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10 Great Magento Extensions For Your E-Commerce Store

Magento Commerce is a great open source platform. Here are some extensions that will help your store stick out from the crowd and add vital functionality to your business.

1 – Shop By Brand


This extension creates landing pages for each of your brands, which include information such as Brand Name, Logo, Description etc… The landing page will have an SEO link like this www.example.com/brands/sony.

Extension Page | Demo | Price: $99.99

2 – MouseOver Image Zoom

This extension replaces the default Magento image zooming feature. When you mouseover the image it will open a box to right where it will zoom into the image (sort of like Endless.com).


Extension Page | Price: $0.00

3 – Blog

A blog built from scratch for Magento. It’s not as extensive as WordPress or Movable Type, but it has all the basics. Should get you from point A to point B.


Extention Page | Price: $0.00

4 – Drop Shipping Management

If you do a lot of drop shipping you will definitely need help managing your orders. Magento is a great system, but it has no Drop Ship management features. This extension is pretty robust with a price tag to match.


Extension Page | Demo | Price $500.00

5 – Minimum Advertised Price

If you sell products that are protected by a manufacturer’s minimum advertised price policy (MAP), then this is for you. As always, rules are meanato to be broken. You can use this extension to work around the MAP policy withour ruining you vendor relationships.


Extension Page$149.00

6 – QuickBooks Integration

This is vital for survival. Accounting is key to the success of your business. This extension will synchronize your orders with QuickBooks. Definitely worth the price.

QuickBooks Integration THUB

Extension Page | Demo | $250.00

7 – Ticketing System

This extension will help you keep track of your customer service inquiries. It will help you save time by managing your workflow and will ensure that no emails fall through the cracks.


Extension Page$0.00

8 – Color Swatches

Selling something in multiple colors? T-Shirts, Faucets, iPods? This is for you. It will add the ability to put color swatches and change the image based on the color selected.


Extension Page | Demo$69.00

9 – Exploded Menu

Replaces the standard drop down menu with an exploded menu featuring multiple columns. Comes in handy when you have many categories.

Exploded Menu

Extension Page$0.00

10 – Useful Product Downloads

This is great if you want to give your customers the ability to download PDF specification files for products. Just upload any file type and you’re done. Easy. Easy.


Extension Page | Demo | $49.00

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88 Comments to "10 Great Magento Extensions For Your E-Commerce Store"

  1. Reply
    Toni Anicic
    August 27, 2009 at 3:47 AM

    Some of these I see first time. Nice collection ;)

  2. Reply
    August 31, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    very nice selection. i especially like the brands page extension.

  3. Reply
    September 1, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    Great list. Wondering why you choose that particular extension for quickbooks integration. We use webgility and its working great for us. its got much better ratings too..check it out: http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/1202/ecc-quickbooks-integration-for-magento

    • Menachem Ani
      Michael J. Kaye
      September 1, 2009 at 4:03 PM

      Thanks for pointing that out. There are actually a few extensions for QuickBooks integration, these are the ones I came across:

      eCC: QuickBooks Integration for Magento: http://bit.ly/15H8Tf
      Magento DataLink for QuickBooks: http://bit.ly/D04PN
      T-HUB for QuickBooks: http://bit.ly/ucpei

    • Reply
      Erik Hansen
      September 2, 2009 at 10:11 AM

      I agree with Todd. Webgility ECC should be included, as it’s received higher ratings than T-Hub.

  4. Reply
    September 18, 2009 at 9:30 AM

    Nice list, and have installed a few of them already.

    What I am looking for is a ext for the product page image gallery. Where it removes the popup for each thumbnail and refreshes the base image with ajax. Any links?

  5. Reply
    October 13, 2009 at 7:31 AM

    aheadWorks ticketing is much better than eticket – http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/reviews/module/1131/help-desk-ultimate

  6. Reply
    Magento Customization
    November 3, 2009 at 8:51 AM

    Great collection of Magento Extensions. Thank you for sharing with us.

  7. Reply
    December 15, 2009 at 8:41 AM

    Hi, “Shop-by-brand” extentsion price in http://www.ecommercecircle.com is $64.99, in extension page it is $99. Which one is right?
    thank you, urmas

    • Menachem Ani
      Michael J. Kaye
      December 15, 2009 at 10:33 AM

      Hi Urmas,

      When I originally published the post, the price was $64.99. I have updated the post to reflect the newer price.


