Comparison between Magento and Prestashop Ecommerce System

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Comparison between Magento and Prestashop Ecommerce System

Hello Friends…Thanks for your comments on my previous blog comparison between Magento and Zen-cart. Recently I finished one project in Prestashop and I found that its very good E-commerce system for the small business solution.  And also I found PrestaShop and little less feature than Magento Provides, Here below I provide the brief comparison between Magento and Prestashop

About Magento:
Magento is Open Source eCommerce software. Magento eCommerce was launched on March 31, 2008. Within two years of development, Magento has become one of the most popular eCommerce software.

About Prestashop:
PrestaShop is Open Source e-commerce software for Web 2.0. PrestaShop is available as licensed software and was officially launched in August 2007 for small and medium enterprises. Prestashop is based on the Smarty template engine.

Comparison between Magento & Prestashop :

1. Size of software Presta – 2.2 MB (1292 files) Magento 10.3 Mb (5521 files)

2. Installation
Prestashop installation requirements are less. Magento installation needs a lot of extensions like PDO, CURL etc

3. Features
When it comes to features, Magento is a way ahead from Prestashop. Customer groups, product comparison, CMS are there in Magento. Magento’s SEO features make it the most suitable e-commerce software. Magento also provides the Multi-Store feature which is very powerful. When it comes to design also, Magento is a clear winner. Prestashop’s search feature is very impressive. The search on Prestashop frontend is relatively faster than Magento.

4. Code contrast
Prestashop is based on PHP5 and Smarty template engine. The first model MVC is not excellent. It will be difficult if you touch the first Prestashop code. The line of code is much more for smarty adoption; which increases the workload for extending development. Magento adopts Zend framework. The developers are not only required to master PHP but also required to have good knowledge about the Zend framework.

5. Shipping & Payment Modules
Magento offers the wide range of shipping and payment modules, whereas such feature is missing in Prestashop.

6. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Magento is relatively more SEO friendly than Prestashop.

7. Design Flexibility
Design of Magento seems to be difficult than Prestashop. So, if you don’t have many technical skills and you want to customize the Magento Design, then you should hire Magento expert.

8. Backoffice
The back office of Magento is less intuitive which requires more technical skills to manage it effectively. Whereas, back-office of Prestashop is relatively simple and easy.

9. Community
Magento has the comparatively larger community. Magento Community has over 130,000 members, Prestashop has 30000 members. (Figures are approximate).

Function contrast:

Open Source100%100%
Product ReviewsYesYes
Product RatingsYesYes
Related ProductsYesYes
Product FeaturesYesYes
Discount CouponYesYes
Backup & RestoreYesYes
Printable InvoicesYesYes
Sales ReportsYesYes
Free ShippingYesYes
News & EventsNoNo
Wish ListNoYes
Track orderNoNo
Gift CertificateNoNo
Recently ViewedNoNo
Bulk Category AddNoNo
Bulk Product AddNoNo
Product ComparisonNoYes
One-page CheckoutNoNo
Order BarcodeNoNo
Merchandise return (RMAs)NoNo
RSS FeedNoYes
Send to the friendNoNo
Access RestrictionsNoNo
Live Chat SoftwareNoNo
Comparison between Magento and Prestashop Ecommerce System
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  • Davide Reply


    I guess that you have listed wrong (missed) details on prestashop, for example the below features are available in prestashop:

    Wish List; Recently Viewed; Product Comparison; Affiliate; Merchandise return (RMAs); Send to friend; etc etc


    March 28, 2014 at 3:47 pm
    • Ezeelive Technologies Reply

      @Davide – yes, i agree prestashop latest version has covered most of require eCommerce features..Thanks for comment.

      March 28, 2014 at 4:24 pm

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