Well hello there stranger. Don't worry, you are not lost.
Where should I start?... How about a random quote from a wise man? Maybe a general sentence that does not mean anything to anyone? A joke? An essay? Haiku? A poem? Nah...
How about: the truth.
The eCommerce market has been growing so fast that it has become close to impossible to keep track of available platforms worldwide. While the market grew, the number of available platforms has also grown.
State of OSE (let's call it BETA for now) is not based on any survey, but only on data which can be extracted from public repositories. In the near future, once this site is known world wide (if), I will release a survey to rate each platform, both as a developer, and as a Merchant.
Right down below this section you can see current state, without detailed information, of 18 openSource eCommerce frameworks.
Which eCommerce frameworks are tracked?
Click on the name to find out more details
- Magento 28966 2019 1008 PHP
- Shopware1018 345 111 PHP
- Prestashop5112 2174 1034 PHP
- Aimeos3452 1 1 PHP
- WooCommerce6342 631 174 PHP
- OpenMage544 342 59 PHP
- Sylius5970 204 69 PHP
- ReactionEcommerce10615 84 0 NODE.JS
- nopCommerce5294 304 19 ASP.NET
- FlamingoEcommerce112 20 0 GO
- Spree10642 227 1 RUBY
- OXID185 21 0 PHP
- Oro eCommerce137 25 6 PHP
- Saleor9086 181 55 PYTHON
- WorkArea261 7 0 RUBY
- Bagisto2872 93 24 PHP
- osCommerce307 15 0 PHP
- OpenCart5678 284 2 PHP
- Zencart236 135 3 PHP
- Drupal Commerce355 32 0 PHP
- How many people like the project
- Number of open issues and active pull requests
- Number of confirmed bugs
Can't find a framework you know?
The list here only contains 18 frameworks, but this is just a starting point for this entire project. Send an email to email@example.com and other platforms will be reviewed.
The primary focus of this website is open source. For a framework to be added to the list it needs to:
- have an open repository on github / bitbucket / other platform
- (or) have an active community
- use issue labels to identify bugs (for new frameworks)
Some of the platforms followed do have paid versions, but due to many restrictions and limitations there is no way to review them.
What about PWAs?
Progressive Web Applications, basically Single Page Applications (SPA) for eCommerce are being developed by few large entities and groups of enthusiasts all around the world. Some of them are platform dedicated, few of them are build for multiple platforms.
However, the person who built this site, is not a frontend developer and spends most of his time building tailored made eCommerce solutions and managing (at least tries to ;)) his team of backend of developers. So...