List of Magento Core Features and Importance of Magento in Online Market

As now a days i am very busy working with Magento and i have learned a lot in this Open Source, So today i would like to share the features of Magento with You. As Magento Provides wast range of Customization Tips and Tricks for its website Owners, So here is a list of few most famous features of Magento.

Site Management

  • Control multiple websites and stores from one Administration Panel with ability to share as much or as little information as needed
  • Multi-Lingual
  • Support for localization
  • Support for multiple currencies
  • Administration Permission System Roles and Users
  • Web Services API for easy integration between Magento and any third-party application
  • Flexible tax rate management with support for US and International markets
  • Fully 100% customizable design using templates
  • Customer Groups
  • One-Click Upgrades
  • Content Management System for Informational Pages

Mobile Commerce

  • iPhone Optimized

Marketing Promotions and Tools

  • Flexible Coupons (pricing rules) with ability to restrict to stores, customer groups, time period, products, and categories. For example: Percent Discount | Fixed Amount Discount | Free Shipping | Buy x, get y free. | Buy x, get y with percent or fixed amount discount | Buy x, get free shipping on order | Buy x, get percent discount | Buy x, get fixed amount discount.
  • Catalog Promotional Pricing by percentage or fixed amount with ability to restrict to stores, categories, products
  • Free Shipping Option
  • Multi-Tier Pricing for quantity discounts
  • Bundled Products
  • Customer Group-specific pricing and group-specific tier pricing
  • Landing Page Tool for Campaigns
  • Search Engine Friendly URL’s
  • URL Rewrites
  • Recently Viewed Products
  • Recently Compared Items
  • New Items Promotional Tool
  • Up-sells in Shopping Cart
  • Cross-sells on product pages
  • Send to a Friend for all visitors, or registered users only
  • Send Wishlist to a Friend by Email or RSS
  • RSS Feeds for New Products, New Specials and New Tags
  • Auto-generated Site Map
  • Google Site Map
  • Polls
  • Newsletter Management

International Support

  • Multi-Lingual
  • Support for Multiple Currencies
  • Tax rate support
  • Localization
  • Configurable List of Allowed Countries for:
    • Site Registration
    • Shipping Destination Addresses with ability to specify per shipping method
    • Billing Addresses with ability to specify per payment method

Search Engine Optimization

  • 100% Search Engine Friendly
  • Google Site Map
  • URL Rewrites give full control of URL’s
  • Meta-information for products and categories
  • Auto-generated Site Map for display on site
  • Auto-Generated Popular Search Terms Page


  • One-Page Checkout
  • SSL security support for orders on both front-end and back-end
  • Shipping to multiple addresses in one order
  • Checkout without account/Guest Checkout
  • Shopping Cart with tax and shipping estimates
  • Checkout with account to use address book
  • Option to create account at beginning of checkout
  • Accept gift messages per order and per item
  • Saved Shopping Carts with configurable expiration time


  • Integrated for real-time shipping rates from:
    • UPS, UPS XML (account rates), FedEx (account rates), USPS and DHL
  • Shipping to multiple addresses in one order
  • On-site order tracking from customer accounts
  • Multiple shipments per order
  • Ability to specify allowed destination countries per method
  • Flat rate shipping per order
  • Flat rate shipping per item
  • Free Shipping
  • Table rates for weight and destination
  • Table rates for product sub-totals and destination
  • Table rates for number of items and destination


  • Configurable to authorize and charge, or authorize only and charge on creation of invoices
  • Integrated with multiple PayPal gateways:
    • Website Payments Standard, Website Payments Pro (Express and Direct), Website Payments Pro UK (Express and Direct), and PayPal PayFlow Pro
  • Integrated with
  • Integrated with Google Checkout (Level 2)
  • Saved Credit Card method for offline payments
  • Accept Checks/Money Orders
  • Accept Purchase Orders
  • Payment Extensions Available through Magento Connect:
    • Fontis Australia
    • Cybersource
    • Protx
    • Tweakmag Payment
    • SPPLUS
    • Fontis New Zealand
    • eWAY
    • ChronoPay
    • ePay
    • Paybox
    • iDEAL
    • Flo2Cash Web Service
    • Protx Direct Payment Module
    • PagSeguro Payment Module
    • CyberMUT Paiement / Paiement CIC
    • Moduł dla Lento
    • Payone
    • PaySimple
    • UOS Paymentmodule
    • Fontis Paymate
    • Fontis Payment Express
    • Dibs Payment
    • WorldPay
    • Bank Prepayment
    • VCS
    • Saferpay
    • Datarans Paymentgateway
    • SecureTrading XPay Module
    • Ogone Payment
    • Payment Module: ECS Clearing Interface
    • Modulo Banca Sella 1.6
    • Magento LinkPoint API Payment Module
    • LinkPoint API Payment Module for Magento
    • Fontis SecurePay
    • Cash On Delivery
    • PSiGate API Payment Module
    • Nedbank iVeri Paygate
    • (SECPay) Payment Gateway Module
    • Metodo de pago Servired
    • Servired
    • payment module
    • Fast Transact Integration module
    • BBS Payment Gateway
    • Fontis Westpac PayWay
    • Fontis NAB Transact
    • Barclays ePDQ
    • ClickandBuy
    • Optimal Payments Firepay
    • (STO)
    • FIA-NET ReceiveAndPay
    • MultiSafepay Payment Module
    • Fontis Commonwealth Bank CommWeb
    • Novalnet Payment Module
    • 1&1 ipayment
    • sofortü
    • (MetaCharge) Payment Gateway Module
    • payment gateway
    • Magento FirstData API Payment Module (Originally LinkPoint)
    • Shine Software IWSmile

