April 2017 Orange Report: Magento Extensions and Tools

April 2017 Orange Report: Magento Extensions and Tools

APRIL 2017 ORANGE REPORT

For this month’s Orange Report, we’re resolving your speed, accessibility and customer care concerns. Like always, we encourage everyone using Magento to make the most of it’s functionalities by incorporating the very best Magento extensions and news. So we have created the monthly Orange Report to keep ourselves up to date and to recognize some of our favorite Magento news and extensions.

Aitoc – Review Booster

Magento’s default reviews works well,  but is pretty basic: no “verified purchaser” or ability for customers to rate the usefulness of comments.  A strong stream of credible reviews is a proven conversion asset. Review Booster from Aitoc gives broad flexibility to merchants who want to allow their customers to help sell their products.
BOOST YOUR REVIEWS

Amasty – Special Promotions Pro

Need more pricing and discount flexibility? This extension from Amasty expands Magento’s cart pricing with an array of tools, including the ability to build promotional pricing based on a customer’s number of completed orders and total sales amount.

PERFECT PRICING

Ordoro

Among its other capabilities, Ordoro makes dropshipping and multi-channel fulfillment more efficient and accountable.  We also like the “kitting” feature, which puts a different twist on Magento’s bundled product type.

IT’S ORDORO-BLE

Xtento – Stock Import

This extension eases the import of all fields related to the stock entity – including Quantity in stock, Is in stock, and Manage stock. Handy test and debug mode sounds like extra work but is a recommended step..

EASY PEASY IMPORT

Wyomind – Simple Google Shopping for Magento 2

If you’re going to join the fray and sell via a Google Merchant account, you need to control your costs by tacking on some efficiency. Simple Google Shopping from Wyomind promises just that.

JOIN THE FRAY
March 2017 Orange Report: Magento Extensions and Tools

March 2017 Orange Report: Magento Extensions and Tools

MARCH 2017 ORANGE REPORT

For this month’s Orange Report, we’re resolving your speed, accessibility and customer care concerns. Like always, we encourage everyone using Magento to make the most of it’s functionalities by incorporating the very best Magento extensions and news. So we have created the monthly Orange Report to keep ourselves up to date and to recognize some of our favorite Magento news and extensions.

Image Optimizer for Magento 2

In a great example of “truth in advertising,” Apptrian points out that although their image optimization extension makes the task easier, nobody claimed it would be effortless or foolproof! Image Optimizer harnesses well-known command line tools and packages them in a free extension that can handle the jpeg, png and gif formats together in batch files. Read the documentation, make sure your server is configured correctly, use in good health.
IMAGE OPTIMUS

Google Tag Manager Enhanced Ecommerce

If you’ve fiddled around with your Magento theme at all (or heaven forbid, core), you may have noticed that some of your analytics might not be tracking everything the way you assumed or wished it would. Anowave built their Magento Google Tag Manager Enhanced Ecommerce (UA) Tracking extension to bypass many of those obstacles and to help merchants utilize and consolidate a broader range of tag capabilities while using a single dashboard interface.

TAG YOU’RE IT

Performance Issues Tool for Magento 2

Zeroing in on Magento page-load problems usually requires more than a glance at file sizes or a call to your hosting provider. Aoe Profiler is available on Github and is a more comprehensive alternative to the native profiler capability in Magento. The extension is used to diagnose, debug and troubleshoot Magento performance issues.

TIME SAVER

Customer Purchases Extension for Magento 2

Aheadworks wrote its Customer Purchases extension to allow customer service teams one-click access to a customer’s Magento purchase history. Quickly view item price paid, dates and other associated data without running reports or waiting for filtering.

FAST SERVICE

Import and Export Tool for Magento 2

Unless your SKU count can be tracked on the fingers and toes of your immediate family, you might be in need of an import/export tool for Magento. uRapidFlo from Unirgy has been a go-to for InteractOne for years because of its flexible capabilities, solid API integration, ability to handle large and complex catalogs.

RE-SKU-ED
February 2017 Orange Report: Magento News

February 2017 Orange Report: Magento News

FEBRUARY 2017 ORANGE REPORT

For this month’s Orange Report, we’re resolving your performance, accessibility and customer care concerns. Like always, we encourage everyone using Magento to make the most of it’s functionalities by incorporating the very best Magento extensions and news. So we have created the monthly Orange Report to keep ourselves up to date and to recognize some of our favorite Magento news and extensions.

