PrestaShop

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PrestaShop review by Pedro M.
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"With Prestashop, start your adventure in e-commerce. Do you have a good idea? So you have no excuses"

What do you like best?

It is a very easy to install, free e-commerce platform that has the necessary tools for a sales management.

It is configurable, and with a reduced custom, we can customize to our needs.

We just need a business idea.

Very simple, and within reach of anyone.

For a company, the best is not possible, for a first approach to web commerce.

What do you dislike?

Being a generic tool, which is made to think of all, when you need to adjust to your reality, then you have to resort to extras.

Sometimes it's confusing to know which module does what we need.

We have to look in a lot of similar options and not being experts we can get a little lost.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Prestashop solves the need for software for a web store.

It is within the reach of any person or company to have a web business.

Or simply scan your business, which these days is indispensable.

Do you want cheap software? Simple ? easy to use?

So what you are looking for is Prestashop.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were looking for a solution for our business, to make it available online .

The companies we consulted asked for values that were unbearable for us.

Then they told us about Prestashop. We did a rehearsal and we were excited.

Integral management in online business. Stocks, promotion, logistics, payments.

All very simple and cheap.

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PrestaShop review by Fernando O.
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"Bien pero le falta funcionalidades gratis"

What do you like best?

Completo cms con todo lo necesario para crear una tienda online. Base php con symphony bien diseñada y programada para el desarrollo de módulos. El backend es muy completo y esta bien organizado. Sin duda uno de los mejores cms para el ecommerce. Satisface la mayoria de necesidades de una tienda online.

La creación de cupones de descuento. La gestion completa de pedidos desde su creación hasta el envío y la creación de la factura. El apartado de envíos es muy completo y se puede generar envíos de todo tipo, que tengan en cuenta el peso de los productos a enviar. (si previamente se ha creado el catalogo)

What do you dislike?

Son caros los módulos, y no tiene todos los indispensables. su integridad en el código hace que tambien sea complicado realizar modificaciones. Aunque es muy completo le falta algunas cosas importantes. Por ejemplo no se pueden crear facturas negativas, cuando un cliente devuelve su producto. Algo que ocurre en muchas ocasiones en e-coomerce.

Por ultimo uno de los peores puntos es la creación de cátalogo, aunque el formularío es muy completo y esta bien estructurado, se convierte en algo muy tedioso, obligando a buscar soluciones de terceros de pago para agilizar este proceso.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Para webs con un gran catalago.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Montar tienda online para nuestro negocios y negocios a terceros. Hemos montado varias web de venta online que llevan funcionando perfectamente varios años. Estaría en medio entre Wordpress y Magento. Para soluciones intermedias de catálogo.

What E-Commerce Platforms solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
PrestaShop review by James H.
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"An Honest Review After 3 Yrs+ Hands On"

What do you like best?

Great looking themes, very customisable, no transaction fees, cheaper development than Magento.

What do you dislike?

There are many bugs in the software and often you need to hire an expensive developer to solve the problem. The modules that you buy to do different things (eg: currency conversion, mailchimp sync, payment etc..) often conflict with each other, which causes bugs. When you try to solve a problem between modules, each developer blames the other party, leaving you in the middle without a solution. Unless you are a developer, you will need to hire one to do the most basic things. If you hire one from India, the hourly rate is not high, but be prepared that it will take many hours of development and related bug fixes to get what you want. Most addon modules will not work well "out of the box" and will require some hours of installation, and bug fixing to make them work. Sometimes they just won't work to your satisfaction at all, but you usually cannot get a refund - at best, you will get a "voucher" to use on other modules.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a medium to large business with some resources (ie: a dedicated IT person with experience of Prestashop and/or relevant programing languages), then Prestashop has some advantages. Mainly that it is very customisable. It also has many great looking theme templates to choose from. As a self-hosted solution, it also has some advantages for SEO over hosted solutions like Shopify and Bigcommerce.

However, if you are a small to medium business that wants the flexibility to quickly, easily and cheaply administer a website yourself or with a non-technical in-house team, Prestashop is definitely not for you. It will take you many hours, and considerable $, to get a solution that you are never quite happy with. The countless hours of bug fixes is time you could better spend on driving traffic and sales on your site.

