Sylius is a powerful open source ecommerce platform built on Symfony. It looks like one of the better choices for developers and business and as Sylius v1.0.0 is released, a lot of discussions have been going on on social platforms about it.
I read a thread on Reddit in which people are comparing it with Magento. So I decided to test Sylius myself to understand what the hype is all about, and I’m going to discuss what I find and I’ll also tell you about all the features Sylius has!
But before all of that, I would like to congratulate team Sylius for launching this great ecommerce platform.
From what I experienced, Sylius looks like a promising ecommerce solution keeping in mind that it’s still the first version. The platform sports a simple yet focused backend UI that allows you to keep an eye on your sales figures and the number of customers you have, etc:
And here is what the frontend of the platform looks like:
Sylius comes loaded with all the basic and necessary features every ecommerce platforms must have, like:
- Association Types
- Product Reviews
- Exchange Rates
- Payment methods
- Shipping methods
- Shipping categories
- Tax categories
- Tax rates
There are, however, many features missing from the platform that can be critical for your ecommerce success. So far, they have only a few extensions and themes (which can’t be held against Sylius since it’s such a recent release).
People, though, are comparing Sylius with Magento, but for Sylius to compete with the ecommerce veteran, it still has a long way to go in terms of features, extensions, themes, support and many other aspects.
Nonetheless, this is the first Sylius version and it looks like a great overall solution for your ecommerce store needs.
All of us at Magenticians wish Sylius the best and hope they grow huge in the coming years!