Improve your store with Magento Brands and Attributes pages extension

17 Dec

Today we are glad to introduce our new extension created to make your store navigation better and to improve your landing pages design. It will help you to organize products from multiple manufacturers or genres.

Our extensions allows to create unlimited number of attributes landing pages and offer complete control over it’s design. Furthermore it also provide 2 powerful widgets that can improve your store design such as brands slider and attributes page list. Extension’s capabilities are not limited with just brands pages and you can also use it in order to create pages for different movies genres, books authors or even listing of all available products colors
Magento Brands extension will help you to create attractive attributes and brands pages, improve your navigation with brands widgets. Please check sample of brand listing page that is supported right out of the box. All brands are grouped in alphabetical order and listed in several columns. Such type of pages works good for stores offering wide range of products.

You can use almost any attribute such as brand, color, book author or film genre for attributes page. As soon as you create your first attributes page you can add our attributes widget to your store. For example it can be brands listing slider like shown bellow.

Our extension already completely integrated with our Magento Navigation extension. So for example you can create drop-down list of all brands like shown bellow just in few minutes.

Please find more information on the Magento Brands extension page.

Case study: Increasing sales with Fire Checkout at Whitakerbrothers.com

2 Oct

Checkout interface is most important and crucial part of any ecommerce store. Our Firecheckout extension was created in order to make it flexible and provide higher conversion rate. It quickly became very popular and most part of our clients were really satisfied with it. Usually you can’t measure satisfaction in numbers but today we can do that! In the current post of our case studies blog series we are really excited to share story of our collaboration with Whitaker Brothers company.

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Magento CE 1.8 compatability notice

27 Sep

On September 25 2013 Magento CE 1.8 got available to public users. I hope everyone is excited to find out what new features and fixes recent release brought to Magento community. Complete list of changes is available at release page. According to that information we can consider that release as cumulative bug-fix release.

Magento CE 1.8 general fixes and updates:

  • Major overhaul of tax calculation formulas, correction of rounding errors, and additional assistance with configuration.
  • Optimized cache adapters for single-server systems
  • Upgraded Redis cache adapters for multi-server systems.
  • Eliminated many types of database deadlocks.
  • Security Enhancements
  • United States Postal Service (USPS) Update
  • Performance Improvements
  • Tax Calculation Fixes
  • Discount Calculation Fixes
  • API Fixes
  • Web Store and Shopping Cart Fixes
  • Payment Method Fixes
  • Other Fixes

For last few days our support team already received huge number of of questions about using our products with Magento CE 1.8. Our testing team performed basic test and we were not able to locate any serious issue or conflict. So if you are interested either in Argento or Fire Checkout or any other product then you can use it on 1.8 without any problem. Within next 1-2 weeks we will release new version of our themes and extension that will also contain small improvements to code that were introduced in 1.8 version. If you faced any problem with our product then please contact us at our contact form.

65 Free Magento themes collection

28 Aug

Templates-Master team is pleased to present you the latest collection of Magento free themes. All of them have been developed by different developers and comes in different styles and under different liceses types. You can use these templates as baseline whether if you are new to online shops or you are already an experienced user. The collection is provided as filtrable grid. So you can sort the themes by compatibility with different Magento versions, responsive and multicolor design support, etc. If you are interested, please check complete collection bellow. Also feel free to contact us if your theme is missing in this post.

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Case Study: Scalemodelshop.co.uk offers scale models and accessories in UK

31 Jul

In the current post of our case studies we are really excited to to tell story story of our client http://scalemodelshop.co.uk/.

Introduction

I started Scale Model Shop in 2010 because I already had a established model forum which gave me a good customer base to get things off the ground. Working on it part time while also having a full time just I was able to give up my job at the end of 2012 to concentrate fully on my own site.

Can you tell us more about your business and ecommerce experience?

I first started the shop using cscart which was ok but I soon found it wasn’t for me, I was introduced to Magento by a SEO company and liked it from the start as it seemed feature rich out of the box.

Why you have chosen Magento?

Magento is not only feature rich but it is also resource hungry, and because of that I have thought about moving away from it, but with a bit of sever tweaking it does get better and I’ve yet to find another e-commence software that has so much going for it, in regards to add-ons and information found on the Internet to help if you get stuck.

There are dozens of companies on the market. Why did you decided to start working with Templates Master’s extensions and templates?

I found the support I have got to be good and reasonably priced add-ons, any problems I’ve had are fixed quickly.

What our products do you use?

What is your favorite product?

Firecheckout: It looks neat and tidy, works with other 3rd party addons I have installed and makes it easier for the customer to complete their sale.

Can you give advice to beginners in ecommerce?

Know your market and good communication with your customers is vital, I send out emails during different stages of the order keeping them informed at ever stage, it put’s your customer at ease.

What other extensions that are not available at Templates Master you would suggest to focus on?

As above, I used followup emails, these are automatically sent out to customers. Also follow up review emails, great way to get fresh content on your site, good for SEO.

Do you have any special offer for our clients?

If you have an interest in scale modelling and would like to try out my site use promo code TM13 for an extra 10% off your first order.

In case you are interested in posting your store about using our products then you can contact us at our contact form.