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Easter Opening Hours of eMagicOne Support Team

happy easter from emagicone

Easter holidays roll around! Are you wondering when we will be open? There is nothing more frustrating than trying to reach some company for help and finding out that it is closed without any notice informing you about that.

So here are our opening hours during this festive period:
Good Friday April, 14th - Open
Easter Weekend (Saturday April, 15th - Sunday April, 16th) - Closed
Monday April, 17th - Closed
Tuesday April, 18th - Friday April, 21st - Open

If any questions occur during the days we are closed, you can mail them to us and they will be answered in the first place, when we return to our usual operation hours (on Tuesday April, 18th).

Meanwhile, to smooth over this minor inconvenience, we would also like to remind you that our Easter promo will be available till April 17th. So if you have not made use of it yet, this week is high time to save some money, applying our 15% discount code EMAG-E9FS-ESTR here -
http://www.mag-manager.com/order/

For all clients who celebrate Easter, we wish you happy holiday!


Regards,

eMagicOne

Renovated Magento eBay Integration Addon is Officially Available

Great news for Magento merchants!

eMagicone Team is incredibly excited to announce the debut of renovated Magento eBay Integration module. We have been working hand-in-hand to develop refurbished version of the application with significant features and improvements, that will help you join world famous marketplace, sell internationally and increase the number of potential customers.

magento ebay integration module

Having successfully gone through the Beta stage of its development, eBay Integration addon v.3.0.3.379 for Magento is officially available. You can download version by this link - Download Magento eBay Integration addon

*Magento eBay Integration module is compatible with Store Manager starting from version 3.4.1.1887. If you are using the older version of Store Manager than this, but want to update eBay Integartion addon to version 3.0.3.379, update the application first.

Please note, Magento eBay Integration module is available in Store Manager in demo mode. Therefore you can process limited number of products. For testing purpose you are allowed to manage up to 10 items only. More details about the addon is available by this link - https://www.mag-manager.com/magento-ebay-integration/

We recommend to backup your current version of eBay Integration addon in case you need to roll it back. Follow this link to find out how to backup the addon, update to the newest version and revert back to the older version if needed - https://www.mag-manager.com/useful-articles/store-manager-for-magento-addons/renovated-magento-ebay-integration-beta-launched/


Here is the list of new facilities and improvements this version delivers to Magento users:

Features:

  1. Product listing option has been added. You can create multiple listings with Magento products and use them for export/synchronization in eBay Integration addon.
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  3. Operation logs, displaying recent activity, are now available in eBay Integration addon.

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  5. Shipping Rate Tables support has been added to eBay Integration addon.

  6. There have been added the options to re-export/re-synchronize products from listings in case of last export/synchronization failure.

Improvements:

  1. More flexible order filter options are now available in eBay Integration addon. It allows to quickly adjust conditions and select orders you would like to import from eBay to the online store.

  2. import ebay orders to magento


  3. Lists of detailed export/synchronize configurations have been implemented. Now you can see additional information, such as configuration name, listing name, number of products, right in the configuration list.
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  5. Possibility to export only new products from eBay listing has been added.

  6. Any issue, occurring in the course of product export to eBay or synchronization, will be recorded to logs, the procedure of export/synchronization will not stop.

  7. Category mapping validation has been added. If store categories are not mapped to eBay categories, there will come notifying message asking to associate them.

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Fixes:

  1. Shipping cost calculation in the process of order import from eBay has been fixed.
  2. The width of category dropdown list on category mapping step corresponds to column width by default.
  3. All operation logs can be deleted at once in eBay Integration addon.
  4. Specifics for all categories are now displayed on “Select Category Settings” step in the addon.
  5. Product quantity and status fields are set by default on synchronization options step in eBay Integration addon.
  6. It is possible now to launch eBay Integration addon after products have been added to the listing from Store Manager grid. You can choose how to continue work: just add some products to listing or add products to listings and launch the addon afterwards.

**eBay Integration is Store Manager for Magento addon and can't be used as a standalone product. If you still do not have Store Manager, run free trial to experience eBay Integration addon and other Store Manager functional possibilities.

Make Magento Product Prices End in .99

Lots of Magento stores have nice-looking pricing on their products, like "9.99", "204.95" and so on. These smart prices make buyer misjudge the real value of the product, giving the physiological feelling that the price is lower, even though the difference is minimal.

This pricing technique is often called ‘left digit effect’, where customers tend to ignore cents on the right and it subconsciously convinces them to round price down to the total value they see on the left.

How to Set Smart Prices in Magento?

That's easily done as well if you enter prices manually, but let's say if prices in database are daily updated using file from supplier, not all the prices there might look nice for the eyes. Manually checking each product’s price one-by-one and adjusting them to be "presentable" might take considerable amount of time.

Since there is no way to perform operation with default Magento means, you avoid tedious updating prices using Store Manager for Magento application. This is multi-functional desktop solution and one of its capabilities allows rounding and modifying product prices in bulk with a few clicks.

Try price adjusting FREE via Store Manager without obligations!

Make Magento Prices End in Closest 0.99

With Store Manager for Magento we can make massive price modifications to a bunch of selected products with the help of Multi-Editor tool built-in the application.

The only condition is that goods should belong to the sale attribute set.

To adjust Magento prices the steps will be as follows:

  1. Select goods to adjust prices for (from the same attribute set, as was mentioned above). You can use powerful filtering possibilities of Store Manager for Magento.

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  3. Open Multi-Editors -> Product Multi Editor window from products grid or context menu.

