We believe that no one can be good at everything, that is why for E-Commerce we specialize in PrestaShop. PrestaShop is one of the fastest growing E-Commerce applications currently. It is a full featured enterprise class software solution. It powers some of the biggest E-Commerce sites on the internet, such as Staples.com. At Designhaus42 we have been developing with PrestaShop for several years and we are active in the community of developers, we have reported security flaws and we even help other developers and users in the forums.
Why would you use PrestaShop?
Features. It is that simple. Online shopping is a tricky game, and having the most features helps win the game. Here are some of the features you will get with PrestaShop.
- No monthly fee
- Ability to use any payment gateway
- Ability to use any shipping service
- Complete control over the look, feel, and actions of your site
- Ability to have wholesale accounts with different pricing, different payment options, and different shipping options
- Cross selling and up selling features
- Ability to sell downloadable files
- Can set up employee accounts with limited privileges
- and many more, see the complete list here
If a developer recommends that you use a cart such as Shopify, Lemonade Stand, Big Commerce, or Big Cartel, run from them. They are designed for website owners to design their own sites, it means that the company recommending them does not know how to properly design and develop an E-Commerce site. In the long run solutions like this will end up costing you more money. Most of them charge an extra fee on top of your credit card processing, they all charge a monthly fee, and once you out grow them, you will have to redevelop your site on another platform.