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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Magento 2 Barclaycard Extension by Mageplaza

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

magento 2 Barclaycard extension

If you are looking for a powerful gateway solution for your e-store, Magento 2 Barclaycard by Mageplaza is a perfect choice because of its popularity and the various card types supported.

Barclaycard functions as a multinational credit card issue and has become one of the most prestigious brands for payment cards globally. 

With the Mageplaza Barclaycard extension for Magento 2, merchants can connect their website with Barclaycard with no difficulty. This module makes the checkout process in your Magento 2 store more convenient for the customers. 
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Amasty Subscriptions & Recurring Payments for Magento 2

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

One of the ways for an ecommerce merchant to run a cost-effective business is using techniques for retaining existing clients. Following this strategy requires building long-term relations with customers, which can be achieved by various methods. One of the solutions for gaining customer loyalty is implementing subscriptions and recurring payments on an online store. With this approach, a store owner provides online shoppers with an option to buy goods and services repeatedly with periodical payments charged automatically. The recurring payment functionality is especially beneficial for businesses that sell products that often run out, like water, pet food, and others, or goods sold on a subscription basis, like newspapers and magazines.

Default Magento 2 doesn’t provide the possibility to utilize the subscription and recurring payments functionality. If you run your store on the default platform and want to accept payments on a recurring basis, you should consider installing an appropriate third-party module. One of such robust solutions is offered by Amasty the Subscriptions & Recurring Payments extension for Magento 2. With the module, you can allow customers to buy all or particular products on subscription and receive regular recurring payments. This way, you improve the customer shopping experience on your web store by simplifying the ordering process for repetitive purchases. As a store owner, you get a convenient way for accepting recurring payments and save costs on acquiring new customers.

Below, we describe the main features of the Magento 2 subscriptions and recurring payments module.
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How to Import Data via REST API into Magento 2

How to Import REST API data to Magento 2

Depending on the edition of your Magento 2 installation, your built-in import and export tools may vary a little bit. However, the difference is not very vast: with the Commerce edition, you can create schedules of updates while the Open Source edition doesn’t let you do that. At the same time, neither of them lets you leverage REST API import processes. Luckily, the missing functionality can be enabled at any moment with minimum effort. You only need to install the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 module to leverage the Magento 2 REST API import and export processes. 

The following article sheds light on how to import data into Magento 2 via REST API. We discuss how to enable the Magento 2 REST API import and what extra benefits you can get. If you are not familiar with what REST API is, we’ve also prepared a chapter that describes this standard. Besides, there is an FAQ section that provides answers to frequently asked questions about REST and Magento 2 import/export processes.
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Magento 2 Canada Post Extension by Mageplaza

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 Canada Post Extension

Going along with incredible growth opportunities, today’s eCommerce businesses get more pressure from satisfying modern shoppers’ expectations. Buyers are more accustomed to instant gratification when shopping online. 

Basically, they want to get their parcels quickly at a minimal cost. This movement on customers’ demand requires eCommerce merchants to have a proper shipping pricing strategy that can generate sales without breaking the bank. 

In order to create a competitive shipping strategy, the Mageplaza Canada Post extension allows eCommerce merchants to integrate with today’s top e-commerce shipping solution – Canada Post. 
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How to Import Database in Magento 2

- Fire development, Magento 2

Magento 2 import export debug log

Recently, we’ve spotted a question on StackExchange regarding database import. David Duong faced problems while transferring a database on Magento 2.3.3. Below, we shed light on the issue and the provided solution for the Magento 2 database import. However, it is quite a complex process since the system doesn’t let you transfer a database to Magento 2 directly. You always need to create an output file that contains a particular entity. If your file incorporates several types of data (e.g., products and orders), it is necessary to split it into two separate tables.

Furthermore, you always have to edit attributes in the imported file to make them suitable for the Magento 2 requirements. Otherwise, no database import to Magento 2 is possible. And it is impossible to automate regular data transfers from a database to your e-commerce website. However, there is a tool that solves all these issues. After we describe a method provided in the StackExchange discussion, you will find out how to achieve the missing functionality with the help of the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension. For more tips and advice, read our Cookbook. Continue Reading

Related Products Magento 2 Extensions

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Related Products Magento 2 Modules, Extensions, and Plugins

With the help of related products, you can motivate online shoppers to explore your storefront and check the goods you sell there. If an occasional visitor is dissatisfied with a specific product, you can introduce them to substitutes with a lower price, another color, or better functionality. You only need a proper Magento 2 extension that automatically generates related products for the entire catalog of your store. In this post, we provide an overview of the most reliable Magento 2 related products extensions.

