You want to tear yourself away from obsolete technologies, a shop system that fits your new strategic orientation or simply prepare yourself for your growth and the e-commerce of tomorrow? There are many reasons why you should switch to a new system. But migration may seem like a hurdle at first. Often unfounded, because with our migration assistant and the right preparation nothing stands in the way of a successful migration.

This guide should give you all important information and support you in your preparation.

Migration Phases

This guide is basically divided into three different phases. Each of these phases supports you within the migration process and leads you step by step to your goal: A successful migration to Shopware 6.

Preparation Phase

This phase is about information. We want to give you all the knowledge you need to successfully carry out a migration or to estimate when a migration might be suitable for you. This phase is divided into the following areas:

  • First steps: All the information you need in advance
  • System requirements: A check if your system is ready for Shopware 6
  • Shopware 6 Installation: Here we explain how to set up a Shopware 6 instance.


Migration Period

This is where it really starts - your data will be transferred to the Shopware 6 shop and you will also find out which manual adjustments are still necessary. The migration is designed in such a way that it can be performed over a longer period of time so that your data is always up-to-date in the Shopware 6 test installation.

  • Migration process: From the installation of the migration extension to the migration itself. Here you can find out how your data will be transferred.
  • Upgrade Guide: Here you can find out which additional adjustments you have to make in your new Shopware 6 installation.

Final Stage

This phase is relevant for you if you want to go live with the new shop. Surely a certain time has passed until then. We will explain to you here which adjustments are necessary in the Shopware account and how you can make the necessary settings in Shopware 6.

  • Going Live: Here we show you what you have to do in Shopware 6 and the Shopware account to put your new version online.