Prestashop est une application permettant à tout type d'entreprise de créer et de gérer gratuitement son site de e-commerce. Grâce à ses 2000 thèmes disponibles ainsi qu'à ses 300 fonctionnalités intégrées, contrôlez toute l'activité liée à votre commerce et développez vos ventes.
After trying Magento and Woocommerce I ended up with Prestashop because the other solutions I tried were either too complicated or too simple. Prestashop seems to lie somewhere in the middle.
Before I decided on Prestashop, I did some extensive research to inspect other solutions such as Shopify, Shopware and Oxid. However, the large user and developer base as well as the massive amount of addons available for Prestashop made me switch to Prestashop.
Here is what I especially like about Prestashop:
- The backend is simple enough to get used to quite quickly
- There are a lot of amazing templates you can choose from
- it's rather easy to find Prestashop developers near you, so you're not stuck with an exotic shop system nobody understands
- Multi store/multi language functionality is integrated into Prestashop out of the box
There is a big transition from 1.6 to 1.7 which is really massive and makes it hard for new store owners. Should I use the old, but stable 1.6 or use the new and potentially incomplete 1.7?
There is a huge debate about 1.7 and it seems to split the community in half. The reason is that the new 1.7 is based on Symfony, a PHP framework that is supposed to make Prestashop development in future simpler. The problem is that switching to the newest version is like switching to a complete new shop software.
Apart from that there are some quirks that are hard to understand. E.g. why the company is based in France, yet it's not fully compliant to EU law out of the box without addons and modifications.
Prestashop is one of the "cheapest" options in the market to create an online shop in a short time. It has the advantage that you can choose among many predesigned templates, which are certainly very nice and allow you to show the public your products in an attractive way. You can also set up the products in an administrative panel to keep track of the number of products available, prices, you can create discount coupons and much more.
It is a complete software in the sense that you can manage the business from one place.
However, the installation, uses and features of this program are not as simple as they show in advertising. If you do not have knowledge in programming or computer science, you will necessarily need the help of a professional because there are certain functions that you will not be able to carry out by yourself.
For me was a headache to load the products in the store because the program it is not so intuitive or so practical. If you bought a basic template, little by little you will realize that you will need to buy new modules to perform some important business tasks. These modules have a separate cost, therefore the final investment is much higher than you had originally thought.
To solve a technical problem, you will also need to document a lot and have the time to do it.
I think it is a software that you can buy and use as long as you have a professional that can guide you even before you start, because otherwise you will end up losing time and money.
I have three stores now with Prestashop, which I have been using for over six years. I would say that the older versions worked perfectly well and I had no problems. I would have given 5 stars in all areas. (I am talking version 22.214.171.124 or thereabouts)
Unwittingly "upgrading" to the latest versions, I'm now on 126.96.36.199, has rendered Prestashop almost unworkable. It only works now for me thanks to the brilliant paid add-on Store Manager.
My two sites with fewer products - 20 and 1200 respectively, work fine still.
My main site, which is my main source of income has 4,500 products. I cannot edit or save products (which is where Store Manager comes in). The search indexing does not work. CSV product import will not work. Database backups always time out. There are frequent errors with Payment gateways. Every recommended update usually causes new problems.
All this despite the fact that I am using the default template and have made no code changes.
Support is absolutely zero. My problems have been well discussed on the forums for over two years and are common. The programmers do nothing. I am not a programmer. I have spent over $2000 on programming help over the last two years just to keep my site running - and Prestashop is supposed to be "Open Source" and free.
I would highly recommend Prestashop if you have few products, but I would say that if you start to go over 2000 then in my experience it simply does not work. The programmers are too busy making add ons which they make money on, than getting the basic shell to work.
Transferring to another cart now would be a nightmare, largely because of the huge number of product photos, I think about 30,000 now.
Brilliant for a small number of products, say up to 2000 - 2,500. Runs like clockwork
If you have a large number of products, don't waste your time or money, Prestashop does not work, unless you can install the old version 188.8.131.52 (download links are still available)
This has been a great solution for medium brands that process more than 100 orders per month and have some particular functionalitys of management stock with third party shared integrations
This free software is a complete CMS scalable and cusomizable solution for developing an e-commerce for a brand / client. It counts with a great historical versions and a big community that develops extra functionality like themes and modules so you can search for any solution you need. I see its data base very well structurated and normalized to have a good experience at Query's on them, Very intuitive on that aspect.
Since the basic process of e-commerce is well developed, the extra functionalitys that particular customer needs can transform into a big cost installing purchasing modules for it.
You need a good capacitation for successful auto - management, and a team of developmentes to customize it and have maintancement.
If you want a professional store setup you need to take a look at prestashop. Don't be scared by the rugged design, you can change it by buying a premium template builder, and build your store without the need for any code. The simpleness of the platform and easy updating, one click upgrade make it the best free software for most businesses. If you plan on having thousand and thousand of products you are in need of some key modules,but they are easily available and not that expensive. Is it a no brainer for any business man that in order to get the same quality from some other platform you should invest thousands of dollars in it.
You have to understand what you are doing, maybe whach a few tutorials, and setup your security properly, also keep in mind that are some tweaks for fast caching and the importance of using a CDN.
Voici quelques-unes des questions fréquentes sur PrestaShop.
Types de licences disponibles pour PrestaShop :
Type de licence: Freemium, Open source
version d'essai gratuite: Non disponible
Nous n'avons pas d'informations sur les fonctionnalités de PrestaShop.
Utilisateurs habituels du logiciel PrestaShop :
Auto-entrepreneurs, Grandes entreprises, Entreprises de taille moyenne, Organismes à but non lucratif, PME
Langues dans lesquelles PrestaShop est disponible :
arabe, chinois (simplifié), chinois (traditionnel), tchèque, danois, néerlandais, anglais, finnois, français, allemand, hébreu, hongrois, indonésien, irlandais, italien, japonais, coréen, norvégien, polonais, portugais, russe, espagnol, suédois, taïwanais, thaï, turc, ukrainien
Types de licences disponibles pour PrestaShop:
Freemium, Open source
Nous n'avons pas d'informations sur les appareils pris en charge par PrestaShop.
Applications s'intégrant à PrestaShop :
Avalara, Erply, Finale Inventory, Hotjar, LiveChat, LoginRadius, Olark live chat, SendinBlue Email, Shipwire, Zoho SalesIQ
Ressources d'aide disponibles pour PrestaShop :
FAQ, Forum, Base de connaissances, Support en ligne, Support téléphonique, Tutoriels vidéo