PrestaShop announced the availability of the beta version of its cloud platform at the ecommerce Paris tradeshow during the keynote presented by Founder Bruno Lévèque and CEO Benjamin Teszner. The official launch will take place as soon as the development team agrees that the standard of excellence is reached. The revolution of this new beta version lies on the fact that it is free! Merchants have now the possibility to launch a fully hosted online store for free in a few seconds with just an email address and the name of the store. The cloud product runs on the exact same version of the Open source platform. Both solutions are fully responsive (front and back office) and can be accessed through a smartphone, computer or tablet anywhere and at any time. It is a movement towards the democratization of ecommerce for all.
Today PrestaShop powers 200,000 online stores in 165 countries. The software is one of the most international platforms, translated in 65 languages and has been downloaded more than 4 million times in more than 200 countries around the world. Together with the dedicated support of its 700 000 community members, PrestaShop stands firm on its 5 values - freemium, Open source, international, simplicity & power - in order to bring to life the democratization of ecommerce for everyone.