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Affiliate for Magento 2: Compose Any Product Suggestions and Pay for Each Campaign Sale

Looking for ways how to set up an affiliate marketing program in your Magento 2 store? The Aheadworks team is ready to help!

Affiliate for Magento 2: Compose Any Product Suggestions and Pay for Each Campaign Sale

We are happy to introduce you the long-awaited Affiliate extension for Magento 2 packed with powerful features right out of the box.

Magento 2 Affiliate Overview

Magento 2 Affiliate extension arranges pay-per-sale affiliate campaigns with the coupon code and link promotion options. Provide promotion suggestions and reward affiliates for every end customer’s purchase within the campaign.

Magento 2 Affiliate Main Features

  • Flexible conditions covering all campaign-related purchases (not only directly promoted ones);
  • Custom product suggestions per affiliate campaign;
  • Commission rate setting per affiliate group;
  • ‘Sales by Link’ and ‘Sales by Coupon Code’ reports;
  • Payout creation by schedule (once in a certain period).

Simple Bundle Product for Magento 2: Quick Setting and One-click Purchases

The default Magento functionality provides rich opportunities for bundle creation. However, for some merchants, the configuration process itself seems too flexible and time-consuming.

Simple Bundle Product for Magento 2: Quick Setting and One-click Purchases

We are happy to minimize your efforts with our brand-new extension – Simple Bundle Product for Magento 2!

Improved User Interface

Let’s suppose you want to create a bundle with a particular set of products. With the native bundle product type, your shoppers will have to spend much time customizing the bundle. Only then will they be able to add the product to a cart.

Native Bundle Product

Native Bundle Product

Not only customization takes time but also the interface is overloaded with elements. Just look at this huge block below the product image; quite a few options here. What’s the point of showing them to customers if they can’t change anything but quantity?

Now let’s see how the same bundle configured in the Simple Bundle Product extension looks like.

Grasp the true value of successful post-purchase experience with the Order Success Page for Magento 2 by Aheadworks

Customer loyalty growth is one of the major goals of any business which aims at long-term relationships with their audience. How to Provide a Post-Purchase Experience with the Order Success Page for Magento 2 by Aheadworks

There are many different techniques which can help to achieve that, ranging from must-haves to very business-specific ones. But there is one rather simple method, which is being ignored quite often: improving the very start of post-purchase experience, which is your order success page.

We have released extension, which solves this issue by placing the additional info to a completely minimal native Magento 2 thank you page.

Let’s look through the most successful content combination you can implement at your order confirmation page with our module installed.

Helping hand

The most common thing is to place the order content and address information to the thank you page. But why? Imagine that a customer has just seen it in the cart and then had to see it at the checkout. But what if the customer has made a mistake and noticed it right now when the order has started to be processed.

It’s clear that the next customer step is to contact you to solve this issue ass soon as it’s possible. Just provide this opportunity and enable the Contacts block at your order success page. This is a real helping hand for your customers. This functionality will be especially pleased by the first-time store clients.

Add Free Product to Cart for Magento 2 Makes your Promo Campaigns Capturing and Rewarding

Discounts and products as gifts. Some people hate them, some people no.

Add Free Product to Cart for Magento 2 Makes your Promo Campaigns Capturing and Rewarding

But where is the truth? Maybe the truth is some people can use discounts in the way it helps their business and some people have no ideas how to launch such promo campaigns effectively. Let’s get a deal with it!

Anyway, despite your attitude to the discounts, there are some cases when you are definitely recommended to go in for some kind of charity in the form of discounts or free products added to shopping carts. Thus, you will have to carry such promos to get rid of slow-selling or seasonal shopping items and to free up your stocks.

More to that, customers are not crazy about spending money to obtain an expensive product if they are not sure that they will actually like it. They will prefer to test a free sample of the product to understand whether it is worth investment. This is particularly useful for such industries as perfume, food, fabrics, and other materials – anything which you need to taste, smell, estimate tactile qualities, etc.

Also, promos with discounts or items for free are good for the businesses which have the primary goals to increase their brand awareness and build lifetime relationships with their clients.

Thus, there are at least three solid reasons why you will need to hold such kind of promos. The main point here is to realize how to start and estimate promos reasonably. Add Free Product to Cart, our new module for Magento 2, successfully meets these conditions allowing store admins not only to arrange the promos but to evaluate campaign effectiveness.