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How to Import and Export Attributes, Values, and Attribute Sets in Magento 2

Magento 2 attributes, values, and attribute sets import and export

Operating an e-commerce store is associated with numerous processes. Various management chores include a broad array of actions from creating a category tree to adding an FAQ section. Somewhere between these processes, attribute management is hidden. Magento 2 heavily relies on attributes, attribute sets, and attribute values. You may need to update them frequently as well as add new designations from time to time. Although the platform delivers all the tools necessary to manage your attributes and all the related data, your daily routine turns into an unbearable burden if you work with hundreds of records. However, we know how to assist you with that.

To automate various tasks, you can import or export attributes, attribute sets, and attribute values to/from your Magento 2 website. Below, we shed light on how to enable this functionality on your store even though Magento 2 lacks the corresponding features. A little spoiler: you need to install the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension. It will help you transfer Magento 2 attributes, values, and attribute sets to and from your e-commerce website. 

The article below focuses on the pros and cons of both manual attribute management and the corresponding import and export automation. After that, it sheds light on various aspects of the import and export functionality represented by our extension. You will learn how to manage attribute tables, edit attribute values, create new attributes on the fly during import, use multiple file formats and sources for the attribute import and export, as well as leverage alternative transfersMapping and scheduling are also described in this post.
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Mirasvit Automatic Related Products for Magento 2

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Mirasvit Automatic Related Products Magento 2 Extension Review; Automatic Related Products Magento Module Overview

In this post, we are exploring one of the possibilities to increase average order value and improve customer engagement on an ecommerce store. Today, we will talk about related product suggestions as a way to reinforce one’s marketing efforts. Offering web store visitors goods related to their interests captures attention and motivates them to add more items to the shopping cart. Magento 2 allows ecommerce site owners to configure dedicated blocks for showcasing related products on their storefront. However, the default platform’s possibilities are limited when it comes to the setup of related product links since it requires doing everything manually.

If you want to streamline related product blocks configuration and automate the relevant processes, pay attention to the Automatic Related Products extension by Mirasvit. The module provides Magento 2 store owners with flexible settings for establishing links between related products and displaying the most relevant promotional offers to customers. Below, we look closer at the core features of the Magento 2 related products extension and show its backend and frontend interfaces.

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The Complete Guide to Magento 2 Bundle Products, and how to import them

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 delivers several types of complex products. While configurable items are the first thing that comes to mind in this case, you may also leverage product bundles. Magento 2 bundle products are designed to provide customers with an additional creativity level and exceptional freedom. With this product type, they can create their own item sets from the available options. And while buying bundled products is intuitive and doesn’t differ much from other e-commerce purchases, managing them in the Magento 2 admin is a quite complex routine that needs additional elucidation.  

In this guide, we show how to create bundle products and how to import such products to the Magento 2 catalog. The article guides you through the explanation of what bundle products are, focussing on various nuances of this product type. After that, the topic of the publication shifts to another vital aspect: we explain how to create bundle products in Magento 2. The last section of this blog post is dedicated to the bundle product import to Magento 2. It describes specific attributes associated with bundle products and sheds light upon other nuances of transferring items of this type to your e-commerce website. Also, we provide a separate chapter that describes how to import bundle products to Magento 2 from Google Sheets

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Magento 2 Automatic Related Products Extension by Aheadworks

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

AheadWorks Automatic Related Products Magento 2 Extension Review; AheadWorks Automatic Related Products Magento Module Overview

Below, we describe one of the most popular Aheadworks modules – Automatic Related Products. The extension is designed to create, customize, and manage related product blocks on a Magento website. It offers flexible conditions for defining related products and allows users to tailor the look of appropriate blocks and choose their position on each store page. Furthermore, Magento 2 related products extension by Aheadworks is mobile-friendly, so it provides seamless UX for screen-specific interactions. Let’s look at the extension’s features and then explore its backend and appearance on frontend pages. Continue Reading