PrestaShop, Global Open-Source E-Commerce Software Leader Launches Its New Community Website at Prestashop.com and Reaches 1 Download Every 20 Seconds

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PrestaShop, the leading Open-source e-commerce software with over 115,000 active stores worldwide, launched this week its brand-new website (http://www.prestashop.com)

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...as a start-up ourselves, we understand their needs and the pathway to success.

PrestaShop, the leading Open-source e-commerce software with over 115,000 active stores worldwide, launched this week its brand-new website (http://www.prestashop.com) This new website brings the best-in-class features and advice to e-commerce players such as merchants, web-agencies, developers, web-designers and Internet industry partners. . Thanks to PrestaShop’s 300,000+ member community of industry professionals and partners, PrestaShop.com delivers the best advice on how to develop e-commerce websites using the best technologies and on being successful online. The new website with enhanced features has resulted in an increase of 110% of its daily downloads, reaching 1 download every 20 seconds from over 150 countries.

PrestaShop gathers exceptional Success Stories from our customers and partners and highlights the top-300 e-commerce shops into a new Showcase section. These successful and innovative stories are a great source of inspiration for any merchant building or re-designing an online store using PrestaShop.

In terms of Technology and Innovation, PrestaShop.com remains at the Top of the global e-commerce industry, using cutting-edge features such as:

  •     MaxCDN, to accelerate the website loading time, in a smart way
  •     NewRelic, to monitor and tune efficiently the website
  •     APE (Ajax Push Engine), to provide real-time features- brings more interaction and a great value-added for the PrestaShop community

“We picked up the best-in-class technologies available, built by successful startups because, as a start-up ourselves, we understand their needs and the pathway to success. The e-commerce community was impressed by the outstanding real-time worldwide Map showing the PrestaShop community in action! All these technologies combined allow us to demonstrate incredible performances” said Bruno Leveque, PrestaShop, Inc. CEO.

“PrestaShop.com loads instantly, from anywhere in the world. It is one of fastest sites we have among our users, and it is definitely a great reference for us” said David Henzel, CMO at MaxCDN.

Today, PrestaShop has become the preferred choice of the global e-commerce industry to build successful online stores and will remain a major player in the e-commerce sector.

“The PrestaShop community can see where PrestaShop is downloaded in the world at any moment. Since launching this feature, the counter has not stopped as we are experiencing more than 2,500 downloads every 24 hours from more 150 countries!” added Mike Kranzler, Community Manager.

“We received over 2,500 requests from merchants to build online stores within the first week after launching the new site. This is really great for all the web agencies and freelancers who partner with PrestaShop” added Bruno.

About PrestaShop
PrestaShop, is a leading global e-commerce solution and is the preferred e-Commerce platform for web agencies and developers in more than 150 countries. PrestaShop powers more than 115,000 e-merchants around the world, and has an active community of more than 300,000 members. PrestaShop’s e-commerce platform is downloaded 2,500+ times per day, and currently has more than 275 Advanced Features including layered navigation, mobile solutions, SEO tools and social media integration. PrestaShop’s global partners include leading Internet companies such as Authorize.Net, eBay, Google, PayPal and Avalara among many others.

PrestaShop Barcamp
PrestaShop will host its first US Barcamp in New York on March 20; at 82 Mercer Street from 9am to 5 pm.

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