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BSS Commerce Magento 2 Extension Update – July 2022

With wholesale eCommerce’s development, we focus on updating B2B extensions in July. 

Besides, according to the FullStory survey, 84% of consumers said that a company’s customer experience is as crucial as its goods or services combined with if they have just one negative experience, 76% of customers will transfer to a rival.

Hence, BSS Commerce is also ready to update our Magento 2 extensions to enhance your customer satisfaction.

But first,  let’s check out some extensions that are compatible with PHP8.1/M2.4.4 this July below:

In Category Magento 2 extensionVersionPHP 8.1 compatibilityM2.4.4 compatibility
B2B ExtensionsMagento 2 Add Multiple Products To Cartv1.2.3xx
Sale MotivationMagento 2 Ajax Add To Cartv1.2.9x
B2B ExtensionsMagento 2 Category Permissionv1.1.7xx
Order Administration Magento 2 Custom Order Numberv1.1.4Fix bugsFix bugs
AdministrationMagento 2 Product Grid Inline Editor v1.1.4x
B2B ExtensionsMagento 2 Request for Quote v1.2.2Fix bugs
B2B ExtensionsMagento 2 Quick Orderv1.4.0xx

1. B2B Extensions

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1.1. Magento 2 Add Multiple Products To Cart

In v1.2.3, we continue to optimize the Forbid Category Pages feature, which helps admins to manage whether a specific category page display the “Add all products to Cart” button or not. 

Moreover, this version is updated by fixing 2 bugs:

  • Fix bug adding all products to the cart when a chosen button is “Right(Scroll)”
  • Fix bug loading code in disabled module store views. 

Ideally, Magento 2 Add Multiple Products To Cart is now compatible with PHP8.1/M2.4.4!

1.2. Magento 2 Category Permission

Category Permission is the ability of store owners to restrict access to a particular catalog by customer groups. This function is crucial for assisting company initiatives.

Now, it’s even more optimized with v1.1.7. We added logic catalog permission on the advanced search page. Thus, unselected customers can’t see the restricted categories on the advanced search page.

Three bugs are also fixed: Cannot disable category link due to enabling Flat Catalog; Die when disabling Flat Catalog; Site does not have param store_id resulting in errors when creating new CMS page. 

1.3. Magento 2 Customer Attributes

With the help of the Customer Attributes feature in Magento 2, you may add extra fields to the customer account’s address book, billing information, and account information. 

However, developing dependent attributes is not possible with native Magento. 

Using dependent attributes will be perfect for reorganizing extra fields on your websites. These fields won’t appear unless the customer enters a specified value in the ones before them. 

With v1.4.0, we update a new feature, which is Dependent Attribute. Besides, four more new updates here:

  • Update remove the time stamp 00:00:00 of the Date field at the checkout page. 
  • Update API of customer address attributes.
  • Fix known bugs. 
  • Convert setup dir to patch data, db_schema.

1.4. Magento 2 Hide Price

Hide Price feature is one of the best practices to regulate price display in your store and give each consumer a customized experience. By keeping product prices a secret, you can end the cycle of set prices and allow customers to bargain for the best deal. Your consumers will feel more at ease with the cost as a result.

Beyond expectation, v1.2.4 is updated logic to hide the price for child products of the configurable, bundle and grouped products.

1.5. Magento 2 B2B Company Credit

Magento 2 B2B Company Credit allows you to handle trade credit and enhance the shopping experience for wholesale customers. With v1.0.5, this module will automatically provide an email reminder for Overdue Invoices & Net Terms, which reduces paperwork and enhances customer satisfaction.

Also, fix the bug of “Allow Excess” auto-change to Yes when setting up customer credit limits.

1.6. Magento 2 Company Account

The update of  Magento 2 Company Account (v1.2.1) in July: Convert from installSchema to db_schema and fix bug saving role.

1.7. Magento 2 Request for Quote

The process of wholesale negotiations is always drawn-out, challenging, and time-consuming. Luckily, the Magento 2 Request for Quote extension contains built-in features that make it easier for store owners to handle and manage their quotes.

Lately, to streamline the shopping process, we provide Quotes For Not-Logged in Customer, which supports submitting and actioning with a quote for non-customer.

Also, v1.2.2 has fixed email templates and bugs relating to PHP8.1 compatibility.

1.8. Magento 2 Quick Order

Magento 2 Quick Order extension is the best solution for reducing the abandonment rate. By speeding up the buying process, your store will enhance customer experience and encourage repeat sales. 

This module provides a convenient form for wholesale customers to fill in seconds. Thus, it avoids them squandering a long order list.

With v1.4.0, the extension now:

  • Compatible with Magento M2.4.4 and PHP8.1
  • Convert declarative schema
  • Fix error loading upload file CSV configurable product for a long time.

2. Sale Motivation

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2.1. Magento 2 Ajax Add To Cart 

Now with v1.2.9, Magento 2 Ajax Add To Cart is compatible with M2.4.4.

2.2. Magento 2 Pre Order

Utilizing a pre-ordering plan has the main benefit of allowing you to boost eCommerce sales. You can increase your product selection without making a significant inventory investment. This can be combined with research about your target market’s preferences. 

