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Top Useful Magento Extensions for eCommerce or Online Store Startup

Koushal S. August 28, 2013

Magento, a popular ecommerce development tool launched on 31st March’08. Technically we can say Magento is an open source ecommerce web application developed using Zend framework. Currently more then 1,25,000 user using it to run their online stores successfully. Magento endow with every unique feature to run online store or shopping store effectively. Besides these feature user always looking for the new ones to add in their online store. And for that there are numbers of Magento extensions available over the network, some are free and some are paid. There are many developers available, who are always up to contribute valuable Magento extensions free or paid.

So, here I have listing some of top Magento extensions, which improve an online store functionalities as well as user experience of that particular store.

VS Product Image Zoom – Featurezoom

VS Product Image Zoom - Featurezoom

This is a useful extension for the online store owners, because every online store has their products and it is good if the product is accurately shown to the visitor. Using this extension we can display our online store product effectively using mouse hover effect. When a visitor hover their mouse cursor at the product image, then an automatically product’s zoomed image is displayed in a box at right side of the product. Every store owner can enjoy that valuable extension without paying; it is absolutely free.

Follow Up Email

Follow Up Email

Every store owner wants to build a good relation to their customer and for that “Follow Up Email” extension helps you. This is an auto-responder extension to build strong customer relationship with your present as well as ex-customers and also you can track your customers as well send emails regarding your store or newly launched product. This extension easily integrated with just paying $199.

Magento Live Chat (Provide Live Help)

Provide Live Help

In today’s digital age, every ecommerce owner wants that their customer should be satisfied with their offered services and always looking for the best way to sort out their customer problems, complaints and feedback. Magento Live Chat extension (available free) is one step to solve all these problems. It enables live chat service to your site, where user can directly talk to your representative and sort out their problems live with out any registration. That features also helps store owners to increase their web conversion and revenue. Daily Deals

Blog Extension

Blog Extension

Every business owner wants a corporate blog with their website to interact with their customers. This extension provides you the opportunity to integrate a blog into your online store. Using this section you can connect with your customer as well as you can post high quality unique content for your domain (Online store).

MostViewed

MostViewed

As extension name refers, Most Viewed- means which product is mostly viewed. This extension gives you the information about mostly viewed products of your online store.  That information can be displayed at home page of customer area or other page depends on the store owner where he/she wants to be display most viewed products. For that you need to add **mostviewed/list** block to the home page if your want to display it at home page (can be change to other page also).  You can do it in admin area at CMS>>Manage Pages section. Using below mentioned code to content of page.

{{block type=”mostviewed/list” name=”home. Mostviewed.list” alias=”product_homepage” template=”catalog/product/list.phtml”}}

Fooman Invoice=Order Number

Fooman Invoice=Order Number

Invoicing is the important part of an online store or shopping store because every business owner requires a perfect invoicing system for their business. Fooman Invoice, a free extension provides an effective invoice system to your online store or your business with including features such as product order number, date, payment due, shipment details and more.

Exploded Menu

Exploded Menu

This extension provides you feature to show your online store multiple products in standard Magento menu using high number of categories. Which make simpler to the visitors to choose a product using different categories as per their interest. This popular and extension including such a nice feature is available free over the network.

Fontis SecurePay

Fontis SecurePay

Secure payment transaction is the major concern for the online store owners. Because if a user wants to purchase product online, then it can be done through online payment and for that whole process should be secure. So, Fontis SecurePay solves this issue. It uses an Australian SecurePay (www.securepay.com.au) and payment made through the SecureXML gateway.

Fontis WYSIWYG Editor

Fontis WYSIWYG Editor

When a user going to crate a new page then he/she require to have knowledge about programming skills and development. Using Fontis WYSIWYG editor extension user can create a new page using images, video and content in easy way and there is no requirement of programming and development skills. This extension adds a java script editor for user to change or add content in the page as per their requirements.

There are lots of Magento extensions available over the network and even many developers continuously contributing new useful extension as well. It is not possible to add all the useful extension in a one post, that’s why I have added some best popular ones.

I appreciate if you share your thoughts on Useful Magento extension through comment section!

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