Add-ons on Friday

February 24, 2012 Alex Huk Magento

Today we devote our Add-ons on Friday to the release of a free Magento Guests Catalog extension. Usually it makes no sense to describe advantages of free products as far as they are downloaded with the lightning speed right after their announcements. Nevertheless, there are several reasons why Guests Catalog extension will be a smart upgrade for your store.

Have you ever experienced difficulties trying to keep track of unregistered users who made a purchase in your online store? Perhaps, you wanted to send them some greetings to convert them into regular customers little by little and you had to browse through the whole store looking for their contact information. It is no more a problem. This free extension adds a new Guests tab to admin panel that stores all guest data at one place with the option of transporting it to CSV and Excel XML files.

Visit our Magento store and download Guests Catalog extension at no charge.

What Is Better Than Magento?

February 24, 2012 BelVG Team Magento

The February 2012 eCommerce survey tested Alexa top 1 Million websites and Alexa top 100K busiest sites for the use of 40 different eCommerce platforms and revealed the following trend – Magento leadership is dominant and indisputable. 20% share of eCommerce stores belongs entirely to Magento.

Its closest competitors in top 1 Million websites category, Zen Cart along with VirtueMart, are long way behind Magento back and only together make up 20% of the market.

Magento again is the most spread platform among top 100K websites. Traditional Enterprise products IBM WebSphereand Oracle’s ATG are twice less popular than Magento Enterprise edition.

Observe the complete present-day picture of eCommerce platforms popularity and infographics, visiting the website of Tom Robertshaw, UK Magento Developer.

Our Magento Store Celebrates its First Purchase Anniversary

February 23, 2012 Alex Huk Fun&Events, Magento

Besides the Defender of the Fatherland Day that is celebrated today in Russian-speaking world, BelVG has a big event to draw attention to. One year ago on February, 23, 2011 the first customer made a first purchase from our Magento store. So many things have been changed since that time and now our Magento store is one year old.

That’s a nice tradition to present gifts for anniversary. So here they are – we reward our first customer Miguel Gomard, who is the Co-founder of Myfab ecommerce website, with 20% lifetime discount for all our Magento products and services. We also grant BelVG first ten buyers 10% lifetime discount. Emails with congratulations and discount announcements will be sent to them directly.

Thanks for being with us all year round, dear customers!

Australian Interview of Roy Rubin

February 21, 2012 BelVG Team Magento

Roy Rubin, Co-Founder of Magento, took a business trip to Australia, where he gave an interview to Australian online newspaper Power Retail. It’s always the event when Magento top officials go public and unveil their business secrets. However, don’t expect big revelations in there: all conversation is spinning around pillars of Magento success, X.Commerce concept, acquisition by eBay, open source security issues and some others.

You will be definitely interested in this interview if you are relatively new to Magento development and know not that much about its happenings. Most likely that Magento professionals will consider questions quite typical with answers to what they already knew. Anyways, practice makes perfect, so enjoy the article.

Add-ons on Friday

February 17, 2012 Alex Huk Magento, Mobile, Prestashop

Friday is outside! It’s time to get ready for the weekend rest, completing tossing tons of papers and replying to the insanely large number of emails. Don’t do too much today: leave important things by Monday and learn more from our regular Add-ons on Friday section.

This week we were occupied both by Prestashop and Magento development, which was resulted in Magento Cardboard Mobile Theme and Prestashop Product Links module releases.

Our new theme with cardboard style elements will be the one good choice for retailers dealing with wooden and paper made items. Product Links is a smart front office module that indicates product links to multiple catalogs they belong to on the product page.

Cardboard Magento Mobile Theme           Prestashop Product Links Module

Add-ons on Friday

February 10, 2012 Alex Huk Magento, Social

We continue our weekly Add-ons on Friday, and today we prepared for you the dinner with two main dishes.

Our Promotional Gifts and Google Plus All in One extensions are designed for Magento-based stores. Promotional Gifts is a quick way to present free gifts to wholesale buyers and users purchasing expensive products. Google+ All in One for Community and Enterprise editions integrates stores with one of the most popular global social networks, furnishing businesses with numerous Google+ marketing features.

Get a close view of Magento Promotional Gifts and Google Plus All in One.