When you launch your e-commerce, one of the first challenges you will face will be to select the CMS platform with which to carry it out.

Magento and Prestashop are nowadays two of the most used ecommerce supports in the market.

We know that both platforms won’t be familiar to you. Thus, here you have a special post where we are going to analyse similarities and differences of both platforms. Here we go!

Functional characteristics of Prestashop

Ecommerce Prestashop’s Pack counts with an amazing number of 310 functionalities. All these functions are free and easy to install. We highlight the following:

  • Catalog and site administration.

  • Product display Optimization for search engines.

  • Shipping, payments and purchase completion.

  • Marketing.

  • Start of client session.

  • Translations Security.

  • Analysis and reports.

  • Multi-store administration.

To know more accurately the tasks including in each functionality we recommend you that you click on the following link.

Functional Characteristics of Magento

As with Prestashop, it is programmed in PHP and MySQL. In the case of Magento we would like highlight the following features:

  • Catalog and site administration.

  • Wish list and product comparison.

  • Mobile commerce.

  • Internationalization support.

  • Product display.

  • SEO optimization for search engines.

  • Shipping, payments and purchase completion.

  • Marketing.

Do you want to learn more about Magento? Here you have their website.

Similarities between Prestashop and Magento

 Both content managers have similar characteristics. They resemble in:

  • Both were conceived as ecommerce creations platforms.

  • Both Prestashop and Magento need a hosting to be launched normally.

  • They are versatile in design and performance thanks to the large number of templates they have. In turn, it should be noted the large range of extensions and plugins that will keep your e-commerce updated with ease.

  • Satisfactory SEO optimizations.

  • And most importantly, in both cases the figure of the programmer takes on a greater role. Without them, your ideal e-commerce would not be possible.

Differences between Prestashop and Magento

However, despite having many aspects in common, between Prestashop and Magento we found quite significant differences.

The first one is found in the price. In a store made with Prestashop it is less expensive if we want to face a small project. However, we believe that for stores with more complexity it would be interesting to conceive it with Magento. Despite the perceived difference in the price range, it is an interesting option for the long-term maintenance of the same.

Another aspect that you should take into account is the economic model. With Prestashop there is a greater tendency to pay for modules in case you want to improve the basic features of your store. That is to say, when the project grows you have to make a bigger outlay of money than with Magento.

Finally, mention that another aspect to consider are the accommodation costs. Magento needing more features will require a VPS hosting (or private virtual server). In this case Prestashop would be a cheaper option thanks to the price of its hosting and implies fewer resources.

Deciding which of the two options best suits your business is always a difficult task.

However, if you want it, you have potential, business vision and most importantly, a team that supports you (not only economically, but in the technical aspects of the project), the purpose will be much easier.

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