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Magento Training: Take the Right Course

The first task to set when we start an absolutely new and complex action is the search of relevant information and exploration of the surrounding landscape.

According to this logic, if you aim to get some specific knowledge, e.g. related to Magento 2 coding or administrating, you need to find some reliable and valuable sources of expertise. It may seem a simple task, but it is definitely not in fact.

Magento Training: Take the Right Course

Magento related data is so huge and often slightly structured that the search of best sources may take a lot of time and efforts. So, for the best effect let’s start with the information provided by the Magento team.

Magento U

Magento U is a set of either free or paid courses provided by the Magento team or trusted instructors, where students are able to choose taking courses online or offline.

The official Magento U page offers more than 50 courses, course combinations, and bundles tailored for frontend and backend developers, system administrators, merchants, business analysts, and marketers. The biggest and most complex set is provided for developers of course.

SmartOSC Co-founder, Thai Son: “The Trend We See in APAC Is that Marketers Are Willing to Push the Envelop”

Lately we’ve been told much about the marvelous rise of ecommerce in the Asia-Pacific region and convinced that it’s getting to become a driving force of global digital trade for the next decade.

So, where does the future of ecommerce lie? Is it really moving east and does Magento keep up with that great resettlement? We asked Thai Son, SmartOSC co-founder and our partner, to shed some light on the disposition firsthand.

THAI SON

THAI SON
SMARTOSC CO-FOUNDER
“SmartOSC is a premium, full-service E-commerce agency for leading brands and e-tailers, with a sharp focus on developing user-centric and commercially successful online stores.”

Make Products Attractively Different with Shop by Brand for Magento 2

The main and currently most appreciated feature of branded products is authenticity usually meaning high quality and shopping satisfaction. Selling products like brands impart them with unique characters and original tones.

Make Products Attractively Different with Shop by Brand for Magento 2

Even if you sell some generic products you can convert them into brands quite well with the Shop by Brand extension for Magento 2. The module is included into our Small Business Kit, which is good and ready for now including five extensions tailored for small businesses based on Magento 2.

Currently our customers are able to purchase all of them for $79 each and benefit from their great functionality.

Small Business Kit

So, please visit the Small Business Kit page in our store and affordably choose the extension you need most or all of them to get the best value.

The Shop by Brand extension for Magento 2Shop by Brand for Magento 2

In fact, Shop by Brand adds one more sales path directly to your Magento 2 store. Without breaking any default purchasing routes it allows you to show products from a different angle and let your customers know a bit more about the products they purchase. Establishing the communication between brands and customers you increase loyalty and credibility of your products making shoppers to perceive brands as a part of their personal style and way of living.

New Review Reminder for Magento 2: Only Honest Reviews

Most customers trust online reviews. In fact, most of them read product reviews each time they purchase online and prefer unbiased opinions on the products they are going to purchase.

New Review Reminder for Magento 2: Only Honest Reviews

And what is the most abundant and informed source of reviews for your products – of course, your current customers. Once stumbled upon a negative experience many of them will share their irritation willingly, but the ones fully satisfied with your items usually prefer to stay calm and silent. But, if you ask them to provide a product review, they will be glad to make you a favor. That’s the point successfully used by the Review Reminder extension for Magento 2.

The Review Reminder extension for Magento 2Review Reminder for Magento 2

Review Reminder sends email reminders triggered by extension rules automatically and doesn’t require any supervision or manual setting after the initial configuration is done. Still, it is an effective solution if you need to push a bit some actually grateful customers to send you product reviews and share their product experience.

The internal menu of the extension embraces four main sections: Rules, Mail Logs, Orders and Reminders, and Settings.

Small Business Kit: Use Store Credit and Refund to Issue Own Currency

We continue adding new extensions to our Small Business Kit, and Store Credit and Refund is the next one to join the collection.

Small Business Kit: Use Store Credit and Refund to Issue Own Currency

With no quality or functionality drop the Store Credit and Refund extension for Magento 2, just like any other component of the kit, is available at only $79. Below you will see that this extension worth to be used in your Magento stores exceeding your investments manifold.

The Store Credit and Refund extension for Magento 2Store Credit and Refund for Magento 2

If you have never issued your own digital currency, you will find it quite simple with the Store Credit and Refund. In fact, store credits are an alternative payment instrument that can be used for any purposes, e.g. promotions, rewards or refunds.

Refunds are not a very pleasant thing for both merchants and customers. Still, we all know that they are inevitable for mass product stores and do not always happen due to merchants’ faults. Often, they are just about wrong size or color, manufacturing defects, or just wrong expectations.

So, the Store Credit and Refund allows you to charge customers with store credits for any reasons, including for refunds. Taking advantage of the extension in this way you make certain that customers will return to your store and possibly become your regular shoppers in the future.

Small Business Kit is Enhanced with Free Shipping Bar for Magento 2

Free shipping has became a compulsory shopping condition for both local and global retail online stores. According to Marketingland.com, at least 9 of 10 customers say that free shipping is the main reason to purchase online.

However, we all know that free shipping costs anyway just being transferred to final prices of products. The logic of this transfer may differ considerably from one retailer to another, still the availability of free shipping depending on order amounts is often considered to be quite justified and fair grounding.

Small Business Kit is Enhanced with Free Shipping Bar for Magento 2

This way, the customers busy with their purchases in your store need to know the values of their shopping carts and future orders to reach the benchmark required to get free shipping. And, the Free Shipping Bar extension for Magento 2 provides them with this opportunity throughout the entire in-store journey.

Free Shipping Bar is a Small Business Kit extension and is offered to our customers just at $79, the same as any other modules of the set.

The Free Shipping Bar Extension for Magento 2Free Shipping Bar

Once installed and configured the extension is going to stay useful for your customers each time they enter your store, while the highly customisable design allows you to make bars unobtrusive and pointful.

Abandoned Cart Email is the First to Join Small Business Kit

Small Business Kit by Aheadworks made for for initiative and unique small business persons is a remarkable and affordable chance to take advantage of the powerful and beneficial Magento functionality.

Abandoned Cart Email is the First to Join Small Business Kit

Small Business Kit is our new initiative aimed at privately owned companies or sole proprietorships based on Magento 2 that require functionality extensions tailored for their specific nature and size.

Small Business Kit

The whole kit embraces five extensions that are mostly conversion and sales motivators so necessary for any small business. The offered extensions are several times cheaper than complex solutions what makes them affordable for any small business company. In fact, they are just $79 per any extension, which is the best price in the market.

Whole Small Business Kit will include:

  • Abandoned Cart Email. Converts abandoned carts and increases your revenues;
  • Free Shipping Bar. Automatically calculates the amounts customers need to add to shopping carts in order to achieve the free shipping goal and notifies them on this opportunity;
  • Store Credit and Refund. Allows you to serve refunds with store credits and motivates customers to purchase again;
  • Review Reminder. Reminds customers to leave product reviews and makes your catalogs trustworthy for other shoppers;
  • Shop by Brand. Allows customers to purchase their favorite brands conveniently.

Abandoned Cart Email is the first extension rolled out just recently and currently available for purchase in our store.

The Abandoned Cart Email extension for Magento 2Abandoned Cart Email for Magento 2

The idea behind the extension is quite straightforward, however the provided functionality allows you to set up effective recovery emails or email chains that include coupons or bring special incentives based on certain shopping cart or product conditions. Provided variables enable you to personalize messages still benefit from the automatic sending.