PrestaShop have announced a new partnership with eBay, the two companies have agreed to expand their partnership and business development activities into Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This follows successful partnerships between the companies in France, Italy, Spain and the UK.
It’s worth noting upfront that Prestashop is open source and free. You’ll need some hosting but they say that you can download their software and get an online store up and running in just 15 minutes.
Merchants using PrestaShop can integrate their online store with eBay to expand their online sales. Merchants can select some or all of their product categories to share on eBay and can customize the product information, and fully manage the store inventory between both platforms.
PrestaShop has one of the world’s largest open source communities dedicated to ecommerce technology. With more than 620,000 members located all over the world, the community includes a mix of merchants, developers, web agencies and industry partners. Since 2007, PrestaShop’s open source software has been downloaded almost 4 million times, more than 185,000 stores run on PrestaShop technology.
“We are very pleased that PrestaShop has now expanded its cooperation in Germany, Austria and Switzerland,” said Daniela Nalesso, Head of Partner Business, eBay Germany. “Retailers now have the opportunity to open up one more distribution channel, thus reaching more buyers with a free integration of eBay in the PrestaShop platform. The success in other European countries has shown that more and more retailers are seeing multichannel trade as a possibility of expanding their business and providing their customers with a seamless and easy shopping experience.”
The eBay module is available on the PrestaShop Market Place at no cost. For users of version 1.5 or 1.6, the eBay module comes pre-installed in the PrestaShop software. After activation, the eBay integration is fully supported in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, France, UK, Italy and Spain.