Paris, France (PRWEB) November 8, 2007 -- PrestaShop, a leader in open-source e-Commerce, announced today the release of an important update to its free e-Commerce software as well as the unveiling of its newly redesigned Website, PrestaShop.com.
PrestaShop™ e-Commerce software v0.85 features improved English and French translations, database modeling, and usability, as well as a Chinese translation and new module versions for Paypal™ and Google™ Sitemap. Numerous bugs have also been repaired.
A professional open-source solution
With more than $100 billion in revenues in the U.S. in 2006, and with Europe and Asia on track for a 50% increase in year-on-year sales for 2007, e-Commerce is attracting increasing numbers of traditional brick-and-mortar business owners hoping to expand their online presence.
Some small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) cast a wary eye on open-source software, concerned that it can be difficult to use and not sophisticated enough to handle their business needs.
However, the PrestaShop e-Commerce solution is as powerful as it is user-friendly. Feature for feature, PrestaShop is as robust as commercial e-Commerce software.
For example, visitors to the online shop enjoy:
- Price reductions
- Gift vouchers
- Free-shipping minimums
- Text-message alerts
- Recommended accessories (cross-selling)
- The chance to order out-of-stock items
On the back end, store owners control:
- Unlimited products
- Unlimited currencies
- Unlimited tax settings
- Unlimited shipping rates, zones, and destinations
- Unlimited languages
(For a full list of features, consult the PrestaShop Features list.)
"We're creating an adaptable, full-featured 'turn-key' Web store that even novice computer users can employ and manage easily," said Bruno Lévêque, PrestaShop CEO. "And because PrestaShop is open-source, our developers and the enthusiastic PrestaShop user community team up to offer troubleshooting advice, added functionality, and regular bug fixes."
Assistance for Internet shop owners
For users looking to get more out of their online businesses, PrestaShop also offers custom-built solutions by adapting PrestaShop software to their specific needs, such as unique functionality and attractive Web storefronts.
PrestaShop can also host customer Websites on their servers, and help create additional visitor traffic with its Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
Founded in Paris, France, by Internet enthusiasts and e-Commerce professionals Igor Schlumberger and Bruno Lévêque, PrestaShop aspires to provide the best open-source e-Commerce solution to the greatest number of business owners worldwide, thus helping to democratize the e-Commerce sector.
Sourceforge.net project page: sourceforge.net/projects/prestashop