Even if you are a larger business with IT resources, I would not recommend Prestashop. Instead you should choose Magento which has all the benefits of Prestashop (SEO, customisability etc..), but with on a more stable platform.

If you are a small to medium business, you should choose Shopify, which is extremely easy to use, stable, and just works. And trust me, using Shopify is a delight after years if problems and "bandaid" solutions with Prestashop.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

eCommerce platform that can be customised to your need (after considerable development work).

PrestaShop review by Monica R.
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"Bueno para pequeños ecommerce"

What do you like best?

Prestashop tiene la ventaja de que es fácil de instalar, económico y muy sencillo de usar. Se puede descargar gratuito, se instala en un servidor, y en minutos ya se puede estar subiendo los productos a tu ecommerce. Tiene módulos para casi todo, algunos son pagos, pero no son tan caros. No hace falta saber mucho de programación para configurar una tienda en Prestashop. Ademas, tiene una gran comunidad activa donde se puede conseguir ayuda de casi todo.

What do you dislike?

Es muy limitado en lo que se puede hacer sin tocar el código. Para modificar la estructura de la pagina hay que saber de lenguajes de programación HTML, CSS. Para tener opciones mas amplias, hay que pagar módulos o programarlos uno mismo.

El soporte propio de Prestashop nunca me ha funcionado, y siempre he tenido que recurrir a la comunidad de usuarios, en los foros de Prestashop, para obtener ayuda.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si tienes un pequeño e-commerce, vale la pena instalar Prestashop. Pero si recomendaría que contratara un programador web junior, o si sabes un poco de HTML puede ser usted mismo, y edite la plantilla para que no se vea tan genérica la pagina.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Con Prestashop pude comenzar a vender en menos de una semana. Me tomó tiempo fué en editar la plantilla que viene por defecto, pero una pagina, que tomaría por lo menos un mes en programar, tomó solo unos días. Ademas, lo hice pagando casi nada.

PrestaShop review by Warren M.
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"Straightforward setup, flexible and extendable but slow and difficult to support."

What do you like best?

Multi-lingual, multi-currency capabilities and relatively simple setup and management. You don't need extensive technical knowledge to get this working. There is a very large selection of 3rd party modules available but at very different price levels (be prepared to get what you pay for!)

What do you dislike?

Version 1.6 was slow and not stable enough. Too many occasions where the database was corrupted, a module was installed which brought the site down or other issues that were very hard to track down. Also, the pool of Prestashop experts isn't huge. Although Prestashop is open source and free, be prepared to invest in quite a few modules to extend functionality and make life simpler. Payment processing, shipping, checkout, sliders and others.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We have been working with V1.6 for a few years and it did its job but not without some grief. Issues with site speed, support and stability. It looks like some of these issues have been resolved in V1.7 which looks good but not sure we'll be sticking with them to find out! You are going to need to purchase a number of 3rd party modules but be sure to shop around and don't go for the free or cheap ones (you get what you pay for). You will also be wise to have some technical support on hand and make sure to get a 3rd party backup module so that you can always roll back to previous versions if you run into problems.

In addition, make sure you have a good server, a cache implemented and a Content Data Network.. you'll need all this to get response times down.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted to setup a store quickly and easily on our own virtual server and have been running it for nearly 2 years. Overall a great ROI.

PrestaShop review by Benjamin C.
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"La más potente plataforma de comercio electrónico que yo conozco"

What do you like best?

Lo mejor, a parte de que es gratuita, es que es una plataforma que toca todos los ambitos de un comercio electrónico, la gestión de los productos, los envíos, los descuentos, las devoluciones, etc y luego mediante plugins que son muchos y tambien gratuitos, puedes mejorar tu tienda online añadiendo modulos de analitica, seo, mejoras de la interfaz como carruseles, etc. Tambien hay que destacar que año tras año, el producto va evolucionando y actualizandose, asi como las plantillas, que no se quedan antiguas y todo gracias al esfuerzo de la comunidad web

What do you dislike?

