As Magento 2 support the Gift Message feature which will appear on the Shopping Cart page, merchants can configure gift message in the backend. It is proved that providing your shoppers with gift message can increase the conversion rate. In fact, gift options bring the customers an amazing chance to give presents to their friends. Hence, more potential customers will be also attracted to come to your store.
Have you ever wondered about how to customize the icon in the top level menu in backend? Actually, you can change the default icon when adding your custom menu. Some companies and developers will also like to adapt their own icon and menu for all of their extensions to make the interface be unique with eye-catching visibility. However, this work may need some help with PHP file and non-savvy CMS users may face problems with the customization.
The Root Category in the category tree is like the doyen in a family with many offsprings. You will see that the category tree has the upside-down structure because the root is on the top with many subcategories in the lower level. And each category contains many products in it. You can see the following category tree:
Hiding Category is making the category invisible in the customer view and navigation menu while it is linked to other place on your store. The hidden category will perfect the internal purpose or any demand from store admin.
Creating a new category is the essential way to establish the logic flow for your management in the settings. Besides, customers will find the searching on your website professional instead of making the appearances of all items chaos. The category is shown as a big tree with branches in the lower. Each new category created by store owners will be assigned to a relevant parent category. Any unavailable category is hidden with gray. The position of category can be reordered when you drag, hold and drop it to the new location. Moreover, in the top of each category page, the category is marked by an ID number that is next to the category name.
From Magento 2 extensions, there are three types of products: Related Products, Up-sell Products, and Cross-sell Products you should focus iff you want to achieve the greater profits in the eCommerce business. The Related Products, Up-sells, and Cross-sells are both the useful information for the purchase when they give more suggestions basing on customer’s choice. They are shown at the bottom of the Product Page or Shopping Cart Page.
Configuring Product Custom Options is the simple way to give your customers many choices for a detailed products.The input types of an option you can set are text, file, select and date. However, you can manage the custom options in stock because they are just variations of an SKU. If you want to set one option for a bulk of products in magento 2 extensions, let do it for one, and then import the custom option to other items. In prevous post we mentioned about getting the product options in Magento 2, you may be interested in how to load the product options programmically.
Setting up Product Price Email allows creating a lightly notification about the change of your products. There are two kinds of the product price email from Magento 2: Price Alert and In-Stock Alert. The alert email will be sent to your customers if they sign up to subscribe your alert. From the settings, you need to select the template and the sender for each email.
Setting up Stock for your products is the smart solution to make the shopping online more professional. You can manage stock for any product you need. You can setup the stock for every product at your store. The setting up the stock allows the shoppers to see the availability of the product they are interested in. On the storefront, “In Stock” and “Out of Stock” will describe this availability.
Manage Inventory for Magento 2 will help store owners manage the quantities of multiple products very well. For each product, you will configure the advanced inventory such as the published quantity, the minimum and maximum quantity of the product.
In the business, the manufacturers always gives pricing rules that you are compulsory to obey. You can not issue the product with the lower price than the minimum price they offer and allow you to show on the screen. Therefore, to help you provide the best price for the customer, configuring Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) in Magento 2 is an awesome method for every shop owners.
Stock Message is the little notfication about the in-stock status of the product you have set up the stock before. The Stock Message is “In Stock” or “Out of Stock” on the storeview. Customers will check the availablity of the product through the stock message to move to the checkout process.
From Magento 2 configuration, you can set up tier price efforlessly, that means allowing you to provide the best price as special discount for some products. To get the deal, customers can see on the catalog page or product detail page with short message such as “Buy 2 for $28 each and save 18%”.
Special Price is called as a promtional campaign you will give to shoppers wwithin an exact time. The special price is shown both on the catalog page and product detail page while the ordinary price is grayed out, both of them is liked by word “was” like $30.00 was $36.00.
Setting up Advanced Pricing is one of the advanced settings you will get in specific product settings page. The Advanced Pricing includes into two types: Special Price and Tier Price. All of them both support you to create a small promotional campaign as well as make your product more attractive to the store visitors.
The Search Engine Optimization in the basic settings of each product in order to make it easy to approach many kinds of clients. From Magneto 2, configuring SEO is smothier and smoothier when it only contains primary fields that support very well to search the product by search engines.
Making a reservation for a product image that is coming soon is the great idea if you haven’t finished the major one yet. The replaced image is called as Placeholder. This means store owner will use a temporary image on the product list page until the offical product image is ready to appear.
Applying Images Watermarks allows store owners to protect your product image from unauthorized using by anyone. The image watermark can be the Magento logo or other image as you need with many supported formats like .jpg (jpeg), .gif, or .png. Magento watermark is put on all of your product images while the size, opacity and position are flexible to config. Here is an example for applying an image watermark:
In shopping online, shoppers only base the senses to make a judgment and decide whether they will buy this product or not. Because of that, it is necessary to give the true attributes of the items by Swatches feature such as color, pattern, and texture. For example, you have a shirt and it is more attractive with unique shades of color than flat color. The more realistic the customers feel, the more products you can sell out.
When owning a store, there are many kinds of items you can sell them while they are divided into two main types: physical products that might be touched or tasted and non-tangible products such as memberships, services, warranties, or subscriptions. Therefore, Magento 2 platform allows you to release both of them and Virtual Products settings will help you create a new non-tangible item without any difficulty.
