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Magento 2 Name Your Price Extension by Mageplaza 

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Everyone wants to buy their favored products at a good price. That’s obviously true. When shopping both online and offline, customers always would like to get bargain prices. Magento 2 Name Your Price by Mageplaza can help them to do this on your e-commerce site. 

The functional extension encourages customers’ purchases and rockets the conversion rate for your online business to a great degree.  Continue Reading

The Ultimate Guide to the Future of E-Commerce

ecommerce trends; digital sales; online shopping

E-commerce has seen steady growth for years, but after COVID-19 hit the world, online retails faced both new challenges and possibilities in developing their business. As a year after the start of the pandemic passed, the online sales landscape has changed dramatically. The avoidance of face-to-face contacts, store closures, and numerous coronavirus-related restrictions has forever changed customer behavior patterns. While the economy and society are undergoing a crucial shift, e-commerce merchants need to adjust their business strategy according to the new requirements.

Since more consumers turn to online shopping, digital transformation becomes inevitable for sellers who want to keep their business going and meet new customer demands. By adopting the latest technologies, implementing personalization techniques into the marketing strategy, and switching to more efficient supply chain practices, companies can achieve success in the upcoming years. To help you better understand in which direction to move and which activities to focus on, we’ve compiled a list of emerging e-commerce trends that are changing the business environment in 2021 and are expected to stay for the years to come. By understanding the expectations of a modern buyer and taking appropriate strategic actions a few steps ahead, it is possible to turn crisis times into an opportunity and ensure consistent business growth.

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Imported Resource (Image) Could Not Be Downloaded: How To Fix Error During Magento 2 Import

Magento 2 Development; Magento 2 tutorial

In the following article, we explore a problem that prevents Magento users from importing images. You may be familiar with the ‘Imported resource (image) could not be downloaded from external resource’ issue. If not, below, we provide two StackExchange cases and a possible resolution. Besides, our team developed a dramatically improved way of importing images into Magento 2 which is also described in this article. So, what is the ‘Imported resource (image) could not be downloaded from external resource’ error, and how to fix it? Continue Reading

Magento 2 Bulk API & Asynchronous Import

Magento 2 Bulk API & Asynchronous Import

Below, we discuss the Magento 2 bulk API and the corresponding asynchronous import processes. After a short introduction to the topic, we shed light on the preconditions and history of the asynchronous Magento 2 bulk API. You will find out what new endpoints are used, how asynchronous responses work, what role bulk APIs play in system processes, what status endpoints are utilized, why Swagger is important, etc. After that, we discuss the performance of bulk APIs in Magento 2 as well as the corresponding endpoints and the repeated features, including routes, payloads, responses, delete requests, store scopes, and object update/generation. Finally, the article switches to asynchronous import processes and product creation via bulk APIs Continue Reading

How to migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2 with Improved Import and Export extension

Migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2 is not an ordinary routine. Using the standard Magento data import tool for that may be a difficult task if you are not familiar with coding and working from the command line. Even Magento 2 developers rarely rely on the standard instruments since the migration may prove difficult because of the difference between entities stored in M1 and M2.

That’s why having a tool that simplifies the procedure and leaves you with only mechanical tasks is a great time savior. In this article, we will talk about how to migrate to Magento 2 using the Improved Import and Export extension. Firstly, we will introduce you to the module. After that, you will find out how to import products, customers, and orders to your ecommerce website when you migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2. The article sheds light on such nuances as getting an export table with a corresponding entity, preparing attributes for import, and transferring everything into your brand new storefront.

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How to Import Customers & Customer Addresses to Magento 2

- Magento 2

Magento 2 Development; Magento 2 tutorial

If you don’t know how to import customers to Magento 2, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we shed the light on Magento 2 customers import. There are three separate entities designed to simplify import from external sources by default: System > Data Transfer > Import > Entity > Customers Main File // Customer Addresses // Customers And AddressesBelow, we describe each one. Your journey into the world of the Magento 2 customer data import starts with a Magento 2 sample import table. We explain how to get a file with customers and addresses and describe the structure of the corresponding import table. Next, you will find out what Magento 2 customer import attributes are used for transferring data to your website. The article focuses on Customers Main File attributes, Customer Addresses attributes, and Customers and Addresses attributes used in Magento 2. Besides, we explain attributes mapping for transferring customers from external platforms. After that, we provide a detailed guide on how to import customers and customer addresses to Magento 2.

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How to Export and Import Magento 2 Categories

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Unfortunately, Magento 2 doesn’t let you import and export categories by default. Although the platform’s capabilities associated with data transfers are fairly limited, you can address the existing issues with ease. It is necessary to install a third-party module to import and export categories to Magento 2. In the following article, we shed light on how to transfer an existing category tree to/from your e-commerce website using the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension. After describing the Magento 2 category export, we peruse a sample import table that contains product categories. After that, our attention is focused on specific Magento 2 category attributes: we explore use cases and attribute mapping to let you transfer categories to Magento 2 from any external platforms. Next, there is a detailed step-by-step guide that depicts Magento 2 category import. Also, you will find out how to import product positions in categories (a part of the Visual Merchandiser functionality of Magento 2) and move Magento 2 categories per different store views.

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How To Import and Export Orders to Magento 2

Magento 2 Orders Import

The following article sheds light on how to import orders to Magento 2. Merchants usually do that when they migrate to Magento 2 or synchronize their business with external marketplaces. However, you cannot do that within the admin’s default tools. Therefore, a third-party extension is necessary to maintain this process. 

Besides, the blog post explains how to export orders from Magento 2. This procedure comes in handy in similar cases: when the migration from Magento 2 is required or orders are processed in external systems. Unlike the Magento 2 order import, the corresponding export process is available in the administration right on the order page. Although you can transfer orders from your website with the help of the default tools, we describe a more fully featured but at the same time natural way of doing that. 

In the article below, you will discover how the order import works. We explore the Magento 2 order file structure and generate invoices and shipments while importing tracking numbers. You will also see how to export orders from Magento 2. The last chapter of the article reveals other features of the tool that we use to run data transfers.
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