What Makes Magento 2 Add Free Product to Cart Especially Valuable?

The core extension functionality connects with the ability to add promo items to cart automatically:

  • ability to offer the products on the category, product or cart page;
  • simple, virtual, downloadable and configurable product type support;
  • pre-configured product support;
  • promotional blocks;
  • high-level dashboard;
  • integration with the Product Labels extension.

Advanced Subscription Products for Magento 2: Get Steady Profits with Flexible Subscription Options

Many e-commerce merchants deal with the problem of the insufficient average order value in their stores.

Advanced Subscription Products for Magento 2: Get Steady Profits with Flexible Subscription Options

One way to overcome this setback is to encourage customers to make repeat purchases. But what means to use for this purpose?

The answer is – product subscriptions. Customers will be charged once in a certain period, and you can anticipate your future income without a worry in the world.

Already excited and want to get a perfect subscription functionality? Try our brand-new Advanced Subscription Products extension for Magento 2!

Magento 2 Advanced Subscription Products Overview

With this module, you can assign subscriptions to products as well as share the existing subscriptions among them. Once the plan has been created, you can add it to your products. So, the whole operation is seamlessly performed on the product level. Learn how it all goes in our User Guide.

Per-product Subscription Configuration

Per-product Subscription Configuration

That’s it! Now your customers can add subscriptions to their carts by selecting the appropriate option in the provided selector. In the dedicated ‘Subscription details’ block, shoppers can estimate expenditures by viewing subscription payments already calculated per plan.

Subscription Plan Selector

Subscription Plan Selector

Advanced Subscription Products Main Features

  • Add a subscription option to almost any product in your store, including the simple, configurable, virtual, and downloadable ones;
  • Provide subscribers with the necessary purchasing flexibility by allowing them to add both subscriptions and one-off purchases to the same shopping cart;
  • Encourage customers to purchase more subscriptions by grouping subscriptions with the same delivery date in one order (at the delivery price of one);
  • Notify customers about their subscription billing status with email alerts.

Customer Group Catalog Permissions by Aheadworks: Manage the Visibility of the Website Catalog Elements for Different Customer Groups to Boost Your Profits

Many businesses are engaged either in B2C or in B2B spheres. By the way, there are companies who cover two segments, as they work both with B2C and B2B simultaneously. Customer Group Catalog Permissions by Aheadworks: Manage the Visibility of the Website Catalog Elements for Different Customer Groups to Boost Your Profits

It’s clear that such an approach complicates store operation because retailers and wholesalers purchase the products at the different prices. More to that, the set of products available for purchasing can be different depending on who are your customers: retailers or wholesalers. It means that the definite customer segments are eligible to obtain only definite products.

Note that customer segmentation doesn’t limit to wholesalers or retailers. There are many other customer groups with the specific trading conditions.

All the above mentioned issues have lead to the necessity to manage the visibility of the specified store catalog elements based on shopper segments.

The Сustomer Group Catalog Permissions extension provides control over the visibility of Magento 2 based website content for various customer groups thus to divide your store catalog between wholesalers, retailers, and many other relevant client segments.

What Makes the Extension Different:

  • Ability to divide a store catalog between different customer groups;
  • Hiding such catalog elements from specified customer groups as categories, products, CMS Pages both individually and in bulk;
  • Customer redirection set-up;
  • Customized message display instead of hidden prices and/or add to cart buttons;
  • Ability to update/delete permissions in bulk.

Product Labels for Magento 2: Promote your Products with Catchy Labels

Striving for higher sales, e-commerce merchants are in constant search for new promotional tactics. How to make products in a store more appealing to shoppers? Obviously, here one should think about proper visualization.

Product Labels for Magento 2: Promote your Products with Catchy Labels

Aheadworks is glad to offer you a solution. Welcome our brand-new Magento 2 extension – Product Labels!    

Magento 2 Product Labels Overview

Make your promotional campaigns truly eye-catching with the Product Labels module! How exactly? Simply by putting vivid labels on them!  And the word ‘simply’ is the key here. Make all your tweaks in a handy editor to create labels of custom look and with custom promotional messages. To top it all off, you don’t need any extra design skills for this!

So, with our Product Labels extension, you can highlight distinctive product features valuable for customers or announce some promotional info (discounts, stock status, customer choice, you name it).

