Use Shopware plugins for your online store - The 5 best plugins 2021
The modular online store system Shopware makes it easy for merchants to set up an individual web store. The system is browser-based, setting up the store is intuitive and in most cases only requires basic programming knowledge. If further functions such as payment with Paypal are required in the online store, extensions, so-called plugins, must be installed. Which are the 5 best Shopware plugins for your online store, we would like to present to you in this article. As a certified Shopware agency, we at EXWE not only support you in building your store, but are also specialized in the individual creation of plugins for Shopware 5 + 6 - for more information or a personal consultation. Feel free to contact us!
What you can expect
- What is a plugin anyway?
- A clear merchandise management system with the Pickware plugin
- Shopware Plugin magnalister as a gateway to other online marketplaces
- Hubspot plugin for excellent customer service
- Sell personalized products with the Bogx product configurator
- Google Tag Manager to analyze buyer behavior
- Where can I find Shopware plugins?
Before we tell you the best Shopware plugins for your online store, let's briefly summarize what a plugin actually is. A plugin is the extension of a software, one speaks here also of an additional module. The plugin is installed in addition to a software and fulfills a specific purpose that the original software does not yet cover, so the plugin does not work alone but only supplements. After installation, the main application takes the function of the plugin and executes it.
This blogpost is about plugins that add useful functionality to your Shopware online store. In total, there are over 3,500 Shopware plugins with a wide variety of functions. But if there are no plugins for a function you want, we can develop your own Shopware plugin. But more about that later!
As we already wrote in the article "Connecting retail and online trade", Pickware is a very helpful plugin. If you connect your Shopware store with Pickware, you will have a well-functioning inventory management system for your store. The plugin is available for Shopware versions 5 and 6 and the merchandise management system is integrated directly into Shopware through the plugin. Another system is not needed, which prevents errors due to incorrect synchronization. In addition to an integrated merchandise management, Pickware also offers solutions for warehouse, shipping and checkout system. The management of goods is facilitated: All data from your Shopware store, other marketplaces or from the stationary store are displayed bundled in one system. Thus, every process remains visible.
Another useful Shopware plugin is magnalister. Especially if you as an online merchant sell your products on other marketplaces or want to sell this plugin is a must, because magnalister represents the so-called interface to the various marketplaces and Shopware. You can use magnalister in Shopware to change the inventory on another marketplace such as otto.de without logging into the Otto marketplace. This makes management easier and is especially valuable when serving many marketplaces.
Where can I find Shopware plugins? Last but not least, you probably want to know where you can find Shopware plugins. That's easy: Shopware has its own store for plugins. There you can find all already developed plugins for your online store. Are you looking for a specific function or do you want to individualize your Shopware online store, but can't find the right plugin? Then we have the solution for you. We develop individual plugins for Shopware 5 and Shopware 6 according to your wishes. So you finally get the online store of your dreams.
With magnalister you can connect to the marketplaces Amazon, eBay, Etsy, METRO Marktplatz and real.de. In Shopware you upload your items centrally to sell them on all marketplaces. Prices and stock levels are automatically compared and synchronized. This prevents overselling and avoids annoying cancellations. The order status is also passed on to the marketplaces.
The attribute matching feature is also useful. As a merchant, this feature can save you a lot of time when processing product and variant attributes. This is because not all marketplaces have the same designations for the required item characteristics. Magnalister performs a correct listing of the products taking into account the marketplace requirements. So the Shopware plugin covers many important functions for selling on more platforms and makes your work as an online merchant easier. This makes it one of the best five Shopware plugins for us.
In addition to an organized merchandise management system and an efficient interface between Shopware and online marketplaces, a plugin for marketing your own customer base is indispensable. With the HubSpot plugin developed by us, you have a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) that simplifies marketing and customer service. All customer, order, shipping and payment data from your online store is automatically synchronized in HubSpot.
You can then use HubSpot as a marketing tool to better address your customers. You will find all important data clearly arranged and analyzed in our plugin. This helps you to create better marketing campaigns and generate more leads.
Do you have questions or are you interested in integrating HubSpot into your Shopware store? Then we are happy to help you! On request, we can also implement individual requirements for the plugin and adapt it to your needs.
An essential Shopware plugin for selling personalized products is the Bogx Product Configurator. For example, if you offer giveaways, printed products, clothing, furniture or similar in your Shopware store, then the Shopware plugin can be a support for you. So that your customer can configure the product according to his wishes, Bogx offers an easy-to-maintain configurator, which can be equipped with different product features and parameters. Depending on the selected configuration, the respective price is displayed. For example, if the customer selects a noble material, he can immediately see how his selection is reflected in the price.
For an appealing product detail page, images, graphics and texts can of course be added.The product configurator is customizable. Among other things, you have the option to create configurations with or without dependencies for your products. You can also choose from several templates, for example to enable a "step-by-step" or a "one-step" configuration. You can even specify a quantity pricing scale.
The Google Tag Manager plugin with E-Commerce Tracking and Enhanced E-Commerce Tracking in Google Analytics allows you to better analyze your target audience by collecting all the relevant data and presenting it to you in a clear way. This way you can find out who your target group actually is and how they became aware of your products or your online store. With the help of this data, you can discover potentials and find out which measures can make your online store even more successful.
Enhanced e-commerce tracking provides you with important data even before the purchase is completed, helping you to optimize the buying experience for your customers. Furthermore, you receive important information about the gender, age and origin of your customers. The many insights help you with your marketing. Use the data to create a target group for your next advertising campaign that matches the profile of your existing customers. Or send a discount code to customers who still have items in their shopping cart if they haven't completed their purchase yet.
Last but not least, you probably want to know where you can find Shopware plugins. That's easy: Shopware has its own store for plugins. There you can find all already developed plugins for your store. Are you looking for a specific function or do you want to individualize your Shopware online store, but can't find the right plugin? Then we have the solution for you. We develop individual plugins for Shopware 5 and Shopware 6 according to your wishes. So you finally get the online store of your dreams.
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