Ecwid vs Prestashop

Ecwid is the shopping cart of choice for those who want to run their business, not their website. No matter what type of retail business you run, Ecwid handles the details to enable you to do what you do best. Whether you’re just starting out with your new retail venture, or you’re a Prestashop customer looking to make a switch, read on to see why Ecwid comes out ahead.

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Support

Support

Ecwid offers just the right type of support per level of subscription. From a fully developed knowledge base all the way up to premium support plans, we’ve got you covered.

Prestashop relies mostly on its own user base and the generosity of its 3rd party developers for technical support. Other support is fee-based, with a hefty price tag.

Price

Price

The right features, aggressively priced. Clear, simple, and upfront.

Prestashop relies on the purchase of many 3rd-party modules, both to make its money and to complete its feature set.

Stability

Stability

Ecwid automatically updates your store with stable upgrades — no technical knowledge required, and no time taken out of your day.

Prestashop updates require some technical know-how, and self-hosting users are required to update manually. If the new releases are not installed promptly, or there is a technical glitch, your cart is susceptible to security breaches and could go offline.

Ease of Use

Ease of Use

Users consistently praise Ecwid for easy migration, short learning curve, and intuitive daily operations.

Reports vary widely from Prestashop’s user base. Some users (primarily those with high technical knowledge) do well, but many startups and experienced e-tailers alike struggle to get their cart operating.

Ecwid is the most accessible e-commerce platform out there — sign up today and see what it can do for your online store!

From its ease of use to its powerful features, Ecwid brings powerful online retailing into the hands of the novice and the professional alike, all at a surprisingly affordable price. But wait… isn’t Prestashop free? Everyone likes the sound of “free,” but in Prestashop’s case, it’s not the last word on the matter. Experience tells us that when a thing sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Prestashop makes its money by drawing its customers in with the $0 price tag, and then requires them to purchase a slew of add-on modules to catch up with its competitors on functionality. At the end of the day, Prestashop does not charge for its basic service, but the aggregate cost of the modules you will need to run your store may skyrocket. Ecwid offers clear, upfront subscription plans, so you know exactly what you’re paying for before you ever hand over your credit card. For any business, particularly the small online retailer, knowledge is power.

In a head to head matchup, Prestashop vs Ecwid has a clear winner. Ecwid offers unlimited bandwidth, unlimited online storage, and no hidden fees. Ecwid also has an extensive list of features that are built right in, including mobile admin management, top-notch SEO tools, and live chat support. Prestashop must connect with dozens of 3rd party developers in order to provide the same features, which often means having dozens of extra accounts, logins, and passwords that you’ll have to manage for all your add-ons. With all the features Ecwid offers right out of the box, Ecwid is the best choice for a Prestashop alternative.

When you are ready to get Ecwid running for your business, we will be there to help you get started. Each of our subscription levels come with commensurate onboarding assistance, which includes a fully developed knowledge base, live chat support, or full white glove onboarding assistance (with the Business plan or above.) Prestashop relies mostly on its community of developers and users for technical assistance, which can be hit-or-miss. So go ahead- try us out with the Free Plan, or dive in with the level of service your business needs, and we’ll help you hit the ground running!

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