PRESTASHOP’S COMMUNITY NOW RUNNING 230,000 ONLINE STORES
The company’s open source ecommerce platform supports 230,000 stores in 165 countries
San Francisco, April 16, 2015 – PrestaShop, an industry leader in open source solutions for ecommerce, today announced significant growth in the number of stores running on PrestaShop, with 230,000 active stores after Q1 2015. The company saw record adoption of its freemium ecommerce software following the release of PrestaShop Cloud. This fully hosted version of the PrestaShop platform has resulted in the creation of 50,000 new stores since the product’s launch in January.
Since the company’s founding in 2007, PrestaShop’s merchant community has generated billion in sales and now spans 165 countries, representing one of the largest and most global ecommerce communities in the world.
“With the help of our 800,000 member open source community, PrestaShop is able to offer unparalleled innovation in the ecommerce market,” said Charles Wells, Chief Product Officer of PrestaShop. “Not only can we accelerate our time-to-market for new products, but together with our contributors we can offer thousands of modules and design options in the PrestaShop Marketplace. This level of innovation enables our merchants to rapidly launch and operate a successful ecommerce business, resulting in tremendous growth in our community and the number of active stores.”
“PrestaShop has given me the opportunity to launch my ecommerce business, and customize the store to my exact needs,” said Emmanuel Ley, Founder of FashionStork.com. “The open source community is a fantastic asset as they continually update the modules and add-ons that drive my business, and provide the back-end support that creates the truly personalized website that I envisioned for FashionStork.com. PrestaShop is not only the base for my business, but it has helped scale the company to where we are today.”
PrestaShop Cloud removes many of the financial and technical barriers for retailers who want to start a new ecommerce business. The cloud platform is now available in 65 languages, making it highly accessible for online retailers, web agencies and developers from around the globe.
“I founded PrestaShop with the goal of enabling anyone, in any country around the world, to start an online business,” said PrestaShop Founder Bruno Leveque. “I am so proud that our software and open source community has helped to create 230,000 successful online stores. This is a great achievement for all of us and we look forward to even more ecommerce success in the PrestaShop community.”
PrestaShop was founded in 2007 with a mission to provide world-class ecommerce software through open source innovation. Today 230,000 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 800,000 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.