What makes a top product?

If you missed the Store Newsletter two weeks ago, we sent out a list of the top-selling modules and themes of 2014 (by revenue from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014).  The top 5 of each include:

Top-selling Modules

  1. EasyDNNnews
  2. Hotcakes Commerce
  3. EasyDNNgallery
  4. Dynamic Forums
  5. Action Form

Top-selling Themes

  1. Porto Responsive Theme
  2. Responsive Theme 033
  3. Generic Responsive Theme
  4. Responsive Theme 029
  5. Responsive Theme 045

As you can see, EasyDNNnews by EasyDNNsolutions topped the list for modules; while Porto Responsive Theme by took the #1 spot for themes.  What makes a product a top-seller?  Let’s look to reviews of the top-selling module and theme to see why customers rave about them.

EasyDNNnews currently has 73 reviews, with an average review of 4.99 (out of 5) stars.  Now on version 7.0, the product and its vendor have established a positive reputation within the DNN Community.  Although Porto has not been in the marketplace as long, it is created by a vendor with a history of developing quality modules for DNN, and with an average of 4.92 stars, this theme has joined the group of trusted extensions from

Quality Product – The module or theme and its features work as advertised.  It is easy to use, and simplifies building/designing your DNN site.

Quality Support – The product’s developer provides documentation, offers quick and comprehensive support, and uses customer feedback to improve the module/theme.

Flexibility/Customizability – The product offers many options, allowing customers to create unique implementations.

What do you look for when making a purchase here on the Store?  Share your thoughts on what else makes a top product in the comments below!

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1/20/2015 4:06 PM
Great article, Beth.<br /><br />We want to say thank you to the entire DNN ecosystem for supporting us so much over the past year.  Thank you for everything you have done.  We can't do it without you!<br /><br />As a reward for being such a great community, the first 5 people that mention this comment at [email protected] will receive a 10% coupon towards their next Hotcakes license purchase.  <br /><br />Hurry...  We're only making this available for a couple of days!!!