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Shopware Migration with Netformic

We accompany your change to Shopware holistically

You want to change your e-commerce solution?

Are you looking for new growth potential? Want to break free from outdated technology? Do you want better usability and an online shop with a future-oriented strategy?

Regardless of your existing system, whether it’s Hybris, Magento, Shopify or woocommerce, we’ll migrate and optimize your digital sales channel so you can take full advantage of Shopware 6’s feature set.

Shopware Migration
Shopware Migration

Shopware 5 vs. Shopware 6

What's different?

The move from Shopware 5 to 6 is soberly considered not a migration in the true sense. In fact, it’s much more than a simple update, so you should consider it a high-priority project. This is because it takes a completely new technological and architectural approach, which is why it can almost be considered a new shop.

Shopware 6 Backend

Backend

The Shopware 6 backend has moved even closer to the PHP framework Symfony. Especially architecturally, a lot has changed here. Shopware now also relies on headless e-commerce. Thanks to the API-first approach, any number of interfaces and functions can be connected, making your new shop ready-to-scale and optimally prepared for the future.

Frontend

The old Shopware 5 frontend will be replaced by a new, much more modern one. The lightweight and fast Shopware 6 storefront is based on the framework Bootstrap and as further technologies vue.js and Twig are used for the templates. So it works perfectly on all devices and you have a flexible basis for your own themes.

From Shopware 5 to Shopware 6

For whom is the changeover suitable?

Now that Shopware 6 has reached a level of maturity to play to its strengths and advanced concepts over Shopware 5, you should look into it if you…
  • …you are faced with the decision to significantly expand your e-commerce activities

    This can be, for example, an increase in the degree of automation through additional system connections, internationalization, expanded brand shops, additional B2B in addition to B2C, replacement of a corporate website or development of a native app. In this case, even a slight increase in the investment budget may give you the opportunity to expand your options AND modernize your foundation by making the switch.

  • … want to strategically set up the medium-term planning of your grown e-commerce platform.

    From now on, the clear signal is that an upgrade to modern technologies with Shopware 6 should be evaluated when planning future expansion stages in order to determine and plan the right time for the next stage of evolution in your digital business. This way you can combine planning, strategy and modernity with efficiency and effectiveness.

From Shopware 5 to Shopware 6

This is how you make the switch!

Don’t worry! Despite the big changes mentioned above, you don’t have to start from scratch when switching, because some Shopware concepts remain. So you don’t have to learn all over again, but you can first continue to think about the known and then successively learn the new topics. Shopware also supports you with the database migration tool. Your existing Shopware 5 shop can be connected to the Shopware 6 development state, enabling parallel development of Shopware 6 with real data from the existing system.

Our approach to Shopware migration

Organisation

1. Requirements Analysis

At the beginning, we discuss with our customers the requirements that are to be met with the migration to the new platform, so that the online shop is optimally prepared for e-commerce of the future. For example, we identify what can be retained and where there is potential for significant improvement through migration.

Organisation

1. Requirements Analysis

At the beginning, we discuss with our customers the requirements that are to be met with the migration to the new platform, so that the online shop is optimally prepared for e-commerce of the future. For example, we identify what can be retained and where there is potential for significant improvement through migration.

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2. Interfaces

Shopware 6 is interface-based in every function thanks to the “headless” approach through API-First. The import of the data and all other functions run via interfaces, the frontend as the displaying system only hangs in front of it and communicates with the most modern backend of Shopware 6 also only via interface.

Flexibilität
Flexibilität

2. Interfaces

Shopware 6 is interface-based in every function thanks to the “headless” approach through API-First. The import of the data and all other functions run via interfaces, the frontend as the displaying system only hangs in front of it and communicates with the most modern backend of Shopware 6 also only via interface.

Shopware Relaunch

3. Data Migration

For this, we create the migration environment. In the process, we set up the new Shopware instance and install the Shopware Migration Wizard. This runs automatically, minimizes risks and migrates your product, customer and order data from A to B without any problems. The new instance can then be further developed based on the migrated real data – parallel operation of the old and new shop is therefore no challenge.

Even for the data that cannot be migrated automatically, we ensure that it is assigned to the new shop. This applies, for example, to shipping and payment methods or CMS pages. The latter are presented in Shopware 6 in the worlds of experience at the highest level.

Shopware Relaunch

3. Data Migration

For this, we create the migration environment. In the process, we set up the new Shopware instance and install the Shopware Migration Wizard. This runs automatically, minimizes risks and migrates your product, customer and order data from A to B without any problems. The new instance can then be further developed based on the migrated real data – parallel operation of the old and new shop is therefore no challenge.

Even for the data that cannot be migrated automatically, we ensure that it is assigned to the new shop. This applies, for example, to shipping and payment methods or CMS pages. The latter are presented in Shopware 6 in the worlds of experience at the highest level.

4. SEO Relaunch

Together with your SEO experts, which you have e.g. internally or through an existing SEO agency, we ensure in a coordinated procedure that as much as possible of the existing SEO ranking of the old shop is also taken over directly to your new shop. This is an extremely relevant figure for the success of your new online shop. If you haven’t hired SEO experts yet, we’ll work with our sister agency, the Klickpiloten, on your SEO relaunch.

Wettbewerb
Wettbewerb

4. SEO Relaunch

Together with your SEO experts, which you have e.g. internally or through an existing SEO agency, we ensure in a coordinated procedure that as much as possible of the existing SEO ranking of the old shop is also taken over directly to your new shop. This is an extremely relevant figure for the success of your new online shop. If you haven’t hired SEO experts yet, we’ll work with our sister agency, the Klickpiloten, on your SEO relaunch.

Visionär

5. Options for your digital roadmap

Thanks to this modern approach, your new online shop offers all options for future expansion. Conceivable is: Internationalization, expansion to a marketplace, integration of PIM and MAM systems, automation of print, integration of mobile apps, data glasses or social media. Through “Headless” & API-first you can integrate any channels and play your products through them – so you sell through your Shopware system where your customers are on the move. More about the latest Shopware 6 features here.

Visionär

5. Options for your digital roadmap

Thanks to this modern approach, your new online shop offers all options for future expansion. Conceivable is: Internationalization, expansion to a marketplace, integration of PIM and MAM systems, automation of print, integration of mobile apps, data glasses or social media. Through “Headless” & API-first you can integrate any channels and play your products through them – so you sell through your Shopware system where your customers are on the move. More about the latest Shopware 6 features here.

Learn more about shopupdates,
relaunches and migration

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You are looking for a partner for your Shopware migration?

    Timo Weltner
    Timo Weltner

    CEO &
    Founder

    Since 2002, the digitization of innovative companies has been our mission. We are a certified Shopware Enterprise Partner and your external digital unit for developing sustainable, scalable platforms, digital products and e-commerce solutions.

    Our range of services includes enterprise e-commerce platforms B2B and B2C, development of digital services, refactoring of IT landscapes and further development of existing enterprise solutions. Open communication at eye level and continuous learning from each other characterize our cooperation with all stakeholders.

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