PrestaShop vs Shopify. What to Choose & How to Migrate In 2022

PrestaShop vs Shopify. The Basics

Why Stick With PrestaShop?

  1. Perfect for startups and pilot projects as a result of its low budget requirements;
  2. The highly active developer community, so you’re able to find assistance from active users in the forums with any problem that you might have;
  3. Open source, cloud-based platform with more than 5000 modules and themes.
  1. It’s tough to put Prestashop in the middle of a multi-channel business due to security risks;
  2. Limited integrations with a hosted version;
  3. No customer service and the expensive support packages require additional payments, which may be out of your budget;
  4. You can find all-inclusive solutions with a more consumer-friendly interface, hosting, domain names, and security included;
  5. Bugs and glitches: modules don’t always work smoothly with each other, upgrades don’t always perform in the right way.

Why Stick With Shopify?

  1. Shopify can boast a great community of enthusiasts willing to help you and excellent customer support, available 24/7;
  2. Swift and straightforward for setting up and using;
  3. 100% mobile responsiveness, iPhone and Android apps allowing you to manage your store on the go, whatever you do;
  4. Included software and hosting, eliminating all tech worries;
  5. The sensitive clients’ information is reliably saved under seven locks — one more advantage of the hosted solution;
  6. 1200+ fully customizable themes and templates to fit with your brand identity and originality;
  7. App Store (4,500+) is a mother lode for enhancing your eStore functionality. But note: over half of them are charged for;
  8. SEO and marketing tools enable you to rank higher in search results and not to pull down the virtual shutters in no time;
  9. Abandoned checkout cart recovery service which automatically tracks and emails potential customers to remind them to complete their purchase to increase your sales.
  1. Not every platform is perfect. Shopify requests a 0,5–2% transaction fee in addition to your payment gateway fee;
  2. The platform doesn’t allow various types of content, as blog layouts are quite limited, so you’ll have to integrate with Tumblr, Squarespace, or different blogging resources.

If the Price is Of Concern

Design and Customization

How to Migrate from PrestaShop to Shopify?

  • It’s secure for the eCommerce data provided for the transfer.
  • It is easy to export data even for non-tech-savvy customers.
  • No downtime of your current e-store during the whole migration process.
  • Migration preview available.

A Quickstart Guide to Migrate Your Store to Shopify

Set up the Source & Target Carts

Select Entities for Data Transfer

Start Free Demo and Launch Automated Shopify Migration

PrestaShop to Shopify: Final Verdict




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