We’ve been writing about the Magento community multiple times. It is a rapidly growing environment that provides all members with stunning technologies and generates lots of useful tools. And today, we’d like to draw your attention to one promising project – BULLDOG by BORN. Being a new Magento 2 accelerator, it is designed to simplify the way an e-commerce website is born without any sacrifices regarding quality or functionality.'
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Magento 2 BULLDOG Overview
If you think that Magento 2 is already comfortable, affordable, and powerful, especially if you follow our tips on how to get commerce features on the Open Source platform, you are mistaken. With the Magento 2 BULLDOG aggregator by BORN, you get even more user-friendly way to enhance your store reaching new e-commerce horizons (note that BULLDOG is available on Magento 2 Commerce Cloud only, so our tips on Open Source improvements are still useful). The solution is designed for both B2B and B2C stores providing merchants with the rich backend/frontend functionality within a short time frame and a low budget. As we’ve already mentioned, no quality is sacrificed! But why is BULLDOG so cool?
The accelerator enhances the default Magento 2 platform with an entirely new look and feel due to three core approaches to the e-commerce website. Firstly, BULLDOG comes with pre-coded extensions radically simplifying the way you enable the desired features on your online store. Secondly, the Magento 2 accelerator provides merchants with the most demanded UX & UI features that have never been a part of the platform out-of-the-box. And thirdly, BULLDOG offers some unique enhancements to the default way the Magento 2 platform functions. Note that all BULLDOG features are plug and play so that you don’t need to install numerous extensions to get the desired functionality. And the accelerator offers everything you need.
BULLDOG includes top products by such companies as AheadWorks, MageDelight, Vertex, Adyen, Emarsys, Nosto, and Firebear Studio. Our Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension is available with the accelerator! Besides, BULLDOG provides such tools as Help Desk, Product Parts Finder, Store Locator, Blog, Social Login, CPQ (configure price quote), Multi Warehouse Inventory, Marketing Automation, Personalization Engine, Live Chat, and Amazon Plugin. Let’s explore B2B and B2C parts of the Magento 2 accelerator separately.
Magento 2 BULLDOG B2C Features
If you are exhausted by these endless installations, configurations, and customizations caused by the limited functionality of the Magento platform, you should pay attention to BULLDOG. The accelerator will help you create a highly competitive B2C e-commerce website without spending much time and effort or sacrificing the quality of services you provide.
The Magento 2 platformed evolved a lot especially in comparison to its first version. Now, it provides much broader opportunities to businesses of all sizes in all segments. Therefore, every B2C store can fully leverage the new functionality, but it is necessary to work hard to get all the required improvements. Although Magento 2 is the most SEO-friendly and highly-customizable e-commerce platform on the internet, you still need to spend a lot of resources (money, time, effort, etc.) to create a fully-featured B2C website.
The appearance of the Magento 2 BULLDOG accelerator changes the current rules. Now, you no longer need a massive team of specialists or a big budget to run a top-notch B2C e-commerce website. BULLDOG allows leveraging the missing features of the platform literally within just a few clicks. Unlike most SaaS solutions, the accelerator is budget-friendly, easy-to-use, and scalable enough to grow with the business of all size.
The aforementioned pre-coded extensions, custom UX and UI features, and unique enhancements change the existing game forever. Furthermore, to make your B2C experience always up to date, BULLDOG periodically gets updates, new features, and fixes. BORN maintains the accelerator actively providing a better experience with every new upgrade.
Get a feature-rich and fully scalable B2C website with minimal outside maintenance by leveraging the revolutionary functionality of BULLDOG. The accelerator allows you to plug and play the following features (since they are pre-coded, no installation is required):
- Custom Magento 2 theme and UI library – all possible design variations to create a unique store look as fast as possible;
- Help Desk – you no longer need to explore dozens of Magento 2 extensions to provide customers with comprehensive support – the best tool is already included;
- Blog – a feature you always wanted to get by default but never got it in the out-of-the-box version of Magento;
- Store Locator – if e-commerce storefront is not your only business and you also have an offline outlet, simply turn the store locator functionality on and lead your customers to a brick-and-mortar store;
- Elasticsearch – no more lost customers who leave your website due to a terrible search functionality;
- Social Login – provide visitors with the ability to connect their Facebook accounts to your store and log in within just a few clicks;
- Replenishment Orders & Subscriptions – let buyers subscribe to products you sell, pay for them automatically, and get items shipped without visiting your B2C store every time a purchase should be made;
- Product Feed – create product feeds that are already optimized for Google Shopping and provide them to a price comparison engine in the most efficient way;
- Multi-Warehouse Inventory – manage several warehouses with ease;
- Address Verification – verify addresses of your customers to avoid frauds or delivery to a wrong address;
- Tax Calculation – allow shoppers view taxes used in their regions;
- Payment Gateway – let buyers use a convenient payment gateway to complete all transactions;
- Live Chat – a great addition to the aforementioned help desk solution;
- Personalization Engine – another useful plug and play feature offered by the Magento 2 BORN BULLDOG accelerator.
