Jan
04
25 Cool Magento Ecommerce Plug-ins You Should Grab
Posted by Navneet Kaushal on | No Comments


Magento is one of the fastest growing e-commerce solution in the market launched on March 31, 2008. It is an open source e-commerce platform that enable and enhance online businesses’ flow. What Magento provides and is well known for is versatility and freedom. It allows you to control every aspect of your website right from merchandising to promotions. Your ecommerce platform will no more keep your business limited.

Magento e-commerce shopping cart is robust and easy to customize, being flexible and versatile. Hence, it is in great demand and continuously gaining more users. Here are some useful Magento plug-ins that will come handy in updating your products to running new promotions.

1.Canonical URL for Magento:

This extension appends the new canonical links to the head of your Magento pages.
Cost: Free

2.Yoast MetaRobots:

With this module you can easily control Meta robots tags to Magento pages. You can now prevent indexing of your search result pages and tags pages, while still allowing the search engines to follow the links on them, by adding noindex,follow robots meta tags. You can also prevent indexing of non-content pages by adding a noindex,follow. Also prevent indexing of your login and register pages by adding noindex robots meta tags and more.
Cost: Free

3.Remerce CMS Meta Robots:

This module allows you to set the Robots Meta for CMS pages. You can simply use this module with the following way:
Go to CMS/ Manage Pages & go to the “Meta Data” tab under Robots. Here you can set the Robots Meta Tag.

*There is also a new MetaRobots module that does the same job plus some other functionalities.
Cost: Free

4.Auto CrossSell Products:

It automatically sets cross sell products based on customer selections. So, every time a customer checks out, all products that are in the shopping cart are linked as cross sell products.
Cost: Free

5.Lazzymonks Google ads:

It adds Google Ads Blocks to the bottom of either the left menu, right menu or both and can be configured in the admin panel.
Cost: Free

6.Auctionmaid Matrixrate:

This plug-in basically enhances transporting fee table rate for international shipping. It displays rates based on country, region, city, zip code or any combination. Ability to set from/to ranges for weights, price, and items. It supports Zipcode numerical ranges and is suitable for use worldwide – proved in several countries including UK, USA, Australia. Filter is based on weight, price, or number of items and more other features.
Cost: Free

7.Category Admin product tab: edit product link

This plug-in adds a link to edit product when viewing category product in the category edit tab, very useful when working with big product database, it adds a search feature by category for products. It is available for $ 29.00.
Cost: US$29.00

8.Change attribute Set:

In Magento every product has a fixed attribute set. This module enables you to switch it. With this plug-in you can alter the product attributes after registering any product.
Cost: Free

9.MailChimp Ecommerce360 Reporting:

It will help you track everything from clicking the email to visiting your website and then either visitor is being involved in the purchasing process or not. MailChimp manages the information and show it on your campaign report.
Cost: Free

10.Lazzymonks Twitter:

This plug-in displays the twitter updates in the menu and allows updates from within the admin panel.
Cost: Free

11.Product Gallery Importer:
With this pug-in you can import products with multiple product images from a CSV (Comma-separated values) file.
Cost: Free

12.Fontis WYSISYG:

It adds a chosen JavaScript WYSISWYG editor to selected admin pages.
Cost: Free

13.Mass Product Relater:
This plug-in registers related products, up-sells and cross-sells.
Cost: Free

14.Fooman Google Analytics Plus:

An additional feature for the default GoogleAnalytics module, it tracks every keyword typed by your user and tracks every user’s individual page. Allows – tracking of every individual page, optional tracking to a secondary profile, enter DomainName to track via the Magento back-end, First Touch tracking and optional tracking of Adwords conversions for purchases.
Cost: Free

15.Advance Sitemap:

With this plug-in you can list the products from the current store.
Cost: Free

16.Post Affiliate Pro Connector:

This plug-in handles click and sales tracking, provides a Magento based sign up form, and adds additional features not available otherwise.
Cost: Free

17.IW PayPal Standard Currencies:

With this plug-in you the flexibility to select any PayPal supported currency as your transaction currency and add new PayPal supported currencies to the PayPal Website Payments Standard payment method in your store’s admin panel. You can now use any base currency for your store.
Cost: Free

18.J2T Points and Rewards:

It allows the customers do gather points within an order, upon registration, while referring a friend or event when posting reviews. The points can be redeemed for discount on purchase. This plugin comes for € 37.99.
Cost: € 37.99

19.Fontis SecurePay:

This plug-in allows payments through SecurePay gateway.
Cost: Free

20.Checkout Newsletter:

It adds ‘Sign Up for Newsletter’ checkbox onto a Onepage Checkout page.
Cost: Free

21.Events Calendar:

With this plug-in you can display an events calendar on your website. You can also display the upcoming list of events quickly by calling a block in your template.
Cost: Free

22.Exploded Menu:
It will replace the standard menu with a multi-column drop down menu system.
Cost: Free

23.Fooman Invoice=Order Number:

This plug-in allows you to use the order number as invoice, shipment and creditmemo number. It ensures that when an invoice, shipment or creditmemo is created it uses the related order number.
Cost: Free

24.Teaserbox:
A teaser is basically an advertisement that offers something free in order to arouse customers’ interest. This plug-in shows you the teasers of your product if available.
Cost: Free

25.MostViewed module:

This plug-in automatically generates the list of your online store’s most viewed products and displays it at the home page (or some other page) in the customer area.
Cost: Free

Plug-ins have become important in businesses as it directly affects the efficiency of shopping carts. Installing the right ones will allow your cart to perform more, faster and better; enhancing your business. Team Candid understands this as we provide our services on the same plane. An effective shopping cart is a necessity for any business on the world wide web. Knowing this, we are keen on providing our clients with all the best that we can for their businesses to flourish.

These cool stuffs are sure to help any business associated with Magento. They are free to download, except for the ones where the prices are mentioned (Category Admin product tab and J2T Points and Rewards plug-ins). Keep posted and update yourself with all the latest Magento tools and tips to boost your trade.

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