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Aimeos Laravel ecommerce package

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Aimeos is THE professional, full-featured and ultra fast e-commerce package for Laravel! You can install it in your existing Laravel application within 5 minutes and can adapt, extend, overwrite and customize anything to your needs.

Aimeos Laravel demo


Aimeos is a full-featured e-commerce package:

  • Multi vendor, multi channel and multi warehouse
  • From one to 1,000,000,000+ items
  • Extremly fast down to 20ms
  • For multi-tentant e-commerce SaaS solutions with unlimited vendors
  • Bundles, vouchers, virtual, configurable, custom and event products
  • Subscriptions with recurring payments
  • 100+ payment gateways
  • Full RTL support (frontend and backend)
  • Block/tier pricing out of the box
  • Extension for customer/group based prices
  • Discount and voucher support
  • Flexible basket rule system
  • Full-featured admin backend
  • Beautiful admin dashboard
  • Configurable product data sets
  • JSON REST API based on
  • GraphQL API for administration
  • Completly modular structure
  • Extremely configurable and extensible
  • Extension for market places with millions of vendors
  • Fully SEO optimized including rich snippets
  • Translated to 30+ languages
  • AI-based text translation
  • Optimized for smart phones and tablets
  • Secure and reviewed implementation
  • High quality source code

... and more Aimeos features

Supported languages:

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Check out the demos:


Full shop application

If you want to set up a new application or test Aimeos, we recommend the Aimeos shop distribution. It contains everything for a quick start and you will get a fully working online shop in less than 5 minutes:

Aimeos shop distribution

Headless distribution

If you want to build a single page application (SPA) respectively a progressive web application (PWA) yourself and don't need the Aimeos HTML frontend, then the Aimeos headless distribution is the right choice:

Aimeos headless distribution

Table of content

Supported versions

Currently, the Aimeos Laravel packages 2021.10 and later are fully supported:

  • LTS release: 2022.10 (Laravel 9.x, PHP 8.0.10+)
  • old LTS release: 2021.10 (Laravel 6.x, 7.x and 8.x, PHP 7.3+)

If you want to upgrade between major versions, please have a look into the upgrade guide!


The Aimeos shop distribution requires:

  • Linux/Unix, WAMP/XAMP or MacOS environment
  • PHP >= 7.3 (Aimeos 2021.10), PHP >= 8.0 (Aimeos 2022.04+)
  • MySQL >= 5.7.8, MariaDB >= 10.2.2, PostgreSQL 9.6+, SQL Server 2019+
  • Web server (Apache, Nginx or integrated PHP web server for testing)

If required PHP extensions are missing, composer will tell you about the missing dependencies.

If you want to upgrade between major versions, please have a look into the upgrade guide!


Make sure that you've created the database in advance and added the configuration to the .env file in your application directory. Sometimes, using the .env file makes problems and you will get exceptions that the connection to the database failed. In that case, add the database credentials to the resource/db section of your ./config/shop.php file too!

If you don't have at least MySQL 5.7.8 or MariaDB 10.2.2 installed, you will probably get an error like

Specified key was too long; max key length is 767 bytes

To circumvent this problem, drop the new tables if there have been any created and change the charset/collation setting in ./config/database.php to these values before installing Aimeos again:

'connections' => [
    'mysql' => [
        // ...
        'charset' => 'utf8',
        'collation' => 'utf8_unicode_ci',
        // ...

Caution: Also make sure that your MySQL server creates InnoDB tables by default as MyISAM tables won't work and will result in an foreign key constraint error!

