In a new post on his blog Sebastian De Deyne, JavaScript (and all-round) wizard at Spatie, describes a technique to expose Vue components as a plugin.

We recently published a tabs package. Initially, users needed to register two components in order to create a tabular interface: Tabs, which acts as a container, and Tab, which defines a single tab and its contents in the interface. Since developers are most likely going to use both components together, and there's a fair chance that they'd want to register them globally like in the example, it made sense to provide some sort of auto-install option.