ShipStation for Magento 2

ShipStation is a web-based shipping solution that allows you to create shipping labels for all major carriers.

SHIP IT GOOD

ElasticSearch: Not just for the Enterprise crowd

Boost your on-site search results with Elasticsearch, the distributed real-time search engine for the cloud.

SUPER SEARCH

“Who Bought This Also Bought” for Magento 2

Uses order history to list suggested purchases and is based on real buyer behavior in real time.

SUGGESTED SELLING

Blog Extension for Magento 2

Brings much-needed CMS flexibility to Magento, along with social tie-ins and product relatability.

BETTER BLOGGING

Store Locator for Magento 2

A store locator for some, but B2B shops can use this to show dealer locations, warehouses or any other location-based data.

X MARKS THE SPOT
January 2017 Orange Report: Magento News

January 2017 Orange Report: Magento News

JANUARY 2017 ORANGE REPORT

For this month’s Orange Report, we’re resolving your performance, accessibility and customer care concerns. Like always, we encourage everyone using Magento to make the most of it’s functionalities by incorporating the very best Magento extensions and news. So we have created the monthly Orange Report to keep ourselves up to date and to recognize some of our favorite Magento news and extensions.

SUPEE PATCH 8788

The new security patch addresses Zend framework and payment vulnerabilities, ensures sessions are invalidated after a user logs out, and more.

PATCH IT UP

3rd Party Marketplaces

Want to increase your selling power with the major online players such as Amazon, eBay, and Walmart? With our Magento background and eCommerce marketing expertise, we will guide you through the process to get you set up and selling more.ss.

INCREASE YOUR SELLING POWER

Product Preview Pro

This extension will enhance your site’s user experience by allowing a customer to preview scaled-up product images from category pages.

PICTURE PERFECT

BluePay for Magento

Attention Magento Merchants: BluePay will beat your current credit card processing fees! You will gain the highest level of credit card protection from using the BluePay iframe while saving money on every swipe.

SAVE YOUR MONEY

Developing with Large Databases

The Subscribe Pro platform is the most feature rich stable subscription (autoship) profile management tool we’ve ever used and now it’s available for Magento 2.

DATABASE OPTIMIZATION

Have Customers Call You

Do you have products that you need customers to call you for pricing on? This extension lets you hide product price and the “Add to Cart” button and shows info to encourage them to contact you.

PRICING OPTIONS

Sell More in Less Time

Add a unique selling tool to your shop with this extension that shows an attractive promotional block to your customers.

SELLING TOOLS
November 2016 Orange Report: Magento News

November 2016 Orange Report: Magento News

NOVEMBER 2016 ORANGE REPORT

For this month’s Orange Report, we’re resolving your speed, accessibility and customer care concerns. Like always, we encourage everyone using Magento to make the most of it’s functionalities by incorporating the very best Magento extensions and news. So we have created the monthly Orange Report to keep ourselves up to date and to recognize some of our favorite Magento news and extensions.

Is it Time to Stick a Fork in Your Magento 1.x Site?

Magento 2 comes with all the fixins’! It’s faster, more secure and has improved customization. Start planning your upgrade today… the rest is gravy!

TAKE MY TURKEY!

Facebook Pixel for Magento 2

Need to track sales conversions from Facebook traffic? This extension places the Facebook Tracking Pixel on your site and adds Event Trackers for better ROI and statistics.

SOCIAL STATS

Sweet Loyalty Programs

Sweet Tooth allows merchants to build customized loyalty programs that delivers results.

NOW THAT IS SWEET

Remediating Your Site After a Malware Attack

Has your site been hacked? If so, follow this guide to re-secure your site.

BE PREPARED

Google Tag Manager for Magento 2

Instead of managing Google Adwords and Google Analytics separately, you can control both of them through the Google Tag Manager site with this Magento 2 extension.

TAG, YOU'RE IT!

Elasticsearch for Magento 2.1

Magento 2 comes with a built-in Elasticsearch integration. Elasticsearch  enables you to take data from any source, any format, and search, and visualize it in real time.

