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The 9 Magento Extensions You Should Absolutely Be Using (And Maybe Didn't Think of)

  • 5 min
  • April 2, 2015
    • Magento Extension
    • A Few of Our Favorite Things
    • Owning eCommerce in the North

People tend to find extensions based on the functionality that their store or client needs. But finding extensions based on other’s experience are valuable to know about in the event that your store could benefit from them, now or in the future. Additionally, they will keep user experience at a higher level.

As such, here are 9 Magento Extensions that we love, that might be helpful for you, too.

1.) Advanced Reviews from aheadWorks

“70% of customers consult reviews or ratings before making a purchase, and they are now essential for e-commerce sites.” (source).  Kind of makes it seem like using an extension for reviews is something you should look into, huh?

When you’re done, it will look like this.

2.) Magento WordPress Integration from Fishpig.

Your time is valuable. Managing separate themes for Magento and Wordpress can be challenging, and is an unnecessary waste of time.

3.) Magento Product Video Gallery Extension from Iceberg Commerce

Videos offer a great opportunity to show a product in use, or offer additional information on product assembly. That being said, adding videos through a theme setting or Magento attribute can be time-consuming and expensive. Which is why this extension is so awesome.

4.) Layered Navigation from aheadWorks (Yes, we know this is the 2nd aheadWorks extension. It will probably not be the last. They’re pretty awesome.)

Amazon.com is ranked #1 in product search usability. Walmart.com is #2. Both sites contain extensive filter options on category page or search result pages that allow the user to reach the product they are searching for faster.

5.) AJAX Chttp://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/magento-extensions/ajax-cart-pro.htmlart Pro from aheadWorks (BOOM! Told ya there’d be more)

To give your users the choice of whether or not they’d like to continue shopping after placing adding a product to their cart, this extension is pretty perfect. Demo, here.

6.) Ultimate SEO Suite by aheadWorks (we promise they’re not paying us to say this)

Duplicate content is one of the most overlooked SEO factors. Due to product being listed in multiple categories, Ecommerce sites tend to be the most flagrant offenders of duplicate content. MAKE SURE IT DOESN’T HAPPEN TO YOU.

7.) Matrixrate by WebShopApps

Magento comes standard with Flat Rate shipping, and offers good integration with UPS, FedEx, and USPS.  Not everything fits in that box. This is a free extension that allows you to easily manipulate your shipping rates via a CSV file.

8.) Color Swatches Pro by Amasty

Users respond more effectively to images of their options instead of text. Give your users what they want with this handy extension.

9.) AvaTax by Avalara

Taxing jurisdictions do NOT follow ZIP codes!!! And since failing an audit is about the worst thing there is, just avoid the possibility.

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