If you want to use a database server other than MySQL, please have a look into the article about supported database servers and their specific configuration. Supported are:

  • MySQL, MariaDB (fully)
  • PostgreSQL (fully)
  • SQL Server (fully)


The Aimeos Laravel online shop package is a composer based library. It can be installed easiest by using Composer 2.1+ in the root directory of your existing Laravel application:

wget -O composer
php composer require aimeos/aimeos-laravel:~2022.10

Then, add these lines to the composer.json of the Laravel skeleton application:

    "prefer-stable": true,
    "minimum-stability": "dev",
    "require": {
        "aimeos/aimeos-laravel": "~2022.10",
    "scripts": {
        "post-update-cmd": [
            "@php artisan migrate",
            "@php artisan vendor:publish --tag=public --force",

Afterwards, install the Aimeos shop package using

composer update

In the last step you must now execute these artisan commands to get a working or updated Aimeos installation:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Aimeos\Shop\ShopServiceProvider"
php artisan migrate
php artisan aimeos:setup --option=setup/default/demo:1

In a production environment or if you don't want that the demo data gets installed, leave out the --option=setup/default/demo:1 option.


You have to set up one of Laravel's authentication starter kits. Laravel Breeze is the easiest one but you can also use Jetstream.

Laravel 8 & 9

composer require laravel/breeze
php artisan breeze:install
npm install && npm run build

For more information, please follow the Laravel documentation:

Laravel 7

composer require laravel/ui:^2.0
php artisan ui vue --auth
npm install && npm run build

For more information, please follow the Laravel documentation:

Laravel 6

composer require laravel/ui:^1.0
php artisan ui vue --auth
npm install && npm run build

For more information, please follow the Laravel documentation:

Configure authentication

As a last step, you need to extend the boot() method of your App\Providers\AuthServiceProvider class and add the lines to define how authorization for "admin" is checked in app/Providers/AuthServiceProvider.php:

    public function boot()
        // Keep the lines before

        Gate::define('admin', function($user, $class, $roles) {
            if( isset( $user->superuser ) && $user->superuser ) {
                return true;
            return app( '\Aimeos\Shop\Base\Support' )->checkUserGroup( $user, $roles );

Create account

Test if your authentication setup works before you continue. Create an admin account for your Laravel application so you will be able to log into the Aimeos admin interface:

php artisan aimeos:account --super <email>

The e-mail address is the user name for login and the account will work for the frontend too. To protect the new account, the command will ask you for a password. The same command can create limited accounts by using "--admin", "--editor" or "--api" instead of "--super" (access to everything).


To reference images correctly, you have to adapt your .env file and set the APP_URL to your real URL, e.g.


Caution: Make sure, Laravel uses the file session driver in your .env file! Otherwise, the shopping basket content won't get stored correctly!


If your ./public directory isn't writable by your web server, you have to create these directories:

mkdir public/aimeos public/vendor
chmod 777 public/aimeos public/vendor

In a production environment, you should be more specific about the granted permissions!


Then, you should be able to call the catalog list page in your browser. For a quick start, you can use the integrated web server. Simply execute this command in the base directory of your application:

php artisan serve


Point your browser to the list page of the shop using:

Note: Integrating the Aimeos package adds some routes like /shop or /admin to your Laravel installation but the home page stays untouched! If you want to add Aimeos to the home page as well, replace the route for "/" in ./routes/web.php by this line:

Route::group(['middleware' => ['web']], function () {
    Route::get('/', '\Aimeos\Shop\Controller\CatalogController@homeAction')->name('aimeos_home');

For multi-vendor setups, read the article about multiple shops.

This will display the Aimeos catalog home component on the home page you you get a nice looking shop home page. The /shop page will look like:

Aimeos frontend


If you've still started the internal PHP web server (php artisan serve) you should now open this URL in your browser:

Enter the e-mail address and the password of the newly created user and press "Login". If you don't get redirected to the admin interface (that depends on the authentication code you've created according to the Laravel documentation), point your browser to the /admin URL again.

Caution: Make sure that you aren't already logged in as a non-admin user! In this case, login won't work because Laravel requires you to log out first.

Aimeos backend


To simplify development, you should configure to use no content cache. You can do this in the config/shop.php file of your Laravel application by adding these lines at the bottom:

    'madmin' => array(
        'cache' => array(
            'manager' => array(
                'name' => 'None',


The Aimeos Laravel package is licensed under the terms of the MIT license and is available for free.