Whilst Magento’s core functionality is superb and can help businesses perform better online, it’s often the extensions used which make the biggest difference and can help your ecommerce store truly stand out amongst competitors.
At Williams Commerce, we have years of experience on hand, as we’ve built over 200 Magento websites for both B2B and B2C sectors.
There are so many extensions out there, it can feel like an overwhelming process choosing the right ones for your business. We’ve compiled a list with the top 8 Magento extensions used by most of our customers, that we think can take your online business to the next level.
#8 - Nosto
One of the highest-rated Magento extensions currently available, Nosto analyses thousands of data points in real-time to build a more personalised experience for users. The algorithms predict the best products & offers for each individual consumer based on an analysis of their unique behaviour. With many more features available, this extension is suitable for eCommerce sites in most, if not all industries.
#7 - LiveChat
Having a live chat option available on your website is a great way to ensure maximum consumer satisfaction. Most consumers browsing eCommerce websites look for quick responses should they have a query. The LiveChat tool is a Magento specific tool that is able to provide these quick answers and ensure consumers remain engaged with your website. There are a number of ways to personalise live chat to ensure it is aligned with your brand.
#6 - Trustpilot Reviews
Consumers reviews have become an increasingly important factor in the world of eCommerce. Seeing customer reviews on your website for your product/services is more likely to build trust with consumers, especially those new to your brand. Reviews can be shared via social media and can help increase conversion and reduce bounce rates, making this Magento extension a must for eCommerce sites.
#5 – Store Locator
Particularly popular amongst B2B companies, this Store Locator extension for Magento Community edition can help your customers get directions for your nearest store or distributor in no time and is a great way for enhancing the user experience on your mobile website or app. Some of its useful features include:
- Automatic location detection via GPS functionality
- Tap-to-call or send emails to stores
- Extensive store information can be displayed
- Showing directions to physical stores
For all customers who also offer Sage Pay as a payment method, this is the extension we recommend to integrate with their new Magento website. This extension is available for both Magento Community and Enterprise Editions, and its features include Sage Pay Server (inFrame), Sage Pay Direct and Sage Pay Form, as well as PayPal Express integration.
This Magento extension is excellent if you’re looking to upgrade your delivery process, allowing you to set up multiple table rates, customise shipping rules, calculate shipping as a percentage of the cart subtotal and much more. It’s an excellent choice for business which sell a large variety of products spanning across different categories, as it will allow you to set up competitive delivery charges, which can vary based on product quantity, weight or destination, for example.
Offering enhanced search functionality on your website is a must if you want to improve user experience, and grow your conversion rates. The Ultimate Sphinx Search extension is a great option for any Magento Community build, as it offers high accuracy and greater relevance for search results, an interactive search box which can include spell-correction, AutoComplete and suggestions, to name a few of the features.
#1 – One Step Checkout
One of the most popular extensions amongst our clients over the years, this One Step Checkout module can help increase conversion rate by turning the checkout process into a simple, hassle-free experience offering the ultimate in fast checkout, making online ordering so much faster for your customers.
These are just a few of the Magento extensions which can offer an improved user experience and help your business grow faster online.
For more information about the benefits of choosing Magento as the ecommerce platform to power your online store or expert advice to understand the Magento extensions available to help you accelerate ecommerce sales, contact our team of ecommerce consultants today.
Also, with the end-of-life for Magento 1 fast approaching, if you’re still operating on either Magento Enterprise or Magento Community, get in touch to find out how Williams Commerce, an Adobe Gold Partner (formally known as Magento Enterprise Partner), can help you make the move to Magento 2.