🛍 Aimeos

Aimeos is a Laravel framework for building eCommerce sites used by big companies and small ones. With relatively simple setup, it can slot into and supercharge your PHP project with eCommerce features.

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eCommerce shop builders rejoice – Aimeos (code) is an ultra fast eCommerce framework that you can use to build your sites and get selling. Aimeos is written in PHP and based on based on Laravel – so quite the modern PHP stack.

Aimeos is used by large companies and small ones, to make dynamic online shops work, for example STAHL:

Stahl Storefront built with Aimeos (source: https://r-stahl.com/)

Many other companies use Aimeos, the showcases page is filled with success stories you should take a look at.

Building Aimeos into your own PHP app

Aimeos has a documentation site you can peruse with lots of information on it – simply put though, it's a composer extension you can install in one line:

php composer require aimeos/aimeos-laravel:~2022.10

After adding the require you'll need to add some settings to composer.json:

    "prefer-stable": true,
    "minimum-stability": "dev",
    "require": {
        "aimeos/aimeos-laravel": "~2022.10",
    "scripts": {
        "post-update-cmd": [
            "@php artisan migrate",
            "@php artisan vendor:publish --tag=public --force",

After doing this, you can update and run some commands to complete the setup:

composer update
php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Aimeos\Shop\ShopServiceProvider"
php artisan migrate
php artisan aimeos:setup

Getting help with Aimeos

If you find yourself stuck and the documentation didn't help, Aimeos has an active online forum (rather than a Discord/Slack) with over 16,000 posts in 3,000 topics you can look through.