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%
Access to core file
No access to core file
Weak native SEO (requires paid modules installation)
Multiple languages supported
Back office in +75 languages
Back office in 21 languages
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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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.
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.
Why choose PrestaShop vs Shopify
The whole PrestaShop universe by your side
Ecommerce websites selling online with PrestaShop
1 000 000
Community members ready to help and give you advice
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.
Documentation, tutorials, technical support, trainings… visit our Help Center to find everything you need to run your business.
PrestaShop offers over 250 partners available to help you create your online store.
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.