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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 support in all release versions. Technical support is provided via support plans or free support on the official forum from PrestaShop Community. PrestaShop complements built in features with an Add-on store where many modules and themes can be found to customize the store appearance. There are a also a number of volunteers who support and contribute their own Add-ons to PrestaShop.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/6W/uF/ST85Z8WOWQLV.JPEGIdeal for virtual stores that are starting on the internetI run a software development company and I take care of making web-based systems and reselling them to other companies. We chose Prestashop as a versatile and very complete platform. We use it throughout the department and we have no problems with it. The content management system of Prestashop has a code that protects the economic transactions and personal data of users.,It has a content manager quite well developed, as well as quite usable and accessible by the client. Both the environment and how to treat the database are quite simple and understandable by any development team, that is, it is easier to get the way to program or modify the project. It is a tool that solves some of the most common needs in a clear and agile way, such as the logistics of billing and the statistics of use and conversion of the page. It is an excellent content management system, one of the best for the development of an online store or an SME.,It does not allow managing multiple stores from a single administration site. There is a very large community but most of the most important and necessary modules are Payment. Design can become an impossible mission if you do not know Prestashop inside, structure and parameterization.,9,Implementing this platform saves us a lot of time in terms of software development. Most functions in a virtual store are pre-installed. From the point of view of the investment, this software has had a totally positive impact on my business since it is a free software and the initial investment is minimal, there will only be operating expenses for hosting and domain. The benefits obtained are many, sales impulses through the web, advertising and digital marketing. Fully recommended, low initial investment and with proper marketing you can get great profits.,Magento and WooCommerce,Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento), WooCommerce,Less than $20,000,BothA free solution for your first e-commerce projectAs a consultant, I guided a company using Prestashop for their first e-commerce project. My brief was to look for a platform that comes with the larger number of features and that doesn't require high investments while developing additional functions. The choice goes to Prestashop because it represents the easier and a low budget solution which fits most needs of tiny/small companies.,Administration panel is easy and essential Product configuration is ready to go and product page comes with lots of information It doesn't require huge server resources,Since it starts as ready to go platform it's difficult to protect your store from being copied by someone else Without a developer, you depend on Prestashop's modules marketplace that lacks free extensions Since it isn't an enterprise level platform the use of Prestashop is strictly related to the size of your business,6,Prestashop requires a low investment, you can easily find an agency that could develop a project for less than $5,000 You yearly ROI should be assured,Shopify,Magento Community Edition,Less than $20,000,B2CWorks Overall but there is a Lack of Support and a Steep Learning CurveAll six of our websites use prestashop and it is our only e-commerce platform. Our company sells laser engraved products and our websites give customers a chance to view and purchase the items. One of the websites is for the general public, and the others are for internal clients. The back office is used by persons in each department of our company.,Easy to install and have up quickly. Lots of potential for customization and development overrides to shape the system the way it is needed. Constant upgrades and bug fixes. Lots of add-ons to choose.,Documentation and support needs to be updated and expanded. There's a lack of books, and the only support aside from the forum is official prestashop support, which is not cheap. The system is too massive to have such little support. Too many things can go wrong with too little explanation as to why. Too much time is wasted trying to figure out why prestashop isn't working as intended because of this. Seems that most of the questions online are people fumbling around with vague issues and errors and no explanation. Code should either be organized more intuitively, or there should be more help outlining what is going on during runtime for debug purposes. Why is there not a built in way to display the tpl that is being loaded in each section? I tried figuring out how to do it myself using the documentation but gave up. Instead I have to swim through the entire code to figure out how to do it myself. Should not be this complicated. Too many things can go wrong when transferring or copying the website, which essentially breaks everything. Again, too little help and messages explaining why things don't work. Internet search shows that this is a common issue.,6,Not sure, it is the only e-commerce platform we have used.,,Visual Studio.NET,$1 to $10 million,BothHighly RecommendedI've been using Prestashop for the last 4 years and I'm constantly impressed with the advancements and user-friendliness of the platform. Whether you are a hardcore developer or new to the industry, PrestaShop makes it very convenient to get you up and running. Also the developer community is highly active so you're able to find assistance from active users in the community with any problem that you might have.,Flexibility Comprehensiveness Community,Inconvenient bugs Instability Limited demo site,8,Great product display Keep updated Improve custom support,Shopify and Magento,Magento, Shopify, BigCommerce,Less than $20,000,B2C
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November 08, 2018

PrestaShop Review: "Ideal for virtual stores that are starting on the internet"

Score 9 out of 10
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I run a software development company and I take care of making web-based systems and reselling them to other companies. We chose Prestashop as a versatile and very complete platform. We use it throughout the department and we have no problems with it. The content management system of Prestashop has a code that protects the economic transactions and personal data of users.
  • It has a content manager quite well developed, as well as quite usable and accessible by the client.
  • Both the environment and how to treat the database are quite simple and understandable by any development team, that is, it is easier to get the way to program or modify the project.
  • It is a tool that solves some of the most common needs in a clear and agile way, such as the logistics of billing and the statistics of use and conversion of the page.
  • It is an excellent content management system, one of the best for the development of an online store or an SME.
  • It does not allow managing multiple stores from a single administration site.
  • There is a very large community but most of the most important and necessary modules are Payment.
  • Design can become an impossible mission if you do not know Prestashop inside, structure and parameterization.
It is ideal for boosting sales through the internet, be it a store of any type of business or a small catalog company. Prestashop adapts to any type of commercial activity, which makes it a very powerful and flexible platform. I
recommend it for medium to large scale use, if you want to use it for a
small store then I would recommend other e-commerce cms that are easier
to use and manage.
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March 03, 2017