SUPER SEARCH

Common Magento Coding Standards

Magento’s coding standards may seem overbearing, but they are a reflection of the sensitivity and scope of the websites we work on.

ABIDE BY THE CODE

Salesforce Integrations for Magento 2

Automatically synchronize data to Salesforce CRM system as soon as the data is updated on Magento 2.

SELL SMARTER
October 2016 Orange Report: Magento News

October 2016 Orange Report: Magento News

OCTOBER 2016 ORANGE REPORT

For this month’s Orange Report, we’ve gathered some Magento 2 news and extensions worth talking about. Like always, we encourage everyone using Magento to make the most of it’s functionalities by incorporating the very best Magento extensions and news. So we have created the monthly Orange Report to keep ourselves up to date and to recognize some of our favorite Magento news and extensions.

BluePay Connect for Magento

BluePay Connect for Magento is an iframe-based secure payment processing solution
that keeps clients’ confidential credit/debit card and ACH/eCheck information secure.
BLUEPAY IS THE RIGHT WAY

Has your Magento 1 Site Morphed Into a Frankenapp?

Starting to feel like your Magento site has turned into a monster that’s difficult to
control? Magento 2 is an opportunity to clear the slate and rebuild your site for success.

I DON'T WANT A FRAKENAPP!

'Others Also Bought'... for Magento 2

This free extension replaces the default Related Products block with an automatically generated product list based on customers order history.

MORE LIKELY TO BUY

Order Management Extension for Magento 2

Increase your business efficiency with Improved Magento order management workflows and additional order management features. Manage order info, improve order accuracy and streamline B2C transactions.

BETTER BUSINESS

Subscription Management Made Simple

The Subscribe Pro platform is the most feature rich stable subscription (autoship) profile management tool we’ve ever used and now it’s available for Magento 2.

MORE SUBSCRIBERS PLEASE

Upgrading PHP v5.5 to v5.6

Many Magento 1.x websites will be experiencing issues when upgrading PHP to version 5.6. Learn more about a few simple fixes to help your Magento 1.x site run on PHP 5.6.

SHOW ME HOW
September 2016 Orange Report: Magento News

September 2016 Orange Report: Magento News

SEPTEMBER 2016 ORANGE REPORT

For this month’s Orange Report, we’re resolving your speed, accessibility and customer care concerns. Like always, we encourage everyone using Magento to make the most of it’s functionalities by incorporating the very best Magento extensions and news. So we have created the monthly Orange Report to keep ourselves up to date and to recognize some of our favorite Magento news and extensions.

Magento Speed Test

This super helpful tool will help you identify Magento performance issues.
Knowing is half the battle
NEED FOR SPEED

Magento Google Shopping Feed

Instead of just using the default feed, gain an advantage with strategic help from InteractOne.

GET YOUR ADS IN ORDER

Relevant Search Content for Customers

Serve relevant content from the first keystroke. With Algolia’s as-you-type search, customers think less about how to search and more about what they find.

SERIOUS SEARCH ENHANCEMENT

Affiliate Plus for Magento 2

This feature rich extension allows you to create sophisticated affiliate campaigns, all managed from within your Magento application.

REWARD YOUR CUSTOMERS

Facebook for Magento

Your customers will be able to use all the most popular Facebook sharing tools to talk up your products.

EXTENSIONS TO "LIKE"

Custom Order Number

With the custom order module store owners can easily customize invoices, shipments, orders and credit memos according to their needs.

CUSTOM CARE

Quickbooks Online for Magento 2

Quickbooks Online not only makes accounting, billing, and payments a breeze but also helps organize the details of your business.

ACCOUNTING HELP
August 2016 Orange Report: Magento News

August 2016 Orange Report: Magento News

AUGUST 2016 ORANGE REPORT

For this month’s Orange Report, we’ve gathered some Magento 2 news and extensions worth talking about. Like always, we encourage everyone using Magento to make the most of it’s functionalities by incorporating the very best Magento extensions and news. So we have created the monthly Orange Report to keep ourselves up to date and to recognize some of our favorite Magento news and extensions.

