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Minimum Advertised Price 1.0 released!

min_adv_price_box

Suppliers and retailers quite often stipulate the lowest price an item is allowed to be advertised at. But sometimes in-store prices can be really lower than allowed by the suppliers, but may not be displayed in online advertising. The Minimum Advertised Price extension helps you to escape the conflicts with the manufacturers and sell products at the prices you wish.

Minimum Advertised Price adds a special Check Price button instead of the product price. Having clicked this button, you add an item to the shopping cart, and only then the required price becomes visible.

Features

  • Adds optional ‘Minimum Advertised Price’ attribute to the product
  • Fast loading AJAX layer
  • Completely configurable layer text, images and buttons
  • “List Price” and “You save” attributes
  • Advanced admin interface for the layer configuration
  • Configurable independent category/search/product page views
  • Supports direct HTML embedding
  • Fully customizable buttons and actions
  • Macro fields containing all attributes of the product
  • Ability to include any content that Magento CMS can involve
  • 100% meets Minimum Advertised Price implementation standards
  • Easy 2-minutes installation
  • Comes with detailed setup and configuration documentation
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Meets Magento programming practices for most versions and customizations compatibility

Product page: https://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/extensions/minimum-advertised-price.html

Be ready for the Facebook connection module!

This is announce of a forecoming product much anticipated by a number of our clients. Soon we are finishing the development but still there is space for some great ideas which we’d like to get from you by this post.

Currently our Facebook Magento integration extension will have the following:

  • Signup with Facebook connect
  • Automated updates on customer wall
  • Order variables can be embedded into the wall updates including product name, price, link etc.
  • Wall postings can be seen by all friends of the customer thus promoting your store between 20-milling Facebook audience!
  • Of course, all other usual benefits which you got with all our products: open source, great support, free updates, instant download, bug free warranty, great discounts when purchasing 2 or more products – everything you could expect from a brand product.

Estimated solution price – $99.00

Share your ideas today and become a beta tester and get a significant discount on the product!

Migration to Magento

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Magento is a universal open-source solution for ecommerce. It enjoys wide popularity and its installation number increases day after day. The number of those who want to migrate to Magento is constantly increasing.

We provide such a service as Migration to Magento Shopping Cart — a turnkey solution for converting your current online shop to Magento. We will help you to migrate your store within limited period of time. Our professionals will move all important information (products, customers, orders, images and other data) to Magento easily. Having reposed trust in aheadWorks Co. you get your store converted to Magento avoiding data loss and many possible mistakes.

Migrating store data from one store to another is quite often a complicated and time-consuming process. Manual switching to Magento involves a certain number of inconveniences — outside service involvement, additional expended time, efforts and large sums of money. Such a method is not the best way out for the owners of large stores who appreciate their time and money and cannot afford their data loosing. Let aheadWorks Co. release you from this time-consuming and labor-intensive process.

You may ask:”Why aheadWorks Co.?” The answer is simple — we have been working with Magento for a long time and we have studied all its shades thoroughly. We know how to migrate to Magento without data loosing and will make it in a short period of time. We develop Magento extensions successfully and can apply any of them to your converted to Magento store what will significantly reduce the further store development costs. We can create additional modules for lower prices that will definitely suit you.

Having reposed trust of migration to Magento in aheadWorks Co. you surely get:

  • individual approach to every client;
  • 100% data safety;
  • the shortest delivery timeframe.

aheadWorks Co. offers the following shopping carts migration to Magento:

  • osCommerce
  • CRE Loaded
  • Zen Cart
  • osCMax
  • xt:Commerce
  • X-Cart
  • Pinnacle Cart
  • CubeCart
  • Magento to Magento (copy/move data)
  • and others

If you are interested in our proposal please contact us

Help Desk Ultimate comparison guide

Due to a high number of requests for comparison of Help Desk Ultimate with other available help desk and support suites we decided to release this guide.

Good customer support is half the battle. That’s why online store owners are in demand of bug-free, easy to install & use extension with good support. We know that you spend lots of time searching the most suitable solution. aheadWorks eased this task for you. We have analyzed 4 helpdesk extensions:

  • Kayako eSupport is a help desk software package, offering ticketed support and e-mail management;
  • eTicket by eTicketSupport is a PHP-based electronic support ticket system that can receive tickets via email or a web form;
  • Cerberus Helpdesk by WebGroup Media LLC is a fast and flexible CRM toolkit;
  • Help Desk Ultimate by aheadWorks Co. is a perfect customer care and support solution for ecommerce sites based on Magento.

