What is PrestaShop?

PrestaShop is 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 Smarty 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 make 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 different 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.