PrestaShop vs. WorkArea

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PrestaShop
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
PrestaShop is a free, open source e-commerce solution available under the Open Software License and officially launched in August 2007. The software is written in PHP and based on the Smarty template engine and is currently used by 165,000 shops worldwide. The PrestaShop group was founded in Paris, with a second Headquarters opened in Miami in 2011. PrestaShop is translated into 63 languages, with English, French, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish and Russian having full…N/A
WorkArea
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
WorkArea (formerly WebLinc) is an e-commerce platform and services provider for fast growing online retailers. Its technologies and strategic expertise empower enterprise level companies running global, omnichannel commerce operations, B2C or B2B. It is a VTEX brand since the early 2021 acquisition.N/A
Pricing
PrestaShopWorkArea
Editions & Modules
PrestaShop
Free
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PrestaShopWorkArea
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
PrestaShopWorkArea
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
PrestaShopWorkArea
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
PrestaShop
7.3
5 Ratings
6% below category average
WorkArea
4.4
1 Ratings
55% below category average
Product catalog & listings9.75 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Product management7.75 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Bulk product upload5.04 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Branding5.04 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Mobile storefront9.75 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Product variations5.04 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Website integration9.85 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Visual customization6.04 Ratings6.01 Ratings
CMS7.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
PrestaShop
6.9
5 Ratings
11% below category average
WorkArea
2.0
1 Ratings
117% below category average
Abandoned cart recovery6.03 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Checkout user experience7.95 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
PrestaShop
7.8
5 Ratings
7% below category average
WorkArea
2.0
1 Ratings
123% below category average
eCommerce security7.85 Ratings2.01 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
PrestaShop
6.6
12 Ratings
15% below category average
WorkArea
4.0
1 Ratings
63% below category average
Promotions & discounts7.95 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Personalized recommendations5.14 Ratings4.01 Ratings
SEO6.912 Ratings6.01 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
PrestaShop
9.0
5 Ratings
12% above category average
WorkArea
1.8
1 Ratings
126% below category average
Multi-site management7.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Order processing8.85 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Inventory management9.65 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Shipping10.04 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Custom functionality8.75 Ratings1.01 Ratings
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PrestaShopWorkArea
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User Ratings
PrestaShopWorkArea
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(13 ratings)
3.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
3.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
2.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
PrestaShopWorkArea
Likelihood to Recommend
PrestaShop
This is a great system for small and medium businesses dealing from 1 product to 100,000 products. It is elegant to use and very stable. The system may not be great for converting into a marketplace and the handling of > 1million products. The system is also not suitable for services selling like events, registrations, subscriptions and ticket bookings etc.
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VTEX
At least in retail, I would only recommend using Weblinc for merchandising and uploading products.
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Pros
PrestaShop
  • The PayPal button modality was integrated with the PrestaShop system, which helped our clients to complete payments digitally in just a few seconds, this integrated button allowed to streamline many transactions.
  • Performing inventory reviews and modifying the PrestaShop catalog was one of the things that I liked the most, I could make changes to the catalog, make changes to the conditions of the products in the catalog and all those changes were reflected on my website in a instant, no need to wait some time.
  • The PrestaShop system created a digital invoice for each client who made the advance payment of a property, which made it even easier to complete the property negotiation. Customers came to our company with the digital invoice for the advance payment and it was easy to identify the property that was paid, thanks to the digital invoice.
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VTEX
  • Easy to set up
  • Responsive to feature requests
  • Great company to work with
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Cons
PrestaShop
  • Not a lot of free templates.
  • Images can sometimes be too compressed and lose their full quality, so better settings for that could be introduced.
  • Being able to change the look of your automatic emails via default settings can also be introduced.
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VTEX
  • We were never able to delete categories/subcategories. And because of this inability, it was often difficult navigating the back-end. If we accidentally deleted a category/subcategory, it would create a problem on the front end.
  • Creating discount codes was a nightmare. It was easy enough to create, but the text/description area was so sensitive and often had a mind of its own. This sensitivity created problems on the front end as well, ranging from incomplete text showing up to the products tiling all in one row. Also, there wasn't an easy way to create a "complex" discount code (complex defined as any code that wasn't a % off)
  • In general, it was very buggy. We were constantly opening tickets.
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Likelihood to Renew
PrestaShop
Considering the problems we had and still have, 0.
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VTEX
Continuous wins with WebLinc make this an easy choice.
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Usability
PrestaShop
The lack of performance and the unstable system make it very hard to use it for a serious e-commerce application.
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VTEX
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
PrestaShop
100s of implementation and so far no major security breaches.
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VTEX
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Performance
PrestaShop
Some caching and optimization is definitely needed. However, it is not as bloated as other CMSs with lots of plugins needed.
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VTEX
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
PrestaShop
Since we use PrestaShop OpenSource there is only community support. What we found is that many other users fight with the same problems and there seems no solution or input from the PrestaShop developers' side.
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VTEX
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
PrestaShop
It's a no-brainer for e-commerce stores. BigCommerce and Magento both far out-distanced PrestaShop in every major category. If you're just getting into e-commerce, I would highly recommend either BigCommerce or Magento. Their online documentation and support far outweigh any advantages you'd have over going with an open source software like PrestaShop.
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VTEX
Weblinc was more user-friendly and less confusing to work with.
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Scalability
PrestaShop
This is the best example of "If it's not broken, don't fix it!".
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VTEX
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Return on Investment
PrestaShop
  • It slowed down our Hosting service. Our website took a long time to fully load on our clients' devices due to the high consumption of the integration with the PrestaShop service.
  • It provided us with a fast billing service, where our clients obtained invoices in PDF mode for the electronic payments they made for the properties. These digital invoices helped us to recognize the property they wanted faster and streamlined the negotiation process.
  • The templates that had an optimized design, were too expensive, this caused that our catalog design was very simple and did not capture the interest of customers.
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VTEX
  • WebLinc solves ecommerce as a turnkey solution, avoiding the need to hire-up a department to build/manage this aspect of a business.
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