Prestashop may be free to download, but its users are faced with substantial costs in the long run. Since Prestashop is open source, you’ll need to pay for a hosting service, which can run anywhere from a couple hundred to a couple thousand dollars every year.
And the costs don’t stop there. Unless you’re comfortable with coding, to get your store up and running, you’ll need the help of web developers, IT specialists, and web designers. Plus, in order to supplement Prestashop’s barebones software, you’ll have to pay for numerous expensive add-ons that’ll quickly eat into your profits.
Prestashop not only charges customer $19.99 just for their user guide, but an additional hundreds to thousands of dollars on add-ons for essential features like Single Page Checkout, abandoned cart tools, and a customer loyalty program. 3dcart includes all of these features, plus much more, with every plan for free.
Planning on needing a little technical assistance? At Prestashop, you’ll have to pay anywhere from $699 to $1399 every year to gain access to their support, which limits help hours to 12 hours/year for their premium plan and 20 hours/year for their deluxe plan. 3dcart offers unlimited support for free, 24/7/365.
“I spent a month setting up my store and the following three months trying to fix their bugs. Prestashop is great in theory, but their slow load times, system overload errors, and ultra expensive add-ons make growing and maintaining a store impossible.”
– Ex-Prestashop customer
With an open source solution like Prestashop, starting an online store is tough work. Unless you have exceptional technical knowledge, you’re going to need to hire an IT professional to get your store off the ground. With 3dcart, you don’t need to have any design or programming experience, and setting up an online store takes just minutes.
3dcart supports more payment solutions than any other eCommerce platform. See a full list of payment providers here.
Prestashop integrates with 16 gateways, with additional providers available as add-ons for $29.99 to $449.99.
Open source eCommerce software can spell disaster for store owners when updates are released to the platform. These updates often make changes to security vulnerabilities and frequently cause issues with 3rd party add-ons that cause them to stop working. At 3dcart, you’ll never have to worry about updates breaking your store or your patience. Our expert team ensures your online store is always up and running around-the-clock, 24/7/365.
3dcart offers the most advanced features to subscribers of every plan
With out-of-the box features that adapt to complex business needs