Which one is the best? It is the first question when you decide to invest into a thing between two or more. In this case, it is the first question that is asked when planning to have a development team handling your e-commerce website.
The straightforward answer and to the point is this: Prestashop and OpenCart both are best, but a few things differentiate them and you can make your decision regarding those options.
OpenCart by default is full of great features. It is an open-source shopping cart system built on PHP/MySQL code, with a codebase that is somewhat easy to understand. It comes with a very intuitive user-interface as well as a big number of extensions. If you want impressive site speed, know that OpenCart is running on AJAX technology, a lightweight eCommerce solution. It offers a basic set of features, which includes catalog functionality and a good mechanism for order processing. It contains a multitude of default Shipping and Payment systems and it is a perfect solution for small businesses and medium e-commerce stores.
The overview of OpenCart features looks like this:
– unlimited products
– unlimited manufacturers
– more than 20 payment gateways
– product ratings and reviews
– multi currency
– a lot of templates and the possibility of customizing the templates
– you can manage multiple stores at once, from a single dashboard.
Prestashop is also an open source platform with a codebase more complicated than OpenCart, but it catches your attention with the huge number of templates that it offers. You can use it in the cloud or it can be downloaded for use on the website. It is used by thousands of business organizations or entrepreneurs over the world. If choosing this solution, you can see that your eCommerce website can be built from scratch, because it allows developers to build infinitely customizable sites.
The overview for Prestashop features looks like this:
– powerful store builder
– ecommerce SEO
– shipping configurations
– powerful set of integrations
– over 50 payment solutions and gateways
– tax rules that can be configured
– very easy to use customer checkout
In conclusion, the decision can be made regarding these thoughts: you can choose whatever platform suits you best, both are recommended by us from the point of their main features. One is excelling in some areas and the other offers benefits in others. They are both powerful ecommerce tools, both are a really good start into your business adventure and you will not be disappointed by any of them.
If you don’t know which one suits your future business plan, don’t hesitate to contact us.