What is PrestaShop?

PrestaShop is a free for all e-commerce solution that is used conveniently by more than 1,20,000 online stores world over. It comes with over 275 powerful features that are being carefully developed in order to shoot-up business owners’ sales with very few efforts required. All other software features are absolutely free.

PrestaShop is a free for all software as it’s mentioned in the GNU General Public License and publicly commenced in August 2007 for small and medium sized businesses. The software, made on the Smartly template engine, nowadays is being used by more than 100,000 shops worldwide.

PrestaShop has a very good record and was awarded the title of the Best Open Source E-Commerce Application in the year 2010 and the Best Open Source Business Application in the year 2011.

PrestaShop’s Key Features

  • Cloud or Self-hosting:

    You can simply sign up in minutes for a free store in the PrestaShop cloud or you can just download the free PHP code and host it on your own.

  • Templates:

    Just on similar lines to Envato’s ThemeForest, PrestaShop sells many high-quality themes to professionally tailor your online store.

  • Store Builder:

    Powered by a WordPress-like dashboard, PrestaShop gives you an opulent store construction tool, including elaborated product listings, navigation and search.

  • Shopping Cart:

    PrestaShop merges with a variety of payment providers, major shipping carriers and tax rules.

  • Mobile:

    PrestaShop’s highly responsive stores and checkout systems makes it truly useful. Even its back-end dashboards are highly responsive for on-the-go management.

  • eMarketing:

    PrestaShop provides an inbuilt product and catalog SEO integration for properly optimizing your search placement, and it offers completely inbuilt coupons, promotions, email integration, etc.

  • International:

    PrestaShop provides 65 differnt language translations for your store including flexible currency and shipping rules based on your location. It’s cloud administrative dashboard is there in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, and Dutch.

  • Integrations:

    PrestaShop offers a wide variety of themes and add-ons, premium support if you truly need it, and a directory of agency partners for you to hire. If you want assistance in launching your store, it is definitely available.