“Create your online store with PrestaShop’s free shopping cart software.  Build an ecommerce website for free and start selling online with hundreds of powerful features.”

PrestaShop is a free, open source e-commerce solution. The software is published under the Open Software License (OSL).  It is written in the PHP programming language with support for the MySQL database management system.

PrestaShop is currently used by 250,000 shops worldwide and is available in 60 different languages.


PrestaShop started in 2005 as a student project within the EPITECH IT School in Paris, France.  Originally named phpOpenStore, the software was first available in two languages: English and French. Three months after its launch the project was translated in thirteen languages.

The company, PrestaShop SA, was founded in 2007 by Igor Schlumberger and Bruno Lévêque.

Between May 2010 and April 2012, PrestaShop grew from 17 employees to more than a hundred, with the establishment of secondary headquarters in Miami.

In March 2014, PrestaShop SA secured $9.3M in Series B Funding to continue its global expansion efforts.

In January 2015, the company launched PrestaShop Cloud, a free self-hosted version of its software.

According to technology tracking website, the market share of PrestaShop for open-source e-commerce websites is 9%.  According to W3Techs, PrestaShop is used by 0.5% of all websites.


You’re in creative control

PrestaShop includes an out-of-the-box theme so you can welcome customers the moment you set up. Easily customize the PrestaShop theme by changing fonts and colors with the Live Configurator.

Stand out with mobile-responsive design

Welcome visitors from anywhere at anytime with a mobile-optimized site.  PrestaShop’s default template displays beautifully across all screens, from desktop computers to smartphones to tablet devices.

2,000+ professional ecommerce website templates

Make a lasting impression with a beautiful template from PrestaShop Addons.  No matter what your online business is, you’ll find the perfect template waiting for you.

Meet our network of expert designers

Need a professional to create a unique, tailor-made website design?

We know just the right people. Get in touch with one of our PrestaShop Partner Agencies – they’re design specialists you can count on.

Designers, make your mark

Design professional e-commerce templates for thousands of merchants and start earning revenue by selling on PrestaShop Addons.

If you want to see PrestaShop in all its “Sample Data” glory then have a click here.  I’ve recently rediscovered just how powerful this e-commerce platform really is, bet you will too!