What is PrestaShop?
PrestaShop is a free online e-commerce platform that you can use to create an online store. It’s an ideal solution for small and medium-sized businesses wanting to set up an online store.
Like WordPress Woocommerce, PrestaShop operates a freemium model. In other words, the basic platform is free to use, but you can purchase a range of themes and add-ons to customise your store.
What are the benefits of PrestaShop eCommerce?
Free to use
PrestaShop is an open-source solution that is free to download. Remember, you will need to pay for web-hosting.
PrestaShop can be beautifully customized using a range of different themes. These themes come in so many varieties, you’re sure to find something you love. PrestaShop also offers modules. By purchasing and adding modules to your site, you can create exactly what you want.
Because the PrestaShop software is a fully open-source, you have full access to the code and you can fully customise every inch of your design. If you have limited tech knowledge, you may need a web designer to help you integrate these modules. Or if you prefer, stick to one of the 3000 available themes.
Wide range of features
PrestaShop comes with over 600 features already built-in. You’ll find all the basics you need for running an online store and much more.
PrestaShop offers unlimited listings, so you can add as many items as you like to your store. You can sell digital products (like printable invitations, software, and apps). You can add charges for things like gift-wrapping, and provide customers with estimates on shipping. You can automatically email customers to let them know they’ve left items in their cart.
Easy payment processing
PrestaShop offers integration with a number of eCommerce payment gateways. Adding a payment gateway like Payflex to your site is easy and trouble-free.
What is an eCommerce payment gateway?
Once you’ve set up an eCommerce store using PrestaShop, Shopify, Woocommerce, Magento or another eCommerce platform, you’ll need to add a payment gateway to your site so that customers can pay you using their credit card. Payflex is one of the leading South African payment gateways. They offer seamless integration with all the top eCommerce platforms.
What is the best eCommerce payment gateway for PrestaShop?
Payflex is a secure, easy-to-use payment gateway that integrates with Prestashop.
Payflex is a South African payment gateway that can be added to your PrestaShop eCommerce store. You can use it to safely and securely accept credit cards, debit cards, and cheque card payments. Payflex also offers a ‘Shop now, Pay later’ option, allowing customers to make a purchase and pay it off over 6 weeks.
If you have a PrestaShop store set up, Payflex is the perfect eCommerce Payment Gateway. It’s easy to add Payflex payment functionality to a PrestaShop store.
We’ve developed a Payflex module especially for PrestaShop which easily integrates with your eCommerce store. Our developers can help you with any issues you may have, but adding the Payflex module is normally easy and hassle-free.
Sign up for Payflex
To get Payflex up and running on your PrestaShop store get in touch with us today. We’ll help you set up your merchant account and guide you through the process of integrating Payflex into your existing site.
If you’re just setting up your store, you’ll find that Prestashop and Payflex make a great combination for accepting payments in South Africa.
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