What Is Vanilo?
Vanilo is an E-commerce Framework for Laravel. It's like Magento or Sylius.
Is It Ready For Production?
It depends. The current feature set is not yet enough to run a "usual" Webshop in 2018. But what Vanilo already provides that is stable, tested and extensible.
Starting from v0.2 there is a well defined upgrade path up to v1.0.
Thus it is possible to build a Webshop on Vanilo 0.3 - even if it doesn't have a stable version number yet.
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.
|Name||Based on||Version (Aug 2018)|
|Sylius||Symfony 3.4 or 4.1||1.2|
|ORO Commerce||Symfony 3.4||1.6|
For even more alternatives read the E-commerce Status Quo 2016.