Gather many simple standalone products into a group which is called as Group Product, a type of Magento products. It is possible to base on the variation of simple product to create a set of different products. You can consider the purpose to build group product. For example, a set of Sprite Yoga Strap.
A downloadable product is a type of product that allow shoppers to get it as a file, such as an eBook, music, video, software application, or update. You can put an album on sale and sell each song individual. In addition, you can use a downloadable product to deliver an electronic version of your product catalog. It is very easy to create the downloadable product for your Magento 2 store.
A bundle product includes customizable product that you can build for your own. Each item in the bundle product can be based on one of the product types: Simple Product and Virtual Product. Since then you can be set either dynamic or fixed value for a bundle. You can see an example for the bundle product in the following image:
A simple product, the popular product type in Magento, is the foundation of Grouped Products, Bundle Products, Downloadable Products, Configurable Products and Virtual Products and it is used the most frequently on Magento stores. Thus, Magento store owner can sell the Simple Product separately or sell it as a part of the grouped, bundle or configurable product.
You can create a Configurable Product in Magento 2 through many variations and the Configurable Product differs from a Single product by a drop-down list of option for each variation. That means it is simple for you to track inventory for the product variation because an option is actually a simple product with a unique SKU. This advance is the thing you could have if creating a simple product with custom options, however, it is impossible to track inventory for each variation by that way. Although it take much time to set up a configurable product, you can save time in the long term of your business’s growing. Therefore, the configurable product type is a good choice for products with multiple options.
As soon as applying Magento 2 platform for your store, one of the first things you’ll want to do is to change the Magento 2 default logo in the header, and upload a favicon for the browser. Uploading your own logo will make the store more professional and more reliable in the customer’s mind. Especially, the business logo will help you increase the awareness of your brand significantly.
Change Favicon Magento 2 - Favicon is short for “favorite icon”, and refers to the little icon on the tab of each browser page. Depending on the browser, the favicon also appears in address bar, just before the URL. Favicons are generally 16 x 16 pixels or 32 x 32 pixels in size. Magento accepts ICO, PNG, JPG, and SVG file types, although not all browsers support these formats. The most widelysupported file format to use for a favicon is ICO. There are many free tools available online that you can use to generate an ICO image or convert an exiting image to the format.
To help your products be more attractive and lively, Magento 2 allows uploading individual video for any product you need. Watching Magento product video will bring a truly overview of your product to customers before purchasing. The more visual product, the more sales is created by the clients.
In this topic, I will show you how to upload images product step by step. You know that, high-quality images is the strength to make your website more beautiful and have a professional look of your shoppers. If each your product has a collection of images in the catalog, it is hardly surprising to manage a hundreds or thousands of images. Thus, let establish a naming convention for your image files right now, that will makes your track easier even if you want to find the originals.
User Name and Password are the required fields if you want to login Magento admin. And it is the huge trouble if you forget one of them. Therefore, resetting admin password is very essential to every store. With Magento 2, “Forgot your password” link is available to click, then a temporary password can be sent to the email address that is associated with the account immediately. Let do the following steps to reset your admin password in Magento 2.
Learn how to manage inbox in Magento 2 is must-have because of the major importance of message. You may lose or later access many important information such as system updates, patches, new releases, scheduled maintenance, upcoming events, and more from Magento if you don’t know how to manage inbox in Magento 2.
Single-Store Mode is disabled as setup default that leads to show a scope indicator whenever each configuration setting. Therefore, let enable single-store mode to simplify the display by turning off all Store View options and scope indicators if your Magento Community 2.0 installation has only a single store and view.
Magento Connect supportS you create a free Magento account from Magento Connect website. Your Magento account can be accessed from either the Magento website or from your store’s Admin. With own Magento account you can view, track your order or find any information that is related to the products or services you have purchased. Remember that, the email address that is used to open a Magento account can be associated with only one account.
Setup store information in order to provides the basic information that will be used on sale documents and in other communications. The Store Information you need to add includes phone number, country, region/state, Zip code, VAT number, etc. Especially, all of these information are flexible to edit whenever you need.
This tutorial will cover all topics related to: how to set default country, how to set locale in Magento 2 store. Locale Options in Magento 2 provides more details about your store. Setup your store information on Locale Options that determines the timezone, your language and the days of the work week in your area. Besides, others can identify your country, tax rate and guest some needed information related to your locale.
Brute-force attacks are becoming very common these days. Most websites are by default vulnerable to such attacks. If you use Magento, there are by default located at /admin and /downloader and can be abused in several ways. Hackers can easily find them and launch a brute-force attack. In such an attack, random passwords are tried automatically, until one succeeds.
How To Install Magento 2 - Magento is an ecommerce platform built on open source technology which provides online merchants with a flexible shopping cart system, as well as control over the look, content and functionality of their online store. Magento offers powerful marketing, search engine optimization, and catalog-management tools. Ref. Wikipedia.
The Contact Us link in the footer of the store is an easy way for customers to keep in touch with you. Customers can complete the form to send a message to your store.
Welcome message is shown in the top right of the header that include the customer’s name when they logged in. However, if not login, by Magento 2 Default message, the welcome message is set to “Default welcome msg”. If you want to change the message, it is possible to do that. Remember that changing the “Default welcome msg” text as you desire to be more attracted and friendly before you launch your store.
You can have up to five different email addresses to represent distinct functions or departments for each store or view. In addition to the following predefined email identities, there are two custom identities that you can set up according to your needs.