For Aheadworks, October is a hard-working month. It means that our team worked a lot to release useful updates for Magento 2 modules, so that to enhance their functionality and improve your experience.
Don’t wait to improve your Magento 2 store, update your extension today!
Major updates have been released for:
- M2 Gift Card 1.5.0
- M2 Advanced Subscription Products 2.19.1
- M2 Smart One Step Checkout 2.2.0
- M2 Product Labels 1.3.0
- M2 Rich Banner Slider 1.4.5
Let’s look at the main improvements together!
Now you can set a gift card reminder about the expiration date to notify customers X days before the expiration.
The option to set up gift card code manually has been added. It allows merchants to manually add gift card codes so customers who have bought a gift card in a physical store could use it online as well.
Now merchants can provide virtual cards in PDF format which makes it possible for customers to print a gift card and give it to their friends or family members.
With the update merchants are able to create and send gift card codes in bulk from the “Add a Gift Card Code” form.
Merchants can choose several time zones which are most popular among their customers.
Now it’s possible to check the gift card status and balance not only on the shopping cart page but also on checkout, as it’s convenient for those who go directly to checkout from the product page.
Merchants can set product restrictions for gift cards so that customers could apply them only for specific products.
The Website filter has been removed from the grid.
Also the following issues have been fixed:
- Status of the GC code with included tax
- Sum coverage including tax
- Displaying Klarna payment method on the checkout after applying gift card.
Initial vs. Recurrent sales Report shows the Initial and Recurrent Orders Sales dynamics.
Number of Active Subscribers Report shows the number of customers who have active subscription profiles and average number of subscriptions per customer.
ARPC Report displays average revenue per customer for a specific period of time.
MRR Report allows merchants to see how much revenue subscriptions generate each month to identify growth in terms of revenue and roughly estimate future sales based on graph trends.
Growth Rate Report shows how many new subscriptions a business gets as compared to the initial period.
Churn Rate Report helps to identify how much a business has lost in cash because of subscriptions churns for a period of time.
Lifetime Value Report to reveal the profit from a customer a merchant earns for the whole period of subscription.
Analytics Dashboard allows merchants to quickly find all necessary metrics related to subscriptions.
The described above features are available for Advanced Subscription Products users only if M2 Advanced Reports is installed.
The version 2.19.1 also brought a new feature specific only for Advanced Subscription Products:
The option to Disable Guest Checkout for Subscriptions has been added. If the option is set as “Yes“, a popup will come up on the screen and ask for registration or authorization.
We’ve also fixed:
- Issue with applying the Fixed Product Tax
- Issue with Paypal
- Issue with inability to change CC to Paypal
- Issue with saving payment
- Issue with an inability to remove applied Store Credit from Checkout if there is Subscription, and some more.
With the update compatibility with Razorpay has been added.
The opportunity to display configurable options in the cart with certain input types, the same way as they look on the store, has been added.
We added an option to display the full header on the checkout.
Now merchants can decide what request first billing or shipping info.
An option to allow guest users to create an account on checkout has been added.
Now it’s possible to disable one step checkout on any store.
In addition, the following issues have been fixed:
- Compatibility with Stripe 3.2.3
- Checkbox terms and conditions
- Compatibility with Klarna
- Compilation without MSI
- Amazon pay loading
- Clicking T&C checkbox when using Stripe payment
- Console when Google Pay and Apple Pay (PayPal Braintree) are disabled
- Showing the PayPal Braintree button.
With the latest update merchants can apply labels to bundle products to promote them better.
Now a "New" label can be automatically applied based on a product's publish date and automatically removed after a certain time period ends. It helps customers to always see actual info about new products.
The issues fixed with this update are:
- Consideration of the Manage Stock in Stock Range Condition
- The Product Attributes in conditions.
Now the module supports GraphQL to get info about banners and slides.
Also now it’s possible to see the emails of logged in customers who clicked on my banner. It allows merchants to follow up on them, or conduct further marketing activities to these customers.
For security reasons it’s possible now to restrict access to the lists of emails per admin user role in Magento.
We also fixed issues with:
- Showing up the scheduled banners when Fastly CDN caching is enabled (MCCloud)
- Uploading a Mobile Image File
- Console after uploading a Desktop Image File
- Slider in the Internet Explorer 11