[iSenseLabs Weekly 40] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

iSenseLabs Weekly just turned 40! We’ve made some changes how we present our weekly progress and have enriched the bonus section with one of our latest projects - iSenseLabs videos.

This week we are also announcing two brand new OpenCart extensions! Promotions and FakeMailDetector. They have a lot to offer, so check their features our below and learn more!

Promotions (OC 2.0.x - 2.3.x)

Choose among 20+ Promotions

Create user-specific promotions

Stackable promos

Filter uses by Guest and Registered Users

Admin mode for testing promos before going live

FakeMailDetector (OC 2.0.x - 2.3.x)

Scans and detects fake and no-longer-valid client emails

Remove unverified mails from email newsletters

Disable guest checkout for unverified mails

Prompts an email address change for a customer with invalid email

Edit/verify or delete invalid emails

MaintenanceMode+ 2.2.3 (OC 2.0.x - 2.3.x)

Improvement: Added rich text editor to the description field.

Bonus Section: Our Favorite Articles of the Week

Here’s 5 Smart Ways to Plan Your E-Commerce Sales Promotion

By KissMetrics

Following the launch of our Promotions module, we would like to share some good strategies to utilize it. If there’s one incremental element of a good sales promotion event - it’s reason. The reason behind each incentive, each product combination, etc. The E-Commerce experts at KissMetrics have prepared 5 vital tips for how to plan your promotions by thinking beyond the sales you want to make and focusing on the customer loyalty that follows.

9 Ways to Fix Your Product Tour’s Engagement Problem

By Appcues

Product tours are designed to take your customers on an interactive presentation of your work. This means that they have to be attracted not only by the product itself, but by the presentation as well. Here are 9 ways to fix and improve your product tours so they deliver more engagement and sales.

Checkout Optimization: How Do Trust Seals Affect Security Perception?

By ConversionXL

The team at ConversionXL performed some research on the behavior of customers during checkout. The main goal was to determine how the presence of security badges and trust seals affects conversions. Some types of badges had lesser effects, while others proved to have the upper hand. Interesting research that can definitely push you one step closer to improving your conversions.

How to Outsell Your Competitors with Creative OpenCart Promotions

By iSenseLabs

We just launched one of our newest OpenCart modules - Promotions. It’s designed to allow store owners to easily create sophisticated promotions for their customers and begin growing their sales, customer loyalty and brand awareness. Check out how to use the module in your own scenario!

iSenseLabs Videos

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