Why the migration from Shopware 5 to 6 is necessary now
If you want to keep your Shopware shop up to date and ensure smooth operation, migration from Shopware 5 to 6 is essential.
From July 2024, Shopware 5 will no longer be supported and updates will be discontinued. There will still be security updates and bug fixes until then, but it's worth making the switch now: Shopware 6 impresses with innovative technology, a modern customer experience and new functions. In order to benefit from these features and continue to work successfully with Shopware, a migration to Shopware 6 must take place promptly. - Our certified 426 team will guide you competently and safely through all the necessary steps!
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Why is the migration more than just an update to Shopware 6?
Unlike previous versions, migrating from Shopware 5 to 6 cannot be accomplished with a simple update. Since it involves a completely new basic structure and thus two independent systems, the majority of the functions need to be newly implemented or developed. A special focus here is on data migration: all existing data, whether it's customer, product or order data, must be specially prepared before being transferred to Shopware 6.
What is the process for migrating from Shopware 5 to 6?
A migration is therefore not a simple update, but a financially and operationally costly process that requires careful preparation and considertaion. We take care of all the necessary steps for you, from planning and implementation to the completion of the migration. We carry out the migration from Shopware 5 to 6 in three phases:
- Presentation: At the beginning of the preparation phase, our 426 team provides an introduction to Shopware 6, allowing you to become familiar with the new e-commerce system and its features.
- Workshop: Following this, we engage in a workshop with you to discuss your current requirements and clarify what functionalities your shop should have in the future. During this phase, we also address questions like whether to retain the existing design or utilize a new template.
- Analysis: Using a detailed migration template, we capture all the features, plugins, customizations, feeds, and additional adjustments in your Shopware 5 store. This analysis enables us to assess the implementation of these adjustments in Shopware 6.
- Detailed planning: After consultation with you, we proceed to detailed planning. We create a comprehensive overview of the required tasks, costs, and a timeline for implementation.
In the next step, our experienced developers take care of implementing the migration from Shopware 5 to 6. We maintain regular communication with you to discuss any open questions throughout the process.
After comprehensive testing and receiving your final feedback, the new shop in Shopware 6 store can go live. Until then, the "old" shop will continue to operate normally, ensuring that our work doesn't disrupt your daily operations.
How long does the migration from Shopware 5 to 6 take?
The exact duration of the migration to Shopware 6 varies from shop to shop. Several factors and features of your current Shopware 5 shop can influence the timeline, including:
- Number of installed plugins
- Complexity of features
- Personalizations and customizations
- Number of products in your shop
- Number of available languages
- Need for new developments and interfaces
Depending on these variables and the associated workload, migration can take anywhere from 2 months to 1 year. Similarly, the costs of transitioning also differ from one shop to another. Feel free to reach out for a personalized consultation and request a price for the migration to Shopware 6.
When should I consider performing the migration?
Early and comprehensive planning is an essential basis for a successful migration to Shopware 6. Although Shopware 5 is currently still supported, updates are increasingly being discontinued. To ensure that your shop continues to function smoothly, the upgrade to Shopware 6 should be completed before July 2024.