MatrixRate Shipping For Magento 2

With MatrixRate you have the ability to offer multiple shipping options based on location. Its powerful functionality allows you to define different shipping rates according to destination, shipping method and the weight, price or quantity of an item.

MATRIX RELOADED FOR M2

Maintenance and Support for Magento

Are you lacking in the qualified Magento support department?  With customizable packages available, we are able to meet your Magento Maintenance and Support needs.

SUPREME SUPPORT

Powerful PageBuilder for Magento

BlueFoot is a powerful set of tools to help you create and manage content on your Magento store.

BUILD WITH BLUEFOOT

RJMetrics + Magento

With RJMetrics, you can combine your Magento data with other sources to gain new insights like tracking your Marketing ROI.

MEASURE YOUR MARKETING

One-click bulk order processing

Invoice and mark all orders as shipped with one click from the Order Overview Screen. This makes handling large order volumes a breeze.

EASY BREEZY

POS Extension For Magento

The 1st Magento 2 Web POS extension tailored for your business.
Magento version updated. POS features revolutionized. Support service enhanced.

REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR POS

Store Credit Extension for Magento 2

No need to wait for a special occasion to give customers a small gift, you can send customers Store Credit to their account directly with a warm letter on a rainy day.

MORE FOR YOUR STORE
July 2016 Orange Report: Magento News

July 2016 Orange Report: Magento News

JULY 2016 ORANGE REPORT

For this month’s Orange Report, we’ve gathered some Magento 2 news and extensions worth talking about. Like always, we encourage everyone using Magento to make the most of it’s functionalities by incorporating the very best Magento extensions and news. So we have created the monthly Orange Report to keep ourselves up to date and to recognize some of our favorite Magento news and extensions.

PDF Invoice Plus

With PDF Invoice Plus for Magento 2, you can turn Magento default Invoice, Order and Credit Memo into your own custom documents.

BRANDING!

A Magento Partner for Digital Marketing?

A certified Magento partner that offers both development and marketing services provides you with more efficient implementation, productive results and a higher ROI.

ONE STOP SHOP

Image Optimization

Speed up your load time with this free tool for checking image optimization on your site.

OPTIMIZE-PRIME

Geo Redirect

Automatically define visitors’ locations by IP and redirect them to relevant information.

WHERE IN THE WORLD

Dev Toolbar for Magento 2

The Mgt Developer Toolbar shows important info for performance optimization and development.

TOOL BAR TIME

Related Products Extension

Allows you to create, manage, and customize related product blocks across your store.

INCREASE AOV

Return Merchandise Authorization Extension

A one-stop solution to take care of all return merchandise authorization within an online store.

SIMPLIFIED RETURNS
June 2016 Orange Report: Magento News

June 2016 Orange Report: Magento News

JUNE 2016 ORANGE REPORT

For this month’s Orange Report, we’ve gathered some Magento 2 news and extensions worth talking about. Like always, we encourage everyone using Magento to make the most of it’s functionalities by incorporating the very best Magento extensions and news. So we have created the monthly Orange Report to keep ourselves up to date and to recognize some of our favorite Magento news and extensions.

Best Seller Module for Magento 2

Feature bestselling products and improve customer experience with this Magento 2 module.

BE$T $ELLER

Part 3: Troubleshooting

Sign up for Part 3 of our Summer Webinar Series on Magento 2 Extension Development featuring internationally recognized Magento U Trainer, Ryan Street on July 13th at 2 PM EST.

SAVE ME A SEAT

VIDEO: How to move products between categories

In this episode of Magento U’s Tips and Tricks, learn how to effectively move large numbers of products between categories using Magento’s Import/Export features.

WATCH IT

Featured Product Widget for Magento 2

With an eye-catching grid layout, merchants can easily promote featured products on any page.

WONDER WIDGETS!

Banner Extension for Magento 2

Manage and update banners on any page with left, top and bottom content options..

BANNER MAGIC

Nucleus Elements for Magento 2

With Nucleus Elements for Magento 2, you can utilize a drag-and-drop admin interface that will have you creating beautiful and ready-to-deploy content in minutes.

MAKE LIFE EASY

NoFraud

NoFraud sits between your shopping cart and your gateway, monitoring transactions in real-time and adapting to fraudulent activity.

SAFETY FIRST