2/08/2022

Sylius Standard vs Sylius Plus - which one is a better choice for your business and why?

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What are the TOP 4 characteristics that Sylius describes itself? Definitely: #1 Symfony eCommerce, unlimited scalability, designed for agility and customizability, powerful APIs for headless commerce. What is the difference between Sylius Standard and Sylius Plus? Which one should you choose for your business so it’ll meet your expectations? Let’s find the answer together!

Why Sylius?

Sylius is an open-source e-commerce platform that helps businesses create and manage their online stores. If you want to learn about some basic information and find out what exactly is Sylius, what is it used for, what is it built on, and how to get started with Sylius, read our previous blog post What is Sylius and how to use it?.

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From the left: Łukasz Chruściel - Sylius Core Team Lead, Łukasz Leśniak - Head of Sales at spinbits, Przemysław Połeć - Technology & Solution Partner Manager at Sylius, and Przemek, Paulina and Aldona - great Sylius team

Sylius allows you to shape your uniqueness. Nowadays, everything is boringly copy-paste. In Sylius, the level of customization and native functionalities are both centered. It’s between fully customed frameworks like Symfony, and CMS or SaaS like Prestashop, Magento, or Shopify. Sylius is tailored to your needs and brings you full freedom of development. Moreover, Sylius is the first open-source e-commerce platform that makes IT engineers deliver faster, and with better results. If you’d like to find out more about how Sylius can improve your project - don’t hesitate to schedule a free consultation with us!

Sylius - the most popular Symfony-based e-commerce technology

You’re still thinking if Sylius is a good solution for your business? We’ve prepared some information, which will probably convince you:

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  • Sylius is the first e-commerce platform that fully relied on Symfony.
  • It’s the most popular PHP framework. Over 600 000 engineers from all over the world have joined the Sylius community by now.
  • IT Engineers that used to work on PrestaShop, Magento, or Shopware have also realized that Sylius offers better solutions, so they changed the technology they’re using and switched to Sylius.
  • Sylius became successful in France - it gained 20 partners. What’s more, over 300 companies work with the use of Sylius. Now, the Sylius company is aimed at the German market. It has to work out!
  • Sylius created Native Country Managers. The first one is now in France - in Lyon. He runs all local business operations, participates in events, leads public relations, and personally visits Sylius’s partners and customers. Choosing Sylius, you’ll be taken care of! In the nearest future, it’s time for Country Managers in other countries! Maybe in yours?
  • Sylius offers Customer Success Managers as your dedicated contact person. He takes care of your contentment and is at your disposal whenever you need business advice, consultancy, or technical support. He takes care of you and about how satisfied you are using Sylius.
  • Sylius is much easier to hire, maintain, and scale. Considering that Adobe, Spryker, or other e-commerce tools’ licenses cost from 150 000 to even 500 000 euros, Sylius is 3 times cheaper.
  • You have full access to the source code in Sylius Plus, so your engineers can customize and tailor it to your special requirements.

Sylius Standard vs Sylius Plus - differences

Sylius Standard and Sylius Plus do have some differences. What exactly are they? Have a look below!

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Sylius meet-up in Berlin - July 2022. “How to optimize background processes - when Sylius meets Blackfire" by Łukasz Chruściel - Sylius Core Team Lead

Sylius Plus is a solution for serious players, who need special treatment and unique functionalities. It obviously has everything, that Sylius Standard has, and much more! And what’s more important, it has a set of enterprise-grade features and provides technical support. Using Sylius Plus is more secure - it reduces risks and increases your business’s ROI (Return Of Investment).

Sylius Standard and Sylius Plus features comparison:

Sylius StandardSylius Plus
Standard features
Advanced multi-store
Advanced user permissions
Returns management
Multi-source inventory
Partial order fulfillment
Admins per channel
Loyalty system
Distributionself-hostedself-hosted
Response timesNo response guarantee1 day response time
LicenseMITcommercial
SupportcommunitySLA-backed
Dedicated Customer Success Manager
Project Success Assistance
Influence on the productlowstrong

Advanced multi-store

Sylius Plus allows operating with different business units from all over the world. Then you can restrict access to channels to specific administrators and separate administrators and separate customer accounts across channels.

Returns Management

Returns were never easier! With Sylius Plus, your customers can request returns from their “My Account” section. Then, you can review and accept it in the back office panel through a customizable process.

Multi-source Inventory and Partial order fulfillment

With Sylius Plus, you can track products’ availability in multiple locations. You can also send the item from the storehouse, which is the closest to the customer. Maybe you’ve got some stock shortages? No problem, fulfill your orders partially. Where there's a will, there's always a way!

Loyalty system

Of course, acquiring new customers is important at every stage of running a store, but don’t forget about your existing customers! Sylius Plus has a feature of collecting loyalty points. It benefits customers so they’re even more satisfied with your offer.

If you’ve been using Sylius Standard, and now want to migrate to Sylius Plus - no problem! You only have to remember, that it depends on the customizations you already have in your project. We do want you to be our satisfied customer, so we want to help you choose the most cost-effective way to upgrade. If you want to find out more, contact us and get a free quote, or schedule a meeting with spinbits Sales Manager!

How much does the Sylius Plus cost?

For Sylius Plus you have to pay an annual subscription. It depends on the GMV - Gross Merchandise Volume that you make through Sylius software. If you want to estimate the price, contact us.

Sylius Standard vs Sylius Plus - which one to choose?

Sylius Standard and Sylius Plus are both great choices for your business, but which one is the best fit? That actually depends on what you need. If you want a more basic e-commerce platform that can be customized to your needs, then Sylius Standard is a good choice. But if you need features like advanced product management, order tracking, or customer loyalty programs, then Sylius Plus is a better option. No matter which one you choose, our spinbits team will be happy to help you get set up and started on your new e-commerce store. Ready to take the next step? Schedule a meeting with us, even today!

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