Internationalization and Open Source drive Growth for PrestaShop
In less than seven years, PrestaShop has become the world leader in ecommerce
Paris, October 1st, 2014 – PrestaShop, an industry leader in Open source solutions for ecommerce, is pursuing internationalization and strengthening its positioning in the Open source software market. PrestaShop currently operates in France and the United States and continues to grow throughout Europe, where it has already experienced a great deal of success. A March fundraising round helped speed up product development and international expansion for this ambitious company which is making great strides!
A Powerful Freemium Open Source Solution with International Reach
PrestaShop has one of the world's largest Open source ecommerce community, whose 700,000 members make improvements that enrich the platform every day. PrestaShop's uniqueness also lies in its Freemium model. The company was able to bring this model, which is generally acclaimed by mass market software publishers, to the business market. With its completely free solution that is available for download, PrestaShop offers endless opportunities to help merchants succeed! The company has teamed up with more than 80 industry leading partners, such as PayPal and OVH, and offers 3,500 modules for payments, logistics, sales promotions, and more, all aimed at improving a store's features.
E-commerce for Everyone!
PrestaShop CEO Benjamin Teszner and Founder Bruno Lévêque aim to lead the way to ecommerce market growth. The company publishes an Open source ecommerce software that allows merchants to easily create online stores anywhere in the world for a low cost. The company's mission is to push the limits of ecommerce, making it accessible to everyone by committing itself to its two main principles: that the software is free and Open source.
"We believe in ecommerce and in the endless possibilities it can offer!" says Bruno Lévêque, Founder of PrestaShop. "We believe that the democratization of ecommerce is extremely important. From the beginning, our work has been about helping merchants succeed. Thanks to the new talent joining us, and to our increasingly strong international presence, we'll be able to help more merchants and offer them the solutions they need."
PrestaShop Without Borders
PrestaShop software has been downloaded more than 4 million times worldwide. The solution, which is powering more than 200,000 online stores and is used in more than 163 countries in 65 languages, allows merchants to set up an ecommerce site very easily, and at no cost.
"Our mission is to help merchants grow thanks to the benefits of the Freemium model, the elimination of technical constraints and the ability to expand into different markets," says Benjamin Teszner, CEO of PrestaShop. "Ecommerce merchants are facing cross-channel, internationalization, marketplace and logistical challenges. We work alongside our community to help merchants respond to these challenges and help ecommerce evolve. And we will soon be announcing major improvements that will make things even easier for merchants!"
On March 17, PrestaShop released version 1.6 of its software, which incorporates a real-time dashboard, a completely redesigned and responsive front & back office, and best practices for online conversion rates.
Version 1.6 of PrestaShop has now been downloaded more than 500,000 times.
About PrestaShop: www.PrestaShop.com
PrestaShop was founded in 2007 with the aim to supply free first-class ecommerce software by focusing on Open source innovation. Today, more than 200,000 ecommerce stores are built on PrestaShop technology. The company distributes a free ecommerce solution that lets vendors benefit from a totally operational online store. The PrestaShop Open source community unites more than 700,000 vendors, developers, Web agencies and partners from the sector who contribute daily to the platform through their input and innovations. PrestaShop offers over 3,500 value-added modules that integrate automatically with PrestaShop software. The software is used in more than 163 countries and has been translated into 65 languages, which makes it the most global e-commerce solution on the market. PrestaShop has twice been named Best Open Source Business Application by Packt Publishing, won the Bsoco Award in 2013 in the CMS category, and was chosen as the n°1 Open source online business solution at the 2013 EcommerceBytes Sellers Choice Awards. PrestaShop has offices in the USA and France and is financed by XAnge Private Equity, Seventure Partners and Serena Capital.