Year-end holiday season is starting, for many businesses this is the most profitable time of year. Many readers are asking me questions like this: What Magento extensions should I install to my Magento store to take advantage of year-end holiday to boost my sales?
Here are 6 must-have Magento extensions that will help your business make the most of the holiday shopping frenzy.
Number 1: Gift Card
There’s no doubt this is the most useful Magento extension to boost sales in year-end holidays. Gift card extension allows your visitors to buy gift certificates with any values for further purchases on your website, Customers can spend gift cards themselves or present them to friends with ‘Merry Christmas’, ‘Happy Birthday’ or any other greeting messages.
Some good Gift Card extensions that were tested by me:
Aheadword GiftCard: http://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/magento-extensions/gift-card-certificate.html
Magestore GiftCard: http://www.magestore.com/magento-gift-card-extension.html
Webtexsoft Giftcard: http://www.webtexsoftware.com/gift-cards-magento-extension
Number 2: Reward Points
Why reward points extension is good for your holiday marketing campagin? Reward Points extensions will give points to your customers when they complete specific activities on your site, for example: Buy products, leave comments, reviews, share product link on social, refer friend to your store.
This is perfect solution for enhancing customers’ loyalty, improving user experience, and increasing sales rates and spreading your promotional program to customer’s friends.
Some popular Reward points extensions:
Magestore Reward Points: This is by far the best reward points extension at the moment with many powerful functions like transferring points, API…
Sweettooth Reward: Most popular Reward points extension that can be integrated not only in Magento but also other ecommerce platforms
Aheadwork reward points: Easy-to-use with most of users
Number 3: Gift Wrap
This extension adds an option that allows customers to select wrapping paper either in product page or shopping cart with gift message and even gift card. They can choose to wrap all items in a box or each item separately. You can organize gift wrapping service at your website, show a special “Gift wrap” label on required product pages according to created rules and let customers wrap their items in elegant gift papers, bags, or boxes.
These Gift Wrap extensions are working good for my customers:
FME Gift Wrap: http://www.fmeaddons.com/magento/gift-wrap-extra-fee.html
Magestore Gift Wrap: http://www.magestore.com/magento-gift-wrap-extension.html
Amasty Gift Wrap: http://amasty.com/magento-gift-wrap.html
Number 4: Product labels
This is a simple but useful module for motivating sales, Product Labels module for Magento stores enable you to make visually-exciting label images and call-to-action texts that are showed on product images. Imagine the sales you’ll make when customers see labels and text like: “Save $30 on this item only on Chrismas!” and “Hurry! Limited supply!”
Some good Product labels extensions:
Amasty Product Labels: http://amasty.com/product-labels.html
Aheadworks on sales + Product Labels: http://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/magento-extensions/on-sale.html
Number 5: Promotional Gift
This extension allows to run different promotions at the same time such as“Buy X – Get Y free”, “Purchase over $200 – Get Y at 50% off”. There’s no better chance to gift your customers than year-end holidays, this extension help you notify discount/free gift right on product images so customers won’t miss your promotion program.
I’m only using Magestore Promotion Gift on a customer’s Magento website so I have no idea about other providers, it’s great if you could drop a comment to let me know your experience on other providers.
Number 6: Daily deal
The name says it all, this extension help create Daily deal countdown just like Groupon, a good option for seasonal sales-off campaign.
You can use Daily deal from these providers:
Apptha Daily Deal: https://www.apptha.com/magento/deals-extension
Magestore Daily Deal: http://www.magestore.com/magento-daily-deal-extension.html
Mage-world Daily Deal: http://www.mage-world.com/magento-daily-deal-extension.html
My last words
Have you got any of the extensions mentioned in the article? How do you feel after using it/them? Drop your comment to let other know
Good luck with your year-end holiday sales!