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A Major Update to Santa’s List | version 2019.1.0 by Aheadworks

Aheadworks to update Santa’s list: the kids are all right, hands-on and navigating to their true professional calling.

High-school students at Aheadworks

With the 2019 year coming to a close, Aheadworks are to update Santa’s list with a good hundred boys and girls who did amazingly well this year. We have welcomed a great number of smarties on career exploration tours, met others at coding and engineering competitions. There have also been the bravest ones who tasted work life and apprenticed with Aheadworks.

Many of us parents ourselves, we understand the utter importance of guiding and supporting children toward their true professional calling. We are here to help them find their dreams. Therefore, Aheadworks spare no effort to work with students all year round within a variety of events. Let’s see how we have helped Santa top-up his hands-on kids list.

Slimming the Prices Down: Black Friday Discounts at Aheadworks Store

Friday is back in black with lucrative discounts from Aheadworks. Get tempted now!

Black Friday 2019 at Aheadworks

By far and large, things in black look smaller, it is a fact of science. You ladies know the deal! Aheadworks is slimming the prices 25% down for an extraordinary five-day Black Friday feast of discounts starting November 28, 2019. To the pleasure of your eyes, it is not an optical illusion!

Hold on, don’t run like hell to grab your luck. There is a tiny formality: you put on something black and get a Black Russian. Remember, it’s Friday afterall. Oh, and the coupon code, apply it at the checkout. Do not mistake the order. Enjoy.

BLACKFRIDAY19

“And Cyber Monday?”, you will ask. Monday is cancelled. No one likes Mondays, call them cyber or sober. Fridays are the ever favourites, are they! This year’s Friday will reach up to December 2, the very black midnight, to be sure. But wait, you are not going to procrastinate, are you? The lady in black, Friday, is here already. Remember Ken Hensley’s “And when one day she comes to you, Drink deeply from her words so wise, Take courage from her as your prize and say hello for us” and act now!

Shop now at Aheadworks


Need a tool to design and support promo-codes for marketing and sales campaigns, like the one above or even better? We’ve got a solution for your Magento 2 store:

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Treat yourself to one on Black Friday

coupon code generator Magento 2

 

How Much Support Does a Customer Support Team Need?

Aheadworks experts to reveal the secrets of their top-notch customer support. Come and meet the team, in an up-front talk on their job-role needs and demands. 

How Much Support Does a Support Team Need

Customer-facing roles require high stamina and resilience, even when you worship and admire your job. In a regular workday, a customer support team stretch their emotional intelligence, continuously engage in creative problem-solving, sprint for response times, collect customer feedback, analyse gargantuan volumes of information and write sharp. Awesome people are those, who help! 

Though, let’s face it, these jobs can be exhausting. The expectation for customer support fellas to be relentlessly cheery is dangerous. There is a lot of care a customer support team need too. Just think about:

  • Self-care;
  • Continuous learning;
  • Interpersonal communication;
  • Team care.

Let’s talk to experts, the highly acclaimed Customer Support team from Aheadworks. Let’s see what they say.

All Halloween Summer Abundance: harvesting generous discounts from Aheadworks!

Watching leaf fall in the serenity of the Indian Summer, Aheadworks is bringing the prices down to share generous discounts on the verge of Halloween. Indian Summer Sale

We could have run a regular Halloween sale, as we have already done, as we will of course do sometime in the future, but the fanciful weather of the period, the pleasant course of revival, warmth and gold, prompts to share now. It’s fall time after all. In harmony with nature Aheadworks brings the prices down. Enjoy the Indian Summer discounts!

Top-up your cart with the extensions in golden yellow – the very hue of autumn, to get up to 25% off the bundle price. Harvest now! Put your cart together today, and save time to cut the Jack-’o-Lantern pumpkin. We will be rolling up the sale on the eve of Halloween, November 1st.

Luxuriating in the warm spell of the season, the Northern hemisphere are celebrating the goodness of the All Hallows time, Indian Summer a beautiful metaphor to. Halloween is the heyday of the period, a bright punctuation of the short interval of smoke and mildness in the prime of the late autumn warmth. These days are meant to charge us with gratitude and sense of everlasting revival to keep our spirits up during the headlong rush into winter. Motivating. The time draws lavish praise!

Grab a steaming cup and visit our store today for lucrative offers to complete your harvest. We have a kettle on, already whistling for you. Enjoy these second summer days.


