The first Spree dedicated event since Spree Conf 2014 took place on June 28-29th in New York. Organized by Spark Solutions team, it was a 2 day event that connected developers and business people interested in eCommerce open source solutions. It was packed with real life know-how, discussion and Spree Commerce success stories. Followed by a lot of networking during the after party on one of the Big Apple’s famous roof tops. Look for all the Spree success stories at opencommerceconf.org.
You are very welcome to join a Monthly Hangout with the Spree Commerce Core Team every first Monday of the month. Spree Commerce is an open-source project and as such it relies on community contributors. Contributors are very human and we strongly believe that face to face contact is vital to our open-source efforts.
We’re excited to announce that Spree 3.0.5 is now available on rubygems. On behalf of the Spree team I’d like to thank all the contributors for their pull requests merged as to be expected in any open source project.
Basic Spree framework is available for free – it’s open source. But you need to customize it to your specific needs and that can be done by a specialized Spree shop. Or you can work on it yourself – if you can spare the time. Just like with any other open source solution it saves you so much time and let’s you focus on your business-specific development.
Michal FaberQuestion: What e-commerce platform should I use if the requirements are 2,000+ SKUs, customize look of site, have holiday promotions site-wide or per product, sales reports activity, google analytics?
Look for ex-CTOs of startups in your space / field skilled in technology stack of your choosing. They have the skill, experience and vision to architect your (product development) strategy which you should factor in into your businessplan. Learn on other peoples mistakes paid for by other peoples money 😉