The Magento platform is an excellent resource for online retailers, offering a whole host of features to help improve site management, customer experience, marketing and so much more. Businesses are easily able to enhance the experience on their sites through Magento extensions, which offer everything you need to run a successful online business. We’ve compiled some of our favorites; they’ll help your ecommerce site’s marketing, support services, overall appearance and more.
Creating a blog for your business remains one of those effective internet marketing strategies you can implement. This Magento extension gives you the opportunity to share company news, product information, promotions and more. With the added SEO benefits of owning a blog, this is a must-have Magento extension.
As your business continues to grow, you will be faced with the task of shipping an increasing amount of products (which is never a bad thing). The ShipWorks extension makes that much easier, allowing you to create shipping labels, send customer and emails, update order statuses, and more. ShipWorks also has integrated support for all of the major shipping carriers.
3. Magic Zoom
This extension allows users to mouseover a product image and zoom in to get incredible detail. Even better, it works in all major browsers, including the iPad and iPhone.
4. Price Slider Daffodil
Online shoppers obviously like to look for items that fall within their price range, and this Magento module gives users that opportunity. An easy-to-use slider allows your customers to specify a range of prices when looking at your products.
5. Color Swatches
This is a great extension for retailers that sell products that come in a variety of styles, as it gives users an option to see a particular product in any number of different colors, shapes, or designs. Product images and prices (should they be different) will change immediately as well. View Color Swatches.
6. Shop By Brands
If you have an expansive catalog of products, it’s important to offer as many filtering tools as possible. If you sell many different types of brands, this extension gives users the opportunity to find the specific brands they want. Users can shop by brand, colors, collection and more at the same time, giving them all the filtering tools they need to find the products they want.
7. Zopim Live Chat
A live chat service to address impulse buyers or the increasing numbers of customers that want to chat with a representive about your products. In this today’s environment of text and Instant Messaging, many users don’t want to send an e-mail to customer support. They want instant access and don’t want to have to wait for responses via e-mail. Giving customers the option of having their questions answered immediately goes a long way to driving sales, addressing customer questions to influence sales and building your customer base. See Zopim Live Chat
nChannel offers connectors that will sync your Magento platform to the major software solutions that your company uses, from POS solutions to accounting, ERP, and other ecommerce applications. nChannel synchronizes inventory between your systems, helps streamline item entry and item management, streamlines drop ship processing, connects you to your suppliers and helps you maximize the investment the investment you’ve made in the systems you use today.