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PrestaShop vs Spree: What are the differences?

What is PrestaShop? Free, Open Source eCommerce Solution powering 185,000 active stores worldwide. 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).

What is 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.

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

Some of the features offered by PrestaShop are:

  • Catalog Management
  • Product Displays
  • Site Management

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

"Free" is the primary reason why developers consider PrestaShop over the competitors, whereas "Open Source" was stated as the key factor in picking Spree.

PrestaShop and Spree are both open source tools. It seems that Spree with 9.83K GitHub stars and 4.32K forks on GitHub has more adoption than PrestaShop with 3.8K GitHub stars and 3.24K GitHub forks.

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Dan Platon
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I'm looking to build an eCommerce website and seeking advice from professionals on the most reliable tech stack that I can use. Currently, the website is built on top of WordPress with WooCommerce, but the company has grown up, and evidently, the number of products have been increased. The site needs a fresh code because WordPress doesn't make it anymore.

The stack I'm most familiar with is PHP + Symfony + MySQL + Apache HTTP Server or NGINX. Headless eCommerce is the one I'm looking for, because of the huge complexity, it would be great to separate the backend from the frontend. Not sure about CMSs, because they had a huge amount of functionality that the application doesn't need. I've been looking also at PrestaShop, it seems ok, but not sure about customization and front-end integration. As a custom solution, I have found Sylius or Aimeos for the backend, but I'm not too sure about a frontend stack.

Could you please give some suggestions about the frontend stack and if the ones for the backend are ok?

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Patryk Padus
CEO | IT Department at webo · | 6 upvotes · 24.3K views
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You need PIM and Drupal can both do eCommerce site and PIM catalog with many modules. Tests are available and extension are coded as Open Source too. Smaller cost of ownership. Require knowledge and more debug to get good result. From version 10 it will provide automatic updates that required for e-commerce in term of security

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Thomas Rothe
Developer at netzGiraffe · | 4 upvotes · 3.9K views
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hey it is my first comment on stackshare :-) let me say, i am developer for/with prestashop and shopware

both using symfony but in different versions both system can completly customized in templates, modules, hooks/actions ....

i think it depends on the amount of products, countries and taxes too

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No professional experience with shopware but version 6 is rewrite using sYmfonY 5. It's #1 e-commerce software in Germany.

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Pascal MARTINEAU

Hi, Sylius (headless) is great. For the front, I suggest you to have a look at vuestorefront.io, I've never used it but heard a lot about it and it seems it fits well with Sylius.

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Jean Francois Rebaud
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"You can use the framework of your choice, but the key thing to remember is that the best way to maintain a stable structure based on network demand and load is to use a DevOps approach with microservices. You can use Symfony, but with this framework, you typically have both the backend and frontend in the same source code, which can be more difficult to maintain and evolve. For more information on microservices and DevOps technology, you can refer to a DevOps case study on my website by following the link below:" https://profix-info.com/en/etude/

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Pros of PrestaShop
Pros of Spree
  • 21
    Free
  • 15
    Powerful
  • 15
    Customisable
  • 14
    Easy to understand code
  • 13
    Scalable
  • 12
    Great community
  • 11
    Easy to customize with plugins
  • 10
    Easy learning
  • 8
    Fast
  • 7
    Rich features with powerful functions
  • 4
    Feature rich
  • 4
    Learning
  • 4
    Easy to handle
  • 12
    Open Source
  • 12
    Great community and support
  • 10
    Ruby
  • 9
    Flexible e-commerce solution
  • 5
    Lots of extensions

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What is 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).

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 PrestaShop and Spree?
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.
Shopify
Shopify powers tens of thousands of online retailers including General Electric, Amnesty International, CrossFit, Tesla Motors, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Foo Fighters, GitHub, and more. Our platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own online store without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Shopify lets merchants manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, changing the design, accepting credit card orders, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions.
Joomla!
Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it.
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.
Zen Cart
Create a shopping cart offering physical or digital products; offer payment via a number of gateways; manage fulfillment. It is an open source shopping cart written in PHP using the LAMP stack.
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