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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

Aheadworks ConnectPOS: Seamless Shopping Experience for End-users

Nothing to be bragging about but, as one of the biggest Magento extension providers in all over the world, we know what a good solution looks like. Today we are going to cover the promising integrational plans with ConnectPOS. The improvements any merchant will be itching to adopt to their stores.

Aheadworks ConnectPOS: Seamless Shopping Experience for End-users

ConnectPOS is a major player in South East Asia on providing omnichannel POS solution for Magento-based retailers. With ConnectPOS, shop owners can create orders and accept payments quickly at their physical stores, while at the same time have all the data synchronized fully and immediately to their Magento website.

See the possible benefits open? The popular loyalty programs ― the Gift Card and Reward Points extensions ― are already enhanced with comprehensive and intuitive POS system by ConnectPOS.

It is time for the intelligent product recommendations, such as Automatic Related Products, Who Bought This Also Bought, Frequently Bought Together, to undergo the ConnectPOS integration. We are more than happy to provide more powerful toolkits for all omnichannel retailers and ensure an even better experience for all customers.

Affiliate for Magento 2: Compose Any Product Suggestions and Pay for Each Campaign Sale

Looking for ways how to set up an affiliate marketing program in your Magento 2 store? The Aheadworks team is ready to help!

Affiliate for Magento 2: Compose Any Product Suggestions and Pay for Each Campaign Sale

We are happy to introduce you the long-awaited Affiliate extension for Magento 2 packed with powerful features right out of the box.

Magento 2 Affiliate Overview

Magento 2 Affiliate extension arranges pay-per-sale affiliate campaigns with the coupon code and link promotion options. Provide promotion suggestions and reward affiliates for every end customer’s purchase within the campaign.

Magento 2 Affiliate Main Features

  • Flexible conditions covering all campaign-related purchases (not only directly promoted ones);
  • Custom product suggestions per affiliate campaign;
  • Commission rate setting per affiliate group;
  • ‘Sales by Link’ and ‘Sales by Coupon Code’ reports;
  • Payout creation by schedule (once in a certain period).

Christmas Party with Aheadworks: Сatch our Snowball with 15% Off Whole Catalog

Jingle bells and we are starting Christmas celebration at Aheadworks right now!

Christmas Party with Aheadworks: Сatch our Snowball with 15% Off Whole Catalog

All of us wants magic. All of us have made a great work during the outgoing year and want to relax now.

We can create a little magic for you these days. We can make you have fun.
Start playing snowballs with us!

Catch a snowball with 15% off whole Aheadworks catalog! Find the needed extensions or themes, buy them with this discount, install them, and spend these marvelous days with your family and friends. Our products will work for your benefit.

You have fun, and they earn money. We do care about your business.

Join our celebration from December 24 until December 28 and take your Christmas mood with a 15% discount with a MerryX18 coupon applied.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and always ready to give a magical touch to your daily business routine!

Note, please, that partner products are not covered by a discount.  

Simple Bundle Product for Magento 2: Quick Setting and One-click Purchases

The default Magento functionality provides rich opportunities for bundle creation. However, for some merchants, the configuration process itself seems too flexible and time-consuming.

Simple Bundle Product for Magento 2: Quick Setting and One-click Purchases

We are happy to minimize your efforts with our brand-new extension – Simple Bundle Product for Magento 2!

Improved User Interface

Let’s suppose you want to create a bundle with a particular set of products. With the native bundle product type, your shoppers will have to spend much time customizing the bundle. Only then will they be able to add the product to a cart.

Native Bundle Product

Native Bundle Product

Not only customization takes time but also the interface is overloaded with elements. Just look at this huge block below the product image; quite a few options here. What’s the point of showing them to customers if they can’t change anything but quantity?

Now let’s see how the same bundle configured in the Simple Bundle Product extension looks like.

Grasp the true value of successful post-purchase experience with the Order Success Page for Magento 2 by Aheadworks

Customer loyalty growth is one of the major goals of any business which aims at long-term relationships with their audience. How to Provide a Post-Purchase Experience with the Order Success Page for Magento 2 by Aheadworks

There are many different techniques which can help to achieve that, ranging from must-haves to very business-specific ones. But there is one rather simple method, which is being ignored quite often: improving the very start of post-purchase experience, which is your order success page.

We have released extension, which solves this issue by placing the additional info to a completely minimal native Magento 2 thank you page.

Let’s look through the most successful content combination you can implement at your order confirmation page with our module installed.

Helping hand

The most common thing is to place the order content and address information to the thank you page. But why? Imagine that a customer has just seen it in the cart and then had to see it at the checkout. But what if the customer has made a mistake and noticed it right now when the order has started to be processed.

