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Shopware Roadmap

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.

Current

What we are working on right now, and what we have released in the past 2 month.

If you want to take a look on what we’ve released previously, take a look at the “Previously released” section.

  • New selection fields for Dashboard statistics Released
    New selection fields for Dashboard statistics
    Small improvements for the statistic module on the dashboard. We will show only paid orders and provide the possibility to select the date range for the dashboard Statistics.
    6.4.7.0
  • Bulk Edit for Orders and Products Released
    Bulk Edit for Orders and Products
    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.
    6.4.5.0
  • Dynamic Access Professional Released
    Dynamic Access
    This premium plugin will make it possible to show products and categories based on rules, e.g. for selected customer groups. In this way, products and offers can be presented in a way that is even more tailored to their target group.
    1.0.0 Professional
  • Rule Builder & Dynamic Product Group Improvements Released
    Rule Builder & Dynamic Product Group Improvements
    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.
    6.4.1.0
  • Flow Builder Webhooks Professional Released
  • Flow Builder Released
    Flow Builder
    The no-code Flow Builder facilitates our merchants to automate and easily adapt their business processes without programming knowledge. Our solution enables our merchants to capitalize on arising opportunities they had to pass on before and in general enables them to operate more resource-efficient through automation.
    6.4.6.0
  • Allow additional entities for import and export Released
    Allow additional entities for import and export
    We will add additional entities like promotion codes, orders and customers with default address for import and export.
  • Bulk Edit for Customers and Product Pricing
    Bulk Edit for Customers and Product Pricing
    As a further development of the initial integration of bulk edit, merchants will have the option of using bulk edit for the customer module. In addition, simple and advanced product prices can be changed with a Bulk Edit as well. This is again a significant time saver for merchants who perform price updates via the administration.
    100%
  • Bulk Edit Order Documents and Status Mails
    Bulk Edit Order Documents and Status Mails
    Merchants have the possibility to generate order documents via a bulk change, download them and send them directly with a status mail to the customer, if desired. It is also possible to configure whether any additional Flow Builder actions should be executed or not.
    53%
  • Admin search improvements
    Admin search improvements
    The admin search is an important tool for merchant in his daily doing. He should easily find what he is looking for and shouldn't be bothered with unnecessary information. Therefor he should be able define what he wants to search for. Also his settings and behaviour should be saved to the database, so that every admin user has his own preferences.
    100% 6.4.8.0
  • New premium theme: CINEMA Professional
    New premium theme: CINEMA
    Merchants will be able to work with a new premium theme for the Professional Edition to have a quick start in their online business. The Cinema theme design has a unique character and concept.
    100% Professional
  • Editable Social Shopping templates Professional
    Editable Social Shopping templates
    Merchants will be able to edit the templates of different social shopping platforms in order to add their custom content (e.g. legal texts).
    0% Professional
  • Handling and Sorting of Sales Channels
    Handling and Sorting of Sales Channels
    This will enable merchants to organize their Sales Channels by sorting and marking them as favourites.
    100% 6.4.8.0
  • Introduction of Private Apps in Cloud
    Introduction of Private Apps in Cloud
    With Apps from the Shopware 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
    44%
  • Easy Products Creation
    Easy Products Creation
    When creating new products, some fields currently have to be filled in that are not always necessary. The creation of new products via the administration should be made easier for new merchants through a reduction of mandatory fields and the expansion of standard values.
    100% 6.4.8.0
  • Delivery notice for EU geoblocking regulation
    Delivery notice for EU geoblocking regulation
    A store customer is already informed during registration or other touch points that a possible delivery to his desired address is not possible. 
    93% Scheduled Major
