PrestaShop is available under the Open Software License and officially launched in August 2007. The software, which is written in PHP and based on the Smarty template engine, is currently used by 165,000 shops worldwide. MySQL is the default database engine. PrestaShop is the winner of the 2010 and 2011 Best Open-source Business Application awards.
Prestashop will allow you to customize your page. You can choose how different products will appear on specific pages and when the “check-out” option should be invisible. You can easily manage and personalize its attributes based on your preferences.These are some features of Prestashop :
a) Easily Cross Sell Your Product : Cross-selling is considered one of the best ways to increase your profit. With Prestashop, you can easily offer different related products to your customers.
b) Site Management: Manage a site easily using PrestaShop. Business owners can enjoy editing content, anaging product displays, and changing languages all through the back oce. PrestaShop has a one-click upgrade to keep a store running at the latest version.
c)Automatic update: Those already using PrestaShop to fuel your e-commerce dreams will be delighted to know how easy it is to upgrade your current store. PrestaShop’s core developers have spent countless hours designing a “1-click upgrade” module that, when installed in your back office, will allow any current PrestaShop merchant to update their store to v1.5 with effective ease and efficiency.
d) Product Comparison Option: Product comparison option is very necessary especially when it comes to the customer’s decision making process. Customers can easily compare products according to different features and options. This is very helpful especially if you have a variety of choices available for a certain, product.
e) Marketing: PrestaShop offers a variety of marketing and promotional tools built in. A successful merchant is the key to PrestaShop’s growth and guaranteeing effective marketing tools will build a path for online success.
f) Advance Inventory Management Tool: If you are looking for efficiency then, you are looking for Prestashop. It comes with a management tool, for inventory that allows you to manage your stock more effectively. You can easily manage supplies and new orders, as well.
What Do You Get With PrestaShop?
PrestaShop is another open-source eCommerce solution with plenty of features. You can use the basic set up free of charge, but you will need to purchase templates, themes and modules if you want the most out of this system. It was launched in 2007 and targets small to medium business looking to gain an online presence.
PrestaShop includes payment modules for Bank Wire, Cash on Delivery (COD), Google Checkout, Paypal, Paypal API and, seriously, checks (I imagine because nothing screams competent company like check by mail and COD payment options).
PrestaShop is available in 40 languages, but only supports fully in English and French. They don’t offer an official support team, but you can find plenty of developers and users in the PrestaShop forum.
Websites using PrestaShop
Total 96,102 active sites are using PrestaShop
These are few websites
1) top4download.com http://builtwith.com/top4download.com
2) bugs3.com http://builtwith.com/bugs3.com
4) himanshusofttech.com http://builtwith.com/himanshusofttech.com
Best Free PrestaShop Modules (http://www.ritzcons.com/blog/best-free-prestashop-plugins-addons-modules-extensions/)
Currency at the dropdown
Advance search module
Top 10 – BEST Addons for PrestaShop in India
Save time and money with the CCAvenue payment processing module! Payment processors can be expensive and complicated, but CCAvenue is both affordable and easy to use. As the most popular payment gateway solution in South Asia, CCAvenue services over 5,000 websites and has achieved the “Data Security Standard Version 1.1” for the second year in a row, making it one of the most secure gateways out there.
PayPal Pro allows you to start accepting credit card transactions immediately while providing your customers with one of the world’s most trusted online payment solutions.
PayPal Pro creates a streamlined checkout process that allows customers to pay for products online with one simple click of the mouse.
Prepayment module is a payment module using prepaid account. It allows your customers to credit a cash reserve they use later to pay their orders.
4) Responsive Supermarket –– http://addons.prestashop.com/en/food-drinks/8588-responsive-supermarket.html
Online supermarkets save much people’s time and help them plan their nutrition. The products are placed over the white background, which makes them look more appetizing. Green, yellow and orange colors create harmony on the page. Categoriesnnavigation is placed in the left sidebar. Slider displays fresh product images.
This module for PrestaShop allows you to create and send your own newsletters with different products from your store using many customizable templates.
This is premium responsive retina ready PrestaShop theme. Porwerful admin panel will allow you to adjust theme according to your desire (different colours, fonts, textures, backgrounds etc.)
Forum designed and developed specifically for the core PrestaShop.This module allows you to create an interaction with all stakeholders in your shop (customers, managers…).