Note that you can enable only the necessary features. Furthermore, if any extension becomes essential due to the growth of your Magento 2 business, you can turn it on any time. BULLDOG is extraordinarily flexible and at the same time easy to use. Due to a broad variety of B2C features, it is suitable for both small online storefronts and substantial e-commerce giants. The accelerator represents the innovative approach to the current way a B2C Magento 2 website is created and run. You no longer need to spend hours of time on multiple installations and customizations – plug and play the desired features. But what about the B2B aspects represented by BULLDOG?
Magento 2 BULLDOG B2B Features
Initially, Magento was optimized for B2C businesses only. In theory, you could run a retail website using the default configuration of the platform (the colossal ecosystem of extensions controverts this statement), but a B2B functionality was not available out-of-the-box. Thus, creating a robust B2B website required lots of time, effort, and money. Although Magento 2 is much more optimized for B2B needs than its predecessor, you still need a plethora of third-party modules to be installed to make your e-commerce store suitable for wholesale. Check the following post to estimate the volume of work necessary for the B2B transformation: Magento 2 B2B Extensions. Luckily, we have the Magento 2 BULLDOG accelerator by BORN.
BULLDOG is designed to optimize the way the Magento 2 B2B website is developed and run. It implements the same approach as we’ve just described in the B2C section to wholesale websites. It means that B2B businesses of all sizes can streamline the accelerator getting the revolutionary tool. BULLDOG is feature-rich and fully scalable so that you can enable the growth of your business switching to this solution. Even in case of a more complicated B2B structure, your store will need minimal outside maintenance, since all features, extensions, and optimizations are pre-coded into the system.
BULLDOG by BORN offers the following features that can be enabled via the plug & play model:
- Custom Magento 2 themes;
- Huge UI library,
- Helpdesk center;
- Fully-featured blog;
- Store locator section;
- Improved catalog search;
- Social login;
- Product parts finder (even better search);
- Product feeds;
- Multi-warehouse inventory.
Besides, you get the same extensions provided for B2C customers of BULLDOG: Address Verification, Address Verification, Tax Calculation & Payment Gateway, Marketing Automation, Live Chat, and Personalization Engine. A B2B-specific module is represented by CPQ – a plugin that helps customers define the price of items across a substantial changing spectrum of variables. Other B2B enhancements include:
- Account Management – advanced account management with user-friendly functionality and features;
- Order Attribute – B2B optimized functionality in the area of order management;
- Quotes, Orders & Replenishment Orders – customers can request price quotes and subscribe to products;
- Product Alerts & Back Order – customers can back order goods and get product alerts when out-of-stock items are back in stock;
- Payment Restrictions – advanced opportunities related to payment methods and rules;
- Order Notes and Prioritization – improved backend routine related to the B2B processing of orders;
- Permissions Structure – advanced permissions to strengthen various management aspects of your e-commerce business.
You must admit that BULLDOG adds lots of features that are not available in Magento 2 by default. And the best thing about all this massive list of options is that you can plug and play only the necessary solutions. Don’t need product subscriptions at your current stage? Nobody forces you to enable this feature. Turn it on when this model is suitable for your B2B business.
Magento 2 BULLDOG Import & Export Functionality
And since our core product is a part of the BULLDOG accelerator by BORN, we cannot leave it out. Let’s say a few words about the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 Extension. The module is designed to connect Magento 2 to any third-party platform or system due to the robust import/export nature and rich backend functionality.
The extension allows you to connect Magento 2 to various platforms in several ways. First of all, you can use the default CSV import and export to transfer data. If this format is not enough, the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension offers the XML support. Although it is a trendy file format when it comes to data import/export, some platforms require a TXT feed, and we provide the appropriate functionality. Besides, you can use Excel files to run the synchronization. Another way to connect Magento 2 to any third-party platform is possible via Google Sheets – no files are generated! Alternatively, our module allows leveraging the API connection.
As for file sources, the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 module provides several options. First of all, you can use your local server to import/export data files. At the same time, a remote server can be used for the same purpose due to FTP/SFTP support. Alternatively, the extension allows leveraging cloud technologies. Create a Dropbox account or use the existing one to transfer data between your e-commerce store and any external platform. When it comes to the import functionality, you can also move data to your website right from a direct URL. Note that the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension will unzip/untar compressed files without any efforts.
Another great benefit of our module is total automation of import and export processes. The Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension supports the standard cron syntax allowing you to create a custom schedule of data updates. At the same time, there is a list of the predefined intervals to choose from. Alternatively, you can launch import and export manually before the update.
Another essential feature of the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension is mapping. It allows matching default attributes of Magento 2 to any third-party rules and requirements. You create a mapping scheme only once, and it is used for further updates. Thus, the necessity to edit data files manually before the import or after the export is eliminated.
You can find the full list of features here:
BULLDOG by BORN
BULLDOG by BORN looks very intriguing. The accelerator eliminates the need to hire a huge team of specialists and spend a lot of time creating an e-commerce store of your dream. All the necessary features can be enabled in a matter of a few clicks without any help from third-party specialists. No additional installations or configurations are required. You switch to the accelerator and enable features that suit your business. And it doesn’t matter what kind of business you run – B2B or B2C. Moreover, the size of your enterprise is not essential because BULLDOG is designed to cover all ecommerce needs. It satisfies the demand of huge companies and can help small businesses scale. For further information, follow this link:'