PrestaShop is an open source, totally free and platform-independent web-based software implemented in PHP and designed to act as a customizable, stable, easy to install, and lightweight eCommerce shopping cart application, which will help you to build an online business from scratch and with minimum effort.
Features at a glance
PrestaShop is a powerful, advanced back-office application that allows anyone to quickly manage an online business, which includes inventory management, shippings, orders and customers management, the ability to export products to eBay and to choose how many products per page to display.
Key features include support for special deals (gift vouchers, price reductions, etc.), featured products on homepage, top sellers on homepage, new items on homepage, 'Free shipping' offers, cross-selling, product image zoom, order out-of-stock items, as well as customer subscription and user accounts.
With PrestaShop, you will be able to sell downloadable products, allow your customers to compare products, display as many images as you want per product, allow customers to zoom in products, add products to a wishlist, write reviews of products, share products to friends, as well as to quickly view product’s features.
Under the hood and supported operating systems
PrestaShop is a web-based application, which means that it is written entirely in the PHP programming language. It can be easily deployed to a computer where a supported web server is running. All GNU/Linux distributions are supported at this time, as well as the Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
The product is distributed as an all-in-one package that includes all the files needed for installing it on a computer that supports either of the 32-bit and 64-bit instruction set architectures.