It’s clear that the next customer step is to contact you to solve this issue ass soon as it’s possible. Just provide this opportunity and enable the Contacts block at your order success page. This is a real helping hand for your customers. This functionality will be especially pleased by the first-time store clients.

MAGENTO SECURITY PATCH SUPEE-10975 RELEASED

SUPEE-10975, Magento Commerce 1.14.4.0 and Open Source 1.9.4.0 contain multiple security enhancements that help close remote code execution (RCE), cross-site scripting (XSS), cross-site request forgery (CSRF) and other vulnerabilities.

Patches and upgrades are available for the following Magento versions:

  • Magento Commerce 1.9.0.0-1.14.4.0: SUPEE-10975 or upgrade to Magento Commerce 1.14.4.0.
  • Magento Open Source 1.5.0.0-1.9.4.0: SUPEE-10975 or upgrade to Magento Open Source 1.9.4.0.

There were several high CVSSv3 Severity issues found which affected the products Magento Open Source prior to 1.9.4.0, and Magento Commerce prior to 1.14.4.0, Magento 2.1 prior to 2.1.16, Magento 2.2 prior to 2.2.7. Below are the few bugs:

Issue Type: Brute Force Login / Session Identifier

 

CVSSv3 Severity Security Bug Description
9.0 Stops Brute Force Requests via basic RSS authentication Attacker is able to brute force requests to the RSS nodes that require admin authentication. With this, attacker would be able to guess the admin password.

 

Issue Type: Compliance Requirement

 

9.0 M1 Credit Card Storage Capability Removes functionality enabling M1 customers to store credit card data in the database.

 

Issue Type: Remote Code Execution (RCE)

 

8.5 Authenticated RCE using customer import Restricts Admin users with access to edit product attributes from running customer imports while executing arbitrary code using a serialized string that have been set as validate_rules on an attribute.
8.5 API Based RCE Vulnerability By activating an API, including the ability to add products, it is possible to send base64-encoded content to an unauthorized file and with it, excute an RCE
8.5 RCE Via Unauthorized Upload Prevents a user from uploading unauthorized files while attaching videos
8.5 Authenticated RCE using dataflow Prevents Admin users with access to dataflow functionallity from executing arbitrary code using a specially crafted serialized string

Source: Magento

It is highly recommended by Magento to deploy these new releases right away, to ensure optimal security and performance. Remember to implement and test the patch in a development environment first to confirm that it works as expected or consult a professional.

What else can be done to protect a Magento site?

Apart from installing the security patches, you can always ask Magento certified professionals to conduct a security audit every quarter to ensure that your store is secured especially if you have installed new extensions and made some changes to the site.
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Consult our certified Magento developers, if you want to implement this security patch or have any questions regarding the Magento security SUPEE-10975 patch, please contact our support team.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday: Two Superpowers Joined for your Benefit!

As winter is coming so soon, we are happy to announce that 2018 Black Friday & Cyber Monday season of discounts in the Aheadworks store has started.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday: Two Superpowers Joined for your Benefit!

Wanna purchase any extension in our store, but the prices make your wallets cry? Or maybe you have already chosen some extension in our store but put off a purchase by some reasons…

Finally, you are our valued loyal customer and look forward when Magento extensions sale begins…

Certainly, now it’s high time for you to start shopping!

Two great sale days…

Two forces aligned to make happy each vendor…

And… Finally!

Seven days to reasonably spend money on the solutions which are to improve the state of your Magento-based store!

From November 20 until November 27, you can buy our products at a special discount. Apply the Black18 coupon and obtain Magento extensions or theme in the Aheadworks store at a 25% discount. The offer is valid for the whole mentioned period.

Be the part of our great Magento extensions Black Friday & Cyber Monday sale!

Add Free Product to Cart for Magento 2 Makes your Promo Campaigns Capturing and Rewarding

Discounts and products as gifts. Some people hate them, some people no.

Add Free Product to Cart for Magento 2 Makes your Promo Campaigns Capturing and Rewarding

But where is the truth? Maybe the truth is some people can use discounts in the way it helps their business and some people have no ideas how to launch such promo campaigns effectively. Let’s get a deal with it!

Anyway, despite your attitude to the discounts, there are some cases when you are definitely recommended to go in for some kind of charity in the form of discounts or free products added to shopping carts. Thus, you will have to carry such promos to get rid of slow-selling or seasonal shopping items and to free up your stocks.