Promo Category: Sales & Motivation
Bulk discount 1: 15% – 2 yellow extensions
Bulk discount 2: 25% – 3 yellow extensions
Deadline: November 1, 2019

Bambora APAC for Magento 2: One more way to feel comfortable with payments

Automate payment processing while providing extreme user-friendly checkout with Bambora APAC for Magento 2!

Many of you have heard of Bambora — a payment company that provides solutions for processing online payments, billing, transfers. After thorough research on the Bambora software, Aheadworks has grown interested in its advanced checkout functionality. We’ve put extra efforts into implementing the tool into the Magento platform to enhance the experience of handling payments for any merchant. With the extension, you get a completely secure payment gateway able to deliver fast results

Extension Features

  • Secure customers with the built-in Bambora input fields that isolate credit card data;
  • Stay relevant to PCI Security Standards as the extension do not define credit card data to any server but Bambora domain;
  • Benefit from SOAP API and Bambora WDSL combination to cover transactions steps fast;
  • Increase user-friendliness of payments with the Vault for Magento 2 support;
  • Manage complex payments of Advanced Subscription Products for Magento 2 by using Bambora checkout as an extra fee gateway;

What you get with Aheadworks Bambora APAC for Magento 2

Standing ovations! +2 Aheadworks developers get Magento 2 certified.

Congratulations to Aheadworks team of developers to have proven their high competence yester week reaching to another two Professional Developer certificates from Magento!

Aheadworks Magento Professional Developers

Aheadworks keep excelling in Magento expertise continuously topping our extensive profile up with professional certificates and awards. We are celebrating today two new Magento 2 Certified Professional Developers to be distinguished within our team. Well done, mates!

Here at Aheadworks we have long been implementing the tailored strategy of continuous development and certification, which by far comes in many benefits for everyone:

  • Company – we have a dream-team of developers who keep Aheadworks’ heart beating;
  • Clients – it tells the difference in exceptional services, assures the quality and builds trust;
  • Team – achievements raise self-awareness and set focus for future continuous development.

They say perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. There is always room for development and human potential is inexhaustible. Lifelong learners and curious experimenters ourselves we truly appreciate this notion and implement it in our practice. This is how innovations get born: visions and concepts which outspeed trends in ecommerce and set Aheadworks truly ahead of its competitors. This is how we soundly respond to the challenges of the market and bring exceptional services to the door of your store. All that is only possible due to our super team of designers, developers, quality assurers, managers, thinkers, marketers and other fantastic creatures. 

Magento 2 Certified Professional Developer 

A primarily scenario-based exam, it is designed to validate the skills and knowledge needed to customize Magento 2 in the areas of: UI modifications, database changes, admin modifications, checkout process customizations, order management integrations and customizations, catalog structure and functionality changes. This exam is for a Magento 2 developer who has a deep understanding of Magento 2 development concepts and experience (recommend 1.5 years) in implementing and customizing Magento 2.

Make way for Aheadworks June Updates!

It’s common to believe summertime sadness(™) makes people lazy. We prove the statement wrong introducing a bunch of the extension updates to expand your business reach!

Meet the refined and improved stars of the Aheadworks catalog!

Magento 2 Blog

Magento 2 Blog 2.6.0
+ Category hierarchy (Subcategories);
+ Post Author pages;
+ Mass action: assign posts to an author;
+ Twitter account settings moved to Author page settings;
+ Author’s LinkedIn and Facebook links;
+ Previous/Next links on the article pages;
+ Posts counter in blog tab on product pages;
+ Meta Titles;
+ Option to hide Blog from the main navigation menu;
* Minor fixes and design adjustments.

Magento 2 Add Free Product to Cart

Magento 2 Add Free Product to Cart 1.2.0

+ Option “Include/Exclude Tax” for rule validation;
+ Option to show popup everywhere or on the cart and checkout pages only;
Resolved:
* Conflict with Klarna payment module;
* Discount is not added to PDF invoice;
* Discount isn’t shown in email notifications;
* Problem with translations;
* Free product does not display until cart page is reloaded;
* Can’t change indexer to “Update by Schedule”.

Magento 2 RMA

Magento 2 RMA 1.4.0
+ Custom Statuses;
+ Status Priority;
+ Option to disable a status;
+ Custom fields can be tied to actions;
+ Non-linear workflow;
+ RMA data export to CSV/Excel;
+ Option to disable custom fields;
+ Print RMA label from the backend;
+ RMA Tab at backend customer page;
+ Improved process of creating a replacement order for admin;
+ A “Back” Button on Credit Memo page;
+ Integration with Magento 2 Coupon Code Generator;
+ Minor usability improvements;
Resolved:
* Unnecessary commas in the address in the frontend.

