Magento 2.0 (M2) has revolutionized the way people shop on e-commerce websites. Its robust features have made it one of the most sought-after platforms in the digital world.
But we don’t live in a perfect world. So, it lacks smartness when it comes to execution of some essential or rather additional features that should have come in-built with the platform.
Here’s where the M2 extensions have been of great help for online businesses. These tools enhance the core functionalities of the platform for the betterment of user experience. Extensions have been developed for almost every single category that can be thought of while shopping online.
In this article, we will throw light on such useful extensions that should have been integrated with your website by now, or at least be in your bucket list.
The customer is king and king should be taken good care of! Online retailers go to great lengths to obtain relevant feedback from their buyers. So, many developers around the globe have developed extensions that streamline the customer feedback process.
- Help Desk Ultimate is one such premium, user-friendly extension developed by Aheadworks. It utilizes the ticket system for facilitating customer communication with the store management. The process may be automated or manually managed. Prospective clients can request for a front-end or back-end demo.
E-commerce websites witness hefty financial transactions every second. So, it becomes absolutely necessary to manage the stuff in a systematic manner. There are various extensions out there offering varied options in terms of payment gateways, the layer of security, authentication level, etc.
Let’s pick Stripe Payment Gateway And Subscriptions for our discussion –
- It is a subscription-based service that requires the creation of a merchant account. Once created, sellers can accept payment through Stripe by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and Diners Club cards, even Bitcoin, directly on their Magneto 2 store via Stripe’s API. It supports 25 countries and 130 currencies! PCI DSS Level 1 Compliant Payment Processor is one of the salient features of this extension.
Having a mobile application for your e-commerce store gives you an edge over your counterparts. Apart from boosting sales, it enables you to have a farther outreach. It strengthens the buyer-seller relationship.
- Mobile App Builder, built by Knowland, is a cost-effective solution in this category. It supports Android and iOS platforms. With an amazing interface, some of its distinctive features include – automated real-time synchronization, multi-lingual support, tablet-optimized interface, etc. Voice search option (Android) is a feather in its cap.
Designing good marketing strategies is a must to sustain in this ever-competitive sector. Simply building an attractive online store won’t do. And nowadays, marketing automation is the talk of the town. Extensions involving ad campaigns, email campaign management, snippets and much more are available in the marketplace.
- Dotmailer is a popular player in this arena. It integrates the Magento 2 store with dotmailer And guesses what! This extension is FREE! Dotmailer account has various subscription plans. The highlights are data synchronization, drag and drop campaigns, dynamic personalized content, etc.
These categories are only the tip of the iceberg. New extensions are added all the time, and older ones upgraded! Extensions simplify crucial tasks and offer flexibility in terms of the execution of such actions. So, start installing them.
On a side note, if you are a business owner looking to go digital then Magento 2.0 would be a great platform to work with. Get in touch with a Magento developer now!