Laravel being the youngest of all PHP frameworks has quickly made its way as the best choice of PHP frameworks. It's the simplicity, clarity and flexibility of the framework that has also paved the way for many true Laravel eCommerce packages.
The amalgamation of features like secure authorization, high scalability, customizable along with wide community support has made Laravel one of popular choice for eCommerce development.
Developing an eCommerce project requires a thorough understanding of the eCommerce ecosystem and right data work-flows. Since its inception in 2014, there have been many eCommerce packages but only a few remain alive till date with regular updates and changes.
Let's dive into each of the packages one-by-one.
The Open Source Laravel eCommerce has very rapidly caught the eyes of Laravel Community and offers Multi-Warehouse Inventory out of the box.
Bagisto Github Repository: https://github.com/bagisto/bagisto
Also, bundled with built-in easy navigable admin panel, it offers functionalities like Multi-Currency, Localization, Access Control Level, Multi-Channel, Payment integration and much more.
The code-driven approach, community on open Forums & Groups and easily customisable functionality make it very easier to get support and set up your eCommerce Shop on Bagisto.
Bagisto Live Demo: https://demo.bagisto.com/
Some of the most in-demanding extensions adorn the framework like B2C & B2B modules for creating marketplaces, laravel eCommerce PWA built on headless architecture,Point of Sale, AliExpress Dropshipping, Multi-Tenant SaaS solutions and much more.
They are also coming up with more features and advanced tech stack like support to REST & GraphQL API, One Click Update, micro services, Business Application Platform etc.
The Open Source Shopping Cart based on Laravel can be easily customised as per your needs and offers mobile-friendly interface layout by default.
AvoRed Live Demo: https://demo.avored.com/
The platform allows you to easily create product entities like category, attributes etc with efficient order management capabilities to keep track of your order, customer information and inventory management.
AvoRed Github Repository: https://github.com/avored/laravel-ecommerce
The marketing module allows you to send promotional emails to customers which helps in the successful promotion of your products thus providing you with an amazing experience of managing the whole eCommerce process.
The Open Source PHP Library offers high-performance eCommerce components for various frameworks like Symfony, Laravel and Slim. The Aimeos TYPO3 distribution allows shop owners to easily set up their online webs shops.
Live Demo of Aimeos: https://demo.aimeos.org/
The framework offers render time up to 40 ms, being distributable to 16 databases and can handle up to 10,000 orders per day. The webshop is fully SEO optimized and offers security layers to prevent against SQL Injection and Cross-Site Scripting(XSS).
Aimeos Github Repository: https://github.com/aimeos/aimeos-laravel
The well-documented code structure and native integration with any PHP application make the task of developers easier by adding components and customising framework as per their needs.
There are other Laravel eCommerce packages but either they are on the verge of becoming obsolete or have become stagnant.
Let us know your thought on the above framework in comments below or recommend one if any you think seems a perfect fit in this eCommerce ecosystem.