Whether it is small or large companies, new projects or more mature projects, PrestaShop is used to create great online stores quickly and sustainably. However, it would be unreasonable to think that this is the only way to achieve the same goal. Among the various existing solutions, we have looked at some solutions that you can use as alternatives to the most popular open source PrestaShop.
WordPress’s main plugin for the creation of e-commerce sites, WooCommerce arises as a weighty alternative to PrestaShop, which we no longer present. However, for those who do not know, a little introduction is in order. As an e-commerce store solution, WooCommerce differs from PrestaShop in that it cannot work on its own but requires a WordPress installation. WooCommerce has the advantage of seeing its functionality expand thanks to the many available plugins that are mostly free. In addition, it natively integrates several payment methods that will facilitate your customers’ purchases. We have detailed on this article the differences between PrestaShop and WooCommerce.
As another alternative to PrestaShop we have Magento. This is a platform that stands out above all for the dotted work done on features, themes and navigation aimed at perfecting the user experience. On the other hand, it offers an assortment of detailed statistics so that you can always keep an eye on your activity. This will allow you to easily predict the change to wait for your goals. Likewise, it offers powerful tools to achieve your marketing goals. Although its paid version is very expensive, you can read, for its open source version, its differences with PrestaShop.
Like the other platforms mentioned above, OpenCart is another PrestaShop alternative. This platform has the advantage of being integrated into other platforms. This does not mean that on its own it has no use. Rather, It offers an easy to use and explore user interface, lots of themes to choose from.
In addition, it is a multilingual solution supporting multiple currencies. Unfortunately, this is not the fastest solution out there. More information in our PrestaShop vs OpenCart comparison.