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Monthly Updates – August 2019

At the edge of the season, with changes in mind, it is time to analyze the past and see prospects for the future. August review of monthly updates to Aheadworks extensions prompt change!

August monthly updates to Aheadworks extensions

Each monthly review of extensions updates makes it evident, that here at Aheadworks we spare no effort to keep our radars up to the latest developments in the field. Furthermore, we always look into your feedback with a close eye and project wisely for the future of our extensions. With the wheels turning, we gear your business towards success!

This summer, when speaking about updates, we focused on:

  • code refactoring;
  • improving UI and UX;
  • enhancing native Magento functionality;
  • detecting and fixing bugs;
  • and of course, empowering our modules with new features.

The vibrant energy of summer at Aheadworks was generously given to:

3 Ways to Increase Customer Loyalty

Each retailer would certainly like to retain customers and keep them happy with his brand as long as possible.

Today marketers have a chance to use multiple ways and approaches to implement this willing into life, but among those innovative and sometimes extraordinary methods we should not forget about traditional loyalty and reward programs.


These programs are usually closer to customers as they mostly offer discounts and other tangible benefits useful for all customer categories.

Loyalty Programs

Loyalty programs are effective and profitable for most merchants.

Retailers with a loyalty program, on average, are 88% more profitable than competitors who do not.” Source: Deloitte Research study: “Serving the Networked Customer.”

Today most retailers combine the pure idea of reward points with the multi-level membership granting customers special benefits, including better prices and discounts, exclusive offers and other special terms.

Searching for successful examples of effective loyalty programs used by some outstanding companies we stumbled upon a fashionable makeup boutique established by Petra Strand – Pixi by Petra.

Its Reward Policy is simple enough to be taken and appreciated at seconds and pretty beneficial to be involved to. It has tree levels depending on the number of customer orders, which provide 2, 3, or 5 points (pixi dust) for each spent $ accordingly. So it’s just simple and obviously beneficial. Great!

Prepare your Magento Store for Valentine’s Day and Make the Most of this Event

Valentine’s Day is one of the major events on the retail shopping calendar and one of the largest spending holidays following winter shopping season. According to Statistic Brain, the average annual Valentine’s Day spending is $13.19 billion.

To attract the attention of your customers and make the most of this holiday, you have to start preparing your Magento store right now.

Consider the following ideas for your To Do List, which, by the way, show great results for our own store too.

Big promotion on homepage

Make sure visitors know you have something they will be interested in right from the home page. Prominently displayed Image Sliders on your site is a sure-fire way to boost sales and attract holiday shoppers. Configure the animation, speed, and effects of banners rotation and let this Magento module do the whole job for you.

Image Slider

Image Slider

Grab your visitors’ attention with a limited time offer

You may also want to consider putting in a countdown promotion showing how much time longer the sale/promo is going to last. The visitor will see an eye-catching timer on Home page or any product pages with a small description and call to action text, e.g.: ‘Hurry up, this knock out offer only available for 24 hours’. Countdown has proved to be a great ready-made solution that will do this for you.

Countdown on aheadWorks home page

Countdown on aheadWorks home page

Add Free Product to Cart Extension Ver. 1.1 Release

Add Free Product to Cart Magento extensionThe biggest section in our store is ‘Sales Motivation’. It contains 18 extensions аnd it is not an accident, the abundance is justified by the requirements of the market. Add Free Product to Cart is a newbie in that scope (only 1.1 version old). However, it can give your customers a strong incentive to complete the purchase and commit a subsequent one.

According to its name the module automatically adds free products to customers’ carts. You can notify customers about that in a pop-up window or make a surprise for them. It is really nice when you see a useful product added to your cart for free, alternatively extra products can be added to cart with substantial discounts. The aforementioned points pretty much sum up the main functionality of Add Free Product to Cart Extension.

In our blog we wrote about the initial release of the module, so I will only highlight newly added features. This release comes with the following useful additions:

The Add Free Product to Cart Magento Extension Caters Customers with Pleasant Gifts

People like different kinds of surprises. Promotions, when customers get free products after placing an order, give such pleasure to them. Little presents become positive experience for customers and they don’t hesitate to return to the store.

The Add Free Product to Cart Magento extension allows the store manager to set up numerous rules and add free products to shopping carts automatically. Promotions must be updated from time to time, because customers get used to them.

The module gives merchants a possibility of creating such promotions as “Buy a TV-set & Get 2 Years Free Service”, “Buy 3 Items and Get 50% Discount on Sony DVD Player” or “Spend $100 & get Samsung Mobile Phone with Free Delivery”.

With Add Free Product to Cart, merchants can give products for free or suggest getting them with a specified discount. The information about these items appears in the form of a pop-up or products are added to the cart without any notice. What can be more attractive for a customer than getting goods for free?

Today is the day to buy the Add Free Product to Cart extension at $79 in our store!

Add Free Product to Cart