The State of PrestaShop

PrestaShop is an open-source e-commerce platform that originated in France in 2005. PrestaShop supported over a dozen languages shortly after launch and has always had a strong focus on internationalization.

PrestaShop hosting is decentralized, so it is a little more difficult to identify all merchants using the platform. At present, we are aware of 190,478 live stores running on the PrestaShop platform.

Quarterly Growth

Here is the quarter-over-quarter growth of stores running PrestaShop.

Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
3,669
2017 Q2
6,037
2017 Q3
2,824
2017 Q4
2,031
2018 Q1
6,193
2018 Q2
38,675
2018 Q3
9,057
2018 Q4
9,302
2019 Q1
20,469
2019 Q2
8,925
2019 Q3
8,569
2019 Q4
8,584
2020 Q1
17,005
2020 Q2
7,003
2020 Q3
4,103
2020 Q4
5,939
2021 Q1 (to date)
74
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

It's hard to know exactly when a PrestaShop store was first created but we use a heuristic combining DNS and WHOIS data that provides a reasonable approximation.

Top Stores

Here are the top stores, powered by PrestaShop, ordered by worldwide store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Footshop
255
2020/02/07
DECATHLON® Singapore
351
2017/06/30
Footshop
822
2020/02/07
Decathlon Malaysia
852
2017/10/27
Decathlon Việt Nam
870
2018/01/05

New Stores

Here are the 5 highest-ranked new stores that are running PrestaShop.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
METLI System
647,076
2021/01/15
Kamishibai® Universe
1,207,178
2021/01/15
Motowurbs
1,503,531
2021/01/15
TEKHULA
1,524,982
2021/01/15
Ecosa
1,736,836
2021/01/15

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, PrestaShop has taken 414 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Collectors Firearms
8,055
BigCommerce
2020/12/11
SkinLab The Medical Spa
34,140
WooCommerce
2021/01/09
etoy.gr
40,421
WooCommerce
2020/11/22
EsigaramTR.com
62,565
WooCommerce
2020/12/10
BEST BIKES & FITNESS
63,996
WooCommerce
2020/10/31

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, PrestaShop has lost 846 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
154
33
17
4

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
The Pizza Company
3,041
nopCommerce
2020/11/12
Paradise Arcade Shop
10,005
Shopify
2021/01/07
iFixYouri
10,335
Shopify
2020/10/31
Cécile & Jeanne
19,511
WooCommerce
2020/12/15
Home page
23,653
Magento
2020/12/15

Category Breakdown

Here are the top 20 industry verticals for stores on PrestaShop.

Employee Breakdown

Here is the breakdown of PrestaShop stores by the number of employees.

Employees
Stores
1 - 9
350
10 - 24
130
25 - 49
81
50 - 99
45
100 - 249
30
250 - 999
17
1000 - 4999
3

Country Breakdown

PrestaShop is quite popular in Europe, which makes sense since the company is based in France.

Country
Stores
33,908
None
32,585
28,674
15,203
14,975
4,980
3,558

With a paid account, stores can also be segmented by region and city.

Social Media and Contact Info

Email and phone are the primary means of contacting merchants running on PrestaShop.

This is in contrast with merchants using other e-commerce platforms that have much higher usage of social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Type
Stores
Percent
Email
109,442
57%
Facebook
95,482
50%
Phone
81,283
42%
Instagram
56,833
29%
YouTube
22,647
11%
Pinterest
9,325
4%
Twitter
4,958
2%
LinkedIn
4,318
2%
Snapchat
101
0%
Tiktok
64
0%

Third-Party Technologies

Many PrestaShop merchants run third-party technologies on their store in addition to apps from the PrestaShop App Store. We're tracking 119 different technologies that have 247,992 collective installs on PrestaShop stores.

Here are the top 10 third-party technologies, ordered by number of installs, across all PrestaShop stores.

Technology
Stores
47,068
7,138
6,736
4,539
4,496
4,310

Top-level Domain Distribution

Most PrestaShop stores use a .com domain. This is not surprising since alternate top-level domains have only recently been introduced and there is still a certain cachet associated with .com domains.

That said, you'll find stark regional differences in certain countries. In Australia, .com.au is the most common top-level domain. This is the exception however as .com domains dominate in virtually all other countries.

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
72,860
.fr
19,042
.es
12,357
.pl
11,768
.it
10,145
.cz
5,018
.de
3,735
.eu
3,463
.ro
3,286
.nl
2,883

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