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Here you will find the latest information about Shopware and details about all innovations relating to the Shopware universe.


Shopware, the leading German provider of e-commerce solutions, and Mollie, a Dutch provider of smart payment services, join forces. Shopware users will therefore be able to integrate Mollie into their shops.


Shopware, one of the leading open source ecommerce platforms, and Mailchimp, a leading platform for marketing automation tools, have established a strategic partnership to offer a free Mailchimp integration for Shopware.


Schöppingen / London 12.08.2019 – today sees the release of Shopware 5.6, the latest version of Shopware’s “5” product line. The release shows that the current version is still a high priority for the manufacturer despite the forthcoming release of Shopware 6. The release is intended to act as a link between Shopware 5 and the new technology.


Shopware senior management is preparing for the future: Three new directors – Herbert Lefering, Jörn Paulsen and Josua Seiler – will strengthen the management team with immediate effect. The managers each have experience in online retail and come from comprehensive technical or sales backgrounds. Stefan Hamann and Sebastian Hamann, who will jointly manage shopware AG, will become members of the Management Board.


shopware AG has released the Early Access Version of Shopware 6. Following the Developer Preview, available since the announcement of Shopware 6 in May, the new release now also provides the general public with a first impression of what is on offer, with the opportunity to take advantage of the new technology at an early stage.


Shopware held the largest Shopware Community Day of all time with 2,500 visitors last Thursday at the Landscape Park (Landschaftspark) in Duisburg, Germany. The highlight of the ninth edition, the theme of which this year was “Journeys”, was the announcement of the latest software generation – Shopware 6 – by Shopware CEO Sebastian Hamann. While the top-class speakers Judith Williams, Heather Mills and Ken Hughes inspired the audience with their lectures, selected partners were invited to celebrate the second official presentation of the Shopware Partner Awards at the end of the trade fair day.


Shopware introduced the next generation of their software at the Shopware Community Day. Shopware 6 is built on an entirely new technical basis and has been developed from scratch following an approach that allows the implementation of any conceivable form of eCommerce project. Focussing on maximum freedom through automation and networking, Shopware has effectively evolved from a “shop system” to a comprehensive “eCommerce system”. Shopware wants to provide retailers with a platform that acts as a technological hotbed for diverse business strategies and open up previously untapped growth opportunities.


The organisers of Shopware Community Day 2019, which will be held on 23rd May at the Landscape Park (Landschaftspark) in Duisburg, Germany, have confirmed the first top speakers. Judith Williams and Heather Mills will give 2,500 anticipated visitors insight into their personal success stories from the main stage, and the traditional opening keynote speech will be held by Shopware CEO Sebastian Hamann for the first time.


Shopware has been certified by Fokus Zukunft as one of the first CO2 neutral IT companies. Through supporting a eucalyptus reforestation project in Uruguay, the approximately 300 tons of CO2 produced annually by the company will be fully offset.


Today, Shopware announced ticket sales for the Shopware Community Day on 23 May 2019 are officially open. With more than 2,500 expected visitors, this is not only one of the most important industry events in eCommerce, but this 9th edition will also be the largest Community Day of all time. As in the previous year, the SCD will again be held at the Landscape Park (Landschaftspark) in Duisburg, Germany.


Wiljo Krechting

Wiljo Krechting

Manager Public Relations

Wiljo Krechting is an eCommerce expert and Manager Public Relations at the eCommerce platform provider Shopware. The media professional has a master’s degree in political science and journalism from the universities of Münster and Melbourne, where he gained experience as a foreign correspondent for the publisher Axel-Springer-Verlag. Krechting has worked as a journalist at Rheinische Post, WELT, BILD, Hamburger Abendblatt and the Australian business portal theaustralian.com.