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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Magento 1 Ragnarök: End of Life & Support

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

move from Magento 1 to Magento 2

It’s not a secret that the existence of Magento 1 verges to a close. The platform still remains one of the most popular and widely used ecommerce solutions, but it lives on borrowed time. So, when does the Magento 1 Ragnarök start? What are its consequences? And what should merchants do? In the following post, you will find the answers. Continue Reading

Aheadworks Free Shipping Bar Magento 2 Extension

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

AheadWorks Store Credit and Refund Magento 2 Module

Most customers are more likely to make an order on an online store if it provides free shipping. It is essential to place a shipping bar on your website pages to have successful communication with potential customers since you need to inform website visitors about such possibility. This functionality certainly brings increased conversion rates and more loyal customers.

If you are looking for a simple but yet effective solution that will help to promote additional purchases, pay attention to the Aheadworks Free Shipping Bar Magento 2 extension – a part of Small Business Kit.

By installing the module, you can also significantly increase average order value. The extension enables you to display relevant messages to buyers informing them how much more they need to spend to get free shipping, which acts as a powerful incentive for additional purchases.

Below, we describe how the Aheadworks module works.

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Magento 2 Order Export Extensions Comparison (Amasty, Xtento, Wyomind, Commerce Extensions)

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 Order Export Extensions Comparison (Amasty, Xtento, Wyomind, Commerce Extensions)

Chances are, you are going to connect your Magento 2 store to an external platform that works with order data. It can be any service that simplifies default ecommerce routine or adds some new possibilities. ERPs, CRMs, warehouses, dropshipping systems, or carriers may require this information, but unfortunately, it is hard to provide it unless you use a third-party Magento 2 module. Below, we compare four Magento 2 order export extensions: Amasty Efficient Order Export, Xtento Order Export, Wyomind Orders Export, and Commerce Extensions Import Export Bulk Orders. Besides, you can check our Improved Import Export for Magento 2, which also helps to achieve the same goal and provides dozens of features that are not available in case of the competitors. Continue Reading

CloudBleed – Cloudy With A Rain of Data

CloudFlare CloudBleed

Last week, Tavis Ormandy from Google’s Project Zero discovered a huge problem in the security of CloudFlare‘s edge servers. He contacted the company and reported that corrupted web pages were returned by some HTTP requests run through the popular hosting provider. Below, we shed light on the problem as well as provide information on how to prevent Magento form the new bottleneck dubbed CloudBleed. Continue Reading

Improved Import / Export Magento 2 Extension Manual

- Magento 2, Our extensions

Manual for
Improved Import / Export extension for Magento 2

Improved Import and Export extension allows importing csv/xml/json files with products data and product images to Magento 2. The files can be imported from a remote FTP / SFTP server, Dropbox, direct URL of a source CSV file, and starting from 2.1.1 version Google Sheets (Read about Google Sheet Master Table). In addition, the extension offers a dedicated category import from CSV files, import of attribute values and new attributes on the fly, import job scheduling with cron jobs , and other.

Besides, you get advanced export capabilities, including order export and export jobs, with attribute and table field mapping.

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Magento 2 Multi Warehouse Extensions Comparison (Amasty, Boost My Shop, Wyomind, Magestore)

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 Multi Warehouse Extensions Comparison (Amasty, Boost My Shop, Wyomind, Magestore)

We’ve already mentioned that Magento 2 does not provide multi warehouse functionality by default, but you can easily get it after installing a corresponding third-party Magento 2 inventory extension. On Firebear, we’ve already reviewed four tools of this kind: Amasty Multi Warehouse Inventory, Boost My Shop Inventory Extension, Wyomind Advanced Inventory, and Magestore Inventory Management. All of them serve the same purpose but provide individual realization of similar functionality. Below, we explain which Magento 2 multi warehouse module suits best specific ecommerce needs. Continue Reading

Amasty Multi Warehouse Inventory for Magento 2

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Amasty Multi Warehouse Inventory Magento 2 Extension

Amasty launched a highly anticipated tool – the Magento 2 Multi Warehouse Inventory extension. This inventory module will help you easily split inventory among several warehouses. Besides, the Magento 2 multi warehouse inventory tool provides the ability to control stock items on different levels. Advanced inventory management also includes the ability to work with each separate warehouse on one handy grid.

Below, we describe the Amasty Multi Warehouse Inventory Magento 2 extension in more details. Besides, we compare it with other similar tools here: Magento 2 multi warehouse extensions comparison. Continue Reading

Aheadworks Magento 2 Pack Builder

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 Pack Builder by AheadWorks

Aheadworks is one of the leading extension providers for both Magento 2 and Magento 1. The company works with thousands of e-commerce merchants all over the world and constantly creates new tools and user-friendly offers. This time our attention has been captured by Aheadworks Magento 2 Pack Builder – a flexible discount system and a handy tool. Below, we shed light on it and provide several examples of useful Magento 2 extension packs. Continue Reading

Aheadworks Magento 2 Small Business Kit

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

AheadWorks Abandoned Cart Email Magento 2 Extension Review

Since we’ve already reviewed and compared almost all Magento 2 modules by Aheadworks, we know for sure the company provides reliable and user-friendly solutions that fully satisfy modern ecommerce requirements. Their only drawback is the price. If you are not a company’s Magento 1 client, you won’t get a 50% discount, so the cost of the desired tool will be higher than the average one. Also, while medium or large vendors can easily spend extra money on a reliable solution, small businesses often have a limited budget. However, this is no longer a problem since Aheadworks offers an entirely new product – Small Business Kit.
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Aheadworks Abandoned Cart Email Magento 2 Extension

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

AheadWorks Abandoned Cart Email Magento 2 Extension Review

Every store owner faces the situation when online shoppers leave their carts after adding some products there. The result of such customers behavior is the loss of sales and profit for an ecommerce merchant. With the Magento 2 Abandoned Cart Email extension, which is a part of the Aheadworks Small Business Kit, you will seamlessly convert abandoned carts into orders. With flexible conditions you create, the module will send personalized messages to customers automatically, inviting them to return to your ecommerce storefront and complete the checkout. It is possible to create multiple rules to target different customer groups, whether based on specific products in a shopping cart or cart total. Moreover, you can motivate cart abandoners to get back to your web store by offering them discount coupons in reminder emails.

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