  • Improve internal and external linking
    Improve internal and external linking
    This will enable merchants to choose either to link to a category page, an external URL or to a landing page. With the help of a more visual selection, it will be more accessible to link to internal pages.
    0%
  • Error handling for shopping experiences
    Error handling for shopping experiences
    Merchants will be able to save layouts with placeholder elements and get visual feedback on why a layout cannot be saved. Missing entries will get marked in the layout as well as in the element settings so that they can be easily corrected.
    42%
  • Unified Refund Handler
    Unified Refund Handler
    A unified interface in transactions that allows our partners to implement a consistent experience for refunds in payment methods.
    0%
  • Improve orders UX in Administration
    Improve orders UX in Administration
    The order module is one of the most important modules for the merchants. By reworking the user interface and the usability, we want to ensure that the whole process of handling orders will get more convenient and a lot easier.  We will achieve this by restructuring tabs & cards and simplify working with the order states.
    58%
  • Automatic change of shipping & payment method
    Automatic change of shipping & payment method
    When a shipping or payment method isn’t avaliable anymore, the shop will change to the next available one without any user interaction.
    100% 6.4.8.0
  • Asynchronous payment flow with reference
    Asynchronous payment flow with reference
    With a new API-first approach, we are adding another asynchronous option to the already existing payment flows. With this, we enable client applications to initialise and execute payments themselves and to synchronise them with Shopware at a later point in the ordering process.
    79%
  • Rules are aware of their assignment
    Rules are aware of their assignment
    Not every Condition can be used in every context. With this feature, the Rule Builder will help merchants to identify which Conditions are available in which context.
    81%
  • Rule Builder List Items need to provide more informations
    Rule Builder List Items need to provide more informations
    The current Rule Builder List-Item-Dropdowns only provided one level of information, which makes it difficult for merchants to identify the correct elements. We add more informations to help merchants find the correct data to use in the Rule Builder.
    100% 6.4.8.0
  • Marketing rules for the Rule Builder
    Marketing rules for the Rule Builder
    The Rule Builder allows Merchants to check for discounts and goods more precisely
    42%
  • Import Export Improvements
    Import Export Improvements
    The import and export was closely tied to shopware's internal data structure. In this step we will remove the dependency on internal identifies like UUIDs and lay the base to enable merchants to import their data into shopware according to their needs and use cases.  
    91%
  • Extending Rule Builder assignments
    Extending Rule Builder assignments
    The overview in the Rule assignment tabs provide a basic functionality right now. With this feature we will extend the functionality here to enable merchants to better organize and manage their rule assignments.
    93% 6.4.8.0
  • Extended functions for import-export profiles
    Extended functions for import-export profiles
    The Import-Export profiles help merchants to handle regular data transfers. We will add additional functions to enable merchants to create and use profiles more safely and efficiently.
    100% 6.4.8.0
  • Delayed flow actions Professional
    Delayed flow actions
    The Flow Builder is able to delay flow sequences for later execution, so that you are able to define follow-up actions after an event has been triggered.
    8% Professional
  • Better Rule Builder condition naming
    Better Rule Builder condition naming
    The available conditions in the Rule Builder will continuously grow in the next iterations. With this step we will provide a more straightforward interface, which will help merchants to build the right rule
    36%
  • Basic Tag Administration
    Basic Tag Administration
    Currently shopware offers a flexible tag engine. With this feature, we will enable merchants to be able to remove and edit tags by providing a basic administration interface.
    9%
  • B2B Suite: Facelift Storefront Enterprise
    B2B Suite: Facelift Storefront
    The facelift of the B2B Suite makes it easier and faster for merchants, debitors, and sales representatives to find their way around, since it uses design components that are already familiar from the Storefront in Shopware.
    33% Enterprise

