Open source solutions are considered a blessing in the web world. And needless to say, Magento is the most popular and preferred open source platform for eCommerce.
If you’re reading this, chances are you already know a thing or two about Magento and probably have a store too or are looking to build one.
The revamped version of Magento– Magento 2 comes with a lot of in-built features for both Community and Enterprise edition. But every business is unique and has different requirements. Hence, the in-built features of Magento 2 may not be able to fulfill the needs of every business. And why should it? It’s a platform not a business box!
One of the best benefits of using the Magento is that it offers a lot of extensions that can be easily integrated to suffice any business requirement. These extensions are targeted at websites of all sizes, aimed at all possible markets and various industries. But the Magento marketplace is flooded with extensions and it’s quite difficult to gauge which might work the best for you.
So after sifting through all the extensions, we have come up with a list to help you spruce up your eCommerce experience. Here you go!
This extension allows your clients to easily find and see the full list of your stores (even the nearest ones) and the products available on them that they are interested in buying. Customers can search the stores by country, state, city or zip-code & the search result will display as a list as well as highlight on google map.
- Responsive and user-friendly
- View full stores list with custom pin icon on Google Map
- Multiple store support
- Switch view mode seamless between map and satellite
- No license key required
This Magento 2 free extension not only shows your customers the best selling product on homepage or anywhere on your site but also allows you to identify which products being sold best. Moreover, it doesn’t show the Out of stock products!
- Enable / Disable option
- Entirely responsive and flexible
- Gives a completely customizable looks to the products
There are many aspects to a successful online retailer, and order management is certainly one of the most important ones. Proper order management not only allows your business to run smoothly, but it keeps customers happy, making them far more likely to visit your site in the future.
Magento Track Orders extension enables your online store to give transparent information to your customers on a real-time basis thus saving time and resources by a long scale.
- Track order information and Reorder without Login
- Supports all Magento Product types
- Display custom messages if order is not found
- Mobile and Tablet Optimized
Brand Extension for Magento (Free)
People build attachments to brands over time and brand searches are perhaps the most popular searches online. Empower your store with the Brand extension by landofcoder that lets you create and display a list of products under a specific brand in a very professional way. It helps you easily manage brands present in your store and link them to the corresponding product, making it easier for your customers to browse and shop specific brands thus helping you earn customer loyalty.
- Easy to use and customize
- SEO Optimization
- Brands page with multiple layout
Every business or individual sites, whether small or large require a blog to increase exposure and earn maximum eyes searching for something in your niche. Blogs have great benefits from SEO point of view and play a huge role in publishing content that can be promoted and marketed through social media to draw high traffic and get higher ranking in search listings.
This free extension from mageplaza–integrated right into the Magneto backend, allows you to easily manage your blogs and keep your customers updated with store announcements, upcoming products and offers.
- Responsive Design
- Multistore support
- RSS optimization
- SEO friendly
- Integrate Magento site Map or Blog siteMap
It’s perfectly possible to blog within Magento using extensions like the above, but choosing WordPress over a native Magento blogging solution will give you an upper hand, thanks to the huge amount of extensions available for WordPress.
Integrating WordPress and Magento allows you to have the best of both worlds: an eCommerce platform with unbeatable flexibility designed to maximize the efficiency of eCommerce operations and a powerful content management system that was built with publishing in mind.
And the best way to add a WordPress blog to an existing Magento store is with Magento 2 WordPress Integration from FishPig.
This extension for Magento 2 is currently in the beta mode, but you can checkout the one for Magento 1.x here.
- Associates your blog posts to Magento products, categories and pages and displays these associations on your store.
- Uses popular WordPress plugins like WordPress SEO by Yoast and many more
- Full integration of WordPress into your Magento theme
When it comes to eCommerce, Email is still the alpha channel for getting high conversions. And follow-up emails are a simple means of communication between you and your customers that help you make the right offers in time.
This extension is from aheadworks which is , well, not the cheapest supplier of extensions. It is priced @ $ 499. That’s money! But it could be well worth the amount if it could increase your revenue, right?
The extension as its name suggests, sends emails to the customers that abandoned their cart and left your store. That’s the main purpose. It offers other possibilities like sending an email if a customer hasn’t visited your store for a long period. It’s possible to define a lot of rules and gives the customers the feeling that you’re giving them personal attention. Well it’s totally up to you how you want to use this extension!
- Built-in Email templates
- Targeting and scheduling options
- Writing tools
- Consecutive emails
Improved Layer Navigation for Magento 2
This extension comes with various filters for product category, price range, color brand and other available attributes to help your customers effectively search for what they are interested in.
“When a customer becomes lost, you have lost a customer”
Hence ensuring that your navigation and filters are properly set up is essential to help your customers easily find what they’re looking for !
- Ajax functionality for quick reloads
- Multiselect options for filters
- Clear and SEO-friendly URLs
- Price slider display for numeric attributes
- All product page with all available filters
Price: $ 299
Who likes complicated checkouts? They are such a huge turn off while shopping, right? And nobody these days has enough patience and time to go through them all. And that’s precisely why, my friend, you need to offer your customers a simple and easy checkout solution like the “One step checkout extension”. This extension converts the default multistep checkout process into a single step. And a quicker checkout means an increase in the number of completed orders and a decreased cart abandonment rate!
Furthermore, it even allows you to add banners of upsell advertisement through display rules which encourages customers to buy more thus boosting your sales.
- All checkout steps appear simultaneously on a single page
- Auto-detect and Auto-fill
- Ajax pop-up for login/forgot password
- Supports multiple store views and languages
- License Certificate one live Magento installation and Unlimited test Magento installation
FAQ extension is significant for any kind of business to make the web shopping experience more delightful and easier. It allows the admin to create a list of frequently asked questions and answer them in a prominent way.
This extension from landofcoder helps you to setup an elegant and informative FAQ page. It allows you to manage FAQs for each product page as well as the whole website effectively.
- View all FAQ on single page
- Ajax Live search
- Easy to install, configure and upgrade
- Support Multi-stores & Multiple website
- Add unlimited questions/answers
Price: $ 89
If you’re scouring ways to impress your customers, then you should totally consider having a social media login on your store as it throws open a plethora of options. Social logins are handy tools that help users to log in to a website or eCommerce store using their social networking credentials of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.
The Social Login Extension by mageplaza provides quick login to your Magento 2 store without the need of any complex registration processes. Customers having a Magento account can integrate it to any of their social networking account with ease.
Moreover, this extension is free and provides 1-year update and 1-year support.
- Supports the standard registrations
- Supports 11 types of social networks
- Easy to custom
These Magento 2 extensions are expected to better your store and enhance your endeavours to a whole new level.
I hope this list helps you get things going for your store without any inconvenience. And at the first glance, you would want to add just about every other plugin. So streamline your choice and seek the suitable ones by taking your store requirements into account.
So, Magento merchants, are you using any extension that’s not on the list? Tell us about it in the comment section below and we’ll add it to our post!
P.S – If you need help installing extensions on your Magento store then checkout our blog- Installing Extensions on Magento 2.0