Who Uses This Software?

Companies that need an extremely customizable, scalable, high performance e-commerce framework for online shops, market places and complex B2B applications they can totally adapt to their requirements


Average Ratings

12 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    Open Source and available for free, paid support and extensions available
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Aimeos
  • aimeos.com
  • Founded 2015
  • Germany

About Aimeos

Professional, full-featured and ultra fast e-commerce components for online shops and complex B2B applications in Laravel, Symfony, TYPO3 and other PHP framework that scales to 1,000,000,000 items and beyond at very low response times #gigacommerce


Aimeos Features

  • CRM
  • Data Security
  • Email Marketing
  • Inventory Management
  • Kitting
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Store Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Returns Management
  • Reviews Management
  • SEO Management
  • Templates

Aimeos Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

A robust solution for e-commerce

Dec 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Aimeos is a huge system to build e-commerce solutions: from simple shops to complex marketplaces, it has a host of features to accommodate every need. Multi-language, multi-currency, multi-site projects with hundreds of thousands of products are possible, plus it is compatible with multiple PHP frameworks like Laravel, Symfony etc.

It's very fast, is costantly updated and support is good.

Cons: Depending on the type of project and on the amount of customizations to do, the learning curve can be steep, but I guess this is normal for such big software packages. Documentation is extensive but not always helpful. Fortunately the dedicated online help forum is a good resource to receive tips from the package creators.

Great Professional shop package

Jun 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Open source. Can be used for very small shops because no license is needed

- Good software architecture build with extensibility in mind

- Supports multiple frameworks. Learn it once and use on a variety of projects

- Scales to very large shop systems (https://aimeos.com/de/gigacommerce/)

- Free support forum

- Professional support option directly from the developer available

- Regular updates, new features (https://aimeos.org/business/roadmap/)

Cons: Reserve some time to fully understand the framework and its architecture before you start to extend it's functionality - it's worth it.

Overall: Aimeos is our default go to shop system.

Flexible E-Commerce solution

Apr 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Useable for laravel and TYPO3 - very easy to integrate into the respective system.

- Very flexible data model

- highly customisable

- Complex b2b/b2c projects possible

- clean code/architecture

- No real alternative system on the market which is capable to realize content heavy ecommerce (typo3+aimeos)

Cons: - not that easy to use for frontend developers

- young system with some bugs - but everything gets solved fast

Flexible E-Commerce Solution

Dec 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very customizable, good performance, sane and very flexible database layout. Neat backend interface.

Cons: The templates are messy. The API around creating and updating records for products and their attributes is somewhat unwieldy, but that was apparently addressed in a newer version. Having mandatory attributes and attribute sets would be nice, but I hear it's in the works.

Overall: Aimeos allowed us to quickly adapt to a client's very custom needs without much fuss. We wrote our own frontend, and were able to turn it into a headless E-Commerce solution. The integration with a CMS (Typo3) was good, and one of the main selling points of our product.

Capterra loader

A top e-commerce framework

Jan 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Aimeos is a large and nevertheless very fast e-commerce system. It is suitable for small to giant shops and contains all kinds of sales possibilities ("normal" articles, download articles, variant articles ...)

The possibilities to create and combine languages, countries, regions, payment and shipping methods are highly configurable, so that there is no application that cannot be covered. The connection to several PHP frameworks is also good (TYPO3 is fine for me ;-)).

The support is very good and fast!

Cons: The documentation is large, but partly still a bit complex. But you can get help in the forum easily.

Overall: We created a shop using aimeos with TYPO3, some products only but currently growing.

First time using aimeos for a small shop

Jun 11, 2019
3/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The setup was very quick. With the provided extension boilerplate and documentation the time to have the demo shop up and running is very fast. One to two hours when TYPO3 is already installed.

The page tree export is a nice addition to have all the plugins and features at a glance right away.

What we liked most are the payment services. These can be extended with the php library omnipay and has allowed us to easly add the needed payment provider.

Cons: Since Aimeos is quite complex the needed steps for extending can be numerous and overwhelming at first. Especially with price calculations and very specific customer requirements. This takes a lot of time and nerves.

