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Magento Store Manager Connector: Readiness Check Error

Readiness Check error during installation of Magento modules is quite a common thing. Luckily, Magento is good in detecting any incompatibilities between the server and an extension including this one. In case of trouble, you will be provided with instructions to quickly solve it.

Store Manager for Magento Connector is not an exception. If you bumped into Readiness Check failure during installation of connector, you should check whether your server and environment are configured in a proper way.

Let's figure out how to fix the problem step-by-step.

First you need to check your existing crontab:

  1. Check if all of the listed PHP modules are installed and enabled.
  2. Uncomment the following line always_populate_raw_post_data = -1.
  3. Set memory limit to 2GB.
  4. Set asp_tags to Off.
  5. Set up cron in the following way:
    1. Log in to your Magento server as the Magento file system owner
    2. Look for the following file: ls -al /var/.setup_cronjob_status
    3. In case the file exists, then the cron has successfully run in the past. If you cannot find it, then Magento is not yet installed or the cron is not running.

    4. Get more information about the cron by inputting the following command:
      crontab -u emagicstoree -e

    If the cron is not configured for a user, you will get the following message: o crontab for magento_user

    The crontab gives you the following details:

    • The PHP binary being used;
    • Magento cron scripts you are running;
    • The location of your cron logs.

    You can find detailed instructions in official Magento documentation.

  6. Check the curl (curl-V) version. In case it is earlier than 7.34, make sure to update it according to these Magento instructions.

Here it is. In case, you have not managed to fix the issue, drop a line to email address or submit a ticket at our support system – and get instant assistance from our Support Manager.

2018 in Review: Results for the Past Year

2018 has passed and we are thrilled to look back, gather and share the most important enhancements that have been made and reached.

Let’s review the year that’s already behind and point out the most remarkable achievements for us below:

  • We’ve released 8 new versions of Store Manager with application improvements and features.
  • Tier Price Multi Editor has been added: now users can manage their pricing strategies more swiftly and conveniently.
  • We’ve renewed addons, including Amazon Integration with the possibility to import orders from the marketplace to Magento website.
  • Content Staging support has been added and now, there is an opportunity to check product updates in the application.
  • Compatibility with Open Source versions up to 2.2.x and Commerce up to 2.1.8 has been implemented.

eMagicOne wants to thank all of you, customers and partners, for staying with us and using our products! You help us improve our work and make better e-commerce solutions each day.

We are ready to start the 2019 year with new ideas for simplifying store management and achieve business goals!

Why Migrate to Magento 2

Probably, you have noticed that a lot of Magento users accomplished the upgrade to Magento 2 lately. Though, you might still feel quite unconfident in taking the decision to join them.

There may be a couple of reasons that may restrain you from upgrading your Magento. For example, you might think that it is not worth it, or maybe you got used to Magento 1 too much and feel that you are not ready for changes, or you feel too doubtful concerning the updated management tools.

Magento 1 vs Magento 2

Notwithstanding with the relativity of the case, apparently, there are much more reasons to upgrade to Magento 2 than to stay on its older version. Improved architecture, enhanced performance and new features create new promising opportunities for Magento 2 users.

Let's consider all of the major pros and cons of the migration to Magento 2.

What Will I Lose When Migrating to Magento 2?

If you have an intention to migrate to Magento 2, you should keep in mind that all of the customizations applied to features and design on the old store version will be lost during the migration. You will need to transfer your products, attributes, customers, databases to the new version.

What Will I Get After the Upgrade?

Speed & Performance

Due to full-page cache enabled in the new version, the load speed of Magento 2 homepage, product pages and category pages is less than 1.5 seconds. In addition, PHP 7 support improved Magento 2 performance in a huge way. Naturally, this will encourage more sales and work well for search engine optimization.


Magento 2 comes with the streamlined checkout. It includes less steps and requires less information from customers. Besides, it is available for unregistered shoppers. In case a client is already registered, Magento 2 will identify them by the inputted email address. Such simplification was introduced thanks to the improved integration with PayPal.

Installing extensions

In Magento 2, plugins are allowed to overlap the core code rather than to rewrite it. This will prevent from the conflicts emerging between different Magento extensions trying to override the same piece of code.


Compared to its older version, Magento 2 has a simplified and user-friendly dashboard facilitating a quick navigation and comfortable management.


