One of the best things about nopCommerce is that in addition to the great features that are already built into the application, there’s a vibrant, prolific third-party product community to provide great add-ons to make your nopCommerce-driven e-commerce site an even more effective solution for your business.
First, we’ll start out with one of my favorite vendors: Nop-Templates. In addition to their excellent themes, they provide a terrific bundle of plugins that improve navigation, search features, shopping cart, and overall provide a terrific benefit to your customer’s shopping experience.
I had the good fortune recently to have a chance to review the Facebook Shop Tab by NopEssentials; a terrific plugin, and promises to provide a great integrated experience between your Facebook followers and your nopCommerce e-commerce solution.
I’m also very intrigued by the new products from the Sea Team: the “Register After Checkout” plugin, which allows site admins to convert “guest” customers to registered users, enabling them to provide a richer customer experience and increase repeat business. There’s an enhanced Sales Report plugin, to extend the capabilities of the reporting features native to nopCommerce.
I really like the looks of the “Deal of the Day” plugin, also from the Sea Team; what a great feature to add to a site that has lots of products, or deep inventory to move quickly. Clever!
NopAdmin offers one of the best administration enhancement applications I’ve seen for nopCommerce; their desktop solution leverages the capabilities of a thick-client interface, with connection right to your nopCommerce-driven site.
There’s tons more third-party plugins and add-ons for nopCommerce: to see the latest announcements, head over to the Community Commercial Announcements forum at nopCommerce.com.