Prestashop, build once and focus on the business
September 23, 2021

Prestashop, build once and focus on the business

WEE KIAT LAU | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with PrestaShop

We are web developers. We have been using PrestaShop for the past 10 years to implement professional eStores in Singapore. It is elegant to use and very very stable which are the most important factors for a CMS.
  • Stability and security
  • User friendliness
  • Open-source with options for add-on modules
  • More reports
  • More features for service bookings or event registrations
  • The system is FREE, it is a 100% ROI
  • The system is stable so maintenance is easy
  • The add-on modules may be costly but it is one time cost and support is good
As compared to other open-source systems, PrestaShop has the most elegant backend interface. Most of your standard eCommerce features come default: 1. Invoice and Delivery documents in PDF, 2. Promotion and discount mechanism, 3. SEO functionalities, 4. Quick access, 5. Statistics, 6. Categorization, Brands, Attributes, Features/Filters, sorting, pagination, list or grid view.

The next best thing is the stability of versions. Currently, at only ver1.7, this is the only open-source CMS that doesn't require the constant nightmare of updating and breaking the site. The open-source community is still offering modules for ver1.5, 1.6 and 1.7.

If you need modules to enhance the features, it is also a one-time cost since the versions are so stable. The experiences with 3rd party module developers are very good so far. Most modules are from EUR49-100.

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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.

PrestaShop Reliability

This is the best example of "If it's not broken, don't fix it!".
100s of implementation and so far no major security breaches.
Some caching and optimization is definitely needed. However, it is not as bloated as other CMSs with lots of plugins needed.