  8. Reply
    Erik Hansen
    December 15, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Urmas, as you can see on AITOC’s site, it is $99: http://www.aitoc.com/en/magentomods_shop_by_brands.html

  9. Reply
    December 16, 2009 at 9:14 AM

    The Minimum Advertised Price module ONLY works with simple or virtual products. This is a major limitation which should be stated on the product but isn’t. Do not waste your time if you need this product for anything but simple or virtual products.

  10. Reply
    Gtech UK
    February 18, 2010 at 5:44 AM

    Good colection. Will giva a try some of them.
    Thank you.

  11. Reply
    February 25, 2010 at 9:24 AM

    M2E Pro should be added – http://m2epro.ess-ua.com

    this is great extension, which allow selling magento products on eBay, synchronize stock level, import eBay orders and customers, etc

  12. Reply
    March 4, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    I’m very interested in the ebay integration module, but wary as it’s only just been released and I’ve been stung a couple of times paying for what was effectively beta software. I would be interested from others who have used this and their experiences with both 1.3 and 1.4 releases.

  13. Reply
    April 13, 2010 at 6:03 AM

    Nice collection mate.

  14. Reply
    June 4, 2010 at 12:16 AM

    I’ve just found a very useful extension Gallery Pro at http://www.mage-world.com/magento-extensions/

  15. Reply
    June 8, 2010 at 8:05 AM

    Nr. 8 – Color Swatches, looks nice but it uses Ioncube encription which makes it useless.

    • Reply
      Erik Hansen
      June 14, 2010 at 3:30 PM

      #8 – I would stay away from this module. The fact that it’s encrypted with Ion Cube makes it very difficult to work with.

      • Reply
        June 14, 2010 at 4:30 PM

        I wouldn’t say it is useless because of ionCube, maybe support is not so good. But recently we used better plugin with same function that worked great and they had excellent support, magentocolorswatch(dot)com I would for sure recomend that.

    • Reply
      June 28, 2011 at 9:21 AM

      Bad experience with this module/supplier. It is encrypted and supplier is not willing to do any (paid) mods, so if you buy it and it does not work or integrate as anticipated, you are in trouble. Do not count on a refund…

  16. Reply
    June 15, 2010 at 3:33 AM

    These are great Magento extensions for sure. Check out our other Magento extensions which you might like
    you can browse Magento extensions from our profile.

  17. Reply
    June 17, 2010 at 12:00 AM

    Good list – drop shipping module is now $950 – almost double the price!

  18. Reply
    Guido Jansen
    June 25, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    Thanks for the list, I included it in my meta research for the best Magento extensions: http://blog.guidojansen.nl/2010/06/25/meta-research-the-ultimate-magento-extensions-list/

  19. Reply
    S. Fiege
    July 10, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    Here is an other great but paid extension for image zoom – http://www.ajax-zoom.com/index.php?cid=examples

  20. Reply
    web design experts
    August 13, 2010 at 1:06 AM

    over all nice modules, can some one refer a module through which we can define different quantity for each product attribute

    • Menachem Ani
      Michael J. Kaye
      August 24, 2010 at 11:43 AM

      If you use Grouped products or Configurable products you can define different inventory on a sub-item basis.

  21. Reply
    Mark Azo
    September 21, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    Thanks for the nice list!

    BTW: if you’re in need for a 360 product viewer in place of product images in the Magento catalog, we just released our first extension on Magento Connect that helps with that:


  22. Reply
    October 6, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    Surprised that you didn’t mention performance extensions at all. I use TinyBrick’s Lightspeed (http://www.tinybrick.com/improve-magentos-slow-performance.html). They also have an in-summary-page order editor that allows you to edit orders without creating a new one (http://www.tinybrick.com/magento-true-edit-orders.html). I’d recommend both of them.

  23. Reply
    December 23, 2010 at 12:22 AM

    Let me chuck another one into the mix – our new quick-install/minimum maintenance Testimonials extension:

    It should pay for itself within a day or 2!

  24. Reply
    Vitali Carbivnicii
    December 28, 2010 at 12:29 AM

    Check my new color swatches extension

  25. Reply
    April 6, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    Some of the extensions you’d mentioned have been dramatically upgraded. Check out new versions of Minimum Advertised Price and others at http://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/magento-extensions.html

  26. Reply
    April 12, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    We’ve just done some major upgrades on our Custom PDF / Picklist extension. You can now print invoices/packing sheets/warehouse pick lists with any order status. They are also completely customizable. (If you ship a few orders every day this will save you hours.)


