Monthly Archives: September 2021

  1. Magento 2 One Step Checkout: Yes or No?

    Checkout is an important step in customers' journey not only in Magento but in eCommerce in general. Some customers don't even reach it. While others abandon their shopping carts and leave the checkout just when they're about to finalize their order.

    There are multiple reasons why this happens, but the most common so far is the long and complex checkout process.

    Magento provides you only with basic functionality which is not enough to maintain a fast and seamless checkout process. That is why merchants start looking for some Magento 2 Checkout Extensions to improve that process.

    One of such trendy extensions is Magento 2 One Step Checkout.

    However, is it really that convenient and useful when it comes to customer experience?

    In this article, we’ll review Magento one step checkout to learn its benefits and drawbacks as well as define if it is better than a multi-step checkout.

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  2. Magefan News and Updates - September 2021

    Hello there, Magento fans!

    We have prepared the first News and Updates email of this fall for you. Are you ready?

    Let’s dive into the world of Magefan news and updates!

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  3. Magento 2 Order Comments: Improve Customers Experience

    Magento 2 order comments allow you to keep a conversation with your customers and provide a better experience for them. While it is not such a significant detail it can play a big role in customers' purchasing journey.

    How exactly?

    By default, only admin users can add comments to order in Magento to verify some details or update customers about the whereabouts of their order. 

    So, these are admins who initiate the conversation. If customers need to add some details to their order, they need to reach out via contact form, sales email, live chat, etc.

    Then admin users can add customer comments to the order. It is an unnecessary fuss that only makes order management more time-consuming.

    It is much better to allow customers to add order comments directly on the checkout page.

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  4. How to Add Icon to Payment Method in Magento Checkout?

    Payment in Magento checkout is one of the most important steps since even the slightest detail can discourage customers from finalizing their order. And a range of payment methods is not the only thing that can influence customers' decisions.

    The way they are presented also matters.

    Default Magento Checkout provides you the basic functionality, but it is not too intuitive and attractive from the customer perspective. 

    Default Magento Checkout Page

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  5. 21 Steps to Speed Up Magento 2

    Magento 2 speed optimization is one of the steps every Magento 2 store owner should take when the traffic drops, bounce rates rise and there is no increase in conversion rates. And all this because website performance is a vital factor that influences not only SEO and traffic, but purchasing decisions as well.

    Magento is one of the best CMSs out there that people choose for its unique functionality, exceptional features, and, obviously, speed.

    Yes, Magento with sample data is really fast.

    But as soon as you start to add on extra functionality, customizations and third-party modules, it starts to drop.

    Once you test Magento speed, you know what causes slow website performance since most of the speed testing tools provide you concise reports on performance. The next step is to work on these reports to eliminate the issues.

    To help you keep your Magento website blazing-fast, we’ve prepared the best tips to speed up Magento 2.

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  6. Uninstalling Better Magento 2 Checkout Extension

    If you decided to remove Better Magento 2 Checkout Extension by Magefan, please follow the steps below, also you can contact our team for a free consultation in case you have any issues with Magefan's extension.

    Remove Extension Files

    Removing files instruction depends on a way Better Checkout extension has been installed.

    1. If you can find the extension files in the folder

    app/code/Magefan/BetterCheckout

    then remove this folder.

    2. If the extension was installed via the composer and its files located in the folder

    vendor/magefan/module-better-checkout

    then run composer CLI command to remove it

    composer remove magefan/module-better-checkout

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  7. Updating Better Magento 2 Checkout Extension

    If you need to update Better Magento 2 Checkout by Magefan, please follow the steps below. Note that the update instructions depend on the method Better Checkout extension was installed with.

    Update using composer (Method 1)

    If the Better Checkout module was installed via the composer (check if vendor/magefan/module-better-checkout folder exists), then you need to run these simple CLI commands in Magento 2 directory:

    composer remove magefan/module-better-checkout
    composer require magefan/module-better-checkout ^x.x.x
    # replace x.x.x with the version you want to use
    php bin/magento setup:upgrade
    php bin/magento setup:di:compile
    php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

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  8. Better Magento 2 Checkout Extension Installation

    Do you want us to install the Better Checkout extension for you?

    Let our technical engineers do it – check out our Installation Service.

    To install Better Magento 2 Checkout Extension by Magefan, please use one of these installation methods.

    Installation Method 1 - Installing via Composer (recommended)

    Please navigate to your Magefan Account > My Downloads > Install via Composer to get the composer installation instructions.

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  9. 5 Best Magento Hosting Providers to Consider

    eCommerce is popular as never before. Due to a range of reasons, a lot of merchants choose to start their online stores with Magento, one of the most popular content management systems. Not without a reason.

    Magento provides a range of unique features that make it stand out from the others. However, it can’t manage all of it alone. Correspondingly, one of the firsts steps you have to take when starting a Magento 2 store is to choose the best Magento hosting provider.

    That is exactly what you’re going to learn about in this article since we’ve gathered not only the best hosting providers for Magento but prepared Magento hosting provider requirements to consider.

    Hosting allows you to provide fast and reliable website to web users and ensure a secure storage environment for your website data. Selecting the one that suits your need best is vital.

    So, let’s dive in.

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  10. Top of Magento 2 WebP Images Extensions

    Image optimization in Magento 2 is as important as it is in any other eCommerce store or blog. Since you’ve landed on this page, you must already know that WebP images is a great way to boost website performance and loading time.

    The last thing left is to decide which extension to use since there is a lot to choose from. So, in this article, we’ve gathered all the WebP Extensions for Magento 2 that are worth your attention.

    We’ll go through their basic characteristics and have a closer look at the features they offer. It will allow you to have a clear view of the module that suits your needs best.

    Are you ready?

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  11. First-Ever PWA Conference - Boost Your PWA Skills

    GoPWA Conference '21

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  12. Magento 2 Guest Checkout: Definition, Pros and Cons

    The seamless checkout process is one of the vital components of a successful customer journey. Unfortunately, checkout could also be one of the reasons for cart abandonment and bounce rates.

    The longer and more difficult the checkout process is on your store, the more likely customers are going to leave without making a purchase. They are also extra cautious about the personal information they share online. That is why they are not very attracted by the forced registration.

    Magento enables you to provide a better experience for your customers and eliminate cart abandonment with a built-in solution — Magento 2 Guest Checkout.

    And in this article, we’re going to cover what it is, how it works and analyze all its benefits and drawbacks.

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  13. Common Hreflang Mistakes and How to Fix Them

    There are multiple tools and methods you can use to provide an outstanding experience for your customers, especially when you sell globally. However, not many of them might be as important as hreflang tags since they influence not only customers' experience but SEO as well.

    At the same time, hreflang tags are one of the most confusing factors of international SEO. It is not as easy to implement as it is to make a mistake that can cost you brand visibility, targeting and ranking.

    So, before you start implementing these tags, you have to review the most common hreflang mistakes, to know how to prevent or fix them.

    In this article, you will review the examples of hreflang tags with errors and learn how to avoid them. Moreover, if you’re in a Magento 2 world, you will find a solution for most hreflang mistakes that allows you to implement hreflang tags in a few clicks.

    Shall we start?

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