We publish this week the interview of Rémi, PrestaBox Project Manager and Security expert in our Team.
You are the manager of the PrestaBox unit at PrestaShop. Can you describe your everyday mission in a few words?
My role is to manage our hosted offer (SaaS): continuously improving its content for our users, to help and accompany them every day to develop their businesses, and of course develop new features.
Do you work also on the solution development? Do you have specific points at your charge?
Yes, I have worked on the solution for over two years now, particularly on points relating to performance and safety. We treat with a special attention these key points.
Would you have any tips to give us?
Yes! If you are a merchant, set up a second authentication on your Back-Office with htaccess / htpasswd, or ask your service provider to integrate it. And of course, never give your passwords to anybody
Developers, keep in mind the security problems whatsoever in SQL queries, processing files, data sent by the client etc.
Why the idea of PrestaBox?
We want to democratize e-commerce for all, including for e-merchants to be, who do not want to have to manage any technical aspect.
Indeed, it is more profitable for him and his business to devote his time to managing his shop, his commands, and its customer relationships.
What are the benefits for merchants to get a shop through PrestaBox?
PrestaBox is a real value for our merchants.
Indeed, all the technical aspects like: hosting, maintenance, updates etc... are entrusted to our professional team, the online merchant can focus on his work: his sales.
Is PrestaBox SEO efficient?
Yes, it is very good, as well as for a classic PrestaShop shop
First, we recommend to the sellers to buy a domain name related to their activity, and to refine the editorial content of their shop (home page, product description, categories ...) and the configuration of their meta-tags and pages titles. This is really what makes the strength of a quality SEO!
I bought modules on PrestaStore and I want to install them into on my PrestaBox shop. How should I proceed?
We strive to simplify the shop creation for e-sellers.
Therefore, we interfaced PrestaStore and PrestaBox, so that the installation of a module or theme is summed up in one click. Indeed, when a merchant gets a module on PrestaStore, it automatically appears in his shop’s Back-Office.