AI revolution in eCommerce

Since the availability of ChatGPT, a large language machine learning model from OpenAI, artificial intelligence seems to be on the rise. Now, editors writing texts might be seen as a dying species because tools like ChatGPT can do the same in seconds and in almost the same quality. This is similar to how DeepL, a translation tool based on machine learning, changed the translation industry before.

Especially in eCommerce, search engines like Google require a lot of relevant text before pages show up at the top of search results. This can now be automated in Aimeos, the first eCommerce framework with direct integration of ChatGPT and DeepL. This allows editors to generate any text in seconds and have it translated into 29 languages.

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Aimeos 2022.07 release

The second stable release in 2022 contains new features and some changes/improvements for developers to keep an eye on. This version focuses on improvements for editors and on minimizing code developers have to write when creating new features in Aimeos. The most important changes are:

  • Bulk editing in admin backend
  • Customizable theme colors in backend
  • Uses Bootstrap icons instead of Fontawesome
  • No more need for factories
  • Scales images in media manager
  • More fractional quantity support
  • Improved debugging
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Aimeos 2022.04 release

The first stable release of the Aimeos e-commerce framework in 2022 contains a lot of exciting new features and changes compared to the last LTS version. Improving the developer experience further was one of the most important goals for this release besides more performance. All improvements are available for both, Laravel and TYPO3 and include:

  • Laravel 9 LTS support
  • Integrated distribution based on Laravel 9
  • New Aimeos headless distribution built on Laravel 9
  • Radically simplified HTML client code base
  • Top scores of 100% for Google Lighthouse
  • Bootstrap 5 w/o jQuery
  • Upscheme migrations
  • Higher performance
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10 Essential Ecommerce Trends to Look for in 2020

The first e-commerce transaction was in July of 1995. That was a book by Douglas Hofstadter named Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies priced at $27.95

Fast forward a quarter of a century, and in 2019 the revenue stood at a staggering 3.4 trillion dollars. It is projected to almost double and touch $6.5 trillion by 2023.

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GraphQL vs JSON:API for e-commerce

GraphQL is hot these days! More and more GraphQL APIs appear and especially in the Javascript / NodeJS scene, GraphQL is extremely popular. As progressive web applications using GraphQL are also on the rise (not only in the e-commerce area), we compare how GraphQL and the JSON REST API standard fits for e-commerce applications based on our experience in these areas:

  • Ease of implementation and use
  • Performance and scalability
  • Reading and writing data

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Responsive emails with MJML in Aimeos

Every online shop needs to send e-mails and so the Aimeos e-commerce framework does. They are still the best option to confirm the order and tell customers about changes in the delivery and payment status. Nevertheless, even nowadays, creating appealing e-mails for different devices is hard stuff! Software seem to be from year 2000 when comparing support for HTML5 and CSS in e-mail clients.

Most of the time, support is limited for security reasons which is a good thing because compared to web sites you have to visit actively, everyone can send you e-mails. But often, simple features aren’t implemented since more than ten years or are buggy and therefore unusable. Outlook falls into the later category and it seems that Microsoft wants to punish us forever!

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What is an e-commerce framework?

The term e-commerce framework is related to software frameworks for e-commerce applications. They offer an environment for building e-commerce applications quickly.

E-Commerce frameworks are flexible enough to adapt them to your specific requirements. As result, they are suitable for building virtually all kinds of online shops and e-commerce related (web) applications like the Aimeos e-commerce framework does.

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Was ist ein E-Commerce Framework?

Der Term E-Commerce Framework bezieht sich auf Software-Frameworks für E-Commerce Applikationen. Sie ermöglichen es in relativ kurzer Zeit komplette E-Commerce Applikationen zu bauen.

E-Commerce Frameworks sind flexibel genug um sie an kundenspezifische Anforderungen anzupassen. Dadurch können sie als Basis für praktisch alle Arten von Onlineshops und E-Commerce bezogene (Web-)Applikationen dienen, wie beispielsweise das Aimeos E-Commerce Framework.

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#gigacommerce – Aimeos shop performance with 1 billion items


Aimeos has recently proven to be capable of handling one billion articles and more in an online shop using the #gigacommerce extension. This is far more than the number of articles at the Amazon market place which is currently estimated by around 562 million items. But the sheer numbers doesn’t say anything about the performance so how fast can Aimeos delivery content when users browsing the shop pages?

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#gigacommerce – Scalable online shops with 1 billion items and more


Does an online shop with 1 billion items work on a standard cloud server? And that even with the demand for very low response times? We investigated this question during the #gigacommerce project.

The #gigacommerce setup contains 1 billion articles, which are combined into 10 million products. Each item contains attributes, images, prices and text like in any online store. The basis is a Symfony, Laravel and TYPO3 installation with the Aimeos E-Commerce extension, which access an ElasticSearch server.

All three frontends have been extensively tested to find out where the limits are. The Aimeos components showed that they scale almost infinitely, with response times of around 100 milliseconds. Interestingly, the only absolute limit in the tests was not the available hardware, but the network bandwidth, which was used up at over 600 PI/second. This makes it particularly interesting for peak load situations and TV advertising.

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