PrestaShop disrupts the ecommerce market with the industry’s first free cloud software for merchants
New cloud offering delivers a market-ready store in just a few clicks
San Francisco, January 29, 2015 – PrestaShop, an industry leader in open source solutions for ecommerce, today announced the release of PrestaShop Cloud, the industry’s first and only free cloud ecommerce platform that enables merchants from around the world to set up an online store in just a few clicks. Capitalizing on more than seven years of open source development, PrestaShop Cloud is a fully hosted and supported version of the PrestaShop ecommerce platform. PrestaShop Cloud will be offered at no cost to end users. This freemium option removes the financial and technical barriers for retailers who want to launch an ecommerce business.
“PrestaShop is the first in the market to combine open source and cloud technology into one, completely free ecommerce solution,” says PrestaShop Founder Bruno Leveque. “Since the first version, our software has helped merchants process more than $15 billion in sales. Our freemium business model enables us to be uniquely positioned in the market. We can provide feature-rich ecommerce technology at the lowest cost possible while our competitors charge license fees or take a percentage of revenue directly from merchants. We’re disrupting this industry and making it possible for more merchants to sell their products online with the highest margins possible.”
“With the launch of PrestaShop Cloud, merchants in all geographies now have access to a powerful ecommerce solution,” says Charles Wells, Chief Product Officer of PrestaShop. “We believe the combination of cloud, plus our product functionality and our localization support is truly unique in the market. The numbers are telling as well. Our pre-launch had an average of 1000 new subscribers per day and after only two weeks, we have more than 20,000 new ecommerce stores running on PrestaShop Cloud.”
PrestaShop Cloud is fully supported by PrestaShop as well as its open source community, which is one of the world’s largest open source communities exclusively dedicated to ecommerce technology. With more than 700,000 members located all over the world, the community is exceptionally active and includes a mix of merchants, developers and web agencies. Since 2007, PrestaShop’s software has been downloaded more than 4.3 million times and translated into 65 different languages. Companies running their stores on PrestaShop include Cupcakes & Cola and PureApparel in Australia, AFIX Poster Display and Sweet Isabelle in Canada, Lemon Curve and Envie de Fraises in France, and Bertie’s Closet and Gretel Home in the U.S.
In 2014, the company announced that it had secured $9.3 Million in a Series B funding round led by Serena Capital, XAnge Private Equity and Seventure Partners to accelerate product development, marketing and international expansion.
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PrestaShop was founded in 2007 with a mission to provide world-class ecommerce software through open source innovation. Today more than 200,000 ecommerce stores run on PrestaShop technology. The company provides software that enables users to have an online store at the lowest cost possible. The PrestaShop open source community includes 700,000 merchants, developers and web agencies from around the world. PrestaShop is the proud 2014 winner of two CMS Critic Awards for Best eCommerce Solution for SMBs, and Best eCommerce Solution for the Enterprise. The company has offices in the US and France, and is funded by Serena Capital, XAnge Private Equity and Seventure Partners.
For more information, please visit www.prestashop.com