When I founded PrestaShop seven years ago, I had a singular vision for the company. My idea was to create a global community of talented individuals who love ecommerce. Tapping into the power of open source, we could change the industry with cutting edge software that enables everyone to participate in the ecommerce revolution.
Today, you're part of a 700,000+ member PrestaShop community and I'm truly thankful for your support.
I want to take this opportunity to make a special announcement that represents another ground-breaking achievement for all of us. Today marks the official launch of PrestaShop Cloud, a free fully-hosted version of our software. This is truly unprecedented in the market.
We believe PrestaShop Cloud will enable small and emerging businesses to quickly establish a new online store, at the lowest cost possible. We're also taking this opportunity to rename the downloadable version of PrestaShop. Moving forward, you will see new product announcements and information for both PrestaShop Cloud and PrestaShop Download.
Today, we're also launching a totally revamped website for PrestaShop with a new look and feel that reflects our ambitions: clear, straightforward, simple, easy. I hope you will love it as much as we do. Our forum, which is the epicenter of community interactions, remains a very important part of this new website.
All of this would not be possible without your continuous support and contributions. On behalf of the 120+ talented employees at PrestaShop, I would like to thank you. We're looking forward to another great year filled with innovation, community collaboration and ecommerce success. I would love to have your feedback, you're welcome to contact me directly, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best,
Bruno Leveque, PrestaShop Founder