As we head into the new year, many of us will be taking a closer look at our Magento e-commerce shops and maybe do a little fine-tuning. Maybe there are some adjustments you’ve been delaying until other issues were taken care of first. Or maybe it’s just time to take an inventory of your Magento extensions and see if you’re missing anything or could stand to get rid of any.
We here at Shoppimon have compiled a list of some of our favorite Magento Extensions that, if you haven’t yet heard of, you should definitely check out. Some were developed by Shoppimon partners and some, we just heard of along the way. But all of them are useful and we wanted to share our findings with you…
Happy New Year to all!
Here’s Our 2015 List of Must Have Magento Extensions
by Blue Acorn
Blue Acorn, a Shoppimon partner, was handpicked by Google to develop the official Magento extension to help make Universal Analytics and Enhanced Ecommerce integration quicker and easier for Magento shop owners. The extension is free and available for anyone who has registered with Google and upgraded to Universal Analytics. Read more about the extension from Blue Acorn or download it now.
The Subscriptions and Recurring Payments extension was designed for Magento shop owners who sell products or services based on a subscription (e.g. magazines, licenses, groceries, medication). As a shop owner, you can customize the subscription period (e.g. day, week, month), change customer groups according to their subscriptions, and more. It enables your customers to switch from a single purchase to a subscription mode and then check the status and frequency of their subscriptions, plus suspend or cancel them. If you’re looking for a way to transition from single purchases to subscriptions, this extension is worth looking into. Read more about it here or download it now.
Klarna Payment Extension (Free)
Vaimo, also a Shoppimon partner, developed a world class extension forKlarna’s payment module, Klarna Checkout. It will help increase conversions and includes invoice and part payment options, which collects a buyer’s purchases into one monthly invoice that can be paid in full or in installments. Klarna makes checkout simple for your customers with no forced registration process. For anyone looking for alternative payment methods in their ecommerce shop, Klarna Checkout is an excellent option. Check out theinstallation guide or download the extension now.
Product Reviews (Free or Paid)
Yotpo is a social reviews solution for e-commerce shops. This is what they do. Their Magento extension is brilliant in that it allows shop owners to customize the reviews display and even lets you customize and brand the emails sent to the reviewers after they’ve submitted a review. They have both a free and paid option that includes social sharing, the ability to respond publicly or privately, coupons and more. Read more about the extension here or download it now.
M2E Pro (Free)
The M2E Pro extension fully integrates Magento into the eBay, Amazon, Rakuten and PLAY.COM platforms. Its automated stock synchronization simplifies the creation and management of product listings and makes integration a breeze. It is compatible with all 23 major eBay, 7 Amazon and 2 Rakuten marketplaces and can support multiple accounts at once. For anyone looking to integrate Magento into another platform, this extension is for you. Read more about it or download it now.
Shop Monitor (Free or Paid)
eEconda is a high end web analytics and intelligent recommendation engine with a range of products for every online business model. Their Shop Monitor Magento extension includes everything shop owners need to optimizing their ecommerce stores including multichannel tracking of online marketing campaigns and analysis of social media campaigns, click paths and buying processes. It’s recommended for anyone looking to efficiently boost their sales and reduce costs. Read more about Shop Monitor ordownload it now.
Instant Cart (Paid)
Instant Cart is a funky and useful extension that uses AJAX brilliance to allow customers to add and remove items from their cart without having to sit through page reloads. It offers seamless rendering right on the current page with a popup layer for adding items. Looking for easy ways to improve your customers’ experience and increase conversions by 20%? This one is worth a look. Read more about it here or download it now.
Of course, in addition to these helpful extensions, Shoppimon can help you detect and fix technical glitches so your business up-time is…all the time. Go ahead and check it out for yourself. Sign up (it’s free!) for the service and a full report.
So… what about you? What are YOUR favorite Magento Extensions? What have you tried and loved?