Blog

Spark Starter Kit: Rails, Spree, React, Webpack + Hot Reload and more

This week, thanks to the hard work of our CEO Damian Legawiec, we have open sourced our very own kick-off bundle which we use as a starting point for all eCommerce and Rails related projects at Spark Solutions.

The starter-kit is available on GitHub and should be very helpful not only to Spree developers, but to anyone who is seeking a reliable platform for a scalable online store. Quick and easy setup makes the repository a remarkable ready-to-develop foundation, which is packed with all of the newest technologies shortening time-to-value for your client or yourself.

No comments
Adam PacaSpark Starter Kit: Rails, Spree, React, Webpack + Hot Reload and more
read more

Slack Integrations Guide: GitHub, Pivotal Tracker, Circle CI, Heroku, Rollbar

Slack is a great messenger app and a collaboration tool for teams that we at Spark Solutions are using on a daily basis for our internal and external communication purposes. It reduces email clutter and makes our working life simpler, more pleasant and at the same time more productive – as advertised.

What is also nice about Slack are broad possibilities of integrating external software development and project management tools with Slack channels.

No comments
Adam PacaSlack Integrations Guide: GitHub, Pivotal Tracker, Circle CI, Heroku, Rollbar
read more

15 most interesting events for ecommerce startups in the first half of 2016 in Europe, USA and Middle East

It’s already 2016 and it looks like a lot is going to happen in the ecommerce and startup world. Big fairs, conferences, workshops, networking, pitching opportunities and a whole lot of other activities you can attend if you’re interested in aquiring some useful knowledge and valuable connections.

The events are plenty all around the world, but we have prepared a list of the ones that we find most interesting and fun:)

No comments
Anna Ambroszkiewicz15 most interesting events for ecommerce startups in the first half of 2016 in Europe, USA and Middle East
read more

How MilanStyle.com got 45% conversion boost for 300k luxury & fashion products after migration to Spree Commerce 3.0

British-based luxury & fashion marketplace MilanStyle.com experienced a spectacular 45% increase in conversion rate after launching its new mobile-ready and improved platform running on open-source Spree Commerce framework. MilanStyle.com now features over 300 thousand luxury items from top boutiques all over the world and brands like Gucci, Tom Ford, Givenchy, Saint Laurent. That’s ten times more than its old website.

No comments
Michal FaberHow MilanStyle.com got 45% conversion boost for 300k luxury & fashion products after migration to Spree Commerce 3.0
read more

MilanStyle.com founder returns to Warsaw

Photographed and interviewed around the world by the likes of The New York Times, GQ and Grazia,  MilanStyle.com founder Jonathan Edwards returns to Warsaw… seen on the picture above visiting his Warsaw bespoke tailor Maciej Zaremba, who’s family business dates back to 1894.

No comments
Michal FaberMilanStyle.com founder returns to Warsaw
read more

Question: What platform is best for a scalable eCommerce solution with 10M+ registered users? It’s Spree Commerce.

Ecommerce site operating at this scale (10 million registered users) would be so custom and so complex with several intertwining hardware and software solutions that you wouldn’t call it WordPress, Joomla, Django, Magento or anything else anymore.

No comments
Michal FaberQuestion: What platform is best for a scalable eCommerce solution with 10M+ registered users? It’s Spree Commerce.
read more

Spark Solutions among Top Software and Web Developers in Poland

WASHINGTON, August 21, 2015 – Today Clutch published an updated report on Top Poland-based Software and Web Developers. The research leverages the proprietary Leaders Matrix methodology, which maps each firm’s focus in software and web development against their ability to deliver reliably on client expectations.

No comments
Michal FaberSpark Solutions among Top Software and Web Developers in Poland
read more