Moreover, pre-order lets you rapidly locate the best things to sell to increase sales and promote your business. 

As a result, the best option here is to add a pre-order feature to Magento 2. No more losing a lot of potential clients and, instead, improving sales.

In v1.2.3, we update this module to support REST API and GraphQL.

2.3. Magento 2 Frequently Bought Together

A product recommendations section called “Frequently Bought Together” lists items buyers are more likely to browse and buy. Leveraging this functionality, we launched advanced features for Magento 2 store, aiming to upsell. 

Customers can add numerous items from the commonly purchased together list to their shopping carts using the Magento 2 Frequently Bought Together extension. Even items with numerous choices, such as bundles, configurable, or grouped products, can be added rapidly using AJAX.

In v1.0.8, we have already fixed the bug of failing to add to cart. Also, convert Install and update the schema to Setup/Patch/Data format.

3. Product Improvement

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3.1. Magento 2 Configurable Product Wholesale Display

Magento 2 Configurable Product Wholesale Display helps you to provide a neat and professional display. By displaying alternatives for just one attribute on the table, the extension will cut down on the number of child products presented in the grid table.

Also, it optimizes the process of selecting items for wholesale customers. Ideally, this module is ideal for products with several options and more than two attributes (color, fabric, and size).

To enhance configurable product display, with v1.4.1, we have already fixed the compatible bug with Simple Details on Configurable Product, which directly enters the URL, not preselect the child product. 

Lastly, we update to work with Special prices and check advance tier prices via quantity & price instead of percentage. 

3.2. Magento 2 Grouped Product with Custom Options

Simple items with custom options and configurable products inside a group are not supported by Magento by default. As a result, you will need to find another method if you want to group products with diverse characteristics like colors, sizes, etc.

Grouped Product with Custom Options is an ideal solution for you is a Magento 2 extension, which will enable you to organize different product kinds however you choose.

In v1.1.8, we fix bugs not redirecting to the product page when adding to cart products from the wishlist page.

3.3. Magento 2 Simple Details on Configurable Product

Simple Configurable Product is a feature that has been optimized to assist Magento store owners in streamlining the appearance of their configurable items. By giving each configurable product a distinct identity and showing information about each child item on a single page, customers may quickly find the child product based on colors, sizes, and other characteristics.

v1.3.9: Fix bug front controller reached 100 router match iterations.

4. Customer Extensions

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4.1. Magento 2 Guest to Customer

Forcing customers to log in is one of the main factors for abandoned carts. However, how can you gain customer data by allowing guest checkout? In addition, 63% of customers prefer registering for an account to reorder products quickly, but they also don’t want to be bothered by the complicated registration process.

Hence, Magento 2 Guest to Customer is a wise choice to optimize the checkout process quicker but keep in touch with every customer.

v1.1.6: Convert Install Update Data to Schema

4.2. Magento 2 Login as Customer 

Magento 2 Login as Customer extension will assist you in quickly identifying and resolving issues with customer accounts. It allows admins to access the Magento store using a real customer’s account. That unquestionably enhances the user experience!

In v1.0.5, we fixed the two bugs, including the die site when logging in to the demo site and conflict with BSS M2 Sales Rep.

5. Checkout

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5.1. Magento 2 Pre-Select Shipping/Payment

Magento 2 Pre-Select Shipping/Payment is a vital tool for accelerating the shopping process. It expedites consumer checkout by choosing the shipping and payment options beforehand.

The module is updated in v1.0.3 to fix a problem when clicking to preselect payment/shipping in configuration.

6. Administration

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6.1. Magento 2 Product Grid Inline Editor

In case admins have to change the information for numerous products on Magento 2 stores, it will take a long time. To make the desired changes to the pricing, quantity, and other details for each product, they must navigate to the product edit page.

As a result, Magento 2 Product Grid Inline Editor extension is regarded as one of the best ways to shorten edit stages and save admins from a laborious process as before.

Ideally, with v1.1.4, this module is compatible with all PHP8.1 functions. We also convert Update Data to Data/Patch.

7. User Experience

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7.1. Magento 2 Push Notification

Push Notifications offer a novel technique to guarantee that visitors won’t miss important announcements from your website. Customers can receive all news, including new product promotions, new website items, successful registration or login, wishlist notices, news about products in customers’ wishlists, etc., at the earliest possible moment by simply accepting the push notification offers. 

In the July update, we release the first time PWA add-on (v1.0.0).

*Note: The latest version of the BSSCommerce extension is available on your account.

Please login to your account and go to My Downloadable Products to get the link to update the version on your site.

Besides manually installing Magento 2 extensions via SSH, we also support installing via composer.

ADVANTAGES OF USING COMPOSER:

Quick installation

Easy management

Synchronization with Marketplace

Please take a look at our guide for composer installation support: 

https://wiki.bsscommerce.com/docs/general-guides/install-magento-extension/install-magento-2-composer/

If you have any questions or require any assistance, please feel free to contact us.

We are always willing to support you.

For more reference, see our Magento 2 Extension Update in June 2022.

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