Shopware 7? Release date, features and more

by Meike Müller

Shopware 7 release: what you can expect

The Shopware store system is constantly evolving. With a market share of 12.2% among the top 1,000 online stores with the highest turnover in Germany, Shopware is the most popular store system and is used by many store operators to offer users a great shopping experience. The latest major version, Shopware 6, is already four years old. So it's no wonder that many store operators and developers are already thinking about Shopware 7. In this blog post, we would like to give you an overview of the current status of the store system and the possible developments with Shopware 7. So stay tuned if you're just as excited about the Shopware 7 release as we are!

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What to expect in this article:

The current Shopware version

The Shopware store system for e-commerce stores already exists as Shopware 6 version. Since the first release in the early access version in July 2019, many other changes have been made, each of which is recorded in the Shopware 6 changelog. The latest version of Shopware 6, Shopware, was released on October 4, 2023. If you have already migrated to Shopware 6, you can simply update to the new versions. For the update from 6.4 to 6.5, there are instructions on the Shopware website that explain exactly what you need to consider. For example, all extensions must be temporarily deactivated.

What is the Shopware roadmap?

In the Shopware roadmap, which can also be found online, store operators and developers can find all planned developments, improvements and new functions that are due in the future or are already being worked on. On the Shopware website, you can then read in the "Ongoing" categories what is currently being worked on or has been released within the last two months. "Next" contains all planned tasks or topics that will be processed once all to-dos from the "Ongoing" category have been completed. In "Future" are topics that the Shopware developers already have in mind. You can also give feedback here at any time on what you would like to see on these topics.

Shopware 7 release: This could be coming

Of course, we can only guess what changes and functions Shopware 7 will bring. The features already planned in the Shopware roadmap are promising and also suggest an exciting Shopware 7 that will further optimize online commerce for you as a store operator. Because the needs of users are constantly changing and technological development is also constantly advancing, the demand for a new Shopware version is also constantly increasing. Unfortunately, a release date is not yet known and Shopware 7 has not yet been announced.

The Shopware store system is now offered in three different price models: Rise, Evolve and Beyond. All models have a different scope of services and so the planned updates in Shopware 6 are not always available for all three models. However, you can also see which version the update is being developed for in the roadmap by looking at the badges. For Shopware 7, it can be assumed that not all functions will be available in every price range and that the differentiation into different models will continue.

The advantages of upgrading to the latest Shopware version

In almost all cases, we recommend that you run your Shopware store on the latest version. There are various reasons for this. So when it comes to the Shopware 7 release, you should migrate as quickly as possible. Because with the latest Shopware version, you can benefit directly from all the improvements and newly added functions and thus improve your user experience and efficiency. Of course, updating also makes sense in terms of security patches, improvements and security updates. In addition, the latest Shopware version is adapted to current technological developments, which can also increase the performance and scalability of your store. New versions will also perform better in terms of user-friendliness, adaptability and performance.

How long will Shopware 5 be supported?

By now, many store operators should have already switched from Shopware 5 to Shopware 6. If this is not yet the case for you, you should migrate quickly. This is because the Shopware developers have only made bug fixes, improvements and legally necessary changes until the end of July 2023. Security updates will also be made until the end of July 2024. After that, Shopware 5 will be discontinued, so it's best to migrate now to take advantage of all the features and improvements of Shopware 6! The Shopware migration assistant is a migration tool that you can find in the Shopware Store to help you update your store system. Of course, you are also welcome to contact us, as we will be happy to help you update and optimize your online store.

Our conclusion on Shopware 7

No release of Shopware 7 is planned yet. However, we will definitely inform you about any new features that are planned for a Shopware 7 release. We will also be happy to assist you with the smooth implementation of the new Shopware version. After all, the effort involved in migrating from one version to a completely new version should not be underestimated. This has already been demonstrated during the migration from Shopware 5 to 6. So if you need support with the changeover or other challenges with Shopware such as configurations, error messages, etc., you can contact us as a Shopware agency at any time.

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from 24.10.2023

Hello, my name is Meike. I take care of the EXWE back office and am responsible for our social media channels. All of our articles are meant to make your life easier and help you make decisions. Nevertheless, it can happen that something remains unclear, so: If you have questions about this article you can easily reach me at +49 231 93149827.

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