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The State of PrestaShop

PrestaShop is an open-source ecommerce 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 207,677 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
3,723
2017 Q2
6,213
2017 Q3
2,901
2017 Q4
2,091
2018 Q1
6,326
2018 Q2
38,581
2018 Q3
9,376
2018 Q4
9,584
2019 Q1
20,416
2019 Q2
9,447
2019 Q3
9,384
2019 Q4
9,647
2020 Q1
15,593
2020 Q2
8,509
2020 Q3
5,276
2020 Q4
9,229
2021 Q1
6,095
2021 Q2 (to date)
2,494
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
Farmalisto México
1,766
2018/12/28
Footshop
1,955
2016/12/30
Bijouterie en ligne OCARAT
2,230
2016/12/30
DOSFARMA
2,396
2016/12/30
Footshop
2,400
2018/02/09

New Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Everauty
922,997
2021/06/18
My Store
1,165,295
2021/06/18
Tikorg
1,444,396
2021/06/18
bamirza.com
1,695,035
2021/06/18
www.sexplace.com.ar
1,753,376
2021/06/18

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, PrestaShop has taken 680 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Comfandi TiendaVirtual
11,394
Custom Cart
2021/06/18
www.livres-medicaux.com
24,602
Magento
2021/06/16
VIVIANO
64,608
Shopify
2021/05/10
226ERS
126,807
WooCommerce
2021/05/18
Nifeislife
131,469
Magento
2021/05/11

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, PrestaShop has lost 1,253 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Mr Toys Toyworld
3,467
Custom Cart
2021/06/18
Decathlon Sports Vietnam
17,838
Custom Cart
2021/06/12
Nutrimea
19,806
Bandcamp
2021/06/11
Golchha Computers
20,797
Shopify
2021/04/18
bhvapers.com
35,864
Custom Cart
2021/06/10

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
541
10 - 24
220
25 - 49
142
50 - 99
71
100 - 249
95
250 - 999
44
1000 - 4999
14
5000+
9

Country Breakdown

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

Country
Stores
None
53,782
29,914
23,838
15,277
15,075
4,622
3,718
3,418

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 ecommerce platforms that have much higher usage of social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Type
Stores
Percent
Email
121,230
58%
Facebook
103,123
49%
Instagram
62,219
29%
Phone
62,008
29%
Twitter
29,722
14%
YouTube
24,430
11%
Pinterest
9,783
4%
LinkedIn
5,669
2%
Facebook Group
749
0%
Tiktok
199
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 152 different technologies that have 371,192 collective installs on PrestaShop stores.

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

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
79,722
.fr
20,743
.pl
12,560
.es
12,331
.it
10,969
.cz
5,225
.de
4,041
.eu
3,809
.ro
3,513
.ru
3,067

Get more insights on PrestaShop stores

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  • Country
  • Third-party technologies
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  • Top-level domains
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  • Domain type
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