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12 Great Magento Extensions to Build a Customer Friendly E-Commerce Store

By on October 16, 2011 in Online Tools with 1 Comment

E-commerce is expanding its base around the world due to the ever increasing popularity and utility of the World Wide Web. One of the essential components of e-commerce solutions are Magento extensions which make life easy for e-commerce solutions. Magento is an open source web based application which was developed by Varien (now Magento Inc) by using the Zend framework. It uses the entry attribute value (EAV) database model to store data. Now subsequently we will discuss 25 essential magento extensions that would help the setting and running of an e-commerce store.

Invoicera Magento extension

invoicera magento extension

This magento extension helps the merchants to create and send invoices to their customers in real time as soon as the order is placed. Some of the advantages of invoicera are that invoices are generated and would be sent to the customer of any particular merchant having invoicera as soon as the order is made. The amount of time in tracking and entering data would be reduced form hours to seconds. This service is available free of cost. Its installation is easy with no files to upload or change.

Advanced Sitemap

Advanced Sitemap

Sitemap is one important factor which helps in the navigation of the e-commerce websites by the visitors and customers by knowing what is placed where in the website. This extension allows the merchant to create a site map for the magento website easily.

Visualize Your Attributes

Visualize Your Attributes

This is a very user friendly application wherein the merchant can provide icons and controls like check boxes, radio buttons, etc for attributes instead of a drop down list.

MouseOver Image Zoom

MouseOver Image Zoom

This application helps the customers of the merchant to zoom over any image in an effective manner where in the zoomed image opens in a new window in the website. This helps in effective product display of the merchant of his goods and services.

Customers Who Purchased This

Customers Who Purchased This

This extension helps the website to display list of products that have been brought by a particular group of customers thus defining the buying patterns of customers and also enhancing sales by appealing to the customers.

Google Maps Store Locator

Google Maps Store Locator

It is helpful for such type of e-commerce websites that have many stores located in various locations. The merchant just has to enter the latitude and longitude of the place where the store is located and configure the same.

Daily Deals

Daily Deals

Daily deals extension with an eye catching flash countdown motives the customers to buy instantaneously and helps in the growth of the business. All types of deals can be integrated with this extension and its 100% open source.

FreshBooks Integration

FreshBooks Integration

This extension helps the merchant to import his magento website orders into freshbooks accounts software in real time and thus saving lots of labor and time of the employees.

Follow Up Emails

Follow Up Emails

This application helps the merchant to keep track of his customers by automated follow up emails. With this extension, the information and alerts about the products can be sent to customers automatically.

Layered Navigation Pro

Layered Navigation Pro

This feature helps the customers of the merchants to navigate the merchant’s website in a more customer friendly manner where searches for products can be made in a layered format and price band can be used or prices can be fed directly to the product search.

Minimum Advertised Price

Minimum Advertised Price

This extension helps the merchant to sell products at the prices at which he wants to sell them, which can be lower than the minimum advertised price and also thus helps in overcoming legal complications.

Order Editor

Order Editor

This extension helps the merchant to edit or modify any particular order without canceling and generating a new order. However, the fields in which total amount of the order is mentioned cannot be changed.

Thus we have seen how these Magento extensions help to make the e-commerce website of the merchant more user friendly and productive and also easy to use. Thus by using such magento extensions as mentioned above, the merchants can increase the base of their clients and also run their businesses in a productive and efficient manner.

Author Bio: This guest post is contributed by Darren Jones. Darren Jones works as an E-Marketing Executive for BestPSDtoHTML.com, a psd to html and design blog which has become the hub of many web designers, freelancers and website owners.

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  1. John says:

    These are really great extensions for mgento.
    I ad worked once with magento and zent cart for the demanding client website.Magento is truly an large featured package.

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