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8 Reasons why you should choose Spree Commerce for your online store

2015-06-30

by Eva María Gude García

About the Author

Eva María Gude García is a social media manager and content director at 2beDigital. 2beDigital is a digital marketing agency based in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia and Barcelona. 2bedigital was formed by a multidisciplinary team whose principles of trust and transparency power their work.

When the time comes to choose an ecommerce storefront, there are many options available. Choosing the right storefront is a top priority for your business, and choosing the appropriate framework is a difficult but pivotal task.

Spree Commerce is currently considered the most popular choice among store owners and retailers. And that’s the reason why 2beDigital chose Spree as one of its key platforms. Here are 8 reasons why you should choose Spree Commerce for your online store:

1. Easy to Use

Spree is simple and easy to use. Its interface and administrative dashboard keep the user in mind.

2. Ruby on Rails

Spree is developed in Ruby on Rails, which is noted for its reliability and stability.

3. Easy Documentation

The user guides developed by Spree’s developers are easily accessible, and extremely helpful to new businesses. You can join the community and take advantage of Spree’s expert recommendations if you have any problems with the application.

4. Licenses

The Spree-BSD license has few restrictions, regardless of the size of your business. Even if you’re a small business or a multinational, you’re free to use Spree for commercial purposes without paying licensing fees.

5. Easy Customization

Spree is completely flexible and can be adapted to the needs of businesses, not vice versa. With lots of extensions available in the community, Spree often becomes the preferred choice for ecommerce brands.

6. Mobile Optimization

If predicitons stand true, shopping with smart phones and tablets will grow 43% througout the year, compared to 2014. Needless to say, optimizing stores for smart phones has become essential. The Spree storefronts are responsive, and will work as well on a smart phone as they do on a desktop.

7. Spree Commerce’s API

With Spree Commerce’s API, creating a new application or a third-party integration is flexible, easy and scalable.

8. Integration with ERP, systems management and accounting

With Wombat, Spree offers the possibility of integrating online stores’ accounting, ERP and management. Wombat automates all of your third-party services, increasing your speed to market and ensuring you never again lose an order.

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