PrestaShop vs Shopify

PrestaShop or Shopify? If you haven’t decided yet, scroll down to find out which ecommerce solution best fits you and your business.

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Free download and installation

No monthly fees

Subscription plan from $22 to $299/month

Commissions per sale

No commissions on your sales

Commissions from 2% to 0.5%


2,500+ templates

260 templates

Ecommerce features

4,000+ modules

4,000+ modules


Access to core file

No access to core file


SEO friendly



SEO compatible

Weak native SEO (requires paid modules installation)

Multiple languages supported

Back office in +75 languages

Back office in 21 languages

Multi-store management

No (requires paid modules installation)


PrestaShop VS Shopify

What are the main pricing differences?

PrestaShop is an open source platform allowing you to download and install your online store freely. Costs related to web and domain hosting are assumed by the merchant.

Shopify offers you 14 days of free trial, after which you will have to pay a monthly fee depending on your subscription plan (from $29 to $299/month).

Are PrestaShop and Shopify suitable for beginners?

PrestaShop is suitable for both beginners who want to launch their online business for the first time, as well as for large online stores that have a much more extensive product catalog.

Shopify, on the other hand, is a solution oriented towards beginners and retailers with smaller volumes.

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Find out what our customers are saying

For ambitious projects, Shopify offers limits in terms of development that PrestaShop does not have. So it's much more convenient for us to work on PrestaShop which offers infinite development possibilities, due to its open source model.
Yves AttiasFounder of YATEO agency
As a development agency, since 2014 we have seen the evolution of the ecommerce framework industry. We believe that the open source concept and the great community around PrestaShop offers the flexibility and customization that proprietary technologies like Shopify cannot give you.
Gonzalo SordoCEO, Artdinamica

Why choose PrestaShop vs Shopify

Create a fully custom-made online store

As an open source platform, everything about PrestaShop can be 100% edited, modified, and adapted to your business. Shopify is a proprietary code software and thus does not give you access to the code in case you want to modify a functionality.

Run multiple stores from your dashboard

Unlike the paid modules proposed by Shopify, PrestaShop provides the multi-store option pre-installed in your back office allowing you to manage multiple stores from the same interface.

Sell cross-border

PrestaShop enables you to set currencies, create multi-language product sheets and to ensure that your checkout process is compliant with European laws.

Be the exclusive owner of your ecommerce

Unlike SaaS solutions like Shopify, PrestaShop’s open source software enables you to get full access to the source code of your online store and be the exclusive owner of your data, sales, and management.

The whole PrestaShop universe by your side

300 000

Ecommerce websites selling online with PrestaShop

1 000 000

Community members ready to help and give you advice

+1 000

PrestaShop contributors making the CMS evolve every day


PrestaShop partners to help you build your online store

Additional resources to help you


The latest trends and tips you need to know to boost your ecommerce.

Help Center

Documentation, tutorials, technical support, trainings… visit our Help Center to find everything you need to run your business.

PrestaShop Experts

PrestaShop offers over 250 partners available to help you create your online store.

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FAQ PrestaShop vs Shopify

What is a CMS?

A CMS (Content Management System) is a software that helps you create and modify the content of your website without any technical skills required.

As CMS solutions, PrestaShop and Shopify simplify the creation of your online store without having to code it on your end.

What is a SaaS?

A SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), like Shopify, is hosted on a provider’s server, accessible remotely (e.g. through a web browser), and for which billing is done in the form of a subscription. With SaaS, users do not have to spend time installing the software.

What is open source and which are the advantages of an open source software?

Open source refers to a source code, design plans, or content that can be accessed, studied, modified, or redistributed unlimitedly.

PrestaShop is an open source CMS that will allow you to modify the source code and make your store evolve without limits according to your needs.

On the contrary, Shopify is a proprietary code software which means that it does not give the possibility to access and modify its source code. As a result, the e-merchant is not the full owner of its store and data while having to pay a fee to preserve them.

Does PrestaShop and Shopify provide hosting?

While Shopify includes hosting on your subscription plan, PrestaShop in collaboration with IONOS offers you in just a few clicks a pre-installed and secured hosted solution, perfectly compatible with your PrestaShop store.

You can find all PrestaShop hosting partners here.

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