In Magento 1, there was one database divided between admins, customers and developers. Such pressure on one database could often cause its overload. Magento 2 offers three separate databases for product data, checkout and orders correspondingly, and eliminates the possibility of database overflow.


By holding on to the older version you refuse from further updates, since no innovations will be introduced to the latest Magento 1 version.

SEO & Security

Magento 2 offers enhanced SEO by introducing rich snippets and improved security with consolidated hashing algorithms protecting passwords from attacks.

So, Magento 2 will provide you with the high-speed store performance, optimized technical characteristics and enhanced responsiveness.

Magento 2 Migration Services

If using the Data Migration tool, there are all chances to perform the upgrade in a smooth way. Though in any case it would be a good idea to let Magento experts cope with the procedure.

So, if you are looking for Magento 2 migration services, you are welcome to contact eMagicOne Support Manager via Skype and let our Magento certified developers assist you with the upgrade. Just fill out the form below so we could schedule a call for you.

Let's get started!

Complete this form and get a 30 minutes Skype call to discuss all works you need to be done with our expert!

Once you submit the form we'll get back to you to schedule the call.

Limited Support on October, 15th

emagicone support hours

Dear Customers,

Please, be advised that on October, 15th eMagicOne will be providing limited support.

In case you have a trouble and need our assistance, contact us via e-mail -

Your requests to our help desk received during this day will be replied according to the queue. Though, it may take a bit longer than usual to get back to you with the support response.

Phone support and live chat will be unavailable.

We will be back in full force and ready to help you on Tuesday, October 16th, when usual support hours resume.

During this period you will still have full access to your licenses.

eMagicOne Team

Best Magento 2 POS Extensions

Magento 2 POS extensions become more and more widely used, since they bring multiple order management possibilities, such as creating and processing orders in few clicks, printing receipts, scanning barcodes, creating new customers etc.

In this article, we will describe the most popular Magento 2 POS modules for you to choose the one that will meet your requirements and purposes in an ultimate way.

Magestore Magento 2 POS Extension (starting from $599)

  • Search items by SKU, name, description
  • Scan barcodes to add products to cart
  • Handle multiple orders at one time
  • Put orders on hold
  • Search customers and edit their data
  • Generate and apply cart rules
  • Apply coupon codes/points/credits
  • Use more than one paying methods to pay one order
  • Calculate taxes based on your retail location/customer's address
  • Refund orders and issue refunds
  • Manage stock
  • Create orders in offline mode
Supported Devices
  • Receipt printer
  • Barcode reader (connected via Bluetooth or USB)
  • Credit card reader (connected via USB)
  • Cash drawer

Connect POS extension for Magento 2 (standard - $49 per month, advanced - $79 per month, premium - $99 per month)

  • Multiple payment methods
  • Search products by name, SKU, ID or barcode.
  • Synchronize with the store in real time
  • Make refunds
  • Calculate exchange
  • Barcode scanner

Mageplaza Magento 2 POS Extension ($129)

  • Search goods by any attributes
  • Add products that are not available in the catalog
  • Put orders on hold
  • Apply coupons/gift cards/reward points
  • Multiple payment methods
  • Partial shipments
  • Refund orders (online or offline)
  • Handle orders in offline mode
Supported Devices
  • Cash drawer

BoostMyShop POS Extension for Magento 2 ($290)

  • Multiple payment methods
  • Apply coupons/ set custom pricing
  • Generate sales reports
  • Create new clients or manage existing
  • Manage POS from multiple websites
  • Integrated store pick up shipping method
Supported Devices
  • Receipt printer
  • Barcode scanner

Store Manager with built-in POS module (from $499 for lifetime)

Store Manager for Magento is a desktop application allowing to control every side of a web store management including its inventory, pricing, orders, customers etc. The program has a native POS module comprising multiple Magento 2 POS management tools.

  • Perform product search by any attribute
  • Create new customers or manage existing
  • Change order status
  • Multiple payment methods
  • Change order status
  • Apply coupons/gift cards
  • Calculate shipping
  • Make refunds
  • Scan barcodes to search products
  • Print receipts, barcode labels
  • Export/import order history
  • Replace/delete order items
  • Receipt printer
  • Barcode scanner
  • Change calculator

The above suggestions were made based on general statistics and customer reviews.

We really hope that this article will help you make the right choice and determine the best Magento 2 POS extension for your business.