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.
We will update our product roadmap within the next couple of weeks.
With the new App System it is possible to develop extensions for Shopware Cloud and Shopware self-hosted. Actually an additional plugin has to be installed in the self-hosted version to use the App System, which is not convenient for self-hosted merchants. This is why the App System will get a part of the platform like the plugin system so it will be available out of the box and merchants can purchase and activate apps without the need of an additional plugin. The result is that all Shopware merchants (Cloud and self-hosted) will get the possibility to use Apps and Themes created via the App System. Extensions developers can develop the Apps and Themes in a local environment and make them available for both Cloud and self-hosted merchants.
To enrich the possibilities of app developers, we will add further features to the app system. This will include the option to add menu entries via an app, open the actual app inside a modal or enrich the CMS with an app.
Also, it will be made possible to build payment apps.
We want to give merchants the possibilty to update multiple orders and products at the same time.
This will help to reduce the time needed for order processing and to maintain products, especially for those merchants without additional ERP/PIM software.
The current honeypot integration does not reliably prevent spam. Therefore we want to add different possibilities to use a captcha of number/character combinations as well as a google captcha v3.
With the use of Elasticsearch, the performance can already be significantly improved today, especially with large amounts of data. With this initiative, we want to significantly improve the existing integration of Elasticsearch. Besides some bugfixes, we want to improve the indexing process which takes care of transferring the data to Elasticsearch.
When working with variants one needs to have a simple functionality to assign images to each variants It should be possible to assign images to variants directly in the variant listing of the product listing and the product details.
The performance of a store is one of the most important prerequisites for the acceptance of the webshop by customers. One way to ensure the speed of the store even in scenarios with many customers, e.g. during a promotional campaign, is the use of an HTTP cache.
With this initiative we want to improve the already existing HTTP cache in shopware in all aspects. Above all, we want to improve the cache management so that only the pages that are important are cached, without making the cache get bigger and bigger. Also the performance for the creation of the sitemap will be improved significantly.
As every merchants products are different, the requirements for the settings of a product also differ. The product configuration mask will be reworked and cleaned up.
Also, merchants will be able to edit the product mask to their needs by collapsing cards or using a simple mode.
It will be much easier to assign products to Sales Channels, by setting a default Sales Channel visibility for new products and a batch-assign feature in the Sales Channels.
CHANGE: Due to unforseeable difficulties there will only be some minor UI Changes in this release.
The promotions feature already gives a wide range of possibilities to set different kinds of discounts, might it be on single products, groups of products or shipping, on base of target groups or shopping carts or a lot more specifications. But due to the highly flexibility of the feature, it's not that easy to find the perfect settings.
Therefor we gonna simplify the whole process of setting a discount. -With the help of a wizard with predefined typical promotions (e.g. "Buy x, get y free") it will be much easier and faster to set up promotions.-
With the next iteration, the Rule Builder will be enhanced with numerous new features. The inclusion of custom fields, checking whether fields are empty, the ability to apply multiple conditions to a single product in the shopping cart and the use of strike prices will allow merchants to create even more customized rules.
To simplify the display of custom product options it's necessary to support nested line items in every view of the storefront. The hierarchical view of cart positions will be unified and available in every view. This includes the storefront, the administration, document and mails.
The migration assistant already helps store owners to migrate their products, orders, customers and much more from a Magento or SW 5 store to SW 6. But if someone wants to switch to our cloud solution, he doesn't have the possibility to do so. And vice versa, if a SW 6 cloud shop has growing requirements e.g. to individualize the shop, it's not possible to switch to a self-hosted SW 6 solution so easy.
Therefor the migration assistant gets updated with the possibility to migrate between a self-hosted SW 6 solution and the SW 6 cloud solution and vice versa.
Domains by Shopware will make it extremely easy for merchants to book top level domains such as "my-shop.com" or "my-shop.de". Top Level domains make a shop more trustworthy and help you to build a brand. With Domains by Shopware you no longer need to bring and connect your own domain - you can simply book a domain directly in the Shopware administration and we will take care of the rest.
With the Shopware App Store, you can already bring new functionalities and integrations to your cloud shop. Private Apps will additionally allow you to upload apps directly to your shop. This will not only allow for e.g. template modifications by the merchant but also for more complex customizations by e.g. shopware partners
Together with our partner Trusted Shops, we are developing a paid service that will not only increase the customers' trust in your store with the help of the popular Trust Batch, but will also help you to create legally compliant texts such as imprints, general terms and conditions or data protection declarations. This even includes assumption of liability for the legal texts.
It is already possible to integrate forms into any layout with the help of the Form element. The Form Builder will enable merchants to configure forms completely by themselves. Fields can be assembled into forms using drag & drop.
This feature will also be available in the Advanced Plan of the Cloud solution.
The enterprise search needs to adapt the changes of the elasticsearch integration of the platform.
In order to support the internationalization of our products, it is necessary that the B2B suite is ready for our focus markets. This epic make sure, that all translations will be part of the unified language plugin.
When working with shopping experiences it is necessary to create drafts for your newly content campaigns and release them when the campaign starts. This topic will cover the content creating in a drafting mode and a preview for shopping experiences that are not live yet.
When working with multiple users in the administration, it might be necessary to have some kind of release-workflow for new layouts and pages. With this feature we will implement a fixed workflow for shopping experiences as basic integration for the new workflow builder that will follow. This basic integration can later be used for several other entities like products, categories and so on.
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If you are missing a certain feature, it is best to have a look at our Shopware Store first. Maybe there is already a suitable and helpful app available.
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