FLOW3 Shop

Added by Maik Hagenbruch over 6 years ago

FLOW3 SHOP - Edward Lenssen

Almost every TYPO3 agency sooner of later gets the question to build a smaller of bigger webshop.

For TYPO3 there is no shopping module available which is:
built in Exbase
has easily templating
is easily expandable

Other projects like Magento do have lots of features (whitch will take a huge amount of time to reach) but do have limitation in flexibility, resources and adding additional features.

Goal is to make a shop which is:
community maintained
powerful
flexible
easy templating
easy expandable
easy to implement
easy to maintain
secure
well structured

As FLOW3 is the new framework where also Phoenix is built on, it is logical to built this new shop in FLOW3. This will:
give a boost to FLOW3 as a great framework
give a boost to Phoenix because the base for both systems is the same and you can use packages for both systems
need new features / improvements of FLOW3 which will result in a broader, better framework

Our plan is to get a group of TYPO3 companies together to define the roadmap / available resources / ways to achieve the goals.

The shop project will evolve based on actual client cases and agile development.


Replies (10)

RE: FLOW3 Shop - Added by Markus Günther over 6 years ago

It is a enthusiastic goal but i think it is not possible to build a well structured and easy expandable shop in TYPO3 extbase or TYPO3 flow for 10000 Euro. I would support the development of an shop but then we need a nice concept. And developing a concept will cover your budget application ...

RE: FLOW3 Shop - Added by Steffen Ritter over 6 years ago

I don't think that the development of a shop system should be financed by the assocation - even if it is for code sprints...
The association should concentrate on fundings for infrastructure, the base systems, marketing and communication - not extensions...

I'm pretty sure it's easy to team up with agencies which would send their developers on sprints with their own money, if there is a demand for the such a system.

RE: FLOW3 Shop - Added by Boris Hinzer over 6 years ago

IMHO another shop extension could not even compete to complete shop systems like Magento. I've taken a look at a lot of TYPO3 shop extensions back in the past, but right not even the TYPO3 backend is that straight forward usable for running a shop. Not even to mention additional plugins where you need support of payment or shipping providers.

Right now we are using TYPO3 as it was meant to be - as a eCMS. Right now we connect TYPO3 o Magento for Newsletters and/or for publishing content.

Just my 2 cents of thoughts, running a TYPO3 and Magento agency.

RE: FLOW3 Shop - Added by Philipp Gampe over 6 years ago

I second Steffen.

RE: FLOW3 Shop - Added by Michael Hitzler over 6 years ago

I think some basic extensions, mostly any site is using anyhow, should be considered worth financing. For example news, login, user registration and yes maybe a shop as well. Does not need to compete with Magento, but a simple, straight forward shop system. Compared to other CMS TYPO3 currently lacks in a good solid shopping extension.

True, you can always connect TYPO3 and Magento and with packaging of Phoenix it will be even easier to use, but it is a big overhead (customizing / maintaining) when having a small shop with limited products and features.

So I'd welcome a new shop extension, based on extbase fluid with option to port to Phonix later. Even if budget in that case will only help project coordination, I think it is a good idea and I'd like to contribute to a new shop extension.

RE: FLOW3 Shop - Added by Ingo Schmitt over 6 years ago

Taking my expertise from TYPO3 Commerce in account , you need far more than your budget to build such an extension. TYPO3 is a content management system, you have to extend lot's of TYPO3 internal concepts to make it work for a shop.

Speaking for the overall budget, I do think there are more important Budgets for increasing the communication that needed to be founded. This project could be founded via a kickstarter project or similar.

Speaking for a new shop extension, count me in for the concept work and maybe for more!

RE: FLOW3 Shop - Added by Manuela Heuing over 6 years ago

Ingo Schmitt wrote: ...you need far more than your budget to build such an extension. TYPO3 is a content management system, you have to extend lot's of TYPO3 internal concepts to make it work for a shop. Speaking for the overall budget, I do think there are more important Budgets for increasing the communication that needed to be founded. This project could be founded via a kickstarter project or similar.

I already had similar thoughts.

RE: FLOW3 Shop - Added by Vincent Mans over 6 years ago

We just started this project. Simple is that. We use high standards and it it's not "just a shop".

We plan a first delivery halfway January. But I know IT, hopefully we'll manage. I am confident about this.

I cannot reveal any details now, so be patient. No code sprints, every part is well considered.

I want to update via several channels once a week. And of course, if you have questions, please post them.

RE: FLOW3 Shop - Added by Jan-Hendrik Heuing over 6 years ago

Hello VIncent,

can you post a link to the forge project, if there is one?

Thanks :-)
Jan-Hendrik

RE: FLOW3 Shop - Added by Stig Nørgaard Færch about 5 years ago

So did anything happen yet?

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