One of the great features of PrestaShop is called "multistore", meaning the ability to manage multiple shops from the same back office.
Thanks to this feature, you can manage many customized shops, which share many common elements. For more efficiency, you can even create groups of shops.
You may find yourself wanting to use the multistore feature, when in fact it is not necessary. For instance, if you want a multilingual shop, or if you need to use more than one currency, or if you would like to have a different graphic template for each category.
Here are two questions that you should ask yourself before deciding to enable the multistore feature:
If the answer is 'no' to both questions, then the multistore feature is not for you.
Turning your single-shop PrestaShop installation into a multi-shop one is very simple:
There you go: the multistore feature is now in place, starting with the addition of the "Multistore" page under the "Advanced parameters" menu. This is the page were you will manage the various shops created with this PrestaShop installation.