Black Friday and Cyber Monday Discount at AheadWorks


Finally the time of great mass discounts has come! Online stores and retail outlets offer everyone to save tens, hundreds or even thousands of dollars on good bargains devoted to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
aheadWorks is not the exception! As usual, they’ve prepared a special sale for you. No coupon codes – just go to their webstore and get any Magento extensions with 15% discount. The only condition is not to hesitate too long to complete the order – our offer is valid thru November 23-26, 2012!

eCommerce platforms shares

October 2012 eCommerce Survey

The quarterly eCommerce survey was released recently by UK developer Tom Robertshaw. It looks at all sites in the Alexa 1 Million that are doing eCommerce and analyzes which platform is being used.

eCommerce platforms shares

The October 2012 eCommerce survey found 35,218 eCommerce sites in the Alexa Top 1 Million ( a 4% increase since the February eCommerce survey).

Magento  is still the leading eCommerce software platform with a 23% share of the market. Magento has seen growth in every single edition since the survey began 2 years ago. It is used in 8,087 sites, which is a 20% growth rate since the last survey in February alone.


Market Share

Magento 23.0%
Zen Cart 12.9%
Vurtue Mart 10.4%
osCommerce 8.2%
PrestaShop 7.4%
OpenCart 5.0%
Volusion 3.1%
Yahoo! Stores 3.0%
Interspire 2.8%
Ubercart 2.4%

Following the top two platforms, both VirtueMart and osCommerce take a dip in numbers. Conversely, both PrestaShop and OpenCart see significant increases.Being the second by popularity platform, Zen Cart continues to increase, up 12 percentage points to 4,451 sites. Both Magento and Zen Cart have released new versions since the last survey.

eCommerce platforms shares



Halloween sale

Halloween Sale at AheadWorks

Halloween sale

Halloween, a mix of scary things and nice treats, is nearly upon us! That’s why AheadWorks offered a great deal by treating its customers to great savings!
You have only 3 days to get ANY Magento extension from aheadWorks with 13% OFF! Just go to, add the module you need to cart and enter the following coupon code at checkout:


Don’t forget – the offer is time-limited and active thru October 29-31.

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Optimizing Magento Performance;

Promotion on Points & Rewards AheadWorks Magento Extension;

AJAX Cart Pro: What Are The Benefits?


Optimizing Magento Performance


In this post we are presenting to you the last e-book from AheadWorks: Optimizing Magento Performance. You can download it right now.

According to the recent research, 64% of dissatisfied online shoppers said
they were less likely to visit a slow retailer again, 62% were less likely to
purchase from the site again and 48% would purchase from a competitor.
Such statistics always makes developers puzzle – from one hand, the website
owner wants the application to be multifunctional and universal, from the
other – it shouldn’t be slow. And the problem is always to make a solid
extension work as fast as possible.

Performance optimization is a good way out in such situation. Optimizing a
website, you should consider providing two factors:
1. acceptable pages loading speed;
2. acceptable pages loading speed when N people use the same application

Read more here.