While aimeos itself is very extensible the TYPO3 module lacks a bit of that extensibility. In particular extending the module with custom actions. In our case this was an action to directly print the currently selected invoice as PDF.

The templates are very hard to work with since types of variables cannot be resolved by the IDE and with aimeos being extremly generic at times manually searching for what is available took a great amount of time.

Overall: Easy to set up, very customizable and feature rich but takes a lot of time. When starting to use aimeos definitely account for time to research and learn the framework in depth. Aimeos might not scale well with smaller shops. But keep in mind that this review is for a first time use.

Vendor Response

by Aimeos on July 03, 2019

PDFs can be easily generated within subparts or decorators of the HTML client. There's no need to hook into the TYPO3 controller action because the order data is first of all available in the HTML client.

A very good shop framework / system with a great feature set

Dec 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is written to fit in multiple existing frameworks. Such as for us, it was easy to get a working setup by integrating Aimeos into TYPO3. It was even possible to use an existing product domain model in combination with Aimeos which mainly added the basket and checkout process, and also does some more shop specific things. Contact to a usergroup or directly to Aimeos works very good and they have very fast response times. Help is appreciated, and as we could offer some small bugifxes on Github, too, there was a very fast response time on the "how to contribute" issues.

Cons: Well, while being familar with TYPO3, the MVC pattern and the Extbase framework, it was a bit hard to find the ways to extend Aimeos. But as documentation is becoming more and more completed, this is not a rel "Con" but more a task for us to update our skills.

Overall: It works very good, never had big problems and the performance feels really, really good.

Great ecommerce solution with broad feature set

Feb 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: First and foremost the extensibility and integration in other frameworks and software packages. From a TYPO3 point of view it´s in my opinion todays best possible ecommerce solution to accompany the CMS.

The manufacturer offers quality and fast support. In my cases this were development related questions when integrating functionality extending Aimeos already broad feature set.

Cons: I haven´t encountered any real problems until today.

Top extendable and flexible e-commerce shop

Apr 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: - allround shop that brings many features out of the box (e-mail delivery, coupons, subscriptions etc.)

- nice backend with statistics of the placed orders

- easy configuration of basic functionality

- highly extendable in functionality and GUI

- great support for getting help when you have difficulty by implementing custom features

Cons: I can't say anything negative about aimeos that is appreciable.

Overall: With aimeos I replaced an old shop of a customer. That worked very well because I was able to adapt the whole frontend presentation. Also the implementation of some new special features was possible. In my opinion aimeos have so much places were you can interfere with your own code that you can use this shop in every use case.

Aimeos - a feature rich, easy to use and extend mulitshop system

Jan 09, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: - Everything can be changed

- Easy to use

- Two templating engines to choose from

- 100% TYPO3 integration

- Typoscript in combination with the Aimeos class rewrite system takes extendibility to a whole new level.

Cons: There is a lot of php magic happening inside, making debugging a little bit difficult. But once you get the hang of it, it's gets easy really fast.

Overall: We created a multishop system with Aimeos. One shop had ajax based web-to-print products, where the customer could customise the print products.

Several suppliers, one of them the print company, have a real-time connection to the shop.

The overall project complexity was rather high, but Aimeos made it a lot easier.

TYPO3 Website with integrated products through Aimeos

Dec 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: - Good extendibility of code and product data structure

- Fast reaction time to issues or pull requests on GitHub

- Opensource

- Well structured code

- Fast

Cons: - Some complex systems

- Stucture/Content of the templates

Overall: Integration of eCommerce aspects (especially products) into a TYPO3 website. Aimeos was exactly what we needed, some aspects of an eCommerce system but without loosing the features of a fully fledged CMS system. No need to remove those features we do not want or write an integration of a complete eCommerce system into a CMS.

Vendor Response

by Aimeos on December 18, 2018

Templates will be simplified until next LTS release

Aimeos review

Feb 05, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Developer-oriented

Cons: poor documentation for Typo3

Fortunately, there is an excellent support

Vendor Response

by Aimeos on February 12, 2019

There's a lot of documentation especially for the Aimeos TYPO3 integration available and we got no feedback what we could improve :-/
https://aimeos.org/docs/TYPO3