More to that, customers are not crazy about spending money to obtain an expensive product if they are not sure that they will actually like it. They will prefer to test a free sample of the product to understand whether it is worth investment. This is particularly useful for such industries as perfume, food, fabrics, and other materials – anything which you need to taste, smell, estimate tactile qualities, etc.

Also, promos with discounts or items for free are good for the businesses which have the primary goals to increase their brand awareness and build lifetime relationships with their clients.

Thus, there are at least three solid reasons why you will need to hold such kind of promos. The main point here is to realize how to start and estimate promos reasonably. Add Free Product to Cart, our new module for Magento 2, successfully meets these conditions allowing store admins not only to arrange the promos but to evaluate campaign effectiveness.

What Makes Magento 2 Add Free Product to Cart Especially Valuable?

The core extension functionality connects with the ability to add promo items to cart automatically:

  • ability to offer the products on the category, product or cart page;
  • simple, virtual, downloadable and configurable product type support;
  • pre-configured product support;
  • promotional blocks;
  • high-level dashboard;
  • integration with the Product Labels extension.

Advanced Subscription Products for Magento 2: Get Steady Profits with Flexible Subscription Options

Many e-commerce merchants deal with the problem of the insufficient average order value in their stores.

Advanced Subscription Products for Magento 2: Get Steady Profits with Flexible Subscription Options

One way to overcome this setback is to encourage customers to make repeat purchases. But what means to use for this purpose?

The answer is – product subscriptions. Customers will be charged once in a certain period, and you can anticipate your future income without a worry in the world.

Already excited and want to get a perfect subscription functionality? Try our brand-new Advanced Subscription Products extension for Magento 2!

Magento 2 Advanced Subscription Products Overview

With this module, you can assign subscriptions to products as well as share the existing subscriptions among them. Once the plan has been created, you can add it to your products. So, the whole operation is seamlessly performed on the product level. Learn how it all goes in our User Guide.

Per-product Subscription Configuration

Per-product Subscription Configuration

That’s it! Now your customers can add subscriptions to their carts by selecting the appropriate option in the provided selector. In the dedicated ‘Subscription details’ block, shoppers can estimate expenditures by viewing subscription payments already calculated per plan.

Subscription Plan Selector

Subscription Plan Selector

Advanced Subscription Products Main Features

  • Add a subscription option to almost any product in your store, including the simple, configurable, virtual, and downloadable ones;
  • Provide subscribers with the necessary purchasing flexibility by allowing them to add both subscriptions and one-off purchases to the same shopping cart;
  • Encourage customers to purchase more subscriptions by grouping subscriptions with the same delivery date in one order (at the delivery price of one);
  • Notify customers about their subscription billing status with email alerts.

MAGENTO SECURITY PATCH SUPEE-10888 RELEASED

SUPEE-10888, Magento Commerce 1.14.3.10 and Open Source 1.9.3.10 contain multiple security enhancements that help close cross-site scripting (XSS), cross-site request forgery (CSRF) and other vulnerabilities.

Patches and upgrades are available for the following Magento versions:

  • Magento Commerce 1.9.0.0-1.14.3.10: SUPEE-10888 or upgrade to Magento Commerce 1.14.3.10.
  • Magento Open Source 1.5.0.0-1.9.3.10: SUPEE-10888 or upgrade to Magento Open Source 1.9.3.10.

There were several CVSSv3 Severity issues found which affected the Magento products. Below are the few bugs:

Issue Type: XML injection

 

CVSSv3 Severity Security Bug Description
6.9 Authenticated Unauthorised Data Access Via Layout Injection An administrator with limited permissions might be able to obtain information outside of his permissions.

 

Issue Type: General: Cross Site Scripting (reflective)

 

6.1 Reflective XSS against Admin Panel Arbitrary JS can be triggered on the sales order grid page by manipulating one of the URL parameters.
6.1 Admin to Admin XSS in configurable custom attribute label Administrator with limited permissions might be able to use XSS attack on another administrator.

 

Issue Type: Privilege Escalation & Enumeration: Information Exposure

 

5.9 Overwrite all Reviews In specific configurations, it might be possible to overwrite reviews.
N/A Reset password URL includes the customer ID The reset password link for a customer account includes the customer ID. An attacker can use the customer ID to gain access to the customer account, despite the use of a token.

Source: Magento

It is highly recommended by Magento to deploy these new releases right away, to ensure optimal security and performance. Remember to implement and test the patch in a development environment first to confirm that it works as expected or consult a professional.

What else can be done to protect a Magento site?