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  5. Navigate to Prices tab (or Product Details tab if you use Magento 2) and find ‘Price’ field. Next to it you will see sell with “Expression” caption. Click at the button with three dots to open Expression editor.

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    Expression is the formula that allows you make bulk modifications with the help of various functions. In Expression editor you will see examples of most widely used expressions and useful hints to create formula and check if it is correct.

    We can apply the ROUND function to round a price (as they are usually different) and make it end with .99. To do this you need to use the following formula -

    ROUND([ATTRIBUTE(price)]) - 0.01
    magento prices end 99 formula

  7. Press Ok and tick “Update” box next to price field you modify. After that you will see process logs.

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  9. Check the results.

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95 Versus 99: Choose Price Delta for Adjustment

Another point that may have crossed your mind: why do some companies use .99 and others use .95? Well, this is absolutely individual. Find what works best for you. It’s a good idea to run AB testing to check and see which pricing and discounts trigger your customers to purchase the most.

Try changing some to .99 and see how your customers respond. Then make prices end .95 and then compare results.

By the way, for prices to end .95 the price delta will be 5, so the formula is the following:

ROUND([ATTRIBUTE(price)]) - 0.05
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Test out different techniques from time to time to see if your customers’ purchase behaviors change.

Make Your Magento Prices Attractive in Seconds!

Welcome 2017! Happy New Year!

2017 is on the way and it is now time to officially welcome it. We are very excited and want to share this feeling with you.

emagicone new year 2017

eMagicOne Team Wishes You Happy New Year!

With this festive holiday mood we wish you to have a great and successful new year ahead!

Moreover, we would like to celebrate with you by offering a gift to our current and future clients:

$50 voucher * - NEW-LVNF-YEAR


*applicable to products starting from $100!

Celebration Time

This promotion is valid till January 10th, 2017!

Thanks for Being With Us!

We want to thank you for growing your business with us this year. It has been a pleasure helping you reach your goals, and we look forward to contributing to your success in 2017.

We wish you all the best in the year to come.

Happy Holidays!


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  • 1 order = 1 coupon. Online redemption is required. Coupon is considered as redeemed when an order is completed, funds were charged and the license is generated. In case you apply coupon in the cart and do not complete checkout process, the discount won't be active once the usage is expired. Order is processed within a few minutes. In case your order has not processed yet, please place a new order (in case of duplicate, we will return the duplicated charged sum).
  • This code is not valid with other offers or discounts and cannot be combined with them.
  • The discounts are time-limited and cannot be back-dated after they expire. Unused discounts are not refunded or returned in any way.
  • The discount can only be applied to products starting from $100. All the services will be sold for the regular price.

How to Create Magento Layered Navigation Filters and Simplify Site Search

Customers, browsing your online catalog, are likely to leave it, if they can’t easily find items they are looking for. Whenever your store is abundant in categories and products, it might be time-consuming process to access desired merchandise instantly.

Being a store owner, you should always keep one step ahead to respond to customers’ needs and ensure positive shopping experience. This can easily be fulfilled via Magento layered navigation, as one of the most convenient search tools.

magento layered navigation filters

What is Magento Layered Navigation?

Magento layered navigation is a facility that allows to configure product filters on storefront and makes product search more flexible. It displays at category page and when customer clicks on certain criterion, items matching this criterion within certain category will instantly display in results.

You can add filters by product categories, price range and any Magento attribute in layered navigation.

Setting Up Layered Navigation Filters

1. General Settings

  1. Navigate to System->Configuration->Catalog section in the Admin panel.
  2. Expand Layered Navigation menu and specify the following:
    • Display product count - this option allows to display number of products beside each filter option, so that customers will see how many items exist for each attribute, available in the layered navigation.
    • Price Navigation Step Calculation - this option lets classify the products by price in the navigation. There are three options - Automatic (equalize price ranges), Automatic (equalize product count), Manual. The first two methods allow to calculate ranges automatically, when manual method requires you to set price intervals.

magento layered navigation settings in admin

2. Category Settings

Layered Navigation in Magento depends on category settings. First you have to make the category anchor. Anchor category incorporates products that are assigned to it and all the subcategories. To make the category anchor, proceed with the following actions:

  1. Navigate to Catalog->Manage Categories in the admin panel.
  2. Select the category, Magento layered navigation filters should be available within.
  3. Open category in edit mode.
  4. Switch to Display Settings tab, and set ‘Is Anchor’ option to ‘Yes’.
  5. Save category updates.

magento layered navigation settings in admin

3. Attribute Settings

In order to display attributes in Magento layered navigation you have to configure their properties as it is outlined below.

Important

Attributes of input type ‘Dropdown’, ‘Multiselect’, ‘Price’ can be used in layered navigation for product filtering
  1. Use in Layered Navigation - select ‘Filterable (with results)’ or ‘Filterable (no results)’ in this dropdown.
  2. Use in Search Result Layered Navigation - choose ‘Yes’ in this dropdown.

magento attribute in layered navigation settings

Important

If you have included some attribute in layered navigation and marked it as ‘Filterable (with results)’ but no product in the category has its value assigned, the attribute and assigned value will not display in the layered navigation at all.

If you have marked the attribute as ‘Filterable (no results)’, its values will display in the layered navigation with 0 result even if no product has these values assigned.

If you need to bulk assign attribute values to products and display these Magento attributes in layered navigation you can easily fulfill this task with Store Manager for Magento - https://www.mag-manager.com/useful-articles/how-to/how-to-addupdate-magento-attribute-values-for-products-in-bulk/.


Magento layered navigation simplifies user browsing and saves time on product search. If your site keeps immense number of products, creating easy navigation filters is a must-have.