We made our first eCommerce site 18 years ago....

We did not plan to make modules

In PrestaShow we took our first steps with websites in 2004. There were two of us - a programmer and a graphic designer. Often, after school or in our free time, we did programming work: small scripts, portals and programs. We studied and read books about programming. We learned about graphic applications, HTML, CSS, JS and even a little PHP.

PrestaShow logo in 2014

In 2008, during a university fieldwork class in Bialowieza, we received an email with our first order for an online store. The world of eCommerce and how online sales work. We didn't yet know that the Internet would reinvent commerce. Intuition told us to specialize in store design, although there were no orders for stores at all. We started learning PrestaShop and several other store engines, of which there is no trace left today. We combined graphic designs from Photoshop into templates, and modified the core for client requirements. We implemented the first project for six months. It came out pretty well and before we knew it we had another client. We followed the principle that nothing is impossible, and the ability to implement a need is only limited by time. We became fond of Ecommerce, but had not yet considered designing modules....

PrestaShow in 2012

In 2012, we began a two-year period of painstaking work on PrestaShow. We wanted to have a business card personalized for Ecommerce. Initially, we focused on store implementations and fixes. We even created one module, allowing the admin to place banners in different places of the store. The module was used by one store and then by many forum users (FB did not yet exist in Poland). The module is still with us today and several hundred stores use it.

The templates didn't challenge us, and most web developers could handle them well. We saw in modules an opportunity for growth and a growing demand for ready-made solutions that help sell.

In 2014, we launched prestashow.co.uk. We offered a few simple modules. Each module sold made us immensely happy and allowed us to establish contacts with online stores.

Below is the first design of our store and the first PrestaShow logo.

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The prestashow.pl website in 2016

2018

In 2018, we launched international sales. There were more than a dozen modules in our store. We fully focused on developing the backend for maintaining the modules and providing support for users. We introduced a system of convenient updates and a system for managing licenses and new versions of modules. We standardized the code, started creating, commenting and documenting the code in English, and translated the front-end and administrative parts of the modules into Polish and English.

We launched international payments in the store in PLN, EUR, GBP and USD currencies. In the meantime, we brought the mobile version up to scratch and launched social media: Facebook and Instagram.

2019

In 2019, we released unique tools that allow 2-way integration: importing and exporting data to the online store. We had been building these two solutions since 2012, but it wasn't until 2019 that they became affordable enough for a novice store owner to start integrating their store with external tools and product providers.

Refreshed PrestaShow logo from 2019

We released a module for lossless eCommerce analytics working on Google API (PShowConversion) and several modules to help manage the SEO value of the store and improve the UX of online stores.

Google Integrator is today the best-selling module from our offer and is chosen by stores all over Europe.

All our solutions were (and still are) unique - unique on a global scale. Setting standards and expanding possibilities was our CEO's obsession :)

We developed a new category of modules that allow you to interact with your customers: the Affiliate Program and Loyalty Program modules allowed Polish entrepreneurs to implement solutions in their online stores previously available only to eCommerce market leaders with million-dollar development budgets.

2021

We already know what we do and we like it a lot. We find ourselves in the topics and needs of the eCommerce market. Our team consists of specialists spread all over the country. You can find 35 professional modules for online stores based on PrestaShop. The methodology of communication and remote work, which we have developed for nearly a decade, also allows our clients to develop skills in business, online sales and remote communication. We work conveniently for everyone.

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The prestashow.co.uk website in 2021

We invest in technology - we release more than 20 updates and new versions of modules every month. Each module develops in proportion to market demand to help sell more effectively and conveniently.

Stores that have chosen our modules also benefit from our programming and analytical support. For convenient after-sales and support communication, we provide a convenient and secure HelpDesk connected to the store, as well as the following systems: 1-click update and auto-backup module updates.

For agencies and freelancers interested in cooperation, we have launched a Partner Program that helps to conveniently implement our modules at preferred prices.

Us and Ecommerce after 2022

Dreams are the spark that materializes the world around us. We have ideas that we implement with vision and commitment. Ecommerce is an innovation and a great investment for us. The added value we can bring to this market makes us happy and drives us to action.

In the coming time, we will surprise you with tools that on their own will allow you to introduce industries to Ecommerce that have not had much to do with the Internet so far.

The prestashow.pl website in 2022. We are changing all the time....

How about... Convenient and self-service Cross-sell and Upsell - the kind with a real life, known from the largest sales portals. How about a module for local deliveries in-house? Or a multi-warehouse management of products managed directly from PrestaShop?

Since 2020, a small team has been working on PrestaShop integration with stationary stores and the restaurant and food industry. We will liberate restaurateurs by providing them with an ultra-professional and friendly tool to manage their online food sales.

For dessert, we will show the World something completely innovative: the PLANTER sensory growing system....

You set the goals, and we find the way to achieve them.

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Artur [email protected]

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