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PrestaShop logo.png
Developer(s) PrestaShop, Inc.
Initial release August 1, 2008 (2008-08-01)[1]
Stable release  (December 8, 2022; 61 days ago (2022-12-08))

Preview release 8.0 Beta 1  (August 8, 2022; 5 months ago (2022-08-08)) [±]
Written in PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Multi-lingual
Type Content management software
eCommerce software
License(s) Open Software License v3

PrestaShop is a free open-source eCommerce and content management application most often used to create and manage online storefronts.

Product history

PrestaShop originated as the graduation project of Bruno Lévêque at French computer engineering school EPITA. With the help of five other developers, two merchants, and Igor Schlumberger — then CEO of, where Lévêque was employed — the project began to develop, with over 3000 hours of work going into the project in the course of a couple of years.[2] In early 2007 Lévêque and Schlumberger decided to work together to release PrestaShop as free open-source software and created the entity PrestaShop SA to better organize the project. The open-source model was chosen because it "provided better information sharing, a superior response to proprietary software, and a force for constant innovation."[2]

A stable version 1.0 of the software was finally released on August 1, 2008 after a dozen previous beta releases.[1] Steady development has continued on the software since, with the latest release arriving on August 28, 2013 as version 1.5.5.[3]

Nominations and awards

In September 2009, PrestaShop was nominated among 19 other innovative startups for the Open Innovation Awards, presented at the 2009 Open World Forum in Paris.[4][5]

In December 2009, PrestaShop was ranked seventh among the top 10 open source eCommerce programs by, noting it "jumped the highest in rank order, leaping five positions from 12th to 7th"[6] compared to the previous year.

PrestaShop won the Packt Publishing Open Source Awards 2010 prize for "Open Source E-Commerce Applications."[7]

PrestaShop won the Packt Publishing Open Source Awards 2011 prize for "Open Source Business Applications."[8]


The main features of PrestaShop include[9]:

  • advanced inventory management
  • product comparison
  • display quantity, photos, and related products
  • real-time product reviews
  • granular permissions
  • SEO tools
  • option for one-page checkout
  • flexible shipping and payment options
  • newsletter and e-mail support
  • multi-lingual
  • SSL certification
  • tax and exchange rate management
  • reporting and data analysis tools

Hardware/software requirements

Installation requirements for PrestaShop include an online host which features:

  • PHP 5.2 or later
  • MySQL 5.0 or later

For full installation requirements and host provider suggestions, see the installation guide (version 1.5).

Videos, screenshots, and other media

Training resources

Entities using PrestaShop

A full directory of PrestaShop users can be found on the website.

Further reading

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wilson, Peter (1 August 2008). "PrestaShop Releases v1.0 of its Free Open-Source eCommerce Solution". PrestaShop, Inc. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sauvage, Olivier (15 January 2009). "Interview Bruno Lévêque de Prestashop". Olivier Sauvage. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  3. "PrestaShop - Development versions". PrestaShop, Inc. Retrieved 04 September 2013. 
  4. "PrestaShop nominé parmi 20 start-ups innovantes pour les Open Innovation Awards". TechnoMag. 28 September 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  5. "10 entreprises françaises nominées aux Open Innovation Awards". CCM Benchmark. 18 September 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  6. Watson, Kerry (29 December 2009). "Open Source E-Commerce: Winners and Losers in 2009". QuinStreet Inc. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  7. "PrestaShop Wins the 2010 Open Source E-Commerce Applications Award". Packt Publishing. November 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  8. "2011 Open Source Awards". Packt Publishing. November 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  9. "PrestaShop - 310+ features". PrestaShop, Inc. Retrieved 12 December 2012.