Spree is an open source framework created by Ruby on Rails that has not only seen success in the eCommerce niche, but has become a favorite of the more technical users in the industry looking to build a platform. The tool is a popular option for teams looking to gain more control of their budget and architecture.
Date Founded = 2011
Total Funding = $7M (Acquired by First Data in 2015)
HQ = Bethesda, Maryland
Total Employees = 10+
Flexibility The platform allows adjusting according to business needs and requirements, and can implement a wide range of features.
Open Payments Spree is bundled with more than 125 payment solutions, including PayPal, Stripe, Braintree, and Apple Pay.
Fast Framework Spree is based on the Ruby on Rails framework so speed and efficiency are at its core.
Barriers to Entry There are a limited number of official extensions, in addition to restrictions on popular integrations that are commonplace elsewhere.
Do-It-Yourself Outside of developer forums and Slack channels there are no customer support channels since Spree doesn’t offer dedicated account management.
No Code, No Go Without coding and web development skills, there's a good chance you won't be able to set things up.