PrestaShop vs WooCommerce
PrestaShop or WooCommerce? If you haven't decided yet, scroll down to find out which online store builder best fits for you and your business!
What are the main differences between PrestaShop and WooCommerce?
PrestaShop is an ecommerce software created specifically to sell online. WooCommerce is a plug-in for WordPress (blog platform whose initial goal is not online sales) which offers the possibility to turn a website into an ecommerce.
With any PrestaShop theme, your online store will display recognizable elements of an ecommerce website. On the contrary, in WordPress, a number of themes compatible with WooCommerce do not look like an ecommerce, which can be confusing.
Characteristics and configuration
PrestaShop was created in order to offer an efficient online sales platform with over 600 features. Many of these features aren’t available with WooCommerce and you’ll need to use specific plug-ins to manage pricing, multi-language or multi-store support, catalog mode, product comparison, data importation, and others.
An evolving solution
By handling very large catalogs (over 100,000 products) and high number of orders, PrestaShop is here to make your business scale. WooCommerce is not adapted for large catalogs. As such, if your activity grows, you will quickly run into problems related to stock management, order processing, customer service, etc.
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FAQ PrestaShop vs WooCommerce
What is a CMS?
A CMS (Content Management System) is a software that helps you create and modify the content of your website without any coding skills required.
As CMS solutions, both PrestaShop and WooCommerce will simplify the task of creating your virtual store without having to code it on your end.
What is open source?
PrestaShop and WooCommerce are both open source ecommerce CMS which means that their source code, design plans, or content can be accessed, studied, modified, or redistributed.
Does PrestaShop and WooCommerce provide hosting?
PrestaShop and WooCommerce do not include hosting. However, PrestaShop in collaboration with IONOS offers you in just a few clicks a pre-installed and secured hosted solution, perfectly compatible with your PrestaShop store.
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