Aunque esta mejorando mucho, es cierto que cuando quieres realizar alguna modificación en la web, cuesta tiempo saber si la modificación esta en la plantilla, en el modulo, en las traducciones, etc. Es bastante costoso modificar algo ya que está todo muy empaquetado, pero tambien es cierto que cuando le dedicas un poco de tiempo luego no hay mucha dificultad.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Primero el precio, es gratuito, luego la capacidad de personalización, hay una comundiad muy grande de desarrolladores creando plugins y templates, algunas de pago y otras no.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Si tienes un presupuesto limitado y tus aspiraciones son tener un negocio pequeño o mediano, deberias plantearte utilizar prestashop como plataforma de comercio electrónico, si miras ejemplos verás hasta donde te puede llevar.

PrestaShop review by Francisco  P.
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"E-commerse? Use Prestashop!"

What do you like best?

I started to use and adjust Prestashop not knowing anything about the platform. Saying that I built a complete online shop with it would be the best illustration of how user-friendly it. (well, to be honest my experienced colleague was there to support me as well). TPV adjustment for a newcomer would be the most difficult part, but for an experienced user it is easy. I also liked the part of being able to form payment bills for the clients directly in the platform. You are also able to choose a transportation company to deliver your goods according to the timing and prices that you need or even offer several transportation companies for your buyer.

What do you dislike?

We had some bugs with saving descriptions of the products (they were not saving), but finally turned out to be our mistake in the adjustments.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Selling product to a customer

PrestaShop review by Maurizio A.
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"Prestashop: A fully featured E-Commerce solution and it's FREE!"

What do you like best?

From a final user point of view I think that the most attractive thing about Prestashop is that it can be deployed quickly and you can start customizing and uploading products, you can really wake up not having a store and go to bed with a couple of sells made.

Prestashop offers a fully featured product for entrepreneurs or stablished brick-and-mortar businesses alike, someone whos starts to use Prestashop will not realize all the features it offers because they are many and you don't really pay attention to statistics or cross sells when you start but they are available when you want to use them and you don't have to pay an upgrade for that, unlike other ecommerce solutions.

From a developer point of view, Prestashop offers a quick solution for customers who want a scalable complete solution and they don't want to wait for it, so you can deploy and then develop on it while products are uploaded and people are trained.

Even when every successful online store comes to a moment of its life when it needs a bigger hosting (VPS, dedicated, Cloud instance), Prestashop runs on less resources than woocommerce and has a nice cache module, so the transition can wait until you get ROI enough to move on, if that is still not enough for the large number of users, you can always depend on cloudflare to stay productive.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve for producing your own themes and modules might be an issue when you start working with it, but it pays off.

The addons marketplace is really expensive and conditions are unattractive to developers and clients alike, so as a developer, you might want to find an alternative for selling your modules and themes.

Prestashop recently made a long expected move and jumped to v1.7, these changes made some previous versions' modules ans themes useless, so if you're thinking about using it or developing for it, you should take versions and compatibility into account.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Think about the Prestashop version you want to take on, as a developer you may have a blue ocean in front of you, as an user maybe not so much.

Other than that, if your concerns are just going online, Prestashop is the right solution to do it, quick and easy to set up, complete online merchant features, most payment gateways have one-click-to-install modules so you can easily get paid by Paypal, Skrill or any other payment company you like and there are thousands of tutorials online where you can find how to do what you want to do.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a final user, Prestashop handles orders, customer registration, mail alerts, payments, product catalogue, stock (including advanced stock management), shipping, discounts, languages, currencies, social media plugins and you can easily add chat and other free modules, so it takes care of everything and lets you know when you are needed.

As a developer / agency, we have found a quick way of deploying default versions of Prestashop stores with adaptations to each country by the use of scripts, so our clients can be online in one day and start working on their shops while we develop / install themes and modules.

PrestaShop review by Gediminas B.
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"A flexible and reliable platform to introduce your shop to the world"

What do you like best?

My most favorite thing is that PrestaShop is exclusively designed for e-shop creation, thus the platform has all the features that one could wish for. It's also quite easy to get around and use the software regardless if you are a beginner or advanced developer. It also has pretty great and in-depth documentation, allowing you to quickly learn the platform and make the most of it. The community of PrestaShop is also very large, therefore you may look for a lot of solutions and other information online.

What do you dislike?

Depending on the size of your website, PrestaShop can sometimes run quite slow. Also, most plug-ins and extensions are paid, meaning that you might need to invest some money if you have no idea how to develop a certain feature for your website.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The software itself is free, so make sure to give it a try!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows me to create a shop-type website very easily. One other thing is that it allows you to spend more time on the actual content, as there are not much coding that you will need to do to create a basic store.

