PrestaShop Launches Free Cloud Stores
Open source shopping cart PrestaShop has released a completely free, fully hosted version of its platform.
"PrestaShop is the first in the market to combine open source and cloud technology into one, completely free ecommerce solution," says PrestaShop Founder Bruno Leveque. "Since the first version, our software has helped merchants process more than $15 billion in sales. Our freemium business model enables us to be uniquely positioned in the market. We can provide feature-rich ecommerce technology at the lowest cost possible while our competitors charge license fees or take a percentage of revenue directly from merchants. We're disrupting this industry and making it possible for more merchants to sell their products online with the highest margins possible."
"With the launch of PrestaShop Cloud, merchants in all geographies now have access to a powerful ecommerce solution," says Charles Wells, Chief Product Officer of PrestaShop. "We believe the combination of cloud, plus our product functionality and our localization support is truly unique in the market. The numbers are telling as well. Our pre-launch had an average of 1000 new subscribers per day and after only two weeks, we have more than 20,000 new ecommerce stores running on PrestaShop Cloud."
PrestaShop has an open source community with more than 700,000 members worldwide, including merchants, developers and agencies. PrestaShop's software has been downloaded more than 4.3 million times since 2007, and translated into 65 different languages.