Magento 2 Abandoned Cart Email

Magento 2 Abandoned Cart Email 1.1.0
+ Added Restore Cart Link;
+ Abandoned cart emails can be sent to guest users;
+ Product image in the email;
+ Integration with Magento 2 Automatic Related Products;
Resolved:
* IWD Order Manager compatibility;
* Fixed issue when emails are sent without delay;
* Error occurs during compilation (Magento 2.1.16 Open Source);
* Fixed issue when ‘Sender email’ and ‘Sender name’ do not correspond to different stores;
* Error appears on the Preview page for the Admin if Test Email Recipient is not configured;
* Magento 2.3.1 Commerce compatibility improvements.

Let’s Rave Ahead: Aheadworks is now part of Rave Digital!

Following recent acquisition Aheadworks is now part of Rave Digital, forming a new powerful entity to name aloud highest quality standards on the eCommerce development market.   

Aheadworks celebrate their merger with Rave Digital

We are excited to announce that the acquisition of Aheadworks is now complete and the company is now part of Rave Digital.This is by far a union of implicit mutual benefits and multiple prospects to give the world a true rulesetter on the market of Magento eCommerce development and services.

Aheadworks has long hacked its way towards international acknowledgement as a premier Magento developer, continuously consolidating their positions with international awards, exceptional reviews from customers and new promising partnerships. It is time to expand and diversify, bravely exercise our inexhaustible ambition in full and reach a potential of unprecedented height. Time to be part of something bigger.

Rave is a top-rated Magento Certified, Professional Solutions Partner focused on Magento 2 Commerce, Commerce Cloud, and Open Source solutions. It is over 300 small to large-cap entities to which Rave provide end-to-end Ecommerce solutions, launching and maintaining their professional online presence.

Our team at Aheadworks is thrilled to join Rave Digital, one of the top eCommerce development companies, a globally renowned web and software developer. We are looking forward to our new accomplishments as one company and one global team. Bigger. Broader. Braver.

It is reassuringly true, our customers and partners have accepted the purchase news with overwhelming positivism. Now they will have access to Rave’s extensive suite of multi-cloud, B2B and B2C e-commerce solutions. Furthermore, they will be part of the only company on this planet that is Magento Implementation Partner and Premier Technology Partner at once.

Existing is the act of being, to be part of something bigger is to act bigger. Expanding geographically and in number of co-workers we will grow our client base worldwide, craving for dominance on the markets of the USA and India. We will be able to deliver our clients unparalleled flexibility and choice to be creative and innovative. We will be able to help win your market share in highly differentiated ways.

Together we are one. Let’s Rave Ahead!

Magento 2 Countdown Timer: Engage customers around the clock

Promo campaigns, daily deals, special occasion services — meet the specialty of Magento 2 Countdown Timer!

Magento 2 Countdown

Isn’t it discouraging when you take your time, put a decent amount of effort, plan a promo event thoroughly but… there’s no actual response to it? Well, people are really hard to please  we admit it,  but what if, it just wasn’t the right time?

You don’t have to worry about such things anymore. Leave the thought be and rejoice: our new extension is meant to put you on even footing with Time itself! No more excuses, no more failed ideas. With the extension, you will be able to visualize your promos in a most subtle, but powerful way.

Make every second special with Magento 2 Countdown Timer!

Magento 2 Countdown Overview

The module helps to conduct customer behavior with a smart time-limitation functionality.  Now it can’t be easier to get a purchase decision from a customer as they are strongly influenced by the sense of urgency you create with a countdown timer.

Features

  • one-time and recurring rules scheduled for days, weeks, months, or years;
  • customizable countdown specifying days, hours, minutes, and seconds left;
  • unlimited placement options, including category/product pages and via widget;
  • 5 design options for a countdown block;
  • CSS box for creating rich text messages;

Aheadworks Boasts Full End-to-End Magento Services

More than a developer: Aheadworks gains further recognition as a trusty one-stop Magento ecommerce partner offering full end-to-end services

It couldn’t have gone unnoticed, Aheadworks Inc. has rapidly increased their presence on the Magento ecommerce market as a provider of end-to-end services (E2E), boasting remarkable agility and strive to be ahead of partners’ expectations.

