Practical Ecommerce

7 Worthy Magento Extensions

Ecommerce merchants often add features and functions to their sites to increase sales and performance.

In this article, you’ll find seven worthy extensions for Magento — the ecommerce platform — that address common ecommerce-related tasks. Some of these work best with the free Magento Community Edition; others will also work well on the Enterprise version.

uDropship

Drop shipping is a great way to expand a store’s inventory or include items that might otherwise be two expensive when shipped to a warehouse only to be shipped again to a customer. But keeping track of all of the required relationships can be a challenge. uDropship from Unirgy is work a look at $950.00.

FishPig’s WordPress Integration

WordPress is among the best open source blogging and article management systems on the market. This extension seamlessly integrates into Magento.

AvaTax

New tax laws in jurisdictions across the U.S. can dramatically complicate sales tax collection. Avalara is a leading provider of tax collection management software. Use this AvaTax extension to easily integrate with Magento. While this extension is free, it does require Avalara’s software-as-a-service solution.

Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth is a loyalty points and rewards extension that lets merchants reward customers for consistently buying. The solution thoroughly integrates and has been shown boost sales. Sweet Tooth costs $399 for a standard license and $999 for a platinum license.

Magento Debug

Magento is a very powerful ecommerce platform, but that power does come with a level of complexity. Magento Debug, which is free, can help resolve many debugging challenges.

Fooman Speedster

The free Fooman Speedster uses the Minify Library to combine, compress, and cache Magento’s JavaScript files and CSS. The result is a measurable performance improvement.

Better Store Search

According to this extension’s website, about 70 percent of shoppers say that store search plays an important role in buying decisions. If that is the case, site search — good site search — is clearly important. For $249, this extension provides a lot of search control.

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Comments ( 14 )

  1. robit November 12, 2011 Reply

    i am curious, but shouldnt there be atleast some kind of offline article managment on this list ? This is atleast what i am looking for a long time…

    robit from http://www.magita.de

  2. Steve Deckert November 15, 2011 Reply

    Thanks for the feature! It’s very flattering to see TWO WDCA extensions (Sweet Tooth and Better Store Search) make the top 7 list!

    Great article, thanks!

  3. Alice Nguyen May 16, 2012 Reply

    Thanks much for this post. I also love this extension SEO Plus, it is the worthy module for our business http://www.magestore.com/magento-seo-plus-extension.html. There are more options: SEO by tag, by Navigation and by Search.

  4. RobertElsedone January 24, 2013 Reply

    Thank you for this helpfull list of extensions, but actually i wanna recommend one more, that is crucial for building your customers’ loyalty. http://amasty.com/special-promotions-pro.html. I use it for setting up promotions of all kinds, especially based on very personal information of my customers. Highly recommend!

  5. Monty February 16, 2013 Reply

    Great lists of extensions. Magento extensions are features that turn your site into an eye-catching, functional and user-friendly ecommerce online store. In words we can say that magento extensions enhance and extend functionality of your stores as well as the shopping experience of your customers.

    Monty
    iLoveMage

  6. Carol Wilkins May 28, 2013 Reply

    Hi! I saw a private sale solution resently, developed by Plumrocket company. I think you can find it on their site. http://www.plumrocket.com/solutions/membership-script-private-sale-magento-extension/ Its basically a package of magento extensions and magento private sales theme. You can also extend it with cart reservation, magento invite friends functionality with ability to import address book and magento reward points extension. If you really like Fab.com or Gilt.com you can add some magento social shopping extensions such as live feed plugin, inspiration wall, faves… etc.
    Thanks

  7. proxiblue June 26, 2013 Reply

    The ability to Gift Products is an essential must for any e-commerce store. I am surprised your list do not list any such module.

    The Ultimate Magento Gift Promotions

    http://www.proxiblue.com.au/magento-modules/magento-gift-promotions.html

    The main feature of this module is the fact that you do not need to create any new products, just to gift them. You select any product to become a gift, and it can be added to cart as a gift. The product continues to sell as a non-gift as well. All on the same sku.

    Demo site is also available.

  8. Alastair Brian September 2, 2013 Reply

    Thank you for the list. I am in Magento business from last 4 years. Speaking from my experience the one step checkout should be there. Here is one I would like to add
    http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/fme-one-step-checkout.html

  9. ProxiBlue September 12, 2013 Reply

    ProxiBlue has recently released two unique modules that can easily boost the sales of any magento store:

    1. Mapped Category Products

    This allows you to map areas on any category banner, and link the areas to any product, or a direct url (thus to a cms page).
    This feature allows your customers to directly link to any product(s) featured in your category banner images.

    Demo: http://giftpromodemo.proxiblue.com.au/electronics/cameras.html

    Module: http://www.proxiblue.com.au/magento-mapped-category-banners.html

    2. Dynamic Category Products

    Save time and $$ in category product management. Display any (combinantion) of products in any category, based purely on product attributes. (works with date ranges, price ranges as well)

    Display your products mixed and mtahced as you like. Easy to do Shop By XXXX categories using this module. It is unique in it’s features.

    Demo:
    http://giftpromodemo.proxiblue.com.au/dynamic-category-products-examples/shop-by-brands/intel.html

    Module:
    http://www.proxiblue.com.au/magento-dynamic-category-products.html

  10. Bradley October 24, 2013 Reply

    Good collection of Magento extensions, I’m currently using 3 out of 5 extensions above for my Magento store. I also recommend another good and free magento extension here (Free Banner Slider for Magento):
    http://tutorialmagento.com/magento-tutorial-banner-slider-extension-magento-store

  11. Anny October 31, 2013 Reply

    Amazing magento extensions that should be used.
    I found here some more: http://templendo.com/best-powerful-magento-extensions/

  12. Fisher January 27, 2014 Reply

    Could you please clarify which aspects of Magento makes it more suitable for Big E-commerce business?

  13. Armando Roggio January 27, 2014 Reply

    Fisher, Magento is flexible, reliable, scalable, and relatively easy to extend. For all of these reasons, many enterprise-class merchants use it.

    Does that help?

  14. alex April 1, 2014 Reply

    Hi, can I suggest a chat free plugin? http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/livehelpr-professional-chat.html

    chat are known to increase sales per three times!!

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