Magento is a powerful e-commerce platform, one that supports growing online stores with a number of features and functions. And what the platform doesn’t offer, you can fill in the gaps with a wide range of Magento integrations (also called extensions).
These integrations make a robust platform even more valuable. You can get more control over how your e-commerce store looks and works. Extend your store’s functionality and customize your shopper’s experience, all from a single platform.
From growing your sales and profits to making your job easier, here are seven Magento integrations you need to explore.
Starting with our favorite (naturally!), Zenventory offers a powerful suite of inventory and fulfillment tools for Magento store owners. Whether you have a single store or many stores, you can manage all your orders and inventory from a single platform.
When an order comes in, you can view, edit, or cancel orders all on the same screen. Pick each order individually, group-pick orders by proximity and location in larger warehouses, or skip orders for non-physical products. Zenventory sends automated updates with each step of the process, from receiving to shipping, and can even send text messages to your customers about their order status if you choose.
Zenventory integrates with your Magento store to easily sync your store’s item catalog so you can skip the spreadsheet imports. You can receive low stock alerts when quantities run low, and see real-time inventory levels so you always know how much sellable stock you have on hand.
Plus, you can centralize all of your vendors in one space. Catalog items by vendor and make smart purchasing decisions based on prices and supplier lead times. Zenventory helps to take the guesswork out of inventory and order fulfillment so you can focus on value-adding activities.
2. Abandoned Cart Email
Abandoned carts are costly opportunities for online merchants. It’s estimated that about three out of four potential transactions result in an abandoned cart, equaling roughly $18 billion in lost sales each year.
The Abandoned Cart Email plugin for Magento is helping to reduce this problem. It collects data about your website visitors on your behalf, then sends abandoned cart emails to try to bring them back to your website.
You can personalize your email messages so they fit your brand and audience. Take advantage of the ready-made templates to save you time. Plus, you can even choose to include a discount code or coupon with the email to encourage them to finish the checkout process.
3. One Step Checkout Templates by Templates Master
Consumers are increasingly craving simplicity. They want to do business with companies that make it easy and they are less willing to jump through hoops to complete a purchase.
Templates Master came up with one of the most genius Magento integrations with its condensed one-page checkout. It streamlines the checkout time because customers don’t have to jump from one step to another. Shorter checkouts mean more conversions and happier customers!
For comparison, Magento’s traditional checkout process requires customers to complete six (yes, six!) steps. In the era of things like 2-day shipping and grocery delivery services, a lengthy checkout just won’t cut it.
4. TaxJar Sales Tax Automation
When doing business across borders (states and countries) figuring out sales tax can be a chore. The TaxJar Sales Tax Automation plugin for Magento takes the guesswork out of the equation for greater peace of mind.
TaxJar uses the customer’s location to determine the appropriate sales tax. This is especially helpful where collection laws vary by state, or when states host tax-free events like back-to-school shopping. This way, you’re not constantly having to update your system by hand.
5. Magento 2 Instagram Connect
Instagram is a powerhouse when it comes to marketing, and Magento 2 Instagram Connect makes it easy to merge your IG content with your store. Use the plugin to import your Instagram posts and display them on your website. It shows your visitors another side of your brand, encourages them to become IG followers, and helps you grow your reputation.
Along the lines of abandoned cart emails, AdRoll can help you win back customers that visited your website but didn’t purchase. The difference is you don’t need their email address to reconnect with them.
AdRoll for Magento uses tracking pixels to follow users across their journey. Then, it displays items they showed interest in while they’re browsing other websites. It creates top of mind awareness about products they have liked but didn’t have time to explore further. As a result, you can keep website visitors coming back after their sessions were interrupted.
7. Fraud Prevention by Plugin Company
Online fraud increases every year and e-commerce companies are usually left holding the bag. In many cases, criminals carry out “friendly fraud” that’s hard to trace or verify. For example, a customer might claim they never received a package, or that their item arrived damaged.
You can start tracking potential fraud cases with ease with the Fraud Prevention plugin for Magento. Fraud Prevention helps you track every refund for every customer. When a customer receives a refund that you think might be suspicious, simply flag it in your admin dashboard. This creates a record that the plug in automatically tracks for you. Repeat customers who abuse your returns policy will be flagged. What’s more, the tool can automatically block orders from customers who display fraud-related attributes based on the records you flag.
Run a Better E-Commerce Store with Zenventory
The right Magento integrations can make all the difference in how your e-commerce business operates. Plugins can help you maximize sales, connect with customers, and get a bird’s eye view of your inventory and fulfillment processes, and so much more.
At Zenventory, we’re here to help you get the most for your time by optimizing order fulfillment from every angle. Schedule a demo and see how it can help you run a better business!