We have created a feature comparison table based on the derived results:

Help Desk Ultimate
Kayako eSupport
eTicket
Cerberus Helpdesk
Two-way e-mail parsing
IMAP support
TLS support
Pre-defined reply template
Magento contact form spam protection
Default store view department
Order to ticket linking in Magento
Customer profile linking in Magento
Creating new tickets by e-mail
Ticket RSS feeds
Auto-assign to departments on e-mail reply
Ability to hide departments from customers
Magento Contact Form
Magento Product Question
Flags and labels
Ticket threads and statuses
File attachments
Quotation option
Customizable email notifications for administrator and customer
Full integration into Magento admin & customer areas
Prices for comparable offers
$199.00
No additional expenses required
Leased license* $199.95
per year
Free product,
requires Magento interface extension “Ticketlink” for $40.00
Starter license*,
5 workers: $375.00

*The pricing plans correspond to Help Desk Ultimate level

Kayako eSupport is a well-known support solution with rich functionality. It gives a wide range of opportunities for tickets support activity (both user and administrator area) – pre-defined ticket responses, statuses and priorities, ticket locking, customizable ticket listing, etc. In spite of the large amount of advantages Kayako eSupport has one essential disadvantage – it is not Magento-integrated. The solution of this problem will definitely require additional expended time and money.

eTicket helps to solve a number of problems – it has filters to remove messages in replies, a number of predefined answer responses, email alerts compatible with pagers. Having your choice stopped at this free module, don’t forget to buy Magento interface extension – Ticketlink. Hence one more problem appears – support. Probably you can have some support on eTicket linking product, but you are face to face with eTicket itself since it’s an open source product and no support is included. Such features as customer profile integration, orders linking, guest tickets and many others that need higher level of integration with Magento are unlikely be achieved by 3rd party linking solutions.

Cerberus Helpdesk – a browser-based helpdesk – allows you to create as many personalized workspaces as you want, to capture feedback as it happens, to share tickets by groups, to preview the content of the ticket and many other useful things. At the same time you won’t be able to create new tickets by e-mail or quote in customer and admin areas. This extension has the same disadvantage as Kayako eSupport and eTicket – it is not Magento-integrated as well.

Help Desk Ultimate by aheadWorks Co. is a turnkey solution for Magento which you can run in several minutes – it requires no additional software. With Help Desk Ultimate you’ll get copy-and-run installation with full integration into your Magento-based online shop. Easy to use administration and customer interfaces save working time of your support dept and money on staff learning. We encourage feedback from our customers and we have implemented all the most demanded features since the first release.

aheadWorks Co. guarantees:

  • qualified customer support – one-business-day answer to any your question;
  • 30-day money back – aheadWorks will surely return your money in the case of dissatisfaction with the product;
  • bug-free solution – with Help Desk Ultimate you get stability warranted by a great number of installations.

The important constituent of all extensions is their update. Let’s observe the average periodicity of above-listed modules upgrade in 2009:

  • Kayako eSupport – once in 3-4 months;
  • eTicket – oops! Recent release was in October 2008;
  • Cerberus Helpdesk – once in 3-4 months;
  • Help Desk Ultimate – once a month.

Upgrade frequency illustrates the degree of company’s responsibility and the level of product’s development. The facts speak for themselves – you are free to compare, decide and choose.

Please visit Help Desk Ultimate Magento to observe the whole list of features.

Special Offer

We have a special offer for you — Power Pack for Magento!

Buy 5 most demanded products and get 20% discount!

  1. Help Desk Ultimate

    Help Desk Ultimate is a perfect customer care and support solution for ecommerce sites based on Magento.

  2. AJAX Cart Pro

    AJAX Cart Pro extension removes annoying page reloads on add to cart and delete from cart user actions. Items added instantly with animation effects.

  3. Z-Blocks

    Z-Blocks a perfect tool for controlling static blocks in your store.

  4. Product Questions

    Stay in touch with your visitors and customers with the help of Product Questions module. It adds a questions page to each product.

  5. Follow Up Email

    Follow Up Email gives a comfortable and flexible way to automatically reach your customers on day X after an order had been placed.

Power Pack cost: $428 (Original price: $535, you save $107)

Find more information at SPECIAL OFFERS page

Refer a Friend 1.0 released!

Refer a Friend Magento ExtensionAccording to the investigation conducted by Forrester Research 83% of North Americans rely on the opinion of a friend who has used the product or service when only 60% trust consumer reviews on a retailer’s site. Use the power of word of mouth!

Our new viral marketing module “Refer a friend” stimulates your customers to invite their friends to your store. As a result the customers who referred their friends get % or flat rate discount and you gain more clients and more benefit. Let your customers promote your on-line store for you!

Features

  • Flexible rules basing on targets: signups quantity, purchased items quantity, purchase amount
  • Rules actions: apply discount percent, or fixed sum percent
  • Unlimited number of rules
  • Customer can trigger several rules at once and get a combined discount
  • Rules work per each referred customer, or for all referred
  • Rules priority
  • Statistics module for admin
  • Advanced tracking – cutomers will never loose their referrals
  • Customer panel in the user area with statistics and notifications in case a discount has been earned
  • Easy 2-minutes installation
  • Meets Magento programming practices for most versions and customizations compatibility

Product page: https://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/extensions/refer-a-friend.html

Admin Panel Demo launched!

We are happy to present you a remarkable opportunity to look at the work of our three extensions — Booking & Reservations , Follow Up Email and Help Desk Ultimate — from the inside. The extensions in this Admin Panel Demo can be used practically without any restrictions as if they have been installed on your store.