  27. Reply
    magento questions
    April 13, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Some of them not working,but thanks for given

  28. Reply
    May 30, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Great post, i would include this group sale extension – zizio.com

  29. Reply
    June 7, 2011 at 5:31 AM

    I suggest Affiliate Pro, one more great extension from Mage-World http://www.mage-world.com/affiliate-pro-magento-extension

  30. Reply
    June 10, 2011 at 6:37 AM

    Thanks for sharing such a nice article that really help to build magento store more efficiently i use some of extension from this website http://www.fmeextensions.com/ and find perfect also support is A++!

  31. Reply
    Zeeshan Khalid
    June 30, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    You can find a Shop By Brands at a much lower price with alot more functionality here:

    It is the preferred Shop By Brands Magento extension by everyone.


  32. Reply
    July 5, 2011 at 2:58 AM

    I have another suggestion for your list which somebody else also mentioned earlier. I haven’t had any experience with the color swatch listed here, but I know one which is great and it seems that everyone is saying that they have an excellent technical support. You can find it on the website http://www.magentocolorswatch.com, as well as the color swatch with ZOOM tool and the so called product List Swatches, which integrate the color swatch directly into your product list page.

  33. Reply
    Paul Ryazanov
    July 19, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Are you business owner? Read more why our @magento extension Discount for review might improve your sales. Special promo http://t.co/b9PLKln

  34. Reply
    August 1, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    I have another suggestion as well
    Blast Search Lucene


    Great UK support, even I was from USA!

  35. Reply
    one page checkout ecommerce
    August 30, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    Nice work getting these together……these extension helps me a lot to make my own online store.

  36. Reply
    October 18, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    I can suggest our helpdesk platform Live Agent http://www.qualityunit.com/liveagent

    It supports live chat or mails processing (offline communication).

    You can use it with our free Magento plugin:

    You can create your own account directly from plugin.

  37. Reply
    Brian McGilligan
    November 27, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    Brim’s Full Page Cache can dramatically increase your site’s page speed and lower your server’s load, http://ecommerce.brimllc.com/performance/full-page-cache-magento.html

  38. Reply
    December 27, 2011 at 7:36 AM

    Hey… nice collection of extensions… :)

    is there any extension (paid/free), that can be used for bulk import/export products in complex/configurable products


  39. Reply
    January 6, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    I’d like to nominate my new extension, shipEasy, coded over more than a year in real live market environments:

    I actually had to use a Magento install without it yesterday and I felt completely restricted. You’re going to save hours from your order processing flow, guaranteed! It has things like: change status of any order from the orders page, to anything; ship/invoice any order(s); send customer messages with pre-filled info; customise the orders page (add/remove columns); see SKUs and product names for each order (in the orders page) & loads more…

  40. Reply
    February 7, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    GoMage LightCheckout – One Page Checkout for Magento allows your customers to enjoy fast, easy checkout by combining all the steps into one page only. By simplifying the process, you will increase your online sales.


  41. Reply
    February 8, 2012 at 1:43 AM

    The real power of ecommerce lies within the features it provides. Fortunately, there are numerous extensions available to enhance the store features and functionalities. One should also have Magik Extra Fee extension which lets store owners add additional fee i.e. Gift Wraps, Rush Orders, Insurance Fee etc. easily.


  42. Reply
    February 21, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    #10: Useful Product Downloads
    Don’t see the link to the product page- wonder if it’s one of our extensions- Product file viewer which helps online stores upload to product pages such files: images of the products, userguides…

  43. Reply
    Brand Agency
    February 28, 2012 at 7:02 AM

    Above given Extension are helpful to have more development over the E-Commerce website store. It builds up the stores and gives the integration of Shopping carts.

  44. Reply
    April 14, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    what about the fishpig plugin? http://fishpig.co.uk/wordpress-integration.html

  45. Reply
    April 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Another great add-on that recently came out is an extension from http://www.nchannel.com that helps connect Magento with POS and Accounting systems. They are developing several different types but this company has some promise in terms of Magento connections.

  46. Reply
    May 16, 2012 at 5:07 AM

    Thanks for your cool ideas. I have run so many extensions on my store and the best powerful one is Gift voucher that I have used for 8 months and brings to me an amazing change. http://www.magestore.com/magento-gift-voucher-extension.html

  47. Reply
    Andrew Chan
    May 31, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    We just launched an extension for tracking packages and sending shipping notifications at critical delivery statuses. Greatly reduce customer enquires about order status.100% free to track less than 500 packages each month.

    Wonder if you can take a look and give us some comments? http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/aftership-track-package-push-notification-4124.html

  48. Reply
    August 29, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Check this private sale solution – http://www.plumrocket.com/solutions/private-sale-website-on-magento/ I think it looks nice, isn’t?