Apart from installing the security patches, you can always ask Magento certified professionals to conduct a security audit every quarter to ensure that your store is secured especially if you have installed new extensions and made some changes to the site.
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Consult our certified Magento developers, if you want to implement this security patch or have any questions regarding the Magento security SUPEE-10888 patch, please contact our support team.

Customer Group Catalog Permissions by Aheadworks: Manage the Visibility of the Website Catalog Elements for Different Customer Groups to Boost Your Profits

Many businesses are engaged either in B2C or in B2B spheres. By the way, there are companies who cover two segments, as they work both with B2C and B2B simultaneously. Customer Group Catalog Permissions by Aheadworks: Manage the Visibility of the Website Catalog Elements for Different Customer Groups to Boost Your Profits

It’s clear that such an approach complicates store operation because retailers and wholesalers purchase the products at the different prices. More to that, the set of products available for purchasing can be different depending on who are your customers: retailers or wholesalers. It means that the definite customer segments are eligible to obtain only definite products.

Note that customer segmentation doesn’t limit to wholesalers or retailers. There are many other customer groups with the specific trading conditions.

All the above mentioned issues have lead to the necessity to manage the visibility of the specified store catalog elements based on shopper segments.

The Сustomer Group Catalog Permissions extension provides control over the visibility of Magento 2 based website content for various customer groups thus to divide your store catalog between wholesalers, retailers, and many other relevant client segments.

What Makes the Extension Different:

  • Ability to divide a store catalog between different customer groups;
  • Hiding such catalog elements from specified customer groups as categories, products, CMS Pages both individually and in bulk;
  • Customer redirection set-up;
  • Customized message display instead of hidden prices and/or add to cart buttons;
  • Ability to update/delete permissions in bulk.

Product Labels for Magento 2: Promote your Products with Catchy Labels

Striving for higher sales, e-commerce merchants are in constant search for new promotional tactics. How to make products in a store more appealing to shoppers? Obviously, here one should think about proper visualization.

Product Labels for Magento 2: Promote your Products with Catchy Labels

Aheadworks is glad to offer you a solution. Welcome our brand-new Magento 2 extension – Product Labels!    

Magento 2 Product Labels Overview

Make your promotional campaigns truly eye-catching with the Product Labels module! How exactly? Simply by putting vivid labels on them!  And the word ‘simply’ is the key here. Make all your tweaks in a handy editor to create labels of custom look and with custom promotional messages. To top it all off, you don’t need any extra design skills for this!

So, with our Product Labels extension, you can highlight distinctive product features valuable for customers or announce some promotional info (discounts, stock status, customer choice, you name it).

Magento 2 Product Labels Main Features

  • Tailor labels to your promotional goals by choosing among the three available options: CSS shape, uploaded image, or text only;
  • Design labels in a comfy CSS editor;
  • Choose an appropriate label position on product images or next to product prices just to make products more presentable;
  • Put multiple labels on the same products to promote them by several campaigns at once;
  • Set conditions to put labels on particular products or whole product categories;
  • Use variables to specify product-adjusted label messages (and use different messages for different store views).

Announcing MagePlus Hosting Plans by Aspiration Hosting

Aspiration Hosting is pleased to announce 3 new hosting plans: MagePlus Basic, Standard, and Advanced offering Magento as a service.

Announcing MagePlus Hosting Plans by Aspiration Hosting

Merchants get the benefits of the services like Shopify and BigCommerce: upgrades, configuration support, and training. However, MagePlus plans come with the unlimited growth potential of Magento.

Now you don’t need a programmer to quickly build a new store. But you can still use a specialist to customize Magento, if you wish.

You can set up your MagePlus store in a single day. Our experts will install Magento and help you configure it, install the theme of your choice, and help you configure the whole store.

We provide 24-hour support through live chat, help desk, or phone. MagePlus comes with everything, from quarterly upgrades to new features and enhancements. Every client gets the Magento admin support services as well.

All our servers are protected by firewalls. We use strong IPTABLE rules that block all requests from IP addresses frequently acting as a source of abusive activities.

Customer Success Story: How Sewing Studio Used ConnectPOS with Gift Card and Reward Points by Aheadworks

We always glad to hear how our solutions help e-commerce marketers from all over the globe successfully conduct their business. And today, we’ll bring you one great example.

Customer Success Story: How Sewing Studio Used ConnectPOS with Gift Card and Reward Points by Aheadworks

Sewing Studio, one of the largest sewing equipment sellers in the UK, looked for ways to effectively provide its services across all sales channels.

For better ecommerce performance, Sewing Studio moved its websites to Magento 2. Another challenge was finding a POS system that will work with Magento out of the box (instead of a less friendly dedicated solution). So, the choice fell on ConnectPOS.