PrestaShop review by User in Graphic Design
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"Useful for online business"

What do you like best?

My ecommerce shop is run entirely using PrestaShop. What I like best about it would probably be the fact that it's free, but not necessarily limited. It has tons of features to make your shop run smoothly. You can customize everything according to the country you're in and sell to. Once you get the hang of it, it's quite easy to use.

What do you dislike?

While PrestaShop is huge, it is not as huge/famous as Wordpress or Shopify. Therefore it has limited plugins or modules as well. The better modules are for up for sale and they can get really expensive. Also, if you like to customize, you have to be quite knowledgeable with coding as it can get technical.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't hesitate! If you're looking to build an ecommerce shop with the complete package, without spending too much, it's PrestaShop all the way.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PrestaShop offers multi-stores and I found that helpful especially when you have different settings for different countries you sell to.

PrestaShop review by Maria G.
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"My favourite option for ecommerce when you have a medium or big stock"

What do you like best?

I love Prestashop because allows to get a perfect shop oline in the internet, it is a complete ecommerce solution, not only manage a big amount of products but manage all aspects about the ecommerce such as discounts, pictures, orders, shippins, etc

What do you dislike?

Well in previous versions it was difficult to manage a big amount of products, the import tools etc, but i think now have improve a lot this aspect of the application

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to deploy a ecommerce web, Prestashop is a free, open source and complete product that you must try

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had a online shop and we look for the best ecommerce solution for us, later look at wordpress woocomerce, magento, etc, we chose prestashop

PrestaShop review by Alvaro R.
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"Excellent sales panel"

What do you like best?

I like this panel that we can design our own systems of sales or exhibition of articles creating a virtual store in such tools, allows you different forms of payments at international level. Iual way I like the ease to use your marketing platform really I like this panel

What do you dislike?

I do not dislike anything about this panel is very easy to use and certainly I have never had problem with this type of tools, if in any novelty presents some drawback has a good support team to meet your need

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend this panel in full way is super special for marketing and sales

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With this tool solutions thousands of innovations at the level of sales and marketing as I move through this platform to make my sales and commercialize my products.

PrestaShop review by User
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"Reliable e-commerce platform that's been around a while"

What do you like best?

Has good amount of themes to work with with customization options. Simple and easy to use at first but can be complicated for less technical people. Has addons to help extend usage and benefits. Not expensive and can be a good option for experienced users and those starting out. Can import/export with modules. Has many quick options like currency and payment methods.

What do you dislike?

Not as much online support, tools and threads compared to other similar e-commerce software. Can be complicated to implement certain tools or find answers online.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Worth a try. Reliable and not expensive. You can probably move data to another services if Prestashop is not satisfactory. Moving can be hard to do with other standable e-commerce services.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing products and sales online. Getting started quickly with vast amount of ways to expand. Automates many business processes that saves us great deal of time and money.

PrestaShop review by Andres Fernando G.
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"Growing my business with best ecommerce solution"

What do you like best?

A very complete and free e-commerce platform with excellent community support

What do you dislike?

Is not fully automated and the topics and modules are very expensive. Metrics and statistics are very limited and generate load on the server.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A very robust and easy to use system, in addition Prestashop is a free platform to use. The platform has a dashboard very easy to use. There are many free modules with great benefits to improve your business and online presence.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Is an excellent solution for my business, since it allows me of an easy and very economic way the inventory of products, handling of clients, orders and logistics

PrestaShop review by Matthieu D.
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"Great Overall Product"

What do you like best?

Things are ready to work with Prestashop. From nothing to good shop you can, without lot of understanding of the web, make a great shop.

Indeed things where too developpers oriented in the past, but now we can clearly see how Prestashop managed to make an easy to understand ecosystem.

I really appreciate the evolution of the solution and the new kind of great products available on Prestashop Marketplace.

What do you dislike?

Nothing particular, maybe too complicated to develop at first sight, but with experience and time it's a good software.

Maybe lack of some important features (because it's available on the Marketplace) make it not so free as it seems.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Before using Magento, WooCommerce or Shopify, take a short look at Prestashop. It does what most of business needs to do, simply, without curious back office orientation, considering their user like grown up and intelligent people with full features you will need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work as a certificated agency and shop maker on Prestashop, I managed an international shop with it, I can assure things just work as it as to be.

