PrestaShop E-commerce system, what is it?
Prestashop ecommerce system is a free e-commerce software that is fast, reliable and a powerful shopping cart solution. Prestashop has provided a breath of fresh air in the industry by providing features which enhance you and your customers experience and increase online sales.
Since 2007, Prestashop has been translated into 41 languages and is used by stores in 150 countries. It's maintained by 100 enthusiastic individuals and over 340,000 community members. It really is no wonder why over 100 new stores choose PrestaShop every day.
Easy PrestaShop install with Squirrel Hostings 1 click system
Prestashop is not only a great e-commerce script but it can be installed on our Prestashop hosting packages within a few clicks. No uploading files or messing about with permissions, just click install and our servers do the rest. Our 1 click install system is avaliable on any of our shared hosting packages making Prestashop hosting easy and simply (View our Hosting Packges for more details).
PrestaShop Hosted Online Admin area
PrestaShop's admin has a great variety of features which will enable you to run your store more efficently whilst also increasing sales by using its various marketing features. We have listed some of these features below:
- Item Management
Effectively manage large quantities of products or alter one product individually either via prestashop's catalog section or via uploading an Excel file.
- Export products to eBay
Add an extra sales channel by installing 3rd party applications such as eBay, Google Shopping, Amazon and more. PrestaShop comes with eBay intergration as standard
- Items per page
Decide how many items should be shown per page and what characteristics are displayed. Choose when to display out-of-stock or when to display attributes such as size or colour.
- Cross Sell
Why not copy the e-commerce 'bigboys' with cross selling features? Displaying items that are related to each other is a great and easy way to increase sales.
- Sell virtual / downloadable products
If you have virtual products such as music or video downloads, PrestaShop provides the ability to purchase these and either download them straight from the site or via an e-mail link once the payment has been made.
- Unlimited categories, products and attributes.
PrestaShop has no restrictions when it comes to listing your products. Whether you have 10 products or 10,000 your Prestashop install can support it. With attributes you can ask the user to select various options such as which size t-shirt they would like or the weight of coffee that they require.
- Product Comparison
Small differences in products can make deciding which item to purchase difficult. With product comparison the user can compare products, options and features side by side.
Free PrestaShop Templates / Prestashop Template System
Like Zencart and other e-commerce systems, PrestaShop has various templates you can purchase or download for free that will completely change how your site looks. These templates can usually be tweaked quite easily to include your company's logo and branding. At the time of writing, the official Prestashop site has just over 700 templates for download! Take a look here for some great paid templates.
If you want to keep the budget even tighter then you can download free templates from various sites, a simple Google search for "free prestashop templates" should prove fruitful.
By default our one click install system will install the neutral grey theme (pictured left). This means with just a few clicks you can have your website set up and selling products. Could it be any easier?
Prestashop Hosting Packages
Below are our current Prestashop hosting packages - each one comes with our 1 click install system which allows you to install PrestaShop with 1 click.