Magento 2 Product Labels Main Features

  • Tailor labels to your promotional goals by choosing among the three available options: CSS shape, uploaded image, or text only;
  • Design labels in a comfy CSS editor;
  • Choose an appropriate label position on product images or next to product prices just to make products more presentable;
  • Put multiple labels on the same products to promote them by several campaigns at once;
  • Set conditions to put labels on particular products or whole product categories;
  • Use variables to specify product-adjusted label messages (and use different messages for different store views).

GDPR 1.0 Guarantees Straightforward Customer Personal Data Management in Compliance with the Main GDPR Regulations

As we all know, GDPR came into force on May 28, 2018, and now, it affects a lot of ecommerce businesses in Europe and abroad.

GDPR 1.0 Guarantees Straightforward Customer Personal Data Management in Compliance with the Main GDPR Regulations

In this light, many entrepreneurs are interested in some solutions that would allow them to follow the regulation terms and provide customers with all the rights they can require.

And today, Magento 2 merchants have a great chance to effectively shape their business in general and manage user privacy policy in particular according to GDPR regulations with our brand new extension.

Welcome! GDPR 1.0 for Magento 2 is released!

GDPR for Magento 2

The GDPR module collects customer consents to process their personal data and allows you to stay compliant with the most essential GDPR regulations, including the right to access, copy, change, transfer, and erase customer personal data effectively.

What makes it different

  • Be compliant with the main GDPR regulations by allowing customers to access, copy, change, transfer, and delete their personal information;
  • Collect data consents on registration, checkout, and other website pages;
  • Allow customers to send data access, transfer, and deletion requests right from their personal accounts;
  • Verify customers by email in order to avoid frauds;
  • Track customer statuses on the backend;
  • Use the extension API to get and delete data from third-party solutions.

Advanced Reviews 1.0: Collect Customer Reviews through On-site Review Forms and Email Review Reminders

The importance of online reviews for efficient and prolific sales is more than significant.

Advanced Reviews 1.0: Collect Customer Reviews through On-site Review Forms and Email Review Reminders

Almost every customer and every visitor pay attention to the feedback left by other people to make sure that both offered products and provided services worth their attention and money. The majority of visitors read 4-6 online reviews before they make a positive opinion about a business and trust it much enough to purchase from it.

So, it’s obvious that any online store needs a lot of reviews, but the thing is that getting them is not that easy. However, the Advanced Reviews extension for Magento 2 is that proper solution which is able to simplify the process of collecting reviews and make them look good and professional.

What Makes the Extension Different

  • Email review submissions. Make significantly more reviews allowing customers to submit them right from notification emails;
  • Review comments. Answer questions, establish your own view, and provide professional clarifications via comments added to reviews;
  • Review summaries. Allow customers to embrace the tone of all reviews at a glance with the provided review summary blocks;
  • Voting for Helpfulness. Allow customers to highlight the most useful reviews and distinguish them by voting for their helpfulness;
  • ‘Verified Buyer’ badge. Show verified customers and their reviews clearly;
  • SEO Adjusted. Make your reviews appear in Google snippets using the schema.org markup.
  • GDPR Compliance (the right to be forgotten). If a reviewer deletes his/her account from a website, his/her review will then be signed as the review left by a guest visitor.

Refer a Friend 1.0 by Aheadworks: Boost Sales via Flexible Customer Referral Programs

Making more sales without any extra effort is a cherished dream of any entrepreneur. Still, who told that it is purely impossible under the sun.

Refer a Friend 1.0 by Aheadworks: Boost Sales via Flexible Customer Referral Programs

Magic aside, there are some excellent opportunities to involve customers in a great game mutually beneficial for both Magento store owners and their brand advocates. And, the one we’d like to offer you this time is customer referral programs or, to be exact, the refer-a-friend functionality.

The Refer a Friend extension for Magento 2 (RAF) is a new version of our Magento 1 module, which is a proven refer-a-friend solution popular among our customers. So, the new extension is made upon the same high-quality standards of functioning and code development.

Refer a Friend for Magento 2

The idea behind the extension is straight and simple. It allows you to motivate existing customers to look for and attract new shoppers using the benefits of the word-of-mouth effect.

