Integration Fund: what has been done so far?
In June 2015 we launched the Integration Fund Program which supports a selection of developers by granting them funds. What for? To develop local modules in order to complete PrestaShop Addons catalogue with essentials modules of each country that will help ecommerce business to sell online.
The program aims at answering merchants’ local concerns by encouraging developers to create modules for local markets. We can proudly say that the Program is a success and as a key indicator we just received the 1,000th application!
We wanted to thank you for your amazing involvement in the program! We can assure you that it was a pleasure to receive each of these 1,000 applications.
The 1,000,000 $ Fund already counts 200+ online modules in 50 different countries and more than 80 developers benefited from the Program.
What’s the most satisfying? For sure to see your projects growing from a seed idea to a useful and mature module.
Since June 2015 we put all of our efforts trying to cover the maximum amount of countries essentially with modules of Shipping, Payment and Marketplaces Connector. In September 2017 we reached the significant cap of 200 local modules online created via the Fund and this figure keeps growing every month.
Local modules on Addons you said?
As an example of module created via the program let’s have a look at PireosPay. It is a payment module built by a Greek developer specifically meant for Greek merchants. The module encountered a great success and for us it represents a perfect example of local problematic solved.
”PireosPay” module for Greek merchants
Nikolaos, developer of the module, kindly gave us his testimonial on the Integration Fund:
"The Integration Fund is a great project. The main advantage is that it takes the financial stress away which is helping you to focus on the development. Furthermore if you get funded PrestaShop promotes your module visually in the shop and via email. PrestaShop's community should take advantage of it.
There are lots of other successful local modules on PrestaShop Addons like the Jet Marketplace Connector, Brazilian Correios or SenangPay Malaysia and many others that we can’t list here. Thanks to our contributors, the offer of local modules in each country has been widened, allowing merchants all over the world to make their e-commerce project relevant and successful!
What’s next for the Integration Fund?
Don’t worry there are still a lot of countries to cover and great modules to be funded by PrestaShop! ;-) We will be happy to discuss with you the future needs in terms of modules and countries so…
If your idea and skills convince us to select your project, you’ll be eligible to receive funding to cover your development costs (this amount is determined on a case-by-case basis). Once your module is developed and online on PrestaShop Addons, you’ll receive a personalized funding, as well as 30% of the revenues on your module’s sales (until the PrestaShop’s total commission on your module reaches the amount of the awarded funding), then 70% on all following sales.
Check out the F.A.Q. and the rules of the program to learn more about it.
Since our coverage keep extending at every new module, our geographical priorities are always changing so feel free to ask us if you have any hesitation before making a module for a specific area.
Don’t miss any useful e-commerce information, check the Addons DevBlog to learn about new trends, precise needs of modules and tips for contributors on PrestaShop.
You know your country better than anyone else: this is why we want to hear your voice, understand your point of view and help you realizing the project.
Let’s make it work together, share your ideas now!
Here is a nice video presentation: