PrestaShop is an e-commerce solution which is free for the basic kernel and open source. It supports payment gateways such as Google Checkout, PayPal, Moneybookers and many others. Further payment modules are offered commercially.
PrestaShop is available under the Open Software License and officially launched in August 2007, for businesses of all sizes. The software, which is based on the Smarty template engine, is used by more than 100,000 shops worldwide.
The software makes extensive use of AJAX in the admin panel, while module blocks can be easily added to the store to provide extra functionality; these are normally provided free of charge by independent developers. The makers of PrestaShop have an official marketplace for priced modules and themes entitled PrestaShop Addons.
Since PrestaShop is widely accepted Shopping cart software there are number of volunteers who supports and contributes Addons. Contributors often program additional features for the software, even it is loaded with 275 features already. Recently Mob eCommerce has released Mobile app for Prestashop. Now PrestaShop users can give mobile app for their customers which will increase the sales.
PrestaShop requires Apache 1.3, PHP 5, MySQL 5 which are available widely on most newer web hosting.