PrestaShop Review: "A free solution for your first e-commerce project"

Score 6 out of 10
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As a consultant, I guided a company using Prestashop for their first e-commerce project. My brief was to look for a platform that comes with the larger number of features and that doesn't require high investments while developing additional functions. The choice goes to Prestashop because it represents the easier and a low budget solution which fits most needs of tiny/small companies.
  • Administration panel is easy and essential
  • Product configuration is ready to go and product page comes with lots of information
  • It doesn't require huge server resources
  • Since it starts as ready to go platform it's difficult to protect your store from being copied by someone else
  • Without a developer, you depend on Prestashop's modules marketplace that lacks free extensions
  • Since it isn't an enterprise level platform the use of Prestashop is strictly related to the size of your business
Prestashop offers a quick solution for companies who want a scalable solution in less time and with a low budget requirement. It's perfect for startup and pilot-projects. For example, it's very hard to put Prestashop in the middle of a multi-channel business due to security risks, difficult to exchange data from one database to another, API requests and more.
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February 14, 2017

PrestaShop Review: "Works Overall but there is a Lack of Support and a Steep Learning Curve"

Score 6 out of 10
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All six of our websites use prestashop and it is our only e-commerce platform. Our company sells laser engraved products and our websites give customers a chance to view and purchase the items. One of the websites is for the general public, and the others are for internal clients. The back office is used by persons in each department of our company.
  • Easy to install and have up quickly.
  • Lots of potential for customization and development overrides to shape the system the way it is needed.
  • Constant upgrades and bug fixes.
  • Lots of add-ons to choose.
  • Documentation and support needs to be updated and expanded. There's a lack of books, and the only support aside from the forum is official prestashop support, which is not cheap. The system is too massive to have such little support.
  • Too many things can go wrong with too little explanation as to why. Too much time is wasted trying to figure out why prestashop isn't working as intended because of this. Seems that most of the questions online are people fumbling around with vague issues and errors and no explanation.
  • Code should either be organized more intuitively, or there should be more help outlining what is going on during runtime for debug purposes. Why is there not a built in way to display the tpl that is being loaded in each section? I tried figuring out how to do it myself using the documentation but gave up. Instead I have to swim through the entire code to figure out how to do it myself. Should not be this complicated.
  • Too many things can go wrong when transferring or copying the website, which essentially breaks everything. Again, too little help and messages explaining why things don't work. Internet search shows that this is a common issue.
It's good if you want to use it as is, maybe with some modules. Developing for it is a totally different issue and I don't recommend it unless there is a full team of experienced developers, and/or an outsourced prestashop team.
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May 18, 2016

PrestaShop Review: "Highly Recommended"

Score 8 out of 10
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I've been using Prestashop for the last 4 years and I'm constantly impressed with the advancements and user-friendliness of the platform. Whether you are a hardcore developer or new to the industry, PrestaShop makes it very convenient to get you up and running. Also the developer community is highly active so you're able to find assistance from active users in the community with any problem that you might have.
  • Flexibility
  • Comprehensiveness
  • Community
  • Inconvenient bugs
  • Instability
  • Limited demo site
I would think that PrestaShop is suited for anyone who wants to be more hands-on with their site. You are able to customize practically any aspect of the platform to fit your needs. This is also very developer friendly so the coding and customizations are not difficult to adapt to.
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PrestaShop Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Product catalog & listings (4)
8.2
Product management (4)
7.0
Bulk product upload (4)
6.2
Branding (4)
3.9
Mobile storefront (4)
6.4
Product variations (4)
6.1
Website integration (4)
7.9
Visual customization (4)
3.5
CMS (4)
8.8
Abandoned cart recovery (3)
8.0
Checkout user experience (4)
8.7
eCommerce security (4)
7.6
Promotions & discounts (4)
7.6
Personalized recommendations (3)
7.2
SEO (4)
7.9
Multi-site management (4)
2.7
Order processing (4)
7.6
Inventory management (4)
7.4
Shipping (4)
6.4
Custom functionality (4)
4.1

About PrestaShop

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 support in all release versions. Technical support is provided via support plans or free support on the official forum from PrestaShop Community. PrestaShop complements built in features with an Add-on store where many modules and themes can be found to customize the store appearance. There are a also a number of volunteers who support and contribute their own Add-ons to PrestaShop.
Categories:  Ecommerce

PrestaShop Features

Has featureSEO
Has featureBuilt-in Security
Has featureMultiple Payment Gateways
Has featureUnlimited Store Translation
Has featureFlexible Shipping Options
Has featureNumerous Product Displays
Has featureOne-Page Checkouts

PrestaShop Screenshots

PrestaShop Integrations

PrestaShop Competitors

Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento), Shopify, Shopify, Magento, BigCommerce

Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?No

PrestaShop Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Phone
Live Chat
Email

PrestaShop Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:All
Supported Languages: All