To continue providing the best service and quality of work to our clients, we will be revising the pricing for our sprint based Svelte and SvelteKit development services . The new pricing will be effective from 1st March 2024 .

Stay tuned for more details, and feel free to reach out to us for any questions.

Introducing KitForStartups, the Open Source SvelteKit SaaS boilerplate

Justin's profile pic

Justin Ahinon

Enter your email to get this article emailed to you

A couple of weeks ago, I came across a tweet from Marc Lou about ShipFast, a Next.js boilerplate for quickly shipping and iterating on SaaS products. It seemed to have a lot of success, both as a useful tool for the Next.js and indie hackers communities, and as a business for Marc.

I then decided to build a similar boilerplate for SvelteKit.

My initial plan was to release it as a paid product, but I quickly realized that it would be much more useful to the community as an open source project.

So here it is:  KitForStartups , the Open Source SvelteKit SaaS boilerplate .

What is KitForStartups?

The intention behind KitForStartups is to provide a boilerplate for building SaaS products with SvelteKit. It is not a framework, but rather a collection of components, pages, and logic that you can use to build your own SaaS product with SvelteKit .

It solves the pains of building the "boring" parts of a SaaS product, such as authentication , authorization , billing , user management , database , transactional email , etc. so that you can focus on building the core of your product.

While these parts are not always the most exciting to build, they are essential to any SaaS product. And they are also the parts that are the most similar from one product to another. So it makes sense to build them once, and then reuse them for all your future products.

At the moment, KitForStartups is still in its early stages, but it already includes the following features:

  • Database management (TypeScript schema, ORM, migration tool) with Drizzle

  • Support for multiple database providers (PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite - through Torso)

  • Multiple authentication providers (email/password, Google, GitHub)

  • User management (profile, password reset, email verification)

  • Email sending with Resend with a setup to send and test emails locally with MailHog

  • Client side user feedback with Melt UI toast notification

And this is just the beginning. I'm actively working on adding more features like MailGun integration, more authentication providers (magic link, Twitter, Facebook, etc.), Stripe and Lemon Squeezy integration for billing, and more.

What can you do with KitForStartups?

KitForStartups is a boilerplate, so you can use it to build any kind of SaaS product. It is not tied to any specific domain or use case.

Just clone the repository, read the documentation, and start building your product.

Open Source contributors are also welcome to contribute to the project. I'm sure there are many ways to improve the codebase, and I'm looking forward to seeing what the community will come up with.

LINK TO THE GITHUB REPOSITORY:  https://dub.sh/kitforstartups

You might also like these blog posts

A lovely bath

Building an MVP Fast with SvelteKit: How We Created a Google Analytics Dashboard in 3 Weeks

Learn how our team leveraged SvelteKit to build a Google Analytics dashboard MVP in just 3 weeks. This case study covers our tech stack, development experience, key learnings around state management, and how SvelteKit enabled rapid prototyping.

A lovely bath

How to embed Svelte apps inside PHP?

Learn how to embed interactive Svelte components into PHP apps and WordPress themes. See code examples of fetching data from the WP REST API, building search/filters, using stores, Rollup bundling, and more. Modernize legacy PHP without a huge rewrite.