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How feature-rich Mageplaza Free Gifts extension compared to other providers?

Summer Nguyen | 10-11-2022

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Have you ever received free gifts from a brand and felt delightful about it?

Gifts are considered a great way to create a positive impression on the receiver, and giving away gifts is an important step to building a long-term relationship with your customers.

How to help the gift assignment and selection process be quicker?

Free Gifts for Magento 2 can help!

Magento 2 Free Gifts extension allows you to configure promotions more flexibly.

Various vendors have developed their own solutions for the Free Gifts extension. Today, let’s see how different the plugin created by these 3 providers: Mageplaza, Amasty, and Aheadworks.

Table of Content

Limitations of default Magento

The default Magento 2 does not allow online merchants to configure free gifts. If you want to offer customers free items, the only way is installing an extension.

If only using the default Magento, you can find these limitations:

  • No free gifts configuration: The gifts are not set up to be applied automatically or manually.
  • No notice of free gifts: Customers have to go to the homepage or deal page to view the details.
  • No gift attribute selection: In case the gift is a configurable item, it is impossible for shoppers to select their own gift attributes.
  • The promotion takes time to configure: Gifts cannot be assigned automatically as pre-set rules, and the campaign cannot be set in a particular timeframe. …and many more drawbacks.

Therefore, here are solutions by multiple providers to simplify your Free Gifts configuration:

Mageplaza Free Gifts extension vs. other providers

Mageplaza Free Gifts Amasty Free Gifts Aheadworks Free Gifts
Basic functionality Mageplaza Free Gifts extension is a full package of basic features:
- Add gifts manually and automatically: Admins can set the gift application for the whole cart or per item
- Choose attributes of a gift: In case of configurable gifts, customers are free to select gift attributes
- Limit number of gifts: Set rules to limit the gift quantity
- Gift popup: Display a popup when customers are eligible to receive gifts
- Set 3 discount types: Stores can set discounts in 3 types: Free, Percentage, Fixed
- Add gift list: Each free gift rule will come with a gift list
- Set cart and product conditions: Check whether the gift can be applied to which cart and product
- Limit customer group and website: Only allow particular customers and sites to receive the promotion
- Allow free shipping for gifts: No delivery fee is required for the free gifts
- Product page banner: Design and show a free gift banner on the product page
- 2 gift select methods: One by one and Multiple
- Prefix for the free item name: Help customers easily identify the free gifts in the list
Like the plugin by Mageplaza, Amasty Free Gifts has the basic features:
- Add gifts manually and automatically
- Choose attributes of a gift
- Limit number of gifts
- Gift popup
- Set 3 discount types (Free, Percentage, Fixed)
- Add gift list
- Set cart and product conditions
- Limit customer group and website
- Allow free shipping for gifts
- Product page banner
- 2 gift select methods
- Prefix for the free item name
Aheadworks Free Gifts supports the following basic features:
- Add gifts manually and automatically
- Choose attributes of a gift
- Limit number of gifts
- Gift popup
- Set 3 discount types (Free, Percentage, Fixed)
- Add gift list
- Set cart and product conditions
- Limit customer group and website
- Allow free shipping for gifts
- 2 gift select methods




Unique features Mageplaza makes sure your store being optimized with these extra functions:
- Upload gift icons: Show the icon on the notice message
- Design the ‘add gift’ button: Change text, button color, and text color
- Compatible with OSC and Special Promotions
You can find these unique features in the Amasty extension:
- Limit free gifts for discounted products: Avoid double discounts
- Add product link to the free gift popup: Prove that the gift is a real product sold at the price shown on the free gift
- Compatible with Special Promotions

Free Gifts by Aheadworks brings features as follows:

- Show promos for each product right on the category page: When customers clicks on the promo, there will be a link to the free gifts pages
- Display a gift cart next to the shopping cart: This lets shoppers know how many gifts they are having
- Apply free gift rule to products after-tax

Feature comparison: Summary

Key features Mageplaza
Free Gifts
Amasty
Free Gifts
Aheadworks
Free Gifts
Add gifts manually and automatically ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Choose attributes of a gift ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Limit number of gifts ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Gift popup ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Set 3 discount types (Free, Percentage, Fixed) ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Add gift list ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Set cart and product conditions ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Limit customer group and website ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Allow free shipping for gifts ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Product page banner ✔️ ✔️
2 gift select methods ✔️ ✔️
Prefix for the free item name ✔️ ✔️
Upload gift icons ✔️
Design the ‘add gift’ button ✔️
Compatible with OSC ✔️
Limit free gifts for discounted products ✔️
Compatible with Special Promotions ✔️ ✔️
Add product link to the free gift popup ✔️ ✔️
Show promos for each product right on the category page ✔️
Display a gift cart next to the shopping cart ✔️
Apply free gift rule to products after-tax ✔️

Pricing comparison

Mageplaza Free Gifts Amasty Free Gifts Aheadworks Free Gifts
- Standard (CE): $199 then $119.4/year
- Enterprise (EE): $399 then $239.4/year
- Standard (CE): $239 then $145/year
- Standard (EE): $539 then $325/year
- Pro (CE): $289 then $175/year
- Pro (EE): $589 then $355/year
- Open Source (CE): $239 then $119.99/year
- Commerce (EE): $479 then $239.99/year

Conclusion

Now, are you ready to make your decisions? Each of these Magento 2 Free Gifts extensions has its own unique features; therefore, we hope this comparison helps you find the perfect solution for your store.

Please note that the above comparison only points out a part of the key features at the time it to be written. To learn more, you should visit the provider and ask for more information in terms of support, extension updates, or user reviews.


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Summer

A data-driven marketing leader with over 10 years of experience in the ecommerce industry. Summer leverages her deep understanding of customer behavior and market trends to develop strategic marketing campaigns that drive brand awareness, customer acquisition, and ultimately, sales growth for our company.



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