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5 Must Have eCommerce Extensions for Magento 2.1

December 20, 2016
The ability to customize digital tools to suit your objectives can help you take your business to a whole new level. In the past, enterprises adjusted themselves to the features and restrictions of software platforms. Now, network environments can be custom-tailored to fit your needs and individual requirements--the only limitation is your imagination.
 
With eCommerce extensions for Magento, building your web presence the way you want has never been simpler, easier or more empowering. Here are 5 must-have extensions from the Magento 2.1 marketplace.
 
1. Celebros Natural Language Site Search
 

The Celebros Magento 2.1 plug-in is loaded with tools that empower your company’s’ website:

  • Semantic site search
  • Guided navigation
  • Complete, multi-select navigation
  • Dynamic merchandising engine
  • Virtual categories
  • Cross-sell and product finders
  • SeeVolution analytics
 
Celebros Site Search utilizes the latest AI technology including concept-based semantic algorithms, which means the app understands the shopper’s intent, queries, and personalized search terms. Consequently, merchants can expect highly relevant and accurate results the very first time, every time, including the very first page the customer visits. This translates into higher conversion rates, increased average order values, and more repeat business.
 

2. Yotpo Reviews

Mobile and consumer reviews are two of the biggest trends these days. The Yotpo extension helps you take advantage of both by integrating them into one powerful app. This mobile-friendly program enables customers to write reviews, ask questions, and upload photos at key points in their journey with your company. As a result, your business can then easily display user-generated content on-site, which helps you establish trust and improve customer engagement.
 
Harnessing the power of customer content helps your business in many others ways too. It improves your website’s search rankings, drives traffic from social networks, and taps the power of digital word of mouth, which is more important than ever given that consumers now trust peer reviews more than branded ads.
 
3. Dotmailer Marketing Automation
 
Dotmailer is a powerful email automation system that helps you transform data into highly dynamic and personalized content campaigns. Research shows that email marketing is still one of the best ways to engage with customers and Dotmailer helps you do it better than ever.
 
The program has all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a state-of-the-art email app, but its true strength lies in the way it allows you to engage customers personally and with timely and meaningful messaging. Dotmailer believes that “It’s not the size of your list. It’s the way that you use it.” This extension delivers the kind of deeper engagement that drives a higher Return on Investment.
 
4. Signifyd - Fraud and Chargeback Protection
 
Chargebacks, customer dissatisfaction from erroneous declines, and fraud detection cost businesses significantly. Signifyd addresses these problems with a full-service cloud-based platform that automates fraud prevention, the order review process, and chargeback protection. Put simply, Signifyd reduces the risks eCommerce merchants face. When you have zero liability for fraud, then you can concentrate on growing your business.
 
5. Taxjar -- Sales Tax Automation
 
Taxjar is an extension that maximizes efficiencies by automating sales tax calculation, reporting, and filing. It allows you to grow your business worldwide without having to worry about tax matters, shipping liabilities, or other nettlesome compliance issues. When you don’t have to fret about endless tax jurisdictions, then you are free to spend more time selling.
 
Takeaway
 
Magento has always had a reputation for speed and quality. In the past, however, some businesses delayed or resisted migrating to the platform because there were not yet enough extensions. That is no longer true. Today, the Magento Marketplace is stocked with completely validated and fully tested extensions. It’s never been easier or a better time to “Get Started” with Magento 2.1 and its market-ready extensions and Guidance can help, so contact us today