Order Management

  • View, edit, create and fulfill orders from admin panel.
  • Create one or multiple invoices, shipments and credit memos per order to allow for split fulfillment
  • Print invoices and packing slips
  • Call Center (phone) order creation
    • Includes ability to create new customer, or select existing customer and view shopping cart, wishlist, last ordered items, and compared products list, as well as select addresses, give discounts and assign custom prices
  • Create re-orders for customers from administration panel.
  • Email Notifications of Orders
  • RSS feed of New Orders

Customer Service

  • Contact Us form
  • Feature-rich Customer Accounts
  • Order History with Status Updates
  • Order Tracking from Account
  • Forgot Password Email from front-end and administration panel
  • Order and Account Update Emails
  • Customizable Order Emails
  • Create and Edit Orders from the Admin Panel

Customer Accounts

  • Order status and history
  • Re-orders from account
  • Recently ordered items
  • Address Book with unlimited addresses
  • Default Billing and Shipping addresses
  • Wishlist with ability to add comments
  • Email or Send RSS feed of Wishlist
  • Newsletter Subscription management
  • Product Reviews submitted
  • Product Tags submitted
  • Account Dashboard for overview of: recent orders, personal information, newsletter subscription status, primary billing address, primary shipping address, shopping cart, wishlist, recently ordered items, recently reviews and recent tags

Catalog Management

  • Inventory Management with Backordered items, Minimum and Maximum quantities
  • Batch Import and Export of catalog
  • Batch Updates to products in admin panel
  • Simple, Configurable (e.g. size, color, etc.), Bundled and Grouped Products
  • Virtual Products
  • Customer Personalized Products – upload text for embroidery, monogramming, etc.
  • Tax Rates per location, customer group and product type
  • Attribute Sets for quick product creation of different item types
  • Create Store-specific attributes on the fly
  • Media Manager with automatic image resizing and watermarking
  • Advanced Pricing Rules and support for Special Prices (see marketing tools)
  • Search Results rewrites and redirects
  • Approve, Edit and Delete Product Tags
  • Approve, Edit and Delete Product Reviews
  • RSS feed for Low Inventory Alerts

Catalog Browsing

  • Layered / Faceted Navigation for filtering of products
  • Static Block tool to create category landing pages
  • Ability to assign designs on category and product level (unique design per product/category)
  • Configurable search with auto-suggested terms
  • Recently viewed products
  • Product comparisons
  • Recently compared products
  • Cross-sells, Up-sells and Related Items
  • Popular Search Terms Cloud
  • Filter by Product Tags
  • Product Reviews
  • Product listing in grid or list format
  • Breadcrumbs

Product Browsing

  • Multiple Images Per Product
  • Product Image Zoom-in Capability
  • Product Reviews
  • Related Products
  • Stock Availability
  • Multi-Tier Pricing Upsell
  • Product Option Selection
  • Grouped Products View
  • Add to Wishlist
  • Send to a Friend with Email

Analytics and Reporting

  • Integrated with Google Analytics
  • Admin Dashboard for Report Overview
  • Sales Report
  • RSS feed for New Orders
  • Tax Report
  • Abandoned Shopping Cart Report
  • Best Viewed Products Report
  • Best Purchased Products Report
  • Low Stock Report
  • Search Terms Report
  • Product Reviews Report
  • RSS feed for New Reviews
  • Tags Report
  • RSS feed for New Tags
  • Coupon Usage Report
  • Total Sales Invoiced
  • Total Sales Refunded
  • Best Customers Report by Total and Number of Orders

Hope this explain you how important shopping cart and efficient Open Source Magento is. Source:

Magento Open Sources

How to send notification mails to Magento Store admin after product is sold

As i have worked on so many projects in Magento. In one of my project in magento, my client wanted me to send him notification mail after the product is sold. So if you are looking for the same thing, then here is a easy and time saving trick to

Send mails to Magento Store Admin after the Product Sale.

Here are the few simple steps to do the above thing

Step1 : Log in into magento admin area,  System->Configuration menu.

Step2 : Scroll down to Sales section and click on the Sales Emails and select the first section Orders.

Step3 : Enter your admin e-mail in the field “Send Order Email Copy To”.

Step4 : This is it, now  every time a product is sold from your Magento Store then admin will receive mail with the details of that product and user.

Magento Open Sources

How to Reset admin password in Magento store

If you have forgotten admin login password of your Magento Store and you are not able to find any better way to login, then i have a very simple Query that needs to be run in PHPMYADMIN and you can reset admin Password of your Magento Store.

How to Reset forgotten login password of admin in magento store.

You need to go into PHPMyAdmin and connect to your Magento database on your server.

UPDATE admin_user SET password=MD5(‘yournewpasswordhere’) WHERE username=’admin’;

This is it and now you can easily login to your Magento Store.