Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 15, 2012
Unleaded Software, the award-winning website design and development arm of media agency Unleaded Group, has been selected among the first US developers as a Gold Certification partner with PrestaShop, the leading ecommerce solution provider in Europe.
PrestaShop’s open-source software is the centerpiece for over 112,000 online stores worldwide, with more than 300 new ecommerce merchant portals being launched every day. With more than 265 features that handle every aspect of an online merchandizing environment and capable of maintaining more than 1,000,000 products from shopping through checkout in multiple languages and multiple currencies, PrestaShop is running e-stores in 140 countries and in 41 languages.
PrestaShop, founded in Paris in 2007, launched its U.S. subsidiary PrestaShop Inc. in 2011, and is bringing its flexible, fully customizable ecommerce solution to the American marketplace with highly experienced development partners like Unleaded Software.
Unleaded Software, founded in Denver 1996, has designed and developed more than 1,000 websites, and over the past several years has become a recognized leader in ecommerce website development, with 150+ online stores in its portfolio. Among its many development clients are such industry stalwarts as Tool King, Esco Toys, The Wiper Store, Airwalk, Boulder Running Company, Trout’s Fly Fishing, and MSP Films. The firm includes a team of 15 web developers with cutting-edge experience in all aspects website and mobile platform architecture development and integration, plus a cadre of graphic designers, SEO experts, marketing executives, and writers with decades of experience in every type of media.
Unleaded Software also enjoys coveted high-level development partnerships with a number of other market leading software developers in ecommerce, module development and content management systems, testament to its expertise and longevity in the highly competitive web space.
“We selected Unleaded Software to be one our first U.S. development partners because of their vast ecommerce experience, beautiful design capabilities, marketing portfolio and SEO expertise,” says Matthew Serralta, PrestaShop Inc. COO. “Very few web agencies in the country have the track record in ecommerce established by Unleaded Software, and we’re confident they will make PrestaShop come alive for their clients.”
“We’ve been watching PrestaShop storm the European ecommerce market for some time and were highly impressed with the platform, its flexibility and speed, and when we heard they were coming to America we jumped at the chance to be a development partner,” added Jarod Clark, President and co-founder of Unleaded Software. “PrestaShop has a huge community of members around the world genuinely pushing the envelope on ecommerce, and we very much wanted to be a part of that in the U.S. right from the start.”
PrestaShop has more than 300,000 community members worldwide regularly involved in development discussions and forums, including ecommerce developers, users, online store operators, web agencies, and modules, templates and extension developers. The software also features an innovative mobile solution with PrestaShop Mobile for online merchants to expertly tap the smartphone and pad access marketplace, and it maintains a mobile app station with an ever-expanding portfolio of service add-ons for the mobile market.
“Our merchants love PrestaShop and many who have made the switch from other ecommerce platforms report as much as a 30% boost in activity when their new PrestaShop store launches,” says Serralta. “We have highly efficient coding, layered navigation with a single page for every products which makes the shopper experience wonderful, and our admin and security features are easy to use by even the non-tech-savvy e-tailer. Plus, we made PrestaShop to be very SEO-friendly, so our stores enjoy higher search engine results and rankings than those operating on other platforms.”
As a Gold Certification partner with PrestaShop, Unleaded Software personnel are required to have demonstrated development expertise with the software, and to maintain a high level of training and continuing education in all aspects of the software and ecommerce. In fact, Ian Kullhem, Unleaded Software’s Development Manager, has been invited to attend an exclusive PrestaShop training session in February in Miami being conducted by one of the co-founders of PrestaShop, Bruno Lévêque.
For complete information on PrestaShop and its huge array of features and benefits visit http://www.prestashop.com.
Unleaded Software may be found on the web at http://www.unleadedsoftware.com, where there is a complete rendition of the agency’s capabilities, along with its portfolio of developed websites and case studies. For more information call toll-free- 855-UNLEADED (865-3233).