PrestaShop is an open source, e-commerce solution for small to medium-sized online shops. Initially started in 2005 as a student project in Paris and three months after its launch the project was translated in thirteen languages.
The company established two main sources of revenue:
- PrestaShop Addons, a marketplace through which merchants purchase custom addons and themes for their stores
- Strategic partnerships with e-commerce industry leaders such as PayPal and Google.
The software is published under the Open Software License (OSL) and it is written in the PHP programming language with support for the MySQL database management system.
PrestaShop is the winner of Packt Publishing’s 2010 and 2011 Best Open-source Business Application awards as well as one of the Top Rated Free Ecommerce Software of the Sellers Choics Awards [Ecommerce Bytes].