By far a bold and daring endeavour, mere offering of end-to-end services assures that the provider fully understands their customers’ needs and is able to apprehend the journey from end to end towards complete satisfaction. Aheadworks has excelled in the job.       

Magento end-to-end services
Where ends meet

Better operational efficiency, reduced costs, faster resolutions and unrivalled visibility is what all businesses naturally aim at, whether blue-chip or small ones. The rabbit doesn’t come easy, even on the web. Handling large amounts of information alongside strict software integration requirements may seem tough enough at the onset of one’s business. And then come bugs, updates, constant security attacks and other challenges for a good night’s sleep. This is exactly when companies prefer one service provider being responsible for managing all support, installation, implementation and ongoing maintenance of their Magento platform. E2E solutions noticeably reduce hassle, cost, resources and time. Furthermore, they allow to keep pace with changing platform infrastructure and business needs. You just have to choose a supplier.

How to tie the ends

Aheadworks can tell the difference. The company comes on stage of E2E services with an array of bespoke development solutions for Magento-powered businesses. Whether it’s B2B or B2C, the Ahead team of front-end and back-end Magento developers will get full advantage of all the features and flexibility of the platform for each unique project. A sweet slogan as it sounds, but true enough as our partners say. See for yourself:

 Custom development Magento Custom Development

Analytics and Consultation – Performance Optimisation – Custom Theme Designing – Magento Third Parties Integration – Technical Support – SEO

Magento 2 Migration Upgrade to Magento 2

Theme Migration – Extension Migration – Custom Code Migration – Data Migration – Performance Optimisation

B2B Implementation Magento B2B Implementation

Enhanced Security – Intuitive Product Catalogue – Custom Catalogues – Flexible Payment Options – Bulk and Recurring Orders – Flexible Shipping

Maintenance Services Magento Maintenance

Security Patches – Version Updates – Site Audit – Performance Management – Monitoring/Alerts – Clean/Roll-up Logs

Go Ahead!

All is said, it is high time now to contact us to find more about our services and decide how we can best help your business expand. Aheadworks is your one-stop.

2019 Magento Partner Award | Best Marketplace Innovator!

Fourth time in a row Aheadworks is best in innovative development for Magento!

Wonderful news arrived this morning as an announcement from Imagine 2019 event highlighting Aheadworks winning Magento Partner Award. Fourth time we walk away as best Marketplace Innovator. Aheadworks keep on maintaining its reputation as second to none deliverer of novelties for best ecommerce experience!

Congratulate Aheadworks, Magento Marketplace Innovator Award Winner 2019!

Congratulations to Aheadworks

Take a minute to congratulate us @Aheadworks and leave your generous comments of acknowledgment of our superior ecommerce solutions. We have always striven to excel in Magento services to prove and strengthen your loyalty. Today’s win is thus a noticeable milestone on the way to our mutual success!

25% Discount Coupon

We would not be able to hold the top position without our partners continuously requesting for higher quality solutions, so let us thank you and share the Partner Award win with you too.

In sincere appreciation for your interest in our services, we would like to offer a 25% discount coupon on any Magento extension by Aheadworks for those who manage to visit us at Imagine 2019 within the three days of the event. Please, claim your coupon in BOOTH #401 during the working-hours of the conference.

Imagine Conference

Imagine 2019 is the premier Magento commerce conference, bringing together thousands of merchants, partners, developers and ecommerce experts from around the world to network, exchange ideas, and build relationships. It is the ninth time the event facilitates collaboration and sharing of the latest inspirations, technologies, techniques, and strategies transforming commerce.

Improved content management with Magento 2 PageBuilder, or what’s new in Magento 2 Blog 2.5

Magento 2.3 upgrade and PageBuilder support for easy store content creation are now available in Magento 2 Blog 2.5!

What it takes to achieve positive results from the right content composition? What is the right content layout at all?
Well, the answer is easy but not really satisfying. It depends. Firstly, you need to decide the goals you are aiming at with your content? What message do you want to deliver? Are there any particular audience segments you want to influence?

There are situations when a layout works just fine and those when you need specific blocks or settings to visualize your content correctly. Assuming, lots of images and captions are essential for any product page, service or navigation pages involve advanced text configuration. It is understandable when it comes to differentiating the pages on the base of purpose, but we want to present the way to smear the boundaries at all with a single application in hand.

