


  • Statistics with filtering options.


  • Support for Unicode characters


  • Automatic conversion of customer´s mobile number to an international format.


  • SMS delivery report to an e-mail address.

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One Step Checkout

To maximize profits, you should do everything you can to make sure your customers complete the purchase. One Step Checkout extension drastically reduces the time to checkout products, leading to an immediate increase in sales. It redirects the customers to checkout automatically after adding products to cart. One Step Checkout for Magento can be downloaded for free and it comes with free lifetime update & community support.

Features

  • Just a single step to complete checkout


  • “Geo IP” feature – Automatically detects the country and city


  • Allows to set a default shipping and payment method


  • Multi-language support


  • Ability to remove products and edit quantity, right on the Checkout page.


  • Auto update prices, totals and taxes when the shipping address changes without a full page refresh

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tawk.to

A Live Chat application provides a huge boost for an e-commerce business, as it allows your customers to connect with your staff quickly and efficiently, as your staff can handle multiple customers concurrently. A Live Chat app usually works as a small attached window at the bottom right of any page in a site.

tawk.to is an excellent live chat application that lets you monitor and chat with visitors of your website for free. It is not exactly a magento extension but a widget which could be plugged into any site easily. I decided to include this widget in this post as it provides an incredible value for any site and its absolutely free. We have used it for our site over an year now and have never had any issues with it.

Features

Custom Widget: This widget is used to alter the size, colors, position and content of the visitor widget to suit your website. You can even customize the widget to suit your language.

Chat History: Chat history lets you to view the complete history of every chat you and your team have had. Your chat records are saved indefinitely and you can delete them at any time.

Shortcuts: Shortcuts are a major time saver, and they allow you to share recommended messages or answers with new members of your team. Save your time by answering frequently asked visitor questions with these shortcuts.

Automated Triggers: Triggers allow you to set automated messages based on multiple conditions, like time, visiting a specific page, or performing a certain action etc.

Multiple Agents: Every agent is an administrator of their own account and can be invited to share multiple different ‘sites’ or ‘pages’. Using multiple agents, you can add an unlimited number of agents.

Aliases: You can have multiple aliases, so you can answer each chat with whatever name you like. Each alias can also have its own profile picture, work title etc.

Departments: Create different departments for your team, and assign different agents to each. For Eg: Have the sales team answer sales related chats, and the IT team answer technical support chats.

Manage Sites: Add multiple different widgets to as many websites as you like, so you can track where all your chats are coming from. Log in to one dashboard, and answer on behalf of many different sites.

Custom Pages: If you don’t have a website you can create custom pages, share the link and then start accepting chats instantly. You can create as many pages as you like.

Visitor Monitoring: Track and monitor the visitors on your website in real time, watch as they navigate from page to page within your site. Gain key insights in to visitor behavior, and track their geographic location, return visits and much more.

Add this most powerful, fully-functioning, stand-alone chat extension to your site and take your communication to a whole new level.