OpenCart is an awesome ecommerce application with tons of amazing free and premium extensions to choose from. I’ve chosen several of my favourite OpenCart extensions, and every one of them is completely free!
These extensions will enable you to optimise your site for search engines, integrate Google Checkout with your store, add testimonials and your Twitter feed to your site, create and manage your product images, and much more!
If you get great feedback from your customers about your products and customer service, then why not showcase it on your OpenCart site? With Customer Testimonial, a free extension for OpenCart, you can enter feedback from your customers, and it will be displayed on your website. You can increase your chances of gaining new customers by sharing testimonials from people who are satisfied with the products and customer service your company offers.
One Left, a free extension for OpenCart, is designed to tell your customers when a particular item is in short supply. This extension adds a module to your online store to display all of the products with only one remaining unit. This feature can help increase your site’s sales because customers may be more inclined to purchase a product right away if they know it’s on the verge of selling out.
Twitter is an excellent way for businesses, especially online stores, to interact with new and existing customers. If you use OpenCart and Twitter, then you need to check out Twitter Interface, a free social networking tool for OpenCart. Twitter Interface will display your last ten tweets on your online store, which can help you increase the number of people who follow your company on Twitter.
If you want a fast and easy way for customers to be able to purchase items from your online store, then you should check out Google Checkout, a free extension for OpenCart. Unlike other OpenCart payment modules, Google Checkout enables your customers to checkout with logging into their OpenCart store accounts, which means your they’ll save time making purchases.
Adding a live chat application to your online store is an excellent way for potential customers to ask questions about the products you sell. With Yahoo! Sliding Live Chat, a free OpenCart extension, you can talk to your customers via Yahoo’s live chat application. This extension will display a chat box at the bottom of your OpenCart site, and this box will expand when a customer clicks it to initiate a chat. When a customer is finished asking questions, they can easily minimize the chat box.
With Category Product Home, a free OpenCart extension, you can display the products contained within a specific category on the home page of your online store. This extension is extremely easy to install and use: simply select the desired category via the admin area, and all of the products within this category will appear on the home page of your site.
If you use OpenCart to sell digital items such as ebooks, then you need to check out PDF Watermark, a free OpenCart extension designed to help discourage piracy. When a customer downloads a PDF from your store, this extension will create a unique watermark on the header and footer. The watermarks will include the customer’s email address, phone number, and name, as well as the date the product was downloaded.
With Ecommerce for Android, a free extension for OpenCart, you can manage your online store from any Android (1.5+) device. All of the data is encrypted between your phone and the server your store is hosted is on, so you can be sure all of your information is secure. If you use OpenCart and Android, then this is the perfect extension for you!