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Frequently asked questions

Shopware 6

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For every business model - whether B2C or B2B

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High performance and scalability

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For ecommerce in the cloud or on-premise

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For diverse sales channels and frontends

Why Shopware 6?

Among the shifting sands of evolving technology, we wanted to provide our users with a sustainable solution that could stand the test of time. Our next software generation – Shopware 6 – delivers a completely new technical foundation that offers more flexibility, less complexity, and is perfectly prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s technological world today.

Shopware 6 is our answer to the challenges of a complex, ever-changing ecommerce world - it gives you the freedom to leverage your growth potential and focus on the perfect customer experience. Regardless of place, time or end device.

What characterises Shopware 6?

As people evolve, so does their behaviour, expectations and requirements - and the flexible core of Shopware 6 can keep up with these changes.

Using the API, you can flexibly connect individual components – e.g. the storefront/administration, or even third-party solutions like ERP, PIM or CRM – within one centralised and integrated system. Whether smallest start-up or complex enterprise project, every retailer has the same opportunity to quickly react to market changes, create cross-channel customer experiences, and realise their growth potential.

Shopware 5

What will happen with Shopware 5?

The Shopware 5 line is a highly mature, stable, and feature-rich ecommerce solution that is currently being used by over 80,000 online merchants. Even after the release of Shopware 6, Shopware 5 will continue to be developed and supported for an additional five years. Regular releases are planned until the middle of 2021, security and important bugfixes until middle 2023, and security updates until 2024.

Due to the different architectures of the two systems, a major break between Shopware 5 and Shopware 6 cannot be avoided, and migration will not be possible with a single mouse click. However, one of our highest priorities is making sure that merchants have convenient migration paths for all use cases.

For Shopware 5 and all Premium Plugins we offer:

  • An additional 5 years of long-term support
  • Regular functional releases
  • Security updates
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Migration information

How do I migrate from Shopware 5 to Shopware 6?

Since Shopware 6 has a new technological core, a "one click" update from Shopware 5 to 6 is not possible. However, we provide each customer with an individual way to upgrade to Shopware 6.

How do I get migration support?

In our documentation we explain the different options for migrating to Shopware 6 detail. Should agency services be needed, specially trained Shopware partners are available to support the migration. As usual, the Shopware Academy will also be available with a wide range of training courses with the release of Shopware 6.

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Does Shopware provide a migration tool?

Yes, we have developed the so-called Migration Assistant, which establishes a connection between a data source (e.g. Shopware 5 shop) and Shopware 6 and guides you step by step through the migration process.

Further information can be found in the .


Where can I see the current development status of Shopware 6?

With openness as one of our core values, we will always provide you with a transparent overview of our product development. The Shopware Roadmap shows you what we are working on, what we want to tackle next, and what visions we have for the future.

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Ecosystem / Academy

Will Shopware 5 plugins be transferred into the Shopware 6 ecosystem?

Yes. Thanks to the early integration of plugin manufacturers, numerous successor plugins are already in development. The current status can be seen in the roadmap at any time.

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What are my learning resources for becoming Shopware 6 certified?

How do I gather the knowledge to become Shopware 6 certified?

Next to our extensive documentation about Shopware 6, we also provide numerous training opportunities. Courses and certifications for Shopware 6 are already available. The training catalogue will continue to be expanded in the course of the year. In addition, we offer you free online learning content through webinars or livestreams.

Editions and pricing

Which Shopware editions are available?

From the first business idea to household name: Shopware 6 offers suitable solutions for retailers at every step of the way, supporting your business model as it grows in the highly dynamic world of ecommerce. Customers can choose between Cloud-Solutions as well as self-hosted licences.

  • Community Edition
  • Starter Edition
  • Professional Edition
  • Enterprise Edition

All solutions are also available as rental licenses.

More information and pricing

I am a Shopware 5 customer - do I need to purchase a new Shopware 6 license?

Shopware 5 customers will be given the opportunity to link a Shopware 6 staging domain (at no extra cost) to their existing domain. This domain can be operated in parallel and migrated later so that the live shop can be converted to Shopware 6. An active maintenance contract is also carried over to the new shop.

Technology & features

What technologies does Shopware 6 rely on?

  • Symfony 4.2 as a full stack framework
  • Twig (template engine)
  • Bootstrap 4 (CSS framework)
  • Vue.js (administration)

What technologies does Shopware 6 rely on?

The architecture is flexible, making it much easier for developers to get started. It is also high-performance, standards-based and easy to maintain.

Additional benefits:

  • Less Shopware-specific knowledge required
  • Standards-based technologies
  • Better testability
  • Greater scalability
  • Perfectly prepared for internationalisation

What are the main new features of Shopware 6?

We have summarized the main new features in highlight tour.

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