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Useful Solutions to Prevent Cart Abandonment

Editor’s note: Cart abandonment is one of the most disturbing problems for online merchants and the most complex one. Its solution is based on numerous practical experiments and at the same time requires substantive analysis and statistics to be successfully resolved. In this article we’ll highlight some modules you can use to reduce cart abandonment in Magento-based stores.

Abandonment rate constantly increases. The aggregated data from several sources shows the following trend:

Abandonment Rate
Source: Baymard Institute

As you see, for seven years abandonment rate increased by 11.47% and seems to continue growing. Average abandonment rate really disappoints when you get the insight that customers abandon nearly four of the five shopping carts.

According to statistics customers mostly abandon their carts due to price issues (see the diagram above). Almost all of these issues are aside from the particular ecommerce software functionality and depend on specific pricing policy of every single online store.

However, aheadWorks offers some effective solutions for Magento-based stores which will mitigate customers’ perception of price and prevent them from abandonment.

Top-10 aheadWorks Extensions of 2012

Year 2012 didn’t fade into obscurity and be sure we didn’t cover up the results of the year and its accomplishments. Let’s open the calendar and take a look at milestones that defined the past 12 months for aheadWorks team. Amazing thing – this “apocalyptical” leap year turned out to be really successful and rich in pleasant events for us and our partners and customers.

As one of the leading providers of Magento extensions, aheadWorks joined the conferences in the USA, Germany, France, Ukraine, the UK and Poland. In most of them we were entitled to Silver Sponsorship.

We are not used to rest on laurels and 2012 proved it right. As many as 9 new extensions were released, including your favorite One Click Checkout and Magento Affilate. A lot of existing extensions were updated as well as 6 significant themes that are compatible with Magento CE v. 1.6.0.0 and v.1.7.0.0.

We are also proud of a new service, aheadCommerce, an innovative solution for creating tablet storefronts, released in 2012.

To complete the picture of the previous year, we display the Top-10 bestselling aheadWorks extensions of 2012. This top-listing also includes the quantity and quality of extensions feedback, written by our customers. The most interesting reviews accompany the modules below.

Group Deals User Guide is ready to be downloaded!


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We are happy to share wonderful news with you – the release of the Group Deals User Guide. Group Deals is a fantastic way for those online merchants who want to organize collective purchases process.

User Guide gives you all the necessary information with illustrations and descriptions. You can learn how to:

A separate section is assigned to the way your customers can view all their deals on the frontend.

To download the User Guide as a PDF document, please visit the Group Deals page.

How to Leverage the Group Buying in your Magento Store

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Use the power of collective buying with the Group Deals Magento extension. This brand new groupon module is a fantastic way out for those Magento merchants who want to organize collective purchases with significant discounts.

Group Deals v.1.0.1 is now compatible with Order Tags aheadWorks extension.

More over the URL key field has been added to deal settings, which allows specifying the deal address different from the related product URL.

In the latest 1.0.1 version the following bugs have been fixed:

  • Facebook ‘Share’ button is replaced with ‘Like’ button
  • Incorrect collection filter for upcoming deals
  • Fatal error in admin panel if related to deal product is deleted
  • No confirmation dialog on deleting deal from mass action section
  • Magento EE – incorrect CSS in customer account
  • Disabling extension in System > Configuration > Advanced breaks shopping cart

Learn more about the extension features and try the extension demo on the Group Deals page.

Everything you wanted to know about group buying

What is group buying

Group buying allows providing attractive collective deals with significant discounts. Being offered for a short term, such deals give your customers a sense of urgency and exclusivity making them add a product to cart without long-term thinking and hesitating.

The business that runs the deal pays nothing upfront. So if the minimum of required purchases is not conducted, the business pays nothing at all. But if the deal goes through, everybody is happy – the consumers get their product or service with discount and the merchant gets vast numbers of a particular product\service sold in specified period of time.

Welcome to the world of collective buying with Group Deals Magento extension

Groupon is a new popular ecommerce trend which made its first deal in October 2008. Now you can gain from the service of collective purchases as well in your Magento store with the Group Deals extension. This brand new module from aheadWorks is a fantastic way out for those online merchants who want to organize collective purchases process.

Group buying is a truly fantastic way for businesses to connect with new prospects. Make new and diverse deals with the Group Deals Magento extension by aheadWorks. Every day you can feature a cool new experience on unbeatable price in your store and assemble a huge group of people with the targeting power to get amazing deals.

With the Group Deals Magento extension you can offer products and services at significantly lower prices. The deal takes place when a minimum required number of people buy the product.

Moreover, Group Deals is compatible with the Sociable Magento extension allowing your customers to spread the word about a knock-down price and make the most of your store with collective buying power!