The best Magento extensions to give your online store and sales a boost (updated for 2021)

There are lots of Magento extensions – LOTS.

So which ones do we really need to have for success? Do you know?

Well, that’s the question you must be asking yourself if you use this CMS since it’s sometimes hard to tell if you’re making the right call with so many options available.

Which brings us to today’s post. We’ve made a selection of, in our view, the best Magento extensions for e‑commerce (both free and paid).

Get ready to take your store to a whole new level.

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Let’s start with a recommendation.

As we’ve said, there are plenty of extensions to choose from and it’s rather tempting to get lost testing different functionalities they offer. But that’ll just end up costing you both time and money.

That’s why you should examine the needs of your store right now and choose the extensions accordingly.

And you can always install more as new problems pop up.

That said, let’s go over the extensions we’ve selected for you to get started with today.

✅ 1. Bolt        

Abandoned carts: the archenemy of every e‑commerce.

Why does this happen?

There are lots of reasons for this.

But having an infinitely long or complex purchasing process is one of the most typical ones.

This extension gives you a hand by:

  • Simplifying the process as much as possible.
  • Having a phone-only version.
  • Allowing you to add discounts (which can help you improve cross-selling).

The thing is, the checkout process must be quick while also making the client feel confident.

✅ 2. Abandoned cart Email

Let’s keep it rolling with the abandoned carts.

Besides having a simple checkout, when someone leaves an abandoned cart, we must send them an email reminder to complete their unfinished purchase.

This extension is perfect for that because, among other features, it allows you to:

  • Schedule and send reminders to finish the purchase.
  • Keep track of abandoned carts.
  • Create automated offers to encourage users to buy.

Some users have even reported cutting the number of abandoned carts in half thanks to this extension.

✅ 3. Product Labels

How can you highlight the products you have on sale to catch a user’s attention?

One very effective way is by slapping a flashy label with a fancy design across the picture.

That’s precisely what this extension does for you.

And it’s not just useful for promoting certain products – it also highlights their features and advantages.

For example, as you can see in the image, you can insert a label highlighting contactless delivery or totally safe packaging.

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✅ 4. MageMob Admin

This extension allows you to access your shop’s backend from your phone.

Just in case you don’t know, your website’s backend is the hidden part from where your store is actually managed. As you can imagine, having it at your fingertips can come in quite handy.

You’ll never overlook an order with this extension as you’ll have your stock under control and will be able to monitor your store from the comfort of your phone.

✅ 5. Delivery Date Scheduler for Magento 2

If you make things easy for your customers, their shopping experience will improve – as will the chances of your shop being the one they return to.

Allowing your customers to choose when and where they’d like to receive their order is a good way to do it. This is quite the add-on, especially for those who spend the majority of their day outside their home.

And that’s what Delivery Date Scheduler brings to the table.

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✅ 6. Order Tracking

We all like being able to track our orders.

As we told you earlier, anything that facilitates the shopping process easier will help you become the user’s shop of choice instead of the competition.

Well, with Order Tracking you can give your clients a code so they can keep track of their package at all times once the purchase is complete

What’s more, they don’t even need to register or log in to check their order’s progress. All they need is their email and the tracking code.

✅ 7. Doofinder Site Search – Now available on the marketplace

Did you know you can increase your sales by 20% with a smart search engine?

Using a search engine is like having a virtual shop assistant since it:

  • Allows users to view the results before they finish typing thanks to the autocomplete feature.
  • Suggests similar products.
  • Enables voice search.
  • Allows you to include banners in the results to promote the products you’re most interested in selling.
  • Understands searches even if they have a typo or spelling mistake.

And the best thing is that it has a 30-day free trial.

✅ 8. Mega Menu

One of the most difficult decisions to make for every e‑commerce is the size of the website menu.

What are you supposed to do if you have a ton of categories and subcategories?

Fear not! Mega Menu to the rescue.

Thanks to its simple drag-and-drop system, you can customize the menu without having to adjust a single line of code.

That means you don’t need to be tech-savvy to improve your store’s navigability and, therefore, the user experience.

✅ 9. LiveChat

A chat tool is always a powerful tool for an e‑commerce shop.

Apart from improving the quality of your customer service, it allows you to resolve sales objections, which, in turn, means more conversions and customer loyalty.

Although the extension itself is free, the LiveChat license is a paid option.

✅ 10. Reward Points

How can you get your clients to shop from you again and again?

A loyalty program is always a good option.

You’ll typically award points to your clients based on how much they spend. These points can then be used in exchange for a discount on future purchases.

Don’t forget that it’s always easier to get users to buy from you again than to find new first-time customers. Remember, loyalty is just a synonym for more profits. 😉

✅ 11. Newsletter Popup

Even if you still haven’t implemented it into your e‑commerce, you’ve certainly seen it in other shops.

Pop-ups are those messages that appear after you’ve spent a certain amount of time on the page, and they usually offer you something in exchange for signing up – that something being a lead magnet

This extension allows you to:

  • Create customized pop-ups for every page.
  • Get pop-ups to appear in different moments.
  • Use a variety of templates.
  • View conversion reports.

Newsletter Popup will prove really useful to get your first subscribers – and if you also check out this guide on email marketing for e-commerce, all the better. 😉

✅ 12. Banner Slider

Is there a certain promotion you want all your clients to know about?

Maybe a new item you’ve recently added to you catalog?

If that’s the case, it’d be useful to insert a big banner to let users know about it right after they land on your website.

With this free extension, you’ll be able to add both sliders and static banners.

It also features some interesting functionality, such as the power to choose the devices where they should and shouldn’t be shown (for example, it’s not advisable to include sliders on the mobile version since they would hinder navigation and slow down the load speed).

✅ 13. Fooman Email Attachments

How many emails have you received from clients asking you for a receipt from their last purchase (even when they could download it themselves from their account)?

That’s what Email Attachments is here for.

This extension automatically sends customers an email with the receipt after finishing their purchase.

Easier for them – and for you too. 😉

14. Social Login & Share

Another extension that can come in handy to reduce the number of abandoned carts.

We said above that overcomplicated checkouts can partly account for this issue (for example, forcing users to register to complete a purchase).

Well, this extension provides you with a happy medium that serves as a solution. 😉

It allows your clients to register with a single click using one of their social media profiles. This brings about fewer conflicts and abandoned carts.

It also allows users share your products and blog content on their social media.

✅ 15. Google Tag Manager

To wrap things up, here’s an extension for web analytics (which, as you know, are essential to improving your sales strategy).

Tag Manager is a tool from Google that allows you to connect all your analytics tools without modifying a single code line. It includes:

We have an extensive tutorial about using this tool here.

👉 Got a better idea of the best Magento extensions for your e‑commerce now?

It doesn’t matter whether you need to:

  • Enhance the customer experience in your shop.
  • Increase conversions.
  • Monitor the evolution of your marketing strategy.

Whatever the case, these extensions are your allies in the battle for e‑commerce success.

So the next step is yours to take.

Pick those that have caught your eye, install them in your shop, and give them a try!

Hop to it! 😉