“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”-Wayne Gretzky. This classic quote by one of the greatest athletes of our time can be applied to any decision making situation. In regards to your Ecommerce store, let’s remember this quote as we discuss the journey of an online store migration to PrestaShop. No doubt about it, to migrate your online store is a big decision. After reading this article you will have a better foundation to understand the reasons why more people chose to migrate to PrestaShop than any other ecommerce software.

Every store owner is different with various priorities and business needs. After years in the ecommerce industry, I have built a solid understanding of merchants’ needs and wants when it comes to their stores migration. Here is a good list of 5 common reasons why people migrate to their online store.

  1. Operating Cost:

    It’s plain and simple; PrestaShop will lower your operating cost for your online store. That is because we are completely free software with no commission on sales or pesky monthly fees. It’s your store idea with your products and your sales; unlike many other Ecommerce solutions we don’t tax our merchants for being successful and making sales, we encourage it. You already pay enough to services like PayPal and credit card transaction fees, why should you pay more just to list and sell your products?

  2.  Limitations on Products: 

    Many merchants are so surprised to also hear that we do not limit the amount of products you can list and sell. Maybe you started your store with a different Ecommerce solution thinking you only will have about 100 products. However, as your business grew and you wanted to add more products, you hit a brick wall. You found out that your ecommerce solution would not allow it. Maybe it’s because you were on the “basic” plan and in order to list more products you need to pay an additional monthly fee. We think that’s silly, migrate to PrestaShop and go away from limitations that other solutions use as a $$$ making tool


  3. Ownership of your Data: 

    In this day and age of computer hacking and spying, it is more important than ever to protect your data and your customers’ data. Many ecommerce solutions require you to give all data to their servers. If that’s the case, then you don’t own your data. You have access to your data, but it’s not yours. I wouldn’t want my customers’ emails, addresses and payment information to be backed up on a Server that I don’t have permission to. Many people use solely this reason as the catalyst to migrate to PrestaShop. With a simple migration to PrestaShop, you own all of your data and your customer data forever. We don’t store or track any information that comprises you or your customers’ privacy and we will never will.


  4. Ease of Use and Flexibility: 

    Does your ecommerce administrative panel feel like an Airplane cockpit? I find many merchants migrate to PrestaShop because, on their previous ecommerce software, their nervousness of clicking the wrong button outweighed their desire to try new things to better their store. You should never feel tied down and confused when you’re managing your store and that’s why we created an intuitive and easy to use Back-Office to manage your store. That’s not to say that we’ve “dumbed it down”, on the contrary. If you are a Web Developer or have one working for you, you’ll love the fact that every code is available to modify. From the template, to the module code to the core code, it’s all there for you. Unlike many Ecommerce solutions, we don’t put up a wall to hide you from seeing what’s going on behind the scenes. It’s your store and your business. With PrestaShop, every line of code and every process is easily available to view and edit. We give our users the power and flexibility to create their store just as they imagined it, don’t settle for less.

  5. Functionality and Features: 

    Nearly all migrations to PrestaShop have this as one of the reasons why they migrated. PrestaShop comes packed with features, and we haven’t just stuffed features in the software to say we did. We have serious functionality advantages over other ecommerce solutions. The multistore feature is always attractive to merchants who want to open up multiple stores and manage them all from one back office. Also, the additional functionality for advance vouchers and cart rules is a big plus for merchants who plan to have various promotions or have wholesaler customers that need to purchase at lower price. Combined with advance analytical tools, eBay and Amazon marketplace integration, innovative modules for social media, and marketing tools for newsletters and customer reviews, what you end up with is a complete, all-in-one, powerful ecommerce software for your online store.

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Taking the leap to migrate your old ecommerce solution to something new can be a bit nerve-wracking. However, change is constant; nothing great was ever created without doubts and risk. Rest assured that PrestaShop is the best ecommerce solution to start using. In fact, since 2007, PrestaShop has been the leader in Ecommerce innovation. That is why more than 150,000 online stores chose PrestaShop. Tens of thousands of successful PrestaShop merchants have online stores that migrated to PrestaShop after being unhappy with their current solution. What you never try you will never succeed in. Imagine what it could be like, and remember, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”. When you’re ready to take the shot, PrestaShop is here to help. You can always contact us at 1888-947-6543 and say “I want to migrate to PrestaShop”; we’ll take care of the rest. If you have any questions about PrestaShop or the migration process, feel free to comment below. As always, happy selling!


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