Prestapyt is a library for Python to interact with the PrestaShop's Web Service API.
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prestapyt is a library for Python to interact with the PrestaShop's Web Service API.

Learn more about the PrestaShop Web Service from the Official Prestashop Documentation.

prestapyt is a direct port of the PrestaShop PHP API Client, PSWebServiceLibrary.php

Similar to PSWebServiceLibrary.php, prestapyt is a thin wrapper around the PrestaShop Web Service: it takes care of making the call to your PrestaShop instance's Web Service, supports the Web Service's HTTP-based CRUD operations (handling any errors) and then returns the XML ready for you to work with in Python (as well as prestasac if you work with scala).


The easiest way to install prestapyt (needs setuptools):

easy_install prestapyt

Or, better, using pip:

pip install prestapyt

If you do not have setuptools, download prestapyt as a .tar.gz or .zip from Prestapyt Source Archives, untar it and run:

python install


Message as xml

from prestapyt import PrestaShopWebService
prestashop = PrestaShopWebService('http://localhost:8080/api', WEBSERVICE_KEY)

Message as dictionary

from prestapyt import PrestaShopWebServiceDict
prestashop = PrestaShopWebServiceDict('http://localhost:8080/api', WEBSERVICE_KEY)


Get all addresses

prestashop.get('addresses') # will return the same xml message than'addresses')

Note: when using PrestaShopWebServiceDict'addresses') will return a list of ids.

Search with filters'addresses', options={'limit': 10})'addresses', options={'display': '[firstname,lastname]', 'filter[id]': '[1|5]'})

For additional info check reference for the options.

Get single address

prestashop.get('addresses', resource_id=1) or prestashop.get('addresses/1')

returns ElementTree (PrestaShopWebService) or dict (PrestaShopWebServiceDict).

You can use the full api URL


Head request


Manipulate records


prestashop.delete('addresses', resource_ids=4)

Delete many records at once

prestashop.delete('addresses', resource_ids=[5,6])

Add record

prestashop.add('addresses', xml)

Edit record

prestashop.edit('addresses', xml)

Get model blank xml schema

prestashop.get('addresses', options={'schema': 'blank'})

Add product image

file_name = 'sample.jpg'
fd =, "rb")
content =

prestashop.add('/images/products/123', files=[('image', file_name, content)])

API Documentation

Documentation for the PrestaShop Web Service can be found on the PrestaShop wiki: Using the REST webservice


Thanks to Prestashop SA for their PHP API Client PSWebServiceLibrary.php

Thanks to Alex Dean for his port of PSWebServiceLibrary.php to the Scala language, prestasac from which I also inspired my library.

Copyright and License

prestapyt is copyright (c) 2012 Guewen Baconnier

prestapyt is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

prestapyt is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with prestapyt. If not, see GNU licenses.