Prestashop is simpler and more reliable, for me, than most of its competitors.

PrestaShop review by Konstantinos T.
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"Extremely feature redundand, but has very little documentation and shares bad design with joomla!"

What do you like best?

I liked the command line feature for installation. Very handy. The admin interface is well organized and gives a lot of flexibility. Has very good security features. Also a lot of flexibility there. Also i liked the api a lot...

What do you dislike?

The admin interface is a bit too bright and this is bad for readability. The platform documentation is small and not very friendly. In the development you need to have a lot in mind, because of the complicated mvc implementation prestashop uses. And the database schema is a bit huge. And the tables not well named after all.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give feedback to the community. There isn't much to read about this, and is just too painfull if you have face a problem.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a professional software engineer, not exacly developer. I first design things and put the in front of a team and then coding if necessary. The prestashop, provides business with a quick well featured solution. We use a lot of vps as infrastructure for our clients and it works beautifuly almost every time providing a very quick install and managment. It gives a lot of value in low and medium badget cases.

PrestaShop review by Eduardo B.
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"Prestashop is one of the greatest open source ecommerce software in the market today"

What do you like best?

Prestashop offers you the opportunity to both run it's software in some Clound server of your choice or Natively in your server. I ran Prestashop Natively in my own per-costumed OS X Client Server. However Prestashop can also be ran on Microsoft Windows and your many flavors of Linux. Prestashop is open source and free. It has a great interface easy to manage and the developers are constantly making it better. Prestashop also offers a free design interface for you to get started in your online business venture.

What do you dislike?

I wouldn't say I dislike anything on Prestashop. However, Prestashop is not for the beginner if you are going to run it natively. If you are going to run it natively, you need to understand the basics of MySQL, PHP and Apache. In addition, you will need to know BIND and SSL. I ran Prestashop in two servers. One is for Backup and testing, the other one is the production server. You will need to learn how to backup both the shop and your MySQL data base. I advise beginners to use Bitnami Development to start your shop in the cloud. It is the easiest way to run Prestashop. In the Cloud, Everything is pretty much setup for you and you just have to learn how to manage your store and backup it regularly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am one of the translators for English to Portugues (Brazil) for Prestashop. Since I disliked the new developments of the OS X, I am still running all my applications on OSX Maverick and as a Developer, I keep up with all the necessary updates for the system. For MySQL, I still using the Oracle Server. For Apache and PHP, I use Bitnami OSX-Manager from the Mamp Stack. I could use both the Bitnami MySQL, PHP and Apache from Bitnami but some issues needs to be resolved before I do that. My next project with Bitnami will be to resolve the issue of starting their application "automatically" after a electrical power failure. This is one of the hairy issues to be resolved because if the electrical power goes, the computer will start automatically but someone need to be present to start the Bitnami application and that is for me a handicap issue.

PrestaShop review by Jorge V.
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"Excelent"

What do you like best?

Support, community, code is easy to understand and you can use it in cloud version or download and self-hosted in your server. Very much merchants use this solution in all the world.

Hosting providers are enormous quantity and easy to find features to support this script.

What do you dislike?

Thinking more about european laws, difficult to be international in all aspects. But in plus of Prestashop they are working all time to allow users in all the world to adapt their solution. Difficult to import inventory and mass update by default but you can purchase modules to do this.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Prestashop is the better solution, they are growing and adapting to customer specifications and they hear customers ;)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Customisation, you can adapt without modifying core code by override function to adapt to each needs. In our country Colombia we use Prestashop to sell product B2B and B2C, then we are able to use all features in comercial relationship, products management.

PrestaShop review by Gabriel G.
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"Great ecommerce software for scalling"

What do you like best?

It is among the most underestimated software applications in the online area. You can actually construct your shop in simply a few minutes, with lots of modules and styles likewise from 3rd parties you can have any kind of shop, either physical or virtual products.

With over 1 million sites built with this platform is a terrific possession to construct with.

What do you dislike?

The distinction from significant variations is remarkable, you need to thoroughly update on a test site, to not destroy your site. It is best done by an expert

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scalling a

PrestaShop review by Diego P.
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"Prestashop"

What do you like best?

