PrestaShop webshop development started in 2005 as a student project within EPITECH in Paris. The company, PrestaShop SA, was founded in 2007 by Igor Schlumberger and Bruno Lévêque.
PrestShop is a free, open source eCommerce solution written in PHP and supported by a MySQL database. Currently used by 250,000 shops worldwide and available in 60 different languages.
PrestaShop has more than three hundred built-in features for managing product listing, payments, shipping, manufacturers and suppliers. PrestaShop uses a web template system which allows users to customize store themes and add new features through add-on modules. The PrestaShop Addons marketplace provides a platform for third-party developers to sell themes and modules to merchants.