8) PrestaShop 1.5 User Guide-http://addons.prestashop.com/en/user-guide/6644-prestashop-15-user-guide.html
300 pages to enjoy 100% of PrestaShop’s 310 features, improve your sales and save time!
Your Website often has discounts on many products but you do not know how to provide customers with this information. Lof Deal helps you show your Discounts Product list anywhere on your page
This module allows you to easily create and integrate fully customizable forms (creation of contact form, quotation, demonstration…), and includes multi-language and multi-store support.
Different versions of PrestaShop
1) PrestaShop 1.0 was released on July 31, 2008.
2) PrestaShop 1.4 was released on March 18, 2011, bringing more than 65 new features to merchants & developers.
3) PrestaShop 1.5 was released on September 13, 2012, bringing Multistore functionality, improved cart pricing rules and the ability to manually create orders through the Back Office.
4) PrestaShop v1.6 was Released on February 03, 2014.
New Features coming in PrestaShop v1.6
Moreover, brace yourself for a great surprise with version 1.6, scheduled for the end of the year! The interface of the back office will be redesigned to provide you with greater ease of use and commanding control of your daily activity. This new design will not change the core of the software (or its features), making the one-click upgrade possible!
The front office will not be left out as we will also include a brand new responsive web design default theme.
PrestaShop Vs. Magento
Analytics and Reporting
Customer Account Management
Side by side comparison of these platforms:
PrestaShop has a wide range of great features and they can be installed very quickly, too. Prestashop search & advanced search module are excellent, while being comparatively faster than Magento.
Magento provides many out-of-the-box features like: CMS, customer groups, product comparison, Multi Store etc., for online businesses. Magento also provides SEO features which makes it a fully versed solution for the eCommerce platform. Magento also provides better design/UI and is leading with any product in the market.
2. Ease of use:
PrestaShop: Relatively easy to set up and add features in it. It also has a very good user-friendly interface.
Magento: Requires lots of extensions to set up like PDO, CURL etc.
PrestaShop VS Magento on Price PrestaShop is a single application that is totally open source and free, with no monthly fee. To use this software, you only need to download and install it on your web hosting account, then you can start to benefit from it and enjoy your online presence.
Magento, however, has 3 editions named Magento Community Edition, Magento Go, and Magento Enterprise Edition. The Community Edition is an open source software that is available for free to download and install; Magento Go is a small business hosting solution priced from $15/mo; and the Enterprise Edition is designed for large businesses and enterprises, coming with license fees starting from $15,550/year.
It has very less compatibility issued as compared to the Magento . It is because Prestashop requires simple system requirements .
5. Design integration:
Magento can be slightly complicated in this regard, and sometimes requires an expert to handle the UI issues
6. SEO compatibility:
Magento has better support for SEO, compared to Prestashop.
7.Which Is Better?
Both shopping carts are extremely efficient, flexible and scalable. It is hard to say which one is better, but from the perspective of ease of use, we would like to recommend PrestaShop, as it has a more clean structure that is easy to manage and customize.
Reason Why Prestashop Sucks
a) PrestaShop certainly does have a lot more module and it’s a lot more commercial, but to get a real store up and running you’re most likely going to have to spend a fair bit more money and if you’re looking to make enhancements there’s a good chance you’ll run into all sorts of issues.
b) Cost of Development:Looking to hire a developer to customize your site? Not easy. Prestashop developers are at least 30%-40% more expensive than Opencart or WordPress Developers.
c) Lack of scalability. Prestashop is really suitable for small stores, but certainly matter if you wish to use it for full scale shopping web page. Other problem is that Prestashop solution has not the multi-user interface.
d) Lack up updates:I found too many plugins aren’t compatible with the latest version of Prestashop. I was running v1.5 and had to update most of the existing plugins, only I couldn’t find updates. A lot of the plugins developers charge extra for the simplest upgrades.
e) Ugly themes:Compared to other CMS’s I found Prestashop templates were very 2010ish.
What OmkarSoft.com can do in Prestashop
Custom Website Prestashop development
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Prestashop troubleshooting & support, Maintenance
Organizations using Prestashop
http://www.frenchbazaar.com.au/ French Bazaar
http://www.madamechoup.com/ Madame Choup
http://www.suttersmill.com/ Sutter’s Mill
Reviews we got for our work