About PrestaShop

PrestaShop was founded in 2007 with a mission to provide world class ecommerce software for free through open source innovation. Today more than 200,000 ecommerce stores run on PrestaShop technology. The company provides software that enables users to have a fully functional online store at the lowest cost possible. The PrestaShop open source community includes 700,000 merchants, developers and web agencies from around the world. PrestaShop is the proud winner of the 2014 Best eCommerce Solution for SMB and 2014 Best eCommerce Solution for Enterprise, from CMS Critic.

  • Free Trial
  • One Time License
  • Free Version
  • Open Source

Key benefits of PrestaShop

PrestaShop comes built-in with everything you need to run an online store for free. Setup is quick and easy so you can begin selling online today! Add your products, choose your payment gateway, and set up your shipping options all within a matter of minutes.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 21 others, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian
  • Free Trial
  • One Time License
  • Free Version
  • Open Source

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Features

Total features of PrestaShop: 19

  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customizable Categories
  • Email Marketing
  • Inventory Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Store
  • Online Store Builder
  • Order Management
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Product Configurator
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Editing
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Tax Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,3 /5
(159)
Value for Money
4,5/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
4,2/5
Customer Support
4/5

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Alicia A.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Other for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Solid e-commerce solution

Reviewed on 2019/07/23

It's a great product, however you do need a developer team to have it fully set up. If you have a...

It's a great product, however you do need a developer team to have it fully set up. If you have a dev team, this is the best option since you can have pretty much unlimited customization options.

Pros

Prestashop is a wonderful solution for creating a fully personalized e-commerce website. I also has a wide range of add-ons to complement what you're looking for. This add ons include solutions for gateways for payments, marketing, and design/display.

Cons

Add-ons can be a bit expensive. Also the learning curve for the admin users can be pretty steep.

Olusegun S.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

A Beautiful User Interface Shopping Cart Software

Reviewed on 2021/02/10

Its a great shopping cart software , it only needs the developer of the shopping cart to make the...

Its a great shopping cart software , it only needs the developer of the shopping cart to make the admin dashboard to be easy to use, then all countries needs to be added by default in their future versions. As for the front end design, its perfect! then

Pros

I so much love its themes because they're so elegant and responsive on all devices. Prestashop also has some nice plugins which are free then i love its product image zoom feature. Then cross-selling products on Prestashop is excellent. Ability to install different languages at the admin dashboard so that the website visitors can translate the store in their respective languages is great.

Cons

Prestashop themes are expensive and their customer support doesn't respond on time which isn't good enough. All countries aren't installed in the localization section of the admin dashboard which will hinder those buyers from the excluded countries from completing their transactions. Whenever you have issues at the admin dashboard section, you must have a basic PHP knowledge to fix it

John R.
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  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

good since the fork but it has changed its name; this is the review of the one called...

Reviewed on 2019/10/25

Last in a series of failed attempts to get a 21st century ecommerce site. I have a 20th century one...

Last in a series of failed attempts to get a 21st century ecommerce site. I have a 20th century one but hoped for better. Two problems with the open source ones are
(a) Over-large companies funded by venture capital or just ambition, that half-finish a neat project and then sell it half finished and try to cover-up the mistake by selling modules for the most obvious basic things like checkout and shipping. This applies to Drupal Commerce, a lot, to some of the various Wordpress carts, and to Prestashop.
(b) Mission creep by which an app that installs onto shared hosting suddenly becomes too large to run on that host. This applies to Drupal projects and probably to Prestashop a bit too.
So: the experience is the same as with Drupal Commerce and bits of wordpress stuff. i am a lot happier now I am on a forked version of prestashop.

Oh talking of "fork" and "open source", this is a DIY project with some free help maybe on message boards and with free installation from software installers on most hosting, but mainly paid in hours rather than pounds. When i spend money it was on ill-judged attempts to find a one page checkout module that turned-out not to cope with a particular server or to solve the specific problems of the default checkout.

Pros

Separate templates, codes, and html
Small and purpose-specific enough to run on some shared hosting (with a cache).
Small and purpose-specific enough to teach yourself you to use it (I hoped, although wrongly because of the bugs.)
Neat enough to run in its pure form without the need to buy lots of modules in case they help (I hoped, wrongly because of the bugs)

Cons

Dozens of employees funded by selling modules.
Next to nobody fixing bugs because it's not in their interest. Look for a solution to an awkwardness with the default one page checkout, for example, and you see threads years-old with unresolved problems, even when the solution is just a line or two of code. For example the code that shows something of the payment methods before a user has selected a country to confirm the payment amount. Or one I discovered by mistake - if you manage to hack your way through the order form, simplifying it and forcing it to use guest checkout - Prestashop refuses to accept a repeat customer with the same email address. It requires each customer to open an account. The renamed forked version, I discovered while doing this, is fixed; it allows customers to remain "guest" and for two to have the same email address.
Changes to the software seem to come down from the top of the hierarchy rather than up from the needs of users. For example version 1.7 has less free built-in features than version 1.6 and a different system for running themes - symphony instead of smarty. As though any shopkeeper wants to know this, or pay module developers to know it so that they can offer cheap or free modules.

Ali K.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Simple and Pretty DIY eCommerce website builder for anyone

Reviewed on 2021/02/02

I have been working with Prestashop for many years. It is very simple and fluent and you can ask...

I have been working with Prestashop for many years. It is very simple and fluent and you can ask any problem or question you have in its forums or search for the answer in it.

Pros

There are many modules and templates ready by different developers for this software. You can also easily design a new module yourself or implement your own template. The PrestaShop Management Dashboard is so stylish and simple that you can easily learn to work with it. Adding products and changing specifications to the product is very simple and easy.

Cons

A mobile and tablet application for Android and Apple requires that managers can easily use it

Navid A.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Free e-commerce to start with most features

Reviewed on 2019/09/14

PrestaShop is the right tool if you have a plan to expand into e-commerce. The platform is widely...

PrestaShop is the right tool if you have a plan to expand into e-commerce. The platform is widely use in some countries like France (started here) and Italy, many agencies offer on-line shops based on PrestaShop. It fits all basic needs and if you have some IT experience, than you can build your own shop totally free. If you are serious about e-commerce then sooner or later you will buy modules (plugins for PrestaShop) and later you need to find a php developer to adapt the site to your needs. Most shops find solutions with existing plugins that are sold on PrestaShop's site or many other portals.

Pros

You can install a shop with one click on Softaculous, now very common on shared hosting. The requirements for the hosting are basic, any hosting suitable for WordPress will work fine with PrestaShop, so 5 $/€ a month is more than enough.
There is an active community in many languages, normally you get free help here for basic issues and bug reports.
A template for the graphic is recommended, the site will look much better with a little investment. Make sure you get support from the developper.
There are free modules/plugins for most payment systems and often you can get a free module from your courier. Connecting payments and couriers is quite simple because they are well documented and supported.
Buy modules from the official site because you are confident about the quality of the software and support, normally I pay extra to extend support from the developer for the first year.
module all needs

Cons

If you can't config your e-mail and are not interested in software, avoid trying your free e-commerce. There is little support from the headquarter, so you spend nights to understand what to do.
Any site/developer can sell modules for PrestaShop, so there is no quality control.

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PrestaShop offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: One Time License, Free, Open Source
  • Free Trial: Available

PrestaShop is free to download and use. No monthly fees, no commission on sales, always 100% free!

We do not have any information about PrestaShop features

PrestaShop has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

PrestaShop supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

PrestaShop supports the following devices:

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PrestaShop offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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