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.
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.
Spark Solutions team leads Spree Commerce open-source development project. We’ve proposed the new Spree Commerce development roadmap for 2016 and we are coordinating community collaboration to make Spree the best Ecommerce platform in the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.