# Welcome to GetCandy!
We're delighted you are considering GetCandy for your project. We've spent a lot of time developing this package to bring headless e-commerce functionality to Laravel.
# What is GetCandy?
GetCandy is a Laravel e-commerce package (opens new window) which brings functionality akin to Shopify and other e-commerce platforms to Laravel. You have complete freedom to create your own storefront(s), but we've already done the hard work for you in the backend.
# Tech Stack
GetCandy 2 is comprised of two packages;
getcandy/core which provides the e-commerce functionality and
getcandy/admin (the one you install) which provides an admin hub built upon Laravel Livewire.
Although the admin hub uses Laravel Livewire, there is no requirement for your app to use Livewire itself.
# What are the future plans?
GetCandy as a company has grand plans to continue developing new functionality to help you build awesome e-commerce websites. We want GetCandy to be a true alternative to the likes of Magento, Shopify, WooCommerce, etc.
Keep an eye on our roadmap (opens new window) for future plans and recent releases.
# Get started
Enough waffle! Let's help you install GetCandy...