Next

What we are already planning to do after the current topics are finished.

  • Bulk Edit for Variants
    Bulk Edit for Variants
    Variants of a product can be edited via bulk edit. New filters in the variant overview also allow that only defined variant groups can be marked for a bulk edit. This can save a lot of time when editing a large number of variants.
  • Grouping of Sales Channels
    Grouping of Sales Channels
    The merchant will be able to assign and group the different Sales Channels to a brand.
  • Defining and add brands
    Defining and add brands
    Merchants will be able to manage and add their brands for Sales Channels easily.
  • Seamless Integration of Product Videos
    Seamless Integration of Product Videos
    Merchants will have a simple and intuitive way to upload product videos for the product detail page.
  • Property Sets
    Property Sets
    Individual product properties can be further grouped into sets to make it easier to create and assign properties to a product. In this way, similar property values can be distinguished more clearly from each other.
  • Price indication regulation Guideline (Directive 98/6/EC)
    Price indication regulation Guideline (Directive 98/6/EC)
    The merchant gets the possibility to maintain the lowest price in the administration. The information is always displayed if necessary in the storefront to fullfill the Amendment of Directive 98/6/EC Therefore, in the case of price reductions, in addition to the price reduction on the current price, the merchant must also indicate the lowest price of the goods in the last 30 days before the price reduction.
  • Main variant visualisation
    Main variant visualisation
    Variants in Shopware 6 work completely differently than in Shopware 5. In Shopware 6 everything is a variant and there is no longer a master product. In listings, however, it can be useful to display information such as a description or a generic image that cannot be assigned to a specific variant. Through this, we want to allow the merchant to display other information in the listing that describes the generic product in its entirely without referring to specific variants.
  • Global Visible Product Discounts
    Global Visible Product Discounts
    At the moment, discounts only become clear in the shopping basket. In the future, discounts will be displayed on every product to make the customer aware of the discount even before the cart is opened.
  • More configurable validation for address depending on country
    More configurable validation for address depending on country
    Different countries require address entries and validations in different formats. Therefore, it should be possible to configure these depending on the country.
  • Design Update for Document Templates
    Design Update for Document Templates
    Shopware provides templates for many essential business documents, such as invoices, delivery notes or credit notes. These are updated and undergo some detail improvements.
  • Fixed publishing workflow for Shopping Experiences Enterprise
    Fixed publishing workflow for Shopping Experiences
    When working together with multiple users, it is helpful to have some kind of release workflow for new layouts and pages. This implements a fixed workflow for shopping experiences, that enables merchants to control the publishment of a layout with a common review process. This basic integration can later be used for several other entities like products or categories.
    Enterprise
  • Visual upload progress in media
    Visual upload progress in media
    When it comes to uploading a lot of media it is crucial to see the progress in order to control if the upload is running successfully. This will add a progress bar to the media upload, which enables merchants to continue working on other tasks and check the status of the upload in between without having to switch to the media module.
  • Reusable blocks
    Reusable blocks
    Merchants will be able to save a custom configured block to reuse it in different layouts or positions. This includes all of the content and the made block and element configurations.
  • Custom default layouts for categories and products
    Custom default layouts for categories and products
    This will enable merchants to set a custom layout as the default layout for category and product pages. The layout assignment for shops with many products and categories is therefore more efficient and changes can be applied quickly on all pages.
  • AppSystem - CMS Elements
    AppSystem - CMS Elements
    One of the key features of Shopware are the Shopping Experiences. As we already have a lot of great plugins, we also want to enable app developers to extend the CMS. Therefore it will be possible for apps to bring their own custom elements to the Shopping Experiences.
  • Offsetting vouchers and shipping costs
    Offsetting vouchers and shipping costs
    The offsetting of vouchers with shipping costs can be individually controlled by the merchant based on rules and is transparently displayed to the customer in the cart.
  • Automatically calculated surcharges
    Automatically calculated surcharges
    Automatically calculated shipping surcharges based on rules, e.g. for bulky goods, goods with a high insurance value or export goods, can be managed independently by the merchant and are displayed transparently to the customer in the cart.
  • Rule Builder Preview Enterprise
    Rule Builder Preview
    Building a Rule is a complex and difficult task. So is checking if a Rule is working as intended. We will add a tool, which helps merchants to test a Rule before actually applying it.
    Enterprise

Future

What we also already have on our mind. Feel free to give Feedback on what’s important to you here.