Prestashop is a good content management system (CSM) for many uses and levels. It's easy to install and learn the basics to get your website up and running. Its large community facilitates the search for modules and its installation is very simple. As it is based on php, it is also very convenient to manually modify and even format your own modules.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it gives the impression of being a little rough when you are designing the visual section.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You can do online stores with little knowledge.

PrestaShop review by Lukas S.
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"Not that good, but it works."

What do you like best?

You can easily get started, installing the software doesn't take long and you can start adding content very quickly.

The module ecosystem is quite big and there a lot of plugins that "just work", allowing you to easily add payment providers, changing the flow of the checkout procedure, adding custom banners, allowing you to track your customers with Google Analytics, and a lot more.

What do you dislike?

I kinda dislike that there isn't really any easy way to test changes without interrupting a production system.

You'd normally have to make a copy of the system, change some settings in the database, modify config and a lot more to get a similar system running, then testing out those changes on there and applying them to your production system afterwards if you liked them.

We build a system for our needs that does a lot of stuff automatically, but we still find some stuff that we have to basically do manually after deploying to production.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to change some things about how PrestaShop looks or behaves I'd recommend trying to keep everything as stock if possible, using override classes and modules to achieve what you want.

Sometimes this isn't possible and it's quite a bit of pain to keep PrestaShop up to date with those changes in place, so i'd recommend to use the git repository as base for your setup, allowing you to easily pull in updates, without having to reinject your changes after every update.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using PrestaShop as a self-hosted shop system, and as said above thanks to it's module ecosystem it makes it quite flexible, giving us a ton of options.

PrestaShop review by Administrator in Information Services
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"A super opensource e-commerce shop for all your needs"

What do you like best?

It is effortless to install, administer, and learn.

The intuitive interface is too cool

The feature to have virtual products is superb

Addon the marketplace is excellent

User manual and community are robust and responsive

What do you dislike?

The absence of a free two-factor authentication addon

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recommend this to any other small businesses or medium-sized e-commerce startups. Try this, and you will fall in love

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Have a simple and easy to manage online shopfront for our business services, mainly digital services.

Integrate the shop seamlessly with one or two payment gateway.

PrestaShop review by Srushti S.
Srushti S.
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"An open source shopping cart"

What do you like best?

It is User Friendly software. Its Built in functionality for making online shopping website.

Templates for various shopping eCommerce websites are available here.

Best part is that it is free to use online.

What do you dislike?

It is most fragile software. Its's support is expensive and some modules are outdated.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend PrestaShop to web developer who just started their career.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a user it takes care of product inventory, customer support, order, customer emails, stock.

Also it handles registration and discounts as per currency selected.

Benefit of using this is we can easily add free modules.

PrestaShop review by Philip F.
Philip F.
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"Best looking online store out-of-the-box"

What do you like best?

I've tried different online-store carts available online. Prestashop can be installed on a shared server and it will be fast and load the pages promptly. From all the different out-of-the-box carts I tried, I thought it was the easiest to install and use, it was also the one that looked the most Web 2.0 when the other carts still looked old and outdated.

Recently the Prestashop team revamped their basic theme to make it responsive for phones and small screens and I must say it looks nice and professional.

Prestashop has an active and helpful forum and members are willing to help to get you up and running. They will also help you find the modules or implement the features you look for to customize your shop.

The SEO per page is well done. About 2 months after setting up the online store, It was possible to find products online on Google highly ranked simply by typing the product name or product description. I was impressed by its efficiency.

There is also a large selection of themes (free and paid) available that allows to get up and running fast. Same thing for modules, there is a large choice.

What do you dislike?

There is no blog integrated. There are modules available to give this option and you can use the integrated "cms" pages but it's not anywhere close to the Wordpress blogging experience.

Even though it's easy to install "out-of the box", the person who wants to do the installation should still have some basic HTML skills and know how to setup a website on a webhost.

Also, the countries who do not support Paypal as a payment method can have difficulty accepting online payments. Prestashop team should make sure that every country in the world has at least 1 or 2 usable payment methods.

Before creating their shop online, the shop owners should have a small description of each of their products to sell online. Some shop owners don't take the time to write content. It's an important step that makes the product pages more descriptive and interesting.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Before you get started with any out-of-the-box shopping cart (such as Prestashop), make sure you have pictures, titles and small product descriptions for each product you want to display online. It takes time to do but it's essential if you want to have a nice and usable store.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Prestashop allows small businesses to display their products online and, optionally, give them the ability to sell online worldwide.

