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Overview

Category Leaders

Shopify is a commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at a retail location, and everywhere in between

Category Leaders

PrestaShop was founded in 2007 with a mission to provide world class ecommerce software for free through open source innovation....

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

29

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from

Free

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

2,392

1,191

223

50

40

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

77

65

17

2

5

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
93%
would recommend this app

Pros

I've been super happy with it and their product only gets better and better as more third-party companies have smooth integrations.

SH

Sam H.

Most satisfied software and the website ever,categories and edditing methods are perfect and easy as nothing,even for a person who dont know about website creating, im satisfied.

KB

Kavinda B.

Good, I have recommended it to multiple friends. I think it could use some updating but overall it's a great startup for businesses.

Schanel W.

Pros

Great features, great team, great support. If you need an online store, in any field, any language, and any country, PrestaShop is absolutely the best choice.

MZ

Mehrshad Z.

It's an easy to use program, friendly UX, responsive, it covers all the basic needs for a basic e-commerce business, great library of admins to upgrade your business.

Alfredo R.

There were over a thousand options and all are pretty good. The first time I see that any CMS has such thoughtful templates.

AM

Amanda M.

Cons

Was not very much support on the stubborn aps that refuse to leave when you delete them.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Sometimes on the app I have trouble tracking my package either error from the sending company or from the something on my end in not understanding the app to it's fullest.

Heather W.

Bad practice, leaves a bad taste in the mouth. No other company does that.

LB

Lana B.

Cons

The worst of this is you have an ecommerce with more than 10000 references. On those particular cases the software became a little bit slow.

IG

INES G.

In the process, it turned out that some plugins conflict with each other, causing malfunctions in the site. Initial setup requires programming skills.

BR

Brandon R.

Very unstable when it comes to updates / everything breaks every time we update. Code is still not fully migrated to symfony.

MC

Matthieu C.

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 months ago

Key features

  • Total features61
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Advertising Management
  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Channel Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Categories
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Discount Management
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Gift Card Management
  • Image Library
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Label Printing
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Store
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Online Store Builder
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • PCI Compliance
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Data Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Editing
  • Refund Management
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Automation
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Visual Analytics
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features19
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Advertising Management
  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Channel Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Categories
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Discount Management
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Gift Card Management
  • Image Library
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Label Printing
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Store
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Online Store Builder
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • PCI Compliance
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Data Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Editing
  • Refund Management
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Automation
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Visual Analytics
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations1009
  • AWeber
  • Authorize.net
  • BigCommerce
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Instagram
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations255
  • AWeber
  • Authorize.net
  • BigCommerce
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Instagram
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Shopify

Best solution to create an ecommerce if you want a ready solution

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

After giving a try to shopify, it seems that it's the best available solution to create an ecommerce without taking care of nuts and bolts. You can have your ecommerce ready in about 30 minutes just following an easy tutorial on youtube. Very good solution for dropshipping with Oberlo.

Cons

Depending on your skills you may prefer a different solution like Woo, Prestashop or Magento, where you have a much more granular control and don't have to pay for every single additional app to enhance your ecommerce

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Shopify

Easy to get your e-commerce business off the ground fast

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The dashboard and interface are easy to work with. There is a lot of app integrations and you can pretty much connect it with anything to help simplify the running of your business. There is a ton of wiki and help on the site itself and it is actually a real pleasure to use this system to run my clothing company. I moved to this from Prestashop and the easy of editing your themes and templates are so much simpler here. overall I say that Shopify is a great product.

Cons

So far the only 2 drawback I am seeing is the fact that you are unable to connect any Amazon account that are not Amazon.com, so being that I sell on both Amazon.com and Amazon.ca I need to use a 3rd party app to make that connection. It would be nice if Shopify did this like it does for Amazon.com My 2nd drawback is the inventory tracking. While the inventory tracking is great and simple to use for my specific purpose it is indeed to simple. I wish you had the ability to setup different warehouse so that when you have multiple locations it could track the inventory this way.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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PrestaShop

Powerful Engine for Buy and Sell

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

I installed PrestaShop as it comes free with my web hosting for curiosity sake. Lo and behold, I was completely blown away by the power packed features that comes with it. I really love the Back Office, it's kind of like a behind the scenes view of your ecommerce website. They really nailed the basics, from product page views to checkout. So if you have goods to sell online, just install PrestaShop and you're ready to go. Just sit back and wait to collect revenue from sales. Unless you want to mess around the website alot, there is really no need for additional plugins and such, and that's what I love.

Cons

PrestaShop needs to keep up with the times. While I love the Backend Office, the mobile version of the Shopify admin/app is actually much better - it presents you with Sales figures, although functionality to customise the website is lacking as well.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PrestaShop

Great ecommerce platform option

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

IT'S FREE. That's the first advantage of using PrestaShop. It is highly customizable and great for creating small online stores. Love the free templates and the plugins as well.

Cons

What you save on the software being free - you need to spend on an expert coder and developer. If you have no experience in coding, then you're better off with more expensive options such as Shopify. PrestaShop is highly customizable -- but only if you know how to code.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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PrestaShop

Great Platform

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Free open source platform, with lots of apps available for purchase and more user friendly back office, than Magento, OSCommerce

Cons

This was the platform I used prior to switching to Shopify. The platform was stable and had lots of apps (for purchase) to choose from. The only reason why I had made the change was because of the frequent updates that were becoming too time consuming, costly and inconvenient for my growing business.

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PrestaShop

Great Functionality, Large Community, Rather Simple To Use, Very Extendable , Open Source

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

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...

Cons

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.