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Top 5 Open Source eCommerce Framework For 2019

pathaksaurav profile image Saurav Pathak ・3 min read

If you are looking to build your e-commerce website and looking for frameworks that can be easily customised as per your needs and offer basic eCommerce functionalities, then Open Source eCommerce Framework is the one that you should be looking for.

The fact being these opensource e-commerce frameworks are completely free, managed by the wide community around the world and an ample amount of documentation on blogs & websites are available, makes them go to choice for developing an online e-commerce shop.

eCommerce revenue is growing at warp speed and is expected to cross 4 trillion dollars by 2020. Below we have listed our top open source e-commerce framework that you should consider in 2019

Magento

Considered to be as the bible of the eCommerce industry, Magento is the most widely used tool for eCommerce development. Almost 17% of the eCommerce websites around the world are built on the Magento framework.

Magento Dashboard

With wide community support, robust features and full control over design and functionality, Magento leads the pack and tops the open source chart.

WooCommerce

WooCommerce is the leading eCommerce platform for the WordPress community. If you have any knowledge of WordPress basic programming skills, you can easily integrate WooCommerce and manage your products easily.

WooCommerce Dashboard

Because of its dependency on WordPress, it might not be so much appealing for big stores but for those who are using WordPress, it can be useful to publish their storefront on WordPress

OpenCart

Opencart is one of the most preferred frameworks amongst startups and small business. Anyone having even a little bit of programming experience can easily use the framework because of the ease to use and simplicity to control the backend functionality of OpenCart.

OpenCart Dashboard

Even if Opencart has found itself on the side of minimum functionalities as compared to other shopping carts, it's still very popular amongst developers due to easy accessibility and less complex features.

Along with that, with the most developers using it, it has also got strong community support.

PrestaShop

With over 300,000 stores running successfully around the world on this framework, PrestaShop is one of the popular platforms amongst many merchants operating in the European region.

PrestaShop Dashboard

The intuitive installation and customization process has provided the opensource framework easy to access to the developers.

However, for customising the fully functional website, you need to purchase a few plugins which put PrestaShop on the downside.

Bagisto

For the fastly growing laravel community, Bagisto provides an easy to customise and use the laravel eCommerce framework. The platform offers multi-warehouse inventory management out of the box.

Bagisto Dashboard

The newly launched framework might be the only downside of the platform but it's catching very fast amongst the opensource and laravel communities.

With the availability of multi-vendor plugin and easy to customise laravel framework, Bagisto has forged its path amongst the top 5.

There are other popular frameworks too like Virtuemart, osCommerce, Zen-Cart, SpreeCommerce etc that are being used by the lot and you are free to make your choices based upon the requirements.

Conclusion

Every framework has got its uniqueness and the usage is mostly based upon your specific needs. As such, the definition of the best framework does not exist.

Do let us know in comments which eCommerce framework has been the go-to solution for you and the problem it has resolved.

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There are also some very good tools within the Python/Django world. Like, shuup, saleor, oscar. They are very mature and powerful.

 

Oscar I built to be extensible and customizable.

Shuup: bring you some well working process like multi vendor websites

Saleor: it use some mature tech like GraphQL

 

Thank you Adonis for providing with the above information. Will surely look into those too.

 

I want to choose one. Should I go with mezannine cartridge or Oscar or Shuup . Please reply

 

Sorry for the late reply.

I will say it depends on what you try to build but I think one of those tree will be enough.

Shuup will be great as it doesn't record such a lot of work, at least compared to Oscar, but both resolve different aspects of the e-commerce website.

If you can clarify what kind of website you try to build I may be able to give you more details and guideline to help you make a choice.

Thanks a lot for replying. I am looking forward to build a furniture e-commerce which will allow users to :

a.) Select products from catalogue, add to cart and checkout.
b.) Select combination of products, for example , there can be a living room section & a kids room section on the catalogue on the ui. the user can choose from both the sections, color variants of the products & add them to cart for checkout & pay . They can also use coupon codes as well.

I am considering Django Oscar , i have never tried it but know Django quite well.

Can you suggest any reading material which you think can help in understanding the components & parts of e-commerce in some better ways. I am using google to understand it .

Sorry for this late reponse too. I don't get any notification i guess from Dev.to

TIA

 

Please can you give me one best JavaEE ecommerce framework?

 
 

I will check into that and let you know.

 

For me the best e-commerce platform is Magento!It was born to be an e-commerce. It is flexible,open source,multiple tasks at the same time. So my choice is Magento,but I know a lot of people choose Shopify,cause it is easier

 

Hi HelgaaaaM,

Well yes, I totally respect your views and Magento is for sure the bible of eCommerce. However, considering a large number of developers working on laravel and the ease to use that, Bagisto - the laravel eCommerce frameworks is surely the thing of the future to look out for. Being an open source, it also makes it easy to customise as per your requirement.