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Score 8.5 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Laravel PHP Framework

Laravel is ideally suited for fluent PHP developers who want a framework that can be used to both rapidly prototype web applications as well as support scalable, enterprise-level solutions. I think where it is less ideal is where the client has an expectation of using a certain CMS, or of having a certain experience on the admin side that would perhaps be better suited to a full CMS such as Drupal or WordPress. Additionally, for developers who don't want to write PHP code, Laravel may not be the best solution.
Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

WooCommerce

WooCommerce is a great platform to create an inexpensive if not free online store if you have the time to learn about it and configure it well. It is especially a great online store platform if you already are experienced using Wordpress since it incorporates so well into it. There are also many great plugins to help you integrate parts of your store into your other content pieces on your WordPress website.
Seth Paine | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
8.4
Product catalog & listings
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
8.8
Product management
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
8.5
Bulk product upload
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
7.5
Branding
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
8.5
Mobile storefront
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
8.3
Product variations
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
8.6
Website integration
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
9.4
Visual customization
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
7.2
CMS
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
9.0

Online Shopping Cart

Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
8.3
Abandoned cart recovery
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
8.5
Checkout user experience
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
8.0

Online Payment System

Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
9.1
eCommerce security
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
9.1

eCommerce Marketing

Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
8.0
Promotions & discounts
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
8.8
Personalized recommendations
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
7.5
SEO
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
7.6

eCommerce Business Management

Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
8.2
Multi-site management
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
8.1
Order processing
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
8.7
Inventory management
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
7.9
Shipping
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
7.8
Custom functionality
Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
8.2

Pros

Laravel PHP Framework

  • Good ORM along with support for a number of database systems though be prepared to solve some weird issues when dealing with querying relationships between models.
  • Deployment is very simple especially if you use Laravel Forge, you can deploy everything at the click of a few buttons.
  • Laravel blade templating engine is a very useful templating engine similar to jade in nodejs and it can save a lot of time while writing html logic
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WooCommerce

  • WooCommerce pages are easy to customize and are optimized for mobile.
  • Ability to create global add-ons for specific product categories.
  • Adding additional plugins to optimize the site is generally affordable and can usually be done without a developer.
  • There's no cost to get started.
Brian Halstrom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Laravel PHP Framework

  • Laravel is updated regularly, which is great. However, in order to get the latest features, use the newest 3rd party libraries, have the most current security updates, and ensure that the newest features of PHP are usable, you have to continuously upgrade your Laravel application. This costs time and money, obviously, and if you don't stay on top of the updates you will quickly fall behind. This is the case with any open source software, but it needs to be considered for any team considering using Laravel or any other software.
  • Because of the size of the Laravel community, there are a LOT of 3rd party libraries. Some of these are great, some are less than great. Sometimes it's difficult to evaluate the quality of a library, making it difficult to trust many libraries. Developers need to be cautious and thoughtful when considering using new software.
  • Because of the rapid development of the Laravel framework, the size of the community, and the simplicity of being able to publish content online - it is very easy to find documentation, tutorials, or other "advice" that is not up to date, or that has outdated information.
Jim Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

WooCommerce

  • Reliance on meta table for storing and accessing product and order data. (Coming soon)
  • Better reporting interface. (Coming soon)
  • Option to more easily choose between multi-page or single page cart/checkout.
  • Auto refresh the price totals on cart page when quantity changes using AJAX.
  • Show “-” and “+” buttons around the quantity field.
  • Show confirmation before user changes quantity to zero.
Rob Watson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Laravel PHP Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WooCommerce

WooCommerce 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Despite very rare glitches, more connected to an excessive number of plugins, that affect the speed of the site, we are extremely satisfied with the platform, the ability to import and export products, even though we just export them, as we have our proprietary system for updating inventories. We love the ease of upgrading, enhancing, innovating, and the freedom we have to do whatever we want, which is a plus, when you consider Shopify can take down your whole store as they please, if they think you aren't abiding to their TOS or their ever changing set of rules.
Rick Fitzgerald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Laravel PHP Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WooCommerce

WooCommerce 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I gave it lots of points for being a simple product that instantly gives you a store. Very intuitive and simple for the client to update or implement. Loses LOTS of points when you want to do anything besides just sell stuff (coupons, etc) then it makes you pay big money for the add-ons and makes it difficult and time-intensive to develop your own.
Katie Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Laravel PHP Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WooCommerce

WooCommerce 5.0
Based on 1 answer
not muh support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Laravel PHP Framework

Supporting unit testing is bigger plus point in Laravel than any other framework. Developing with Laravel is much easier. Other frameworks have value in market, but Laravel has taken the lead in popularity among PHP developers in recent years. The large community supports you if you have problems. Using Laravel, integration became easy with third-party libraries, but it was costly too.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WooCommerce

WooCommerce stacks up very nicely. While there is a learning curve involved, it more than makes up for the challenge when it comes to cost. You won't find yourself spending money each month to keep your site live or pay for your ecommerce platform like you do with others. Once you have WooCommerce installed (for free) you technically do not need to pay anything unless you plan on scaling up and adding new functionality. We now use WooCommerce for all of our ecommerce sites and we have saved a lot of money over competitors.
Joseph Condon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Laravel PHP Framework

  • Positive: Our delivery time for PHP application is faster than usual.
  • Positive: Developers are happy and they write better code with their usual development tools. No tool-upgrade necessary.
  • Negative: Initial delivery took 6 months extra and had to rewrite project several times.
Rahul Chaudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer

WooCommerce

  • I currently have not had a lot of ROI from using WooCommerce
  • While it is easy to set up, it doesn't handle things like marketing, emails, or promotion to build up sales
  • It can easily integrate with most email marketing, making follow-up emails easy to set up.
Megan Bailey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Laravel PHP Framework

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

WooCommerce

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Laravel PHP Framework
8.9
WooCommerce
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
10.0

Usability

Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
9.0

Support Rating

Laravel PHP Framework
WooCommerce
5.0

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