PrestaShop review by Michael P.
Michael P.
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"Very good platform"

What do you like best?

Very clean platform, easy to customize, easy to translate, a very good option for a medium store. I have designed a couple of themes for this platform and it is very easy to fall in love with the simplicity and common sense

What do you dislike?

It has some bug when managing the backend dashboard,but you can fix them easily by joining an online community and just searching a fix

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building a great looking online store for a demanding client.

PrestaShop review by Denver P.
Denver P.
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"The most feature-rich mobile responsive shopping cart in open source software"

What do you like best?

Large 3rd party integrations choices....

What do you dislike?

The Back Office's grouped organization..

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just do it! WIth such a large selection of 3rd party service integrations, schema markup, html5 driven, there is only one choice.... PrestaShop! If you write your product descriptions well, you will begin to see rich product snippets. It's awesome!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting out and head of SERP listings requires structured data in the code format. PrestaShop is the only shopping cart that comes close to fulfilling that need. It still requires a skilled technical writer to optimize product content before rich snippets are awarded. The results do increase click-through rates. Your shopping cart is mobile responsive, clean and well written.

PrestaShop review by Administrator
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"Software muy completo y de alta calidad."

What do you like best?

Es un software que tiene todo y mas para montar tu tienda online. Completo en la gestión de productos, compatible con todas las formas de pago posibles del mercado, perfecto para generar códigos de descuento o rebajas y uno de sus fuertes es que es de muy fácil utilización por un usuario no especializado.

What do you dislike?

Completo a la hora de hacer integraciones del tipo a carga de productos masivos, modificaciones de precios, intergraciones con terceros, etc...

Recommendations to others considering the product

Facíl configuración y administración y multitud de foros gratuitos de soporte.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Comercio electrónico. Montar una tienda online sin ser especialista.

PrestaShop review by Cristiano V.
Cristiano V.
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"challenging but simple"

What do you like best?

The best part is being able to share knowledge with the community and contribute to the software itself.

What do you dislike?

Dealing with Git Submodules could be tricky sometimes (a hammer is required when they misbehave) but what I dislike most is the translation engine which seems too fancy to me.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a back-end web developer I usually realize modules for backoffice customizations (according to the customer's business logics), modules for data migrations from other e-commerce framework and modules to integrate the customer's logistic and ERP softwares with Prestashop.

PrestaShop review by Administrator
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"Modular E-Commerce Software"

What do you like best?

Prestashop offers great customizability, with a lot of beautiful themes. It offers great SEO Tools out of the box. It can easily be extended with modules.

What do you dislike?

Version 1.6 is only getting supported until end of 2018, but a lot of modules and themes still need to be upgraded for Version 1.7. This makes it hard to upgrade to 1.7.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use the demo shop, check whether it offers all you need. If not, search for the needed modules in advance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Prestashop for our Onlineshop.

PrestaShop review by Ettore S.
Ettore S.
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"All you need for your E-commerce !"

What do you like best?

Easy to set up. You could go on-line in just a half day.

What do you dislike?

You must pay for simple addons. The templetes often are the same and expensives.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try Prestashop before other software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was solding on-line my products in less than a half day. Benefits with a little effort.

PrestaShop review by Consultant in Internet
Consultant in Internet
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"excellent ecommerce platform"

What do you like best?

prestashop thanks to its community is a truly complete and updated ecommerce platform

What do you dislike?

it could be better for those who dream of a really free platform given the presence of very important modules for a fee

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In Prestashop you can manage your web warehouse and marketplaces, from a single tool

PrestaShop review by Administrator
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"La référence en boutique en ligne"

What do you like best?

Gestion des commandes, gestion du catalogue très complet et possibilité d'ajouter des modules. Grande communauté.

What do you dislike?

Des mises à jour qui peuvent parfois faire buguer le site.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

C'est notre outil principal de vente en ligne.

PrestaShop review by Philippe H.
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"Prestashop review"

What do you like best?

Adapted to small to medium businesses, ranging from 0 to 5 M€ turnover made online.

