What Is Vanilo?

Vanilo is an E-commerce Framework for Laravel. It's like Magento or Sylius.

Is It Ready For Production?

NO, NOT AT ALL. Vanilo 0.1 is a TECHNOLOGY PREVIEW.

Refer to Release Notes for more details.

Why Another E-commerce Package?

Shortly, because in 2017 there was no decent one especially for Laravel. There's a slightly longer article on medium about why it came to life.

Alternatives

Name Based on Version (Dec 2017)
GetCandy Laravel 5 Unreleased
Aimeos Laravel 5 2017.10
Sylius Symfony 3.3 1.0 (stable)
ORO Commerce Symfony 2.8 1.5
Magento Zend 2.7 2.2

For even more alternatives read the E-commerce Status Quo 2016.