  49. Reply
    October 7, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Hola una molestia alguna extension para Magento ver para poner archivos PDF de los productos, tambien poner 2 precios mayoreo y menudeo o rollo y mts, alguna solucion espero su ayuda gracias

  50. Reply
    Rebecca Steiner
    November 7, 2012 at 4:52 AM

    Great extensions of magneto thanks for posting such a nice blog about the magneto.

  51. Reply
    November 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Nice article, but no information about RSS. RSS feeds are also very important for store promotion and this is one of the easiest way to increase sales. You can find a lot of extensions, but I always use for web-sites of my clients extension Noovias RSS Feed – http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/catalog/product/view/id/14879/ . It is easy in use and easy to configurate. Best solution on the market for nowadays, I think.

  52. Reply
    Ravi Panchal
    November 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Check this out – http://magentocrux.mavenstore.com/extensions-modules-addons.html here you can find useful Magento extensions and modules customized for your ecommerce online store. Download great Magento widgets and install instantly.

  53. Reply
    January 25, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Nice list of extensions, but i wanna add one more great extension to the list – Improved navigation by Amasty. The trick is you kill two birds with one stone for a very reasonable price. You get such functionality as shop by brands, layered navigation, improved filters, variety of SEO features. i’m really happy with it and recommend to everybody! http://amasty.com/improved-navigation.html – it’s here.

  54. Reply
    Nancy Do
    June 18, 2013 at 3:23 AM

    Thanks so much. I’m highly impressed at the Ticketing System but it seems not to catch up with the SImple Ticket module http://www.magebuzz.com/simple-ticket.html

  55. Reply
    April 22, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    I can’t believe you don’t have Gift Cards extension by Webtex in your list.
    This is the FIRST gift cards extension created – contains all necessary functionality but not overloaded with features.
    Check it on our site: http://www.webtexsoftware.com/gift-cards-magento-extension

  56. Reply
    April 30, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    Automatically offer world-class extended service contracts in your customers carts on your eligible merchandise. Seamless integration, developed by a Magento Platinum agency.


  57. Reply
    September 29, 2014 at 3:50 AM

    Great list! Some powerful Magento extension upgraded in:
    Thank you!

  58. Reply
    November 11, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    can you update this post and add some new extensions like this one, events management, imp for holiday seasons, magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/events-manager-2.html

  59. Reply
    Mary Johnson
    January 22, 2015 at 5:21 AM

    You had made a good combination of Magento Extensions.But i did not see Any Plug-in which is related to calculation of mass amount of Product Pricing . So addition of some these type of Extensions will be beneficial for Magento users. As a developer i am also sharing a Module http://bit.ly/1wE5IJv which deals in Percenatge Pricing and its a good option for those Magento Store owenrs who have mass amount of Products.

  60. Reply
    Alice Bryony
    April 21, 2015 at 6:32 AM

    You have collected an effective list of magento extension for web stores.
    Good to see the interest level of related users on your blog.As a Magento developer The product which i supposed to be in this list is Magento Auction Extension http://bit.ly/1j78yez which allows you to sell products on auction which is financially effective for both customers and retailers

  61. Reply
    April 29, 2015 at 6:56 AM

    All above extensions are great. Specially the exploded menu extension replaces the traditional menu bar.
    Thank you!

  62. Reply
    May 16, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    We use a few of the extensions from http://www.best4mage.com. They focus on Configurable Products. Especially their Simple Price Extension and the Matrix Order Extension work great for us. We bought this at a bundle from them together with the Backend Matrix to create configurable products.

  63. Reply
    Mageworx Developer
    September 10, 2015 at 3:32 AM

    No one Seo solution. The best solutions for seo anyone could find here:

  64. Reply
    September 27, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    it is very amazing and I also found some useful Magento extensions for my site on this link

  65. Reply
    Marian Ignev
    November 9, 2015 at 5:14 AM

    I have another suggestion for your list which are as given below.
    & http://www.solwininfotech.com/products/magento-2-extensions/

  66. Reply
    Jessica Dayton
    May 5, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Great list! I wanted to let everyone know that they can test some of these extensions at https://xtensiongalaxy.com before buying them. I think this is a great option. Not sure if other extension sites offer this but I found it helpful.

  67. Reply
    September 1, 2016 at 6:56 AM

    Great list.

    Here I found a great extension from BSSCommerce. It amazed me by effective URL autosuggestion and smart product filtering functions. Noticeably , its price is unbelievably attractive.
    Check it out: http://bsscommerce.com/magento-seo-layered-navigation.html

  68. Reply
    July 18, 2017 at 10:15 PM

    Cool list. For me, I efficiently use some of extension from this website https://www.magestore.com/magento-2-extensions.html

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