Within the demo you will be able to log in to the Admin Control Panel and examine for yourself all the options that are available to administrators. Demo allows to work with different data including products, users and their orders. That’s why we strongly recommend to input only fictitious titles, names, addresses, dates and any other information.

Take a test-drive of Admin Panel!

New extension – Grid Manager

Grid Manager is here to help store owners and administrators. In many cases we lack this or that column in a table in store administration section. Grid Manager lets you overcome this difficulty – it allows you to choose which columns you’d like to display, their size, position, title. All available columns for any standard grid are at your disposal – all displayable data can be selected and inserted into a grid. You can view all your customized tables in one place with ability to reset the changes to the default table view.

Grid columns table

Grids table

Features

  • Add/remove columns
  • Editable column titles and sizes
  • Quick editor which opens without page reload
  • On-the-fly column design
  • 2-ways grid customization
  • Ability to explore grid data source
  • Easy 2-minutes installation
  • Meets Magento programming practices for most versions and customizations compatibility

Extension page: https://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/extensions/grid-manager.html

Blog 1.0.1 released

Blog Magento ExtensionDue to the lack of activity in this highly demanded extension development, aheadWorks has agreed with the owner and previous developer lazzymonk on moving the ownership rights to our company.

We are already well known in modules development sphere and decided to take our chance to make a valuable contribution to the community.

So we must answer the first question that could arise immediately – yes, the extension continues to be free and open source despite it changes its license and owner.

We’ll try to dedicate more efforts to the development to make this extension better and better and satisfy growing needs of the community.

Compatibility

Sure, we made the new version compatible with the previous one. It doesn’t delete any information, everything from your old blog will be integrated. To ensure proper migration please refer to the upgrade instructions and follow them thoroughly.

What’s in the new release?

  • Last Magento version compatibility
  • Switchable WYSIWYG
  • Excerpt field
  • Tags added
  • Tags cloud block added
  • If user is logged in comment fields are pre-filled
  • Ability to show blog menu only on blog page
  • Settings menu shortcut
  • Add post menu shortcut
  • .htm rewrite added to post link
  • This is not a beta – the release is stable and for live stores use

Extension page: https://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/free-stuff/blog.html

P.S. In fact this is a pre-release. We will submit new version to magento connect next week.

Magento Dedicated Team

aheadWorks is proud to announce the launch of a brand new kind of service – Magento Dedicated Developers Team. Now you can have a group of programmers fully at your disposal. Hire your Magento Programmers now

News and Updates feed launched!

aheadWorks news and updates feed launched! It will deliver extensions news and updates directly to your store on daily basis.

Checkout Promo 1.0 Released

Checkout Promo Magento ExtensionsThis is another powerful sales motivation extension – you can entice your customers to spend more to receive this or that benefit. “Buy X to get a discount”, “Spend not less than Y to get a gift”, “Buy product N to get K for free” and many other sales formulas can be successfully implemented using this extension. You can create as many rules as you wish and satisfy requirements even of the biggest ecommerce players.

Sample View

Features

  • Multiple configurable blocks positioning on checkout and shopping cart pages
  • Customizable rules based covering any combination of order and cart items attribute set
  • Rules priority, start and expiration datesRule information
  • Websites and customer groups based rules
  • Customizable blocks defined in CMS Static Blocks section
  • Unlimited number of rulesRules List
  • Multiple promo blocks on page
  • Easy 2-minutes installation
  • Meets Magento programming practices for most versions and customizations compatibility

Extension page: https://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/extensions/checkout-promo.html

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On Sale 1.0.1 released

Release features

  • Clickable labels in catalog view mode
  • Extension CSS layout change

Magento On Sale

Follow Up Email Magento Module Released

Follow Up Email Magento ExtensionsFollow up emails is powerful tool for any ecommerce site. It gives a comfortable and flexible way to automatically reach your customers on day X after an order had been placed.

Never loose a customer after a sale, stay in contact with people who are most likely to be interested in another purchase. Use follow up emails to get opinion about the products a customer had purchased, request a feedback, offer related items, send attractive discounts and promotions, and anything else you could imagine.

People like seeing positive and careful attitude towards them, know they are not abandoned after a purchase and are welcome to come back with a question, review or a new purchase.

Establish stronger relationships, increase customers loyalty and as a result get more consequent sales with Follow Up Emails extension brought to you by aheadWorks Co.



Features

  • 3-tiers follow up system
  • Ability to setup tiers in dependence on order status
  • Unlimited number of rules
  • Native Magento templating and mailing systems
  • Integrated into standard Magento template – looks and acts like a native code
  • Easy 2-minutes installation
  • Meets Magento programming practices for most versions and customizations compatibility

Add New Rule Interface

For more information and demo visit product page.

More Info
Currently we offer the Magento 2 Abandoned Cart Extension for the latest Magento version fully equipped for automated review reminders, transactional emails, greetings on custom occasions and abandoned cart reminders, of course. The last option is especially valuable for your revenues. As far as the average number of abandoned cart rise constantly and now takes about 75% of all created baskets, the chance to recover 5-10% of them is able to increase total store sales up to 25%.