Complete but yet simple, reasonable in ressources consumption and the latest templates are very efficient, complete and usable. The community is large and many addons can be bought to complete most feature one can need in the small to mid market. The entry cost is probably the most affordable, exception made of SaaS offers, but otherwise, in a platform mode, it is almost unbeatable.

What do you dislike?

Prestashop's cache could be more evolved to handle peak loads more easily, but once mastered, it's not a real problem. The lack of a framework (like Zend or Symfony) to back the product is somehow a bit regrettable, even if it is made on purpose and offers other advantage. Lacks a bit of personnalisation tools.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Prestashop went through a lot lately. But the Phoenix is back a stronger than ever with a meaningful fundraiser of 7 M€ and a world domination plan that seems credible. The company is profitable again and the version 1.6.x seem to have erased the previous bugs & glitches that once polluted the product. Efficient and straightforward, Prestashop is a very important player in the world of PHP ecommerce software.

The product evolved sharply lately, and the count of shops is very precise, far more accurate than Magento's one that tend to more declarative than checked. Prestashop as a plan, means and experience, it's definitely a product to consider for entry level sites.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Entry level ecommerce platform, complete and surprisingly efficient.

PrestaShop review by Ibtissam C.
Ibtissam C.
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"prestashop review"

What do you like best?

il y a plusieurs templates, beaucoup de choix pour chaque domaine de vente

What do you dislike?

il requis beaucoup de temps de configuration, la documentation n'est pas top non plus

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

vente du materiel des pilotes

PrestaShop review by Newton U.
Newton U.
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"simple but powerful"

What do you like best?

The simplicity of the management of complex things in an e-commerce platform

What do you dislike?

The price of some addons often cost more than it should.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Invoice management in e-commerce is essential, PrestaShop offers a very comprehensive management

PrestaShop review by Agency in Computer Software
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"The best solution for small & medium ecommerce websites"

What do you like best?

OpenSource, Free, Good community, Good plugins!

What do you dislike?

Paid updates for plugins after 1 year. Plugin updates taking too long.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm a developer, I have integrated cutom themes, community plugins and custom plugins.

PrestaShop review by Administrator in Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
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"Well structured and easy to extend with an amazing API"

What do you like best?

PrestaShop has a powerful API that allows us to interact with it on a S2S level. Our goal was to find a solution that would easily integrate with our CMS system including product creation and updates.

It also provides hooks where we can notify other systems when certain actions happen on the store side.

What do you dislike?

I really don't have anything I dislike about PrestaShop.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Communication between systems through API.

PrestaShop review by Internal Consultant in Computer Software
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"Full featured online store software that is among the easiest to setup and use."

What do you like best?

Finding that magic combination between large feature sets and easy to use software is a rare event. PrestaShop manages to perfectly find that middle ground. Customizing the software via modules (bought or developed in-house) is easy and does not cause future upgrades to be a nightmare.

What do you dislike?

Support costs seem a bit expensive for a technical company needing only a little help here and there.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is worth hiring the company to install the software on your own server (or hosted server), but avoid their 'PrestaBox' software, as most integrations don't work on it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We run a medium sized online store that needed an E-Commerce solution that could integrate with our ERP software (SalesOrder). PrestaShop was easy to setup, taking only about 20 hours to install, configure, and import our 1500 item SKUs. Our online sales and customer satisfaction scores are markedly higher than with our previous sofware.

PrestaShop review by Internal Consultant
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"Review of PrestaShop - 2015-12-23"

What do you like best?

French product, realy esay to use (friendly user) !

What do you dislike?

Demo to create a component, not easy in first approch

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mass extract invoices

PrestaShop review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Not the best - Not the worst "

What do you like best?

over 100 plugins make the platform easy to work with

What do you dislike?

add and removing products is time consuming

Recommendations to others considering the product

I moved away from prestashop found it too hard to work with

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easley customizable

PrestaShop review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Very very useful"

What do you like best?

The possibility to create a very powerful e-commerce system in a very short steps

What do you dislike?

For some things is too much complicated to use for a simple user/admin

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I realized many e-commerce and everythings worked very well

PrestaShop review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"The best cart i have tried so far"

What do you like best?

this is the best ecommerce software i have tried so far. Very easy to maintain and manage.

What do you dislike?

Some times it works slow other than that i love presta shop

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

managing one of my ecommerce store

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