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The 10 most frequently asked questions about Shopware 6

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The modular store system Shopware has been on the market since 2004 and has been constantly developing since its release date. Through constant optimization, the store software has become one of the most popular on the German market. In May of last year, the Schöppingen-based company released the first version of the new Shopware6 store system and, with its appearance, raised a number of questions among Shopware users. Here we deal with the ten most common ones and try to give answers. Do you need help creating your online store with Shopware or do you have general questions about e-commerce? We will be happy to support you and your company from the construction to the subsequent support and monitoring of your online store.

What to expect
  1. What is Shopware 6?
  2. What makes Shopware 6 different?
  3. What is new?
  4. On which technologies is Shopware 6 based?
  5. What is the difference between Shopware 5 and Shopware 6?
  6. What happens with Shopware 5?
  7. As a Shopware 5 customer, do I have to purchase a Shopware 6 license?
  8. Can I update Shopware 5 to Shopware 6?
  9. Where can I see the development status of Shopware 6?
  10. Is the change to Shopware 6 worth it?

 

1. WHAT IS SHOPWARE 6 ?

Shopware 6 was designed to give its users more flexibility. Merchants are given the freedom with the shopware software to effectively adapt to the rapidly changing e-commerce world and provide the best possible shopping experience to their customers. The main focus of Shopware 6 has been placed on the user. The new version is easy to learn, flexible to customize and thus highly user-centric. This guarantees ease of use for your business.

 

2. WHAT MAKES SHOPWARE 6 DIFFERENT ?

As already mentioned, the demands and requirements of the users are in the foreground with Shopware 6. This is done through the flexible structure of the software.Various modules such as administration, front end and integrations such as ERP, CMS or PIM can be linked via API and thus adapt to the different. Company concept. Thus, the online store system is suitable for any size of company and can be adapted flexibly and across channels depending on changes in the market.

3. WHAT IS NEW ?

The most important innovations can be divided into five categories. With a clear backend with intuitive operation, Shopware 6 version has improved especially in the area of configuration. In product management, you can now integrate all sales channels, simplify product management through properties and variants, and create dynamic product groups. The Marketing & Design area shines with a central media management and offers discounts, promotions and experiences in the Community Package. Technologies such as Bootstrap 4, PHP framework Symfony, Vue.js and template engines such as Twig are integrated in Technology & Storefront. The Internationalization & Payment section has also been revised in Shopware 6 and now offers tax rates per country, different currency and an integrated Paypal module.

4. WHAT TECHNOLOGIES DOES SHOPWARE 6 BUILD ON ?

Its flexible architecture makes it much easier to get started with the software than before. Shopware has oriented itself to technological standards here, so less Shopware-specific expertise is required. Higher scalability and testability is also a plus for developers. The new version of the shopware software is optimally geared towards internationalization.

5. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SHOPWARE 5 AND SHOPWARE 6?

Shopware 6 is not simply a further development of Shopware 5, but has been redesigned from the ground up. The new technological basis serves as a foundation for the rapidly changing e-commerce. We have also prepared a detailed feature comparison between Shopware 5 and Shopware 6 for you - just take a look.

6. WHAT HAPPENS WITH SHOPWARE 5?

Shopware 5 users can breathe a sigh of relief. Since the release of Shopware 6, the company offers five years of Long Term Support and security updates. Regular, functional releases to Shopware 5 will also continue to be released. Nevertheless, the company notes that these measures are intended to pave the way for a user-focused switch to Shopware 6.

 

7. AS A SHOPWARE 5 CUSTOMER, DO I NEED TO PURCHASE A SHOPWARE 6 LICENSE ?

Shopware is also trying to accommodate its customers in this area. Owners of a running Shopware 5 domain get the opportunity to link a Shopware 6 staging domain to their existing domain, at no additional charge."This domain can be operated in parallel and migrated directly later, so that the live store can be converted to Shopware 6. An active maintenance contract is inherited as well."

 

8. CAN I UPDATE SHOPWARE 5 TO SHOPWARE 6 ?

Due to the completely revised, new technological core of Shopware 6, a simple update from Shopware 5 to 6 is not possible. You are welcome to use our support for the migration from Shopware 5 to Shopware 6 version.

9. WHERE CAN I SEE THE DEVELOPMENT STATUS OF SHOPWARE 6 ?

Here Shopware drives as before a transparent company policy and gives users an insight into the development and status of the software. The Shopware Roadmap provides live information on where the software stands, what is currently being worked on and what is planned for the future.

10. LAST BUT NOT LEAST - IS IT WORTH SWITCHING TO SHOPWARE 6 ?

Shopware 6 version is currently still at the beginning of the road, but suggests a high development potential for the future. A complete change is therefore only advisable when the version has been on the market longer and various optimizations have been made. Since, according to the manufacturer, the predecessor Shopware 5 will continue to be developed until July 2021, a smooth changeover is entirely possible. As a certified EXWE Shopware agency, we are your strong partner for all open questions about online store development and e-commerce - just contact us!

 
Source: Shopware AG
 
Meike
Meike
from 29.05.20 um 12:36

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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