  • Bulk Edit Order Status Mapping
    Bulk Edit Order Status Mapping
    In order to change the status of more orders that have different initial statuses, several target statuses can be defined directly via a status mapping. In this way, several orders status updates can be processed in one step with a bulk edit.
  • Mail templates for brands
    Mail templates for brands
    This will enable merchants to select a brand for each mail template for a unique presentation.
  • Mail configurations for brands
    Mail configurations for brands
    Merchants will be able to set a different email sender address for each Sales Channel. It will be possible to manage the email settings in the Sales Channels area.
  • Address configuration for brands
    Address configuration for brands
    Merchants will be able to set a different address for each sales channel or use the brand's business address.
  • Product Comparison
    Product Comparison
    The properties of similar products can be compared in the storefront. This gives the customer a good overview of how the products differ. Products can not only be compared and purchased via the listing but also directly via the product detail page.
  • Product Bundles Professional
    Product Bundles
    With this feature, merchants are able to provide their customers ready-to-buy bundles (with and without discounts) and increase their sales revenue.
    Professional
  • Improve delivery time
    Improve delivery time
    It's quite useful to display delivery times in the storefront. The difference between preparation time and shipping time is not clear in the storefront yet. With this epic we want to improve the delivery times.
  • Customer specific prices Enterprise
    Customer specific prices
    Merchants can assign large price lists to a customer via the API. This way, customer-specific prices can be defined, so that each customer is offered prices that are specially calculated for him.
    Enterprise
  • Additional Product Ressources and Downloads
    Additional Product Ressources and Downloads
    Additional files or information can be added to a product. For example, operating instructions and other attachments can be easily offered for download on the product detail page.
  • Order Status per line / Partial Cancellation
    Order Status per line / Partial Cancellation
    Every shop owner has to deal with returns and cancellations. Currently one needs to cancel the whole order and partial cancellations are not possible. With this epic we want to introduce a workflow on how to create partial cancellations in shopware.
  • Login as Customer from Customer Overview in Administration
    Login as Customer from Customer Overview in Administration
    In case of questions from customers it is helpful for support of shops to login as the customer to have the same view. Therefor a customer can request support with view access from the profile page. An administrator of a shop can work on this request and access the customer view quickly from the administration.
  • Admin: Support multiple deliveries
    Admin: Support multiple deliveries
    When working with orders it's quite common that some orders will be shipped in different packages, therefore an order can have multiple deliveries. We want to make sure, that shop owners can set up multiple deliveries for their orders in the administration and maintain them.
  • Spacing options for blocks and elements
    Spacing options for blocks and elements
    In order to create better customer experiences, the element and block settings will be enhanced. Merchants will be able to configure inner and outer spacing on block and element levels in order to individualize blocks. In order to be able to create a neat design, it will be possible to display the layout grid as visual guidance.
  • New layout types: Manufacturer page
    New layout types: Manufacturer page
    A well-structured manufacturer's page is crucial for a shop's SEO and contains crucial content for customers to make thoughtful buying decisions. With this new layout type, merchants can create and define an individual layout for their manufacturer pages with dynamically filled content and products.
  • New layout blocks: Accordion block
    New layout blocks: Accordion block
    When it comes to displaying a lot of content in small spaces, the accordion is a proven solution. Perfect for extensive but coherent information, such as on a product detail page or a FAQ page. Detailed content can be presented clearly without overwhelming the customer with information.
  • Move elements within blocks
    Move elements within blocks
    Merchants will be able to enter custom font sizes and the element options will get enhanced by a swap functionality, so one can swap elements within one block.
  • Layout by device
    Layout by device
    Currently, a shops layout is responsive from out of the box. This saves merchants a lot of time and effort. At the same time, it is becoming more and more important to create device-specific experiences to target the customer. So this provides the ability to customize layouts for common device sizes.
  • Guest session reviews
    Guest session reviews
    Every shop customer will be able to write a product review, whether they have an account or not, in order to minimise the hurdle of writing a review. Therefore spam protection will be built-in. Of course, Merchants can decide whether a review can be written without a user account, anonymously or only logged in.

Previously released

Previous epics that we've already released in the past.

  • Captcha Solution
    Captcha Solution
    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.
    6.4.2.0
  • Improve product UX - II
    Improve product UX - II
    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.
    6.4.4.0
  • Image assignment for variants
    Image assignment for variants
    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.
    6.4.2.0
  • Draft Mode for Shopping Experiences
    Draft Mode for Shopping Experiences
    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.
    1.0.0
  • AppSystem - CMS Blocks
    AppSystem - CMS Blocks
    One of the key features of Shopware are the Shopping Experiences. As we already have a lot of great plugins these, we also want to enable app developers to extend the CMS. Therefor it will be possible for apps to bring their own custom blocks based on existing elements to the Shopping Experiences.
    6.4.4.0
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