PrestaShop vs WooCommerce

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PrestaShop vs WooCommerce: What are the differences?

Developers describe PrestaShop as "Free, Open Source eCommerce Solution powering 185,000 active stores worldwide". PrestaShop is written in PHP, is highly customizable, supports all the major payment services, is translated in many languages and localized for many countries, and is fully responsive (both front- and back-office). On the other hand, WooCommerce is detailed as "The most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin". WooCommerce is the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin. And it's available for free. Packed full of features, perfectly integrated into your self-hosted WordPress website.

PrestaShop and WooCommerce belong to "Ecommerce" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by PrestaShop are:

  • Catalog Management
  • Product Displays
  • Site Management

On the other hand, WooCommerce provides the following key features:

  • Payments
  • Shipping
  • Inventory

PrestaShop is an open source tool with 3.77K GitHub stars and 3.22K GitHub forks. Here's a link to PrestaShop's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, WooCommerce has a broader approval, being mentioned in 238 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to PrestaShop, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

Decisions about PrestaShop and WooCommerce
Isaiah Garcia
Community Developer at StackShare · | 3 upvotes · 1.5K views

The interoperability and reliability of Shopify is simply unmatched on the market. Having been a web developer for a few years, I cannot imagine going with any other solutions because of the level of development that would need to go into each and every tweak requested by stakeholders.

Shopify makes it easy to use apps off the shelf to test an idea, after which you can replace it with a custom solution or build on top of it.

Using their robust API, array of webhooks, Shopify Flow and Shopify Scripts, with a little know-how anything you want to do is just a few clicks or lines of code away from reality. The community is also pretty robust, so if you ever need help, you're not alone.

Full disclosure: I've been invested since 2015, but it's because they really are the best on the market.

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Rhonda Greene

I chose Shopify over other options - the leading contender of which was WooCommerce - based mainly on the availability of integrations with other tools and platforms I use, as well as the ease of adding and updating inventory. Additionally, should I ever open a physical location, my existing inventory can easily be sold via a POS system as well. Eyes to the future!

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David Swift

We devised SwiftERM to generate additional income from existing consumers on ecommerce websites. Available for those using Shopify, Magento, Woocommerce or Opencart, it runs in alongside (not instead of) existing email marketing software like Mailchimp, Drupal or Emarsys. It is 100% automatic so needs zero additional staff. It uses predictive analytics to identify imminent consumer purchases. The average additional turnover achieved is 10.5%. It is the only software in the world authorised to send Trustpilot to send product ratings in outbound emails. Developers and ecommerce retailers are invited to try to it for free, to establish viability this predictive analytics system is. SwiftERM is a certified Microsoft Partner MPN ID 6197468.

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BrandLume Inc
President at BrandLume · | 3 upvotes · 49.1K views

we've had alot of shopify clients and do alot of those website builds, but we decided a little while back to transfer any client possible to woocommerce, for our e-com web development, as there is alot more functionality available with zoo-commerce. you can have a look at our examples and even our own website in the link provided.

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Pros of PrestaShop
Pros of WooCommerce
  • 21
    Free
  • 15
    Powerful
  • 15
    Customisable
  • 14
    Easy to understand code
  • 13
    Scalable
  • 12
    Great community
  • 11
    Easy to customize with plugins
  • 10
    Easy learning
  • 8
    Fast
  • 7
    Rich features with powerful functions
  • 4
    Feature rich
  • 4
    Learning
  • 4
    Easy to handle
  • 7
    Easy to extend and customize

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What is PrestaShop?

PrestaShop is written in PHP, is highly customizable, supports all the major payment services, is translated in many languages and localized for many countries, and is fully responsive (both front- and back-office).

What is WooCommerce?

WooCommerce is the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin. And it's available for free. Packed full of features, perfectly integrated into your self-hosted WordPress website.

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What are some alternatives to PrestaShop and WooCommerce?
Magento
Magento Community Edition is perfect if you’re a developer who wants to build your own solution with flexible eCommerce technology. You can modify the core code and add a wide variety of features and functionality.
Shopify
Shopify powers tens of thousands of online retailers including General Electric, Amnesty International, CrossFit, Tesla Motors, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Foo Fighters, GitHub, and more. Our platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own online store without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Shopify lets merchants manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, changing the design, accepting credit card orders, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions.
Joomla!
Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it.
OpenCart
It is an online store management system. It is PHP-based, using a MySQL database and HTML components. Support is provided for different languages and currencies. It is freely available under the GNU General Public License.
Zen Cart
Create a shopping cart offering physical or digital products; offer payment via a number of gateways; manage fulfillment. It is an open source shopping cart written in PHP using the LAMP stack.
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