PrestaShop announced today that it has integrated Moneybookers, one of Europe’s largest online payment systems, into the final 1.3 version of its e-commerce Open-Source software. This version of PrestaShop has been downloaded more than 20, 000 times since the first week of its publication.
Moneybookers, a new feature for PrestaShop users
Launched in July 2007, the e-commerce Open-Source software PrestaShop now has over 200 features. Used by more than 40,000 merchants worldwide, it has gathered a community of more than 100, 000 members who have already translated PrestaShop into over 45 languages. PrestaShop is one of the most used e-commerce Open-source softwares in the world, and is the market leader in several countries.
Moneybookers is a leading European provider of online payment solutions which enables merchants to make local payments in over 200 countries using 100 different payment options. Through a single interface Moneybookers enables easy and instant access to new markets, making it one of the most powerful and proven tools for increasing customer conversion rates, offering its customers what they need: a single, secure and fast payment.
Nikolai Riesenkampff, Moneybookers co-CEO said: “We are very pleased about this new partnership between Moneybookers and PrestaShop, one of the leading e-commerce Open-Source softwares in Europe. Our global network of payment options is an opportunity for PrestaShop merchants and will greatly contribute to the internationalization and expansion of their online business.”
The Moneybookers module, developed by the PrestaShop team, allows merchants to receive payments in real time in 42 different currencies through a fully integrated international banking network with PCI standards and safeguards. In addition Moneybookers gives merchants the opportunity to target its 14 million and more account holders for marketing purposes, and other benefits such as highly competitive charges and rigorous internal risk management as standard.
“The integration of the Moneybookers module by PrestaShop will allow merchants using our e-commerce solution to offer their customers an additional means of payment, opening up a range of different currencies, and increasing their conversion rates,” said Bruno Lévêque, PrestaShop Co-Founder.
A partnership dedicated to users
The integration of Moneybookers will also give the internationalization of PrestaShop a further boost as the payments system complements its standard functionality in terms of international payment means.
Through this partnership, merchants using PrestaShop will be able to receive optimized rates on Moneybookers’ services. In addition, Moneybookers offers a marketing consultation service with its professional team, inclusion in the Moneybookers Shopping Directory and in monthly newsletters sent to its wide customer base.
Founded by two passionate Internet and software tools for e-commerce professionals, Igor Schlumberger and Bruno Lévêque, PrestaShop offers a customizable Open-Source solution for all merchants who wish to develop an e-commerce website.
Freely downloadable, PrestaShop allows you to open an online store in just a few clicks, easily customizable via PrestaStore, the official marketplace proposing more than 700 extensions (modules, themes, logos…).
In December 2009, ecommerce-guide.com placed PrestaShop at the 7th rank in a global Open-Source e-commerce software ranking, making PrestaShop the e-commerce solution that experienced the largest increase ever recorded in one year in this classification. PrestaShop has also been nominated among 20 most innovative startups in the Open-Source field during the Open World Forum 2009 in Paris.