PrestaShop vs WooCommerce

PrestaShop or WooCommerce? If you haven’t decided yet, scroll down to find out which online store builder best fits for you and your business!

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Great possibilities in terms of customization

Strong technical skills needed





2,500 templates

28 templates

Ecommerce features

+4,000 modules

638 modules


Free download and installation

No monthly fees

Free download and installation

No monthly fees

Commissions per sale

No commissions on your sales

No commissions on your sales

Multiple languages supported

Back office in +75 languages

Need to install paid extensions


Advanced SEO features

Advanced SEO features


FAQ, documentation, paid support plans

No official support

What are the main differences between PrestaShop and WooCommerce?


PrestaShop is an ecommerce software created specifically to sell online. WooCommerce is a plug-in for WordPress (CMS for websites whose initial goal is not online sales) which offers the possibility to turn a website into an ecommerce.


With any PrestaShop theme, your online store will display recognizable elements of an ecommerce website. On the contrary, in WordPress, a number of themes compatible with WooCommerce do not look like an ecommerce, which can be confusing.

Characteristics and configuration

PrestaShop was created in order to offer an efficient online sales platform with over 600 features. Many of these features aren’t available with WooCommerce and you’ll need to use specific plug-ins to manage pricing, multi-language or multi-store support, catalog mode, product comparison, data importation, and others.

An evolving solution

PrestaShop is ideal to follow your business’ growth, it can handle very large catalogs (over 100,000 products) and high order amounts. WooCommerce is not adapted for large catalogs. As such, if your activity grows, you will quickly run into problems related to stock management, order processing, customer service, etc.

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Find out what our customers are saying

We chose PrestaShop over WooCommerce because we did not want to limit the possible growth of our online channel and eventually miss all the power and functionality that PrestaShop can provide.
Javier LozanoCEO de Gloss Tudela
WooCommerce does not seem to us to be a platform mature enough in terms of native features, possible developments as well as modules compared to PrestaShop.
Yves ATTIASFounder, YATEO agency
I have been working for years with PrestaShop and WooCommerce. The one I have used and I like the most is PrestaShop: it is an ecommerce ready to install with all you need to make your online store functional. It has a better data architecture, well structured, which allows you to expand custom options to the system. It is a software in constant evolution.
Jose CeciliaDeveloper, Okisam

Why choose PrestaShop vs WooCommerce

Unleash your business potential with a professional design

Unlike the high technical requirements needed to run WooCommerce, PrestaShop provides you with an ergonomic back office enabling you to launch and manage your ecommerce website easily and fast.

Reduce your Time to Market

While with WooCommerce you need to install multiple plugins to build your online store, PrestaShop provides you with over 600 features enabling you to launch and run your business easily and fast.

Sell cross-border

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

Get support when you need it

Unlike WooCommerce, PrestaShop proposes a customer support plan, which gives you access to personalized technical help. Training courses, webinars and tutorials are also available to teach you the ins and outs of the software.

The whole PrestaShop universe by your side


Ecommerce websites selling online with PrestaShop


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

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 WooCommerce

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 coding skills required.

As CMS solutions, both PrestaShop and WooCommerce will simplify the task of creating your virtual store without having to code it on your end.

What is open source?

PrestaShop and WooCommerce are both open source ecommerce CMS which means that their source code, design plans, or content can be accessed, studied, modified, or redistributed.

Does PrestaShop and WooCommerce provide hosting?

PrestaShop and WooCommerce do not include hosting. However, PrestaShop in collaboration with IONOS offers you in just a few clicks a pre-installed and secured hosted solution for your PrestaShop store.
You can find all PrestaShop hosting partners here.

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