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100+ amazing ecommerce websites using Spree Commerce

100+ amazing ecommerce websites using Spree Commerce

Spree Commerce is an open-source ecommerce platform developed by a community of over 850 contributors from around the world since 2007. To this day, it is constantly being updated and new features and extensions are regularly added to improve both performance and functionality. The latest version, Spree 4.2, has multi-language and multi-currency capabilities, as well as the possibility of creating a mobile-first storefront, PWA, or a headless platform.

There are thousands of online stores and marketplaces using Spree Commerce. They represent various industries and are customized according to the business needs. In this post, you will find a selection of over a hundred ecommerce websites that use Spree Commerce handpicked by our team.  Continue reading

spree supports ruby 3.0 and rails 6.1

Spree Commerce 4.2 supports

Ruby 3.0 and Rails 6.1

Spree Commerce 4.2 now supports Ruby 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, and, the recently released, 3.0. Rails 6.0 and 6.1 are supported out-of-the-box, so you don’t need to upgrade to Rails 6.1 straight away. You can first move to Spree Commerce 4.2 and later perform the Rails upgrade, minimizing the risk of any issues. 

That might not mean much to those who are not well acquainted with the technical aspects of ecommerce development, but for developers, this opens up a new realm of possibilities.

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Supporting the Spree Commerce Community

Being open-source, the community has always been a vital part of Spree Commerce’s development; from feature suggestions to code commits, you have helped pave the way to make Spree Commerce the ecommerce platform it is today. 

The latest version, Spree 4.2, introduces several powerful new features – more on that below – and is the collaborative work of 34 individuals worldwide who contributed over 1700 commits since the previous version. 

Because of the fantastic support Spree continues to receive, we have decided to return the favor and boost our support of the Spree Commerce community to help build the open-source ecosystem.

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Stripe Connect payment methods: cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay and more

Stripe Connect integration with Spree Commerce allows your ecommerce platform sellers to accept payments with credit and debit cards, wallets (Alipay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Microsoft Pay, Click to Pay, WeChat Pay), bank redirects, “buy now, pay later”. The question is which payment methods are supported for your target geography and which support refunds, disputes, what’s the payment confirmation delay. In some cases recurring payments support matters. Here’s a quick rundown of the payment methods menu.

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Spree Commerce hosting: Heroku or AWS?

Spree Commerce is a free, open-source ecommerce solution that allows you to build an online store or a marketplace exactly the way you want it in every respect. There is no license cost of transaction fees with Spree. Unlike Shopify, which is a Software-as-a-Service offering, Spree is free of many SaaS limitations: it’s easily customizable and scalable. But it is also self-owned and self-hosted. That means you need to download its code and deploy it to a hosting provider of your choice. You need to host it yourself.  Here’s a rundown of the most common PaaS and IaaS hosting options: Heroku or AWS.

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run your own spree commerce demo on Heroku

Run your own Spree demo on Heroku

If you’d like to run your own Spree demo you may do so for free using Heroku cloud hosting. All you have to do is click on the button below and set up a free Heroku account. This will enable you to test the latest Spree version – both the buyer interface and the admin dashboard.

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Spree Commerce development in 2020

Spree Commerce in 2020 has moved forward on many fronts to address the growing demand for flexible and scalable open-source ecommerce solutions as the digital transformation has sped up significantly.

2020 has brought 2 major version releases delivered by tens of contributors, several use cases demonstrated with demo sites, accessibility and security regulations compliance, and several developments within the spree community.

Tell us what you need in 2021 and we’ll deliver! Continue reading