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Try these Magento Plugins and Extensions for Magento Community, make shopping easy and increase sales

The default install of Magento 1.6 Community Edition can be morphed into a different interactive animal with extensions and plugins that provide additional functionality and features. These are the Magento Extensions we recommend to enhance the user experience of your Magento eCommerce site. 1. One Step Checkout: this plugin is essential for eCommerce sites because it makes the checkout process so much easier by taking the processes from 6 steps to 1. Yep. When it comes to eCommerce sites, the #1 rule is to make it easy for your customers to buy from you. No plugin can do this better. It reduces abandoned cart rates and increases sales, substantially. 2. Configurable Checkout: for when you need to optimize the checkout process even more. Ever find that the checkout process still has superfluous options that don’t flow with what you really need from your customers? The Configurable Checkout extension for Magento allows you to disable the steps and fields that you don’t need for sections like shipping method, shipping information, payment information, and billing information (except for email, first name and last name). It also allows you to use the Billing address at the shipping address. 3. Daily Deals: This extension allows your customers to buy now (!) by offering Limited Time Deals displayed in a fully customizable flash countdown. You can run as many deals as you want simultaneously, choose a main deal, view active and past deals, and schedule the deals in advance. Deals can be set for any number of hours, minutes or days. The deals with with all product types, so it doesn’t matter if you’ve got simple, configurable, bundle, grouped, virtual and/or downloadable. There is even the option to disable the product when a deal ends or the product quantity reaches zero. 4. Refer A Friend: Want to have peeps tell their peeps about your site or products? This plugin makes it easy to do that by placing this into a left or right column, CMS pages or static blocks. The Tell a Friend email that is sent out is fully customizable. 5. AJAX Cart Pro: make adding and removing items from your cart much easier and increase conversions. With this extension, customers can pile things into their cart effortlessly without going to the checkout page. Items are added on the AJAX popup screen which allows users to continue shopping without waiting for the page to refresh. 6. Store Locator: Show off all your retail store locations with this simple plugin. The admin area allows you to set up locations to display on a Google map. Users can search by address and radius to find retail locations in their area. 7. Pickup at Event / Multiple Flatrates: Add flexible shipping options or multiple filtrates for your customers. This Extension offers two big things: 1.) You can list up to 10 different events for your customers to select from which include date and location, or, 2.) the multiple filtrates option will list up to 10 different filtrates let a set fee to be set for standard and expedited shipping options. Min/Max purchase limits can be set for each option as well. Looking to add additional functionality and features to your Magento Community 1.6 site to increase usability and conversions? We can help! Call Customer Paradigm’s team of Magento Developers located in Boulder, Colorado at 303.473.4400 or visit here: http://www.customerparadigm.com/index/620/Magento-Developer.php We also consult and support Magento eCommerce owners and site managers who have questions about the system. Call us and set up a time to talk to one of our Magento professionals and get your questions answered.

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