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Free, Open Source eCommerce Solution powering 185,000 active stores worldwide
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What is PrestaShop?

PrestaShop is written in PHP, is highly customizable, supports all the major payment services, is translated in many languages and localized for many countries, and is fully responsive (both front- and back-office).
PrestaShop is a tool in the Ecommerce category of a tech stack.
PrestaShop is an open source tool with 7.5K GitHub stars and 4.7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to PrestaShop's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses PrestaShop?

324 companies reportedly use PrestaShop in their tech stacks, including Extensions, uptain GmbH, and

161 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PrestaShop.

PrestaShop Integrations

Google Analytics, Amazon EC2, PayPal, Stripe, and are some of the popular tools that integrate with PrestaShop. Here's a list of all 65 tools that integrate with PrestaShop.
Pros of PrestaShop
Easy to understand code
Great community
Easy to customize with plugins
Easy learning
Rich features with powerful functions
Feature rich
Easy to handle
Decisions about PrestaShop

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose PrestaShop in their tech stack.

Dan Platon
PHP Software Developer · | 5 upvotes · 157.2K views
Needs advice

I'm looking to build an eCommerce website and seeking advice from professionals on the most reliable tech stack that I can use. Currently, the website is built on top of WordPress with WooCommerce, but the company has grown up, and evidently, the number of products have been increased. The site needs a fresh code because WordPress doesn't make it anymore.

The stack I'm most familiar with is PHP + Symfony + MySQL + Apache HTTP Server or NGINX. Headless eCommerce is the one I'm looking for, because of the huge complexity, it would be great to separate the backend from the frontend. Not sure about CMSs, because they had a huge amount of functionality that the application doesn't need. I've been looking also at PrestaShop, it seems ok, but not sure about customization and front-end integration. As a custom solution, I have found Sylius or Aimeos for the backend, but I'm not too sure about a frontend stack.

Could you please give some suggestions about the frontend stack and if the ones for the backend are ok?

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Needs advice
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I am consulting for a company that wants to move its current CubeCart e-commerce site to another PHP based platform like PrestaShop or Magento. I was interested in alternatives that utilize Node.js as the primary platform. I currently don't know PHP, but I have done full stack dev with Java, Spring, Thymeleaf, etc.. I am just unsure that learning a set of technologies not commonly used makes sense. For example, in PrestaShop, I would need to work with JavaScript better and learn PHP, Twig, and Bootstrap. It seems more cumbersome than a Node JS system, where the language syntax stays the same for the full stack. I am looking for thoughts and advice on the relevance of PHP skillset into the future AND whether the Node based e-commerce open source options can compete with Magento or Prestashop.

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PrestaShop's Features

  • Catalog Management
  • Product Displays
  • Site Management
  • S.E.O
  • Checkout
  • Shipping
  • Payments
  • Marketing
  • Client Account
  • Translations
  • Security
  • Localization/Taxes
  • Analytics and Reporting

PrestaShop Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PrestaShop?
Magento Community Edition is perfect if you’re a developer who wants to build your own solution with flexible eCommerce technology. You can modify the core code and add a wide variety of features and functionality.
Shopify powers tens of thousands of online retailers including General Electric, Amnesty International, CrossFit, Tesla Motors, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Foo Fighters, GitHub, and more. Our platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own online store without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Shopify lets merchants manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, changing the design, accepting credit card orders, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions.
Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it.
It is an online store management system. It is PHP-based, using a MySQL database and HTML components. Support is provided for different languages and currencies. It is freely available under the GNU General Public License.
Zen Cart
Create a shopping cart offering physical or digital products; offer payment via a number of gateways; manage fulfillment. It is an open source shopping cart written in PHP using the LAMP stack.
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PrestaShop's Followers
185 developers follow PrestaShop to keep up with related blogs and decisions.