Magento is a popular choice when it comes to ecommerce platforms. It is the second most popular ecommerce platform in the world. While it is feature rich, there exists a magnanimous industry of over 1700 extensions! Of course, not all of these extensions are created equally. A number of them make the wrong kind of compromises, while few of them pack very little function. So in order to leverage the power of Magento, you need the kind of extensions that give the full value of their cost. This is why we have listed the best 5 Magento extensions and plugins.
These extensions range from app builders to shipping extensions, inventory management, and a translation tool. They enhance the features of your Magento store with special attention to smooth user workflow. Let’s take a look:
Language Translator extension is a must if you serve a global customer base. It uses Google’s API for translation services but provides you with the freedom to edit the translations with a WYSIWYG editor. This way you can edit out the mistakes that it might have made. Because it is not an IP based language switcher, the user can choose what language they want to translate in. There is an inbuilt search module that lets you search what you want to translate. And its best feature, mass translation, gives you the ability to translate multiple modules at once.
Compatibility: 2.0.*, 2.1.*, 2.2.*, 2.3.0 (C. E)
Managing inventory is one of the most important and toughest aspects of running an ecommerce store. It can be difficult to maintain inventory in a spreadsheet or manually in other software. This is where the Magemob Inventory Management extension & mobile app comes in. It connects with your Magento ecommerce store to give you live updates when the stock is dipping below a certain number. It is a feature-rich extension equipped with supplier management, stock management, purchase order management, etc. You can manage inventory of multiple-stores with this app as it provides multi-store support. With MageMob inventory app, you can handle all your inventory based actions from anywhere and everywhere. You can view, edit, enable/disable and change the quantity of your product stock, get sales data in visual charts, manage your warehouses, and much more.
Compatibility: 2.0.*, 2.1.*, 2.2.5, 2.2.7, 2.3.0 to 2.3.1 (CE)
3.Australia Post Shipping Extension:
This Magento 2 extension is a must-have for every Australian e-store owner. Australia Post extension comes with user-centric features like live shipping rates, shipment tracking, parcel creation, etc. It uses the Australia Post API imports data directly from Australia Post. This way you can show live shipping rates and maintain transparency in charging your customers; which helps in retaining them. This also gives your customers the flexibility to choose their preferred packaging. This API also power the shipment tracking feature. Apart from these main features, it comes with flow smoothing small features like label printing services, satchel services, address validation, sign on delivery, etc.
In case you are small or medium sized business, there is a special extension for you, called Australia MyPost Shipping, which provides similar functionality.
Compatibility: 2.0, 2.1, 2.2 (C. E)
4.Australia Post eParcel:
Australia Post eParcel, like Australia Post shipping extension, uses Australia Post API for a seamless order fulfillment process. It provides you with the address verification facility for frontend as well as your admin user. You can also manage shipping methods, shipping rules, rates, as well as configure parcels when they are eligible for free shipping. Additionally, you can generate mass labels and download them for bulk consignments. This extension is perfect if you want to automate your shipping process.
Price: $99.00 one time + $349.00 per year
Compatibility: 2.0.*, 2.1.*, 2.2.0 To 2.2.5, 2.3.0 (C. E)
5.Magemob App Builder:
If you already have an ecommerce store and you want to leverage the mobile market share, this app lets you do just that. You can build your mobile app in under an hour with our app extension. Whether you want your app to be on iOS or Android, Magemob App Builder will let you build one for either of the platforms, without the traditional app development investment. With Magemob App Builder, you can give your users the facility to sign in with their social media accounts. Other features include user wishlist management, banner sliders based on category or offers, a recently viewed product list, etc. Finally, a simple and hassle-free cart management system from where the users can update quantity or products and checkout quickly.
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All of these extensions will streamline your business operations and are indirectly beneficial to your end customers. You can save time and reduce mistakes that often happen when you have to hop from one app to another. These Magento 2 extensions reduce your effort and help you provide a greater user experience.
So, which extensions are you using this year to give a boost to your Magento 2 store? Comment below with your favorite extensions.
Author Bio is: Maulik Shah is the founder and CEO of AppJetty, a fast growing app and extension store for various technologies. He writes about multiple aspects of ecommerce technology and is enthusiastic about making online business management easy.