Magento 2 Extensions Recap: Hot Picks from Magento Connect

Aitoc Team

Magento 2 extensions roundup

While the industry is (im)patiently waiting for the launch of Magento 2 Marketplace, we’ve browsed through the M2 extensions already available on Magento Connect and have picked 10 interesting apps that can give your business unique flavor and competitive advantage.

These are the Magento 2 extensions that may not be getting the attention they deserve, yet we have found them to be innovative, promising, and well… COOL!

1. Pinterest Rich Product Pins 

by Creatuity

$59.99 (special price from $99.99)

magento 2 extension by creatuity

In eCommerce, the role of visuals can hardly be overestimated. Besides, many industries such as Fashion, Beauty, Home Decor, and many others view Pinterest as an important marketing channel.

And, with Pinterest Rich Products Pins, you can easily port your Magento 2 products into Pinterest, allowing users of this social network to add items to boards, to like your products and to eventually purchase them.

Main features
  • Meet Pinterest’s Rich Pins requirements for price, currency, product name and image.
  • Send additional information to Pinterest, such as your store name and URL.
  • Share product descriptions and availability with the Pinterest crowd.
  • Easily add a Pinterest button to product pages.
  • Use the extension with your existing sharing option from Pinterest.

2. Free SMS

by Voodoo SMS

Free to install + credit packages from 1,9 p/SMS

 magento 2 extension by voodoo sms

In online sales, SMS is capable of boosting conversion rates and increasing customer loyalty exponentially. The Bohemian Guitars case study suggests your sales may skyrocket as far as 98% thanks to using SMS only.

Voodoo SMS is a bulk SMS service provider that operates in the UK. It has released an SMS automation service that works awesomely with Magento 2.

In short, it allows you to text your clients instead of sending them transactional emails. While Voodoo SMS may not be the only bulk text message provider, it’s the first one to release a Magento 2- compatible extension.

Main features
  • Set the sender ID for SMS notifications.
  • Send new order SMS notifications.
  • Send cancelled order text messages.
  • “New customer signed up” admin notifications.
  • Support for custom variables such as First Name, order ID, and others.

3. Learning Search Connect

by SLIsystems

Free to install + SLI SaaS package fees

magento 2 apps by SLIsystems

SLI Learning Seach® is a patented solution that “educates” and improves search in your Magento 2 store, essentially helping customers quickly find the products they need.

With SLI Learning Search Connect ported in your Magento 2 console, you can take advantage of various learning-based hosted extensions by SLI:

  • Learning Search
  • Learning Navigation
  • Learning Recommendations
  • Site Champion: User Generated SEO
  • Dynamic Product Banners
  • Merchandising and Reporting Console

4. Size Chart

by Plumrocket®

$49

Magento 2 plumrocket extension

Size Chart allows customers to enter their dimensions (bust, waist, hips) and easily find fitting products in the store. A chart like this would be helpful for stores with multiple measurement systems and/or websites that serve international audiences.

Main features
  • Several modes of size chart display (on-page and popup).
  • Set a size chart per product.
  • Set a size chart per category.
  • Customize the chart’s look-and-feel in the HTML editor.

5. Guest Wish List

by BelVG

$149

magento 2 belvg wishlist

While Magento 2 lets registered users add products to wish lists, it doesn’t allow guests to do the same. The Guest Wish List extension enables both registered users and guests to create wish lists.

Main features
  • Unregistered store visitors can add products to wish lists.
  • No page reloads (wish lists are updated with Ajax).
  • Set cookie duration in the admin panel.
  • Show up to 3 wish list items in sidebar.
  • There is a separate page where one can manage wish lists.

6. Price Countdown

by IKSANIKA

$29,00

Magento 2 extension by IKSANIKA

The extension allows you to put some pressure on your store visitors with a fully-adjustable countdown timer baked into your Magento 2 native Limited-Time Deal functionality.

Main features
  • Configure the timer to your needs.
  • Set your own countdown title.
  • Choose Days, Hours, Minutes and Seconds format.
  • Choose from several design templates.
  • Use your own color palette for the timer.

7. SEO Meta Templates

by Mageworx

$99

mageworx-magento-2-seo-templates

Elaborating meta data for each product and category in your store can be tiresome. SEO meta templates allow you to add meta data to all product pages and everywhere else in just a few clicks!

Main features
  • Create SEO templates for product titles, descriptions and URLs.
  • Use templates for H1 tags on product pages.
  • Use SEO templates for category pages.
  • Automatically generate templates by Cron.
  • By-store-view settings.

8. Newsletter Pop-up

by IWD

from $200

Magento 2 extension by IWD

Сlient retention and getting customers to sign up for newsletter is a major challenge for many an eCommerce website. However, you can consider this problem solved with Newsletter Pop-up by IWD.

It is not your average opt-in form.  It allows you to create highly-adjustable, responsive popups. You can set when and where the form appears. The best part is –  the popup includes social follow buttons, which you can configure.

Main features
  • Set the timing of popup appearance.
  • Control where the form appears on the page (top, bottom, etc.)
  • Configure the popup’s look-and-feel.
  • Perform a check whether the customer is already subscribed.
  • Choose the social buttons to show and the icon colors to use.

9. J2T Points & Rewards

by J2T Design

€49.99 (special price from €69.99)

Magento 2 extension by J2T

J2T Points and Rewards is a robust customer loyalty solution that allows you to reward those who make purchases in your store, refer others to your website or register in your web shop.

The extension allows you to configure your points system on a granular level, and gives you a variety of ways to expose customers to your rewards program.

Main features
  • Give points (=store credit) for registration, purchases or referring a friend.
  • Customers are told about the ability to earn points in product lists.
  • Customers are told about the ability to earn points on product pages.
  • A separate dashboard with points is available to customers.
  • You can send points-soon-to-expire notifications.

10. Review Booster

by Aitoc

$125 

Magento 2 extenion by Aitoc

Review Booster is a Magento 2 incarnation of the popular Review Booster for M1 extension by Aitoc (with 2963 popularity score on Magento Connect!)

The Magento 2 version contains multiple improvements, including Verified reviews, products pros and cons, the ability to vote reviews as helpful/unhelpful, and many more.

Main features
  • Show the number of votes a rating is based on.
  • Send automatic review requests to customers.
  • Display the most “helpful” reviews first.
  • Reviews by actual buyers become “Verified”.
  • Shoppers can indicate pros and cons or report abuse.
Do you know other awesome Magento 2 extensions? Let us know by leaving a comment!
Aitoc Team
The Aitoc team is a crew of distinguished Magento developers who have so far built dozens of top-performing Magento extensions. We do custom development for Magento eCommerce and other platforms!

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