PrestaShop Reaches 230,000 Active Stores
Open source e-commerce solutions provider PrestaShop experienced significant growth in Q1 2015, resulting in 230,000 active stores on its platform.
According to PrestaShop’s data, the company saw record adoption of it freemium e-commerce software following the release of PrestaShop Cloud. In fact, this fully hosted version of the PrestaShop platform resulted in the creation of 50,000 new stores since its launch in January.
“With the help of our 800,000 member open source community, PrestaShop is able to offer unparalleled innovation in the ecommerce market,” said Charles Wells, chief product officer of PrestaShop. “Not only can we accelerate our time-to-market for new products, but together with our contributors we can offer thousands of modules and design options in the PrestaShop Marketplace. This level of innovation enables our merchants to rapidly launch and operate a successful ecommerce business, resulting in tremendous growth in our community and the number of active stores.”
Since the company was founded in 2007, PrestaShop’s merchant community has generated $15 billion in sales and now spans 165 countries. PrestaShop Cloud aims to remove many of the financial and technical barriers for retailers who want to start a new e-commerce business. Plus, the cloud platform is available in 65 languages, which makes it accessible for users around the globe.
“I founded PrestaShop with the goal of enabling anyone, in any country around the world, to start an online business,” said PrestaShop Founder Bruno Leveque. “I am so proud that our software and open source community has helped to create 230,000 successful online stores. This is a great achievement for all of us and we look forward to even more ecommerce success in the PrestaShop community.”