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Magento vs Spree: What are the differences?

Magento: Flexible eCommerce solutions, a vibrant extensions marketplace and an open global ecosystem. Magento Community Edition is perfect if you’re a developer who wants to build your own solution with flexible eCommerce technology. You can modify the core code and add a wide variety of features and functionality; Spree: A complete open source ecommerce solution for Ruby on Rails. The Spree storefront offers a full feature set and is built on common standards, so you don't have to compromise speed to market, efficiency or innovation. The modular platform allows you to easily configure, supplement or replace any functionality you need, so that you can build the exact storefront that you want.

Magento and Spree can be categorized as "Ecommerce" tools.

Some of the features offered by Magento are:

  • Analytics and Reporting
  • Product Browsing
  • Catalog Browsing

On the other hand, Spree provides the following key features:

  • More than 45,000 stores and growing, and an active community
  • Modular platform
  • Powerful Customization

"Open source" is the top reason why over 15 developers like Magento, while over 9 developers mention "Open Source" as the leading cause for choosing Spree.

Magento and Spree are both open source tools. Spree with 9.82K GitHub stars and 4.31K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Magento with 7.52K GitHub stars and 6.43K GitHub forks.

What is Magento?

Magento Community Edition is perfect if you’re a developer who wants to build your own solution with flexible eCommerce technology. You can modify the core code and add a wide variety of features and functionality.

What is Spree?

The Spree storefront offers a full feature set and is built on common standards, so you don't have to compromise speed to market, efficiency or innovation. The modular platform allows you to easily configure, supplement or replace any functionality you need, so that you can build the exact storefront that you want.
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      What are some alternatives to Magento and Spree?
      WooCommerce
      WooCommerce is the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin. And it's available for free. Packed full of features, perfectly integrated into your self-hosted WordPress website.
      WordPress
      The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
      OpenCart
      It is an online store management system. It is PHP-based, using a MySQL database and HTML components. Support is provided for different languages and currencies. It is freely available under the GNU General Public License.
      BigCommerce
      It is a true all-in-one ecommerce platform with the power to grow your business & help you sell more. It empowers you to rise above complexity – and ultimately focus on optimizing your business for growth.
      PrestaShop
      PrestaShop is written in PHP, is highly customizable, supports all the major payment services, is translated in many languages and localized for many countries, and is fully responsive (both front- and back-office).
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      We offer our integration services for Magento 2.0 as well. We integrate Magento with third party applications using the REST protocol and help make sales cycle short an efficient.

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