More in details

Magento 2 PageBuilder is a functionality that helps create any page in a store in a most user-friendly way. Whether you need to divide info into tabs, or highlight the crucial parts with links and buttons, or prove the words with pictures and videos, the intuitive drag-and-drop composer allows you to make any layout with ease.

Magento 2 Blog

We have waited anxiously for the Magento 2.3 update to become a part of a content-management-in-a-few-steps community and enhance our existing extensions to comply with the latest demand in UI experience. With Magento 2 Blog 2.5 all the features of PageBuilder are available for our users of Commerce version extensions. Nothing can be simpler to control that a fully open composer with the unlimited number of edit possibilities.

What else can we brag about? Eventually, we have covered all the links to related products and posts with colorful thumbnails that are pulled in from the featured images. Also, we have improved the user-experience related fields to satisfy the most needs for blog writers and readers with RSS feeds and tags as related content identifiers. Sounds good? We feel the same.
If you are interested, all the features that make our Blog so powerful (and much more info on our best-sellers) we mentioned in the update list. Go ahead and explore!

One more notable announcement is that all our extensions that imply the usage of the WYSIWYG editor will be upgraded to provide Magento 2 PageBuilder support.
Follow the news to be the first to know about the test results on Magento 2 PageBuilder implementation!

Major April Updates!

A pack of crucial updates for the most promising Magento 2 extensions!

 

We say goodbye to April – a month marked with our hard work – and greet the new beginning full of powerful solutions and advanced enhancements for your Magento 2 store!
Considered all the relevant customer requests, we’ve come up with improvements that will benefit the e-commerce business of any scale. Explore the automation-targeted backend options to manage processes efficiently, provide the increased user-friendliness in the frontend to engage customers into every service – from a tempting loyalty program to detailed product subscriptions.
Start May with upgrading your store!

April updates Magento 2

Magento 2 Blog 2.5.0
– Related Posts;
– Thumbnails for Recent Posts and Blog Posts;
– GraphQL;
– PageBuilder support;
– RSS;
– Speed improvements;
– Bug fixes.

Magento 2 Shop by Brand 1.2.0
– Split database support;
– Data migration tool from M1 to M2;
– Brand URL display based on the backend brand settings;
– Page Builder support;
– Bug fixes.

Magento 2 Reward Points 1.6.0
– Option for admin to apply points in the backend;
– Integration with Advanced Reviews 1.1.0.

Magento 2 Advanced Subscription Products 2.1.0
PayPal button on a product page
– Paypal support via Braintree
– Bug fixes

Magento 2 Advanced Reviews 1.1.0
– A separate page with all reviews on the site;
– Image support;
– Customer comments;
– Comment Auto-approval;
– Review Auto-approval;
– Abuse report;
– Anti-spam protection;
– Review widget;
– Filter options: with images, only by rating, from verified buyers only;
– Improved helpfulness voting behavior;
– Email address for alerts about negative reviews;
– Integration with Reward Points 1.6.0;
– Minor UI fixes.

 

Ahead of the Curve: Aheadworks Brings its Extensions to Magento 2.3

We are happy to announce that from now on, all our Magento 2 extensions are fully compatible with the latest Magento 2.3 version!Ahead of the Curve: Aheadworks Brings its Extensions to Magento 2.3

Magento 2.3 introduced a bunch of new powerful tools and features, including multi-source inventory, PWA studio, PageBuilder, and more. Keeping this in mind and keeping pace with time, we make sure that clients will have a flawless experience with our extensions.

At Aheadworks, we develop extensions following the latest Magento guidelines. By utilizing Magento UI components, we make our products flawlessly adjustable to all its native tools.

Interview with the Magestore partner: 2019 Retail Trend and Magestore’s New POS solution

Our regular readers know that Magestore has been one of our trusted partners since 2017.

Interview with the Magestore partner: 2019 Retail Trend and Magestore’s New POS solution

About a year ago, they have transformed into Native Omnichannel Solution provider for Magento retailers. It’s time for Aheadworks readers to have a quick update on all the changes.

In 2019, Magestore will focus more on the Point of Sale feature in their solution and already launched a superb Point of Sale tool using innovative technology to help retailers sell effectively both online and offline stores.

So today we have a chance to ask Alex Nguyen, Chief Product Officer at Magestore, to share about the key product of Magestore and also the focus in product development following the Magento roadmap in 2019.

Philipp and Alex at Magento Live Europe with a new product PWA POS