Magento vs PrestaShop: What are the differences?
Magento: Flexible eCommerce solutions, a vibrant extensions marketplace and an open global ecosystem. 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; PrestaShop: Free, Open Source eCommerce Solution powering 185,000 active stores worldwide. 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).
Magento and PrestaShop can be primarily classified as "Ecommerce" tools.
Some of the features offered by Magento are:
- Analytics and Reporting
- Product Browsing
- Catalog Browsing
On the other hand, PrestaShop provides the following key features:
- Catalog Management
- Product Displays
- Site Management
"Open source" is the top reason why over 15 developers like Magento, while over 18 developers mention "Free" as the leading cause for choosing PrestaShop.
Magento and PrestaShop are both open source tools. It seems that Magento with 7.52K GitHub stars and 6.43K forks on GitHub has more adoption than PrestaShop with 3.77K GitHub stars and 3.22K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Magento has a broader approval, being mentioned in 147 company stacks & 48 developers stacks; compared to PrestaShop, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.