What Makes Us Different

In addition to standard functions that will be described a bit later, we’d also like to focus your attention on some distinctive benefits of the extension, which distinguish it from other solutions:

  • Customer referral programs are easily launched, managed, and maintained;
  • Rewards are available for both brand advocates and their friends;
  • The module is integrated with the AddThis and ShareThis social media services;
  • The statistics of referral program performance is available for brand advocates and Magento admins;
  • The module is GDPR compliant (the right to erasure customer data).

Now, when the prerequisites are determined, we can proceed to the extension configuration and then see it in action on the frontend.

RMA 1.3 by Aheadworks: Backend Request Creation, Canned Responses, and Return Management Improvements

The return process is quite complicated as soon as it involves a lot of steps, conditions, status changes, and constant communications between merchants and customers.

RMA 1.3 by Aheadworks: Backend Request Creation, Canned Responses, and Return Management Improvements

The main purpose of any business is to simplify and clarify the whole RMA workflow and make it less time-consuming.

Any considerable or even small improvements can serve the final goal, where each positive amendment (even the slight one) brings you closer to the smooth and fluid procedure reasonably arranged for both sides.

Today, we are glad to announce that the new version of the RMA extension introduces a lot of process improvements able to make your return management hassle-free.

RMA 1.3 for Magento 2

New RMA Requests Created from the Backend

The biggest benefit of this update is that now, Magento admins are able to initiate and create RMA requests right from the backend. This opportunity is especially valuable if you regularly receive return requests offline.

For this purpose, enter the Manage RMA page (Sales > RMA by Aheadworks > Manage RMA) and click the New Request button. This will open the New request page with the following sections: General Information, Products, Customer Information, and RMA History.

Event Tickets 1.0: Straightforward Event Ticket Management with Personalization Opportunities

Selling tickets for events is not prerogative to only a small portion of the entertainment business field. Perhaps, you’ll be surprised, but almost any company that has some specific expertise can share it with profits.

Event Tickets 1.0: Straightforward Event Ticket Management with Personalization Opportunities

Imagine that you sell some kitchen equipment and regularly promote it with cooking masterclasses. Or, you sell digital cameras and accessories and sometimes, host meetings for photography lovers explaining them some know-hows and suggesting specific hints. Isn’t it a good occasion to make money? Yes, it is.

Still, in this case, you need specific online functionality able to handle the whole process of ticket sales. If you run a Magento store, we have a great offer to you.

Our brand new Magento 2 extension allows you to successfully sell digital and physical tickets online. So, welcome Event Tickets 1.0 for Magento 2!

Business Areas

The Event Tickets extension is suitable for:

  • Almost any kind of business that arranges marketing or promotional events;
  • The companies that use tickets as a complimentary business model;
  • The companies that arrange seminars, trainings, master classes, etc.

Advanced Search for Magento 2 by Aheadworks: Quick Product Search with Autocomplete Suggesions

When it comes to on-site search, a lot of online retailers definitely underestimate its importance and potential benefits.

Advanced Search for Magento 2 by Aheadworks: Quick Product Search with Autocomplete Suggesions

If we refer to the statistics, we’ll surprisingly reveal that:

  • 16% of websites do not allow searching by product names or models despite this information is contained on product pages;
  • 18% of websites provide no meaningful results even if a customer types only one character wrong;
  • 70% of websites require customers to use only specific words and expressions in order to get successful results;
  • Autocomplete suggestions are found on 82% of websites, but only 46% of them are considered to be quite useful and relevant.

* Source: AquireConver.

So, as the above statistics show, many customers face particular problems using on-site search during their shopping. If we additionally take into consideration that the visitors using search convert 5-6 times more often than the non-search ones, the situation appears to become a real loss of profits.

The search functionality is actually quite complicated and includes many components that need to work properly in order to make the whole process quick, straight, and effective. It comprises autocomplete suggestions, synonyms, recent search history, spelling corrections, and, of course, speed and usability.

And, if you want to provide your Magento 2 online store with all the above functions, you can definitely take advantage of the Advanced Search extension by Aheadworks. This brand-new extension includes all the above components and even more combined with the straightforward configuration of the search process.

Advanced Search for Magento 2

In general, the advanced search functionality of the extension can be divided into two units: the backend and frontend functionality.

Search Benefits for Customers

Search Pages

Search by products provided in Magento is not always enough for customers since sometimes, they need to find Magento static pages highlighting store policy terms or to clarify particular details about a certain product on blog or FAQ pages.