Magento World Newsletter (August 3, 2009)

This is July newsletter of aheadWorks Magento World store — the storage of the most popular Magento extensions and themes. Below you’ll find the summary of the results of our development efforts in Magento extensions sphere — the releases of new and updates of existing products, new services and offers. We invite everyone who wants to be informed about these events immediately to subscribe to our blog.

Admin Panel Demo

This month we are happy to present you Admin Panel Demo. It is a remarkable opportunity to look at the work of our extensions — Booking & Reservations, Follow Up Email, Help Desk Ultimate, Grid Manager, Refer a Friend — from the inside. The extensions in the Admin Panel Demo can be used practically without any restrictions as if they have been installed on your store. Demo allows to work with different data including products, users and their orders. That’s why we strongly recommend to input only fictitious titles, names, addresses, dates and any other information.
Take a test-drive of Admin Panel

New Extensions

Refer a friend

According to the investigation conducted by Forrester Research 83% of North Americans rely on the opinion of a friend who has used the product or service when only 60% trust consumer reviews on a retailer’s site. Use the power of word of mouth!

Our new buzz marketing module “Refer a friend” stimulates your customers to invite their friends to your shop. As a result the customers who referred their friends get % or flat rate discount and you gain more clients and more benefit. Let your customers promote your on-line store for you!

Some features are:

  • Flexible rules basing on targets: signups quantity, purchased items quantity, purchase amount.
  • Rules actions: apply discount percent, or fixed sum percent.
  • Customer can trigger several rules at once and get a combined discount.
  • Rules work per each referred customer, or for all referred.
  • Rules priority.
  • Statistics module for admin.
  • Advanced tracking – customers will never loose their referrals.
  • Customer panel in the user area with statistics and notifications in case a discount has been earned.

To have a clear idea of all the features please have a look at Refer a friend page.

New services

Migration to Magento Shopping Cart

We are happy to inform you that now we provide a new service – Migration to Magento Shopping Cart – a turnkey solution for converting your different from Magento online shop to Magento or moving all the data from one Magento store to another. We move all important information (products, customers, orders, images and other data) without data loss and in limited period of time.

To observe the list of shopping carts we switch to Magento please read the whole article.

If you are interested in our proposal please contact us.

Updated Extensions

Don’t forget to check the complete changelog on the product pages.

Z-Blocks v.2.0

The release brings the extension to a new level of controlling static blocks in your store. So for a better visualization we have prepared a number of use cases demonstrating some Z-Blocks features:

Current version: 2.0
Upgrade: recommended from any previous versions
Upgrade cost: free for all versions
What’s new:
   + New GUI added
   + Unlimited number of blocks inside each position
   + Unlimited number of content items inside each block
   + Customizable block and item sorting
   + Independent items rotation inside each block
   + Powerful block view scheduler
   + Per-category and per-store view

Find more information on the product page.

Grid Manager

The extension allows you to choose which columns you’d like to display, and also their size, position, title. All displayable data can be selected and inserted into a grid. Grid Manager gives you the opportunity to view all your customized tables in one place with ability to reset the changes to the default table view.

Grid Manager features:

  • Add/remove columns
  • Editable column titles and sizes
  • Quick editor which opens without page reload
  • On-the-fly column design
  • 2-ways grid customization
  • Ability to explore grid data source
  • Easy 2-minutes installation
  • Meets Magento programming practices for most versions and customizations compatibility

Current version: 1.0.2
Upgrade: recommended from any previous versions
Upgrade cost: free for all versions
What’s new:
   * Grid requesting by AJAX
   * Column filtering improved

To observe Grid Manager Demo please visit the extension page.

New offers

We have a special offer for you. Buy 5 most demanded products and get 20% discount!

  1. Help Desk Ultimate
  2. AJAX Cart Pro
  3. Z-Blocks
  4. Product Questions
  5. Follow Up Email

Power Pack cost: $428 (Original price: $535, you save $107)

Find more information at SPECIAL OFFERS page.

That’s all what were going to inform you about. Do not forget to stay in touch, leave ratings and all kinds of feedback, we are always happy to hear your thoughts. If you need a new feature in our product – just let us know – it has good chances to be implemented.

Thank you for being with us and good luck to your business,
Sincerely yours,
aheadWorks Magento department

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