UB One Step Checkout for Magento 2

April 27, 2018 Update:
UB One Step Checkout has just arrived! Also packed with GeoIP2 API integration which helps detect customer address automatically based on the IP address.

The extension is currently available for purchase and update in our Magento 2 extensions store.

Over the past 5 months we have been hard at work building an all new Magento 2 extension at Ubertheme.

Today we are introducing a sneak peek the UB One Step Checkout, a modern Magento 2 checkout extension that helps you place all checkout steps on one page with easier configuration.

With UB One Step Checkout, we set a new milestone in our goal to create powerful yet simple solution for buiding your Magento 2 stores. So what to expect from UB One Step Checkout in the coming weeks?

Give it a look.

UB One Step Checkout for Magento 2

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migrate customer passwords

Customer data is one of the most important elements -- especially when migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2. What if the transfer doesn’t go smoothly? In eCommerce one of the worst scenarios is that the migrated customers may be unable to log in to the new Magento 2 instance.

Getting started with the customer data migration can be intimidating, but with a right migration tool, the process isn’t as hard as it seems. Fortunately, our UB Data Migration tool makes this very simple.

If you’re considering our migration tool, we have done the hard work for you and figured out how to automatically migrate customer logins and passwords to Magento 2 with ease. In this article, I’ll briefly go through the important change in the way Magento 2 store passwords, how to migrate only customer logins and passwords using UB Data Migration tool, and possible post-migration login issues as well. Continue reading

Easter Promo

The Easter season is here again. Ubertheme would like to take the opportunity to wish you and yours a warm and wonderful Easter!

Let’s celebrate Easter together! You will be pleased to know that we are offering an amazing 30% off all new single purchases. On top of that, the 30% discount is applicable for product renewal too.

Here’s our best seasonal Magento 2 offers to brighten up your Easter:

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Multi-page vs. Single-page checkout

Nothing turns off a potential customer more than an overly complicated Magento checkout process.

Here’s what customer research shows: According to the Baymard Institute, roughly 70% of your customers do abandon their carts just before checkout. Now there could be various factors leading to that. It could be hidden shipping costs or the final price of your product, but here’s the catch: Recent research reveals that it’s really the tedious Magento checkout procedures that often discourage your customers from completing their purchase.

So the big question is, what can you do? Optimizing your Magento checkout is one thing you need to look at, but whether to use a single-page or a multi-page checkout is another important aspect you need to consider. Continue reading

Interview Jim - Magento 2 Case study

So you’re launching a new Magento 2 store. One of the first things you’ll need to decide is if you should start with a premade theme with some customizations or if you need a fully custom theme developed just for you. Obviously, there are certainly pros and cons to both.

We asked Jim Weston of the Cellar2door.com a couple of questions about his experience using premium UB Mago theme and how all that came with using a fully Magento 2 Open Source platform.

Magento 2 theme case study - UB Mago

The case study indicates that if there is an existing premade theme that suits your needs, you will ideally get the best of both worlds: a solid theme framework from a premium Magento development vendor that has great support, updatability, community, etc. and you will also get the custom elements you’re after too.

Read on to learn about all factors before you making your final choice.
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Magento 2 CLI

Magento 2.0 has a Command-Line Interface (CLI) to help developers manage installation and configuration tasks. It saves a lot of time for developers during the development time. The new command-line interface can do many things, such as:

  • Installing Magento
  • Clearing the cache
  • Managing indexes, including reindexing
  • Configuring and running cron
  • Compiling code
  • Setting the Magento mode
  • Setting the URN highlighter
  • Creating dependency reports
  • Creating translation dictionaries and language packages
  • Deploying static view files
  • Creating symlinks to LESS files
  • Running unit tests
  • Converting layout into XML files
  • Generating data for performance testing
  • Creating CSS from LESS (CSS real-time compilation)

Let’s see how this feature works. Continue reading

magento 2 checkout improvements

According to Baymard Institute, a web research company in the UK, the average cart abandonment percentage is 69.23% (last updated: Jan 9, 2017).

Think about that. Clearly shopping cart abandonment is a big problem. Common reasons for checkout abandonment vary from shipping costs or additional taxes, shipping times or problems with the checkout such as too many steps, bad site performance etc.,

Since the checkout is one of the most crucial aspects to increase conversion, Magento 2 checkout has been completely redesigned from the ground-up. Unlike Magento 1.x, the new checkout gets a big overhaul with simpler 2-step navigation, standard anonymous checkout, payment method integration, dynamic delivery cost estimation.

The new Magento 2 checkout keeps your basket free of clutter, clean and faster. And with better checkout experience, it effectively reduces the chances of the customers abandoning their basket.

Let’s dive into those key features and improvements in Magento 2 checkout: Continue reading

2018 New Year Promotion

Season’s greetings to all our friends and families. As 2017 draws to a close, we’d like to thank you for the opportunity to work with and serve you over the past years. We really couldn’t thank you enough.

In celebration of the new year, as a gesture of appreciation, we’d love to add more value to you with a special deal this New Year 2018. After selecting the extensions or themes you wish to purchase, you may use the coupon codes highlighted below for the respective products:
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Magento Data Migration Part 2

In case you missed, check out Magento 2 Data Migration FAQs (Part I)

A couple of months ago, we shared our first Magento 2 Data Migration FAQs. It highlights 10 key questions about Magento data migration, information about migration tool and best practices for using it to migrate your data.

Today, I’m sharing 15 of the specific problems our users faced in their actual Magento migration projects, and how to deal with them. These typical issues might occur because some behaviour and logic of Magento 1 has been implemented differently in Magento 2.

I hope they’re as valuable for you as they’ve been for us. And you will have a solid preparation and make a smooth transition to Magento 2.

Magento Data Migration FAQs

Q. Couldn’t connect to Magento 1 database
If your Magento 1’s database is on a separate MySQL server from your Magento 2 instance, it is required to set up remote connection from your Magento 2’s server to your Magento 1’s MySQL. Learn how to set up remote connection from your Magento web note here.

In the meantime, you need to make sure your database credentials (host, port, username, password) are correct.

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Magento 2.2.2 Plus Xmas Bundle

Two days ago, Magento announced the latest release ver 2.2.2 with a few incredible new features.

Instant Purchase -- an Amazon-like one-click ordering -- is one of them. I’m going to share in more details about this feature below. If you’re looking for an effective way to eliminate cart abandonment, Instant Purchase is definitely a new enhancement you’re going to love.

There’s a good chance that you start planning for 2018, so we have been working hard on updates to make all our premium Magento 2 extensions fully compatible with Magento 2.2.2. Make sure you have all Magento 2 extensions you need (at a huge discount) to exceed your 2018 goals.

Instant Purchase: Amazon-like checkout experience

1-click checkout was a patent solution of Amazon way back in 1999. You might wonder why it was such a game changer? The answer is straightforward, it’s the simplest, fastest way to place an order. Most importantly, it allows customers to complete purchase with a single click using payment credentials and shipping information previously stored with Amazon. It means that when you click Buy now with 1-Click on any product page, it lets you skip the shopping cart and automatically creates an order for that product.

You see, the patent expired on Sept 12, 2017. This is an exciting news for ecommerce merchants everywhere, as it enables all merchants to use similar 1-click checkout technology without having to license it from Amazon.

Creatuity Brings One Touch Ordering to All Magento Merchants

Creatuity Brings One Touch Ordering to All Magento Merchants

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