Posted on Monday, May 26th, 2014 by Will Hagle
PrestaShop is a free and easy-to-use open-source software, which makes it simple to operate an online business from anywhere using your laptop or mobile phone.
PrestaShop is a free and open-source e-commerce software that powers over 185,000 active online stores. There are also over 600,000 contributors to the site, which is constantly undergoing improvements based on user feedback. There’s also a dedicated PrestaShop team of around 70 employees, all of whom work towards the site’s mission of increasing sales and the engagement of online shoppers. The software has several sections, each dedicated to a specific aspect of operating a site with an e-commerce component. There are detailed sections dedicated to Catalog Management, Product Displays, Site Management, S.E.O., Checkout, Shipping, Payments, Marketing, Client Account, Translations, Security, Localization/Taxes, Analytics and Reporting. The platform is also accessible via a mobile version, so you can run your business on the go. Wherever you are, you can be sure that your site can be modified or that anything you need to address can be addressed. This makes the platform a preferred method of owning an online e-commerce business.
For anyone who is considering opening an e-commerce store, PrestaShop is the place to begin. Because the site is free and open-source, it’s easy to begin using along with a community of people that are genuinely interested in helping you with the experience. It might not be as streamlined or as easy to use as paid e-commerce software, but there are always advantages and disadvantages when it comes to paid vs. open-source software. PrestaShop also has tons of features, like the ability to place some items on third-party product listings such as eBay or Amazon. PrestaShop’s mobile theme is perfect for e-merchants looking to enter the m-commerce market. It allows you to create a mobile extension of your online store that’s compatible with every major operating system and browser, in a fast and easy to use interface. There are tons of great, specific features throughout the software, which is relatively guaranteed to be constantly improving.